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

How to Detect Slab Leaks

Monday, April 25th, 2016

A slab leak would be no different than any other leaky pipe in your Springfield, PA home were it not for its location: beneath (or in some cases embedded in) the concrete foundation of your home or porch. That means a leak can often be very difficult to detect, and can cause a great deal of damage before it’s finally caught. The sooner you spot the signs of a slab leak, the better off you’ll be. Precise signs can vary, but may include the following:

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How to Boost Air Conditioner Efficiency This Summer

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Like most towns in the area, Wayne, PA suffers from hot, humid summers and while we’re still in a comparatively cool part of the year, those high temperatures will be here before you know it. Your air conditioner needs to be able to perform on a daily basis once the temperatures rise, but more than that, you need to be able to use your system as needed without it costing you an arm and a leg in higher costs. There are easy ways to boost your air conditioner’s efficiency this summer. Some of them you may be aware of, such as setting the temperature to 78 instead of 75 and wearing lightweight clothes inside. Others require the presence of a service technician to install or upgrade additional equipment. We’ve provided a list of such products and services below.

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Cut Down on Germs with UV Purifiers

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Temperature control is vitally important to residents of Havertown, PA, who have to deal with freezing cold winters and stiflingly hot summers. That means your heating and air conditioning systems need to be top-notch. But they’re not the only things you need to focus on in order to make your home safe and comfortable.  Germs and bacteria in the air can spread illness through your home, as well as creating mold and other health hazards in hidden locations. We usually recommend a UV air purifier to take care of those germs the right way. Here’s a quick primer on how they work.

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Does Your Heater Need Replacing?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Spring is finally here, and with warmer weather comes a break for your heating system. Now if the perfect time to evaluate its status and determine whether or not you need a new heater, or if your existing model can keep going. Here in Bryn Mawr, PA, we have a wide variety of heating systems used to warm our home, some of which may be decades old or even older. Since every home is different, there’s no blanket test to determine if your heater needs replacing. There are, however, a few guidelines to keep in mind which can help you make that determination.

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Bathroom Fixtures are Vulnerable to Clogs

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Along with leaks, clogs in your drain pipes are the most common calls a plumber needs to deal with and the bathroom is the most common place where they occur. Kitchen sinks usually see clogs caused by food, while the bathroom fixtures have more varied and tougher causes of their clogs. Never attempt to clean out a clog on your own. Store-bought cleansers and tools like snakes usually only do a partial job, and in any case cannot hope to match the skills and tools brought in by a trained plumber.  We’ve included a quick breakdown of the three most common fixtures troubled by clogs and the kinds of materials that create them.

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