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Spring Plumbing To-Do’s

Spring is much anticipated here in the Midwest. The warmer weather is much needed and along with a new season, comes a few things you should put on your plumbing to-do list. Snow that has built up over the winter can cause some major problems, and we want to help you avoid those major problems.

  1. Flush your water heater.
    A good rule of thumb to follow is, when you change the clocks, flush your water heater. Why is this important you ask? Sediment can build up in your water heater, preventing it from running efficiently or running at all.
  2. Check your sump pump.
    We all know spring showers bring May flowers (and overwhelmed sump pumps) but melting snow and spring showers can overwhelm your sump pump and cause devastation to your home. The last thing you want is to find out your sump pump is broken after it’s too late. There are a few visual checks you can make to your sump pump to make sure it’s ready for spring. First, ensure the drain that leads outside is clear of any debris that may block water from getting out. Second, check the wires for any sort of corrosion or damage. Third, look for any sign that the pump has tilted.
  3. Check your gutters and roof.
    While this one seems pretty obvious; you’ll want to make sure any debris is cleared from your roof or gutters so water can move easily off and through. Built up debris could cause leaks and water damage in your home.
  4. Check your pipes.
    If there are any exposed pipes coming out of your home, make sure there are no cracks in the pipes. If any water froze in them over the winter, the cracking could cause major damage to your home. If you do notice any cracks in your pipes, we highly recommend having a plumber come to inspect it.

Check these to-do’s off your list and your home will be ready for springtime in the Midwest! And remember, if you need a plumber, the experts at Axberg are always there when you need us!

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I woke up this morning to a very cold house. Unfortunately I don't already have a "Furnace Guy" that I usually call. So I made 2 calls to local HVAC companies before calling Axberg. The first one said some thing like "We can get someone today, but it will be after 4 pm which is overtime, so there will be an extra charge" The negative response to my call made me feel like I was troubling them, and that I would be silly to pay the extra fee to have them come out, so I declined. My next call was answered by a machine, so I hung up. I couldn't take a chance on wasting time waiting for a callback. My call to Axberg was answered by a very helpful voice. She indicated that she would get someone to me as soon as possible, but they were very busy with the cold weather, so it might be between 5 -7 pm. I agreed but about an hour later I was surprised to received a call letting me know Ryan would be knocking on my door within 45 minutes or so. I found Ryan to be very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He was able to quickly diagnose the problem and I had heat again within the hour. I could not have asked for a better experience. The price of the repair was very reasonable. During the repair process, Ryan was able to answer all of my "layperson" questions concerning my furnace and gave me some ideas of how to get the most from my furnace to heat and cool my home. I was impressed by the fact he put the shoe coverings on upon entering the house, his tools were all kept clean and orderly and he seemed to have all the special tools he needed to maintain my furnace. I am very happy to have chosen Axberg to service my furnace today!!
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