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Find Your Very Own Texas Plumber

Find Your Very Own Dallas Plumber

Naturally, there are the straightforward to identify continued drips from a tap that may have a damaged thread or tap but it’s the without detection leaks that, more frequently than not, will cause the most issues and cost the most re lost water, money and inconvenience. These undetected leaks will, over time, cause structural damage as well as lead to mold growth. Plumbing Repairs

There are all kinds of reasons for undetected leaks : maybe damage was unintended such as a nail or screw being pushed through a pipe when hanging a picture. Maybe plumbing joints have not been sealed correctly or pipes have simply corroded with age. New buildings tend to ‘stretch’ during their first few years too, that might cause undue tension on fixed plumbing. At least issues with new houses are normally covered by a builders guaranty.

The four easy to identify giveaway appearances of a unnoticed leak are dampness ( especially on walls ), tiny pools of water on the floor, a sour smell and or mold.

Mold could cause major health issues and will spread quickly if it’s not dealt with properly, becoming more expensive to remedy as it does so.

Dampness on walls routinely means the structure of your home is being degraded fast. Structural damage to non load-bearing walls is routinely not so gigantic an expense to deal with but damage to load-bearing walls and structures can be extremely expensive to repair not to mention involve a major upheaval in living arrangements so the earlier that issues are identified, the better.


If you need to spot any of the indications of undetected issues, you must call in an expert at the earliest possible time. Any qualified plumber or home inspector / surveyor should quickly be in a position to confirm the existence of any major problems and even if no issues are detected, paying a tiny call-out fee to a plumber has got to be worth the reassurance it’ll bring. If you have home insurance, the cost of any repairs due will typically be covered and if you’re a renter, your landlord will be responsible for the expenses of repair, which are possibly also insured anyhow.

On a final note for potential homebuyers, it is always worth paying a little additional for a full structural survey, where potential plumbing issues should be identified. Investing in such a rigorous home inspection almost always pays dividends in identifying possible issues.
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HVAC – Heating Ventilation – Air Conditioning

HVAC – Heating Ventilation – Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is a vital part for summer climates. What many people do not realize is that an air conditioning unit can also be used for heating a home in winter. Especially in places that have very hot summers and cool winters, such as Phoenix, AZ, an air conditioning unit is especially appropriate. There are a several options for heating and cooling, and the efficiency of each is determined largely by the climate of the home and surrounding area.AC Repair

For places that receive extreme cold winter weather, but cool summers, a furnace is ideal. Burning fuel such as natural gas or propane is the best option for extreme cold temperatures because it will not break down or need to be cycled backwards. Swamp coolers or room air conditioners are often adequate in climates that are only moderately above comfortable room temperatures in summer.

For climates that see very hot summers, such as Phoenix, a central air conditioning unit is the most efficient option. Swamp coolers are rather ineffective at high humidity. While Phoenix is ordinarily a very dry heat (due to its location in the Sonoran Desert) the monsoon season can bring enough moisture to render evaporative heating largely ineffective. By contrast, an air conditioning unit will cool a home even as the humidity rises, and indeed, will even de-humidify a home.

Furthermore, an air conditioning unit can be run backwards in winter. Technically, an air conditioning unit must be a heat pump for this to be possible, but the vast majority of air conditioning units in Phoenix are, and work well for this application. For a heat pump to be effective, the air needs to be cold, but not too much below freezing. Also, a heat pump works best as a heater when the winters are fairly dry. Phoenix, with normal humidity in winter hovering around 25% is ideal for this. This is because running a heat pump in reverse moves heat from the outside (even though it may be cold, outside air still has considerable heat energy), and uses it to warm coils on the inside. However, the coils outside the house have to be colder than the surrounding air for this to work. If the outside coils get too cold, ice will form on them (especially in high humidity), this prevents heat transfer, and to remove the ice the system will automatically run backwards, or in the same direction as the air conditioning in summer, to warm the outside coils and melt the ice. This is not a problem if it happens only a few times per night, but excessive backwards cycling is counterproductive to the point of the heater (since it blows cold air into the house when it is happening), and wastes energy.

But for Phoenix, a heat pump will effectively warm a house in winter and cool it in summer, making this single-purpose device ideal.

Scott Baker attended American Trade Instituted with a concentration in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration, and ventilation. He founded Air America Inc in early 2011, and also instructs at EVIT, the East Valley Institute of Technology. For the best air conditioning repair call