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

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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Uh Oh, Hear That? It’s Time for Furnace Repair

Monday, January 11th, 2021
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There are few iconic duos that fit together more than uncomfortable noises and a malfunctioning furnace. Sometimes homeowners can close their eyes and remember distinctly that sound that drove them to call us for help. These noises can range from nuisances, to downright scary.

We want to accomplish two things in this blog. The first thing we want to do is reassure you that the noises your furnace is making, no matter how scary they sound, are just noises. As long as you shut the system down and call us for help, we promise you will be fine.

The second thing we want to accomplish is to list out some of the most common noises a furnace makes and clue you in as to what they mean. We’ll talk about why it’s so important that, depending on the noise, you schedule furnace repair in Metairie, LA. Take a look below at our comprehensive furnace noise guide.

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Choose Our Team for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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While we’re all settling in to ride out the rest of this unusual winter, one thing has become abundantly clear: we need some serious improvements to our home indoor air quality. We’re not just saying that about you, us, or anyone in particular. Rather, the dialogue needs to shift from a portable humidifier every few years, to whole-home systems that are built to keep families safe and comfortable. That’s why we have two focuses in today’s blog post.

Our first focus is to talk about the importance of indoor air quality solutions. We’ll mention the systems we installed and maintain, what they do, and why they’re so vital.

Next, we’ll simply talk about why our team is the HVAC contractor in Metairie, LA that you can trust. Our business ethics, our effective solutions, and our expertise mean you can’t go wrong when you go with us.

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