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

Drain Clog Culprits

Monday, May 11th, 2020
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Are you someone who enjoys doing dishes? Is it relaxing for you or is it something you do because it is an unavoidable necessity? Whether you like to wash dishes in your sink or not, you can probably agree that one thing that is vastly unhelpful to the entire process is a sink that is clogged.

If your kitchen sink isn’t draining properly, there are a few different potential culprits that can be at fault. We want to take a moment to go over what some of the causes of clogged drains might be and also discuss how you can avoid this situation or, if your sink is already backing up, give you options for how to solve the issue.

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The Benefits of Plumbing Maintenance

Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Are you one of the many people throughout Minnesota who has been trying to cook at home more often? This is great for quality time with family, saving money, and even boosting your mood! However, it isn’t always the best situation for your plumbing.

See, the more use your kitchen and bathroom plumbing get, the more wear and tear it accrues. While your plumbing is built to last for a good long while and withstand some pretty heavy usage, it can eventually accrue enough milage that will develop into a problem. You have the ability to reduce the impact of your regular use with the help of a Blaine plumber on our team. To do this, you will want to schedule plumbing maintenance.

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What Does a Reverse Osmosis System Do?

Monday, April 13th, 2020
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A good water filtration system can make a huge difference in how easily your home operates–and how much bottled water you purchase. The right filter can allow you to enjoy water that is better for both your pipes and your access to drinking water.

With all that said, there is more than one choice when it comes to selecting a water filtration system for your home. The one we would like to focus on for a moment is the reverse osmosis system. These are wonderful filtration systems that a professional Maple Grove plumber like one from our team would be happy to install.

To see if a reverse osmosis system is the right fit for your needs, we have provided some key details on these filters to give a bit more insight into what they are and how they work.

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Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repairs

Monday, March 30th, 2020
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Access to a reliable source of hot water makes a positive difference in our day-to-day lives. Hot water allows us to more effectively wash our dishes and our hands; showering with hot water is also a lot more pleasant that bathing with icy water, especially during winter!

It is easy to see that hot water heaters are vital to the modern household–they are certainly more effective than heating up individual buckets and transporting them to the tub! With this in mind, it is easy to understand why encountering problems with your water heater should prompt a quick response to your friendly, local plumber at Air Mechanical, Inc. for repairs.

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Do You Need Sump Pump Repairs?

Monday, March 16th, 2020
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The sun peaking through the clouds can feel a bit like it is taunting us because we all know that it is still really cold outside. But at least it isn’t raining all too much right now. It is nice that you were able to get through some of the wetter weather without any flooding issues like what happened before you got your sump pump.

Speaking of your sump pump though, there still may be more flood risks down the road so while there is a small lull it is a good idea to check on your system to make sure it is ready, just in case. Much like checking your car after a long drive, if your sump pump has been working hard lately, you will want to check it for any possible repair needs it may have accrued.

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What’s Up with Video Pipe Inspections?

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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Video pipe inspections may sound a little strange if you haven’t already had this service. Rest assured, we aren’t strapping a Go-Pro camera to a flexible pipe and shoving it down your kitchen sink drain.

Video pipe inspections are a service that our team offers to help us address some of the issues that may pop up in your plumbing systems. Maybe you have a drain blockage and aren’t sure whether it is in your drain or your sewer line. Or perhaps you have a leak or damage somewhere in your pipes but aren’t sure where the issue is. With video pipe inspection, our expert plumbers can get these problems identified, located, and addressed.

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3 Ways To Improve Your Water Quality

Monday, February 17th, 2020
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The water that you use to stay hydrated and clean needs to be clean and clear too. It isn’t that a little higher mineral concentration will hurt you, as much as the issue lies in how it can impact your plumbing lines. With that said, you should be absolutely sure that the water coming from your taps is safe for consumption too!

Your water quality matters for more than one reason. For your daily living and health, clean water is vital. For the care and quality of your clothes and dishes, clean water is also pretty important. So when you notice that your water isn’t tasting quite right, or your dishes seem to have a layer of something on them no matter how well they are washed, it may be time to consider making an addition to your Plymouth plumbing system to clear up your water supply.

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Now Is the Perfect Time To Start Using Less Water

Monday, January 20th, 2020
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The New Year is the best time to make a renewed effort to conserve resources. While being more environmentally conscious may not be on the top of the resolutions list, there are enough benefits to making the effort to use less that make it worth it. One of the best ways to do this is to find ways to reduce water.

Using less water is a lot easier than you may expect and offers several benefits. Aside from helping prepare for the possibility of a drought, using less water saves on energy use and utility costs involved with the delivery of the water. And, of course, less water usage helps the environment too.

So, how can you pull back on how much water you utilize in your daily life? We have a few tips to help you do just that.

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How To Protect Your Plumbing This Winter

Monday, November 25th, 2019
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The warm days of summer are long gone and the days of thick sweaters, warm drinks and heavy blankets are here for the next several months. Our heaters are running, holiday preparations have begun, and the last thing you want to do is spend extra time outdoors.

That is why we want to remind you now, before things get colder, to make sure your plumbing is taken care of properly. Because let’s be honest, no one wants to deal with a backed-up drain or a leaky hot water pipe in the middle of winter.

Thankfully, if you do pick up on any issues with your Andover plumbing, you have a team you can rely on to help you when you call Air Mechanical Inc.

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Drain Cleaners Aren’t Your Friend! Here’s Why.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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“Gurgle, gurgle gurgle.”

Ugh, the kitchen sink is clogged again! Go get the drain cleaner, right?

But wait, how many times this year have you had to dump that toxic liquid down the same drain only to have the results turn out to be temporary? This isn’t because your drain is just a strange piece of plumbing. Instead, you can actually blame this repetitious issue on that bottle of drain cleaner.

Believe it or not, drain cleaners aren’t effective ways to clear a clog in your pipes. And when you do use them to try to accomplish this feat, they can end up doing more harm than good.

When it comes to dealing with a stubborn drain clog, you should always reach out to a professional Plymouth plumber for assistance. And here is why.

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