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Preparing Your Home for Spring

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / April 1, 2019

As the harsh winter weather finally breaks and makes way for spring, we recommend taking a few steps to prepare your plumbing and your HVAC systems to deal with winter’s aftermath.

Inspect Your Pipes

Exposed pipes can freeze and burst, causing flooding and damage to your home. Pipes located in external walls and in unheated portions of your home are especially at risk. Carefully inspect each pipe for cracks. Keep an eye out for mold and moss, since they…

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Is Your Sump Pump Ready for Spring?

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / March 8, 2019

We’re excited to welcome the warmer weather, but unfortunately, this change can cause a several problems regarding basements and flooding. Although you may think flooding only happens during heavy rain, it can also be caused by water from snow melt and saturated soil seeping through small cracks in your foundation.

If your home is prone to flooding, we recommend you take a few precautions with your sump pump to help mitigate the damage or to even prevent flooding entirely.

A sump pump’s job is to collect…

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Is Your Bathroom ADA Compliant?

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / February 20, 2019

Multi-level homes can be great for young, growing families, but inevitably as we age, our mobility begins to decline. ADA remodeling has benefits beyond allowing you to age in place. It can serve as a huge selling point, allowing the elderly or those with disabilities to use your home to the fullest extent. It also allows you to more easily host guests of all abilities, providing them with easier access to everything your home has to offer.

Often when we think of ADA remodeling, we…

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What You Need to Know About Furnace Maintenance

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / January 10, 2019

What You Need to Know About Furnace Maintenance

The most inconvenient time for your furnace to malfunction is when you depend on it most – during the winter. During this time of the year, we spend a lot of time indoors, often hosting holiday guests or cooking delicious meals for our families. With all the busyness that surrounds us, it’s easy to overlook certain aspects of our home’s maintenance.

Take a look at the benefits of a cleaning and safety inspection of your home’s furnace.

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Preparing your Home for Holiday Guests

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / December 19, 2018

The holiday season is in full swing, but it’s not too late to start preparing your home for hosting friends and family. You may have already hosted guests this year and run into any number of issues (think a lack of hot water or weird garbage disposal issues), so we have a few tips to ensure you don’t encounter any catastrophic snags during the holiday season.

Supply Hot Water
Whether you enjoy hosting your family each year, or you dread spending time with your in-laws, having…

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How to Use Your Garbage Disposal the Right Way

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / November 16, 2018

We could write an entire series on the dos and don’ts of using your garbage disposal, but here are a few tips and tricks on how you can help prevent ruining your garbage disposal and how to know if there’s a problem. We tend to field more inquiries about broken garbage disposals around the holidays than any other time of the year. Many times, this is because we don’t always know what foods are “allowed” to be thrown down the garbage disposal. As a…

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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / October 16, 2018

Autumn is the ideal time to give your home some extra care. The mild weather allows you to spend a little time outdoors and give your home some TLC to make sure everything is in line before the temperature begins to drop.

To combat any issues before they begin, there are a few things we recommend you do before winter arrives.

 

Shut off Outdoor Faucets

You likely have at least one outdoor faucet, but it’s often not something we think…

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Flooding Prevention Tips

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / September 17, 2018

If you’ve lived in or near Cedar Rapids, you may already know the area can be prone to flooding, especially near the Cedar River. While flood prevention isn’t always possible, there are a few steps you can take to mitigate the damage.

Check Your Sump Pump

Regularly checking your sump pump can prevent your basement from flooding. If you have a sump pump, inspect the sump pit to ensure it is clean and free of debris. Slowly pour a few gallons of water into the well…

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Tankless Water Heater Installation at Meth-Wick Community

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / September 13, 2018

Isaac, one of our Commercial Leads, at Hanna Plumbing & Heating, recently worked with Meth-Wick, an assisted living center in Cedar Rapids, to install a series of commercial tankless water heaters. His work with Meth-Wick’s installation will result in countless benefits to the residents while providing a cost-effective solution for their management team.

“We’ve been providing heating and plumbing services for them for a while. While we were taking a look at their steam boiler, we noticed that we could help them be more efficient,…

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How to Keep Your Air Conditioning Unit Running Efficiently

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / July 23, 2018

The last thing you want to worry about during the sweltering summer months is how much money running your air conditioning unit is going to cost. In order to ease some of those worries, we’ve provided a few do-it-yourself tips to keep your air conditioning system running efficiently.

 

Move Your Thermostat

Your thermostat can sense heat from warm objects nearby such as light bulbs, televisions and sunlight through windows. Avoid placing your thermostat next to these items for a more accurate reading. An inaccurate temperature reading…

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