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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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Leaky pipes can waste up to 20,000 gallons of water per household every year. In a time when water conservation is more important than ever, there’s no excuse for not having leaks in your home taken care of. To help you identify household leaks — both apparent and hidden — we’ve put together the following…

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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…

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When remodeling your bathroom, one of the first questions you’ll be asked is where you want the toilet to go. Mounted on the floor? Attached to the wall? This is important because the water supply will be positioned accordingly. But chances are you’re not a bathroom renovation expert. Don’t worry — that’s why the specialists…

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As we get ready to head into summer and dust off our ACs, you may find yourself in a predicament. If your air conditioner is not running up to par, you’ve got to consider whether you’re in need of repair or replacement. First, we’ll take a look at when you should repair. Keep in mind…

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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 Today, we’re lucky enough to have “no dig” trenchless technology, which has rendered sewer line excavation outdated.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,…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Most of us don’t pay our water heaters any attention. That is, until we’re stuck without hot water! Below, we tackle some common water heater FAQs (frequently asked questions): 1. Is my water heater big enough? You need to consider how many appliances in your home depend on your water heater. This includes showers, tubs…

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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 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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Let’s be honest: When it comes to choosing a heating, cooling and plumbing company, you have a lot of options. Today, we’re here to tell you why you should choose us, the experts of Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing! The secret is in our name. We call ourselves “Service Plus” because we are a…

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