Need New Pipes? 3 Reasons Why PEX Is Perfect For You

Posted on: 17 April 2015

When your plumber tells you that your whole house needs new piping, it can come as a bit of a shock. As a result, you may not know what to say when you're asked what kind of piping you want to use for the repipe. You're still adjusting to the idea of having to get new pipes, and suddenly you have all of these choices to make. Copper, CPVC, PEX – what's the difference? [Read More]

Is Your Boiler Getting Older? A Good Cleaning Can Keep It Going Strong

Posted on: 3 April 2015

In older boilers, it's often assumed that reduced function, signs of rust, or odd-tasting water are a death knell. However, with a little elbow grease and expertise, you may be able to get your boiler back in tip-top shape by cleaning it thoroughly and ensuring the tank is well-protected from corrosion. Cleaning Out An Old Boiler The first step to get your boiler in the best possible shape is to clean it out. [Read More]

Garage Door Springs: What They Do And What Happens When They Break

Posted on: 12 March 2015

If you are like most homeowners, you probably don't think much about your garage door springs. In fact, you may have never even noticed that your door has springs. However, the truth is modern garage doors depend upon their springs; they simply will not operate without them. That's why it's important for you to understand more about your garage door springs and how to know if they are about to fail. [Read More]

How To Keep Crawl Space Drainage Lines From Freezing And Bursting

Posted on: 27 February 2015

If you live in an area where temperatures regularly dip below zero, then you may be concerned about freezing water lines. Freezing pipes can burst and cause flooding problems. Although this may be your main worry, you should also be concerned about drainage lines that freeze. This is especially true if the piping is located in an unheated crawl space. Broken drain pipes can release hazardous wastes in your home and a plumbing contractor, like C B Lucas Heating & Air Conditioning, is typically needed to make repairs. [Read More]