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New homeowners are quick to take the advice of their friends, family and neighbors. When it comes to your home’s plumbing, don’t believe everything you hear! Remember, just because something is “recommended,” doesn’t mean it’s true. 1. Grease can be flushed down the drain with hot water Fat, oil and grease are terrible for your…

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When not properly maintained and cared for, your home’s plumbing can become a real money-eater. Want to cut back on your water usage and save cash in the process? Then adhere to these money-saving plumbing tips: 1. Listen for leaky faucets. Hear a constant drip-drop from the kitchen sink? It’s not exactly harmless. “A leaky…

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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…

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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…

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Common sense would have us believe that the bathroom — and, more specifically, the toilet — is the dirtiest area of the home. But according to recent research from NSF International, the toilet seat isn’t even one of the top 10 germiest surfaces in most households. No, your bathroom probably isn’t the worst offender when…

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Whether you’re trying to save money or you enjoy taking on home improvement projects, you may find yourself drifting towards do-it-yourself (DIY) solutions. Some plumbing issues can be solved on your own or with the help of a friend. However, it’s important to proceed with caution! Here are Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing’s top…

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For most of us, drains are out of sight and out of mind — that is, until there’s a clog. However, this reactive approach can be detrimental to your drains and other plumbing fixtures. Instead, be proactive with your drain cleaning! Here are a few benefits of having your drains professionally cleaned: 1. Clear away…

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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…

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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…

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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):…

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Drain cleaning may seem like a simple DIY project, but it’s actually best to have your drains looked at by an expert. Commercial drain cleaning agents can damage pipes, fixtures, clothing and skin, and they often fail to serve as a long-term solution. Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing’s experienced technicians can resolve the problem…

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Is your water heater leaking? It doesn’t necessarily mean your hot water tank is done! It all depends on where the leak has occurred. Here’s what to do when your water heater leaks: Inspect your water heater See if the leak is obvious. If you can’t seem to pinpoint its location, it could be due…

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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…

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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…

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Do you just expect to have a bad experience when hiring a contractor? It’s bound to happen if a company doesn’t have high customer service standards. Our Service Plus family aims to change that mindset.

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Not only are sewer backups extremely unpleasant, but they can also cause severe damage to your property and create an unhealthy environment. If you’ve ever had a blockage in your sewer main or service line, you know how foul a sewer backup is. There’s nothing pretty about finding that sewage has been forced back into…

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It’s that time of year again! Summer’s nearly here and you’re getting your air conditioning ready for the hot months ahead. Maybe your current system is outdated, or perhaps you want to upgrade from window units to central air. Whatever the case, here are some of the most efficient central air conditioners for 2015: 1.…

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It’s summertime, and hot water is probably the absolute last thing on your mind. However, with a few minor tweaks to your water heater, you can save money this season and year-round. Let’s take a look: Change the temperature. According to the US Department of Energy, turning your water heater’s temperature down to 120 degrees…

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When a toilet backs up or shower water won’t go down the drain, it gives homeowners a major headache. But when your sewer lines get backed up, it can cause more than just a headache. An obstruction in the sewer line will affect all plumbing components in your home. It is highly recommended that you…

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When it comes to plumbing leaks, out of sight should never mean out of mind. Whether you suspect a leak is occurring behind a wall or somewhere in your basement, you may require the help of a leak detection specialist. Pinpointing the exact location of a leak can be very difficult to do on your…

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