Bud Matthews Services Blog : Archive for April, 2016

What Is Hard Water and Why Is It a Problem?

Monday, April 25th, 2016

The term hard water is one you may have heard tossed around in discussions of problems in homes, and yet not understood exactly what it meant. It is, admittedly, an odd term. (Isn’t hard water actually ice?) In this post, we’ll explain exactly what hard water means, why it’s an issue for a home, and what you can do about if your home has it.

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What Happens During Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

We’ve recently written a reminder that spring is when you should schedule your annual inspection and tune-up for your home’s air conditioning system. This preventive maintenance service is the best way to see that the air conditioner is up to the challenge of the coming summer. An HVAC technician will check the system to locate places where it may need repairs, and also handle routine tasks that will reduce wear, tear, and stress on the unit, helping it not only to operate at higher energy efficiency, but also to extend its service life.

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What Are the Benefits of Installing a Dehumidifier?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Even if you’ve only been through one of our summers, you know that North Carolina residents are no stranger to humidity! With temperatures just starting to warm up, springtime serves as a reminder that we are about to enter another long stretch of excess moisture and heat. The good news is that there is something you can do to improve and maintain your indoor air comfort.

Installing a dehumidifier helps keep your home’s relative humidity between 30%-50%, which is where it should be. Any higher, and you’ll start feeling pretty uncomfortable. Not to mention, too much excess moisture is unhealthy and bad for your home’s property too. We’ve highlighted a few of the main benefits of a dehumidifier installation below.

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Do You Need Sewer Line Cleaning? Here’s How to Tell

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

The wastewater in your home all goes to a single pipeline that runs from the house under your property and to the municipal sewer line in the center of the street (or to a septic tank if there’s no access to the municipal system). You probably don’t give much thought to this line, and most of the time it won’t give you much reason to worry as it does its job out of sight.

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Why You Need Professional Leak Detection Services

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Leaks in pipes are one of the more common repair problems in residential plumbing. Corrosion, pinhole leaks, loose fittings, and more can cause pipes to begin to lose water. Even a small leak can lead to extensive damage to building material. But unless an exposed pipe, like one underneath a sink, springs a leak, it can be difficult to notice where the leaking is happening. You’ll notice higher water bills, drops in water pressure, and signs of water damage… but finding the actual leaking pipe behind layers of drywall or floorboards is tricky.

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