Sewer Line Clogs and How to Prevent Them
No matter how new and modern your home or office’s plumbing system might be, its proper function depends on its ability to direct water out of the building and into your city’s municipal sewer system or your own septic tank. There are many factors that can cause the main drain line to become clogged, risking…Read More
Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer?
Cooler air and frequent storms in Wichita have lulled us into a false sense of eternal spring. Before we know it, temperatures will be soaring and people will be running to turn on the AC. But a 90-degree day is a bad time to find out your air conditioner won’t turn on or blow cool…Read More
Four Water Heater Components You Need To Check Today
The lifespan of your water heater depends on several variables. One common cause of water heater malfunction is corrosion. Learn what causes corrosion, and what components you should be inspecting on a regular basis to prevent early deterioration. Corrosion typically occurs in these heater components: Electrical Elements Combustion Chambers Anodes Vent pipes Electrical heaters…Read More
No Hot Water? DIY Troubleshooting Guide
No hot water? Running out of hot water in a busy household where back-to-back showers and dishwasher use may have drained the reserves is annoying, but short-lived. You simply wait for more water to heat back up. When the water stops heating altogether, it’s time to take action, starting with troubleshooting this often elusive plumbing…Read More
Sewer Smell in Your Basement or Bathroom? How to Banish the Stink.
Many of us have experienced the dreaded surprise sewer smell in our basement or bathroom. The sewer smell permeates the whole house and often comes on so suddenly, you might wonder if a family of skunks has set up permanent residence. Luckily, this aromatic annoyance can usually be evacuated with just a few easy steps.…Read More
Bi-Annual HVAC Maintenance: Our 50-Point Checklist Can Extend the Life of Your Unit
“I bought a car, but never rotated the tires or checked any of the fluids and it ran perfectly for 20 years…” said no one ever. Cars need routine maintenance to keep them running at optimal performance levels and increase their longevity. The same holds true for your heating and air conditioning unit. At Comfort…Read More
Humidifier Answers 101. Clearing up the Mystery of the Mister
Humidifier Answers: Across the United States, people are dealing with frigid temperatures and dangerous wind chills that have us piling on layers like Alfie’s brother in A Christmas Story. We can’t wait to get back inside where furnaces are working overtime to keep the air warm and toasty. Unfortunately, warm also means dry and dry…Read More
Maintenance Plan or Warranty? How Do You Choose?
How can you be sure that you’re protected from future expenses on your HVAC unit? Most manufacturers provide some type of warranty with the systems that your local contractors sell. Contractors offer maintenance plans. Which is right for you, a maintenance plan or warranty?Read More
Your Water System: Preventing Backflow Issues
Water systems make our lives easier by delivering water on demand when and where we need it in our homes. But a water system is anything but convenient if you’re experiencing a backflow problem. Backflow can divert waste water, sewage and other pollutants back into the lines supplying your drinking water, a situation no homeowner wants…Read More
Your Fall Home Maintenance To-Do List
Feel that nip in the air? It might not be a big nip right now, but anyone who has lived in Wichita for a while knows that winter’s bite can be fierce. So while you’re thinking about pumpkins, harvest festivals and school activities, set aside a weekend or two to make your home ready for…Read More