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How to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies

October 18th, 2021

One of the worst things that can happen in your home is a plumbing emergency. This is because plumbing emergencies are often completely unexpected, intense, and they can have quite the disastrous domino effect. Knowing how to handle a plumbing emergency is vital, but knowing how to prevent the emergency altogether is even better. If you’d like to avoid plumbing emergencies in the future, then you’ve come to the right place.

Of course our plumbers in Duluth, GA care about quality repair service. It’s something that’s integral to our business. Another thing that is important to us is education. We want you to have the resources you need to have a healthy home. Here are some tips you can try going forward…

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Voting Open for Best of Forsyth 2022

October 6th, 2021

How would you like to help DC Cheek win Best of Forsyth for the 8th year in a row? You can! Voting is now open for the 2022 Best of Forsyth. Each business category is divided into sub-categories, and voters can participate once a day through the month of October.

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For more information please visit the Forsyth County News’ Frequently Asked Questions Page, or email Forsyth County News at at marketing@forsythnews.com.

We couldn’t possibly be where we’re at without our valued customers. Thank you for your business! Contact DC Cheek Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today for your HVAC and plumbing needs.

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Tips for Keeping an Even Home Temperature

October 4th, 2021
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Did you discover this past summer that you had a hot spot or two in your home, particularly upstairs? Or maybe now that nighttime temperatures are cooling down, you’re noticing cool spots in the morning. There are a couple of different possible explanations for this. One could be that you have damaged ductwork which is allowing conditioned air to escape before reaching the rooms where it’s needed. Another explanation is that you don’t have proper insulation!

To determine the true cause of uneven cooling and heating, it’s important to start with a professional home energy audit, which allows our professionals to assess your home’s specific energy loss opportunities. Reach on to learn more about this and other tips to improve your home’s comfort and efficiency!

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Slab Leak 101: What You Need to Know

September 20th, 2021
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For anyone who’s ever had a slab leak in their home, the term itself can send anxiety coursing through them as they remember the experience of managing it. Slab leaks are among the most insidious of plumbing problems after all, as they are hidden and often don’t show symptoms until a great deal of damage has already been done.

We don’t say this to scare you, but to urge the importance of contacting a professional, and experienced, professional the moment you suspect that your home is experiencing this problem. Read on to learn more!

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A Checklist for Boosting Your AC Efficiency and Comfort

September 6th, 2021
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Summer may be coming to a close, but you know as well as we do that our warmer temperatures stick around for a while. your air conditioner has gotten quite the workout and still has a ways to go.

The good news is, there are plenty of things you can do to ensure that your air conditioner works as efficiently as possible, for the rest of this year and beyond, while making sure your home is as comfortable as possible. Read on to learn how!

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How to Check Your Sump Pump Each Season

August 23rd, 2021
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Sump pumps–one of those systems that you kind of hope you’ll never need, but when you do, you’ll be glad you have it. Sump pumps effectively remove water from the lowest point of your house in the case of a flood from either stormy water or from a plumbing mishap.

Of course, sump pumps can only do their job reliably if they are well-maintained. Professional maintenance is vital to keeping the system in great condition. But did you know there are smaller maintenance steps you can take on your own each season between annual tune-ups? Read on to learn how to adequately check your sump pump each season.

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AC Coils Frozen? Here’s What To Do!

August 9th, 2021
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Are the coils of your air conditioner frozen? Usually caused by a clogged air filter or a refrigerant leak that does not allow the coils to absorb heat, frozen AC coils are never a good sign. Your air conditioner requires stable airflow that can keep the coils warm, so they function properly. When the air filter gets clogged, it can restrict air movement, and the air stops moving freely. As a result, the temperature of the coil can drop, and it becomes frozen.

Refrigerant leaks cause a similar problem. If the refrigerant is leaking, the refrigerant pressure can drop. This can cause the evaporator coils to freeze as they are unable to absorb sufficient levels of heat.

Here we highlight the most common signs that your AC coils are frozen and whether you should try to resolve the problem on your own or call a professional for air conditioning repair in Duluth, GA

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4 Sounds You Never Want to Hear Your AC Make

July 26th, 2021
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When your AC is working correctly, it will do so relatively quietly. That is how an efficient and well-tuned AC is supposed to be. After all, you bought it for peace and comfort.

However, when it starts making weird noises, then you should be concerned. You should try to get to the root of the problem quickly and have the AC repaired before the problem gets worse. This will help you avoid a breakdown during Suwanee’s hot summer months. 

Professional AC repair in Suwanee GA will also ensure that the AC is working efficiently, which can help you bring down your utility bills.

With that in mind, here are four kinds of sounds that are a telltale sign that something is wrong with your AC unit.

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Qualities to Look for in a Professional Plumber

July 19th, 2021
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Most plumbing professionals are good at what they do. The best professionals to hire also have other qualities that highlight them as genuine professionals that you can count on to handle the repairs. If you need to hire a professional plumber in Dunwoody, GA, you want to get the best in the business. A professional who not only knows what they’re doing but provides each customer with a service that is worthy of glowing reviews.

It is important that you know what qualities you should look for to ensure that you get the best possible professional for the job. Hiring the right plumber can make a world of difference in the service that you get. The best in the business will ensure that you do not need to pay more than necessary and get a job well done whenever it comes to plumbing issues.

This post will guide you so that you know about the qualities to look for in a professional plumber before you hire them so that you can make a well-informed decision.

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Is a UV Air Purifier a Good Indoor Air Quality Option for You?

June 28th, 2021
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Nobody likes getting ill, and unfortunately, the things that make you sick are usually too small to see or feel. Microscopic pathogens like viruses, bacteria, and mold spores can lead to a wide range of health problems, and we’re mostly unaware that we’re breathing them in.

Many people think that staying indoors can help them avoid sickness. Unfortunately, these contaminants can be indoors and just as dangerous as the ones outside. Maintaining good indoor air quality is critical to ensure that you and your family are safe.

You might be considering using an air-cleaning device like an ultraviolet (UV) air purifier. These devices are considered to be effective in removing these pathogens from the air and making the indoor air safer for you to breathe. If you are on the fence about getting one for yourself, we can help you make up your mind.

In this post, we will discuss how these UV-based air purifiers in Duluth, GA, work to help you make a more well-informed decision about investing in one for your home.

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