MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. Blog : Archive for August, 2016

Service Your Heating System Now!

Monday, August 29th, 2016

One of the most important things you can do for your heating system is to see to it that it gets the maintenance it needs. Part of this means that you should change your filter (if you have a forced-air heating system) and call for repairs as soon as you notice any issues. But it also means scheduling maintenance with annual technicians before the heating season starts.

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AC Breakdown Diagnosis: The Capacitor

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

When an air conditioner breaks down, there are several possible reasons for the issue. Typically, an air conditioner shuts down completely because of an electrical issue, unless a long-time problem has finally taken its toll. You might have trouble with the compressor or a motor. Luckily, however, it could be a smaller issue—like trouble with the capacitor.

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3 Preventable Plumbing Problems

Monday, August 15th, 2016

You’ve got an entire household to think about, so it’s understandable that some home maintenance tasks may go undone. However, if a little routine maintenance can help to prevent thousands of dollars in plumbing repairs, isn’t it worth it to schedule a little time out of your routine? Mark some time out of your calendar to shop for home essentials and to educate your family on proper drain and pipe maintenance. It may help to prevent these common plumbing issues.

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How Hard Water Ruins a Plumbing System

Monday, August 8th, 2016

You might already know about how hard water affects your everyday life. Hard water, an excess of calcium and other minerals in the water supply, can ruin the aesthetics of a bathroom or kitchen, and it can make cleaning up a lot harder. Many people notice any of the following issues:

  • Hair and skin that feel dry after a shower.
  • White or yellowish spots around faucets and drains.
  • Water spots on dishes.
  • Soap left behind after a load of laundry.
  • Soap scum in the tub and sink.

And some people even say that food tastes different when you cook with hard water. For the most part, you shouldn’t worry about any negative health effects. However, we strongly recommend that you correct your hard water issues, as it’s much more than an annoyance.

Deposits are left behind in pipes and fixtures

Mineral deposits get left behind in your pipes and fixtures when your water is particularly hard. That same crusty white buildup you might see on your faucets or your sink drains could be lining the inside of your pipes, only these deposits are a lot harder to clean up.

Over time, the volume restricts within the pipes, and you need to replace them much earlier than you normally would since water just cannot get through. It can also ruin connections to clothes washers and dishwashers, or ruin the lining of your water heater.

Invest in a Water Softener

Water softeners replace these minerals with salt ions (a very small amount of salt) so that the minerals are flushed and you don’t have to worry about them damaging costly plumbing components. If you call a plumber for a water softener installation, you get a whole-home system that keeps your pipes healthy throughout the entire home!

Call MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. for quality plumbing services in West Orange and the surrounding areas and to get service from a company that believes in honesty, integrity, and hard work.

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Why Is Water Leaking from My AC System?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Air conditioners don’t actually use any water to run. Evaporative coolers may do so, but these are not common in our area, and most of us have refrigerant-based air conditioners that run via refrigeration. So when water is leaking from an air conditioner, it may be a bit confusing for you.

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