AW Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

How to Know When It’s Time for Sump Pump Replacement

Monday, February 26th, 2024

A reliable sump pump is the unsung hero of a basement, protecting it from potential water damage and flooding. Ensuring that your sump pump is in optimal condition is crucial for safeguarding your basement and belongings. In this blog post, we’ll explore the general necessity of a sump pump in a basement, its role in preventing water-related issues, and the telltale signs that indicate it might be time for a sump pump replacement in Monclova, OH.

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5 Benefits of Sump Pump Installation

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

Imagine waking up to a flooded basement in your Maumee, OH, home or struggling with water damage after heavy rain. It’s a nightmare no homeowner wants to experience.

However, there is a reliable and often overlooked solution that can help protect your home from such disasters: a sump pump. Let’s look at the numerous benefits of installing a sump pump, an unsung hero that can provide you with peace of mind and protect your property from water-related issues.

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Most Common Sump Pump Repairs You’ll Run Into

Monday, March 27th, 2023

A sump pump can be useful during any season, but spring is when snowmelt and increased rainfall raise the danger of water flooding into the basement or crawl space. A sump pump automatically takes care of the job of “bailing out” the house, pumping the excess water out of the lower areas and into the wastewater or storm drainage system.

Sump pumps do need some help to do their jobs which is why we recommend you do a check on your sump pump for proper operation. First, clean out the sump (the water collection pit) and then slowly pour water into it to see if the pump activates and removes all the water. You may find out your sump pump needs repairs and you’ll be thankful you caught them early. 

What kind of repair might your sump pump need? We’ll look at the most common.

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Is Scaling Really That Bad for Your Water Heater?

Monday, November 9th, 2020

The short answer to this question is, “yes it is.” However, we understand that you deserve a bit more of an explanation than that!

The thing is, scaling is a very misunderstood problem among homeowners. It is the result of hard water—that is, water with a high level of minerals in it. These minerals include calcium, magnesium, and sometimes iron.

At this point you might be thinking, “but wait, those minerals are harmless!” And that is true, partially. These minerals are completely harmless for you to ingest. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for your plumbing system. What happens is that the minerals leave behind deposits in your pipes. The deposits build up, creating clogs and other problems. Plus, they can settle in your water heater.

Read on to learn more about this issue, and give our team a call if you suspect you’re dealing with scaling yourself.

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How to Mitigate Loss from a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, June 8th, 2020

The last thing any homeowner wants to deal with is a plumbing problem—they’re often messy, they’re inconvenient, and they can lead to significant property damage. Of course, it’s not possible to prevent all emergencies, so if you have an emergency of the plumbing variety, it’s important to have a professional plumber you can call right away. You have that with our team!

Many homeowners don’t actually know what “qualifies” as a plumbing emergency, and think they’re left to solve the problem on their own. This is rarely the case, we’re always here for your plumbing emergency. But there are things you can do to mitigate significant damage or inconvenience until we can get to your home. Read on to learn more!

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Check Out Our Blog for Advice on All Things HVAC

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Be sure to bookmark the AW Heating & Cooling blog to start learning the ins and outs of HVAC, plumbing, geothermal, maintenance, and commercial.

We’ll regularly post energy saving tips, how-to’s on troubleshooting your systems, and breakdowns on even the most complex industry related terms and concepts.

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