JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog

August 19, 2014

An Interview with John Dietz about Tankless Water Heating

Hello, this is Steve with TanklessAdvisor.com, and I have here with us today John Dietz of JD plumbing company of Durham, North Carolina.  How are you doing, John? Hey, Steve, doing great, how are you? Not bad, not bad.  Thank you for taking the time out today and putting together some information here for your clients on tankless water heating.  Before we get into it, just to let you know: John has a pretty extensive background in the plumbing trade.  He started ... Read More
August 15, 2014

The Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters in Raleigh

Save Money and Energy When Switching to Tankless

You've heard about the issues with your conventional water heaters, but the initial price of tankless still seems steep.  Your question now is: really, is tankless worth it?  First of all, one important distinction needs to be made: installing a tankless water heater isn't just a purchase: it's an investment  in convenience and savings for your home.  Over time, those savings will add up to pay for the device and then continue giving ... Read More
May 16, 2014

3 Ways a New Air Conditioner Can Save You Money in Raleigh

Replacing your current air conditioner with a new one can seem like a large, and possibly unnecessary, expense, but if your AC is ten years old or more, you may be spending far more to repair and run it than it would cost to replace with a high-efficiency new one. Spring provides a great opportunity for an air conditioning installation in Raleigh, so if you’ve been thinking it’s time for an upgrade, JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning ... Read More
May 9, 2014

3 Signs of Air Conditioning Condenser Problems in Durham

The outdoor unit of your air conditioning system is known as the condenser: this is where the condensation stage of heat exchange occurs, when the refrigerant moving through the outdoor coil releases heat. Along with the condenser coil, the condenser cabinet contains the vital compressor—the engine of the AC system—a blower fan to draw air across the coil and exhaust heat; and motors, capacitors, and relays to handle operating the compressor and the fan. With so many important components inside it, ... Read More
May 2, 2014

When to Replace Your Air Conditioning System in Chapel Hill

Nothing lasts forever… especially not a mechanical system that receives as much use as a home’s central air conditioning system. Even with the best care and maintenance, an air conditioner will eventually reach a point where it runs too inefficiently and with too many repair problems to be worth keeping. It’s a better investment to replace a struggling older air conditioner with a new one. We have some tips on when to tell that it’s time to schedule new Read More
April 25, 2014

3 Benefits to Installing a New Air Conditioner in Raleigh

Spring is here and summer isn’t too far behind. For homeowners, that means preparing for air conditioning season, and if your existing unit has been looking a little shaky lately, now may be the perfect time to install a new one. Air conditioning in Raleigh is no joke. Our summers get pretty hot and humid, and a new air conditioner can do a lot more than just keep you cool. Here are 3 benefits to installing a new ... Read More
April 18, 2014

Durham AC Contractor: Why Upgrade Your Thermostat

Installing a new air conditioning system for your home requires a great deal of work, most of it centered on moving in the new cabinets and air handler and hooking them to the ductwork and power supply. It’s easy to overlook a smaller task like installing a new thermostat. However, upgrading your thermostat during an AC installation will significantly improve the performance of the new system. If you have an older model thermostat, such as a ... Read More
April 11, 2014

Problems with Your Toilet That Need a Professional Plumber

Sooner or later, everybody has to deal with a clogged toilet and most of the time, it’s nothing that a plunger and a little elbow grease can’t fix. Sadly, not every problem with your toilet can be solved so easily. The toilet is possibly the most important component of your home and big problems usually can’t be ignored of left unaddressed. However, some problems with your toilet that need a professional plumber aren’t always as obvious as they might ... Read More
April 4, 2014

Can a Heat Pump Be Damaged by Clogged Filters?

