Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

5 Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

Posted by Joey Haack on May 18, 2019 11:45:00 AM

Plumbing is part of your everyday life. Unfortunately, so are its defects. Don’t let common plumbing issues trip you up! Check out these five commonly asked plumbing questions—and their answers. 

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Topics: plumbing

Pros and Cons of Metal Siding

Posted by Joey Haack on May 10, 2019 2:15:00 PM


Metal has become more accepted in recent years as an effective siding material. Sheet metal is a competitive option for homeowners seeking reliable, durable siding. Like any material, metal has its drawbacks, but if you can approach metal siding with an informed point of view, it can be an excellent addition to your home. Here’s what you need to know about the pros and cons of metal siding. 

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Topics: siding

How Do I Know If I Should Replace My Siding?

Posted by Joey Haack on May 1, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Let’s face it. Your siding performs a thankless job, day in and day out. If you’re not careful, months or even years can pass before you remember to consider its condition. With proper care and maintenance, siding can last a substantial amount of time, but even the highest quality materials will one day need to be replaced. Here’s what to look for to know when it’s time for your siding to go. 

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Topics: maintenance, siding

Tips for Avoiding Roof Leaks

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 25, 2019 3:04:00 PM

Your roof acts as your home’s first line of defense against wind, rain, and snow. To keep it working properly, you’ll need to invest some time and energy into maintaining it. Check out these tips for avoiding roof leaks in your home. 

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Topics: roofing, maintenance

What Are Common Causes of Pipe Corrosion?

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 15, 2019 2:33:00 PM

It works silently, secretly destroying the very makeup of your home’s plumbing. As a homeowner, it’s important to recognize the threat of corrosion and understand its consequences. Here’s what you need to know about what causes corrosion and how you can monitor for its effects.  

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Topics: plumbing, maintenance

Improve Your Home's Exterior with Architectural Metals

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 9, 2019 1:44:00 PM

The interior of your home is likely a reflection of your style, personality, and taste. You've probably decorated it with your favorite colors, chosen furniture you enjoy, and personalized each room to your liking. Can you say the same thing about the exterior of your home? Architectural metals are a way to elevate the outside of your home, just as you did on the inside. Check out the different ways you can improve your home’s exterior with architectural metals. 

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Topics: home improvements

What Is a Lighting Retrofit?

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 5, 2019 2:51:00 PM

With all the talk about energy efficiency, you've likely heard the term "lighting retrofit" a time or two. The benefits of a lighting retrofit can make a significant difference in your day-to-day life as a homeowner or business owner. We've tackled some of the frequently asked questions surrounding lighting retrofits and their impact, from the basic definition to benefits. Check out the information below, and then schedule your own lighting consultation with an electrician near you! 

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Topics: electrical

Frequently Asked HVAC Questions

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 28, 2019 2:40:00 PM

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system plays a major role in your day-to-day routine, especially in the summer and winter months. While you don't have to be an expert on all things HVAC, it is important to have a basic understanding of your system and its needs. Check out these common questions to learn more about your HVAC system. 

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Topics: heating and cooling

How Often Should My Gutters be Cleaned and Tuned?

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 20, 2019 2:30:00 PM

As a homeowner, you’re familiar with your property’s need for regular maintenance. Your gutter system is no exception! Gutters are needed to safely direct water away from your home. Neglecting your system can cause them to fail, causing trouble down the road. Here’s how often your gutters need to be cleaned and tuned—and why it’s important. 

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Topics: gutters

Is It Safe to Use Chemical Drain Cleaners?

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 12, 2019 1:46:00 PM

When you’re in a quick pinch, it can be tempting to dump a bit of chemical drain cleaner down your sink and expect it to fix your clogged pipes. Unfortunately, chemical drain cleaners can do far more damage than you might expect. On top of that, they’re rarely effective and can hide the true source of your plumbing problem. Instead of reaching for a bottle of stinky chemicals, consider using natural drain cleaners, getting out the drain snake, or enlisting the help of a professional. You may be surprised to find out the different ways chemical drain cleaners are unsafe to use. 

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Topics: plumbing