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Commercial Restoration Services: What to Expect

Are you in the process of getting commercial services? Find out what goes into the process and what to expect now from commercial plumbing! When floods happen, or even a small water leak in plumbing, the restoration process can be daunting in commercial spaces. It is never a good thing when it occurs in your home or business, but putting buildings back together can be challenging when having to keep commercial services running for tenants. Choosing the right commercial restoration services...

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What is Residential Plumbing

Residential plumbing covers a vast array of residential services for the home. From the water and drain lines to natural and propane gas, wall heating systems, water heaters, and every fixture in the home, plumbers train for years to be able to provide service and repair residential plumbing systems. Fresh Water Fresh water lines are one of the most common aspects of residential plumbing. When the plumbing systems are installed and maintained properly, homeowners enjoy water coming into their home so...

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What is Commercial Plumbing?

When speaking about the plumbing industry, there are two major differences in types of plumbing: new construction and service & repair. Both new construction and service & repair plumbing can be applied to different types of properties, typically commercial or residential. Commercial plumbing relates to buildings such as hospitals, hotels, small and large businesses, multi-family units, high-rise office, and residential spaces. While plumbing typically functions the same in commercial, business, and residential spaces, there are vast differences in plumbing use,...

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Do Water Filters Remove Lead?

Of course lead is very harmful when ingested, but how can it be avoided in our water? Learn how water filtration systems remove lead and prevent lead exposure here! With events in Flint, Michigan and many other areas across our nation, lead in potable, unfiltered water is a big concern for many homeowners. In San Diego, even though we have less than desirable water (San Diego is ranked 9th in the nation), our water is not heavily affected by lead and...

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Residential Water Damage Restoration: What to Expect

Water and flood damage are never convenient, but with preparation and the right residential services and restoration experts, it can be a smooth process.   No matter what the cause of water damage is in the home, it is important to move quickly. The more time a homeowner waits in the beginning of the restoration process, the higher the costs and potential dangers will be. Residential Water Damage Restoration Homeowners can take one of three first steps when discovering leaks and/or floods...

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Residential HVAC System Components

When homeowners think about their residential HVAC systems, they think about the comfort of heating and cooling during extreme weather. However, heating & cooling systems not only do more than heat and cool a home, but they also provide air quality, air circulation and are large mechanical systems that require many components to function properly. What Does HVAC Stand For? HVAC is a term applied to the entire heating & air conditioning system. HVA stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air...

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When to Replace HVAC System

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning make up the components of an HVAC system. They create comfort and increase the quality of our indoor air. But, like any appliance or mechanical equipment, they do not last forever. Maintaining your HVAC equipment is important and homeowners often ask when to replace an HVAC system. During the hotter summer months, homeowners also look for the benefit and possibility of simple air conditioning repair versus a new A/C to save on costs. How Long...

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Why HVAC is Important?

When homeowners think of HVAC systems and the HVAC industry, they are likely to think of heating and cooling first. Heating and cooling provide immediate and tangible comfort and are the most talked about components of an HVAC system. What Does V Stand For? The “V” in HVAC is for ventilation. It is a major, and perhaps the most important, part in all HVAC systems. But first, let’s talk about the comfort in HVAC. Comfort Why HVAC is important will differ in each...

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How Often Should Hvac be Serviced?

HVAC maintenance is the most important thing a homeowner can do to prolong the life of their system. But what is HVAC, and how does maintenance help? What is HVAC HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. Heating and air conditioning are pretty straightforward and the comfort that homeowners seek when installing a new system. Ventilation is the proper air circulation for your HVAC system and should be something you discuss with your HVAC professional during new installations and routine maintenance....

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Commercial Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

What components must facilities managers and business owners think about when ensuring they are maintaining their commercial space plumbing? Managing large commercial buildings require a team of individuals and attention to numerous variables form occupied space to utility usage, interior and exterior consideration, and countless maintenance items. Most facilities managers also have their own maintenance staff, but require quality commercial plumbers to be available to help maintain the building’s plumbing at its optimal level. Having a dedicated company like Bill Howe...

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