It’s not unusual to see heat pumps in Durham, acting as two-in-one systems handling both heating and air conditioning for a single household. Heat pumps cost less to run by and large than traditional HVAC systems, and they work well in comparatively mild climates like ours (especially when combined with a furnace in a hybrid system). But they still require the same sort of maintenance that air conditioning units do, in particular the filters which need to be swapped ... Read More
March 28, 2014

Common Causes of Bad Smells from Your Morrisville Plumbing

There are a number of ways a layman can tell if there’s a problem with the plumbing, ranging from a flat-out leak to a drop in water pressure. Odors are a little more subtle than other signs, but are usually pretty indicative of a significant problem. It’s often more than just food waste passed down your drain and correcting the issue can involve the services of a professional Morrisville, NC plumber. Here are some of the common causes of bad smells from ... Read More
March 19, 2014

Ways You Can Prevent Blocked Drains in Durham

Are drain clogs something you just have to learn to live with? Homeowners often accept that they are, and keep a sink plunger handy to unplug blocked drains. If the clog is too thick, they call in a professional plumber to use a drain snake or hydro-jetter to fix the trouble. Although there is no method to permanently eliminate drainpipe blocks—an object can always accidentally fall down a drain—there are ways to prevent them so they aren’t common occurrences. With some ... Read More
March 12, 2014

Signs You Need Heating Repair in Durham

Any mechanical system can suffer from malfunctions and breakdowns, no matter how well maintained it is, and heating systems are no exception. When you think you have problems developing inside your heater, you need to call for professional heating repair in Durham, NC right away. For quality repairs for all kinds of heaters, call JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve put together a guide to help you know when it’s time to give us a call:

Signs it’s time for ... Read More

March 7, 2014

Common Zone Heating Repairs

Zone control systems are a great way to save money on your forced air heating and cooling, and they are quite popular here in North Carolina. They are reliable and cost-saving systems, but they encounter problems from time to time, and it takes expert attention to correct them. Here’s a short list of some common zone heating repairs.
  • Dampers. The dampers installed in your air ducts direct heat to various sections in your home according to specifics determined by the control ... Read More
March 3, 2014

What Counts as a Plumbing Emergency in Raleigh

If you go looking for a plumber in Raleigh, chances are you’re going to find at least one or two that offer 24-hour emergency service. Not every problem can wait and sometimes you need to correct an issue well before normal working hours kick in. Raleigh is a fairly big city and people here have their lives to lead. So what counts as a plumbing emergency? That is, how can you tell when a problem can wait and when ... Read More
February 17, 2014

How Ductless Heating Can Save You Money in Raleigh

Ductless heating is exactly what it sounds like: heating that operates without the cumbersome ducts necessary for a forced air system. Ductless heating systems divide your home into individual sections, each one with its own separate indoor unit. Some types of ductless systems are heat pumps, which means they can serve as air conditioners in the summer as well as heat your home in the winter. “How can ductless heating save me money?” you ask. Read on for the ... Read More
February 14, 2014

Who Wrote the First Valentine’s Day Poem?

The celebration of Valentine’s Day is often seen as a modern institution, even if the roots of the holiday go back to Late Antiquity and the figures of St. Valentine of Rome and St. Valentine of Terni. It’s difficult to separate our view of February 14th from the more recent phenomenon of greeting cards, comical cupids, and specialty treats from candy companies. However, not only are some of these traditions older than we might think (mass-produced Valentine’s Day cards were an ... Read More
February 12, 2014

3 Reasons You May Opt for an Electric Furnace in Raleigh

Furnaces tend to come in one of two basic forms. Most people are familiar with gas furnaces, which use natural gas lit by burners to create heat. Electric furnaces are the other type: they rely on coils heated by electricity to warm your home. If you’re thinking about installing a new furnace, you need to weigh the pros and cons of each one carefully.  The right type for you depends on your home and current circumstances, but here are ... Read More
February 4, 2014

Can a Hydro-Jetter Clear Roots from a Sewer Line?

One of the biggest problems you can encounter with your sewer line is the danger imposed by tree roots. The roots are attracted to the water in your sewer and water line. Though they move slowly, they can be absolutely relentless: crushing the pipe over time and/or sending roots through tiny breaches in the pipe to clog the sewer line itself. A professional plumber can help you with this issue, but if you get the wrong service, they can ... Read More
January 28, 2014

3 Common Repairs for Gas Furnaces in Raleigh

Here in Raleigh, furnaces are a very common home heating system. Gas furnaces are easy to install and operate, and the price of natural gas is cheaper than electricity or oil. Gas furnaces are quite reliable as well, but every appliance runs into trouble every now and again. A good heating repair company can fix them for you, but you should learn to look out for any potential problems. Here are 3 common repairs for gas furnaces, which any prudent ... Read More
January 24, 2014

Gas or Electric: Which Furnace Is Best for My Raleigh Home?

