Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

How to Avoid Home Electrical Fires

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 4, 2017 1:50:00 PM

Whether you live in an older home or one that was just built, you need to be careful when it comes to electricity. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), home electrical fires account for approximately 51,000 fires and nearly 500 deaths each year. Take precautions by following these tips, and ensure your home and family are kept safe.

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Topics: electrical

How Often Should I Have My Gutters Cleaned?

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 30, 2017 7:55:00 AM

Climbing up on a ladder and getting your hands dirty by dipping them into cold, wet, muddy leaves and debris certainly isn’t fun, which is why many of us put it off or skip it altogether sometimes. Clogged gutters can cause all sorts of problems, however, sometimes resulting in thousands of dollars worth of damage. How can gutters cause so much harm? Read on to find out.

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Topics: gutters

How to Hang Your Christmas Lights Like a Pro

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 23, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Have you always wanted to turn your home into a winter wonderland, but you’ve never possessed the creativity to do it? Maybe you are creative, and you just want to know how to streamline the process and make sure everything is done as safely and efficiently as possible. Either way, these tips will help!

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Topics: roofing

How to Be Ready for a Plumbing Emergency

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As we all know, plumbing emergencies can strike suddenly, sometimes at the worst possible times—like when we’re home alone or during a big holiday party. Having some background knowledge on what to do if water starts spewing from a pipe or fixture could potentially save you a lot of money and heartache. If you don’t stop a water problem as soon as possible, a lot of damage can be done to your home. 

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Topics: plumbing

Why Do I Need to Have My Gas Furnace Inspected Every Year?

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 9, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Why do you need to change the oil in your car and go to the dentist? Just like your car and teeth, your furnace needs to be inspected and cleaned periodically. If you have a cavity, you can’t just let it go, or it could become very painful and cause serious issues. If you don’t change the oil in your car, it could break down permanently. If you don’t have your furnace inspected annually, you could risk your health and safety and end up burning a very large hole in your wallet.

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Topics: heating and cooling

Why Is My Faucet Leaking?

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 2, 2017 11:35:00 AM

Drip, drip, drip. Is there anything more annoying than a leaky faucet? The constant drip into a sink or tub in a quiet home is enough to make anyone go crazy. As you lie awake at night listening to the repetitive sound, you’re probably asking yourself why on earth is my faucet leaking? And, better yet, how do I fix it?

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Topics: plumbing

Warning Signs that Your Roof Is Failing

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 23, 2017 11:35:00 AM
It’s easy to forget about your roof until a problem occurs, but there are many common warning signs telling you something is damaged and needs to be addressed. Some of these signs are obvious, but others may be trickier to spot without professional help.
 
If your roof is beginning to fail, you may notice one or more of the following signs. If you do, it's best to take immediate action and call your local roofing contractor to fix the problem as soon as possible to minimize the  damage to your roof and home.
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Topics: roofing

Why Do I Need to Change My Furnace Filter?

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 18, 2017 2:44:00 PM

With the winter months soon approaching, it’s worth taking the time to ensure you’re getting the most out of your furnace. By changing your furnace's filter at the recommended intervals, you can reap numerous benefits, including better health and a lower energy bill. Today, we'll look at the top benefits of changing your furnace filter and how often it should be done.

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Topics: heating and cooling

Do My Air Ducts Really Need to Be Cleaned Regularly?

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 11, 2017 12:30:00 PM

You want your home to be safe and comfortable at all times, and this can largely depend on the temperature and quality of air in your home. If you're among the many who easily get allergies or colds from outside irritants, the last thing you want is airborne dust or debris in your home to make things worse.

While cleaning your air ducts may seem like an obvious solution for improving your indoor air quality, it may not be necessary or very helpful at all. Use this article as a guide to help you determine whether you should have your air ducts cleaned or look for a different solution to improve your home's air quality.

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Topics: indoor air quality

How to Get Quality Service from Your Heating and Cooling Company

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 7, 2017 10:40:00 AM

When it comes to your home, you want to ensure that you’re always getting the best service available. However, some HVAC companies up-sell their products and services to unsuspecting homeowners, and this can be problematic beyond just the price tag. You want to rest easy knowing that your heating and cooling system is working its  best and will continue to do so for years to come. With this guide, you’ll learn how to work wisely with your HVAC company to get the quality service you expect!

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Topics: heating and cooling