At Swick Home Services, we know that emergencies can happen anytime. That’s why we want to be there for our customers anytime they need us, day or night. Whether it’s a frozen pipe that has burst during the winter or an air conditioner that’s blowing hot in the summer, you can count on our technicians to arrive quickly, finding you a solution with as little downtime as possible. With over 40 years of experience in the Marquette area, we’ve seen it all and fixed it all, keeping our customers safe. We understand emergency situations can be stressful, which is why we do everything from concept to clean up. So the next time you're faced with an emergency situation, quick! Call Swick.
Prevent HVAC emergencies with reliable heating and AC repair and maintenance solutions.
Signs You Have a Plumbing Emergency
No one wants to think that they’re headed for any type of emergency. But when you’re a homeowner, there’s always a chance of emergencies with your home. Common indicators of a plumbing emergency include:
- Damaged Wallpaper or Walls - If you are noticing shriveled wallpaper or damage to your walls in your bathroom, you might have a pipe leaking. Leaky pipes can affect your floors and walls as it causes buckling and cracking, along with damages to your drywall. If you’re noticing wet areas on the floor or weird spots on the walls, you shouldn’t ignore them.
- Burst Pipes - Even worse than a leaking pipe is when a pipe bursts. Not only can it cause a huge mess, but it also can lead to problems with mold. Always monitor your pipes closely when the winter season rolls through, as freezing temperatures are one of the leading causes for burst pipes.
- Slow Drains - A slow drain might not seem like a big problem, but it can get worse. If you don’t take care of it, it will get worse until your pipes are blocked completely.
- Rusty Water - Everyone enjoys hot showers. But when your showers don’t seem as hot and the water seems to be rusty, it’s a sign that your water heater is failing. You want to get a new water heater as quickly as possible.
- Gas Leak - One of the most dangerous plumbing emergencies that you can experience is problems with a gas leak. If you smell gas, you want to call your plumber right away.
Anytime you’re dealing with a plumbing emergency, you can count on our staff to help you resolve it. Because most of these issues are water-related, it’s important to shut off your main water valve to help mitigate extensive damage. If you’re unsure where your valve is, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help while we send a technician to your home.
Catch Heating Problems Before They Become an Emergency
The winter weather can be brutal. When the temperatures dip, you want to know you can count on your heater. Unfortunately, your heater may have different plans, which is why it’s key to know warning signs of a system in need of replacement.
- Higher Utility Bills – If you have higher utility bills and you don’t know why there’s a good chance that your heater could be the culprit. A higher than normal gas or electric bill, based on your heating system, could mean that you need to upgrade your heater.
- It’s Noisy – Most heaters aren’t loud when they operate. If you are noticing sounds like clicking, grinding or hissing once in a while, it might mean it needs repair. However, if it’s always noisy, it’s probably time for a new one.
- It Heats Unevenly – Walk around your house. Do certain parts of it seem cold while others seem hot? When your house is heated unevenly, it’s a sign that your heater can’t function as well. So it’s a good idea to call your electrician to see if you need a new one.
- The Heater is Old – Depending on the type of heater you have, it may have simply come to the end of its life. Most of the systems last anywhere from 10-15 years, but a boiler can last up to 20 years.
If you’re looking for easy ways to prevent a heater breakdown this winter, be sure to ask about ongoing furnace and heater maintenance services.
Maintenance Tips for Keeping Your AC Running This Summer
When summertime comes, you want to count on your AC to keep you cool. Luckily, there are plenty of steps you can take to keep your air conditioner in the best working order. Some of these tips include:
- Clean the Air Filter - One of the biggest things that you can do to help your air conditioner is to regularly change or clean its air filters. If the unit doesn’t have a reminder built in for replacing or cleaning the filters, schedule this based on how often your filters clog.
- Clean the Evaporator Coil – Your AC’s evaporator coil will collect dirt as time goes by. When you clean the coil routinely, it will help with keeping the evaporator coil and condenser clean. However, it’s still going to need maintenance. When dirt collects, airflow will be reduced. In addition, the insulation is going to weaken. That means it will be harder for it to absorb the heat.
- Clean the Coil Fins – The fins of the condenser coils and evaporator can disturb airflow easily if they’re dirty or bent. They’re made from aluminum and they often will bend or get dirty. They can be fixed so that airflow is restored, which is one of the best ways that you can keep your AC running well.
If all else fails, and AC repairs can’t get the job done, we also offer air conditioner replacement and installation services with affordable rates!
No matter the day or time, we will be there for our customers! At Swick Home Services, we take emergency care seriously. We understand that these situations often happen when we least expect them and leave us without essential comforts. When you call us, day or night, you’ll always get a live response and a personalized solution. Best of all, because we specialize in plumbing, heating, and cooling services, we’ll have a solution for you regardless of the complexity of the issue!