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How to Prep Your Plumbing for Summer Vacation

When you leave for vacation, you prep your home in a number of ways. From checking security, to getting a pet-sitter, you don’t leave any stone unturned. Why should your plumbing be any different? The last thing you want to deal with when you come back from summer vacation is a flooded home, which is one of the most costly and damaging situations homeowners deal with. Preparing your plumbing ...

How Many Times Should You Change The AC's Air Filter In The Summer?

Many people are surprised to learn their air conditioning filter is such a vital part of their entire air conditional unit, as well as their health. Changing your air conditioning filter often can drastically save you money in the long run, and prevent you and your family from getting sick due to any lingering mold or dust. These Indiana summers require lots of AC use, and it is very important to ...

Four Garbage Disposal Myths

Most people rarely think about their garbage disposal unless they lose something in it, and many people don’t think twice about its condition until it breaks. Because this doesn’t happen often, homeowners are often surprised when they learn that what they believed to be common knowledge when it comes to garbage disposals is actually a completely untrue myth. Here are four common myths ...

What to Do About Corroded Pipes?

Many variables work either alone or in conjunction to cause and effect the speed of corrosion in a piping system. Such factors include the pH levels, oxygen and chemical composition of the water, velocity, age of the pipes, and even the temperature of the water. Pipe corrosion is not related to the quality of water since even the best water may have a very corrosive effect on a piping system, ...

Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heaters

Homeowners must make a number of decisions when it comes to maintaining and upgrading their homes. Do they want an electric or gas stove? Should they have a tub/shower combo or a walk-in shower? While these are some of the more common things homeowners think about, there are some things that they normally wouldn’t consider, such as a traditional water heater vs. a tankless water heater. ...

Reasons Your Water Pressure Is Low

Consider this scenario: You’ve just bought a new home and you have spent all day unpacking. The only thing you want to do right now is take a shower. When you go to take your shower, the water comes out, but the pressure you’re accustomed to just isn’t there. In fact, the water pressure is so low it is making it difficult for you to shower completely. Unfortunately, this is a ...

Bathroom Habits You Need to Break

They always say that habits are hard to break, but in this case, if you want to protect your plumbing, you should definitely take steps to get out of those bad bathroom habits that can cause serious damage. The bathroom can take a lot of damage if people are not careful with the various things they may tend to do. Before you go flushing just about anything down the toilet or avoiding to watch out ...

6 Things Never to Put Down the Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal is one of your home’s unsung heroes. When you’re done with your meals at the end of the day, you can usually use the garbage disposal to mash up whatever is left to avoid leaving a mess in the sink. Unfortunately, there are some things that don’t work quite as well with a garbage disposal because they don’t break up that easy. There are plenty of food ...

Plumbing Checklist for Homebuyers

If you are in the market for a new home, there are obvious things that you surely have on your list to look out for and check. While you may want that open kitchen design or the big living room area, there are some unseen factors that you want to check. Sure, it’s a great idea to make sure your home is aesthetically pleasing and has all of the amenities that you want, but it’s also ...

5 Ways to Keep Your Drains Clog-Free

When you own a home, there are plenty of factors you may often consider. You clean your home, make sure your appliances are working, and do some yard work. This is all great, but do you ever think of the “behind-the-scenes” heroes of your home, such as the plumbing ? This is something that not many people consider until something goes wrong. However, it’s important to know that ...

Why Is My Water Pressure So High?

Imagine this: you go to take a shower, you turn on the water, and you notice that the pressure is too high. Now, most people enjoy a strong water pressure stream as part of their shower, but when it is too high, it can be a cause for concern. This may be because the pressure regulator is bad and needs replaced. This component is crucial in helping make sure all faucets and showers release the ...

Main Threats to Your Water Line

The United States Environmental Protection Agency suggests that an average family of four uses an average of 400 gallons every day. We use water for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. One of the main avenues of obtaining our water comes from our water line. The water line is crucial to both homes and commercial residence. You want to make sure you protect it from external and internal threats. ...

How to Deal with Basement Flooding

With the April showers settling in, it can seem like water is everywhere. If unmonitored, the heavy rainfall can cause flooding. Many homes install sump pumps to help regulate the water levels during winter. However, if you do not have a sump pump or it is not working, water can start filling up your basement. If you do experience a basement flood, it can be messy. Here are some tips on how to ...

Preparing Your Plumbing for a Brownsburg Spring

The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and it is not freezing cold. This can only mean one thing…spring has arrived in Brownsburg! With the warmer climes and brighter season, comes the time to check your plumbing. Like you did when winter started, it is important to prepare your plumbing for the spring. Things to look for during the spring: Inspect Your Pipes – The winter can ...

The Benefits of Water Conditioning

While water appears clear and clean when we turn on our taps, tiny particles of calcium and magnesium actually exist. Studies show that roughly 85% of homes in the United States rely on hard water supply. While this form of water is safe to drink, it can be punishing on your plumbing and health. Fortunately, water conditioning can help! Water conditioning is a process where the minerals such as ...

