How do I determine if I should repair or replace a home appliance?
Some experts suggest replacing a home appliance if the cost of repairing is more than half the price of buying and installing a new one. An appliance that’s nearing the end of its lifespan, or one that frequently needs repairs, may be worth replacing.
How Do I Unclog a Drain Pipe That Is Outside My House?
If the blockage is not too significant, force it out using a blow bag. This drain can be cleaned with a standard main snake, a water jet, or a blow bag. I prefer a standard main machine since it cleanses the pipe's interior, chops up any roots, and forces debris out. A jet will remove any sand and debris from the line by flushing the pipe with 2,500 pounds of water pressure and eliminating sludge and debris from the inner pipe walls. A blow bag is a tool that expands within a pipe until it locks in place and then forces water through the pipe. This device breaks through the clog but doesn't remove all the debris or scrape the pipe clean.
Is there an application fee and how is it determined?
Yes. The fee varies by interconnection level. A table of fees can be found here. Please note that if you ever decide to increase the size of your renewable resource system, you must file a new application and pay another application fee.
How Do I Maintain My Water Softener?
Water softeners are installed where the water line enters the home. A professional installer should carry out the installation. How do I Maintain My Water Softener? While most softeners need little care and will last for many years – problems may occasionally occur. To ensure smooth functioning, the water softener should regenerate at least once a week to assure its longevity. If your water softener is not working properly, there are several things to watch for: Check for salt build-up in the brine tank. If a crust has formed, remove it using a vacuum, clean with soap and water, and rinse well. If your water contains iron, check for iron deposits in the resin bed. If it is present, use an iron-removing product to clean the softener. Check the resin tank injector. If it is plugged with “dirty” salt, shut off the softener’s bypass plug, run a manual regeneration and then clean the injector and injector screen. Consider machines that have controls that minimize water use during regeneration. Often, one cycling a week will be sufficient for a family of four if the unit is sized properly.
What results can I expect from getting my air duct system cleaned?
You can expect significantly less dust in the indoor environment, better HVAC system efficiency. This, in turn, causes lower utility bills, prolonged furnace life, and a healthier environment. Although we cannot guarantee health benefits such as relief from allergy symptoms, less coughing & sneezing, and improved breathing, our service often produces this result.
How often should I replace my water filter?
The water filter inhibits scale formation and sediment build up. It also reduces chlorine, taste, and odor so your water and ice are clean and refreshing. Replace your water filter every year or every 750 gallons, whichever occurs first. Contact Home Alliance to schedule an appointment to do this for you.
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