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Last week, Las Vegas homeowners were given a familiar broadcast – dust advisory. In Las Vegas Valley, we get torrential winds at times. When you are in this city, those are advisories you must take seriously.

The Clark County Department of Air Quality advised residents and outdoor workers of the possibility of blowing dust because “unhealthy levels were occurring.” According to the department, airborne dust aggravates respiratory diseases, essentially advising for children, the elderly and others to stay indoors.

With advisories like this in effect, homeowners in Las Vegas should consider the air quality in their own home. At Yes!, we have proven ways to check on that sort of thing. For example, air filtration is an effective step toward a cleaner indoor air environment. Another thing to consider, namely when you have an older home, is your air cleaning system.

Lastly, humidifiers are important in Las Vegas because of the air quality. Our experienced indoor air quality technicians can integrate a humidifier into just about any home heating and cooling system, so you do not need to worry about having your entire home comfort system replaced.

If you have any questions about the dust advisory’s effect on your home, please contact us at (702) 545-6260 and www.yesairconditioningandheating.com.

In case you missed it, the Las Vegas Sun shared with homeowners everywhere that we are about to have a few more neighbors. Clark County’s population is now the No. 15 most populous county in the country.

If you are like us at Yes!, you have watched this city and county grow tremendously for years (since 1954 for us, to be exact). More people means more homes will either be going up for sale or getting ready to be built. Either way, that means more plumbing. While this may seem like a great opportunity to ask new and upgrading homeowners to contact us, we are more concerned with helping people in those homes.

When looking at your new house, consider the plumbing. Here are three quick tips to help you during that purchase:

  1. Flush. Go to every bathroom and flush the toilets. They should empty and then refill quickly. If they do not, there may one of several issues to consider for plumbing repair (e.g., pumps, pipes, lines).
  2. Shower. If you are close to purchasing the house, go to the bathroom that is farthest away from the home’s water source. Check both the temperature and the water pressure. If the water is already having issues with that kind of distance, there may be something to look at more closely.
  3. Inspect. Check for leaks. First, go to the hot water heater and ensure it is large enough for your needs. If it’s a tank heater, a family of four would typically need a 40-gallon tank. Also, look for mineral deposits in the tank, as well as its age, if this is an older home. Leaks in a home are more common than you would think because it’s easy to tighten a pipe too much or not enough – both cause leaks. Investigate underneath the sinks, as well as the fixtures themselves.

We hope that helps, but if you have any other questions, please call Yes! at (702) 425-1889.

While you are considering what to do with that tax return, don’t forget about your home.

Be sure to take care of the stuff you can – and cannot - see. Think about the last time you checked your pipes, lines, water heater or other aspects of your plumbing that you haven’t considered until now.

At Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our skilled plumbers want be sure that Las Vegas homeowners know about the deals this spring. For example:

  1. $200 off on a Tankless Water Heater. Enjoy hot water the second you need it and take the opportunity to free up space where that big tank is currently taking up an entire closet. You can also save money and energy by installing a tankless water heater.
  2. $50 off on Any Plumbing Repair. Anything you need, our team at Yes! is ready to help. Drain not working right in the shower? Garbage disposal making a funny noise? There are many things that can go wrong at a moment’s notice. We understand, which is why we want to offer a special deal when those little repairs are needed.
  3. A Plumbing Inspection for less than $30. Nothing helps your home plumbing work better that routine maintenance. Trust us, we know.

If you have questions about our Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing services or routine maintenance checks, contact us either at 702-425-1889 or at www.YesPlumbing.com.

According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), about a third of all Americans drink bottled water daily. This equals about $4 billion in sales each year. How much do you contribute to that annual figure?

We want to take a minute to teach you about reverse osmosis. It’s not chemistry, rather it’s an easy fix to purify your tap water and save you money each year.

Reverse osmosis is a process used for many of those water bottles, but it can also be used in the home. Basically, this is used to “desalinate” water into a highly purified form of drinking water. Impurities are squeezed out of every drop of water in the reverse osmosis process through a semi-permeable membrane.

You’ll enjoy the results – better taste, no extra energy consumption, easy to keep clean and saves you money. If you are interested in having the taste and safety of bottled water in your Las Vegas area home, contact our Yes! Plumbing experts today or call us at (702) 425-1889 about reverse osmosis.

