How Long Does an Air Conditioner Last in Your Home?

Air conditioning units are considered by many homeowners to be an essential item to have inside or outside a home in the United States, especially in Texas. In fact, 84 percent of homes in the US have a home AC unit installed. When thinking of buying a new unit, there may be some confusion about [...]

2021-03-30T19:56:38+00:00March 30th, 2021|Air Conditioning|

Can the Repair Wait? When You Should (And Shouldn’t) Call an Emergency Plumber

Did you know that modern plumbing is among the top life-saving inventions of the 20th century? It has, after all, paved the way for improved sanitation, sewage treatment, and safe water. As such, experts agree that it's one of the greatest public health achievements of the century. However, malfunctioning plumbing systems can also give rise to [...]

2021-03-20T14:09:34+00:00March 20th, 2021|Plumbing|

Everything but the Kitchen Sink: What Do I Need to Know to Plumb a Kitchen?

If you’re looking to remodel and plumb a kitchen in the Longview, Texas area, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll break down the most common kitchen plumbing needs and how they’ll affect your remodeling budget. Whether you’re replacing an old kitchen sink or installing new plumbing, we’ll go over everything you need to know about the [...]

2021-02-20T13:58:55+00:00March 5th, 2021|Plumbing|

Why Air Conditioning Maintenance Is Essential (and You Should Start Planning for It Right Now)

In Longview, TX temperatures routinely reach as hot as 94 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. When this heat comes, it comes hard and this is not the time to find your air conditioning unit needs to be replaced or fixed.  That's why it's crucial to perform air conditioning maintenance before the heat hits. Keep reading to learn [...]

2021-02-09T03:36:38+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Air Conditioning|

Why Is My Drain Clogged? Top 5 Reasons for Drain Blockage

Drain clogged? There is perhaps no worse feeling than seeing water slowly start to fill up in your sink, tub, or shower when you don't want it to. Since the clog hides down in your drain, it's not always easy to figure out what's causing it.  However, it is important to figure out the cause [...]

2021-02-22T00:20:42+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Plumbing|

What to Do if Your Pipes Freeze: A Basic Guide

When the weather outside is frightful, you've got to look after your pipes. Winter is tough on us and our homes. The freezing temperatures, snow, and ice all take a toll on everything from your roof to your windows, your foundation to your pipes.  If you don't know what to do if your pipes freeze, [...]

2021-02-09T03:33:37+00:00February 9th, 2021|Plumbing|

5 Crucial Steps to Take During a Plumbing Emergency in Longview, TX

There's nothing worse than walking into your home or waking up in the middle of the night to find a burst pipe or uncontrollable water leak. What do you even do in a situation like this? The more the leak continues to spill into your house, the more potential, long-term damages you have to deal [...]

2021-02-03T19:49:09+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Plumbing|

Top 5 Furnace Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Longview's average January low is 34 degrees Fahrenheit, which means you don't want to find out mid-winter that you neglected your furnace and now it's not working. Regular furnace maintenance throughout the year reduces the risk of major problems and keeps your HVAC system running smoothly. Check out this furnace maintenance checklist to protect your [...]

2020-12-19T13:45:23+00:00December 19th, 2020|HVAC Tips|

Boiler vs Furnace: What’s the Difference and Which Is Better?

Steam-generated boilers have been around since the late 1700s to early 1800s. In the late 1800s, the convection boiler was developed, and from there began the steam-generating industry. Using a furnace for central heating has been around for centuries. By the 1970s, electric furnaces replaced gas ones because of the energy crisis.  The question is, [...]

2020-12-18T17:32:47+00:00December 18th, 2020|HVAC Tips|

How to Clean a Drain Before Calling in the Pros

Drain problems? With the holidays right around the corner, a clogged drain is the last thing you need. You have too many things to contend with already. If you need to know how to clean a drain before you start basting that turkey, it’s easier than you may think. The sections below outline the most [...]

2020-11-26T19:30:11+00:00December 8th, 2020|Plumbing|