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    How To Cut Down Your Home Heating Costs

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Since energy bills tend to rise during the winter, it’s a good idea to make small lifestyle changes to reduce heating costs until spring. This video outlines a few ways homeowners can keep their houses warm without burning through their savings.

    One of the simplest methods is to stuff air leaks with towels to keep drafts from slipping through and lowering the temperature. It’s also good to stock up on blankets, use space heaters, and operate your fireplace to stay warm.

    Ace Plumbing has done much to stand out among competing companies in the Sacramento area. If you’re in a bind and need professional assistance, contact us right away to have your issue taken care of. Call (866) 999-4703 or visit us online for a more in-depth look at what we have to offer.

    Could Poor Air Quality Be Affecting Your Health?

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Like most homeowners, your indoor air quality probably isn’t much of a concern. You might brush off the occasional sneeze or cough as a fluke, and go about your daily business. However, there may be numerous allergens, chemicals, bacteria, and other pollutants gumming up your indoor air. Here’s a brief look at a few health effects commonly associated with poor indoor air quality.

     

    Asthma

    Asthma occurs when a person’s airways become inflamed, usually as a result of contact with airborne pollutants. People with asthma have trouble breathing when exposed to certain triggers, which can be mold, animal dander, or pollen. Research shows that children who live in environments with poor indoor air quality are more likely to develop asthma. 

     

    Allergies

    Allergies occur when the body’s immune system has an overreaction to external substances. Some of the most common allergens are mold, plant pollen, and animal dander—all three of which are found in homes across the country. If you or any of your family members experience sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, or other symptoms of allergies, consider installing an air filter in your home.

     

    Respiratory Infections

    Poor indoor air quality is also considered a contributing factor to upper and lower respiratory infections, including sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia. People with compromised immune systems—including diabetics—are especially susceptible to suffering serious respiratory infections. 

     

    Cancer

    Though the development of cancer is usually the result of many contributing causes, doctors are quick to identify prolonged exposure to low-quality indoor air as a major factor. Though more research is needed to confirm the link, thousands of people have been diagnosed with lung cancer after years of breathing in radon, secondhand smoke, and other pollutants.

     

    If you’re concerned about your indoor air quality, call Ace Plumbing at (866) 999-4703. We can help improve your indoor air quality, fix your broken sewer line, and unclog any drain in the house. Visit our website to find out how our plumbing services can benefit your Sacramento household. 

     

    What Items Should Never Be Flushed Down the Drain?

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Most people use their home drains without giving it a second thought. Homeowners often send a lot more down the drain than just water—including hair, food scraps, and even garbage. While flushing these items may seem convenient in the short run, it can cause a lot of long-term problems.

    The only things that should go down the toilet are human waste and toilet paper. Anything else can either clog the sewer line or pollute the surrounding environment. Tissues, diapers, floss, cotton swabs, and other common bathroom items should be thrown in the trash instead of the toilet. When it comes to your kitchen garbage disposal, only flush small food scraps that are easily broken up. Coffee grounds, bones, noodles, and egg shells should all go in the compost or trash. To prevent harmful items from disrupting your plumbing system, put special guards on all your drains.

    If something is clogging your plumbing or sewer lines, call the experts at Ace Plumbing. We’ve been providing swift and effective plumbing solutions throughout the Sacramento area since (866) 999-4703. 

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