Here in Raleigh, many people have furnaces in their home, powered by gas or electricity. Both have their share of advantages and both can work well with North Carolina’s comparatively mild climate. Which type of system is right for you depends on your individual circumstances, and could benefit from some formal advice by a trained Raleigh, NC heating professional. Here’s a quick breakdown of the benefits of each type of system. Gas furnaces have the benefit of costing less to ... Read More
January 21, 2014

Reasons Your Drain Is Making a Gurgling Sound in Durham

In some cases, a gurgling sound is nothing to worry about. It’s just the water draining down your pipes. In other cases, however, the gurgling sound could signal a significant problem, especially if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as a slow draining line or unusual sounds from the pipes themselves. Professional plumbing repair services in Durham can usually get to the bottom of the problem and restore your plumbing to its normal functions. But you may be ... Read More
January 14, 2014

The Different Types of Water Heaters in Raleigh

No matter where you live, water heaters are a fact of life: so much a part of our households that most people forget they even exist. In light of that, it’s easy to forget that there is more than one type of water heater, using more than one type of technology to deliver hot water to your home. When selecting a water heater for your home, it’s important to consider all of those options. Here’s a brief list of ... Read More
January 10, 2014

HydroJetting Equipment Guide

When it comes to drain cleaning, what is the best and most thorough method? It’s not the plunger. It’s certainly not chemical drain cleaners (which can be too caustic for your pipes). No, it’s a piece of high-tech equipment called the hydro-jetter. Hydro-jetting is the choice for top plumbing companies when it comes to cleansing drains of clogs, grease, fat, hair, and other obstructions. In fact, a good hydro-jetting job can basically return your pipes to “like new” condition—as ... Read More
January 6, 2014

Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are such wonderful conveniences in the modern kitchen that people often take them for granted… and that leads to them tossing things down into them that do not belong there. A garbage disposal isn’t like a great white shark, capable of consuming anything in its path. If you want to avoid numerous garbage disposal repairs, make sure that you do not put any of the following down your disposal. However, should you need repairs for your disposal, call ... Read More
December 30, 2013

The Ball in Times Square

New Year’s is a time for parties, fun and great traditions, some of which go back more than a century. Among them is the famous “dropping of the ball” in Times Square, an event which is broadcast to millions of people every New Year’s Eve. With 2014 nearly upon us, we thought we’d take the opportunity to look at the history of this popular New Year’s Eve festivity. The idea began in 1907 at what was then the New York Times ... Read More
December 27, 2013

Raleigh Plumber: Why Condensation Forms on Your Toilet

If you’re a plumber in Raleigh, you learn to deal with a lot of leaks. They’re easily the biggest plumbing problems homeowners face and plumbers see a wider variety of leaks than most layman could even conceive. While it always pays to be cautious, however, one of the “leaks” we see a lot of isn’t a leak at all: it’s condensation built up on the surface of your toilet. A toilet leak can be a serious problem, but you ... Read More
December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Holiday greetings from JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning! We hope you are having safe and pleasant season, enjoying your favorite traditions for this time of year. We wish you the very best, and we thank you for your business this year. In honor of the season, here are some fun facts about one of everyone's favorite holiday movies: It’s a Wonderful Life. For years, one of the enduring December traditions in the United States was watching the movie It’s a Wonderful Life playing ... Read More
December 18, 2013

3 Reasons to Get Your Water Heater Inspected in Raleigh

Water heaters are a staple of every home: so common that we never think twice about their presence in our household. They’re usually located in out-of-the-way spots like your basement, and if it’s not actively malfunctioning, we tend to put it out of our minds in favor of more pressing concerns. That’s why a periodic inspection of your water heater is a good idea. It helps you keep an eye on potential issues without adding more concerns to your plate. ... Read More
December 13, 2013

