Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc Blog: Archive for September, 2014

Hydrojetting: The Best Alternative!

Friday, September 26th, 2014

What Is Hydrojetting & What Are Its Benefits?


HydrojettingWhen it comes to the popular method of cleaning with high pressure streams of water, hydrojetting is not only trending but it is considered to be a top plumbing service. In fact, a plumber can literally blast water with extreme pressure from 8,000 to 50,000 PSI for pipe cleaning and other common plumbing uses. The task of hydrojetting grease or hydrojetting debris around a home or property is viewed as a proven method that is both effective and efficient.

What is Hydrojetting?

While the process of power washing is often compared to the plumbing specialty of hydrojetting, the difference is a simply hydro-jet cleaning device is great for cleaning a driveway or car; while professional hydrojetting is linked to using a range of high pressures for plumbing purposes. The use of this powerful water blaster requires professional expertise, and the use of required safety equipment to protect the worker’s face and other body areas from accidental injury caused by the delivery of this ultra-high pressure plumbing specialty.

Hydrojetting a Sewer or Other Drainage Systems

The use of hydrojetting for cleaning out storm drains and clogged pipes involves high pressure water jetting for residential and commercial customers desiring effective drain line cleaning and repair. In turn, a customer can expect this specialized plumbing service to help restore water flow and drainage. There are glowing online testimonials from happy plumbing customers who said the use of hydrojetting finally sorted out their clogged pipes and drains.

Regular Home Maintenance With Hydrojetting

Cedar Falls PlumberThere is a view from top plumbers that yearly and even quarterly hydrojetting service is highly recommended for both clearing current and ongoing pipe and drain issues around a residential or commercial property. The use of hydrojetting is a “far more effective cleaning process” for pipes and drains than the use of pipe snakes and other methods, say longtime plumbers commenting online. Thus, the view is to use hydrojetting instead of metal or other drain snakes.

Overall, the use of hydrojetting and scrubbing to clean out a residential or commercial plumbing and clogged pipes is highly recommended by plumbers who now view hydrojetting as a standard process to clean out drain pipes.

Stop waiting for the perfect time to take care of your home’s drains and call Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. at (319) 266-3513 today for Hydrojetting services in the Cedar Falls area! 

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What You Must Know Before Hiring Heating & Cooling Services

Friday, September 19th, 2014

What To Look For When Hiring a Heating & Cooling Company


Cedar Falls HVACThe three main important criteria to consider when choosing a heating and cooling company are license, insurance and experience. Jobs involving the heating and cooling of any structure can get quite complex and should be taking seriously. There are secondary criteria that can be acknowledged, but these 3 are what ensure that the job is done right the first time around. This article will illustrate why they are important from the home and business owner’s perspective.


When a business or home owner is able to get away with hiring a non licensed and accredited company or individual to do a plumbing job satisfactory, is not usually the same for heating and cooling. This aspect of the home is usually quite complex, and if the home or business owner doesn’t think responsibly, the possibility of having a the incident reoccur or left incomplete is highly likely. When choosing the right company for your heating and cooling job, a home or business owner should probe the company’s website and verified that they possess the required license and accreditation. This should be done prior to confirmation with that particular company’s hiring.


HVAC ServicesThis is also another area that will go unrecognized by a home or business who are in need of emergency heat and cooling repairs made to their building. An inexperienced worker could cause extra damages or incomplete repairs to a heating and cooling system. It takes many years of training and practice to become a specialist in the HVAC industry. Hence, a low price should not be the main criteria what choosing a heating and cooling specialist. If this is done, it could end up costing the home or business owner much more that they bargained for in the long run.


This is also an overlooked, yet important aspect when choosing the right heating and cooling company to do the job. Even though the job might seem simple, the fact that employees are working amongst highly pressurized pipes and line, the homeowner should ensure that company has insurance. This insurance should cover both the heating and cooling specialist and the residents/employees of the structure, if an unexpected incident of injury should arise. Allowing a HVAC company without insurance to work for your home or business can be quite risky. If a faulty workmanship should damage the workman or anyone else on your property, you stand the chance of getting sued by these individuals.

We want to make sure our Cedar Falls customers are happy, so leave the heating and cooling projects up to Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Don’t delay and call (319) 266-3513 today!

