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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plenty of plumbing companies promise emergency services, but not all of them have the means to provide truly reliable work when you need it the most. Steve's Plumbing and Heating has been helping homeowners out of their worst plumbing jams for many years now, and we know just how important it is to take action as soon as possible. See why it's crucial to choose a plumbing company that can really get the job done.
A hot summer day is one of the worst times an air conditioning unit can fail, with many individuals seeking a resolution as they overheat. Thankfully, some problems don’t necessarily require extensive work on your end. Here's a look at some of the more common air conditioning unit problems and how to fix them.
Do-it-yourself videos have a knack for making everything look easy, but if you've ever tackled a project as a first-timer, you know it doesn't go the way they show it on YouTube. While it is possible to overcome unexpected difficulties, doing so as a first-timer is typically a long and frustrating process. Do you really want to go through all of this just to put in a new faucet?
The drains in your home carry used water out of your home and to your septic system or the sewer drain line. If you don’t properly care for and maintain your drains, they can fail, which can cause nasty water backups. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of how to properly care for their drains. Here are a few tips you can follow for proper drain maintenance:
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