Wake Forest Plumber: Basic Components of Water Heaters

Running water is often cited as the greatest modern home conveniences (“The best thing since indoor plumbing!”). However, think about how much you need hot water to go along with running water. Every day, you need hot water for showers, baths, cleaning, cooking, and washing clothes. Even going for one day without hot water can be miserable. JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning specializes in repairs for water heaters in Wake Forest, NC, as well as installation and maintenance. To ... Read More
December 10, 2013

Plumbing Repairs in Durham

How High Water Pressure Can Lead to Needing Those Repairs

The water pressure within your home’s plumbing should remain at an even level, not exceeding 80 psi (pounds per square inch). If the water pressure increases, it can lead to numerous repair problems throughout your home that will require the attention of a professional plumber. Often, you won’t notice at first that your home is suffering from high water pressure—until the problems start. In this post, we’ll look at the effects ... Read More
December 2, 2013

Common Causes of a Leaky Faucet in Cary

No plumbing problem is more ubiquitous and seemingly minor—yet astonishingly irritating—as a leaky faucet. The slow drip-drip-drip can often drive even the calmest individuals to distraction. A leaky faucet is more than an annoyance: it adds up to a tremendous waste of water. According to the EPA, leaky faucets can total up to 10,000 gallons of water wasted in a single home over a year. That’s enough water to fill up a backyard swimming pool. Repairing a leaky faucet could ... Read More
November 28, 2013

The History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us: a time to get together with relatives, eat some great food, watch a little football or the parade, and stop to appreciate the good things we have in life. Beyond all that, however, there’s a fascinating history to the holiday and its traditions. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 in the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. Records are spotty at the time, but indicate that the harvest was particularly good that year due to help from the ... Read More
November 25, 2013

Ask a Plumber: Is Hard Water Dangerous?

Is hard water dangerous? Hard water refers to water that contains an excess amount of minerals, typically calcium and magnesium. It’s not usually harmful to your health, and you can drink and even bathe in it without any immediate adverse effects. While “dangerous” is going a bit too far, however, hard water can have long-term effects that are less than ideal. The most immediate effects of hard water are the slow build-up of deposits in your sinks and plumbing. You ... Read More
November 18, 2013

What Do I Need to Unclog My Drain in Chapel Hill?

Drain clogs… they’re an annoyance, but they happen. Every home owner will have to deal with clogs at one time or another. Most drain blockages are small, and you can fix them on your own using one basic tool. But some clogs, especially ones from grease build-up or jammed objects, require the work of professional plumbers to eliminate. We’ll explain what tools you need—and what your plumber needs—to unclog your drain in Chapel Hill, NC. JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning ... Read More
November 15, 2013

Ask a Raleigh Plumber: How Can a Tree Damage My Sewer?

It seems rather absurd at first. “How can a tree damage my sewer?” We see trees as very placid, static things: neither moving much nor causing any real damage. But while they can provide lovely shade and atmosphere, they are still growing things. Thriving trees can present a serious concerns for your sewer system, especially if you have pipes to a sewer in Raleigh which is a very green city. If left unchecked, they can cause serious damage and ... Read More
November 12, 2013

Signs You Need Plumbing Repair in Raleigh

Sometimes it’s impossible to miss the signs that you need to get plumbing repair in Raleigh, NC: water bursting from visible pipes, sewage odors emanating from sinks, backed up drains, and a sudden loss of water flow. When this happens, there shouldn’t be any doubt that you need to get on the phone and summon a plumber. But some damaging problems that can develop in your plumbing will leave more subtle or harder to interpret signs that you need to schedule ... Read More
November 5, 2013

Sewer Smells and Your Plumbing in Raleigh

This isn’t a pleasant topic: nobody wants the smells of a sewer drifting through their home. However, issues in your plumbing can cause this to occur. The first thing you need to know about this is that it can be solved. Don’t imagine that you’ll somehow get stuck with a foul-smelling house for the rest of the time you live in it. Professional plumbers are familiar with this trouble, and they can locate and fix whatever caused it. And ... Read More
November 1, 2013

Common Causes of Blocked Drains in Raleigh

No household plumbing problem crops up more often than blocked drains. You notice water draining slowly from a shower or a sink, or the water sits in a bathtub and goes nowhere. Down in the plumbing, something has clogged up the water flow. But what? JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has put together a list of reasons you may experience blocked drains. Some of these troubles you can remedy yourself; others will require the assistance of an expert plumber. ... Read More
October 28, 2013

Ask a Raleigh Plumber: Which Water Heater Is Right for Me?

