Aren’t Getting Enough Hot Water? Here’s What May Be Wrong With Your Water Heater

January 8th, 2024

Water is the source of life. And hot water sure seems like a close second, doesn’t it? We know that it’s hard to imagine getting through a typical day if there wasn’t hot water flowing from taps and showerheads when we needed it.

You’ve enjoyed a steady supply of hot water from your water heater. But now, something is wrong. The water is running out earlier, and that’s making mornings in your household into a stampede to get to the showers first. What’s wrong, and do you need water heater repair in Lake Worth, FL, or possibly even a new water heater?

We’re here to answer your questions about why you’ve got a water heater that isn’t holding up its half of the bargain.

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Why Your House Has Low Water Pressure

December 25th, 2023

You’ve noticed something wrong with the water coming from the faucets and showerheads in your house: the water pressure is much lower, and it’s making regular tasks annoying if not downright impossible. Why has the water pressure dropped so suddenly?

In this post, we’ll look at several of the possible causes of a decline in water pressure in your home and help you know when you’ll need to call for professional plumbing service in Lake Worth, FL to fix it.

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Why You May Need a Water Softener for Your Home 

December 11th, 2023

Hard water is a common problem we face with our water supply. The “hardness” of water is a measure of its mineral content: the more minerals such as calcium and magnesium are suspended in the water, the harder the water is. Hard water can often escape through municipal treatment plants because the minerals enter the water through the pipes, transporting it to homes and businesses.

Hard water won’t hurt you to drink. In fact, the minerals in hard water are considered part of a regular diet and are found in many of the foods and liquids you consume. But you still don’t want hard water in your house, and to counteract it requires arranging for our team to install a whole-house water softener in Lake Worth, FL.

Here’s why a water softener is so beneficial if you’ve got hard water in your house.

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Emergency Plumbing: When Do You Need It?

November 27th, 2023

Almost any plumbing problem can seem like an emergency if it strikes at the right time and you’re already frazzled from other issues. If your gut instinct tells you that you’ve got a plumbing problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible, go with your gut! Even if it turns out that the trouble wasn’t as urgent as you thought, you won’t regret that you called professional plumbers to look into it. We’re ready with the 24-hour emergency plumbing in Lake Worth, FL you need, no matter the fiasco you have on your hands.

But let’s take a breath, step back, and look at the bigger picture of your home plumbing so we can ask the question, “What plumbing problems are the most urgent?” We’ll look into the situations that require emergency plumbing. 

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Signs You May Need Repiping for Your Home

November 13th, 2023

It’s easy to think of the plumbing in a home as something that will always endure for as long as the house is around. But this isn’t true—pipes wear down over time like anything else in a house, and piping material also becomes outdated. At some point, you’ll need to have some amount of repiping in your home. It might be limited, or you may need to opt for whole-house repiping. 

We’re the team you can trust for your needs for repiping in Lake Worth, FL. We work with materials supported by the broader plumbing industry and we never cut corners. No matter what amount of repiping you need, we’ll see you get the best service possible.

If you’re wondering how to tell that you need repiping, we’ve put together a list of warning signs to watch for.

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6 Warning Sounds From a Malfunctioning AC to Listen For

October 16th, 2023

At some point in the future, we may have air conditioning systems with intricate diagnosis programs that allow them to immediately alert homeowners to malfunctions and their exact causes so they can receive the proper repairs as soon as possible. Since we aren’t at this technological point yet, homeowners need to understand the other signs ACs will send when they aren’t working right. One of the most important of these signs are unusual noises.

Since you run your air conditioning system for many hours throughout the year, you know what it sounds like under normal conditions. When some new or loud noise interrupts the gentle whir of the fans, the compressor, and the occasional drip of water, it may mean you need to call us for AC repair in Lake Worth, FL. Below we’ll go over six of the most common of these air conditioning warning sounds. 

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Don’t Use Store-Bought Drain Cleaners to Unclog Your Drains!

October 2nd, 2023

We know that clogged drains are one of the biggest nuisances you can encounter with your plumbing. They’re frustrating, and sometimes you just want to get rid of them as fast as possible. You already tried using a sink or toilet plunger, and when that didn’t work, you next reached for a trusty bottle of liquid drain cleaner…

We’ll stop you right there: no matter what promises these so-called “drain cleaners” may make, no matter how many of them are on the shelves at the store, they should never go down any of the drains in your home. No professional plumber recommends using them. If you have an obstinate drain clog that a plunger won’t clear, the best next step is to call us for professional drain cleaning in Lake Worth, FL.

