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How Can I Tell If I Have Hard Water?

How Can I Tell If I Have Hard Water?

Water hardness is used to describe high levels of dissolved minerals. In most instances, these include magnesium and calcium; however, other minerals may be present, as well. When water is hard within a home (or, even a commercial or industrial structure), the soaps...

Copper vs PVC Pipes for Plumbing – Which is Better for the Home?

Copper vs PVC Pipes for Plumbing – Which is Better for the Home?

Residential plumbing projects are often viewed upon as highly challenging. When you take into account all of the options that you have – in terms of piping materials – the task may seem even more daunting. The most commonly utilized piping materials for home...

How to Unclog a Tub Drain

How to Unclog a Tub Drain

Quick Instructions Remove the Drain CoverRemove excess waterPour Baking Soda into the drainPour Vinegar into the DrainStuff a rag into the drain opening and wait a half-hourRemove the RagPour Boiling Water down the drain If you are reading this, chances are, you have...

Weird and Unusual Culprits of Clogged Drains

Weird and Unusual Culprits of Clogged Drains

Chances are, you will experience your fair share of clogged drains over the course of your lifetime. According to plumbing professionals, clogged drains rank in at number one when it comes to common plumbing issues. The most common culprits include hair clogs, food...

The 10 Most Common Plumbing Problems

The 10 Most Common Plumbing Problems

Plumbing maintenance is a critical component in homeownership. Common plumbing problems are bound to arise. The plumbing system is a unique collection of fittings, drains, valves, pipes, assemblies, and other devices installed within the home for the purpose of...

Does Your Toilet Make Noise Randomly? Phantom Flushing is the Culprit

Does Your Toilet Make Noise Randomly? Phantom Flushing is the Culprit

If you are reading this, it is quite likely that you have noticed strange and unusual noises coming from your toilet when it is not in use. Perhaps you hear a whistling noise. Maybe it is a whooshing sound. You may hear a gurgling sound. It could be that the toilet...

Should an Air Conditioner Be Turned Off When No One is At Home?

Should an Air Conditioner Be Turned Off When No One is At Home?

Now that warm temperatures have arrived and are impacting our day-to-day lives, many individuals are faced with the age-old question, “Should I turn my air conditioner off when I leave home, or leave it on?” Many believe leaving the unit on will increase their...

Mini Excavation and Concrete Cutting Services Available

Mini Excavation and Concrete Cutting Services Available

We here at Reynolds Plumbing and HVAC believe in providing our customers and those in our community with all of the necessary services available to construct, repair, and maintain their homes or businesses. In addition to a wide assortment of heating, air, and...

How to Ensure Your Air Conditioning Units are Ready for Summer

How to Ensure Your Air Conditioning Units are Ready for Summer

Following the frigid winter days and spring rain, the warmth of summer welcomed. But it's only just a few weeks until temperatures soar and you'll become dependent on your air conditioner for comfort. Now is the time to prepare. Here, you will learn how to get your...

Improve the Air Quality In Your Home

Improve the Air Quality In Your Home

How to Protect and Enhance the Indoor Air Quality of Your Home While Under Stay-At-Home Orders from Your Job, Your Doctor, or Local Government Officials The coronavirus disease 2019 – otherwise known as “COVID-19” – is a highly infectious disease that was first...

Why is My Drain Clogged?

Why is My Drain Clogged?

Water just won't go down? Here are the most common causes of a clogged drain. It might not start out as a big issue, but it could escalate quickly. The blockage may result in the water draining slowly, the development of corrosion, cause a flood, and – in the most...

Amazingly Simple Strategies for Saving Energy During Winter

Amazingly Simple Strategies for Saving Energy During Winter

We all know, winter here in Richmond, Indiana is COLD. We see higher moisture and the lowest temperatures throughout the season. Energy efficiency may be the new buzzword, but saving energy during winter makes economic sense. When the cold shows its dreary head, the...