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Comparing 5 Types of Piping. Which is Best for You?

There are several choices of piping and pros and cons for each of them. Some are good for hot and cold water, some are good for cold water only, and others are only good for sewage. Let P&D Mechanical help you decide which plumbing material is best for your home or business in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Here are five main types of piping we recommend:

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Four Ways To Tell If Your Plumbing Is Outdated

You may be experiencing numerous problems in your plumbing caused by outdated pipes and components in your home. The question is how can you tell if your plumbing system needs attention? P&D Mechanical can inspect your plumbing and diagnose potential faults before they strike. We can upgrade your plumbing counter common problems that come with older pipes, connections, and septic systems. A call to P&D Mechanical today can help you avoid expensive repairs down the road.

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Common Plumbing Maintenance and Repairs

Every homeowner needs a good plumbing contractor from time to time, whether to conduct routine maintenance or make emergency repairs. A great plumbing service can conduct odd repairs most people would never imagine might take place, but there are other more common plumbing system failures which you'll likely need eventually in your home.

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4 Benefits of Chilled Water Piping

A chilled water system is an air conditioning system that works similar to heated flooring. Instead of raising the temperature, a chilled water system is designed to reduce the temperature. The process is simple: water is cooled down to roughly 40 degrees. It is then channeled through a network of pipes that stretch along the inside the walls of a building. The purpose of the system is to cool the building down in a more efficient manner than a standard HVAC system. This method of cooling a building has many benefits and advantages.

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Understanding Your AC System: 5 Components You Should Know

Think you know your AC system? Below are five vital components that make your heating and cooling unit operate smoothly.

The Compressor

The compressor is the most important element in an air conditioner. An AC compressor converts gas into liquid while assisting in the AC unit’s cooling process. The compressor is responsible for channeling the refrigerant in a continuous cycle so that the entire system is cool. The compressor also transforms low-pressure gas into a high-pressure state. In essence, the compressor performs four vital functions:

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Behind the Walls: When to Replace Plumbing Systems

With proper ongoing maintenance and care in your daily use of a a plumbing system, it's unlikely a full replacement of plumbing throughout your house will ever become an immediate necessity. However, you may want to upgrade your plumbing system from what was originally built as part of the home. Such a project may be as simple as replacing a shower head or faucet with one that provides better performance, or it can be a more difficult project that involves installing new pipes for a home addition or for the sake of making a bonus room or basement into a free standing apartment. Regardless of what your immediate need for a plumber may be, there is a reason you want to hire one who is licensed and proven in the local community as a great contractor.

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Should You Get a Tankless Water Heater?

Many households are becoming more energy efficient in some way or another. Homeowners are purchasing fuel efficient vehicles or installing solar panels on their homes to reduce their carbon footprint. You may also be considering taking a baby step, like installing a tankless water heater in your home. If your goal is to compare the benefits of a tankless heater to a traditional water heater, keep reading to see the pros and cons.

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Plumbers Are Capable of More than Emergency Services

Plumbers are well known for their Batman-Like ability to “be there” when an emergency arises. Plumbing failures are an emergency issue, and plumbers are heroes for being able to come immediately, 24/7, to fix an immediate problem and assure your house remains a home. On a daily basis, plumbers work as hard as any other contractor to assure your home is as nice as it can potentially be. Yet plumbers are far more valuable if you don't wait for them to conduct repairs, if you allow a plumber to part of your home design you'll be much happier with your house over the course of years.

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Typical Home Plumbing Projects

If you own a home, you understand how it’s in your best interest to maintain a good relationship with a professional plumbing contractor. The need for an experienced plumber is most facilitated when you have emergency repairs, but there is also a need for routine maintenance and the occasional upgrade you want to keep your home functioning well and inviting for both your family and your guests.

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Plumbing Repair: What to Look for in a Contractor

When plumbing repairs come up, they are often of an immediate nature.  You won’t typically have time to interview contractors and find three bids while checking references and reviewing portfolios like you might like to do to assure you’re hiring someone trustworthy who is going to do a great job. Everybody has a cousin, brother-in-law, or a “friend of a friend” who can do inexpensive handyman work on something simple like a leaky faucet, and on the surface that’s fine, they can do the job adequately. However, you’re missing the opportunity to build a relationship with a professional plumbing contractor so you can hire someone you know and trust when a larger emergency job comes up.

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