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4 Signs You Need to Replace Your Sump Pump

Originally posted on 03/30/2015 Sump pumps, like everything else, have a fixed lifespan. Usually, the lifespan of a sump pump is between 5 and 10 years. Sump pumps that are used more than others tend to fail closer to 4 years. Whereas...

Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Warm Air?

Originally posted on 08/24/2015 Getting caught in the heat is like being trapped with no escape. What's worse is when you think you can escape to the cool, air-conditioned indoors of your home only to find it is not cool at...

How to Prepare Your AC Unit for the Summer

Originally posted on 07/28/2016 The summer has arrived in full force. If you haven't performed any preventative maintenance on your air conditioner, the time to do so is now. Don't let this machine intimidate you; armed with some...

Importance of Cleaning Your Sewer Line Before Spring

Although it may be cold outside at the moment, it won’t be long until the spring is upon us. When seasons change, we also need to adapt our approach to cleaning and maintenance. One thing that you need to do ahead of the spring is to carry out...

4 Steps to Maintain Your Hot Tub During the Winter

With the last few snowfalls, winter is in full swing in Michigan for the season. Not only has the winter weather come, but we still have many months to go. Finding ways to keep warm seems to be a constant struggle during the winter months. If you...

Benefits of Installing a Programmable Thermostat

Do you want things in your life to be easier? We thought so. Finding the tips and tricks around your house to make things more efficient can save you time, money, and the headache of forgetting things. You should also be comfortable in your home....

Outdoor Home Maintenance Checklist for the Fall

The return to school has begun and the days of summer are starting to become shorter. Fall is in the air and that means it's time for some chores around the house. Fall maintenance can help you reset after the summer and get your property...

Cleaning Your Exterior AC to Prep it for Winter

We are still feeling the heat of summer. July was mild this year, but August tends to bring the heat. Escaping the heat by getting into a nice, cool, air-conditioned home makes everything seem a bit more manageable. Even before it starts to cool...

4 Signs That You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality

The world doesn’t breathe as easily as it used to breathe in the past. There is much more congestion and smog in urban areas. Even suburban neighborhoods feel the weight of more constricted air. This thickness of the air is true outside, but...

Post-Winter Furnace Shutdown Checklist

The weather has been going up and down and all around in the last month or so. We’ve seen snow, thunderstorms, and bright, sunny days. At this point, the snow should be behind us, with only warm weather coming for the next few months. As we...

4 Ways to Improve Air Quality This Spring

The stale winter indoors now draws to a close, and the fresh air is on the way.  The spring showers and temperature shifts can send the humidity through the roof in your home. Nature also is waking up and coming to life again. As beautiful...

How to Properly Use Your Fan in the Winter Months

Staying cool and a fan go hand-in-hand. If someone gets overheated, one of the first offers to help them come by “fanning” the person, either with your hand, a piece of paper, or whatever is handy. Ceiling fans are a great way to keep...

7 Best Tips for Winterizing Your Plumbing

The cold is here and here to stay for the next few months. Even if you got behind on your prep work, there is still time to get your home up to par for the coming cold weather storms. While you get your home ready, make sure to prep your plumbing...

Summer Air Conditioner Tips to Keep Cool and Cut Costs

Time to shut the heat off inside and get the air conditioning pumping inside to stay cool as the sun comes out. With the summer rolling in, it is essential to keep your system up to the challenge. Follow our tips below to keep your A/C unit running...

Prevent Spring Leaks with These Tips

Winter is finally over for the year, although with it being Michigan, we are sure to get at least one more surprise flurry. As the weather begins its yo-yo-ing up and down by 20-30 degree changes in a matter of hours or days, the chances for leaks...

Tips to Prepare Your HVAC System for Spring

With changes coming outside, prepare with or the changes inside. Your heating system has kept you and your family comfortable for months. Now is the sweet spot between extreme seasons to tune-up and maintain your systems. Check out our tips below...

