Having trouble finding a leak? Call in the pros!

Sure, it’s easy enough to find a leak under your kitchen sink. But, what about a leaking pipe that’s behind a wall? In a ceiling? Under your slab? While you might notice the signs of leaking pipes—the smell of mold and mildew, floor damage, ceiling damage, or increased water bills—you may have trouble finding the leak on your own.

Frozen pipes are especially susceptible to bursting, causing water leak problems in the home.

That’s where we come in. At Reimer, we offer professional leak detection services in Buffalo, New York. If you suspect that you have a water leak in your home, you should call us for 24/7 emergency service.

In this blog, we’ll explore the reasons why you should call the experts for leak detection instead of trying to find a well-hidden leak on your own.

You may not have the proper tools and expertise

Cutting into drywall and repairing a pipe requires a specialized set of tools. Most homeowners will not have these items, so you will spend a ton of money purchasing them. This already makes hiring a professional a more affordable option.

Additionally, you need to know how to use these tools adequately. You can easily damage a wall or slab beyond repair by cutting into it the wrong way.

Professionals also have the tools to find the precise locations of the leak. You may smell mold, but cannot locate the exact spot it is forming. You’ll waste time trying to pinpoint it on your own, so hiring a professional plumber from Reimer Home Services is always the way to go.

You should hire a professional to detect and fix leaks

All the plumbers who work for us are insured, bonded and licensed to work in the state of New York. They all have years of experience, and our company has been in business since 1921.

Our plumbers use highly specialized tools to locate and work on the leak in a non-invasive manner. They will be able to find the leak, repair it, and close up the wall or slab in an efficient way. No matter where the leak has formed in your abode, our experts will find it.

Our plumbers also pride themselves in maintaining open lines of communication at all times during the process. In the event they do need to cut into drywall, they will let you know first. That way you can give your approval before continuing.

Call us as soon as you notice a leak

Homeowners in Buffalo do not have to live with leaks when they can any time of day. Leaks can quickly escalate, so do not hesitate in repairing it. Contact us for fast, reliable plumbing services here in Buffalo and Western New York.

Here are the signs your furnace is about to go out for good

Nothing lasts forever. Eventually, the combination of age, wear, and breakdowns will get to every home’s furnace. No one likes to be taken by surprise when it comes to a dead furnace, so, in this blog, we’ll be reviewing some of the signs your furnace is on it’s way out.

Here at Reimer, we offer both furnace repair and furnace replacement services. Whether you have an older furnace you need us to look at, or you think it’s time to replace your current system, give us a call.

A Reimer technician installs a new furnace in Buffalo, NY.5 signs your furnace is about to die for good

#1. You’re seeing higher energy bills than usual

Barring some other external cause (such as keeping your home dramatically warmer than in prior years, or a utility rate hike in your community), higher-than-usual energy bills during the winter are a sure sign that something is wrong with your heating system. However, here’s the thing: furnaces get more inefficient as they age, meaning that your current bills could be the new normal for you and your family.

We recommend that you start by giving us a call to have one of our techs out to your home to inspect your system. We’ll want to start by ruling out that the drastic change in energy-efficiency hasn’t been caused by the system needing to be repaired.

This is just another reason why it’s important to keep track of your energy usage. If this rise in energy bills is consistent or continues after repairs, it could be a sign that your furnace is on its last legs.

#2. You’re constantly needing repairs

Maintenance is important to keep your furnace at its best, but multiple repairs in a short time can mean your furnace won’t last much longer. This is especially true if you find yourself getting the same repairs over-and-over, season-after-season.

Like any mechanical device (including your car), your furnace consists of mechanical parts that incur a great deal of wear-and-tear over time. However, unlike your car, your furnace is often keeping your home warm in the Buffalo winter by running 24/7 for months at a time. That’s a lot of furnace mileage that gets added up to increased chances of breakdowns as the system ages.

#3. Intense noises are being generated by the system

It’s normal for home appliances—including your furnace—to make some noise when they run. However, you should be concerned if your furnace is significantly louder than it once was, or if you hear any of the following:

  • Rattling
  • Abnormally loud humming
  • Popping

These sounds go beyond those generated by normal operation, and could be a sign your furnace is done for. At the very least, you should call Reimer for emergency heating repair.

#4. Your home is being unevenly heated

You may notice that certain areas of your house are colder than others, which can be caused by poor furnace performance. You may also find yourself constantly adjusting the thermostat to achieve the perfect medium between extremes.

When it’s time for an upgrade, call the experts at Reimer!

Reimer Home Services can install a new furnace to see you through the cold this winter. By replacing your run-down furnace, you can see higher energy efficiency, which means a lower cost to keep your home comfortable. For more information on our products and services or to get a quote, call us.