The Service Plus Now Blog

Tips for Retrieving Jewelry from a Drain

There’s almost nothing worse than losing a cherished piece of jewelry. This is especially true if it falls down the drain — a seemingly bottomless pit. Fortunately, sinks have a P-trap that comes in handy for retrieving lost earrings, necklaces, rings and knickknacks. All you need are tongue and groove pliers a a bucket to […]

Fire Prevention Week: Heaters & Water Heaters

It’s Fire Prevention Week here in the US! The initiative, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), aims to reduce house fires and home fire deaths. Did you know that if not properly maintained your home’s heating system could cause a fire? That goes for your water heater as well. Take these steps to […]

Getting Your Furnace Ready for Fall

With temperatures forecast to fall throughout the week, it’s certainly starting to feel like autumn. If you haven’t yet switched on the heat, you’re probably going to very soon. Before doing so, take the following steps to make sure your furnace is ready: Make sure your boiler starts. Don’t wait until the first cold day […]

Preparing for Fall Floods

With El Nino conditions expected, we in the greater Indianapolis area might just be in store for a warm, dry fall. Still, as we all know, when it rains, it pours. Are you prepared to deal with the potential for flooding? There’s no stopping a rainstorm, but there are steps you can take to prevent […]

Trending Tuesday: What’s New in Bath Design

Considering remodeling your bathroom? If so, you’re probably aiming for an updated look and feel. So what’s currently trending in bath design? Below, we take a look at the latest styles and designs: 1. Decorative floor tiles Feature floor bathrooms are huge right now. Consider adding striking tiles to your new bathroom to offset simple […]

The Hydro-Jetting Process

We at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing are proud to offer top-of-the-line drain cleaning services in the greater Indianapolis area. We specialize in hydro jet drain cleaning, which breaks up clogs using a high-pressure stream of water. Let’s take a closer look at the hydro-jetting process and what sets it apart from traditional drain […]

How to Store Window ACs for Fall

Although we might not want to admit it, summer is just about over. That means it’s time to remove those window AC units. It’s an important step in making the most of your heating system as temperatures begin to dip. Plus, you want to keep your equipment safe from the elements when not in use. […]

3 Easy Ways to Cool Down

Summer might be on its last legs, but with outside temperatures nearing 90 degrees, we’re still looking for creative ways to stay cool. Whether you don’t have an air conditioner or you’re simply trying to cut back on energy costs, there are several things you can do to cool down. 1. Rinse with cold water […]

Tips for an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

No matter where you live, water conservation is more important than ever before. This is especially true in the bathroom, where you’re probably wasting more water than you realize. For instance, did you know that by merely turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth you can save approximately four gallons of water? Below we […]

Testimonial Tuesday: Customer Reviews

We at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing have been servicing satisfied clients since 2002. In honor of #TestimonialTuesday, we’re taking the opportunity to highlight a few recent customer reviews. Take a look below, and don’t hesitate to reach out with a review of your own! We used Service Plus a couple times in recent […]

How Bellied Pipes Can Lead to Sewage Problems

Most of us don’t give much thought to our sewer lines. We know that they take our water waste away, but we don’t worry about potential issues until they’re staring us in the face. One such problem is a belly in your sewer line, also known as a sag. This occurs when the pipe’s slope […]

How to Identify the Source of a Ceiling Leak

Finding where the water is coming from in a ceiling leak can be a nightmare. Water falls and continues to move downwards to the lowest point where it begins to pool. A leak can eventually start underneath the pool of collected water. It may be the ceiling that is dripping water, but the source of […]

Benefits of a Whole House Humidifier

An overly dry home isn’t just uncomfortable — it can also have an effect on your health and the energy efficiency of your heating system. Have you considered installing a whole house humidifier? Doing so offers the following rewards: 1. Improved health Low-humidity environments can make it easier for viruses to thrive. Therefore, if your […]

Using Tree Root Killer to Unclog Your Pipes

Most people with older homes have to worry about tree roots entering their sewer pipes at some point or another. Oftentimes it’s caused by drought, when trees will look for moisture wherever they can get it. Is chemical tree root killer the solution to this problem? On its own, not entirely. First, you must use […]

Tips for Buying a Toilet

A toilet’s a toilet, right? Wrong! There are so many features to consider, such as flushing mechanisms, efficiency and size. With that said, keep the following tips in mind when shopping for a new porcelain throne. 1. Flush rating It’s very important that you compare flush performance across manufacturers and models. This rating measures how […]

Hard Water vs. Soft Water

What is hard water? Water becomes hard when it has a significant amount of minerals like calcium and magnesium. The U.S. Geological Survey measures hardness as soft, moderately hard, hard or very hard. The water in our area is known for being hard. Hard water can make simple tasks like showering and washing the dishes […]

Can Your Home Benefit From an HVAC Zoning System?

If some of the rooms in your home are warmer or cooler than others, you may want to consider a zoned HVAC system. A zoned system directs heated or cooled air to the spaces in your home that need it, and shuts off access to areas that don’t. The truth is that most homes can […]

What Causes Pipe Corrosion?

Have a pipe leak, but can’t figure out the cause? It could very well be due to pipe corrosion. But figuring out what’s causing the corrosion isn’t always so simple. Here are some of the factors that could cause pipe corrosion: 1. Low water pH Remember learning about the pH scale in high school science? […]

We’re LIVE on Social Media!

Here at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, customer service is a top priority. We recognize that in today’s increasingly digital society, being available across social media is of utmost importance. That’s why we’re live on Facebook, Twitter and Google+! Facebook Like Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing on Facebook for daily updates on your […]

Money-Saving Water Heating Tips

These days, saving money is more important than ever. By making just a few small adjustments to your water heater and how you use it, you can slash energy costs! Follow these money-saving water heating tips, courtesy of the US Department of Energy: 1. Take shorter showers Save baths for special occasions, instead opting for […]