An Overview of Your Home’s Plumbing System

Monday, September 25th, 2017

pipes-layoutYour home’s plumbing is not a huge mystery. You know that water comes in from the water company, or perhaps from a private well on the property, and then drains to the sewer lines, or possibly out to a septic tank on your property. Most plumbing systems have the same parts and inner workings, but there may still be some components of your home’s sewer and water system you’re unsure about—and that’s okay!

The professional plumbers at VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing are here to tell you the basics about your plumbing system. And when something goes wrong, you don’t have to worry about the rest.  

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Why You Should Always Hire Professionals for (Most) Plumbing Problems

Monday, August 28th, 2017

plumber-technician-at-doorSaving money is a huge priority to most people. Unless you’re swimming in pools of cash, you’ve likely spent some time comparing prices on things such as airline prices, vehicles, and entertainment systems. You know you won’t be able to afford—say—a first class ticket or a Lamborghini, so you settle for the lower cost option.

But when it comes to home services, your considerations should be different. Attempting to save money on services you need for your home may actually cost you a lot more over time. Today, we want to look at the experience professional plumbers have, and why you should look for a professional plumber—not a handy neighbor—to handle your plumbing needs.

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What to Do ASAP about a Burst Pipe

Monday, January 30th, 2017

plumbing-flood-homeIt’s one of the biggest fears about plumbing systems when you live in a climate as chilly as ours. Freezing pipes expand in volume, which can cause them to burst suddenly. This issue can catch you off guard, leaving you with a sudden flood of water you’ve got to get out of control ASAP.

Here’s some advice to keep on hand in case a pipe freezes in your home. Act as quickly as possible, and contact us in case you need some extra help.

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How Does Hard Water Affect Your Plumbing?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

When you first learn that you have “hard water,” it may sound a little scary. However, your water supply is just full of minerals, like calcium and magnesium, things that generally have no adverse health effects. This is a bit of a relief, but you should still be concerned if hard water affects your plumbing system. Although it won’t hurt your health, it could cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in damages.

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Prevent Freeze Breaks at Outdoor Faucets: Follow these Steps

Monday, October 5th, 2015

If you are a homeowner, you most likely have an outdoor faucet that you use to connect your hose when watering plants on your property. It’s easy to forget about this faucet when winter comes and nobody needs to use it. But in the winter, ice can damage your hose and your faucet, potentially leading to hundreds of dollar in repair and replacement costs. Don’t forget to disconnect your hose and drain your faucet this year. Learn more in the steps outlined below!

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Why Is My Water Pressure So Low?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

It’s one of the most frustrating plumbing issues that you can have while you are trying to go about with daily tasks. You turn on the kitchen sink to rinse a dish, only to get a slow stream from the faucet. You try to take a relaxing shower after a long day, but the water pressure is so low that you only feel annoyance. There are actually several possible causes for this common problem, most of which can and should be determined by a professional plumber. Take a look at a few of the most common reasons for a sudden water pressure drop.

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Don’t Wait Too Long to Repair that Leaky Faucet

Monday, August 10th, 2015

The drip-drip-drip from a leaky faucet can be quite an annoyance but there is a simple way to quiet the noise—closing the door. Of course, this does not solve the initial problem, and it can become your main method of dealing with the issue if you start to get too comfortable.

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