Reasons Your Toilet Backs Up

Have you flushed your toilet only to see the murky water spin without going anywhere? No one wants to look down at such a disgusting sight. You have so many more important tasks to do than spend time trying to figure out why your toilet...

5 Common Water Heater Problems That Can Ruin Your Day

You might not appreciate how great a hot shower can be until you have to go without one, and easiest way to start your day off on the wrong foot is to have your warm morning shower interrupted by a sudden chilly change in temperature due to...

How Can a Shower Head Affect Water Pressure?

Installing a new shower head is a simple project that does not require a huge expenditure of effort or money. If your shower head has not been upgraded within the last 5 years, then it is time to invest in an upgrade. In most modern bathrooms,...

Top 3 Heating Tips During a Winter Storm

Winter brings fun options that aren’t available in the summer months. Winter brings a chance to build snowmen and go sledding. There are also dangers that come during the cold weather months. Protect yourself and your family from potential...

Common Winter Furnace Problems

It’s the middle of winter, temperatures have dropped to below freezing, and suddenly you realize your furnace isn’t working. What could be the cause of a malfunctioning furnace? Grab your blanket and read on to find out more. Check...

Frozen Winter Pipes- What Can I Do?

You turn on the bathroom faucet first thing on a cold morning, and only a trickle of water comes out. Your water line froze! If you act quickly, you can still prevent the problem from getting much worse. 1. Determine if there is water leaking...

3 Tips To Prevent Frozen Pipes

Preventing frozen pipes will help keep your pipes from bursting. This means you won’t wake up in the middle of night hearing gushing water or go down to your basement to discover an icicle hanging from the pipes. This can also save...

Why Isn't My Water Draining In My Sink

Most times, a blocked kitchen sink can ruin your day. You are washing a pile of dirty dishes in the sink, but the water does not drain, it begins to change color and starts to rise. Then it hits you that your sink is clogged and you need...

When Should I Call A Plumber?

While some plumbing issues are simple DIY's, others are better handled by a professional plumber to prevent escalation. Here are some of the instances when you should call in a plumber; 1. A leaking pipe A leaking pipe should be treated as an...

3 Of The Most Common Plumbing Problems

On average, every household will hire professional plumbing services at least once every three years. The bottom line, however, is seeking professional help as soon as possible before the problem escalates. Here are three common plumbing problems to...

When Should I Replace My Old Plumbing?

Old is gold, or so goes the popular adage. But how far does the saying go especially when it comes to the plumbing system in your home? For starters, there’s no need to replace a plumbing system that’s working perfectly just because...

Why Isn't My AC Unit Blowing Cold Air?

Lots of people have been stuck in the same terrible situation: the hottest days of the summer and a broken air conditioning unit. It seems like one of the most common cruel jokes that life can play on the modern world, but it's probably not...

Will Faulty AC Unit Raise My Utility Bills?

Air conditioning accounts for a significant amount of your utility bill every month. Through practicing the correct air conditioning practices, you can minimize the amount of money you spend on the same. Some of the energy-saving techniques...

Why Is My Faucet Leaking?

A leaking faucet can seem like a small problem at first, but if left unfixed for long, could worsen. Once the leaking increases, water losses can lead to higher water bills or cause rusting of metals in its path. Knowledgeable homeowners should fix...

Tips to Improve the Water Pressure in Your Home

Low water pressure is an issue many homeowners have to deal with at one point. Looking forward to a rejuvenating warm shower and ending up under a dripping faucet can be quite frustrating. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to remedy...

How to Tell if Your Plumbing Pipes Are Worn Out

You depend on your plumbing for all your washing and sanitation needs, and it is vital that this system function properly. There are some ways you can tell your pipes are wearing out, and we will discuss this in more detail in this article. You...

4 Reasons Why You Could Have Low Water Pressure

One of the most frustrating things that can happen in a home is too suddenly experience low water pressure. Low water pressure can make it difficult to take a shower or bath, do laundry or clean dishes, or even do yard work. Fortunately, there are...

Common Drain Issues That Require A Professional

Drainage issues range from minor to extreme, and even a tiny clog can eventually lead to major water damage on your property. While minor drain issues can often be resolved on your own, there are also times when it is best to call in a professional....

