October 24th, 2016
Fall isn’t the best season to run into a problem with your main water line or drain line. They’re located underground in most cases, and getting to them used to involve excavating them. That meant heavy equipment and multiple workers. Even worse, the clock is ticking: any day here in Wayne, PA could bring freezing temperatures to complicate matters.
October 23rd, 2016
Winters in Bryan Mawr, PA are as brutal as they come, and they can be especially hard on the plumbing system in your home. Frozen pipes, stubborn clogs and other problems are common during the winter months, and a big part of preventing them means getting rid of any existing clogs before the first freeze sets in. Food particles, caked-on soap, used toothpaste and other materials can build up in your pipes over the course of years in some cases. They could cause considerable damage if they’re allowed to freeze in the pipes: increasing the possibility of frozen pipes, which can often burst.
October 17th, 2016
Only a few short years ago, plumbing was still largely reliant on old fashioned tools and a quality work ethic. Those factors haven’t changed, but technology in our culture has advanced at an astonishing rate lately, and that applies to the plumbing industry too. Nowhere is that more apparent than with the advent of video pipe inspection, which is an invaluable tool for getting to the bottom of countless plumbing-based issues. Here’s a quick outline of how it all works.
October 10th, 2016
Frozen pipes and burst pipe rank among the most common plumbing calls we make during the winter here in the Havertown, PA area, and while we’re happy to perform emergency calls to correct such issues, we’d much rather help you prevent them in the first place. Preventing frozen pipes starts now, both with timely measures taken by the homeowner and a little help from a qualified professional plumber. Here’s a few tips to help show you what we mean.
October 3rd, 2016
A ductless mini-split system is an alternative to centralized HVAC systems. Those systems generate hot or cool air in one single location, then spread it through your home via a system of ducts. Ductless mini-split systems, on the other hand, use a number of separate “stand alone” units, each charged with heating or cooling one particular room or section. Each unit can be controlled separately, allowing you to set different temperatures in different rooms or turn off the air or heat in parts of the home you aren’t using while still running it in parts you are.
September 27th, 2016
With fall officially arriving in the Springfield, PA area, now is the time to consider installing a new heating system if your old one has bitten the dust. And while most of us are accustomed to forced-air furnaces or boilers, there are other options available if you are in the market for something different. Radiant heating systems, in particular, make a remarkable effective means of warming your home, and while the installation cost may be higher than other kinds of heating, it comes with many tangible, long-term benefits. Here’s how it all works.
September 26th, 2016
Bryn Mawr, PA homes have a lot of fireplaces, owing both to the very old nature of our community and our cold winters — which a good fireplace can help with. It’s inexpensive, effective and very romantic, though like any other part of your home, it requires periodic inspection and maintenance to function properly.
The chimney liner, in particular needs to be checked by a trained professional. And with fall officially here, now is the right time to schedule an appointment.
September 19th, 2016
Summer turns to fall this week, and in local towns like Havertown, PA, that means you need to consider the state of your heating system. Now is an excellent time to replace an old heater with a new one, when you still have time to pick out a new unit and have it installed before the weather gets too cold. A trained technician can help find the best heating system for you, but before you start your search, it’s important to keep a few key factors in mind. They will ensure that your new heating system functions at its best and is exactly what you need.
September 12th, 2016
September marks the start of cooler weather here in Wayne, PA, and while we may have a few more warmish days left to go, fall will be here before you know it. Before it arrives, it’s a good idea for a homeowner to dust off their heating system and help get it ready. That way, you can avoid any nasty surprises later in the season and ensure that your system — whether it be a furnace, a boiler or a more alternative form of heating — is ready to go when you are.
September 5th, 2016
Labor Day makes a great point on the calendar to turn your attention away from the needs of summer and towards the needs of winter, which will be here before you know it in Bryn Mawr, PA. Your heating system is usually the primary focus, but there’s more to a comfortable winter home than just warm temperatures. Dry air is a serious problem in the cooler months, and if you’ve found it troublesome in years past, you might want to address it. A whole-house humidifier is a great way to do so, and installing one now, when there’s still plenty of time before cooler weather sets in, makes a great deal of sense.