Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Blog : Archive for February, 2016

Install a Sump Pump for Flood Prevention

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Spring is on its way here in Delaware County and the Main Line, PA, and that means that rainy season will soon be here. If you’ve ever woken up to a basement full of water or otherwise handled flooding on your property, you know how difficult a problem it can be to resolve. The best defense in this case, is a good offense, which means stopping the flooding problem before it starts. A sump pump, installed on your property by a trained technician is the best option you have. And now is the time to do so. Before the rains start to fall when you don’t have to scramble in front of the next storm front. Here’s a brief rundown on how they work.

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Use Air Cleaners to Get Rid of Pet Dander

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

We all love our pets. They make boon companions, there to greet us every day when we get home from work or school, and in some cases — such as with service dogs – they can fulfill a very important purpose in our lives. The biggest impediment to the warmth and support they provide is allergies, created when hair or dander gets into the vents and creates problems. If you’d like to find a way around your pet allergies, we can help. Consult a doctor about specifics, and then talk to use about ways to use air cleaners to get rid of pet hair, pet dander and other impediments to living happily with your four-footed family members.

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3 Tools Professional Plumbers Use

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

It used to be that a plumber should do everything he or she needed with some know-how and a good set of wrenches. The know-how is still there, but the technology has improved to keep the field caught up with the 21st century. Today’s plumbers have an array or specialized tools at their disposal, most of which are more expensive than laymen can afford, but which have become an invaluable part of the professional plumbers’ trade. If you ever have problems with your pipes here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, then these are some of the tools that can help.

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Why is there Frost Forming on my Heat Pump?

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

It may seem counterintuitive: frost forming on a device intended to produce heat for your home in the winter. But not only is it common for heat pumps here in Springfield and Havertown, PA to develop frost while operating, it’s the sign of a big problem. Heat pumps rely on the same basic system as air conditioning: circulating refrigerant through a closed loop that first generates hot sir (to warm your house in the winter) and then cool air (to cool it in the summer). Frost can form for a number of reasons, though almost all of them denote a need to summon a repair technician and deal with the issue.

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3 Considerations When Installing a New Generator

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Our civic electrical systems are as good as they come here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, but no system is perfect, and our local weather can get pretty brutal, especially in the winter. The solution may be a generator for your home, able to power vital systems and keep you safe and comfortable when trouble hits. A reliable service professional can discuss your options with you and perform a first-rate installation service. But before you pull the trigger, you need to make sure your system is set up right. Here are 3 consideration when installing a new generator.

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What Is a Backflow Prevention Device?

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Indoor plumbing has existed since the Roman times, and like anything else, it has enjoyed numerous technological advancements in the long years since. But in some ways, the principles remain the same. Pipes are used to carry clean water into your Havertown and Springfield, PA home and to take polluted water (from our toilet, for instance) out of your home. The only trouble is that the system works both ways… which means in the right circumstances that polluted water from the sewer can flow back into your home. It’s a cause for concern, though the good news is that a backflow prevention device can stop it. What is a backflow prevention device? Read on for the answers.

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