What Can Cause A Clogged Drain?

A home’s drains can be surprisingly delicate. You might not think about what goes down the toilet or the kitchen sink, but little things can cause damage over time. The following are some of the most common culprits of clogged...

What Are The Most Common Plumbing Repairs?

Homeowners are usually thrilled about their homes, until something runs amok, for instance - in the plumbing department, where repairs are required. These events can be annoying as well as costly if neglected. Some of the most common plumbing...

What Causes A Pipe To Burst?

A burst water pipe may inflict tremendous damage. In addition to destroying the piping, it can ruin ceilings, insulation and drywall. Serious mold problems might develop. This disaster could produce an enormous water supply bill as well. It usually...

Spring checklist for your HVAC system

During spring, you don’t usually have to rely on your HVAC system as much since you can open the windows and enjoy the cool breeze. Thus, it’s an excellent time to cool off your system, inspect it, and carry out a few maintenance tasks....

The 5 Most Common Plumbing Questions

Most people take working plumbing in their house for granted; however, there are certain questions that plumbers get asked at almost every visit. People who think they have a question for their plumber may find the answer below. What are signs...

5 Common Furnace Problems

Staying warm in the winter is everyone's imperative, and we will cover some typical issues that homeowners have with their heat sources in this article. Thermostat Not Working The air temperature panel is your home's control...

Why Annual Furnace Maintenance is Important

While there are many ways to heat a home today, most families still rely on a classic electric or gas furnace because these fuels and the equipment are both widely available. Yet these heating devices are particularly reliant on routine maintenance....

How to Prepare Your Furnace for the Winter

As winter approaches, the temperature is steadily dropping. The time to turn on your heater will be here quickly. Do you simply switch it on at the first sign of a chilly house? If so, you may be causing more harm than good. There are regular...

Can a Broken Furnace Contaminate the Air in a Home?

A broken furnace can cause all sorts of issues - but even one that is heating can be affecting the air quality in your home. If you are experiencing an increase in allergies, if your furniture is cracking or your plants look unhappy - your furnace...

How to Cool Down Your Energy Bill This Summer

With the temperatures rising as the dog days of Summer approach, we all turn on the air conditioning and try to hide from the sweltering heat. At the same time, our electric bills shoot through the roof.  What can you do to lower your energy...

Sounds That Signal Your AC Unit Is Failing

An air conditioner will typically make tell-tale signs when it is no longer functioning properly. Being familiar with these sounds is important if you want to keep your air conditioner functioning properly when you need it. It also helps you prevent...

When Should I Replace My AC Unit?

AC units get a great deal of work and as such it may be time to replace them and you not even know it. There are some signs and tips however that can help you tell if it is time to replace your unit. Knowing what to look for can make a huge...

The Best Ways to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing

Winter is a difficult time for many home systems and one that is particularly susceptible to winter are your pipes. There are a few different ways however that you can avoid your pipes freezing this winter and knowing these tricks may end up saving...

What Does a Sump Pump Do?

While many people think that flooding can only happen in areas susceptible to tropical storms and hurricanes, the truth of the matter is that any home can experience basement flooding under the right conditions. It doesn’t take much...

Common Causes of a Leaky Faucet

Your faucet is leaking, and the steady drip, drip of water is driving you crazy. You’ve thought about calling a plumber or perhaps fixing a plumbing problem yourself, but you just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Did you know that...

How to Prepare Outdoor Plumbing for the Winter

Fixing a plumbing problem due to freezing is something you definitely don’t want to deal with in winter. Leaks or breaks in interior pipes are bad enough, but frozen outdoor plumbing can sometimes cause problems inside your house,...

Warning Signs of a Clogged Sewer Line

A clogged sewer line is a common, yet serious issue in a household. It can not only make using the bathroom the bathroom difficult, but it can also affect every drain in the home. As such, it's vital to pay close attention to the early signs...

