Category : troubleshooting

Is Your Hot Water Heater Leaking?

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Have you noticed water around your water heater? Even if it’s a small trickle, your water heater may be leaking. At Oliver, we suggest addressing the issue quickly before it gets any worse. Contact our plumbing experts – we can determine exactly what’s going on and what needs to be done to stop your water heater leaking.

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How to Cool the Second Floor of Your Home

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Is your home’s second floor too hot? You’re not alone. Many homeowners experience a second floor that simply doesn’t seem to be getting any air conditioning during the summertime. Here, our air conditioning experts share some tips on what may be causing the situation and how to cool it down:

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Selling Your Home? Here are 6 Things to Consider Doing

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Are you considering selling your home? Don’t let little problems get in your way. There are several things you can do to make sure that your home is appealing to visitors and potential buyers. Here are some suggestions from our HVAC and plumbing service experts:

Updating your entryway

One of the first things a visitor will notice about your home is your entryway. Liven it up by giving your front door a fresh coat of paint (or even replacing it, if it’s outdated) and hanging or planting some colorful flowers. You can also add a welcome mat and a door wreath for an added warm welcome.

Replacing your HVAC system

If your HVAC system is old and inefficient, it won’t be much of a selling point to a potential buyer. Talk to the experts at Oliver about replacing your system; we carry an array of gas, electric, and oil furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, and more. We’ll help you figure out which system is the best fit for your needs and your budget.

Fixing leaks

Whether it’s your shower head, kitchen sink, bathroom faucet, or outdoor spigot, no one likes a leaky fixture. You’ll give the impression that your home is old and not taken care of, which can lower your chances of selling. If you’re unsure how to fix the leak yourself, give us a call. Even slow leaks can lead to several gallons of water lost every week, so limit your water waste and make your home buyer-ready.

Adding a deck

When it comes to home improvement projects that have a successful payback, a deck is definitely one of them. A deck increases your living space and allows for outdoor entertainment. Just by building a 16×20 ft. pressure-treated wood deck with a simple layout, you can look forward to an up to 90% payback when you go to sell your home. Our home remodeling team can help you design and build your very own deck – just call us and set up an appointment!

Updating hardware

If you don’t have the money to replace or refinish your cabinets, a simple hardware update can spruce them up and give them a whole new look. The same goes for other hardware like doorknobs and drawer pulls. Choose pieces that give your home a modern, yet elegant look.

Revising your landscaping

Before visitors notice your entryway, they’ll notice your landscaping – which means they’ll notice if you haven’t updated it in years. Take the time to trim up your trees and shrubs, replace dead plants, and add some new pieces to complement the size and shape of your home. You can even add some in-season flowers for a colorful pop.

3 Reasons to Leave the Commercial HVAC Repairs to Us

Professional Repairs You Can Count On

Commercial HVAC Repairs

When it comes to commercial HVAC repair, even the most basic fixings can be very different than a residential HVAC system. That’s why it’s important to get the right kind of professional to do the job. Here are three reasons why you should leave the commercial HVAC repairs to the experts at Oliver Heating & Cooling:

We have the experience

Oliver Heating & Cooling has been around since 1971, which means we have more than 45 years of experience in the industry. When we first began the commercial section of our company, we vowed to provide only the best service to our customers and use the highest quality materials for our repairs. No matter what your situation, we have the commercial HVAC and plumbing experts for the job.

We offer maintenance plans

We know you want to keep your commercial systems running smoothly for as long as possible, which is why we offer a variety of maintenance plans to do just that. During regular maintenance, our experts will inspect your HVAC system and make sure everything is working correctly. If we find an issue, we’ll work quickly to fix it to ensure that your system is at its best. For more of the benefits of our maintenance plans, check out our blog: 10 Reasons to Invest in an HVAC Maintenance Plan.

We’re fast and friendly

If you’ve ever had to deal with a commercial HVAC repair professional who is uninformed, rude or tardy, you won’t have to worry about that with us. At Oliver, we make sure that each and every one of our experts is thoroughly knowledgeable in their field and prides themselves on being friendly. In addition, our experts will work quickly (yet thoroughly) to make sure your repair is done in a timely manner. We know you have things to do and we don’t want a commercial HVAC repair getting in the way.

No matter what you need repaired, we’re here for you. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment.

6 Local Code Tips for Your Plumbing Project

If you have plans for a home plumbing project, it’s important to check and abide by your city/county plumbing codes. If you’ve ever gotten a project done and then had to go back and do it again just because it’s not up to code, you know it’s not only frustrating but time-consuming. Avoid the extra work by sticking to these general rules:

Bury your pipes deep enough

One of the most common plumbing mistakes homeowners make is not burying their pipes deep enough in the ground. Most codes have a specific depth that pipes should be buried and sometimes that depth changes depending on the type of pipe.

And always remember to call before you dig! You don’t want to accidentally hit a power line, or an unknown pipe when you’re trying to repair or install plumbing.

Choose the right parts

There’s a wide variety of pipe sizes and accessories, so before you tackle your installation or replacement, do your research. If you choose parts that don’t fit perfectly to your pipes, they won’t be water-tight and could lead to leaks. In addition, incompatible pipe parts could reduce their lifespan and likely won’t be up to code.

Properly ventilate

Though bathroom ventilation technically isn’t plumbing, it’s still part of many local plumbing codes. Without proper vents or fans, moisture may not be exhausted outside and instead, could end up in your attic and cause rot, mildew, and other issues.

Install the right shut-off valves

If you’re not an experienced plumber, the world of shut-off valves can be intimidating – there are many different styles and using the wrong one on your pipes can cause problems. For best results, call our plumbing professionals. We can help you choose the right parts for your project.

Leave enough room around the toilet

Although it may seem odd, many local codes require toilets to be a specific distance from finished walls and other bathroom appliances (like your sink). If you’re doing a thorough bathroom remodel, look into the required distance for your bathroom appliances before you install them.

Use the right pipe materials

Pipes are made from a variety of materials; most codes permit PVC and copper supply line pipes, however, it’s best to know what materials are approved for your local code. Before you buy your pipes, look into which pipe materials are best – this way, you won’t spend extra money or have to do extra work.