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Winter Plumbing Problems? Chesapeake’s Trusted Service Provider is Ready to Respond

Darren Kincaid - Friday, January 15, 2021
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Central Plumbing and Heating here in Chesapeake to get things fixed fast, right, and at the most affordable possible. From leaking faucets, pipes, water heater, clogged toilets, plumbing problems can certainly ruin your day. We exist solely to resolve plumbing and heating issues that that pop up, day and night.

It not all about pipes and compressors. We can help you eradicate and prevent mold and mildew that is a common threat here in Chesapeake. Well maintained plumbing and HVAC systems is the single best way to prevent harmful mold and mildew from being a problem in your home. Give us a call and we’ll ensure that your next plumbing service includes an examination of the quality of your home’s air from a mold and mildew perspective.

Caring for your home is taking care of all repairs and maintaining the plumbing system. At the same time, it will be stress-free to avoid the hassle of calling an emergency plumber during an unholy hour and experiencing more discomfort in your everyday routine. You never realize how much you depend on the plumbing until you are faced with any plumbing issues.

For more tips on plumbing services, contact Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

PLUMBING SERVICES: Makes Life Better and Entirely Practical

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Routines in your homes have been stopped due to the recent pandemic that is happening around the world. The care and maintenance for the upkeep of the jobs in your homes that make life better and easier have been subjected to appointments or emergency repairs. Plumbers and repair technicians are your household angels in keeping your home entirely functional and practical.

Plumbing services are one of the essential services that everyone needs to have in order to be able to live comfortably in your home. Maintaining a clean and orderly home requires fixing the broken heater, avoiding flooding in the basement, removing the clogs in the sink, etc. Everyone needs to share in the responsibility to create a safe situation inside your home. Like the drainage system which is the most important part of the house which is managed by the plumbers. In any case, there is a malfunction, it will pose a health hazard for the homeowners and bring all the daily activities to a halt. And the savior will be the professional plumber who will repair and fix the leaks that will allow free flow of debris.

As a result if you want to fix a single a leak in the piping system or the entire home, professional plumbers will always be at hand to do the services. All plumbers are knowledgeable and well experienced in handling the repair and fixing supported with high tech training and equipment to handle such problems. This will get rid of your plumbing-related problems and make your life easier and totally practical.

For more tips on Plumbing, contact Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

Warm Holiday Greetings To You All

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Happy Holidays From Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc

Warm Holiday greetings to you all. We write this note to you with joyous confidence that 2021 will bring happier, healthy, and more profitable days to us all! That wish is certainly a cause for optimistic celebration this Holiday season.

Our Holiday gift to you is the gift of small business in your community. To be able to buy locally is a true gift to your neighborhood as well as to your family and friends. We hope that everyone reading this takes a measured effort to buy local to the fullest extent possible, not only during this Holiday season but going forward as well.

Buying local is one of the best gifts you can give to your neighbors and your community. Visit a local restaurant, salon, store, or shop for better relationships and better customer service; but more so you can shake the owner’s hand and wish them the best in 2021 and beyond. That will be a gift for you both. Help make this a joyous holiday for everyone: Give the gift of your business to a local business.

We wish you and your entire family happiness, health, and warmth this Holiday season. Our warmest regards to you all.

HVAC Maintenance Tips For Winter

Darren Kincaid - Sunday, November 15, 2020
HVAC Maintenance Tips For Winter in Chesapeake, VA

1. Replace Your Filters

Your filter must be free from dust and clogs to perform effectively. Replacing your filters regularly will ensure your HVAC unit will operate at its maximum potential.

2. Check For Any Obstruction

Check the surrounding of your outdoor unit. Make sure it is clear from debris, now, and ice in the top, sides, bottom and around it.

3. Coils Must Be Cleaned

Outdoor units collect dirt debris. Coils must be cleaned routinely during winter HVAC maintenance. Dirty coils are like clogged filters, they can hamper the performance of your unit. Use a water hose and a cleaning agent to clean the coils. Wash it from the inside out.

4. Blowers Must Be Dust-Free

Indoor blower drives the air out of the system. When the blower is dirty, air may not come out right even though the system seems functioning. Regularly inspect your blowers for dust buildup.

5. Duct Research

Duct systems come in different types. Make sure you are using the right size, otherwise, your HVAC may be breathing through a small hole. Common duct systems are below:

  • Sheet Metal – Durable and mold-resistant
  • Fiberglass Lined – preferred option when you need to prevent condensation
  • Fiberboard – offers sound proofing and thermal advantages
  • Flex – It's a flexible plastic over a metal coil. Low cost, lightweight and easy to setup

For more HVAC maintenance tips or you need HVAC repairs and replacements, contact Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

Utility Natural Gas Line Installation For Safe and Hassle-Free BBQ Sessions

Darren Kincaid - Monday, June 15, 2020
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

When the weather starts to rage with scorching heat, you know summer is here. And what's great about summer besides warmer weather is the aroma of fresh, grilled meat swirling into the air. If you are thinking of having your own BBQ party with your family at home, having a natural gas line for BBQ or other grilling purposes offers a convenient way to do it. After all, BBQ sesh should be hassle-free to make the experience enjoyable.

