Posted on 11/18/2019 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
If you own a vintage home, there’s a good chance you’re still heating your house with an old fashioned boiler system. While you might think your system may be outdated and in need of replacement, boilers—when properly maintained—can last up to 50 years or longer. They’re typically more energy-efficient than furnaces and produce a tremendous amount of heat, which is perfect for our frigid Wisconsin winters. Rather than replacing your older heating system, take the necessary steps to make sure it stands the test of time. How can you do that? It all boils down to taking proper care of your boiler on a regular basis. Below, the experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explain what you can do to maintain your boiler properly.
Posted on 11/11/2019 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
If you’re looking to upgrade your heating system before winter strikes, you’re almost out of time! When it comes to heating your home, you have a couple of options: a furnace or a heat pump. Which one should you choose? Is one better than the other? At Steve’s Plumbing and Heating, we get a lot of questions from homeowners who aren’t sure which heating option is best suited to their home. We’ve put together this brief breakdown of the differences between a heat pump and a furnace and what you should consider when making your decision.
Posted on 11/4/2019 6:59 AM By Steve's Plumbing
Tossing things down the drain when you’re in a hurry might seem convenient—after all, if it goes down, it’s basically like throwing it away, right? Wrong. When you toss the wrong things down your drain, they can get caught in your plumbing, potentially contributing to severe clogs. At Steve’s Plumbing and Heating, it’s our job to keep your plumbing functioning as efficiently as possible. To help you keep your pipes in top form, we’ve put together this list of eight things you should never put down your drains. Take a look.
Posted on 10/21/2019 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
Winter is quickly approaching, which means you don’t have much time to get your plumbing ready for cold weather. In Wisconsin, we all know just how damaging freezing temperatures can be to our pipes. However, you can save yourself from a springtime plumbing disaster by taking the appropriate preventative measures. The experts at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating explain what you can do to help ensure your pipes stay in tip-top condition year-round.
Posted on 10/14/2019 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
Everyone knows that winter is cold and flu season, and spring is allergy season, right? But what if we told you that winter can often make your allergies worse? You know that stuffy nose you always get? Or how about the itchy, dry eyes that plague you all winter long? While you may have assumed the common cold was causing your symptoms, chances are your allergies were to blame. What’s causing your worsened allergy symptoms during winter? The experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explain.
Posted on 10/7/2019 12:16 PM By Steve's Plumbing
Winter weather is notorious for sapping your skin of its much-needed moisture. Harsh winds, sub-zero temperatures, and dry air can really do a number on your skin over the span of our snowy months here in Wisconsin. And while slathering yourself in lotion multiple times a day might be a quick fix, what your skin (and nasal passages, lips, and eyes) really need is more moisture in the air. How can you achieve that? With a permanent humidifier inside your home! The professionals at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explain what humidity control is and how it can benefit you and your family.
Posted on 9/23/2019 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
Have you been hearing strange gurgling noises coming from your sink or bath? How about unusual banging or vibrations when you shut your water off? If this sounds familiar, you likely have a plumbing problem in need of attention. Plumbing system wear-and-tear is completely normal, and as your system ages, you may start noticing intermittent, unusual sounds. It’s highly important that you address these noises as soon as you hear them to avoid more costly future repairs. Today, the experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating are here to educate you on the most common plumbing noises and what they can indicate.
Posted on 9/16/2019 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
Autumn is almost here, and that means that winter is just around the corner. In Wisconsin, we all know how important it is to be prepared for the brutal cold of the winter season. But, while we’re still out basking in the warm sunshine, our homes’ heating systems are the least of our worries. A well-maintained heating system is key to staying comfortable during the long winter season, so don’t skip your autumn preparations. To help you prepare for winter, our experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating discuss how to get your system ready for the frigid days ahead.
Posted on 9/9/2019 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
Drip, drip, drip—the sound of your hard-earned dollars going straight down the drain. That annoying dripping faucet doesn’t just raise your utility bill; it could end up causing damage to your home, too. If you’ve noticed a consistent drip from any of the faucets throughout your home, it’s important to address the issue before it gets out of hand. What can happen when you ignore that bothersome drip for too long? The plumbing professionals at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating discuss the consequences below.
Posted on 8/26/2019 11:25 AM By Steve's Plumbing
It's one of the worst things a homeowner can experience, but there are quite a few things you can do to prevent serious damage to your home (and income) in the event your water heater tank breaks. Thankfully, we're not only make the situation considerably less stressful, but walk you through the steps so you can rebound as soon as possible. Here's a look at what to do in the event your water heater tank breaks.