Have you turned on your air conditioning unit recently and noticed a foul, rotten, or moldy smell flow through the vents? If so, you may have fallen victim to dirty sock syndrome. It is a real problem, albeit, with a silly-sounding name, that can affect anyone with an air conditioning unit. What Is Dirty Sock Syndrome and What Causes It?
Water heaters make up a large part of your plumbing system. They connect to all of the pipes going to sinks, showers, tubs, dishwashers, and other appliances. They provide us with the hot showers we enjoy at the end of a long day. They allow us to wash our clothes and dishes. Without one, we would be living in the
Noisy air conditioners can make it difficult to relax at home and sometimes can be a sign of a problem with the unit, which can worsen if you try to ignore the noise. Other times, simple fixes can cure your noisy HVAC problem. Here are some common solutions from our experts that can fix your noisy AC. Lubrication An air
Routine maintenance is a must when you have an air conditioner or HVAC unit. In addition to annual or bi-annual inspection by a professional, your ac unit requires the replacement or cleaning of parts every one to three months, and sometimes only as needed. Air filters need to be replaced every 1-3 months depending on how dirty they are. The
Foul smells haunting you in your kitchen even after you have cleaned and taken out the trash? The culprit may surprise you – your kitchen sink. Food particles can find themselves trapped in the pipes or in your disposal, if you have one. Another possible culprit is gas escaping from a drain trap or vent and making its way up
PEX piping is made from a high-density Polyethylene with cross-linked bonds in the polymers structure. This means that it has improved elevated temperature properties making it ideal for plumbing. PEX piping is the newest and greatest thing to hit the plumbing industry. Here is a general breakdown of PEX piping and how it compares to other plumbing options, including another
Freon is a refrigerant that is used in central air conditioners that is responsible for cooling the air. It is also considered to be an Ozone depleting agent; therefore, only licensed individuals may handle the chemical. Here are a few common questions we receive about Freon. 1. How do I know if my air conditioning unit is low on Freon?
There are a few different materials that your pipes may be made out of, some of which may require you to replace due to the dangers that they pose. Luckily there are several viable options to choose from when re-piping your home. Each type of material has its benefits and flaws. Here is a thorough list of available metal and
Most people think that they should stay indoors in order to avoid the pollutants in the outdoor air, but indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than fresh air, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Poor air quality inside your home can cause you to have cold-like symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, runny nose or congestion,
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