Winter can be one of the most beautiful times of the year, but being cold makes it nearly impossible to enjoy. Thankfully, man has created efficient HVAC equipment designed to keep us warm on even the most frigid days. The majority of U.S. homes are heated by either a furnace or a boiler. But, what are the differences between them? Being informed on the matter is very valuable to any homeowner when choosing the type of heating system that best suits their needs.
We may have had a few intense rain storms recently, but as the summer wears on and temperatures rise, the ground will begin to dry up and root invasion season will officially begin! Prepare yourself for the dangers of root invasion and call Four Seasons master plumbers.
Thirty years ago, there was really only one choice when it came to pipes for your plumbing system. Copper was king and it seemed nothing could dethrone it. However, as times change and technologies become more sophisticated, standard practices and processes that we once thought supreme become at times obsolete. While copper is no longer king, it hasn't been completely dethroned and discarded into the heap with all our VCR's and 8-Track players. Copper piping still has its place and the licensed plumbers at Four Seasons utilize both copper and, the new contender, PVC piping in their plumbing projects.
The most common problems in the plumbing world are simple clogs and leaks. We see them all the time, and there aren't any surefire ways to prevent them. So, as a result, our master plumbers fix these issues almost everyday in our customer's homes. However, the third most common issue happens almost as frequently, but is not common knowledge for the average consumer. This issue is called, the Water Hammer. Each time you turn off the flow of water, the ding of a hammering noise reverberates throughout your pipes and plumbing system. The problem won't fix itself, and this constant ding-ding grows from an annoyance to an unbearable nuisance or worse.
Most plumbing problems are obvious. The toilet is clogged. The water heater won't work. My basement is filling with sewage! While these are all substantial problems with your home, at least you are immediately aware of them. A leaky pipe is a slow, sneaky problem; a problem that festers and builds into a looming disaster. Furthermore, this leaky pipe could be anywhere in your home; in your walls, your floors, your ceilings, this leaky pipe drips away. Luckily, there are some warning signs to pay attention to that will signify (and could locate) the leak.
Four Seasons is committed to saving YOU money! While heating and cooling accounts for roughly half of your energy costs, another large segment of your utility bills is the money spent on water. While we could tell you all the common ways to cut down on your water use, such as a low flow shower-head, efficient toilet, or keep the sink off while brushing your teeth, you've probably heard all those suggestions a hundred times. Instead, we're going to describe some easy and unconventional ways to save water without impacting your lifestyle.