A lot of people think you only call your plumbing, heating and cooling specialist when there is a big problem. Its as if they feel embarrassed to call for a small problem. As if they are imposing upon their service professional. The truth is that all large problems started out as small minor problems that if addressed early would have averted a major problem.
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A dripping faucet is not only an annoyance but will waste a lot of money, a single faucet can send hundreds of gallons of water per year down your drains a drop at a time.
Plugged Air Filter
During the harsh Michigan seasons, you will definitely be in need of a reliable furnace and a/c unit. When your furnace or a/c is acting up, the most common reason is a plugged air filter. A plugged air filter will restrict airflow and cause your furnace or a/c to shut down. A plugged filter during heating season will not allow enough air flow through the furnace–causing it to overheat. The overheating will cause the furnace to turn itself off for safety reasons. However, before it turns off the excessive heat and lack of airflow will cause premature damage to your furnace’s working parts, thus shortening their life and causing premature failure.
Leaking pipes will not only waste money through the loss of water, but can cause severe property damage and mold loves to grow in dark, wet environments. Most pipe leaks occur at joints and can be easily fixed. If you have an unfinished basement remember the piping overhead is not a place to hang clothing. The weight of the clothes can stress the pipe joints and cause a leak.
Just like a leaking faucet, if your toilet is running (ie leaking) that means you are wasting water. It is estimated that 20% of all toilets in the United States are leaking! A leaking toilet is literally flushing money down the toilet!
Slow or Clogged Drains
When the water in your sink or tub won’t go down the drain, you’ve got backed up drain. Your first step is try a plunger. This is one of the easiest and most economical ways to clear a clogged drain. You should also make plunging part of your preventative maintenance plan. Preventative plunging will keep your drains running smooth.