Why is My Faucet Water Discolored?

When you go turn on your sink faucet, you expect the water pouring through to be clear. We use clean water to drink, bath, wash dishes, and more. We do not expect to see our water with yellow and green tinges. While a little alarming, you should not panic if you see discoloration in your water. It is a common occurrence in many homes. However, though some discoloration may be harmless, it is ...

3 Steps to Repairing a Leaky Sink Drain

Leaks seem to wait until the most inconvenient moment to spring. It might happen when you are trying to sleep or while you are watching your favorite show. The dripping sound is enough to drive anyone crazy. Drains become more susceptible to leaks as they age. The putty may dry out, the pipes might crack, or the connection might become loose. All of these make leaky drains a possibility. If your ...

What is the Average Cost of Replacing a Sump Pump?

Sump pumps are the silent heroes who work to keep homes dry. That is, if it works properly. More common in wet climates, sump pumps are usually located in the basement of a house. A machine extracts excess water that accumulates, the sump pump also helps prevent flooding and water damage in your home. However, when a sump pump needs replacing, it can cost consumers anywhere from $100-$300 for the ...

How Flooding Can Affect Your Sump Pump

Given the rains and winter weather in Indiana, precipitation and moisture are inevitable. This can lead to extensive flooding and water damage in homes. That is why many houses have sump pumps installed in their basements. These devices help clear flooded basements of water, helping to reduce damage and potential fire hazards. However, what happens to the sump pump with excessive flooding? In ...

How to Snake Your Toilet

Clog toilets seem like an inevitability of life. This moment distinguishes the normal human to powerful ones (at least in the home). Fixing a clogged toilet can be a rite of passage for some, where they transition from average human to a handy, bathroom pro. How does one get there, you may wonder. For most, a simple plunger can get the clog out. However, more extensive jobs may require a ...

3 Reasons to Install a Sump Pump

Indiana and Ohio can accrue a lot of water from the rainy seasons. There are some moments where you may feel like it will never stop raining. Not only does the weather cause things to get wet, it can also damage your home and belongings. Many people try to protect their things by using drains and gutters, though that may not be enough. If you do want to help protect your home from water, consider ...

New Year's Resolutions for Your Home

If you are like us, you can’t quite believe 2016 is already here. It seems like just yesterday we were trying on outrageous outfits for the Halloween party. However, the New Year is here and along with it are our resolutions to make this year even better than the last. Many people gravitate towards self-improvement and building lasting relationships. They tend to focus on human matters and ...

Happy Holidays from Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling

It seemed like just yesterday that we were recovering from our food coma after Thanksgiving and now the year is almost over. At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we hope you had a wonderful holiday and have a happy New Year! It has been our pleasure and honor to help you with all your plumbing and HVAC needs this past year. We look forward to tackling any problems that may arise in the ...

Get That Plumbing or Heating Tune-Up Before the Holidays

There are many things people do to prepare for the holidays. If you’re like us, you probably have your ugly Christmas sweater ready to go. You may also spend time lighting menorahs, trimming trees, and setting up all the gingerbread cookies you are going to be decorating. However, just as important as the decorations is checking out your plumbing and heating before the holidays are here. ...

Four Reasons It Might Be Time for a Plumbing Checkup

If you are like most people, you probably do not think about your plumbing and drains unless you have to. They are like Oompa Loompas at the Willy Wonka factory. You know they are there, but you don’t pay attention unless something bad happens. But just like with anything, your plumbing needs to be routinely checked. Regular checkups will: Make your home comfortable Potentially lower water ...
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How to Prep Your Plumbing for Summer Vacation

When you leave for vacation, you prep your home in a number of ways. From checking security, to getting a pet-sitter, you don’t leave any stone unturned. Why should your plumbing be any ...
Continue reading "How to Prep Your Plumbing for Summer Vacation" »

How Many Times Should You Change The AC's Air Filter In The Summer?

Many people are surprised to learn their air conditioning filter is such a vital part of their entire air conditional unit, as well as their health. Changing your air conditioning filter often can ...
Continue reading "How Many Times Should You Change The AC's Air Filter In The Summer?" »

Four Garbage Disposal Myths

Most people rarely think about their garbage disposal unless they lose something in it, and many people don’t think twice about its condition until it breaks. Because this doesn’t happen ...
Continue reading "Four Garbage Disposal Myths" »

What to Do About Corroded Pipes?

