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Finding the Freeze: Locating Problem Pipes in Winter

Rain isn’t the only thing freezing in winter. If you’re suffering drips and leaks, you might be backed up down below. You might also be experiencing symptoms of a frozen pipe network. All too often, emergency services are needed to determine, locate and eliminate frozen pipes. Sure, drain maintenance, trenchless sewer repair and other options can remedy your icy situation, but a little prevention goes a long way. Below, we at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating run through the best ways to locate frozen pipework—one examination at a time.

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Do You Have a Hidden Heating Problem?

Sometimes, HVAC problems aren’t discovered until it’s too late. Whether you’re using an AC system or a furnace to heat your home, you’d be wise to check for the several warning signs indicative of faulty heating. Other than just feeling the heat, it’s possible to pin down a faulty system by taking care in noting a few of the following symptoms. Be proactive about your heating system, and don’t let problems sit by the wayside for too long.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

Home renovation is supposed to be expensive, right? Well, not necessarily. You can remodel a bathroom without emptying your bank account, and you needn’t settle for the most expensive options, either. A few techniques exist to slow the money bleed, and you can certainly obtain a top-quality bathroom installation, removal or alteration project while sparing the big dollars. Below, we’ve compiled the top tips for penny-pinching home designers—straight from the professionals.

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When Should I Replace an Aging Furnace?

Your furnace might be sturdy, but it’s worthwhile to know when it’s time to replace. If your furnace is causing indecisiveness and unrest—fear not. We’ve got you covered.

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How to Maintain Your Drains

At best, a clogged drain can be a nuisance. It can make water sit in your sink, which creates one more thing to clean. At its worst, a clogged drain can cause your entire plumbing to back up. If you are like most people, you know there is no joy in battling a major plumbing problem. To avoid both the best case and the worst case scenario, you have to maintain your plumbing.

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The Real Benefits of Fixing Drips and Leaks

At face value, a leaky faucet or a running toilet may only seem like an annoyance. Only if your home is extremely quiet will you hear the constant dripping or running, which could infuriate you. In most households, with everything powered on, you are never really affected by the sound, which helps you ignore it. However, there are real costs to allow these two problems to continue indefinitely.

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What to Consider When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

Hotter temperatures are right around the corner. If you don’t have a properly working air conditioning system, then you still have time to get one installed to beat the heat. If you are like most people, then you are not an expert in air conditioning, which makes it harder to determine which air conditioner is right for your household. Fortunately, our team at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating are experts, and we want to help you choose the best cooling solution for your home.

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Summer Weather and Plumbing Contractors

During the winter months you probably longed for the fair weather of summer when you can participate in outdoor activities rather than developing cabin fever as you wait for the ice outside to thaw. However, the heat of summer can cause its own problems. Summer weather of heat and storms can potentially put a strain on your home causing damage which requires a licensed professional to fix.

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3 Ways to Control the Humidity Levels in Your House

On extremely hot days, it may seem as if your air conditioning isn’t doing enough. Even after having your air conditioning examined by a professional, on extremely hot days, your home may only feel comfortable, not cold. In these situations, humidity is the culprit. Instead of running your electric bill up or worse, breaking your air conditioning system , you should consider reducing the humidity level in your home.

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Emergency Plumbing Services

The plumbing systems are not only an important part of your house, but also the most noticeable when a problem arises. Therefore, you expect a plumbing contractor to be quick, professional, and do the job right the first time. Whether you have a problem with ongoing flooding or a burst pipe, or when you have a clogged drain, you need a plumber who can address your concerns and make the proper repairs without causing any more frustration than the problem itself has already given you.

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