Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Installation’

Here’s Why You Could Use a Sump Pump

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

If the presence of water in and around a property is not managed properly, it can lead to various unwanted consequences. A sump pump can protect your property and family from various nuisances and potential harms caused by water exposure. It is a device installed at the lowest point of the property to collect and divert water away from the square footage of the construction.

If you haven’t installed a sump pump in Andover, MN, continue reading this post. Here, we will outline all the reasons why your property should have this useful plumbing appliance.

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4 Things You Should Know about Sump Pumps

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Sump pumps are powerful tools when it comes to removing water from your home. If your home is prone to filling up with water, a sump pump is a necessity, but it may also be important for homes that are not inclined toward flooding. Learn more about the importance of sump pumps and professional sump pump services in today’s guide.

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Plumbing Q/A: Why Do I Need Water Filtration?

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Like most Andover homeowners, you’re probably asking yourself why you need water filtration – what exactly happens to your water that makes it necessary to install an entire new system in your home to keep it clean? There are a few things that might be an issue here and your specific circumstances will determine which affects you the most.

 Common Water Contaminants

While most homes don’t suffer from all of the following, there is a good chance you will have at least some of these contaminants in your home:

  • Sediment
  • Bacteria
  • Chlorine
  • Copper
  • Fluoride
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Nitrate
  • Sulfate
  • Viruses

This is only a partial list too – there are a number of other, more exotic substances that might be in your water. Now, this doesn’t mean your water suffers from all or even most of these problems. Many homes only have one or two contaminants and they may not even be immediately dangerous to your health.

But, here’s the issue – and the number one reason that most homes in Andover should have a water filtration system. Things change. While your home may not suffer from virus or sulfate infiltration now, it could later. Things happen to the water supply – pipes get old, things get into the water tables and chemical levels change at treatment plants.

The only way to combat these problems is to have a good water filtration system already in place. Specifically, a reverse osmosis system that can remove all of these contaminants through an advanced chemical process.

 Testing Comes First

To make sure you have the right system in place to tackle your water contamination problems, make sure you first contact someone to perform full water testing on your home’s drinking water. Because some of these contaminants must be treated with chemical infusions through pumps or special cartridges, it is important to know in advance what you’re up against. Call Air Mechanical Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today if you think you need water filtration in your home!

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Plumber’s Guide: Compression vs. Cartridge Faucets

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

If you are like most people in Roseville, you probably do not think too much about what goes on inside your faucet when you turn it on and off. All you need is for the water to flow when you want it to and to stop when you do not. But when the time comes to replace or repair one of the faucets in your home, it is helpful to know a little bit about how the different types of faucets work and what the pros and cons of each can be.

The oldest and most common types of faucets are compression faucets. When one of these faucets is in the off position, a small washer inside creates a seal that keeps water from flowing through and into the tap. But when you turn the faucet on, the stem inside raises up, which takes the pressure off of the washer and breaks the seal. That allows the water to flow until you lower the stem back down again by turning the faucet off.

These faucets are generally easy to find and relatively cheap. They are also easy to install or repair on your own, and this is fortunate because they do tend to develop leaks periodically. That is primarily because the washer inside will wear out over time and need to be replaced. This is a rather straightforward and simple process, but if you do not want to have to deal with it, you may want to consider your other option.

The other main type of faucet on the market today is a cartridge faucet. Instead of washers, these types of faucets employ a cartridge which seals to the faucet base with several O-rings. These types of faucets can often be quite a bit more expensive, although you can certainly find some that are reasonably priced. They are also much less prone to developing leaks, and when they do they are quite easy to repair as well.

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