If you venture into the market to purchase a water heater, you’ll soon find yourself facing a veritable avalanche of possibilities: models, types, brands. Making the right decision may seem impossible. But getting the right water heater to supply your home with a steady flow of hot water for showering, dishwashing, clothes cleaning, and other household tasks doesn’t need to give you a migraine. If you consult an expert plumber in Raleigh, NC, you will end up with the best ... Read More
October 22, 2013

Common Causes of Burst Pipes

Water leaking from pipes is bad business, no matter how small the leak. But a burst pipe is a serious emergency that will need a skilled plumber to remedy it as soon as possible to prevent flooding and large amounts of property damage. Fortunately, if you rely on a professional plumbing company that’s licensed, bonded, insured, and ready to come to your aid 24/7, a burst pipe can get repaired fast before your home sustains further damage. JD Plumbing, ... Read More
October 18, 2013

Durham Plumber: What White Buildup on Your Faucet Means

Durham Plumbing Experts Explain How to Remove White Buildup

If you’ve noticed a buildup of a white material around your faucets and drains, you might be worried about what it means. It’s always a good idea to question something that looks out of place rather than ignore it—although in this case the white buildup isn’t necessarily catastrophic or hazardous to your health. However, it can lead to problems. Here are some basic facts about what’s happening and what you should do ... Read More
October 15, 2013

3 Common Water Heater Problems in Durham, NC

Trying to get along without hot water for a single day is a much greater ordeal than you might imagine. You start off with a cold shower, and then you can’t get laundry done or effectively clean your dishes. Missing out on hot water isn’t something you want to endure, so when you experience trouble with your water heater, you need to summon professionals to repair it. For water heaters in Durham, NC, the company you should turn to is ... Read More
October 15, 2013

Saving a Chapel Hill Icon

Recently, JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning was called upon for a job that involved an over 100 year old Redwood and some compromised plumbing lines. Using a new technology, pipe relining, we were able to successfully remove the damaged piping without hurting the root system of this Chapel Hill icon. The tree was planted over 100 years ago by Professor Coker of the UNC Botany department and is the last survivor of his efforts, it stands now as the ... Read More
October 7, 2013

Problems That Can Be Solved with Water Treatment Systems in Raleigh

Water is one of life’s basic needs, and running water in your home is one of modern life’s most important conveniences. You drink water, bathe in it, clean your house with it, cook using it, and do your laundry with it. You want the best quality water for all those jobs. But often the water from the municipal supply is substandard, containing pollutants and contaminants that can affect your health and lead to damage throughout your home. Fortunately, modern water ... Read More
October 7, 2013

Recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month with JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning

We want to take a moment to recognize a cause that is extremely important to us, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is a disease that has affected many people in some way, whether it's a close family member, friend or colleague, we all know someone that has been touched by this affliction. Across the country many people will be wearing pink ribbons and other pink items to recognize the cause and help to increase awareness of the ... Read More
October 4, 2013

Types of Clogs in Chapel Hill: A Drain Cleaning Guide

The most common of all plumbing problems is something you’ve probably encountered before: drain clogs. If your drain is slow or stops removing water entirely, then a blockage of unwanted debris has probably caused it. Clogs usually form in the p-trap in a drain, the u-shaped curve containing a small amount of water designed to prevent the backflow of sewage gas. Not all clogs are alike, and each drain in your house can develop a specific type of clog. Home ... Read More
September 30, 2013