The Importance of Preventative Furnace Maintenance

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It is far better to take small steps to ensure proper performance of your furnace than than to wait for failure and react accordingly....

How Can I Improve the Water Pressure in My Home

If you turn on your shower and it’s barely sprinkling water, then your water pressure is probably fairly low. Low water pressure is an inconvenience in the bathroom, but it can negatively affect other area of your home as well. For...

How to Prevent Common Air Conditioning Problems

There is a variety of problems that can happen with your air conditioner, and thankfully, most are completely preventable. Today's central air conditioner manufacturers make highly durable and long lasting equipment. However, like all...

How to Prevent Outdoor Plumbing Problems This Summer

With summer fast approaching, now is the time to take action to prevent any problems from occurring with your outdoor plumbing. Here are some tips from the plumbers at Heaney Plumbing & Heating, the best plumbers in Detroit, on how to ensure...

How to Properly Clean the Drains in Your Home

If you have a bad odor, a stain or a clog in your drain you will need to clean out your drain. You should clean your drains on a regular basis to prevent problems. In fact, all drains in your home should have regular maintenance. Chemical...

5 Signs Your Water Line Needs Repiping

Are worried about the plumbing and water lines in your home or commercial building? This is a valid concern, and while many pipes and water lines are designed to last for decades, that doesn't guarantee that they won't fail at...

How Can I Stop My Pipes From Sweating?

Have you ever seen a pipe in your home with so much water dripping from it that you were sure the pipe had a leak? Yet when you examined the pipe closely you saw that the pipe had no leak at all? This is caused by condensation, which is often...

End of Season Furnace Maintenance Tips

Winter seems to have finally left us, but even though the calendar tells us it is spring, furnaces in Metro Detroit are still running during the cold nights.  Hopefully our furnaces can hibernate soon, but in order for them to rest...

How Can I Force the Air out of My Pipes?

From time to time, homeowners experience screeching or banging noises from their water pipes.  This can happen if air gets trapped at high points in your water supply.  Usually, this creates nothing more than an annoying sound with a...

How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

That slow, annoying drip coming out of your faucet is not only aggravating, but it can also be costly.  If left untreated, slow drips can become steady, which can really impact the water bill over time.  Sometimes it is necessary to...

Lower Your Water Bill With Minor Plumbing Changes

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who wouldn’t like to lower his utility bills, especially in the winter. As gas bills soar during the colder months, many homeowners find it hard to keep up with their other utilities. But did you...

How to Prevent and Repair Frozen Pipes

Allowing water to freeze inside your pipes doesn’t just prevent you from having running water. Water has the unique property of expanding when frozen, which can result in burst pipes and disastrous water leaks.   When outside...

Why Should I Have My Furnace Inspected Once a Year?

“Do I really need to have my furnace inspected every year?” is a question that HVAC professionals frequently hear. Many homeowners want their furnace to function to full capacity when they need it to, but they don’t see the need to...

Why Is Water Leaking from My Furnace?

There is nothing more frustrating for a homeowner than dealing with heating and cooling problems. If you’ve discovered water pooling around your furnace, you may be dealing with a problem that needs to be remedied before it causes a more...

Why Are My Pipes Making Noise?

Do you get anxiety every time you use your shower or faucet? Hearing a loud re-occurring noise every time you turn on your water can be a constant, annoying reminder that something might be wrong with your plumbing.   Some sounds from...

How to Find the Best Plumber in Metro Detroit

Locating a plumbing repair contractor that matches into your timetable and budget can be a real issue for your home renovation project. Consequently, you should analyze each potential plumbing service provider and research the reviews they received...

Why is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

What could be worse then turning on your furnace, anticipating the warmth and comfort it will provide, only to be blasted with cold air? Well, maybe it isn’t quite that bad, but it is still a huge inconvenience.  Luckily, there is...

Finding the Best Michigan Air Conditioning Service

The most vital thing to look for in an air and heating contractor is a good reputation.  This will provide you peace of mind when you aren't there to supervise the work.. Here are some qualities to look for in the perfect AC repair...