Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Blog : Archive for December, 2017

Your Water Heater Works Harder in Winter: Here’s Why

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

water-heater-tankWinter weather puts more pressure on your home’s heating system. You expect that: winter weather is the reason you have a heater in the first place! But you may not realize that the cold weather puts more strain on your water heater as well. Because a water heater runs 365 days a year, no matter if it’s cold, cool, warm, or hot outdoors, you may think that it’s always working the same amount.

Here are the reasons a water heater does more work in winter—and why it pays to watch out for repair problems so you can have them fixed fast!

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Prevent Heater Repair Services with Timely Maintenance

Monday, December 18th, 2017

wrenchesIf you never had maintenance done on your vehicle, would you expect it to need fewer repairs than if you had it maintained regularly? Absolutely not! One of the points of regular vehicle maintenance is to prevent inconvenient, even dangerous, breakdowns.

Your home’s heating system needs to be treated the same way as your car. Think of winter as if it were a big road trip for the heater. Just like a vehicle, it will be under immense strain and run for long stretches. You want to head off on the winter “road trip” with a heater that’s prepared to handle the work stress along the way.  

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5 Signs You Need a Plumber

Monday, December 4th, 2017

water-leaking-from-holeSometimes you know you need the help of a professional plumber. Burst pipe sending water all over the place? Yep, call a plumber. Toilet that won’t flush? Oh, definitely call a plumber. Clogged up kitchen drain a plunger can’t clear? Call a plumber right away!

But not every plumbing problem is so obvious. Some are sneaky, especially the problems that start small. The trick is catching them when they’re still small so they are easier for a plumber to fix and won’t cause damage to your house.

Here’s our handy guide to 5 warning signs you have plumbing troubles that need a licensed professional plumber to repair:

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