Life can be frustrating enough when your heating, air conditioning, and plumbing are working properly. When either of these mechanisms fails, the living standards deteriorate. Here are some of the most common issues with your HVAC and plumbing systems during the year, all of which can be easily solved with the help of properly trained and skilled technicians.
It may seem silly, but one of our customers’ most popular complaints is noisy flushing toilets. In a home or company, you wouldn’t think the toilet would be a source of annoyance or worry, but it is. Disturbing sounds after flushing, on the other hand, are quickly remedied. The most common diagnosis is a faulty fill valve.Find additional information at Anytime Heating, Cooling and Plumbing.
Running toilets are another popular plumbing issue we encounter in our line of work. This results in huge water waste since water is continuously running even though the toilet is not in use. What are we going to do about it? We replace the faulty flapper.
Our clients also call when there are offensive odours coming from the bathroom. This usually necessitates our plumbers repairing a burst pipe, adding more water to the bowl, or replacing a defective wax ring.
Strange odours emanating from the bathtub are often cause for alarm and a warning to contact the plumber. We usually fix a broken or leaking pit. Bathing infrequently may also be a catalyst. The trap is now fully dry.
Blocked drains can also cause issues with your bath. We repair this by clearing out the clog in the drain pipe caused by hair, fat, soap scum, or other debris.
Faulty garbage disposals (this means repairing a faulty motor, clogged blades, or a blocked drain), and low water pressure are all typical kitchen repairs (this requires either fixing a sink installation, defective plumbing parts or damaged aerators.)
HVAC Repairs That Are Often Made
Over the winter, the heat pump ices up. This can be a significant issue, especially on a cold winter morning. Anything from freezing rain causing the top of the unit to freeze over to a leaky gutter dripping on top of the unit to the unit itself submerging in the ground can cause this.
The heat pump is unable to maintain the desired temperature. Your thermostat is set to 70 degrees, but the temperature never rises above 65 degrees. Our standard repair entails everything from cleaning the heat pump to fixing bad compressor or reverser valves.
A humidifier that isn’t working properly. Frequently, the fix is an easy one. For example, our customer may have switched off the humidifier at the end of last summer and forgotten to turn it back on. In order to operate correctly and safely, the humidifier can often need cleaning.
Another common problem for us is that the outdoor device is noisy. Although heat pumps are designed to be noisy, there is almost always a cause for unusual or excessively loud noises. This may be caused by anything from a fan blade colliding with anything to faulty compressor valves or motors.
Even as HVAC and plumbing technology improves and evolves, trained technicians will be required to maintain and repair these systems on a daily and/or emergency basis.