Natal's HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Metairie’

Is Your Furnace Leaking Gas?

Monday, December 26th, 2022

Gas furnaces are popular in our area, and it makes sense! They’re effective at what they do, they’re efficient, gas is an affordable fuel source, and they work reliably. With some of the cold weather we’ve been hit with lately, it makes sense that homeowners are starting to do their research into these systems if they don’t have them already.

One thing that consistently turns customers off from investing in a gas furnace is the gas. People hear about carbon monoxide fatalities and it’s an understandable fear about having a gas-burning appliance in the home. Gas fires are a reality in our world when gas-burning appliances start to leak. But, when it comes to your furnace in Metairie, LA, as long as it’s maintained by a professional, you shouldn’t have to worry at all.

Here are some ways that your furnace has built-in safety measures that will keep your home from being in peril.

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3 Common Toilet Problems and Their Solutions

Monday, December 12th, 2022

Toilets can undergo a lot of stress over the years, but they’re not optional for our lives. A toilet is one of the most important appliances in your life, just based on how often you use it every day. Sure, we might love our shiny cars and all of the features that come with them, but there are some days a year when we probably won’t drive or use the car at all. Toilets, on the contrary, are used every day and sometimes even multiple times each day. They really are the unsung heroes of our homes.

That being said, when a problem arises with your toilet plumbing in Metairie, LA, the whole family can feel the pain of not having that toilet to use. Locating the problem with your toilet, diagnosing it accurately, and having it fixed will be vital to your home ‘s function.

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Does Your Kitchen Sink Make a Sound?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Strange sounds are not good when it comes to plumbing systems and drains. They tend to be a sign that something isn’t good and might actually be getting worse under the hood. Sure, your garbage disposal can make a noise, and the actual sound of the faucet running should obviously make a noise, but we’re talking about the drain.

Sounds like gurgling, dripping, and bubbling are noises that a clog might be forming and that you need professional drain cleaning services. As fall approaches and we start cooking holiday meals for our families and friends, kitchen plumbing in Metairie, LA becomes more and more important. Let this blog serve as a reminder that your plumbing should be in good shape to handle the tasks ahead!

Let’s discuss drain noises and what they mean. We want all of our potential customers to be confident that they can call us when they detect a problem.

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A Dripping Sound: Bad News for Your AC?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

When you hear an appliance make a “dripping” noise, that can usually be a sign of disaster. Something can be leaking, clogged, or even ruined due to an inflow of water where it shouldn’t be. Especially with systems that require electricity, just a tiny bit of water dripping can shut down and ruin a piece of equipment that you depend on.

Luckily for you, in this situation hearing a dripping air conditioner isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sure, if you hear any concerning noises coming from your AC unit, then you might need air conditioning service in Metairie, LA, but dripping can mean that the system is actually running normally, depending on certain factors.

To begin answering this question, we need to take a look at how your air conditioner deals with humidity. Then, we can talk about what a dripping sound really means, and why it may or may not be a problem.

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Our Handy AC FAQ

Monday, June 27th, 2022
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Asking questions is how we learn new things. We base all of this on the idea behind the “Socratic method,” which is basically teaching someone by asking them questions. We love FAQ pages because they’re both a learning and teaching experience for either side. On our end, we get to learn the best ways to share our knowledge and expertise, while also teaching homeowners some best practices when it comes to their comfort. On the other end, customers can trust us and learn about their questions that need to be answered.

All in all, we love it when folks ask us questions!

However, many questions need quick answers. Especially for HVAC problems, you’re likely searching online furiously for the answer before something goes wrong or your home gets too hot. Regardless of your situation, we’ve got your back. Just make sure that if your AC is broken or needs to be retired, you call our team for AC installation in Metairie, LA.

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3 Myths About DIY AC Repair

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
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You wouldn’t believe the number of people we meet who try to do their own AC repairs. We admire the enthusiasm that a lot of homeowners have in our area! The knack for being handy will take you very far in this world, and we appreciate everyone wanting to learn more about their AC technology. Unfortunately, this enthusiasm can sometimes lead to some harmful myths and unexpectedly bad outcomes.

If you’re starting to envision performing DIY repairs on your AC, we’d like you to at least read this blog post first before you touch anything. We’re not trying to be downers, but we want homeowners to be very aware of what can possibly happen when they try to perform the work that we train for.

AC repair in Metairie, LA is more of a science than just handiwork. Today, we’re going to talk about three myths that are spread about DIY AC repair, and tell you why they’re wrong!

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The Changing Perception of Drain Cleaning

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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When you think of drain cleaning, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? Is it the frustration and memories you have of that time your drain clogged up so terribly that you were at your wit’s end? Or perhaps you think of something that you know you’ll need to call for eventually, but you’re not sure when?

Well, everyone has their own ideas about drain cleaning, and we’re here to hopefully curb some misconceptions about the service itself. Drain cleaning doesn’t have to be a last resort or something that you only invest in when you’re struggling. In fact, you can call us for drain cleaning in Metairie, LA on a regular basis to help ease the burden on your plumbing system and make your life easier.

Let’s talk about some strategies to fix your perception of drain cleaning and make your life a little bit easier.

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3 Fun Facts About Your Water Heater

Monday, March 7th, 2022
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Sometimes, on a Sunday afternoon after a hard day’s work in the garden or finishing that last home improvement project, you want a warm bath or shower. Few things in life feel as good as that end-of-day bath, and it serves as a moment to relax and reflect on how much you’ve done all day. If you’re fine just knowing that your water heater keeps your home’s water warm, then you don’t need to go any further.

However, many homeowners are intrigued by how their water heaters work. Especially when they run into a problem, it can be easier to learn about a water heating system so that they can make better decisions when it comes to scheduling repairs. So, in order for you to be more prepared for water heater trouble, we think it would be a good idea to talk about some fun facts related to water heaters in Metairie, LA.

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Get Rid of Your Lead Pipes

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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Every plumber in Metairie, LA would probably tell you to replace your lead pipes. There are various different reasons to do this, which we’ll get into down below, but the moral of the story is that lead pipes just aren’t used in plumbing systems anymore. Most lead pipes have already been replaced, and the few that are still in use are way older than functioning pipes should be.

However, the longevity and efficacy of lead pipes aren’t the first things that homeowners think of when they discover that their homes have lead. The most concerning issue that comes to mind with lead pipes is safety, like the effects that can come from lead poisoning over several years or decades.

Today, we’re going to go into specifics about lead pipes and how they can be unsafe. We’ll also talk about lead pipes that might not be a health risk, but can be a plumbing risk when looking towards the future.

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Why We Do The Right Thing for Plumbing Systems

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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When it comes to quality plumbing services there are two options—service that works completely and service that doesn’t. The reason why our team focuses on “service honoring the golden rule” is because we’re committed to treating your plumbing system as if it were our own.

Sometimes homeowners get caught in a loop where they’re constantly paying a plumber who they think is helping them with quick plumbing fixes. What’s actually going on, is that this plumber is doing the bare minimum in order to score a few extra bucks from a homeowner that they really don’t care about. It’s despicable, and it’s ultimately why we got into this business in the first place.

When it comes to things like Metairie, LA drain cleaning services—there should really only be one team to call. We’re going to explain why we do the right thing every time, no matter what plumbing work you need to be done.

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