Posted on 1/13/2020 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
Your home’s sump pump is a critical component of its plumbing system and one you must maintain—especially if your area is prone to substantial snowmelt. Your home’s sump pump functions to remove water that accumulates around the foundation of your home, and without it, you could find yourself with a flooded crawl space or basement.
Posted on 1/8/2018 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
One of the reasons homeowners install appliances without the help of a professional is so that they’ll save money. While this may be true in one sense, you’re still better off hiring a Steve’s Plumbing & Heating technician to install the appliance for you. A professional installation can ensure that the machine is implemented into your electrical system according to building codes, industry standards, and manufacturer specifications. Adhering to all three will keep your house safe while you are using any appliance.
Posted on 12/18/2017 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
When the temperature falls in Minnesota, it’s time for you to reboot your HVAC system to keep your home warm for the winter months ahead. Before it gets too cold, Steve’s Plumbing & Heating can help you go down your checklist to make sure the entire system is working as it should. Our certified heating and cooling contractors can identify any issues that may be plaguing your boiler or furnace and fix we get too deep into winter. Here are some of the problems we look for:
Posted on 3/20/2017 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
Sump pumps. If you own a home that has one, chances are that you've at least heard that term bantered around before. It's also likely, though, that you haven't had many interactions with it or even thought about it since you bought your home.
Posted on 3/13/2017 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
Your home’s insulation might protect the walls, but it’s susceptible to moisture damage. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners don’t think about their insulation until it’s too late. But drips and leaks—when left unchecked—can cause a lot of damage. Below, we’re covering the best ways to protect your insulation, from the ground up.
Posted on 3/6/2017 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
Energy is a necessity, and it shouldn’t be wasted. You might not realize your utility bill’s steady increase before it’s too late. In many cases, the water heater can be blamed. If you’re dealing with a high gas, electric or water bill—watch out. Your water heater might be behind the efficiency problem. Check out these cost-saving water heater tricks:
Posted on 2/13/2017 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
When it comes to a running toilet, many homeowners ignore it. They consider it a little problem they’ll get to eventually. However, a running toilet is a costly problem that should never be ignored. If you have a leaky toilet, then there are real cost to you each month and real cost to the environment each day.
Posted on 1/23/2017 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
Americans have a can-do attitude when it comes to home repairs. Although that’s a nice attitude to have, some DIY projects fail. In fact, a recent study from Esurance highlights that over half of the Millennials surveyed had to file a home insurance claim following a failed DIY project.
Toilet installs are home projects that may seem simple enough to DIY, but they can go terribly wrong. In fact, a faulty DIY toilet install can lead to more problems and cost you more money than you anticipate.
Posted on 12/12/2016 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
Home repairs add to the cost of owning a home. To make matters worse, you often need home repairs when you least expect it. Although there are some home repairs you can delay, plumbing issues can't be delayed. In fact, our team at Steve’s Plumbing offers emergency plumbing services because water leaks and busted pipes can lead to other home damage, including the following problems.
Posted on 12/5/2016 4:00 AM By Steve's Plumbing
A water heater is an essential component of enjoying your home. By providing you with hot water, you don’t have to worry about water contamination. You also have the joy of having hot water when you need it. But, what if your water heater stops working? How do you choose a replacement?
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