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Why bringing in a professional is always a better choice than DIY

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Reasons why hiring a professional is the right choice for that DIY project


Cedar Falls PlumberAsk any of the professional plumbers who work for our plumbing company and they will be able to tell you many stories of the problems they have encountered after a homeowner has attempted to complete their own plumbing jobs. Plumbing is a specialized area of home maintenance, construction and repair that our plumbers spend years learning to complete correctly. When a homeowner has any installation, maintenance or repair to keep complete that involves the plumbing of a home they should contact our professional service as we can complete any task and provide a greater lifespan for the plumbing in a home than any DIY repair.

Reduce Safety and Health Concerns with a Professional Plumber

Even the simplest plumbing job completed incorrectly by a homeowner can create major issues that can have a detrimental effect on the structure of a property or the residents of a home. Professional plumbers can spot and stop leaks that can damage the interior of walls and cause structural issues that make the property unsafe. Leaks and water damage can also encourage mold spores to grow that can create health issues, such as breathing problems for the residents of a property.

Ensure the Integrity of Plumbing Work with a Professional Warranty

Cedar Falls PlumbingHomeowners who decide to undertake a variety of plumbing work in their own home are placed at a disadvantage when compared to those seeking the assistance of a professional plumbing company. Professional plumbing companies, such as ourselves, usually provide a warranty that covers their work from problems and damage for a specified amount of time. A homeowner not working with our company will be forced to call in a professional company if the repair or installation they enacted is damaged in the future.

Professional Plumbers Save you Money in the Long Run

Working with a professional plumbing company is also a good way of making sure good money is not spent after bad. Throughout our history we have been called out to enact repairs to plumbing tasks completed by homeowners looking to save a little money by doing their own plumbing work. This is usually a false economy as we are generally forced to remove the work completed by the homeowner and repeat their repair or installation in the correct way. Studies have shown that employing a professional plumber can increase the lifespan of a completed task and reduce the need for future repairs to take place in the near future.

Are you looking to upgrade your Cedar Falls home? Call Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. at (319) 266-3513 and get started today!

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Ways to make sure you're ready for the winter

Friday, September 5th, 2014

7 Recommended Pre-Winter Heating & Cooling Services


Cedar Falls Heating MaintenanceWhen it comes to your heating your home it’s important to make sure that everything is running smoothly before the winter months hit. There’s nothing worse than having your heater breakdown during sub-zero conditions. The best way you can prevent trouble before its starts is by having a heating and cooling professional preform tune up services before it gets cold.

When you hire a professional to tune-up your heating and cooling system for the winter, they should provide these 7 services.

Inspect and Replace the Filter

If you a have a filter in your heating and cooling system, it needs to be changed on a regular basis. Having your tune-up specialist check and change the filter will help keep the air cleaner, your furnace last longer, and run more efficiently.

Check the Thermostat Calibration

Proper thermostat calibration ensures that it is running properly. This will help save you money on your heating bills.

Ensure Proper Air Flow

The better the air flow of your system the more efficient and effective it will be. A good technician can check the air flow of your system with a pilot tube assembly and correct any air flow problems.

Lubricate Moveable Parts

There are a lot of moving parts in your heating and cooling unit. A professional will be able to check and make sure that all of these parts are working properly and are well-lubricated.

Inspect and Replace Blower Parts

Your heating and cooling system uses a blower to help air move from one part of your home to another. Because this part is used so frequently, it wears out more than any other part of the system. A good technician can check to make sure your blower is working properly and replace or repair it if necessary.

Cedar Falls Heating Tune UpCheck the Evaporator Coil

The evaporator coil increases the warming capacity, improves air flow and helps to improve interior air quality. A good HVAC professional can find the evaporator coil inside the small crawl space where it is located and check the state of the coil.

Measure the Refrigerant Pressure

Refrigerant and heating pressure is another important part of your heating and cooling system. A good quality technician will check the pressure and make any necessary changes or repairs.

When you hire the right professional to tune-up your heating system, you can rest assured that it will work properly and efficiently all season long.

Is your HVAC unit ready for the winter? Make sure it is by calling Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. at (319) 266-3513 and scheduling a service call today!

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