Environment Masters, Inc. Blog: Archive for December, 2017

The Importance of Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, December 18th, 2017

tankless-water-heaterTankless water heaters are just as prone to developing issues as any other water heater type. And just like any other water heater type, tankless water heaters are liable to suffer quite a bit of damage before whatever problem that’s plaguing them is noticed.

The best way to deal with any tankless water heater problems is to catch them early so that as much damage can be prevented as possible. Have a look at some of the following reasons why it’s a good idea to schedule tankless water heater maintenance at least once a year.

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Improve Your HVAC Efficiency by Maintaining Healthy Ductwork

Monday, December 18th, 2017

commercial-ductsThere are a lot of different ways you can ensure that your HVAC systems operate as efficiently as possible. Preventive maintenance is a key part of making sure the heating and air conditioning systems are able to cope with the added strain of summer and winter. Prompt repairs, when necessary, help to limit damage and keep the system from breaking down entirely. One thing that far too few people think about, though, is the health of their commercial ductwork. If the ductwork is healthy, the heating and air conditioning systems will be more efficient. If the ducts are neglected, they can cause problems for the climate control. Have a look at why duct repair and maintenance are so important.

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Signs That Your Commercial Water Heater is in Trouble

Monday, December 4th, 2017

commercial-water-heaterCommercial water heaters tend to have a pretty thankless job, which can create problems down the road. Sure, you don’t have to worry about your water heater leaving your company for one with a better 401k or health benefits. But, you do have to worry about the system developing problems over time without you noticing.

You don’t want to find out about your commercial water heater malfunctioning only when it breaks down. If you can detect problems earlier in the development process, you can call for repairs earlier and prevent more damage. Being able to detect problems earlier is dependent on how much you know about different warning signs, some of which we’re going to cover below.

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Why an Automatic Shutoff Valve is a Good Idea

Monday, December 4th, 2017

burst-pipeDo you know where your manual water shutoff valve is? If not, you definitely should. The water shutoff valve is designed to cut off all water flowing into the home’s plumbing system. This is most often used when involved plumbing work needs to be done, like installing a new water line. However, it is also commonly used in case of a plumbing emergency that could cause a lot of water damage. Your plumber will take care of the water shutoff valve in the first case. If you have a sudden pipe rupture or other plumbing emergency occur, though, you really want to make sure you can shut the water flow off yourself as quickly as possible.

But that creates a whole new issue. The thing is: the location of the water shutoff valve is not standardized across all homes. Your water valve could be in one of several places, and if you don’t know where it is, you don’t want to go looking for it while a burst pipe is turning the ground floor of your home into a pool. This is one of the main reasons why an automatic shutoff valve is a good idea.

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