Call for Entries: Clark County Students Invited to Participate in Energy Conservation Project for a Chance to Win Cash Prizes

Las Vegas, Nev. – Jan. 20, 2014 – Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing Services is partnering with the Clark County School District – Community Partnership Program to bring the first-ever “Yes! Think Green Contest” to the young minds of Clark County.  The “Yes! Think Green Contest” encourages elementary, middle and high school students to think about and raise awareness of energy conservation. Energy-saving ideas can be submitted in the form of a written essay, drawing or model, from Jan. 20 through Mar. 1, for a chance to win cash prizes.

"It is particularly important that we get the kids in Clark County to start thinking about energy conservation from an early age,” said Beverly Mason, director, Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Program. “Youth are more likely to develop life-long environmentally healthy habits when they learn about energy conservation at a young age.  We appreciate the support from community partners in providing educational enrichment opportunities like this contest. It provides additional opportunities to reinforce what we are already teaching.”

“Our hope is that we can spark an interest in our youth to think about the impact they can make on our environment, and share those ideas with the community so we can start making changes right here in Las Vegas,” said Lance Fernandez, regional manager, Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing Las Vegas.

All CCSD students, grades K-12, are encouraged to enter the “Yes! Think Green Contest.” The contest is open to all “green” ideas, including essays, models and drawings. It will be divided into three categories based on school level. Two high school students each will be rewarded with a $125 cash prize; two middle school students each will receive a $75 cash prize, and two elementary school students each will earn a $50 cash prize. Additionally, Yes! will donate $500 to the CCSD school that has the most student participation.

All entries must include a thorough explanation of the idea, the potential impact of the idea on the economy and/or community, and how the idea can be implemented throughout their community. Projects must be submitted via email to yesthinkgreen@boltpr.com no later than Mar. 1, 2014.

For more information about the “Yes! Think Green Contest,” please email yesthinkgreen@boltpr.com. For more information about the Clark County School District, visit www.ccsd.net. For more information about Yes!’ award-winning heating, air conditioning and plumbing services, visit www.theyesmancan.com.

About Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing

With more than 50 years of experience, Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing provides unmatched, premier services for homeowners throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Yes! offers a full range of solutions for in-home air conditioning, heating, insulation and plumbing systems. A team of more than 90 trained, educated and dependable staff carries out the Yes! mission of improving its clients’ lives. In addition to comfort systems, the Yes! staff of 90 employees can advise on energy efficiency, tankless water heating options and whole central filtration systems for homes. Yes! also has an insulation business division, Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing Efficient Attic Systems (EAS)—all to better service its clients’ comprehensive needs. Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing is committed to exceptional customer service, making recommendations that benefit the customer and giving customers peace of mind that their systems will work. Yes! trains its staff daily on professional skills that include technical training and customer service, as well as shares survey feedback and analysis with the team. Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing is part of the American Residential Services Network, serving both residential and light commercial customers through a knowledgeable team of trained specialists.

About Clark County School District (CCSD) – Community Partnership Program

To learn more about the Clark County School District (CCSD) visit www.ccsd.net.  The mission of the CCSD School-Community Partnership Program is to improve academic achievement, foster successful individuals and enrich student experiences by connecting schools with business and community resources.

As a Las Vegas home owner, you have to keep your eye on so many things – the energy costs, the foundation cracks, the appliances breaking, the lawn needing mowing.

The list goes on-and-on, and while we can’t help with the grocery list or other household issues, our skilled technicians at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing do know about your drains and how you can tell when to clean them. Here are three signs just for you:

  1. Speed. You know when you are in the shower or bathtub, or even when you are washing dishes in the sink, and the water backs up faster than usual? That could be a sign that you have a drainage issue in your home that needs some attention. There could be a clog in your pipes that any other “liquid” plumber can’t help you fix.
  2. Smell. No one appreciates that scent of “Oh man! What is that?” It’s back-up in your drainage pipes, which isn’t going anywhere except up to fill your home with more of that odor.
  3. Overflow. A quick sign for a clogged pipe is the overflowing toilet. And that always happens when you least expect it and are most against it. If you have children, something may have found its way down the toilet that shouldn’t have.

