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What is a Boiler, and When is it Time for Replacement?

We often only hear the terms “boiler” or “boiler room” in horror stories or superhero flicks. The average person might not even know what a boiler is, aside from that little drawer in their stove (which is, incidentally, called a broiler, not a boiler). They might not even know if their home has one!

How to Know if Your Heating is Ready to Handle the Winter

Minnesotan winters are cold and harsh, with temperatures frequently dipping below negative 30 degrees. Icy roads and doors frozen shut are common occurrences, and snow days just don’t bring the kind of joy they used too; it’s just too darn cold.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Ever since the environmental movements of the 1960s and 1970s, sustainability and green living has been a concern that weighs heavily on many Americans’ minds—even more so after the hole in the ozone layer that made quite the scare in the 80s. Homeowners and businesses alike are today working to cut down on their carbon footprint; scientists are devising new ways to maintain modern life’s conveniences while also reducing humanity’s impact on the environment.

Does Your Plumbing Need Professional Repair?

In this day and age, there are countless products and tools on the market to help the average homeowner maintain their plumbing. While owner maintenance is an important part of the upkeep of any water piping system, there will always come a time when professional maintenance is needed.

How to Know When it’s Time for Water Heater Replacement

It’s crucial to know when it’s time for water heater replacement; once your heat is gone, life sort of falls apart until you get it fixed. Plumbing work, heating work, and water pipe maintenance with P&D mechanical aIn our modern world, it’s impossible to function without a water heater. Keeping your house clean would become next to impossible, as heat is known to kill copious amounts of bacteria. What’s more, without heat, you probably couldn’t bring yourself to take your nightly shower. will keep your water as warm as can be; find out when it’s time to give us a call here.

Garbage Disposals: How Your Home can Benefit from Them

Garbage disposals. To many people, they seem like a luxury. How neat would it be to just toss your leftover scraps down the drain, or to never have to worry about the disgusting task of cleaning out the kitchen sink? In fact, it’s been said that that sink is the most bacteria-laden place in the house—yes, even more so than your toilet!

What to Avoid when Remodeling Your Kitchen

Perhaps your kitchen it a little old-fashioned. Perhaps it’s claustrophobically small, and your family constantly trips over one another. Or, perhaps you’ve just bought a new home, and it’s perfect except for that absolutely atrocious seafoam finish on the fridge. Regardless, you’ve decided to remodel your kitchen. Great! P&D Mechanical can help with the plumbing work and water piping arrangements to make the transition to a new kitchen as seamless as can be.

How to Know if your Bathroom Needs to be Remodeled

So you’ve done it. You’ve taken the plunge and moved into a new house, and it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Right within your budget, locationally perfect, in a great school district, and with just the right amount of yard space to cater to your family’s lifestyle. And things are going great! Sure, it’s a little chaotic; everyone seems to be going through growing pains, but it’s all going according to plan.

What is RPZ Backflow Testing?

RPZ testing ensures your plumbing system does not draw in contaminated groundwater. Plumbing systems require valves to be installed in commercial and residential plumbing systems. They need to be tested and verified annually by a licensed professional.

Does Your Water Heater Have Proper Ventilation?

Of all the components in your water heater, one of the most important is the ventilation. All natural gas and propane water heaters require a venting system to properly disperse the moisture, carbon monoxide, and other gases produced when the unit burns the gas.

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