Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling Blog

What Constitutes a Plumbing Emergency?

November 14th, 2017

plumber-at-sinkYou don’t need us to tell you just how important your plumbing system is to your day to day life. What you may need a reminder about, however, is the fact that no problem with your plumbing system should really be considered “minor”. Any and all issues that you encounter with your plumbing should be dealt with in a swift and effective manner.

That being said, there are certain issues with your plumbing system that may take precedence over others. A small leak in at a connection point or even a dripping faucet may not warrant a call to a 24-hour plumbing service. They should be resolved as soon as possible, of course, since they will waste a lot of water over time, but they can typically wait until regular business hours. So when should you schedule emergency plumbing services in Magnolia, TX?

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Why Is My Heater Starting and Stopping Rapidly?

November 6th, 2017

chilly-manIt does not matter if you live in Massachusetts and get snow dumped on you each winter, or if you live here in Texas with our considerably milder winter season. You need to know that your comfort is in fact protected when the coldest weather of the year hits, mild as that “cold” weather may seem to some. This is precisely why you cannot afford to overlook any problems with your home heating system.At the first sign of trouble, you should already be reaching for the phone to have the heater put back on track.

Certain issues with your heater may be tougher to recognize than others, of course. If your heating system is short cycling, though, it will be pretty obvious that something is wrong.The question then is: why the heck is the system short cycling to begin with. As is usually the case, there are a few different potential causes of this particular problem. The good news? We are the HVAC company in Spring, TX that you can count on to accurately diagnose the problem and to resolve it entirely.

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How You Can Avoid Drain Clogs

October 23rd, 2017

drain-trapWhat do you consider to be the greatest luxury in your life? Personally, we would rank reliable, hygienic indoor plumbing right up there. Or at least we would if this could really still be called a luxury. Something tells us that modern homeowners tend to view their plumbing systems as much more a necessity than a luxury. It is certainly a point that is hard to argue. It is also proof that any problems with one’s plumbing system can be a serious setback.

Clogged drains are certainly among the most common of all plumbing problems that we encounter. Of course, they are also among the most avoidable. Look, chances are that you are going to encounter a clogged drain eventually. That does not change the fact that many drain clogs are the result of human error, though. Here are a few tips from our plumbing pros about how you can help to avoid clogged drains in Tomball, TX.

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Don’t Forget Your Heating Tune-Up!

October 17th, 2017

technician-furnace-wiringBefore long, we are going to be faced with the type of chilly nights that necessitate the running of our home heating systems. The last thing that you want to encounter is an uncomfortably cold night that proves too much for your home heating system. Fortunately for you, our technicians are on hand to handle your heating tune-up in Spring, TX.

When we go over your system with a fine-toothed comb and complete a thorough maintenance service, it will be ready for anything that the winter season can throw your way. Contact us today to schedule your heating tune-up with professionals that you can trust.

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Signs That Your Heater Is in Trouble

October 9th, 2017

furnace-wiringThe idea of living in Texas conjures up an image of long, hot, dry summer days in many people’s minds — people that don’t actually live in Texas, that is. Sure, our winters are relatively mild when compared to those in, say, Vermont or Minnesota. However, we do have plenty of chilly and downright cold nights around here in the winter season. We may not be ready to fire up our heaters yet, but nighttime temperatures are dropping, and the real chill of winter is not that far off.

That is why you need to know for sure that your heater is ready for the task ahead. While routine maintenance is going to help your heater to succeed, the fact is that there is no such thing as a 100% reliable heater. Eventually, your system is going to run into some trouble. If you want to avoid real trouble — and considerable discomfort — then you are going to need to learn the warning signs that you need heating repairs in Cypress, TX.

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Do You Need a New Heater This Year?

September 25th, 2017

opening-furnace-cabinetWe know, we know. It is still plenty warm out there at the moment, and even nighttime temperatures are not really going to start getting uncomfortably cold for at least a few more weeks. That is exactly why we are discussing this topic in this edition of our blog, though. The fact is that now is not a premature time to replace your heater. It is an ideal time to do so. After all, you don’t want to wait until you really need the heater to be pulling the old one out of your home, right?

Now, you obviously are not going to replace your home heating system just for the fun of it due to convenient timing. That is why we are here to help you determine if the time is actually right for a replacement to begin with. We’ll discuss a number of different factors to consider, and are happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding your heating replacement in Cypress, TX.

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Ready for a Water Heater Replacement?

September 19th, 2017

Then take every step possible to make the process a complete success! The fact that you are reading this post means that you are already in the right place in terms of finding the right contractor for the job. We’ve got some information that will help you to make your water heater replacement in Spring, TX as seamless as possible, regardless of the precise nature of the replacement. 

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Why Schedule Prompt AIr Conditioning Repairs?

September 11th, 2017

service-timeWe have a solid piece of advice to give to you in this edition of our blog. When you need air conditioning repairs in Cypress, TX — no matter what those repairs may be — it is always in your best interest to schedule them as soon as possible. Waiting for a “convenient time” to schedule air conditioning repairs does nothing but open up a can of worms that is far less convenient than the original situation ever would have been.

If you tend to procrastinate or convince yourself that “it’s not too bad yet” when it comes to problems like those with your air conditioner, this post is for you. Keep this information in mind, keep our number at the ready, and contact us when your air conditioner begins to falter. It may seem premature to you, but swift action can make all the difference between minor issues with simple resolutions, and major problems that come with a major price tag.

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Dirty Evaporator Coils Cause Big Problems

August 28th, 2017

evaporator-coilWe get it. Not everyone is an HVAC expert. In fact, we’d guess that even some of those claiming to be experts may come up a bit shy of the mark, but that’s another post for another time. The point here is that we don’t expect the average homeowner to necessarily understand the way in which his or her air conditioning system actually cools the house down. Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to have a basic understanding of such processes, though. Especially when your AC means so much to you and the comfort of your family.

That is why we want to take some time today to explore the way in which the evaporator coil in your air conditioner works. Specifically, we want to discuss why a dirty evaporator coil is such a big problem. We know that you’re not wiping down your coil each day, nor should you be. It is still important that it is clean, though, so here is some info from our Spring, TX HVAC pros.

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HVAC Efficiency Tips

August 22nd, 2017

money-in-grassWhether heating your home in the winter or cooling it down in the summer, the ultimate end goal of the endeavor is the same — to live in consistent comfort. That is not the only commonality that heating and cooling your home share, though. You also want to be sure that you are heating and/or cooling your home as efficiently as possible.

Upgrading your heating and/or cooling system with a brand new, high-efficiency model is obviously one way in which to heat and/or cool your home more efficiently. It is not the only way, though. Keep these tips from our Spring, TX HVAC experts in mind, and start enjoying more efficient comfort in your living space.

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