Whatever sign you have, we have the plumbing experts who can give you the solutions you need. Call us today at 702-425-1889.

Whenever our Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing technicians are out and about in Las Vegas, we often meet home owners who just want information. The one question we are asked more than most is, “What are the real benefits to having a tankless water heater?” That’s actually a very good question. How can something so small work better than something so big? Well, there’s a great benefit right there – you can free up so much space in your garage, or free up a closet in your home.

Here are a couple of other benefits to a tankless water heater:

  1. They can last much longer than a regular water heater. Many homes in Las Vegas are older homes, which means older equipment. A tankless water heater can last a long time. And with a Yes! Guarantee, you can sleep that much better at night about your investment.
  2. They are eco-friendly and pocket friendly. While this may not be as big of a priority now, consider some of the benefits the U.S. government provides home owners for having a tankless water heater. Because they do reduce heating costs and create more efficiency, you can also take advantage of the U.S. Energy Star tax credits in April when the tax man comes around.
  3. They are cleaner. When you have a big tank, it stores water for months at a time. And then you bathe in that, or worse, drink it. Sure, filters are evident but a water tank accumulates rust, which could end up in your water.

If any of these reasons interest you about investing in a tankless water heater, contact Yes! today. We’d love to share more information with you.

Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing has served Las Vegas since 1954. And given the limited water supply across the country, specifically around here, water conservation is at the top of our minds. We believe it should be on top of everyone else’s mind too.

Our Yes! technicians got together and determined a few easy ways you can conserve water in your home. Be sure to print and post this some place where you can remind yourself of these New Year resolutions throughout the year.

  • Brush your Teeth; Turn off the Water – For years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has told us to turn off the tap water while we are brushing our teeth. Do you know why though? You can save as much as 2,500 gallons each year! Think about that in terms of dollars next time you leave that faucet running.
  • Take a Shorter Shower – During the winter especially, it’s easy to stay in the shower because it’s warm and feels refreshing; however, by staying in there, the meter keeps running. Just cut five minutes off your shower time and you could save as much as 20 to 40 gallons of water each year.
  • Full Loads Only – Whether it’s your dishwasher or laundry machine, only use it when you can fill it. We understand liking to keep the bins regular and the sink empty, but much like the shower, the meter is running every time you use these appliances. If you have to clean a partial load, adjust water levels to match the size of the load.
  • Maintenance Should be Regular – A little maintenance now can save you a large headache later. When was the last time your pipes and faucets were checked for leaks? Did you know that the EPA says the “average household's leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year?” If you aren’t sure what to look for, invite us over and our skilled technicians can help.

If you have any other questions about ways to save water – or money on your plumbing – call us today and we would be happy to help make your 2014 a year of savings.

Typically, homeowners in Las Vegas don’t really need to worry about insulating exterior pipes or other preventive measures to protect plumbing in your home. This year has been different.

Earlier this month, Las Vegas homeowners had to brace for an arctic cold front. It even snowed – in Vegas! While our skilled technicians at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing tried to find their closest almanac, we received many calls for advice, maintenance and even plumbing repair. The main reason for those calls was that many residents in Las Vegas didn’t know what to do for times like this in the cold.

Since cold weather is still upon us for at least two more months, our friends at the Weather Channel are saying more of that cold weather could hit us in February, we wanted to provide a quick list for easy tips on how to insulate your pipes because there is still time left.

Check for Warmth. If they are warm, it’s not too late to insulate. If they are already cold, be careful and consider calling a professional.

Look for Pre-Slit Pipe Foam. Most of your neighborhood DIY stores carry this stuff. It makes installation easy.

Don’t Compress the Insulation. Covering too tightly with duct tape may decrease your insulation’s effectiveness at protecting your plumbing.

At Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing we are here to help with all of your plumbing needs.  If you need routine maintenance or are having trouble due to the unusually cold weather in Las Vegas, we are only a click away!

In case you went outside in your flippers, housecoat and little else to pick up the morning paper over the weekend, you may have noticed a nip in the air. In Las Vegas, we are not accustomed to blistering cold like that. Neither are our pipes in the house.

Did you know what to do to protect them? Statistics shows that there is an influx of shoppers at home repair stores looking for ways to protect their pipes. At Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing, even we receive calls about concerned residents in Las Vegas. That’s why we want to help.

