Posts Tagged ‘emergency plumber’

Winter Weather Preps

Posted on: December 28th, 2017 by Derek Barmer No Comments

With the coldest months of the year coming up, what can you do to prepare your home for the very low temperatures as well as winter weather?

If you didn’t do this while cleaning the gutters in the fall, trim your trees. No, we aren’t talking about decorating the Christmas tree. Any branches hanging over your house can be weighed down by ice and snow and eventually fall onto your house.

Wrap your water pipes in insulation. Freezing and expansion not only means you might not have running water, but it also means the pipes can burst from the pressure. Also, make sure you know where the water shut-off is in case of an emergency.

Check the items in your garage to make sure they’re winterized. Hoses, lawn mowers, etc. all need to be taken care of over the winter months.

Block drafts. Not only will this help your electric bill, but it will also keep you cozy. This is especially important in older homes or if you have ill-fitting frames.

If you have drafty windows but can’t afford to replace them, get an insulation kit or try caulk or weather-stripping.

Check that nothing is blocking your vents. Don’t forget the air intake vents, because if they’re blocked this can lead to expensive repairs.

Check outside the house for loose siding, shutters, etc. Tighten them up so that strong winds and ice don’t strip them off.

Reverse your ceiling fans to a clockwise rotation to help circulate the hot air near the ceiling back into the room. Most fans should have the option of switching.

Get your furnace inspected. Don’t wait until you have an emergency. Many issues can go undetected until it’s too late.

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Have a concern with your electrical, plumbing or air conditioning? Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical is here to help! We offer 24 hour emergency service 7 days a week!  Give us a call! 1-800-461-3010 to speak with our customer service agents that can answer your questions or schedule an appointment!

 

 

Selecting a New Kitchen Faucet by Central Carolina Plumbing

Posted on: May 19th, 2016 by Derek Barmer No Comments

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Do you want to improve the look of your kitchen by changing out that old faucet?  Maybe you want a touch controlled one installed instead of the traditional one.  Either way, with some effort and patience, you can replace yours.  Of course, if you prefer to have someone else take that off your hands, give Central Carolina Plumbing a call and we will take care of it.

Selecting a New Kitchen Faucet Tips:

First, before you purchase the faucet look under your sink for cut off valves.  If you can’t find them give us a call so we can install them.  If you do have them test that they work by running the cold water and shutting off the cold valve.  If water continues to come out of the faucet, the shut off is not working and you should replace that valve.

Do the same for the hot water to make sure the cut off is working for it as well.  Once your shut off valves are working correctly you are ready to shut off the valves and remove the old faucet.  Once completed, you may want to take the old faucet with you to the store in case questions arise. Also, carefully measure the clearance on the back side of the sink to make sure you can use all handles and knobs correctly.  Take pictures with your phone to take to the store.

At the store, select the faucet style you like.  The faucet you select may require different holes than what you currently have in your sink.  If you are not willing to purchase a new sink or countertops that fit these holes, look for something more like the one you took out.

Have a concern with your electrical, plumbing or air conditioning? Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical is here to help! We offer 24 hour emergency service 7 days a week!  Give us a call! 1-800-461-3010 to speak with our customer service agents that can answer your questions or schedule an appointment!