Water Coming Up through the Floor

4 Signs you have a Slab Leak

Water coming up through your floor or discovering a leak somewhere can be the sign of a serious problem, one that requires prompt attention before the problem gets worse. It could also create water damage to your home. If you notice water coming up from your floors, contact us and one of our experienced local plumbers will come investigate and determine the problem. But there are some things you as a homeowner can do yourself in determining if you have a very serious leak under the floors of your home.

If your home doesn’t have a basement and was built on a concrete slab foundation, water coming from your walls, underneath cabinets or out of cracks in the floor tile can mean you have a leak in your floor slab. But there are less severe reasons than a slab leak causing you to see water coming up through your floors.

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R22 Refrigerant Is Phasing Out Starting in 2020 What Do You Need to Do About It?

Air conditioning technology is always advancing, but some changes aren’t about making our equipment more efficient or more powerful. For decades now, there has been work done to reduce the environmental impact our air conditioners have. This is an effort going on all around the world, not just in Kansas or the United States. A major part of this push has been striving to eliminate chemicals that hurt the ozone layer.

A new regulatory step in that effort comes into play in the US on the first day of 2020. For some American homeowners, this could mean a major change.

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Is Your Furnace Leaking Carbon Monoxide?

The Serious Problem of a Cracked Heat Exchanger

 

Old gas furnace in basement with vent, ductwork and heat exchanger
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Facts About Heat Exchangers

Heat exchangers are the biggest component of any furnace assembly. They are devices designed to take heat and move it from once spot to another. During the process of natural gas burning in a furnace, exhaust is created, which then must travel through this exchanger. At that point, the air that is moving over the area surrounding the exchanger will also be warmed.

How Serious is a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

Having a cracked heat exchanger may permit gas to leave the heat-exchanger, thus sending carbon monoxide into the home itself. If a crack is detected, the furnace should not be used until a proper repair is made. Professional technicians often take steps to prevent the furnace from being operated even by the homeowner, just for the sake of safety.

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