Bud Matthews Services Blog : Archive for August, 2016

What Is Water Hammer?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

If you’ve ever shut off a large appliance in your home like a dishwasher or laundry machine and then heard a surprising knocking sound coming from the plumbing pipes, you’ve just experienced water hammer.

Although the term is sometimes used to refer to any noise coming from pipes, it’s actually a specific kind of problem. Below we’ll go into more detail about what water hammer is, what it can do to your pipes, and how to deal with it.

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5 Great Ways to Put Our Plumbers to Work!

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

We offer a wide range of services to homes in Durham. One of our most extensive services is plumbing. However, when people think of professional plumbers, they usually think of plumbers helping out with an emergency. Clogged drains, overflowing toilets, no water from the faucets, etc. These are all plumbing troubles that we can fix, and you can reach us for emergency services 24/7.

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Some Late Summer AC Problems You Might Encounter

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

It’s the second half of August, and the end of summer is in sight. But that doesn’t mean we can expect an immediate break from the hot weather. Your air conditioning system is going to need to keep running a big longer. Considering all the work that it’s already done so far this year, now is the time to keep a sharp watch for malfunctions from all the wear and tear of another summer of keeping your home comfortable.

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Looking to Install a New Air Conditioner? Don’t Make This One Huge Mistake!

Monday, August 15th, 2016

First, we’ll start by saying that if you’re planning on installing an air conditioner, either for a new home or as a replacement system, you must not do the job as a DIY project, nor should you hire an amateur to do it. You need professionals for many reasons, and one of them is that they’ll help you avoid mistakes such as this one…

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Ways to Tell You Might Need to Replace Your Tank Water Heater

Monday, August 8th, 2016

A sturdy storage tank water heater that receives regular maintenance and prompt repairs whenever necessary should last a household for many years. However, eventually the stress will start to overwhelm the system and it will need to be replaced: there’s no such thing as a “forever” water heater.

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A Hard-Starting Air Conditioner: What It Is, What We Can Do About It

Monday, August 1st, 2016

The stress of a long summer can sometimes spell serious problems for an air conditioning system. Think of it like a car that’s going on a long trip: there always exists the chance that something could go wrong with the vehicle because of all that mileage.

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