Many variables work either alone or in conjunction to cause and effect the speed of corrosion in a piping system. Such factors include the pH levels, oxygen and chemical composition of the water, ...
Continue reading "What to Do About Corroded Pipes?" »

Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heaters

Homeowners must make a number of decisions when it comes to maintaining and upgrading their homes. Do they want an electric or gas stove? Should they have a tub/shower combo or a walk-in shower? While ...
Continue reading "Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heaters" »

Reasons Your Water Pressure Is Low

Consider this scenario: You’ve just bought a new home and you have spent all day unpacking. The only thing you want to do right now is take a shower. When you go to take your shower, the water ...
Continue reading "Reasons Your Water Pressure Is Low" »

Bathroom Habits You Need to Break

They always say that habits are hard to break, but in this case, if you want to protect your plumbing, you should definitely take steps to get out of those bad bathroom habits that can cause serious ...
Continue reading "Bathroom Habits You Need to Break" »

6 Things Never to Put Down the Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal is one of your home’s unsung heroes. When you’re done with your meals at the end of the day, you can usually use the garbage disposal to mash up whatever is left to ...
Continue reading "6 Things Never to Put Down the Garbage Disposal" »

Plumbing Checklist for Homebuyers

If you are in the market for a new home, there are obvious things that you surely have on your list to look out for and check. While you may want that open kitchen design or the big living room area, ...
Continue reading "Plumbing Checklist for Homebuyers" »

5 Ways to Keep Your Drains Clog-Free

When you own a home, there are plenty of factors you may often consider. You clean your home, make sure your appliances are working, and do some yard work. This is all great, but do you ever think of ...
Continue reading "5 Ways to Keep Your Drains Clog-Free" »

Why Is My Water Pressure So High?

Imagine this: you go to take a shower, you turn on the water, and you notice that the pressure is too high. Now, most people enjoy a strong water pressure stream as part of their shower, but when it ...
Continue reading "Why Is My Water Pressure So High?" »

Main Threats to Your Water Line

The United States Environmental Protection Agency suggests that an average family of four uses an average of 400 gallons every day. We use water for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. One of the main ...
Continue reading "Main Threats to Your Water Line" »

How to Deal with Basement Flooding

With the April showers settling in, it can seem like water is everywhere. If unmonitored, the heavy rainfall can cause flooding. Many homes install sump pumps to help regulate the water levels during ...
Continue reading "How to Deal with Basement Flooding" »

Preparing Your Plumbing for a Brownsburg Spring

The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and it is not freezing cold. This can only mean one thing…spring has arrived in Brownsburg! With the warmer climes and brighter season, comes the ...
Continue reading "Preparing Your Plumbing for a Brownsburg Spring" »

The Benefits of Water Conditioning

While water appears clear and clean when we turn on our taps, tiny particles of calcium and magnesium actually exist. Studies show that roughly 85% of homes in the United States rely on hard water ...
Continue reading "The Benefits of Water Conditioning" »

Why is My Faucet Water Discolored?

When you go turn on your sink faucet, you expect the water pouring through to be clear. We use clean water to drink, bath, wash dishes, and more. We do not expect to see our water with yellow and ...
Continue reading "Why is My Faucet Water Discolored?" »

3 Steps to Repairing a Leaky Sink Drain

Leaks seem to wait until the most inconvenient moment to spring. It might happen when you are trying to sleep or while you are watching your favorite show. The dripping sound is enough to drive anyone ...
Continue reading "3 Steps to Repairing a Leaky Sink Drain" »

What is the Average Cost of Replacing a Sump Pump?

Sump pumps are the silent heroes who work to keep homes dry. That is, if it works properly. More common in wet climates, sump pumps are usually located in the basement of a house. A machine extracts ...
Continue reading "What is the Average Cost of Replacing a Sump Pump?" »

How Flooding Can Affect Your Sump Pump

Given the rains and winter weather in Indiana, precipitation and moisture are inevitable. This can lead to extensive flooding and water damage in homes. That is why many houses have sump pumps ...
Continue reading "How Flooding Can Affect Your Sump Pump" »

How to Snake Your Toilet

Clog toilets seem like an inevitability of life. This moment distinguishes the normal human to powerful ones (at least in the home). Fixing a clogged toilet can be a rite of passage for some, where ...
Continue reading "How to Snake Your Toilet" »

3 Reasons to Install a Sump Pump

Indiana and Ohio can accrue a lot of water from the rainy seasons. There are some moments where you may feel like it will never stop raining. Not only does the weather cause things to get wet, it can ...
Continue reading "3 Reasons to Install a Sump Pump" »

New Year's Resolutions for Your Home

If you are like us, you can’t quite believe 2016 is already here. It seems like just yesterday we were trying on outrageous outfits for the Halloween party. However, the New Year is here and ...
Continue reading "New Year's Resolutions for Your Home" »

Happy Holidays from Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling

It seemed like just yesterday that we were recovering from our food coma after Thanksgiving and now the year is almost over. At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we hope you had a wonderful ...
Continue reading "Happy Holidays from Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling" »

Get That Plumbing or Heating Tune-Up Before the Holidays

There are many things people do to prepare for the holidays. If you’re like us, you probably have your ugly Christmas sweater ready to go. You may also spend time lighting menorahs, trimming ...
Continue reading "Get That Plumbing or Heating Tune-Up Before the Holidays" »

Four Reasons It Might Be Time for a Plumbing Checkup

If you are like most people, you probably do not think about your plumbing and drains unless you have to. They are like Oompa Loompas at the Willy Wonka factory. You know they are there, but you ...
Continue reading "Four Reasons It Might Be Time for a Plumbing Checkup" »
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