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

Always Use a Professional Plumber

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Residents of Havertown, PA and other towns in the Philadelphia area are used to doing things on their own. This often extends to problems with their plumbing, such as leaks and clogs, which many homeowners assume they can correct with store-bought solutions and a little know-how.

In most cases, this is a terrible mistake. Plumbing is a complicated field, and without proper training and licensing, even a seemingly straightforward operation can run into huge problems. You should always use a professional plumber to handle your plumbing issues. Why? Here are just a few of the reasons.

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Trenchless Technology Makes Pipe Repair Easier

Monday, 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.

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Get Your Drains Cleaned Before Winter

Sunday, 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 eventually burst.

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How Video Pipe Inspection Gets to the Bottom of Plumbing Problems

Monday, 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.

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Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, 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. 

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Is a Ductless Mini-Split System Right for You?

Monday, 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.

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