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Why Use a Water Softener?

October 20th, 2014

There is no denying the incredible convenience that a quality plumbing system brings to our lives. From washing dishes and doing the laundry to brushing your teeth and showering, there are countless ways in which access to running water in your home, as well as the means by which to dispose of it, benefit you. That being said, it is important to note that there are a whole lot of things that can go wrong with the plumbing system that you depend upon so much. One issue that many homeowners encounter is hard water. This is the type of problem that may seem like little more than a nuisance, but can actually cause some real issues. With the right water softener for your home in Idaho Falls, ID from Advanced Home Services, you can nip this problem in the bud.

Hard water is the result of high levels of minerals in your water, such as calcium and magnesium. These minerals cause a few problems around the house and throughout the day. First of all, the hard water that they cause can leave you feeling less than refreshed after showering. Hard water makes it difficult to get a good lather from your soap. This is not confined to the soap that you use to clean your body, though. Dish and laundry detergent will suffer in performance quality as well. Worse, the hard water can interact with these soaps and detergents, leaving behind unsightly soap scum. With a water softener, you can ensure that your dishes, laundry, and you are all better cleaned.

Additionally, hard water can leave deposits on plumbing fixtures and inside your pipes. This is problematic for a few reasons. First of all, the buildup of these minerals is quite visually unappealing on your faucets and drains. Secondly, it can lead to issues with drainage and your plumbing system as a whole, including different appliances which work in conjunction with your pipes.

A water softener may be the right option for you if you have issues with hard water in your home. Just remember that it is important that you work with a professional plumber if you hope to resolve your problem entirely. If you think that you may need a water softener to improve water quality in your house, call the pros at Advanced Home Services today.

Signs That You Need a Humidifier

October 13th, 2014

There are a lot of ways in which your indoor air quality can suffer. It can be a bit more difficult to realize that there are problems with your indoor air quality than it is to notice that temperatures in your home are uncomfortable. Make no mistake about it, though: the quality of the air in your home is every bit as important to your overall comfort as the temperature is. That is why you may find yourself in need of the services that only a skilled indoor air quality specialist can provide. One common IAQ issue that many homeowners encounter is very dry air in their homes. To solve this problem, a whole house humidifier in Idaho Falls, ID is your best bet.

Before you can schedule your humidifier installation service, of course, you must first recognize that the air in your home is too dry to begin with. Fortunately (so to speak), there are a number of early warning signs that can alert you to the situation. One of the most obvious is the impact that dry air can have on your body. You may suffer from dry, itchy skin as a result of dry air. Sore throats may be common, and you could even encounter frequent bloody noses. Humidifying the air to proper levels can help to resolve such problems.

Very dry air can have just as negative an effect on your home as it may your body, of course. If the air is dry, your wallpaper may peel away from the wall and your paint may chip. It is even possible for wooden fixtures and floorboards to splinter and crack if the problem is pervasive enough. Because of this, a whole-house humidifier can actually protect your property as much as it can your comfort.

Of course, it is necessary that you schedule your whole-house humidifier installation with a qualified technician. These devices are installed directly into your HVAC system, unlike portable models. To learn more about the benefits of using a humidifier in Idaho Falls, ID, or to schedule humidifier services, just give the exceptional staff at Advanced Home Services a call today.

Why Consider Using a Tankless Water Heater?

October 6th, 2014

One of the greatest luxuries that we enjoy as modern homeowners is a steady supply of hot water for use throughout the home. From washing up at the end of a long day to doing the dishes and cleaning your linens, your water heater is in high demand. That is precisely why it is so important that you choose the right water heater for your home and specific demands. There are a number of water heaters available on the market today. While there is no “best” water heater, of course, there is one best suited to your preferences and usage habits. One well-worth your consideration is the tankless water heater. To determine if a tankless water heater in Idaho Falls, ID is the right option for you, just call the pros at Advanced Home Services.

To understand the benefits of a tankless water heater, it is necessary to understand the operation of such systems. As you have probably figured out, tankless water heaters manage to heat the water that you need without the use of a storage tank. This has earned them the alternate moniker of “on-demand” water heaters. When you call for hot water at a point of use in your home, it passes through the tankless water heater and is heated along the way. The elimination of the storage tank can benefit you in a few different ways.

First of all, tankless water heaters are much smaller than storage tank models, allowing them to be tucked away in small closets and similarly tight locations. Plus, you won’t have to worry about the standby energy loss that tank style water heaters are subject to. When you maintain a reservoir of hot water at the ready, it is inevitable that some of that heat will go to waste. This means that you must pay to replace the lost energy. This is not the case with a tankless water heater, which means that the use of such a system can boost energy efficiency in your home.

To discuss the installation of a tankless water heater in Idaho Falls, ID, give Advanced Home Services a call. We are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whichever water heater you decide upon, know that we will install and service that system expertly. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.

Why Schedule Professional Drain Cleaning?

September 29th, 2014

At first glance, you may not think that slow moving or clogged drains are really that serious of a problem. Don’t be fooled, though: drain clogs are much more than a minor nuisance, and pervasive issues with clogged drains demand the skill and expertise of a professional to resolve entirely. There are a number of products and methods that you may use in order to clean your drains on your own, or, at least, to attempt to. If you really want your drains cleaned effectively and responsibly, though, you are wise to schedule professional drain cleaning in Idaho Falls, ID. In order to do so, you need only give the professional plumbers at Advanced Home Services a call.

While you may not think too much of a clogged drain at first, keep in mind the fact that there is a delicate balance of pressure in your plumbing system. Depending on where the clog is, as well as the severity of the clog, it is possible for it to upset this balance of pressure, which can result in serious operational problems and even damages to your pipes. The trouble with DIY attempts at cleaning your drains is the fact that, like it or not, you are likely going to leave parts of the clog behind.

Harsh chemical cleaners may be able to remove parts of the clog, but the pieces they leave behind will waste no time in building themselves back up. You are essentially pouring money down the drain. And yes, you can buy a drain snake at the hardware store: however, you are as likely to force it through a clog, opening up a hole while leaving material on the surface of the pipe, as you are to actually remove it effectively.

A professional plumber not only has the right tools to clean your drains thoroughly, but also the expertise to use those tools with precision. Schedule your professional drain cleaning in Idaho Falls, ID with Advanced Home Services today to enjoy the exceptional performance that you deserve from your drains. We can inspect your pipelines with specialized equipment, and we can use hydro jetting technology to blast blockages into oblivion. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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September 2nd, 2014

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