Since 1954, that has been our focus – service should “stay in Vegas” too. Here are a few tips to winterize your pipes for more cold that is sure to hit Nevada:

Insulate Your Pipes.

Do you enjoy hot showers in the winter? This helps. If you are able to cover your pipes completely, it keeps the water warm flowing to your faucets. Your water shouldn’t have to work so hard, and neither should you.

A Quick Look.

When was the last time your plumbing has been looked at by a professional? We don’t mean look in your shower drain to see if it needs to be “snaked.” We mean plumbing maintenance, and in Las Vegas, that’s important. You are busy, so consider a 75-point plumbing inspection each year that reviews your pipes for safety and assurance.

Flush the System.

Sounds strange and unnecessary but you would be surprised by how many homeowners in Nevada don’t understand the need for plumbing maintenance. Did you know even a clogged pipe causes a reduced water flow for one fixture or an entire section of the house? Blockage hurts a home and not back flushing the pipes can hurt more than that.

Interested in learning more? Just say “Yes!”

This holiday season as the in-laws overstay their welcome and your holiday party grows larger than expected, your showers, toilets and sinks are likely going to see a lot more action than normal. In the event that you end up Googling “Las Vegas Plumbing” and call the first number you find in a panic, follow these 10 simple steps to ensure you’re hiring a trusted and qualified plumber.

  1. Avoid plumbers offering door-to-door home improvement services. Instead, seek out companies with longevity; they’re still in business for a reason.
  2. Before you accept any work, check references and seek referrals from your neighbors.
  3. Ask for the plumber’s license number and verify that number on the Nevada State Contractor’s Board website (http://www.nvcontractorsboard.com/) to make sure it’s both valid and current. 
  4. Ask about worker’s compensation and business liability insurance. Every company should carry full coverage for its employees. 
  5. To guarantee you are receiving the best service, take the time to research companies and ask for estimates on your needs before accepting an offer. 
  6. Be sure you fully understand any estimates you receive. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  7. Get everything in writing, from the cost estimate to the project timeline. 
  8. Before the plumber begins work, make sure he or she obtains any necessary permits for the work.
  9. Ask the plumber about service guarantees. The plumber should always make it right, every time, with no additional charges.
  10. Ask about special military or senior discounts, if they apply.

There are a lot of great Las Vegas companies out there performing quality plumbing services for customers. Taking a few extra steps to make sure you find a trusted Las Vegas plumber will save you time, money and put your mind at ease knowing you’re receiving the best service for your dollar.

Of the various bad scenarios a homeowner can experience, a pipe bursting is one of the most dreaded. It can occur for a variety of reasons, from frozen pipes to excessive pressure. There is never a good time for this to happen, and it can be difficult to prepare for. In today’s post, the plumbers at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing would like to give you some advice about what to do in the event that a pipe bursts in your home. We hope you find it useful.

Give us a call when you need professional plumbing services in Las Vegas; no job is too big or small.

As we already mentioned, pipes can burst because the pressure inside that pipe exceeds the strength of the joint or the material of the pipe itself. While older pipes are at risk of failure due to the amount of wear and tear that they have endured over the years, even new piping can burst, given the right conditions.

  • First things first: shut off your main water supply valve. Make sure that everyone in your home knows exactly where this is. This simple step is the key to minimizing the thousands of gallons of water that could spread throughout your home, which can add insult to injury with a high water bill. While the water currently in the pipe will still flow, shutting off the main water supply is the most important step to avoid further damage.
  • Next, shut off the electricity in your home. Depending on where your pipe bursts, it can create a potentially dangerous situation when it comes into contact with your electrical fixtures or outlets. By switching the electrical panel off, you can prevent such risks from occurring, although you may not be able to avoid the damage to the fixtures themselves.
  • Call a plumber! Do not hesitate to get in touch with a plumber right away. While a good plumber will try to arrive as soon as possible, there’s no telling what his schedule could be, especially during peak business hours. Make sure you get in touch with your plumber as soon as possible regarding pipe replacement or repair services.
  • Move any possessions out of the flooded area. After you’ve called the plumber, it’s important to make sure that you remove any possessions you can out of the affected area.

Call Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing today for excellent plumbing repair in Las Vegas, including 24-hour emergency services.

