Air Mechanical, Inc Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Preparing Your Sump Pump For Rain

Monday, October 14th, 2019

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The weather here in Andover certainly took a turn. It is quite interesting to experience sun and warm temperatures one day, and rain and light snow within the next couple of days.

But this is Minnesota, so most of us come prepared. However, while scarves, boots, and coats may be ready, the question remains as to whether you have prepared the vital part of your home’s plumbing to help you deal with all that water.

Yes, we are talking about your sump pump. Read on to learn how to prepare yours for the deluge.

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Oof! Trouble With Your Main Sewer Line?

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Ick! Trouble with your main sewer line, as you might imagine can be rather, well, gross! Of course, then, when something does go wrong, you are going to want to call in a professional plumber right away! Otherwise, you’ll be dealing with a whole slew of other issues!

But how do you know when something is wrong with your main sewer line?

Well, keep reading below and we’ll tell you! We have listed some tell-tale signs of sewer line trouble… that way, you’ll know precisely when to call our team. 

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5 Ways to Tell You Need Draining Cleaning Services

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

You know that feeling when you pull a wad of hair out of your shower drain? It isn’t a good one. If anything, it’s pretty disgusting. Well now, imagine just how much hair has slipped beyond your shower drain and down into your plumbing system. It’s probably more than you can picture!

You see, things like hair, grease, grime, and other particles can all make their way into your pipes, leading to clogs and all sorts of other issues! Therefore, it is important to invest in the services designed to keep your drain pipes clean and clear! To do that, all you’ve got to do is schedule annual drain cleaning services! There are plenty of signs that suggest your plumbing in Plymouth is in need of these services, and below, we’ve listed them for you. 

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Here’s Why You Could Use a Sump Pump

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

home-living-room-underwater-floodIf you’ve got a basement in your home, then you probably know just how easy it is for water to enter the space. Gravity has a funny way of drawing water to the lowest space possible, and of course, in your home, that would be the basement.

Surely, though, the last thing you need in your life is a flooded basement, so it is important that you’ve got a system in place to deal with that sort of issue. Yes, that’s right… we are talking about a sump pump! Sump pumps are a great way to keep water out of your home! In fact, there are quite a few benefits of installing a sump pump in your home, and below, we’ve listed a few of them for you. So, keep reading to find out more.

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Here’s How We Can Treat Your Water

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Blegh! Contaminants in your water got you down? We totally understand why poor water quality is such a big deal! Let’s face it: you need the water coming out of your taps to be potable, and if it isn’t, it can certainly be a quite a nuisance.

Of course, we don’t think you should have to deal with poor water quality forever, which is why most plumbers offer a variety of water treatment solutions. There are a number of water treatment systems on the market today, each designed to eliminate specific types of contaminants from your water. So no matter what your needs are, we will be able to match you with the right system for your home.

Below, we have listed some of the most common water treatment systems available and how they can help you. Keep reading to find out more!

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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Your water heater is, if not the most, most important component of your plumbing system. Think about it: you use it every single day for cleaning, laundry, and of course, showering! Therefore, there is nothing quite worse than an out-of-commission water heater!

Sometimes, the best remedy for a broken water heater is a replacement, and below, we have listed some of the signs that suggest the time has come to invest in a new system. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! And remember, it is in your best interest to contact a professional plumber if you think it’s time for a replacement! 

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Leaky Kitchen Sink

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Whether you use it for cooking, cleaning, or drinking, your kitchen sink is pushed to the limit every single day. We often take for granted just how much our kitchen sinks can endure, and throughout the course of a day, we turn them on and off about a zillion times! But, all this repeated use can quickly create problems in the faucet mechanism, leading to that steady, annoying, drip, drip, drip, drip…

If your kitchen sink has started leaking, it is important that you contact a local plumber right away! Although the dripping may not seem like too big a deal, it can easily cause significant damage to your home, property, and your wallet! And in case you aren’t yet convinced, we have listed some of the reasons why you shouldn’t ignore your leaky kitchen sink below. Keep reading to find out more.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Hard Water

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

When you think about all the things that could go wrong with your plumbing system, you likely picture burst pipes, clogged toilets, and leaky faucets, however, there is one issue that homeowners almost always overlook: hard water. Hard water is one of the most common and most problematic issues that your plumbing system can face, yet many of us are unaware that we’ve got a problem.

Therefore, it is important to know about hard water systems and what you can do to keep your plumbing system in the best possible condition. So below, we have outlined some of the things you ought to know about hard water. Keep reading to find out more!

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Your Springtime Plumbing Tips!

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Spring has officially sprung! Birds are chirping, bees are buzzing, and flowers are plumbing! Oh, and of course, toilets are flushing, water is running, and showers are steaming!

Spring is perhaps the perfect time to take a good look at your plumbing and invest in the products and services that are going to keep your system running better for longer. In fact, there are plenty of things that you can do to keep your plumbing system in tip-top shape, and below, we’ve shared a few of our favorite tips! All you have to do is keep reading to find out more!

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5 Things To Never Put Down Your Drain

Monday, December 24th, 2018

Many of us take our drains for granted. We put a lot of things down our drains and expect that it will all just wash away without a problem. However, there are a number of things that should never be put down the drain. Certain items and substances can lead to significant blockages, which can result in some serious damage if left unattended.

The problem with our plumbing systems is that they are hidden away from us, often behind walls or underneath floors. Blockages or leaks usually go unnoticed until they cause significant damage. Your plumbing system is intricate and requires the attention of a trained professional to spot and correct minor issues that could very easily become major. There are many things that you can do to avoid major blockages, one of which is being careful about what you put down your drains. 

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