Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Insulate Your Pipes to Protect Them

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Temperatures are dropping, and soon they’ll be hitting record low levels. Every year it seems like we are hitting new record lows while we stay indoors with our heating systems to fight against the heat. Before we get into anything, we’d just like to reassure you that we’re here for you! The team at Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing can provide you with high-quality services for your heating system that will ensure you stay warm this winter, guaranteed.

However, today we’re not talking about your heater. We’re talking about your pipes. Frozen pipes are one of the worst things to experience during the wintertime. They can rupture and break (since water expands when it turns into ice) and then when it warms up again and thaws, it can leak and destroy your property. Let’s talk about frozen pipes in Westlake, OH, and how you can best avoid them.

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Drain Clogs: What’s the Biggest Culprit?

Monday, November 1st, 2021

This is an interesting question to any experienced plumber in our area. Homeowners might look throughout the internet and come up with the idea that the biggest culprit for drain clogs is “hygiene products” or “food waste.” But what if your home doesn’t cook that often and you’re still getting clogs? Or what if your bathroom drains are fine, but your kitchen drains are the ones getting clogged up?

These are the scenarios that make answering this question so difficult. But we’re always down for a challenge!

Today we’re going to focus on sink plumbing in Bay Village, OH and some of the biggest culprits of drain clogs in our area. The answer to this big question depends greatly on your lifestyle, but we hope we can point you in the right direction. Just don’t forget to call us for drain cleaning services if you need them!

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Everything to Know About Galvanized Steel Pipes

Monday, October 18th, 2021

To many homeowners, there are two types of pipe materials: lead pipes, and everything else. While we agree that lead pipes can pose a safety hazard to a much higher degree than other pipe materials like galvanized steel, older homes aren’t in the clear yet.

Galvanized steel pipes were used in homes before the 1960s when it became clear that they could corrode in ways that were destructive to homes. Galvanized steel pipes are sturdy but they can lose their structural integrity and lead to all sorts of problems. Also, galvanized steel pipes usually still contain lead, which means as they corrode you could have the same effect that you would with entirely lead pipes.

As your go-to local plumber in Westlake, OH, we’re going to talk about galvanized steel pipes, the pros and cons of having this plumbing material in your home, and why yours might need to be replaced.

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Don’t Pour Chemicals Down Your Bathroom Sink!

Monday, September 20th, 2021

We all know how convenient it is to head to your local grocery store for some drain cleaning chemicals. They’re neatly labeled and organized, promise a quick and easy solution, and sometimes they even show the chemical reaction on the back with cute pictures! How could you possibly go wrong with these store-bought solutions?

Well, chemicals rarely do the trick when it comes to draining your sink. And to make matters worse, they’re horrible for your home’s plumbing, the environment, and your personal health. We’d like all homeowners to know that we highly recommend steering clear of these chemicals.

Before you feel disappointed, remember that we have natural solutions for your sink plumbing in Strongsville, OH. If you keep reading, we’ll clue you in to how this can be an exciting opportunity to have your drains cleared by a team of professionals, water, and a little bit of elbow grease, instead of harmful chemicals.

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The 3 Major Types of Leaks to Know About

Monday, September 6th, 2021

We’re plumbing professionals in North Olmsted. As such, it’s important that we inform all our customers (and potential customers) about a common plumbing problem that can cause a lot of stress: leaks. Leaks might all sound like bad news, but we’d like to talk about the different types of leaks and why your solution might have to change depending on what’s going on in your home.

For instance, when there’s a pinhole leak in your plumbing in North Olmsted, OH, you might not notice it right away. In fact, many homes are plagued with tiny leaks that are virtually undetectable. That’s why having a team of experienced master plumbers on hand is the first step towards fixing your leaks.

Leaks come in all shapes and sizes, so we’re here to help you prepare for them. Let’s get into the three major types of leaks and how you might go about having them fixed.

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Solve Your Water Pressure Problems Today!

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Low water pressure is one of those elusive problems that can make homeowners scratch their heads again and again. Is it normal for your home to have low water pressure? Is it just certain appliances that are giving you water pressure problems? Or is there some kind of greater plumbing repair needed to relieve your water pressure problems?

Sometimes it can feel so overwhelming that you just want to shut down. We completely understand and we want to be clear that you’re not alone. Numerous issues could be causing low water pressure in your home, and if you’re struggling with this, then the first thing you should do is call us.

A certified plumber in Avon, OH can get to the bottom of your water pressure problems and fix them. Let’s work together to improve your water pressure, fix any potential leaks, and leave you feeling better.

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Could You Use a New Toilet?

Monday, June 28th, 2021

Toilets are essential to our everyday lives. When our toilets start to waste water, run incorrectly, or leak and clog too often, they can lead to a lower quality of life and some pretty bad horror stories. If your toilet is keeping your home from functioning in a way that keeps you happy and comfortable, then there’s something wrong that should be fixed.

Firstly, we’d like to tell you that we can provide fast and reliable toilet repairs when you need them. Whether it’s a clog, a leak, or some kind of mischievous problem that’s giving you headaches, we’ve got your back!

That being said, if you’re dealing with reoccurring toilet problems, or a toilet that’s wasting far too much water as it runs, then you might be in the perfect situation to upgrade it. When it comes to toilet plumbing in Westlake, OH, we can provide you with the necessary advice. Keep reading to learn more!

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3 Plumbing Woes to Watch Out For

Monday, April 19th, 2021

As your local neighborhood plumbers, we see a lot of bad situations. From overflowing toilets, to clogged drains, to entire sewage systems being backed up, we’ve seen it all. The problem is that homeowners often don’t know they’re in for a sticky situation until the problem reveals itself to them. There’s not a lot of correct information throughout the internet when it comes to plumbing problems, so we’re here to correct that one blog post at a time.

Let’s focus on three plumbing woes that can turn your day sour at any given moment. The more you know about specific problems and when to call for a plumber in Westlake, OH, the more likely you are to avoid them. Information is the key to success in this industry, and we’re here to provide it for you.

From clogged drains to overflowing toilets, we’re the team to call to get your plumbing system back on track.

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Springtime Is Sump Pump Season

Monday, April 5th, 2021

When spring rolls around, it’s easy to get swept up in the good vibes. Between the rising temperatures, the breezes that feel amazing, and the longer days, sometimes you’ve just got to take a walk and enjoy yourself. However, you know that’s not the only aspect of spring that we need to be ready for. There are also the infamous April showers.

When it rains here in Avon, it can absolutely pour. Having a go-to plumber in Avon, OH has never been more important because of the vicious storms we can get and the flooding that can occur. If you’ve got a home that lies beneath the water table, or that sees frequent flooding issues, then this is your yearly springtime PSA for sump pump service.

Sump pumps are the perfect tool to stop your home from getting constantly flooded every spring, and we’ll talk about exactly why this is.

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Westland HVAC Announces NEW Plumbing Division with Acquisition of David Frey Plumbing, LLC.

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2021

Westlake, Ohio – Westland Heating & Air Conditioning, Northeast Ohio’s 5-star rated HVAC company, announced its acquisition of David Frey Plumbing, LLC. The addition of David Frey Plumbing, LLC., a locally owned and family-operated plumbing company, expands Westland’s current service offering to now include plumbing. Westland will operate under its new name, Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing moving forward. This merger will present current and new customers with a “one-stop-shop” opportunity to solve all their HVAC and plumbing needs in one call.

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