House Call Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Williamsburg’

What Is Your Toilet Telling You?

Monday, May 6th, 2019
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The toilet in your home is not the most complex piece of equipment that you own. You use it, you flush it, occasionally—maybe not as frequently as you should, but occasionally—you clean it. That’s about it, right? Well, sure. Until you run into problems with your toilet. Then it becomes quite clear, quite quickly, that this whole toilet situation can be a bit more complicated than you realized. Don’t worry, we’ve got some information to share with you.

While it is true that most scenarios will require professional plumbing services in Williamsburg, VA, there are actually a few toilet issues that you can handle on your own. At least, there are a few fixes you can investigate before you call in the professional plumbers on our team. The moment you suspect that there is no quick fix, however, you should pick up the phone. Don’t cause serious problems with your toilet or your plumbing system in general.

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Plumbing FAQ: What’s That Smell?

Monday, December 18th, 2017

drainWe are not here to tell you just how important your plumbing system is in your day to day life. Assuming that you have indoor plumbing at all, then you are already well aware of how much more convenient, hygienic, and comfortable your life is than it otherwise could be in the absence of such a system. That being said, we will be using today’s post to highlight the fact that any problem with your plumbing system could seriously, and negatively, affect your life.

The “good” news here, if you can really call it that, is that many plumbing problems are going to present you with some pretty clear evidence that something is amiss. One such warning sign is a foul odor coming from your drains or around your property. As is the case with most problems in life, there is more than one potential cause of such odors. Here are a few reasons that you may have odorous plumbing in Williamsburg.

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Plumbing FAQ: What Is Hydro Jetting?

Monday, November 20th, 2017

drainWhen it comes to plumbing in Williamsburg, you may think first and foremost of the faucets and fixtures that distribute water throughout your home. Obviously, this supply side of the plumbing system is incredibly important. It is also only one half of the whole picture. The other half is the drainage side of your plumbing system. Your drain and sewer system plays a vital role in your day to day life, and you cannot afford to take any chances with its overall operation.

Okay, so what type of problems do you expect to encounter with your drain and sewer system? If you said “slow-moving, backed up drains and clogs,” then you have a good idea of what issues to expect. Now, what do you do about them? If your answer doesn’t start with calling us to schedule service, then you need to reconsider your position. We offer hydro jetting services designed to leave your drains and sewers clean and clear.

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Plumbing Tip: Detecting Gas Leaks

Monday, October 9th, 2017

gas-range-burnersNatural gas is one of the most commonly used and highly regarded fuel sources available here in the United States. This should really come as no surprise when you consider that natural gas is quite affordable and extremely convenient. It burns efficiently, and the fact that it is largely a domestic product means that it is not as subject to the volatility of the marketplace the way that foreign oil can be. However, there are still concerns to keep in mind.

As is the case with any combustible fuel source, natural gas does have the potential to create a hazardous situation on your property. When you leave your gas piping services to qualified professionals, such as the Williamsburg, VA plumbing experts on our staff, the risk of any such problems is minimized. Because your safety is among our very top priorities, we want to use this post today to help you understand how you can spot potential gas leaks in your home and on your property.

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Plumbing Problems: Toilet Leaks

Monday, August 28th, 2017

toiletThere is no denying that the bathroom is one of the most important areas in any home. Kids can share a single bedroom, you can forgo the dining room for a smaller eating nook, but you absolutely need to have a bathroom in your home. Considering just how important the bathroom is in your day to day life, it should be obvious that any problems with your bathroom plumbing system are cause for concern. Among the most concerning of these problems is a leaking toilet.

The good news is that a toilet leak may not necessarily be as bad as you think it is. The bad news is that it can be as bad as you think it is. We have some tips to help you deal with a leaking toilet, including some common misconceptions and advice about when to call a plumber. When you need bathroom plumbing services in Williamsburg, VA, remember to call on us.

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Why Water Coming from Your Air Conditioner Is a Serious Problem

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Few signs of trouble are as alarming in the home as seeing water pooling around an appliance or mechanical system. While your air conditioner does not actually use water in its operation, it is still possible that you may find water coming out of the system at some point. There are a few different reasons why this may happen. Regardless of the exact cause of your problem, however, the fact remains that any water coming from your air conditioner is not only a sign of problem, but also may cause serious property damage. If you notice this or any other issue requiring air conditioning repairs, be sure to call our number right away.

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Why Are My Cooling Costs So High?

Monday, April 25th, 2016

As modern homeowners with modern HVAC systems, we have the luxury of living in great comfort all year long. However, neither heating nor cooling our homes comes for free. If you start to notice that your air conditioning costs are higher than normal, or if there is a sudden spike from one billing period to the next, you may have a problem with your system that is causing it to function less efficiently than it ought to. These problems may range in their severity and potential for serious damages, but the fact remains that it is always in your best interest to schedule prompt air conditioning repairs.

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Why Are Certain Areas in My Home Colder Than Others?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

When you run your heating system during the coldest time of the year, you rightfully expect that system to heat your entire home evenly and effectively. A broken down heater is a very frustrating situation, but walking from one room to another, only to find that there is a big difference in temperature, isn’t all that much better. If your heater in Williamsburg, VA is not able to heat your home sufficiently throughout, there are a number of potential factors at play. Consider the following information, and be sure to hire our technicians when you decide to take action.

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Get Your Annual Heating Maintenance Out of the Way

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The coldest time of the year is still a little ways off, and you may not have flipped on your home heating system just yet, though many probably have in order to take the chill out of the air at night. Regardless of when you are planning on putting your heater back into regular rotation, though, it is important that you have a trained professional come by in order to complete your annual heating maintenance in Williamsburg, MD. The benefits of heating maintenance are many, but we’ll outline a select few below. Remember, when it comes to top notch heating services, House Call Company is the company to call. 

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Tips for Avoiding Garbage Disposal Failure

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Using a garbage disposal is a relatively simple way in which homeowners can make their kitchens far more convenient places to work. However, you must keep in mind the fact that your garbage disposal is not, by a long shot, indestructible. In order to help you prevent problems with your garbage disposal in Williamsburg, VA, the professional plumbers on our staff have put together a few tips for you. If you suspect that you have a problem with your garbage disposal, or if it should fail entirely, remember to schedule your garbage disposal repair services with House Call Company.

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