What’s so bad about store-bought drain cleaners? We’ll explain below.

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Was This the Last Summer for Your AC?

September 18th, 2023
An old air conditioner unit, in need of updating, sitting in tall weeds

Air conditioning in Lake Worth, FL is something we have to think about all around the year. We don’t have long winter seasons where air conditioners stay off for months at a time—and this means our ACs accumulate plenty of wear and tear. 

As we move out of the summer and you won’t need your AC running as often, you may want to consider your AC’s condition. It won’t last forever, especially in the rigors of the Florida heat, and if it’s time to replace yours, the off-season is the best time to schedule it. We’ll go over questions to ask about your AC that will help you figure out if this was its last summer of cooling.

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How to Tell You Have a Slab Leak—And What to Do About It

September 4th, 2023

Slab leaks are one of the more serious problems you can have with your home’s plumbing. A slab leak is a type of pipe leak that occurs down in the foundation slab of your home. These leaks can add up to a great deal of water waste and eventual damage to your home’s foundation.

But how can you tell you have a slab leak if it’s buried out of sight under your home? That’s the tricky part. It takes professional plumbers to do slab leak detection in Lake Worth, FL and pinpoint the location of the leak so they can repair it. You’ll have to watch for warning signs of the problem so you’ll know when to reach out to experts. 

Below we’ll look at some of the ways you can notice that you may have a slab leak.

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Why Choose Us?

August 20th, 2023

Be sure to bookmark the General Plumbing and Air Conditioning blog to start learning the ins and outs of plumbing and HVAC.

We’ll regularly post energy-saving tips, how-to’s on troubleshooting your systems, and breakdowns on even the most complex industry-related terms and concepts.

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Our first blog topic that we’ll choose is going to get at the heart of a lot of customer complaints. What differentiates a good plumber or AC technician from an amateur or a sub-par technician? The answer is complicated, and requires a lot of explanations, so we’ll try to break it down as simply and effectively as possible.

There are many aspects of service to evaluate from a customer’s perspective. There’s the responsiveness and ease of their phone lines and customer service. There’s the knowledge, experience, and professionalism of their technicians or plumbers. There’s even the price to consider, since some plumbers just cost too much money for certain budgets.

Once you weigh all of these factors, it’ll become very clear how we differentiate ourselves from other professionals in the area, and why you might be better off calling us each and every time.

We’re Known for Red Carpet Service

First, let’s start with our motto: “Red Carpet Service, Every Time.” What exactly does that mean and why do we say it so often?

Well, we like to use the phrase “rolling out the Red Carpet” because everyone usually understands this as premier service. Regardless of whether you’re paying $100 or $10,000 for our services, we will always treat you like one of our premier customers. This isn’t just for the sake of reviews, it also makes it easier for us to communicate clearly with customers if they feel like they’re being taken care of. Our Red Carpet Service is designed to make things as easy and simple as possible for you.

Experience and Craftsmanship

You might have noticed on other pages of our website that we’ve been in business for generations. Sure, we’ve changed personnel many times since then, but we’re still a family-owned and operated company with the same values that we’ve always had. Businesses like ours don’t stay in business due to sheer luck.

We’ve compiled our decades of industry experience as a tool to use for every customer that calls us. We’re never surprised with a unique situation or an out of the box solution. We’re experts, and you can bet that our craftsmanship is worth the cost.

Licensing, Insurance, and Background Checks

A lot of AC technicians can talk the talk, but can they walk the walk? Licensing, insurance, and background checks are good ways to ensure that you’re not purchasing a service that you’ll regret.

We have to go through rigorous processes to get licensed and insured. This means you’ll never be held liable or responsible for any problems or injuries that happen with or on your property. Then we go the extra mile to background check our staff so we trust them.

Accurate Pricing and Trust

All of this sounds great until the bill comes. Any good plumber or AC technician will know to give you an accurate price before the work is done, so you’re not left holding a bill that you can’t afford. Nobody likes being in that situation, and we totally understand why.

So, our team prides itself on using diagnosis information to give you a price that’s accurate. The more accurate our price, the more likely you are to trust us and call us again for service in the future. Let us prove how good we are with our pricing and diagnoses by working with our team for your next job.

Schedule an appointment with General Plumbing and Air Conditioning! Red Carpet Service, Every Time.

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