Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Westlake’

Get Ready for Spring With a Sump Pump!

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Here at Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing, we’re on a mission to make sure that homeowners stay safe and protected from flash floods. They’re a problem in many areas of the country and they can be extremely bad in the spring. When the snow and ice melt, and the temperatures rapidly warm up, water can become a major issue for the basements of homes all throughout our area.

Consider investing in a sump pump in Westlake, OH! This nifty piece of technology can simply drain out the water that would otherwise flood your basement and send it somewhere gravity can remove it. If you’re new to the world of sump pumps, or perhaps you’re a veteran to this kind of plumbing technology, we’d like you to keep reading to learn why you might want a sump pump this spring!

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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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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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Time to Get That Furnace Tuned-Up

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Sometimes we wish we lived in a climate where heaters were not necessary. It can be dreamy to imagine living in the tropics with fresh fruits and coconut water all year long, but unfortunately, that’s just not realistic for a lot of us. And plus—we love having access to all four seasons and the fun events that come with them, so it’s worth the price of a heating system.

As we jump into October, it’s becoming clear that heating season is upon us. We need to be ready for the steady drop in temperature that we’re about to experience. Our team provides furnace maintenance in Westlake for homeowners who would like to start the season off strong.

However, if you’re looking for a few extra ways to improve your comfort and keep your system in good shape, then keep reading! We’re going to go over some additional practices homeowners should do to prepare for the winter.

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Westland HVAC & Plumbing’s Very Own Dan Bigley Achieves 25 Years of Service with Westland!

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Westlake, OH. – August 2nd , 2021 – This month, Westland wants to give a very big congratulations to Dan Bigley as he reaches his 25-year work anniversary! Dan has been with Westland since 1996, applying due to knowing Zack and knowing that his dad was looking for help; not thinking that he would make a career out of it! Dan first started working on residential replacements, new home system installations, and duct cleaning – becoming a lead installer after a few short years. Once Westland started doing more new commercial construction, Dan moved into that department and ran those projects for a few years. In 2007, he moved into the Project Manager role and has been running multiple new construction jobs a year since!

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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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What to Do, and What NOT to Do, to Your Boiler

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Boilers are durable if anything. They’re some of the most long-lasting and durable systems on the market if that’s what you’re looking for. We recommend them for homeowners that are tired of forced-air heating and want a powerful system that will last them with minor repairs and maintenance over a couple of decades.

That being said, there’s a catch. Boilers are durable as long as you treat them well. Some boilers run into early replacements and extremely expensive repairs needs only after one or two years due to neglect. Sure, we offer boiler service in Westlake, OH for everything that you might need, but wouldn’t it be nice if we helped prevent the need for boiler service?

Today, we’re going to talk about the do’s and don’ts of boiler malfunctions. We’ll cover everything from what you should do to your boiler, to what you should never—under any circumstances—do to your boiler.

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Our Guide to Repairing or Replacing Your Heater

Monday, January 11th, 2021
Cooling and heating with duct work in basement

One of the hardest parts about being a heater owner is that you need to decide when you’re ready to have the system replaced or repaired. There’s no class in high school or accurate guides available these days that can tell you exactly the information you’re looking for, which is why we’re looking to change that.

We’re going to use a nifty point system to determine whether your heater should be repaired or replaced. If you score low enough on the point scale, then your heater is probably fine for a targeted repair and routine maintenance every year. If it scores high enough, then you might make a more cost-effective decision by investing in heater replacement in Westlake, OH.

Ultimately, the choice is yours. But who says we can’t be along with you every step of the way to ensure you make the best choice?

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How Exactly Does Your Gas Furnace Work?

Monday, November 16th, 2020

This might seem like a strange blog post topic, but bear with us. When furnaces are neglected, they often become dangerous. These systems rely on yearly maintenance, fast and effective repairs, and the vigilance of a homeowner who is ready to call for professional help when the need arises. Thus, it’s becoming more and more important to us that you start to know how your furnace works and what role you have to play in its lifespan.

If you need help with your gas furnace in Westlake, OH, then you can always call us. Or, if you think it’s time to replace your system with a new one, we can do that too. The first priority of this post is to inform you about how your gas furnace works, the ins and outs of a combustion heating system, and when to notice that yours isn’t working properly.

With this insight, you should be ready to let us know when you need help, or at least feel more comfortable each night knowing your system is working properly.

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