Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. Blog: Archive for April, 2016

Is it Time to Install a Dehumidifier?

Monday, April 25th, 2016

If you’ve lived in Iowa through even one summer, then you are familiar with high humidity. Excess humidity can make the hottest of days seem even that more miserable. In addition to making you uncomfortable, too much humidity can actually lead to home damage and require you to run your air conditioner more often. The relative humidity level in your home should be between 30-50%, as any higher than this is inefficient and unhealthy. We’ve listed some benefits of dehumidifier installation below.

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Signs Your Water Heater May Be Failing

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Your home’s water heater may possibly be the most expensive component of your plumbing system. Keeping this in mind, you want to take care of problems right away if you suspect something is wrong. But how do you know if something’s amiss? Fortunately, many common water heater issues are relatively simple to figure out.

You will, however, want to contact a professional to take care of any repairs you need right away. But what if repairs just aren’t enough? If you have an aging water heater, and it’s experiencing any of the following troubling signs, it may be time to retire your system and replace it with a new one.

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3 Causes of Clogged Toilets

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Toilets are the single most important plumbing appliance in your home, for obvious reasons. When they get clogged up, they can bring your household screeching to a halt, and while the simplest issues (i.e., clogs caused by human waste and toilet paper) can usually be covered by the use of a plunger and some good old-fashioned elbow grease, other causes require a professional plumber’s attention. Here in Waverly, IA, you have a reliable service on call to help, but we’ve found you can avoid a clogged toilet simply by monitoring what you flush down it during the day. Here are 3 causes of clogged toilets that should watch out for.

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How Does UV Water Disinfection Work?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

If you think back to high school science class, you can likely recall the basics of UV (or ultraviolet light), which lies beyond our ability to see, but which can affect us nonetheless. In sunlight, it causes our skin to tan or burn. In smaller amounts, such as those present in a UV light bulb, it can interact with the detergent in our laundry to make white clothes glow in the dark. (It’s how you get that effect at amusement parks or rock concerts). But UV light can serve a far more important role than momentary amusement. When applied properly, it can help make the water in your Hudson, IA home a whole lot cleaner and safer. All you need is a UV water disinfection system in your home.

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