De Hart Plumbing Blog

The Importance of Furnace Maintenance

  • Posted by Admin
  • On January 17, 2019
Annual furnace maintenance isn’t usually the first thing you think about as it gets colder outside but it definitely should be. Getting your furnace serviced regularly will help prevent costly repairs, night and weekend emergency calls to your HVAC technician, and being without heat until a professional can fix your furnace. With the temperature dropping, […]
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Air Filters

  • Posted by Admin
  • On January 14, 2019
You know you should change your air filter monthly, but do you know why? Your home will have cleaner, healthier air when your filter is changed regularly which may help people with allergies or asthma. Think of how dirty your filter was the last time you changed it. All that dust and dirt gets circulated […]
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Drain Cleaning Maintenance

  • Posted by Admin
  • On January 11, 2019
During this time of year, we tend to cook and entertain more which means more grease and food particles going down your kitchen sink. In these winter months, pipes are colder and grease tends to harden faster and can quickly clog your pipes. There may also be a few extra guests around so drains will […]
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Drafts in Your Home

  • Posted by Admin
  • On January 9, 2019
Reducing the amount of drafts in and out of your home is an easy way to cut heating costs. Heating is the largest expense in the home coming in at an average of 45% of your energy bill. Windows and doors, attics, basements, and garages that are not properly insulated, wiring holes, and chimneys are […]
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Household Leaks

  • Posted by Admin
  • On January 2, 2019
The average household leaks can account for around 10,000 gallons of water wasted annually. A leaky faucet dripping at only 1 drip per minute can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water a year. Only around 1% of the world’s water can be used by people which includes consumption, washing and watering plants. This is […]
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The New Year

  • Posted by Admin
  • On December 28, 2018
New Year’s Eve is one of the most celebrated holidays in the world. Here in the Central Time Zone, Samoa and Christmas Island are the first to see the New Year at 4:00 AM December 31st and small islands such as Baker Island between Hawaii and Papua New Guinea are the last to ring in the […]
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Dryer Vent Cleaning

  • Posted by Admin
  • On December 20, 2018
Dryer vent cleaning is essential for home and apartment owners, clogged dryer vents result in almost 13,000 structure fires across the US annually. There are also thousands of homes treated for poisonous gas fumes due to blocked dryer vent ducts. This can be easily prevented. Here are a few warning signs to look out for: –clothes […]
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Garbage Disposal

  • Posted by Admin
  • On December 19, 2018
Your home’s garbage disposal takes a lot of abuse. This day and age, we’ve come to depend on them in our kitchen. Some things you should never put down your drain are: –Potato peels, beans, and rice – the starch will create a glue, stick to your pipe walls and cause slow drainage –Pasta – […]
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Self-Care – Take Care of Yourself

  • Posted by Admin
  • On December 17, 2018
If you don’t take care of yourself, you will not do a good job of taking care of others. Taking time for self-care with rest, relaxation and decompressing are important life strategies. Whether at work or with family at home, it is always good practice to take small breaks during the day to re-energize and […]
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Water Heater Basics

  • Posted by Admin
  • On December 13, 2018
A crucial part to the comfort of your home is your water heater. Whether gas powered or electric powered, they operate basically the same way. Here are some water heater basics to know. First, cold water is brought into the tank by a dip tube. In a gas-powered water heater, the gas burner will ignite […]
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