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Spring Tips to Protect your Plumbing

With spring upon us, it's important to make sure that your plumbing system in your home or business is ready for the new season! Here are some of the things you can do to get your pipes ready for the spring showers.  If you have a sump pump in your home you should check this at the beginning of each spring as the heavy rainfall associated with the season can bring extra pressure on your pump. This weather also means it is important to check your gutters and downspouts. Keeping these free of debris will ensure a steady flow of the melting snow and rain off of your roof and into the ground away from your home.  Leaks throughout the home are another important thing to check for at the beginning of spring. Outdoor pipes and faucets are prone to freezing and breaking during the cold winter months. You should inspect these to ensure they are working properly, especially after the first time using the outdoor faucets this year. If you find water in your home after using it, you likely ha

3 Advantages of Preventative A/C Maintenance

      Summer is still a few months away but it's never too late to keep tabs on your A/C unit for the future. If you're like most people, you likely don't think that much about your air conditioner -- that is, unless it stops working. You can ensure your system works with preemptive and regular maintenance but that's not all it can help. Today, we're going to to take a look at 3 advantages of regular air conditioner maintenance. Think you might be needing some maintenance? Call Shakley Mechanical  today to schedule an appointment. Energy Efficiency Energy bills can take a toll on your monthly budget if you're not careful. Many households are looking for ways to reduce their monthly energy bills. In the midst of those hot summer days, the air conditioner has a lot of impact on your home's efficiency. Without proper maintenance on your A/C unit, it will continually run inefficiently. When you get your AC serviced by an HVAC professional, they'll check your