Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

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

Your Roofing Contractor Checklist

Posted by Joey Haack on Sep 27, 2018 2:37:00 PM

If it’s time to repair or replace your roof, it’s important to choose your contractor carefully. Ask the following questions before hiring anyone to ensure you make a wise choice and avoid being scammed or receiving poor quality service.

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Topics: roofing

Symptoms of Clogged Pipes in Your Home

Posted by Joey Haack on Sep 21, 2018 3:19:00 PM

Has your shower been driving you nuts lately with its unsteady flow or low pressure? Have you noticed a nasty smell emanating from your kitchen sink or another drain in your home? Maybe the water in your toilet has been backing up or comes a little too close to overflowing after flushing. Any of these symptoms could be due to a clogged pipe.

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Topics: plumbing

What You Need to Know Before Hiring an HVAC Contractor

Posted by Joey Haack on Sep 14, 2018 11:24:00 AM

If you’re in the market for a new HVAC contractor or you’re a new homeowner who needs heating and cooling services for the first time, it’s important to choose carefully. You need to find a contractor with a good reputation in your community and the right credentials. Ask the following questions so you get great service and a contractor that has your best interests in mind.

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Topics: heating and cooling

Will Your Home Pass an Electrical Safety Inspection?

Posted by Joey Haack on Sep 6, 2018 3:59:00 PM

In 2016, fire departments in the U.S. reported more than 1.3 million fires and 3,390 civilian deaths. An estimated 457,500 were structure fires, 78.1% of which were residential. Needless to say, keeping your electrical system in check and having it inspected regularly is imperative.

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Topics: electrical