The Coronavirus and Our Promise to You

April 16th, 2020

We know that readers usually come to our blog for informative and educational posts about the systems and services that we offer. However, as is the case across the country and the globe right now, there is one topic at the forefront of our minds. That is COVID-19, or the Coronavirus. 

We understand that homeowners everywhere are exercising extreme caution when it comes to mitigating the chance of exposure to this virus in their homes. Trust us, we are doing the same in ours. And we promise you that every member of our team will take these same precautions when working in your home and on your property. 

If you have an appointment scheduled with Greenhart, rest assured that we’ll continue to provide you with the exceptional service that you deserve in this uncertain and trying time, and that we’ll do so while making your health and safety our top priority. 

Our entire staff is well aware that prevention starts at their homes, that it continues in the workplace, and that it extends into the residences of our valued clients. They have the information and supplies that they need to do their jobs while protecting both themselves and the clients that they serve.

If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming appointment, or if you are thinking about booking an appointment but want to know more about our specific preventative measures, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

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Why Are Slab Leaks So Ominous?

January 17th, 2022
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The reason slab leaks are considered to be pretty ominous in the plumbing world is because they are not immediately obvious. Water doesn’t come bursting out of the ground the moment the leak starts, and it may not even cause a significant difference in your water pressure right away.

You might be thinking at this point, “Wow, sounds pretty minor then!” Unfortunately, it’s anything but. Read on to learn more, and what to do about it.

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Everything You Need to Know About Your HVAC Air Filter

January 3rd, 2022
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There’s a common misconception about the purpose of an HVAC system’s air filter. It does have an important job, but it might not be the exact job you’re thinking of. Most homeowners believe that their HVAC air filter is in place to protect their indoor air quality.

Having this air filter in place certainly doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality, but this is not its main purpose. Instead, this air filter is in place to protect the sensitive interior components of the system itself from dust, dirt, and other debris that could be in your air.

This air filter has its limits, and because of this should be changed on a regular basis. Read on to learn more!

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It’s Time to Call a Plumber When…

December 20th, 2021
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Chances are, you don’t think about your plumbing system a whole lot on a day-to-day basis. That’s okay, we wouldn’t really expect you to! However, it is important to note that if you don’t keep your pipes and drains in good shape, it can cause a number of problems for you in the long run.

When you call for professional plumbing services, you’re ensuring that your pipes keep water flowing for as long as possible. One of the most popular calls we get and popular services we provide is for drain cleaning. But how do you know when it’s time to call a plumber for this service? Read on to find out!

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“Do I Need to Worry About Frozen Pipes?”

December 6th, 2021
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Let’s face it, temperatures very rarely get below freezing in our parts. Still, though, it has been known to happen. In fact, weather can surprise even the most prepared. Look at all the homeowners in the Texas area last winter who were surprised by some seriously hazardous winter weather! Without the infrastructure to support it, many of them suffered power loss and more.

We are fans of “being ready for anything,” and while frozen pipes are not a top concern with our mild winters, it’s still something you can be aware of and know how to manage just in case we have some nights that dip below freezing. Hey, it’s been known to happen!

Read on to learn more.

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Beware These Signs of a Leak

November 22nd, 2021
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At some point or another, you’ve probably seen a show or a movie that depicts a character discovering a leak when a heavy rainstorm hits or when they’re just about to get ready for a huge family gathering in their home. These types of scenes usually include a bunch of buckets of water being placed around the house or an aggressive amount of water coming from a central location.

These scenes are meant to be dramatic, of course. But the truth is, the signs that you actually have a plumbing leak in your home tend to be more subtle. In fact, gushing water is something that typically doesn’t happen unless you have a frozen pipe burst as it thaws, or unless you’ve had a growing problem for a while that’s already done a bit of damage.

Read on as we uncover some of the much subtler signs that you have a plumbing leak.

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How to Protect Your Kitchen Sink This Holiday Season

November 8th, 2021
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Before you swipe all those eggshells or potato skins off your cutting board and into your kitchen sink, assuming that your garbage disposal will take care of it, we encourage you to read this blog post!

Although the garbage disposal system in your kitchen sink is really convenient and easy to use, it does have its limitations, which are often found during the holidays. In fact, the holiday season is the busiest time of year for us plumbers! We get more plumbing repair calls–specifically, clogged drain repair or garbage disposal repair calls–in November and December than any other time of the year.

Before you start prepping for that holiday meal, let’s uncover some different kinds of prep work that doesn’t get enough attention–learning what should not go down your kitchen sink this holiday season.

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“My Water Pressure Dropped, What Happened?”

October 25th, 2021

Let’s say you’ve turned on the shower in the morning to wake yourself up and prep for the day, but you notice that water isn’t coming out as powerfully as it usually does. And then, you notice this same problem across the board–various faucets throughout your home have no water pressure.

Whether it’s time to panic or not depends on a few factors. A drop in water pressure is definitely a cause for concern, and in most cases, it’s wise to go ahead and call a plumber. But read on as we dive more into this issue to help you understand what’s happening when your water pressure drops.

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Beware These Common End-Of-Season AC Repair Needs

October 11th, 2021
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It’s officially Fall, and while we can still likely expect some heatwaves throughout the rest of the year–after all, it is California–it’s just about time to turn our attention to our heating systems. In fact, it’s never too early to schedule heating system maintenance, if you haven’t done so already!

That said, it’s likely you have been using your AC system pretty consistently over the last few months. The absolute last thing you need now is an unexpected breakdown or huge repair issue when you still need your system.

We have some good news, fortunately! Most AC repair needs show very clear symptoms well before these issues cause your air conditioner to break down. So if you notice any of these symptoms, you can give us a call right away. Once repaired, you can rely on your air conditioner not only for the rest of our warm weather. but when you need it as temperatures warm up again next spring.

Remember, you shouldn’t ever try to formally diagnose or repair a faulty air conditioner on your own. There are potentially harmful components involved, such as the chemical refrigerant. But you can be diligent and give us a call if you notice any of these troubling AC repair signs:

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Checklist for HVAC Efficiency

September 27th, 2021

Modesto is no place to be without a functional air conditioner. It isn’t that great in the wintertime either if you don’t have a central heater in place. Still, though, these things cost money to run. In fact, HVAC systems account for about half of a home’s energy use. It makes sense that you’d like to use yours as efficiently as possible.

The good news is, there are very easy ways to do just that. Read on as we uncover our checklist for HVAC efficiency to help you start saving money.

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Signs It’s Time for a Professional Drain Cleaning

September 13th, 2021
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If we could make a safe bet, we’d say that you likely do not think about the drains in your home all that much. That’s okay, not many people do! However, it is important to note that if you don’t keep your drains in proper shape, they can cause a number of problems for you down the line.

It’s important for homeowners like yourself to know when it’s time to call for professional drain cleaning services, so your drains can be as effective and healthy as possible. Read on as we uncover a couple of signs that it is, in fact, time to call us for this service.

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