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A couple of months ago, the HVAC unit in my home started malfunctioning. The temperature inside my home soared to over eighty degrees Fahrenheit, even though my air conditioning system ran nonstop. After inspecting my air conditioning unit, my knowledgeable HVAC contractor recommended I purchase a new system. He discussed the pros and cons of installing different sizes of HVAC units with me. After considering my HVAC contractor’s advice, I decided to purchase a three and a half ton HVAC unit. Shortly after my HVAC contractor installed my new air conditioning unit, my house started feeling more comfortable. On this blog, I hope you will discover how an HVAC contractor can help you select the right air conditioning unit for your home. Enjoy!


The Right HVAC Unit for Your Home

Outdoor Plumbing Issues That May Require A Plumber

by Jamie Shaw

While not everyone has outdoor plumbing fixtures to worry about, even those who do seem to forget about them. When they are not properly maintained, problems arise that will take more than a simple fix, and a plumber may need to be called. Of course, there may also be issues with the water lines going into the house and/or the sewer lines leading away from it. Here are a few times you should contact a plumber for outdoor issues.

Sewage Backup

Any time you notice sewage backing up into your home, or seeping up through the ground, you need to contact a plumber. It could be a burst pipe underground or perhaps a bad clog that keeps the waste from flowing where it needs to go. A plumber has all the equipment and experience to find the problem and determine the easiest and most efficient way of fixing it. This issue is beyond the scope of most do-it-yourselfers and can get very messy or even cause a bigger problem if not handled correctly.

Swimming Pool Issues

While many pool service technicians can handle a  lot of the problems that will arise with the swimming pool and its plumbing, there will be times when it would be best to contact a plumber. If the pool professional can't unclog an underground pipe easily, contact a plumber. While the technician may want to force air through the pipes to push the clog out of the way, this could result in a burst pipe. A plumber will be able to locate the clog and then decide the best course of action. When there is a leak in the plumbing, it is also best to have a plumbing professional take care of it. This type of problem may require an entire crew of contractors to come out and dig under the pool to fix the leak. You want to have people who are licensed, bonded, and insured to deal with something this involved, and most pool technicians do not have all the credentials to have all this.

Sprinkler System Problems

Most sprinkler system problems are easy to repair yourself. However, if you keep having an issue that is more involved than a broken head or pipe it is best to get a professional to look over the system. You may need to reroute a few things or change the heads. A plumber can determine the best way to have the system working efficiently so you are not wasting water or energy trying to keep your landscaping looking great.

You may want to contact a plumber to find out the best way to maintain your outdoor water features. This can prevent problems before they occur so you won't have to call for plumbing repair because things have gone terribly wrong.