Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for 2016

Keep These Out of your Drains to Protect Your Plumbing

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Wouldn’t it be great if you never had to deal with a plumbing problem? While this is a nice fantasy, it is very rarely reality. If you’re fortunate enough though, the worst you’ll ever have to deal with is a small clog that can be easily removed by a professional plumber. However, sewer line blockages and major leaks do sometimes occur.

While no drain or sewer line problem is completely preventable, there are steps you can take to help avoid this type of issue. It starts by keeping certain items out of your drains. For example, popcorn kernels should never go down the drain in your sink, and you shouldn’t flush baby wipes unless they are actually flushable. These aren’t the only things that you should avoid putting in your drains though. Keep reading for more information.

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3 Tell-Tale Indications You Need Drain Cleaning

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

If you’re anything like the average homeowner, then you probably believe that drain cleaning is something that only needs to be done if a clog has completely stopped your drain. This is not the case—there are actually a number of warning signs that indicate when you are likely in need of a good drain cleaning. The quicker you react to such a need, the more time and effort you’ll save yourself. Keep reading for some common indicators that a drain cleaning is needed.

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Help! Why Won’t My Furnace Turn On?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Temperatures may still be mild enough during the day that you haven’t had much of a consistent need for your furnace. However, with nights dipping to the 50’s and below, chances are that you’ve at least turned your heating system on once or twice this past week. That is, of course, if it’s working well.

But what if you went to turn your furnace on and it failed to start up? What could be the reason for this troubling issue? Keep reading to discover the answers to these questions.

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Furnace Tune-Up FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

Monday, October 10th, 2016

In order to help your furnace operate efficiently and as effectively as possible for as long as it should, it’s vital to schedule routine preventive maintenance for the heating system. This is particularly true for gas furnaces. While safety risks are rare nowadays, they still exist within furnaces that are not properly cared for.

To help you understand the importance of regular tune-ups, we’ve shared with you below some of the most common inquiries we get in regards to furnace tune-ups, followed by our responses.

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Why Should You Enroll in Our Maintenance Program?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

When most homeowners think about servicing their plumbing system or HVAC systems, they consider repairs they may need over the years. But do you ever think about how to prevent those repair needs from cropping up to begin with, or becoming worse than they would have otherwise been? The only way to do so is by scheduling maintenance for both of these vital home systems.

At Lifeline, we’re dedicated to giving the best to our customers, and that’s why we offer our Lifeclub membership, which allows our customers two multi-point HVAC tune-ups and one whole-house plumbing inspection per year, in addition to priority, 24-hour service, no service charges, discount prices on future work, and much more. Keep reading to learn more about why enrolling in our maintenance program is vital to your household.

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Why You Need This Important Plumbing Service

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Do you need to have your sewer line replaced? Images of this job probably make you cringe and want to put off repairs for as long as possible. It doesn’t have to be this way though; replacing a sewer line doesn’t have to be an intrusive and intensive process. At least, not when you hire us to perform trenchless sewer repair!

Trenchless sewer repair, which we refer to as pipelining, is a brand new service we offer that helps us—and you—avoid the timely and expensive process of tearing up your entire yard to make what should be a simple fix or replacement. Keep reading to learn more about what exactly this technology is and why you’d need it.

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When Might Whole-House Repiping Be Necessary?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

There is no such thing as a plumbing system that will never need repairs. It’s a fact of life that your pipes do a large amount of work in your home on a regular basis, resulting in a good amount of wear and tear that can cause leaks and clogs as well as pipe breaks. In many cases, repiping is the best way to rid yourself of these problems.

Our plumbers will remove the old pipes and replace them with newer copper or a type of plastic pipe such as PEX or CPVC. While whole-house repiping may seem an extreme step to take when you have a plumbing problem, sometimes it is truly the best option. Our professionals will help you determine if it’s really time for you to have this important issue checked out further. However, in the meantime, keep reading for some of the situations where whole-house piping would be recommended.

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It’s That Time of Year: Heating System Maintenance

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Our temperatures may still be on the warmer side for now, so you likely haven’t given much thought to your home’s heating system. However, it’s vital that you have your heating system properly maintained before you actually need it on a regular basis. This means that right now—just a little over a week away from the official start of fall—is the best time to schedule this service.

Regular heating system maintenance benefits homeowners in a number of ways. And with summer almost over, it’s important for you to look ahead and how efficiently and effectively you’ll be able to keep your family warm and comfortable when cold weather does hit us. Read on for more information about heating maintenance and its benefits.

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Are Copper Pipes Resistant to Corrosion?

Monday, September 5th, 2016

One of the most common services we provide is leak detection. Pipes inside your home can start to lose water through corrosion damage, and once the homeowner has realized there’s a problem—which is typically the result of a rise in water bills—it takes skilled and experienced plumbers to locate just where the leak is occurring.

You may expect older pipes made form outdated materials such as iron and galvanized steel to eventually develop rust and other types of corrosion. But what if you have copper piping? This is the most commonly used metal in plumbing today, and it’s corrosion resistant, right?

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Do Your Drain Pipes Need Replacing?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

When you need your drain pipes replaced, our professionals conduct a service called repiping—when an old or faulty length of pipe in your home is replaced with a new one. In many cases, you may only need to have a single length of pipe or a section replaced, however whole-house repiping is also sometimes necessary.

Before you can contact our professionals to conduct this service though, you’d have to know that you have a need for it. Detecting plumbing problems within your home can be tricky—particularly because your plumbing is hidden almost entirely out of sight. Keep reading to learn more about the signs that your drain pipes need replacing.

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