Rather than making your propane source a matter of concern when it suddenly run out while you are grilling, a utility natural gas line will ensure you a continuous stream of fuel. Apart from that, it is also easy to operate, just simply switch on the valve, light the grill and you are all set.

Moreover, using natural gas for your barbeque is more economical than using propane. It offers significant savings overtime, needless to say the hassle of filling or swapping the tank.

Furthermore, natural gas is lighter than air so it ascends. While propane is heavier and so it accumulates when it is utilized. This means natural gas is safer to use than propane. You no longer have to be worried about accumulated gas accidents. Natural gas produces fewer toxins that is emitted in the air and in the food you cook with it.

If you need to install a natural gas line for your barbecue in Chesapeake, VA, have a professional plumber to do it. Contact Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

Compromised Indoor Air Quality Could Worsen Covid-19

Darren Kincaid - Sunday, March 15, 2020
Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc., Chesapeake, VA

High air pollution aggravates the symptoms of patients with asthma, related respiratory disease, and yes, even COVID-19. The current “pollution” threat for the next few weeks is pollen. Thus, it is important that homeowners should take prudent action to maximize indoor air quality.

Poor quality indoor air can cause the worst of respiratory conditions, pneumonia. Most COVID-19 patients die from this complication. It has been observed that the fatalities are usually older people and those with pre-existing health conditions. However, even without a pandemic, higher rates of lung disease including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been linked to living with air pollution. During the 2003 SARS epidemic, researchers observed a correlation between low air quality and regions with high fatalities.

Compromised indoor air quality can trigger lung diseases and it can worsen existing health conditions. Let's protect our family members who are susceptible to severe cases of COVID-19 and other serious lung diseases. If you need a professional solution to improve the indoor air quality of your home, contact Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

Tips To Improve Indoor Air Quality in Spring

Darren Kincaid - Saturday, February 29, 2020
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Spring is almost here! We all love the idea of warmer weather and blooming flowers. On the other hand, the start of allergy season is a matter of serious concern among folks that suffer from sniffles and wheezes all due to pollens and other allergens. Bear in mind that a compromised indoor air quality can also trigger this condition.

In order to help those who are suffering from chronic allergies get through the spring season, we provide ways to improve your indoor air quality:

  • Take a bath – Pollen and other allergens may adhere to skin, hair, and clothing. Bathe daily especially when you arrive home from outside and place used clothes in the laundry right away. Doing this will mitigate the chances of contaminants being released into the air inside your home.
  • Have a filtration system for your ductwork – Although ducts have built-in filters, reinforcing your ductwork with additional high quality filters and an air cleaning system can prevent harmful particles from penetrating your home through the HVAC system.
  • Clean filters regularly – Routine cleaning of the AC filters is important especially for households with members who are suffering from chronic allergies. It is recommended to clean the filters at least once every 2 months during the pollen season. While once every 6 months can suffice for other times of the year.
  • Keep your home clean – Spring cleaning must be done frequently to get rid of dust, dander, pollen, and other contaminants inside your home. Do deep cleanings at least once a week. Replace curtains, change bed linens, and vacuum carpets weekly to eliminate contaminants affecting indoor air quality.
  • Clean ducts before spring arrives – Have the ductwork cleaned prior allergy season to reduce pollutants to hurl into your home. This will clear dirt buildup in them, which may include mold and mildew, rodent droppings, and other similar contaminants.

If you need professional solution to improve the indoor air quality of your home, contact Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc. We can help you mitigate pollutants inside your home.

Importance of Regular Furnace Maintenance

Darren Kincaid - Friday, November 15, 2019
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

If you want to ensure your family is getting the maximum value and comfort from you HVAC system, seasonal servicing is a must. December is the perfect time to schedule your HVAC system service and cleaning. Here are reasons why:

Indoor Air Quality

You can ensure indoor air quality by keeping your furnace in perfect condition. An HVAC contractor will thoroughly clean your furnace both inside and out to ensure dirt and debris are removed, pollen and pet dander are eliminated, pathogens and microbes growth are controlled. Small microorganisms and particles may be invisible to the naked eye but they indeed exist inside your home. A routine furnace maintenance will ensure superior air quality while keeping these pathogenic organisms at bay.

Energy Efficiency

Furnace maintenance must be done at least twice a year. This will help minimize costly repairs and irreversible damage. In addition, a well-maintained furnace is energy-efficient, thus will help lower your utility charges.

