Advanced Home Services Blog

Never Delay Heat Exchanger Repair!

February 19th, 2018

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.If you’re like many of the residents throughout Idaho Falls, you’re using a furnace to heat your home. In particular, a natural gas-powered furnace. This fuel type is the most common type, given its affordability to run on a monthly basis, and the gas-powered heater’s ability to produce a large amount of heat.

However, although gas-powered furnaces are built to the highest safety standards, any natural gas appliance does come with a potential for safety hazards. We don’t mean to cause panic—after all, a well-maintained furnace should not give you any trouble at all. However, there is one Idaho Falls, ID furnace repair need that we want to draw your attention to because it’s the most common reason for a furnace to become dangerous—and that is a cracked heat exchanger.

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Do You Have a Sewer Line Breach?

February 5th, 2018

Split drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree rootsThe sewer line that runs from your home is probably not something you give a whole lot of thought to, yet it’s an essential part of your plumbing system. It’s the main line responsible for removing wastewater from the plumbing and moving it to the municipal sewer system. Sewer lines are typically buried underground in your yard, which keeps them safe from damage as well as wear and tear from the weather.

However, this “out of sight” section of your plumbing is susceptible to things that you may not even think about, that require the assistance of a Idaho Falls, ID plumbing professional. Fortunately, you can contact us for a quick resolution—we have the most up-to-date tools and equipment, and use professional methods to access your sewer line in order to repair leaks and clear out stubborn sewer line clogs.

But how do you know you have a sewer line clog to begin with?

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Are You Treating Your Water Correctly?

January 22nd, 2018

water softener tank The average home’s water supply has a significant level of filtration and conditioning it goes through before water reaches your faucets. Or if you use ground water from a private well on your property, you likely have your own water treatment system. But something many homeowners don’t realize is missing from their homes is protection form hard water.

Idaho Falls, ID water softener installation has become increasingly popular, and very helpful for homeowners. Hard water is the result of a high concentration of minerals within the water supply. To be specific, calcium and magnesium. These minerals are completely harmless to ingest, but they do a good deal of damage to your plumbing system over time, leading to corrosion and subsequent leaks. Hard water should be managed before it has the chance to damage your pipes.

But naturally, you’d probably like to know if a water softener installation really is that advantageous. With a water softener you can eliminate:

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The Problem with Dripping Faucets and Other “Small” Leaks

January 8th, 2018

blue cloth tied around white pipe concealing leakPlumbing problems of the smaller variety can be difficult to detect without the use of professional-grade equipment and experience. In fact, they almost always are hard to detect, without the assistance of a professional Idaho Falls, ID plumber.

Most of your plumbing system, after all, is hidden from view. And the problems that affect it are typically subtle to begin with. Dripping faucets and other small leaks—like pinhole leaks—are examples of such problems.

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Drain and Sewer Cleaning Done Right

December 26th, 2017

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.Drain clogs are, unfortunately, something that almost every homeowner has to deal with at some point. But clogs are also one of those problems that most individuals deal with incorrectly. When a drain clog appears in the average home, most people go for the quick fix—a bottle of store-bought liquid drain cleaner. This is actually the worst way to deal with a clog, though!

Keep reading to learn why professional plumbing services in Idaho Falls, ID are so vital to the health of your drain and sewer pipes.

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Common Furnace Problems to Watch for This Winter

December 11th, 2017

technician working on heating systemThere aren’t many appliance repair needs that are more disheartening than that of a broken down furnace—especially when it is one of the coldest days of the year. When you live in our area, it’s vital that you have a fully functional and efficient heating system in your home. To accomplish this, the first thing you want to do is make sure you keep up with routine Idaho Falls, IA heating services, such as furnace maintenance.

Next, you want to ensure that you take care of any repair needs you might have as soon as you can to avoid a bigger emergency in the future. Two of the most frequent repair calls our team receives are in regards to a furnace that won’t start, and one that won’t stop running. Read on to learn more about what’s going on in either of these cases.

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Can Frozen Pipes Be Avoided?

November 27th, 2017

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoDo you know what steps to take to avoid one of the biggest winter plumbing problems there is? As temperatures drop and we begin to see snowfall in some areas, now is the time to do everything you can to prep your home for winter—and this includes protecting your pipes from freezing, Frozen pipes can cause significant damage, since as the water freezes, it expands and causes pressure buildup in the walls of the pipes, until they crack or rupture.

Addressing leaks or ruptured plumbing is probably an emergency you’d like to avoid this winter! The good news is, there are steps you can take that just very well may help you prevent frozen pipes. Remember though, if you do have a plumbing problem, all you need to do is get in touch with a professional Idaho Falls, ID plumber, such as a member of our team!

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Prevent Plumbing Woes This Holiday Season

November 13th, 2017

brown pipe with leak in itAs much as you might not want to admit it, the holidays are right around the corner! This means that now is the perfect time to prepare your home, start planning parties, and maintain your plumbing system. Wait, what?

Please bear with us, and read on—when you have increased guest in your home over the holiday season, you increase the use of your plumbing system exponentially.

And we want to help you prepare for any common plumbing problems before you find yourself facing an emergency. Of course, maintenance from professional Idaho Falls, ID plumbing professionals is the first step toward prepping your plumbing system for the holiday season. But there are also precautions you should take to help prevent issues.

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Have you Scheduled Your Heating Maintenance Appointment Yet?

October 30th, 2017

female hand writing appointment in calendarOur temperatures have officially cooled down, and soon enough we’ll be using our heating systems on a regular basis, if you aren’t already utilizing yours daily. As a result, there are some very important Idaho Falls, ID heating services to get on your schedule. One of these is your annual heating maintenance appointment—biannual if you are using a year-round heat pump system!

There are some maintenance tasks you can, and should, handle on your own when it comes to your heater. For example, you should be changing your clogged or dirty air filter every 1-3 months. However, for service that truly impacts the performance and operational quality of your heating system, you need the services of a professionally trained heating technician.

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It’s Never Too Late to Tune Up Your Air Conditioner!

October 16th, 2017

technician's hands and tools on top of the outside unit of an air conditionerThe chances that you’re still using your air conditioner as we progress into fall are pretty slim-to-none. Still, even though you aren’t using it anymore for a few months, that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. This is especially the case if you experienced any problems this past summer with the equipment, or you did not have it tuned up last spring.

The good news is, in the absence of a complete system breakdown, it’s never too late to schedule your Pocatello, ID air conditioning tune-up. Sure, it’s usually more convenient for you to have this service done before the cooling season begins, but it’s better late than never.

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