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25
Sep

Why Does a Plumbing System Need a Vent?

Heating and cooling vents are common knowledge. But what about plumbing vents? So many customers get caught up trying to quickly remedy a plumbing problem that when asked the question “where’s the vent,” plumbers usually receive confused stares. Most don’t even think it could be a plumbing vent issue when they experience stoppages or clogs. The concept of plumbing vents

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28
Aug

Five Common Plumbing Problems (And How To Fix Them)

(Before you read, be cautioned: prevent water damage to your home or further issues and leave the big jobs to pro plumbers at Service One.) Fancy yourself a Ms. or Mr. Fix-It? Trying to save a buck or two? Whatever your motivation may be, here are some of the most common plumbing issues and how to fix them. Dripping Faucets

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1
Aug

How Homeowners Can Mitigate Against Flooding

Flash flooding has become an increasing issue this summer. When you live in proximity to rivers and large bodies of water (like Lake Michigan), it can be especially risky in seasons of heavy rainfall. Excess of amounts of water can overwhelm drains and force sewage into homes. The US had more floods in 2016 than any other year on record:

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28
Jun

Air Conditioning: Repair or Replace?

Summer is officially here, and it’s time to have fun in the sun! It’s also time to make sure that you’re able to cool off after you have that fun in the sun. If the dreaded event happens that you come inside and it still feels like you’re outside, do not immediately panic! Clearly, something has gone wrong with your

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9
Jun

Ductwork Dilemmas That May Be Inhibiting Your HVAC

Your ductwork is a vital part of heating and cooling your home. If ducts aren’t working properly, your home will not be able to reach a comfortable temperature for your family. Varying degrees in every room and unusually high energy bills are also signs that your ductwork is not functioning normally. Especially in a midwest climate where the weather changes

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23
May

Busting the Five Most Common Plumbing Myths

Many homeowners either turn the other cheek or get DIY-happy at the first sight of a plumbing problem, often thinking “well, it’s not directly affecting me, so it can wait.” We hate to bust your {myth} bubble, but we’ve got five thoughts we commonly hear from homeowners and what they could really mean for your plumbing.   A leaky faucet

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5
Apr

Why Your AC Unit Would Benefit From a Tune Up

Scheduling an appointment to ensure that your AC or furnace is working in tip-top shape is important. “Hoping for the best” or letting the small issues slide can cause you to deal with major repairs. With so many things to keep track of, it’s easy to forget about your ventilation system maintenance. That’s why we’re here! Why are regular tune-ups

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15
Feb

Seven Tips to Keep Your Drains Clog-Free

At some point in time, most of us have had to deal with a clogged drain. Faulty plumbing lines could be the underlying issue, but in most cases, it is what is being put down the drains that is the problem. Once something goes down the drain, it is out of sight and out of mind, but several everyday items

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26
Jan

How to Keep Your Home Warm During Winter

It’s that time of year again. The weather is freezing, and any way you can find to keep your home warm is a blessing. When it comes to heating, if you take the necessary precautions and steps for care, you’ll see the effort in your home’s performance. You should have your furnace inspected professionally before the cold weather arrives and

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26
Jan

The Basics on Changing Air Filters

Air filters are a vital component to an efficient and clean-running household. When you maintain a clean air filter in your home, you benefit in many ways. Not only can you breathe easier, it helps keep your HVAC system at its peak. The one key is to know when and how often to change out your filters. The rule of

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