Posts Tagged “Leak Detection Fishers IN”

5 Fast Facts About Plumbing Leaks

Dripping faucets and other household plumbing leaks might seem relatively harmless, but in actuality they add up to a lot of wasted water. Water leaks are therefore not only bad for your wallet, but also for the environment! Check out the following eye-opening facts about plumbing leaks, courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): […]

#TipTuesday: Prevent Basement Floods this Winter

The seasons are changing, and our area is known for severe winter weather. With heavy snowfall comes heavy snow-melts — a major threat to unprotected basements. Here’s what to do now to prevent basement floods over the next few months: 1. Keep gutters and downspouts clear. As fall comes to a close, make sure leaves […]

Water Leak Detection Tips

Did you know that repairing even minor household water leaks can help you save approximately 10 percent on your water bill? Of course, to fix a leak, you first need to detect it. The US Environmental Protection Agency recommends taking the following steps to determine whether or not there’s a leak in your home’s plumbing: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Things That Should Never Go Down the Drain

Some people treat their household drains like black holes, as if everything poured into them will simply disappear. But the truth is that certain things should never go down the drain. Some are toxic, and others can lead to clogs. 1. Cleaners “Water treatment facilities can remove a lot of contaminants, but plenty of dangerous […]

What Sets Our AC Repair Technicians Apart?

Need to hire an air conditioning repair technician? If you’re like most people, you may not know where to start. Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing only employs highly-trained, certified individuals whose goal is to provide the best customer service possible. Here’s what sets our AC repair technicians apart from the competition: A history of […]

All About Slab Leaks

Slab leaks are fairly common here in the Indianapolis area. A slab leak — also known as a foundation leak — is a break, crack or pinhole leak in the pipes located beneath a home’s slab. It causes water to flood into and beneath a house’s foundation. If your home doesn’t have a basement or […]

Why Sewer Line Excavation is Outdated

Lots of homeowners have to repair or replace their sewer line at some point. Today, we’re lucky enough to have “no dig” trenchless technology, which has rendered sewer line excavation outdated. Just 15 years ago, a sewer repair was something to dread. According to Angie’s List, “traditional methods can be disruptive, displacing landscaping and hardscaping, […]

3 Reasons to Avoid DIY Drain Cleaning

Drain cleaning is no simple task. You can try using a plunger or commercial drain cleaning products, but neither is guaranteed to work. In fact, you could end up damaging your pipes. Let’s take a closer look at why you should avoid do-it-yourself (DIY) drain cleaning: 1. It’s ineffective You might be able to remove […]

Simple DIY Plumbing Tips

As DIY (do-it-yourself) approaches continue to rise in popularity, you may be considering taking on future plumbing projects. Now, for some plumbing issues — like sewer line breaks and septic tank leaks — you’re better off calling a professional right away. But for minor problems, adhere to these simple DIY plumbing tips: When you have […]

How to Unclog a Toilet

When dealing with a minor blockage, unclogging a toilet probably isn’t as scary as you think. In fact, you may be able to get it done without a plunger or snake! Below, we outline a DIY (do-it-yourself) method from Angie’s List: 1. Figure out just how serious your clog is. Is the toilet slowly draining? […]

3 Common Air Conditioning Problems

It’s hot out there, and it’s only going to get hotter as summer progresses! Familiarize yourself with these common air conditioning problems, and you’ll be prepared if and when your system malfunctions. 1. The air condenser has stopped running. Double check the power source — is your unit plugged in? If it is, then head […]

The Cost of Installing a New AC System

The cost of installing a new air conditioning system will vary depending on several factors. Things like your location, home size, and whether or not you need ductwork come into play. Below, we take a closer look at the cost of installing a new AC system: 1. Zip code Good news for those of us […]

Caring for Your Drains: Tips and Tricks

A plumbing drain might look dark and scary, but it’s actually pretty easy to maintain. Properly caring for your pipes will ensure they last longer and may even prevent costly plumbing disasters down the line. Here are some tips and tricks for drain maintenance: 1. Use salt and hot water to clear clogs Don’t be […]

Why a Minor Plumbing Leak is a Big Problem

Did you know that household leaks add up to more than 1 trillion gallons of wasted water each year in the U.S. alone? If you’ve got a plumbing leak — even a minor one — you’re contributing to this colossal problem. Let’s take a look at the facts: About 10 percent of American homes have […]

Here’s What a Slow Drain Means

Most of us have encountered a slow drain at home or at work. But just because it’s a common issue, doesn’t mean it’s not a serious one. In fact, a slow drain could indicate a much bigger problem that could cause major damage and broken water pipes. If you have a slow drain in your […]

How to Choose the Right Size Water Heater

Every family’s water needs are unique. And when it comes to choosing a water heater for your home, bigger isn’t always better! Don’t waste money on heating up water that you won’t use. Follow these tips to choose the right size water heater: 1. Figure out your home’s FHR (first hour rating) This rating measures […]

3 Ways to Prevent Clogged Drains

Whenever you run into a slow or backed-up drain, you can count on the plumbing professionals of Service Plus Heating, Cooling and Plumbing for same-day service. But obviously avoiding clogs altogether is preferable. To that end, here are a few ways to prevent clogged drains: 1. Toss food scraps into the garbage, not down the […]