Water Treatment System Options in Durham

It’s natural to worry about the quality of fresh water in your home. Not only do you drink it, but you use it to cook, bathe, and wash laundry. Contaminants can enter your fresh water supply from a number of places, and one of the best ways to eliminate them is with a water treatment system. Because of the variety of systems available, you might not know which one is best for your home. But don’t worry: help from professionals ... Read More
September 23, 2013

Hard Water and Other Plumbing Issues in Raleigh

Your home relies on water that comes from numerous different sources, including rain water, standing lakes, and reservoirs. The biggest source in the Raleigh area is the Falls Lake Reservoir, in Wake County, which is filtered through the E.M Johnson Water Treatment Plant. It and similar treatment plants process millions of gallons of water a day, filtering out toxins, minerals and other impurities. They do an effective job, and yet no system is entirely perfect. Hard water, in particular, is ... Read More
September 20, 2013

Signs of Deteriorating Water Heaters in Raleigh

Water heaters are a staple of modern home, providing safe and reliable hot water for bathing and cooking. When the heater experiences problems, it can have a serious impact on your basic quality of life. Water heaters in Raleigh can be impacted by our humid climate, as well as more general uses that affect people all over the country. Here are a few signs of a deteriorating water heater.
  • No hot water. If you run your shower for a long ... Read More
September 16, 2013

Who Needs a Water Treatment System in Chapel Hill, NC?

The water provided in your home faucets is usually considered safe for use in any capacity, from drinking to bathing to cooking. Even so, most Chapel Hill, NC homes can improve upon standard-issue tap water considerably by installing reliable water treatment system. These systems provide cleaner, tastier water for drinking and kitchen use. But who, specifically, needs a water treatment system and why would they benefit from such an upgrade? In the first place, people who get their water from ... Read More
September 9, 2013

Raleigh Plumber: Why is My Water Heater Gurgling?

Water heaters rarely enter into homeowners’ minds, save during normal maintenance and periods when they actively malfunction. You can spot problems early on by listening for strange noises made by your water heater; Raleigh, NC has its share of experts to deal with the issue, but if you spot it early enough, they can move on the problem quickly before it necessitates more serious repairs. For instance, listen for a distinct gurgling noise before or after you use it. ... Read More
September 6, 2013

Benefits of a Water Treatment System

Raleigh and other cities in North Carolina have many different water sources, including copious mountain streams and man-made storage sources like the Piedmont reservoir. However, most homes can benefit from installing a water treatment system, to ensure that the water that comes into their Raleigh home is as clean and pure as possible. The most obvious benefit is better tasting drinking water, free of chemicals and pollutants. Cleaner water also means better tasting fruits and vegetables rinsed in the water, and ... Read More
September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

On the first Monday of every September, we celebrate Labor Day in honor of workers everywhere who strive to make our local community and country great. We enjoy the holiday like any other business as a time for BBQ, hanging out with friends and family, and celebrating the end of summer. It also means the start of the NFL and college football seasons. The origins of Labor Day are disputed, as is the case with many other holidays. Some cite Matthew ... Read More
August 29, 2013

Raleigh Plumbing Repair Tip: How to Deal With Water Leaks

Communities like Raleigh, NC experience plumbing problems every day. Some issues cause damage behind the scenes, but a burst pipe or similar catastrophe may leave puddles of water everywhere. You don’t have to be a plumber to spot a problem with that scenario. The good news is that you now know that there’s an issue and can contact a qualified professional to handle it. The bad news is that you still have lots of water to deal with, probably ... Read More
August 23, 2013

Durham Plumbing Repair Guide: Signs You Have Hidden Leak

Hidden leaks are a fairly common occurrence, and can end up causing a great deal of damage if left unattended. But how can you tell if you have a hidden leak, and what can you do about pinpointing it location? The first signs of a hidden leak may come with higher water bills, or with subtle signs like the sound of running water in your pipes even though you haven’t turned anything on. If the leak has gotten particularly bad, ... Read More
August 14, 2013

Ask a Raleigh Plumber: What’s a Drain Waste Vent?

