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Grinding, Squealing and Screeching: Interpreting the Noises Your HVAC Makes

If something is failing or going amiss with your HVAC unit, chances are, your HVAC unit is letting you know something is not quite right. However, most of the cues come in the form of sounds that many of us may overlook. If you hear your HVAC unit grinding, squealing, screeching or squeaking, it is letting you know it needs help. I was unaware of these cues and overlooked them. It ended up costing me a lot of money in repairs. I want to make sure that does not happen to other people, so I made this website. I hope you learn how to interpret the noises your HVAC unit is making so you can get it the repairs it needs before you incur a costly repair, or worse, permanently ruin your unit for good.

Grinding, Squealing and Screeching: Interpreting the Noises Your HVAC Makes

3 Ways to Know if You Need Sewer Line Repair

by Billie Carlson

Many property owners neglect their plumbing. This can lead to them needing to get sewer line repairs. Perhaps you have some bad habits that are putting you at risk for sewer repair. Clogs are one of the main issues that individuals face with their plumbing systems. Overlooked clogs are a serious issue because they can lead to more serious issues such as indoor flooding. When an indoor flood with raw sewage occurs, the clean-up required for safety reasons may mean that you will need to hire a professional clean-up company. The following points will equip you with the knowledge to recognize when you may need sewer line repair.

You're Plunging Regularly

At some point, most households will encounter a plumbing issue that requires them to plunge their sinks or toilets. This should not happen regularly though. If you find that you frequently must use a plunger, there is likely a clog within your plumbing. The clog could be located too far within the plumbing system for you to dislodge it. Sometimes clogs are not the result of materials such as debris that was flushed or rinsed down drains. Tree roots can invade plumbing systems and wreak havoc. 

You're Using Use of Chemicals

Some over-the-counter drain cleaners are corrosive. They can cause plumbing issues to become worse. However, there are property owners who use these products without fully understanding the potential consequences. A simple clog could result in major plumbing attention being needed if you use chemical products. Also, the frequent use of chemical products is a good indicator that there is a need for a professional to correct the plumbing issue.

You're Noticing Slow Drainage

A properly working plumbing system will drain water and waste away efficiently. If you notice that your drainage is slow, there is likely a clog in the system. Clogs that are not cleared by plunging will probably require a professional. Slow drainage is a serious matter because there is a possibility that your toilet(s) can overflow. 

A plumber is a good resource to use when you suspect that you have a sewer line issue. They can inspect your plumbing system and determine what is causing the issue. Many plumbers today use a technology that allows them to see pipes underground. This allows them to know where to dig if needed, which is a good thing because it minimizes the chances of your lawn getting ruined.