Mallick Plumbing & Heating Blog : Archive for February, 2017

As Winter Ends, Watch Out for Gas Boiler Trouble

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The weather is starting to warm up a bit, although we’re still not necessarily going to escape cold snaps during March. It’s a smart idea to keep a close watch on the gas boiler that provides heat to your home during this period. You should never ignore signs of a boiler malfunction just because spring is around the corner. Letting a repair issue slide can lead to trouble, including a leaking boiler that creates water damage!

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Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Monday, February 27th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters perform a tremendous amount of work throughout the year. According to the Department of Energy, 18% of most home’s energy costs go to running the water heater. (A decade ago it was 25%, which shows how much water heater technology is improving at efficiency.) This stress on a water heater will eventually wear it down past the point of no return, where repairs can only patch the system up for a brief time and aren’t cost-effective. The better option is to replace the entire water heater.

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The Importance of Water Testing for Your Well Water

Monday, February 13th, 2017

fresh-water-from-tapNot all homes in Silver Spring and Montgomery County have access to a municipal plumbing system. These homes instead rely on drawing their water from a ground well. Our plumbers are familiar with the plumbing systems necessary to keep water flowing from a well and into a home’s freshwater pipes. We work with well pumps, so if your home uses a well and  you’ve experienced issues with a drop in water pressure, contact our team. They can help with fixing your well pump or replacing it if necessary. Our regular maintenance will see that your well pump continues to work at its best.

Today, however, we’re going to address another important concern with wells, and one that our professionals can help you with as well: water testing.

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