To say that the plumbing system in your home is extremely important to your day to day life is really a huge understatement. Whenever you brew coffee in the morning, wash your dishes, use the bathroom or brush your teeth, your plumbing system plays an integral role in the successful completion of the task at hand. Even so, many homeowners do not have much of an understanding about what the different components of their plumbing system are, or how they ... Read More
August 6, 2013

Chapel Hill Water Heater FAQ

Is There Sediment in My Water Heater?

Few appliances in our homes have such a huge impact on our day to day lives as our water heaters. If you have any reason at all to suspect that there is a problem with your water heater, you are well advised to contact the Chapel Hill water heater experts at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning immediately. These issues will not just go away on their own, and there is no way ... Read More
August 1, 2013

How Video Pipe Inspection Can Help Drain Cleaning in Raleigh

The pipes and sewer lines in your home can sometimes measure in the hundreds of feet, making it difficult to spot a clog or pinpoint the source of a problem. Plumbers in Raleigh must sometimes deal with tree roots that disrupt plumbing lines, rusty or corroded pipes, clogged drains and similar issues. Locating the exact spot where the problem originates makes for a tricky challenge, though smart plumbing services have a high tech answer for it: video pipe inspection. Read More
July 22, 2013

Ask a Chapel Hill Plumber: What is a Drain Trap?

Here at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve been offering quality plumbing services for many years and our customers often ask us about drain traps. We wanted to put together a quick explanation of what that is and why your drains need one. If you have any other question or if you need a Chapel Hill plumber, make sure that you give us a call. If you’ve ever looked underneath your bathroom or kitchen sink drains you’ve probably ... Read More
July 15, 2013

Raleigh Plumber: Why There’s Buildup on Your Fixtures

When you look at your faucet or shower drain, do you see a white, yellowish or light green sediment? Making sure you take care of any issues with your plumbing system is incredibly important to the continued effectiveness and efficiency of your water supply. What such sediment is should be determined by a professional, but it's likely the result of what's known as "hard" water, which contains above-average amounts of calcium and magnesium. In today's post, we'd like to address ... Read More
July 8, 2013

Chapel Hill Plumbing Repair: What is Water Hammer?

One of the most common plumbing repairs that we here is customers complaining of a loud banging in their pipes whenever they turn on a faucet or when an appliance shuts off. This type of issue is called “water hammer.” Here is a quick explanation of what causes that and how you can fix it. The water coming into your home is under pressure so that it can flow throughout your home. When you turn on your faucet the water in ... Read More
July 2, 2013

How to Prepare for an Emergency

Being prepared for an emergency is an important part of owning a home. You will want to be prepared for every potential situation, from power outages during a summer thunderstorm to house fires. While you may have home insurance to recover any loss of property or damages, you can also help protect yourself and your family by having an emergency preparation checklist on hand. Here are a few things to make sure that you are prepared for an emergency. There may ... Read More
July 2, 2013

Ten Things You Can Do to Save Water

Conserving water in your home or business can be accomplished in a number of ways. While there are some more obvious methods used to save water, such as taking short showers or turning off the water while washing dishes in the sink, there are plenty of other ways to conserve water. Whether you own a home or a local business, you can easily save water and lower your utility bills simply by being aware. Here are 10 ways to become more ... Read More
July 2, 2013

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

The 4th of July will forever hold a very special place in the history of the United States of America. On this day in 1776, the second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. Not only is Independence Day an important day in our nation’s history, but for many people it is a day that is filled with memories from celebrations of years past. Fireworks, barbeques, baseball games, fairs, carnivals, patriotic music and ceremonies are all scattered through our memories as ... Read More
June 26, 2013

Can I Handle My Own Drain Cleaning Service in Raleigh, NC?