For some homeowners, nothing gives them greater pleasure than working around the house. From hanging new curtains around the home to landscaping, we can relate to the do-it-yourself enthusiasm. However, when it comes to the plumbing in your home, you need to make sure that it’s always taken care of by a professional plumber who has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to ensure the job is done right the first time. At Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we offer comprehensive plumbing services throughout the Las Vegas area, whether your drains need repair or you need a new water heater.

In today’s post, we’re going to give you some reasons why DIY plumbing projects are usually not the best idea. Call us to learn more about what we can do for your home.

  • Performance. To put it simply, you need your plumbing system to perform well at all times, even when you’re not there. Whether it’s the piping that runs throughout your home, your water heater, or your kitchen sink, it needs to work when you need it most. Without professional installation, you simply cannot rely on such components to be properly integrated with your water supply lines as well as the drain and sewer system.
  • Reliability. You need to make sure that your plumbing system is reliable, so that you can depend on its consistent operation for all of your water needs in the home. This means you have plenty of hot water at all times, that the joints connecting your piping are solid and do not leak under pressure, and that your reverse osmosis water treatment system gives your purified water.
  • Energy efficiency. Your water bill is one of the major utility bills, along with electric and fuel. But without the professional installation and service of your plumbed appliances as well as your piping, you simply cannot expect the most out of your water consumption. Faulty piping installation can lead to slow and hidden leaks throughout your home and possibly underground at the water line.

Make sure you hire an excellent plumber in Las Vegas by calling Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We’re here to help.

Your plumbing system is one of the most important components of your home, one that you rely on every day, but it often goes unrecognized until something goes wrong. Few things are as alarming as when water goes into parts of your home that it shouldn’t. One such common problem that you have probably encountered is your toilet overflowing. This is not an unusual issue but it certainly can wreak havoc in the bathroom if you don’t know what to do. In today’s post, the plumbing experts at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing are here to help. We’ve devised a shortlist of instructions of what to if your toilet overflows.

Call us today for all of your plumbing needs in Las Vegas.

  • Shut off your toilet’s water supply valve. Before rushing to shut off the main water valve that controls all of the water in your entire home, there is one closer to hand. The shutoff valve to your toilet’s water supply is located behind the tank, and this should be the first thing you do if you notice that your toilet is overflowing. This will stop the tank from refilling, though it will not necessarily stop the flow of water from the tank to the bowl.
  • If the water is low enough, try plunging it. Over time, you may find that your toilet water level has lowered. If you believe the problem to be related to something that has lodged itself in your drainpipe, then use a plunger to create a seal around the siphon hole, and plunge away. If it looks like you have dislodged the blockage, then try flushing. However, keep in mind that this may cause your toilet to overflow again, depending on the severity and location of the blockage.
  • Call a plumber! If your plunger can’t handle it, call a plumber. We have the necessary tools, experience, and skill to diagnose the source of the issue and provide an excellent solution to fix it. Don’t wait, call now.

At Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we want to be your one-stop shop for the plumbing in your home.

Call us today for more information about our Las Vegas plumbing services, including toilet repair.

As a leading plumbing expert in the Las Vegas, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver excellent customer service with quality workmanship. We are always here when you need us, even after hours. But as a homeowner, there are some things that you should know about your plumbing system, including the location of shut-off valves in case you cannot stop the flow of water. In today’s post, we’d like to share with you just five of them.

Call Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing for all of your Las Vegas plumbing needs.

  • Main water shut-off valve. The location of your main water shut-off valve is probably the most vital information to have on hand at all times. Make sure that you and capable family members know exactly where to shut off the water supply should they need to. Burst pipes and other problems can quickly fill your home with water unless you can stop it at the source.
  • Emergency shut-off for the toilet. Toilet overflowing is one of the most common plumbing problems in any household. There are numerous reasons why it happens, from a substantial clog in the siphon to a deeper issue with your drainpipe, but knowing where the emergency shut-off valve for your toilet is a great way to prevent it from getting out of control.
  • Water pressure. Residential water pressure needs to be held at a consistent rate. If it becomes too high, then it can actually damage your plumbing. Knowing what your pressure is allows you to monitor any changes.
  • Location of your sewer and water lines. Thinking of having some work done on your property? Make sure you know exactly where your sewer and water lines are located. This allows you to plan any outdoor renovations accordingly.
  • How to check you water meter. Your water meter monitors how much water you use. Knowing how to read your water meter can help you dispute any issues with your supplier or to detect any surges in consumption that might indicate a hidden leak.

Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help with whatever plumbing need you may have in Las Vegas, so give us call today.

We hope our present and future customers had a pleasant Labor Day this September. We know how hard you work to ensure that you and your loved ones have a good life, and we feel the same way about the work that we do throughout the year. Home comfort is our business, so you can rely on our technicians to take care of any issues that you may have. To many of us, Labor Day means BBQ, the start of the football season, and spending quality time with our friends and family. But there is much more to this holiday, and we wanted to share its true purpose with you.

Like many US holidays, the origins of Labor Day are somewhat disputed. While many cite Peter J. McGuire’s (of the American Federation of Labor) suggestion of a demonstration and picnic as the inaugural Monday, others cite Matthew Maguire, then secretary of the Central Labor Union of New York. In the wake of the massive and violent Pullman Strike of 1894, which pitted George Pullman and US Marshals and Military against workers of the Pullman Palace Car Company outside Chicago. Designated as a federal holiday by Congress and President Grover Cleveland in 1894, a mere six days after the strike ended, Labor Day has since become a way of recognizing the contribution that hard working Americans have made to this country.

We wish you all the best, and hopefully you took the time to relax, eat some good food, and take a load off.

When it comes to the plumbing system in your home, your kitchens’ system gets a ton of use every single day. All that use can cause it to develop small problems slowly over time. Without professional intervention, those issues could develop into full-blown repairs. Here at Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing we are dedicated to our customers’ satisfaction and wanted to provide some quick tips for plumbing maintenance. Making sure that you do these simple tasks can help to keep your kitchen plumbing system working well for many years.

Las Vegas Kitchen Plumbing Maintenance

Getting regular maintenance for your plumbing system performed by a professional can help reduce repair, increase the efficiency of your plumbing system and keep it working well for longer. In addition to scheduling regular visits from your plumbing contractor, there are a few things that you can do to help keep your plumbing system working well.

  • Protect your garbage disposal – While many homeowners view their garbage disposal as an indestructible piece of equipment, it is actually very sensitive. Avoid putting certain foods down it like animal bones, melted fat, grease, fruit pits, starchy foods and stringy foods. These types of things can create terrible clogs in your plumbing and could also cause problems with your garbage disposal.
  • Drain cleaners – Using chemical drain cleaners may not be the best way to keep your drain clean. They could damage your home’s plumbing and they may also not be good for the environment. Instead, pour some boiling water down your drains. Then add in some baking soda and let it sit. Next, pour in a mixture of hot water and vinegar. This will create a nice foaming mixture that could help keep your drains clean.
  • Soften or filter your water – Another great way to help out your kitchen plumbing is to remove the excess minerals from it. Hard water contains a large abundance of minerals like calcium and magnesium. These can build up in your plumbing system and also in your appliances’ drains and cause big problems. Getting a water softener or a water filter are a couple options that let you remove those minerals altogether or replace them with less-harmful ones.

If you’re having any issue with your plumbing and need Las Vegas kitchen plumbing repair or maintenance, just call the friendly experts at Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing.

The phrase “slab leak” is one that no homeowner wants to hear in regards to their home. Slab leaks are serious problems that sometimes require major repair work to be done on the home. So what actually causes slab leaks and how can you find them before they cause huge damage to your home? Here at Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing we’ve been offering plumbing repair in Las Vegas for almost 60 years and have repaired countless slab leaks. We wanted to help our customers better understand what causes slab leaks and how they can detect them early.

Some Possible Causes of Slab Leaks

No two homes are exactly alike but there are a few common causes that can result in slab leaks in your home. If you’re experiencing a slab leak make sure that you call Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing for plumbing repair in Las Vegas.

Bad Installation

In most homes your water line comes in under your property and then enters your home in the basement or the subfloor. Depending on the construction of your home, that water line may actually be embedded in the concrete of your foundation or basement. If the copper pipe of your water line was dented at all before it was laid in the concrete it will have small indentations in it that can wear down over the years from all the water rushing over it. In this case, a small pinhole may develop and allow water to leak out slowly into the concrete of your basement and cause a slab leak.