HVAC technicians will do the following:

  • Motor and wire tightening
  • Screws, knobs, doors and cover readjustment
  • Power switches, gauges, and pressure setting resent
  • Leak and holes inspection
  • Safety and proper operation testing

These minor adjustments will significantly enhance the furnace’s efficiency and will diagnose any major issues.

Superb Home Comfort

Regular furnace maintenance will ensure you have a perfectly working unit that will help you get through winter-long. With enough heat to warm your home, you get to enjoy a cozy and comfortable living space despite the extreme cold outdoors.

If you think it's time for your furnace maintenance, contact Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc. and schedule an appointment with us.

Traditional Water Heater Vs. Tankless Water Heater

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

When installing a new water heater, you need to know first the two types of water heaters and their advantages and disadvantages prior to deciding what to use on your home. There's traditional water heater and there's tankless water heater. So which one is better? It's a common matter but the question will be thrown back to the buyer for it actually depends on what will work best for you. To come up with a smart decision, here's a guide to help you pick the right water heater for your home.

Traditional Water Heater will store and preheat 30-50 gallons of water in a tank. The preheated water is used when you shower, do the laundry or wash the dishes. The tank then refills to be re-heated over again. Traditional water heater offers lower installation cost than tankless water heater. In case of damage, traditional water heater installation is affordable and can be replaced easily since it does not require complex setup. However, you may experience higher utility bill due to its mechanism that heat and re-heat water at a preset temperature irrespective of your water necessity. The tank is too large and can take up an entire room. Besides that, it can run out of water and has a shorter life span of about 10-15 years only.

On the other hand, Tankless Water Heater utilizes electric or gas to serve as heat source to warm cool water as necessary, anytime you need it. Instead of storing hot water in a tank. It is more energy efficient of 24%-34% energy savings than traditional water heater. Unlike storage tank water heaters, they are rather small so it doesn't occupy much space as it can be set-up against the wall. They could last for more than 20 years. But more importantly, they can provide 2-3 gallons of hot water each minute you need it. The only downside of tankless water heater is its expensive initial cost and when you switch a conventional tank water heater to tankless system. Tankless water heater installation is more complex so the labor cost is much higher and this adds up to the upfront cost.

ooking at their advantages and disadvantages, if you can afford the tankless water heater, you can avail long term savings. This is also more advisable for larger families since you have more people frequently using more hot water. However, the traditional water heater is more feasible when you're in a tight budget and requires immediate replacement.

For more information about water heater installation, contact Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

What You Need to Know About Air Duct Cleaning

Darren Kincaid - Friday, June 28, 2019
Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc - Chesapeake, VA

Air duct cleaning is a misnomer. In actuality, the entire HVAC system must be cleaned and maintained. Failure to clean all components of the system can result in re-contamination of the entire system, thus minimizing the benefits of cleaning. Just as you wouldn’t clean only half of your living room floor, you also would not want to clean only part of your HVAC system. We recommend cleaning the entire HVAC system, including the following components:

  • air ducts
  • coils
  • drain pan
  • registers
  • grills
  • air plenum
  • blower motor and assembly
  • heat exchanger
  • air filter
  • air cleaner

There are two key components to HVAC cleaning: breaking contaminants loose, and collection of contaminants.

Breaking Contaminants Loose

Properly cleaning HVAC systems requires removing the sources of contamination. Source removal begins with the use of one or more agitation devices designed to loosen contaminants from the surfaces within the heating and air conditioning system. Examples of agitation devices include: brushes, air whips and compressed air nozzles or “skipper balls.” Agitation can also be achieved through hand-brushing or contact vacuuming.

Collection of Contaminants

During cleaning, the entire HVAC system is placed under continuous negative pressure (a vacuum) to prevent the spread of contaminants. Continuous negative pressure allows very fine particles to be removed from the system as they become airborne, ensuring that these particles are not released into the living space when the system is turned on after cleaning. This negative pressure also serves to extract the loosened contaminants, which are collected and removed from your home.

System Access

HVAC system cleaning is unique to each and every system. Where possible, access to duct interiors should be made through existing openings such as supply diffusers, return grills, duct end caps and existing service openings. Cleaning technicians may need to cut access holes in the duct work in order to reach inside with various cleaning tools. Creation of these service openings, and their subsequent closure, requires craftsmanship and professional skills.

Equipment Requirements

There is a wide variety of equipment available to HVAC cleaning professionals. Both truck-mounted and portable vacuums can be used to stop the spread of contaminants and get the system cleaned.

Antimicrobial Chemicals

Antimicrobial chemicals include sanitizers, disinfectants and deodorizers that can be applied to nonporous surfaces in HVAC systems to address microbial contamination and help control odors. Only chemicals registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be used. These products should only be considered after mechanical surface cleaning has been performed and if the need for such treatment has been deemed necessary.

For more information on how to maintain the air duct at your home, contact Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

Source: nadca.com

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