Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

What Does it Mean to Have My Gutters Tuned?

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 8, 2018 9:29:00 AM

They do a thankless job, but every once in a while, your gutters need some attention, too. Just like your car needs its oil changed or you need your annual checkup, your gutters need to be tuned. A trained professional can do this for you, or you may be able to do it yourself. Here’s what it means to have your gutters professionally tuned. 

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Topics: gutters

Should I Repair or Replace Leaky Faucets?

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 29, 2018 1:38:00 PM

It’s right up there next to nails on a chalkboard: the sound of a leaky faucet. Something has to be done for the sake of your sanity (and water bill), but how do you know whether it’s time to repair or replace? Check out this guide on when to fix it and when to throw in the towel. 

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Topics: plumbing

Why is it Important to Have Regular Maintenance on My HVAC System?

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 20, 2018 2:56:00 PM

Your home comfort system is a basic part of your everyday life. When it’s working, it’s probably the last thing on your mind. It’s for this very reason that regular maintenance on your HVAC system is so important. Regular maintenance makes your HVAC a home comfort system rather than a home concern system. Check out these benefits of regular maintenance. 

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Topics: heating and cooling

Do I Need to Worry About Outlets That Don’t Work?

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 14, 2018 2:03:00 PM

Electricity is nothing to mess around with, but not every electrical issue is a major problem. Because it’s such an integral part of our daily routine, we often take electricity for granted. You plug in your hairdryer just like you do every day, and…nothing. Your faulty outlet may not need to be a source of worry. In fact, it may not be a faulty outlet at all. Ask yourself the following questions to help determine why an outlet that isn’t working.

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Topics: electrical

How to Locate a Roof Leak

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 9, 2018 2:12:00 PM

 

If you’ve recently noticed a dark stain forming somewhere on your ceiling inside your home, you likely have a roof leak. If you can safely enter your attic, you should be able to fairly easily locate where the water is entering your home. Here are some simple steps you should take to pinpoint a roof leak. 

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Topics: roofing

Should I Install an HVAC Zoning System?

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 1, 2018 2:50:00 PM

Unlike a conventional HVAC system, which heats or cools a whole house through a single control, a home zoning system allows you to heat or cool specific areas individually. This can help you stay more comfortable in the parts of your home that you’re using while saving energy and money. Heating and cooling your entire home all the time—regardless of how your family is using it—can be wasteful and expensive.

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Topics: heating and cooling

Signs You Have a Plumbing Leak in Your Home

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 23, 2018 1:23:00 PM

Leaks in your home can be difficult to detect because so many pipes are hidden from view under floors and inside ceilings and walls. By the time you notice you have a problem, some of the damage could be irreparable, which makes early detection crucial. Knowing what signs to look for can help you discover a leak early and limit the damage it causes.

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Topics: plumbing

Why is it Important to Have My Gutters Tuned?

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 15, 2018 2:24:00 PM

Your gutters play a vital role in protecting your property from serious water damage. If your gutters are properly taken care of, they will channel rainwater and melted ice and snow safely off your roof and away from your home.

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Topics: gutters

What is an Electrical Short?

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 11, 2018 2:16:00 PM

An electrical short, or short circuit, is a low-resistance connection between two conductors (objects that allow electricity to flow through them) that are supplying electricity to a circuit. A short occurs when a current follows an unintended path, bypassing the route it’s supposed to take.

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Topics: electrical

HVAC Basics: How Your System Works

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 3, 2018 3:47:00 PM

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. In many homes, an HVAC system integrates all three of these individual functions, working together to deliver clean, fresh air throughout the year. Today, we’re going back to the basics to give you a good foundation of understanding for the next time you need to repair or replace your home’s system. 

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Topics: heating and cooling