Recent Flooding or High Water Table

Another cause of slab leaks could be that your home is in an area with a high water table. If it has rained heavily or if there have been recent floods it could mean that water is leeching up from the ground and into your home’s foundation or slab.

How Detect a Slab Leak

There are a few signs that you should watch for that could indicate that you have a slab leak.

  • Warm or wet basement floor – If you notice that your basement floor or your slab is warm or moist it may mean that you have a leak underneath.
  • Constantly running water – If you hear water running through your pipes even though all of your appliances are turned off it could mean that you have a small leak somewhere. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the leak is under your slab.
  • Water bills – Keep an eye on your water bill. If you notice spike in your water bill without a corresponding increase in usage you may have a leak somewhere.

For plumbing repair in Las Vegas make sure that you call the friendly experts at Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing.

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? You probably go to the bathroom to brush your teeth, shower and get ready for the day. Next, you likely go to your kitchen to make coffee and breakfast. When you get home you may do some laundry, dishes and make dinner. All of these things require that you have a good plumbing system in your home. Because of the critical role that your plumbing system plays in your home, you need it to work well and to work consistently. Getting professional plumbing maintenance and installation in Las Vegas is one of the best ways that you can make sure that happens. Here at Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing we offer fast and accurate plumbing installation services for all different kinds of plumbing components. Check out our quick description of why installing a new plumbing part should be handled by a professional.

Plumbing Installation in Las Vegas

We all love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with learning a new skill and completing a task. But plumbing installation in Las Vegas is one of the things that should be left to the professionals: and here’s why.

  • Better quality – Because of how often you use your plumbing system, making sure that it is installed correctly is one of the best ways to make sure that it operates up to your standards. Poor installation is one of the leading causes of plumbing repairs because the components don’t work together.
  • Faster installation – You don’t want to go a few days without a new drain, a new garbage disposal or a bathroom fixture. When you call a contractor for professional plumbing installation in Las Vegas they will have the training and experience to get your new part or component installed quickly.
  • Guarantee – Here at Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing we offer a 1-year guarantee on our work. If you install something on your own and it breaks a short time later, you’re going to have to make another trip to the hardware store and then replace it again. But if you work with a professional plumber then you can just pick up the phone and have them take care of it.

For all your plumbing installation in Las Vegas make sure that you call the friendly experts at Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing.

It could be argued that your bathrooms are some of the most-used rooms in your house. Because of that, their plumbing systems get a ton of use every single day. All the use can lead to a variety of potential repair needs. However, you may also eventually need to replace your bathroom plumbing. Knowing when that time has come can be difficult for most homeowners. That’s why we’ve put together a quick list of some of the things that you should look for that could indicate that you need to replace your bathroom plumbing. Call the friendly plumbing experts at Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing today if you’re experiencing any of the issues below.

Signs You Need Las Vegas Bathroom Plumbing Replacement

No homeowner wants to have to replace their bathroom plumbing but, unfortunately, you may have to. Make sure that you keep an eye out for these Las Vegas bathroom plumbing issues.

  • Rust – Rust is never a good thing for your plumbing system. However, if you’ve started to notice isolated cases of rust in your bathroom plumbing you may want to call a professional to take a look and think about potentially replacing it. Rust is hard to get rid of and can be an indication that your plumbing system needs some attention. Rust can occur in your home if you have metal pipes or if your fixtures are very old.
  • Constant leaks – If you’ve started to notice that your Las Vegas bathroom plumbing requires more and more professional repair, it could make more sense to just replace it entirely. It often doesn’t make sense to keep repairing something that is just going to fail again.
  • Outdated – If your home is old and your bathroom plumbing fixtures are out of date, it might be a good idea to update the fixtures. This is a great way to add value to you home and to increase its visual appeal.
  • Pressure imbalance – You may not realize it, but your home’s plumbing system uses a delicate pressure system to control the flow of water. If the system’s pressure is out of balance it could mean that your plumbing won’t work well. While it is possible to repair something like this, persistent pressure problems can sometimes warrant replacing the pipes so that they work better as a whole.

If you need any kind of Las Vegas bathroom plumbing services, just call Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing.

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