De Hart Plumbing Blog

Preventing Frozen Water Lines

  • Posted by Admin
  • On December 11, 2018
Pipes bursting from a frozen water line can be a very costly repair. Not only to replace the burst pipe, but also to repair the damage the water may have caused to the floor, walls, and cabinetry as well as creating an environment for black mold to grow. A burst pipe can leak up to […]
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Hard Water

  • Posted by Admin
  • On December 6, 2018
What is hard water? Hard water is water that contains high deposits of primarily calcium and magnesium that gets dissolved into the water as it moves through soil and rocks.  Eighty-five percent of homes in the United States have hard water. It is even more prevalent in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Kansas due to […]
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Duct Cleaning

  • Posted by Admin
  • On November 28, 2018
A main and often overlooked component to your HVAC system is your ductwork. According to the EPA, the air pollution in your home can be up to five times higher than the air outdoors and is in the top five environmental risks to public health. Household dust can contain mold, mildew, pollen, dust mites, animal […]
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Whole-Home Humidifier

  • Posted by Admin
  • On November 27, 2018
There are many benefits to investing in a whole-home humidifier. Dry air, especially during the cold winter months, can weaken the immune system making you more susceptible to catching a cold or flu virus. In low humidity, your mucous membranes, which help your body fend off pathogens, can dry out and leave you more vulnerable. […]
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Gas Furnace Basics

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 21, 2018
We tend not to think about our furnace, until it stops working. The more you know about how your furnace works, the better you’ll be at preventing and troubleshooting issues as well as maintaining operations. Home heating attributes to about 45% of energy bills paid by US homeowners. The main parts of the system are […]
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Why You Should Vote

  • Posted by Admin
  • On November 5, 2018
Why You Should Vote – Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities as a U.S citizen. There are many Americans who are registered to vote, but many don’t. The citizens who don’t vote are giving up a chance to choose leaders and representatives who will make changes that are important to them. […]
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Winter Energy Tips

  • Posted by Admin
  • On October 30, 2018
Here are some Winter Energy Tips – BE SAFE *Have a professional inspect your heating system before cold weather arrives to ensure it will run at peak efficiency *Clean or replace air filters regularly to assure your system is running to it’s utmost potential *Daylight Saving Time ends November 4, so this is a good […]
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Pre-Scheduled Maintenance

  • Posted by Admin
  • On September 23, 2018
Pre-scheduled maintenance is good for the customer and good for business.  Regular maintenance allows for you – the business to know where the problem areas are and to be able to get them addressed so you aren’t getting the midnight emergency call. Pre-scheduled maintenance plans can include quarterly sewer/jetter cleanings for restaurants or the residential […]
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Back Pain

  • Posted by Admin
  • On September 20, 2018
Did you know that 80% of adults will experience some kind of back pain in their lifetime? Some ways to prevent recurring back pain are to don’t lift heavy objects incorrectly and avoid movements that can strain or jolt your back.  Ergonomically designed equipment and furniture can help if you suffer from back pain. Here […]
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Scams

  • Posted by Admin
  • On September 7, 2018
Sweepstakes and lottery scams are on the rise.  Crooks use email, mail, text messages, phone calls, and online pop-up windows and social media to lure you in. If these fraudsters say you must “pay first’ before you can collect your winnings that should be your first warning. Never, ever share your personal financial information with […]
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