By Tanna M. Friday, Sponsored Content
Spring is here. Now is the time to weed out the dust bunnies, check for winter plumbing damage, and get your HVAC system ready for the warm weather. Some home maintenance tasks are perfect for DIY enthusiasts, while a trained and certified professional is the best choice for other jobs.
HVAC 911 and Plumbers 911 is a contractors go-to service that employs highly trained, highly trained service technicians who have gone through a rigorous training and qualification process and can be depended on to get the job done. All of our affiliated contractors are fully insured, bonded and licensed.
Technicians are able to help you with your heating and air conditioning needs, whether it’s fixing an existing problem or replacing a unit. Other departments provided air conditioning, boiler, furnace and heat pump maintenance. Plus, 911 plumbers are capable of handling any plumbing need, whether it’s fixing an existing problem or replacing a plumbing fixture. Other services provided include bathroom and kitchen renovations, gas line solutions, outdoor kitchens and showers, plumbing fixtures and sub-metering. Whatever your needs, CVC 911 and Plombiers 911 will refer you to a reliable contractor who is there to help you.
Quick tips for maintaining HVAC and plumbing equipment
Chances are your home’s mechanical systems are showing signs of neglect after a long winter of pumping out heat and hot water. Spring is the perfect time to service your air conditioning and plumbing systems so they’re ready for a busy summer. Put these tasks on your to-do list and be prepared to hire a seasoned professional when DIY projects aren’t your strength.
- Inspect for leaks. After the temperamental Alabama winter, it’s wise to check the integrity of the pipes and fixtures inside your home. Boiler systems, pipes and water heaters can develop small leaks that can affect system efficiency or major leaks that put homes at risk of water damage. Leaks aren’t always visible, so look for damp spots on floors and drywall, and don’t overlook musty or mildew smells. Leaky boiler systems and hidden pipes create a hissing sound when air bubbles form. Cracked toilet joints can cause wood to rot and mold to grow in the subfloor. If you suspect an Andy-type leak in your water heater or plumbing parts, turn off the power to your home and immediately call Plumbers911 today at (205) 858-9589.
- Upgrade HVAC filters. Dirty filters slow airflow and increase utility bills. Basic fiberglass replacement filters are the cheapest on the market, but worth paying a little extra. Quality filters can better protect heating and air conditioning equipment and improve indoor air quality. Disposable electrostatic filters improve IAQ by trapping tiny particles. High Efficiency Particulate Filters (HEPA) provide best-in-class filtration and are recommended for occupants with asthma and respiratory conditions. Changing filters and cleaning coils will add life to your system and save you money in the long run. If you need a professional, call HVAC 911 at (205) 551-0989.
- Have boilers and water heaters inspected. You may be used to flushing your conventional water heater tank, but it’s a good idea to hire a professional to inspect the unit’s temperature valve, water tank, and electrical connections. . Tankless water heaters can develop scale buildup or have dirty water filters at the end of winter, which impairs performance and reduces efficiency. Plumbers 911 can assign a technician who can check for these and other types of problems during your maintenance check.
- Draining sump pumps. Use a wet/dry vacuum or utility pump to vacuum standing water from submersible sumps; then remove dirt, gravel and debris buildup. This simple gesture extends the life of your sump pump and increases its efficiency during spring storms and runoff collection. Plumbers 911 technicians can fix sump pump problems that go beyond these basic steps. The average lifespan of sump pumps is 10 years, so aging units should be inspected as they approach their decade.
- Don’t send too many cleaners down the drain. We have therefore caught your attention. Plumbing is very important for everyone’s safety, as has been the recent focus on cleanliness. We are now disinfecting more than ever; however, there is one thing that needs to be considered – plumbing drain systems need bacteria. With large quantities of soaps and disinfectants sent down the drain, problems can arise and multiply. While cleaning is good for health and home surfaces, flushing cleaners down the drain does not improve quality. Proper plumbing installation and maintenance by licensed professionals helps ensure that you and your family are safe from the bacteria in the pipes we need to do the dirty work.
With the sudden increase in utilities, paying close attention to small drips, leaks, and leaky toilets will save a lot of money in the long run. Plumbers911 can provide you with service on everything from small leaks to major repairs. Also, while preparing for the hot days ahead and the need for cooler air, get ahead of the crowds and service your cooling system now, to avoid problems during the hottest part of the season. season. HVAC911 will provide basic inspections and service or complete changes and upgrades.
Call HVAC 911 (205) 551-0989 or Plumbers 911 (205) 858-9589 today and schedule an exam.