4 Ways to Increase Water Pressure in Your Home

August 8, 2022

Low water pressure is unsatisfying and a major cause of discomfort in a home. Normally, the water pressure should be approximately 40 psi to 60 psi, with the ideal water force being about 50 psi. If the water pressure is below 40 psi, your washing machine takes longer to fill, water dribbles from faucets, the dishwasher doesn’t clean dishes, and shower heads become weak. Several issues can lead to low water pressure, but fortunately, this problem can be corrected with the help of a professional plumber. Here are tips that can help to improve your home’s water

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Why Is Copper Used In Plumbing?

June 7, 2022

Plumbing using copper can lead to many benefits and decrease the work needed for maintenance. Copper is a corrosion-resistant metal that’s used in many different industries. It is naturally anti-microbial, corrosion-resistant, and resists oxidation. For example, copper can form coatings or gaskets for pipes and drains, which will protect the natural environment from seepage of toxic chemicals into groundwater or surface waters. Copper also prevents galvanic action (the reaction of metals) during water ingress from the main supply into a building structure with copper piping. Copper tubing can also be used for heating, radiators, venting, and cooling systems. Here are

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Can Too Much Rain Cause Plumbing Problems?

February 11, 2021

Ordinarily, a rainy day in American Fork makes for a great day to relax inside and curl up with a good book. However, if those rainy days turn into rainy weeks, you could begin to experience some problems. Specifically, if your plumbing pipes already have underlying issues, excessive rain could cause significant plumbing problems that will need to be addressed by Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing. It’s important to understand these potential problems so that you don’t get caught off-guard during a major rain event. Shifting Drain Pipes Since your drain pipes are buried underground, they’re constantly exposed to the

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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter

January 25, 2021

If you enjoy the clean and fresh air in your American Fork home, your furnace filter is at least partially to thank. Acting as a barrier to trap dust, allergens, and other contaminants, a furnace filter is an important component of your HVAC system. That’s why you need to understand proper maintenance procedures for your HVAC filter. This will ensure that you can continue to enjoy clean air while also protecting your HVAC system. Here are some insights into furnace filters from Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing that will make your job easier. Why Change a Furnace Filter? Every furnace

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What Do You Do If Your Water Heater is Leaking?

December 7, 2020

As the name implies, a water heater is responsible for creating and storing the hot water that comes out of a sink or tub faucet. If you see moisture accumulating on or near the tank, it is important that you take action right away. In many cases, a leak is a sign that the tank itself is damaged or that there is a problem with the pressure valve. Turn Off the Water and Power There should be a valve attached to the cold inlet pipe that provides water to the tank. Twisting or turning this

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How Do I Winterize Plumbing in Areas that are Exposed to Cold Weather?

October 20, 2020

During the winter in American Fork, UT, your plumbing can suffer a lot of damage if you don’t winterize the plumbing that is exposed to the elements. When water freezes, it expands; and if the water is stuck in your pipes and then freezes, your pipes may fracture or even burst. If pipes burst inside your home, flooding will result, and there will be incredible damage to your floor and your belongings. Not only will you need to clean up the damage, but you will also need to replace your pipes. As American Fork and the surrounding areas can see

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