One of the most common problems that many homeowners face are slow moving or completely clogged sink and bathtub drains. The real problems begin, though, when homeowners choose to ignore these setbacks. If you notice that your drains are not operating properly, it is important that you schedule service with a professional plumber as soon as possible. Slow moving drains are inconvenient, but if you give them enough time then they can lead to more serious issues. The best ... Read More
June 19, 2013

Chapel Hill Plumber: Why You Need Drain Cleaning

Your drains are one of the most important components of your house. Because your drains get so much use every single day, they can start to develop clogs, leaks and other problems. Drain cleaning can help make sure that your plumbing system continues to work effectively. Check out our short list of some of the benefits to getting regular drain cleaning for your Chapel Hill, NC home.
  • Reduced repair – One of the most important benefits of regular drain cleaning is ... Read More
June 12, 2013

Common Plumbing Repairs

The plumbing system in your home gets a ton of use every single day. All that use can really take a toll on your drains and pipes and lead to you needing plumbing repair. The experts at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning have years of experience working with all different kinds of plumbing issues in Raleigh, NC. We've responded to countless calls for service and wanted to share some of the most common that we see. If you’re having ... Read More
June 5, 2013

Why You May Need to Replace Your Sewer in Raleigh

The entirety of your drainpipes, plumbed appliances, and fixtures rely on the sewer line to remove gray water and organic waste from your home safely. Considering the amount of use it gets, it’s no wonder that your sewer may eventually require professional service. Drain cleaning and sewer repair can go a long way towards preventing problems as they arise, but eventually there may come a time when you need to replace your sewer line. Call JD Plumbing, Heating ... Read More
May 30, 2013

Check Out the JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Newsletter!

Here at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning we want to help educate our clientele on various tips and tricks for maintaining a healthy plumbing system. Linked below is our quarterly newsletter outlining some seasonal ideas for maintaining your plumbing system and enjoying your summer. JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning - NC - Newsletter Please take a moment to check it out and use some of the great information to help better your summer! ... Read More
May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

Every year on the final Monday of May, citizens of America come together to honor those who have served our country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day came to prominence after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen soldiers on either side. Although its origins are somewhat ambiguous, it has always been about bringing people together to recognize our country’s military personnel and history. We want to take this opportunity to thank all the men and women who ... Read More
May 21, 2013

Raleigh Plumber: Hard Water and Your Water Heater

Have you ever heard of hard water? While it is not necessarily hazardous to your health, you need to ensure that hard water isn’t adversely affecting your piping and other plumbed appliances. In particular, your water heater may be at risk. Considering the amount of use it gets and the general wear and tear it endures, it’s no wonder that at some point your water heater may need service. Plumbing repairs are inevitable, but you also want to ... Read More
May 16, 2013

Raleigh Sewer Question: What Causes Sewer Backup?

You rely heavily on your home plumbing system to deliver pressurized cold and hot water to various fixtures and plumbed appliances throughout your home. But one-half of your plumbing often goes overlooked: the wastewater disposal system. Unfortunately, just like any other aspect of your home, your plumbing system undergoes wear and tear over the years and may be subject to damage at times. One of the common questions we often hear concerns sewer backup. So, what causes sewer backup? Let’s ... Read More
May 6, 2013

Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems in Raleigh

Maybe your shower is leaking? Perhaps you’re concerned with how much water your bathroom uses on a daily basis? Whatever your bathroom plumbing problem is, don’t worry; we’ve seen it before. There’s no problem too big or small to warrant the professional attention of a certified plumber. Considering how much we all rely on our piping and drains to bring us hot water and flush our toilets, it’s important that you contact a pro to get any problems ... Read More
April 29, 2013

Clearing a Drain in Raleigh: Problems with Your Drain Trap

Plumbing problems can be a hassle during the hot summer months. Foul odors and hot sticky air make for an unpleasant combination. As we’ve already entered the cooling season in Raleigh, you want to make sure and steer clear of any problems. But due to the amount of wear and tear our plumbing systems endure on a daily basis, you might find that one of your drains needs professional attention. Your drain trap is meant to prevent foul odors ... Read More
April 22, 2013

Raleigh Plumbing Repair Tip: Why Does My Sink Smell?

If you have a foul odor emerging from your kitchen sink, it can make cooking and working in your kitchen very unpleasant. Because of all the use that your drains get, blockages can often occur, both at drain openings and deep within the system. When food or other organic waste gets trapped, it begins to rot and the smell may move back up into the living space. When you put a lot of organic matter down your drains, it can accumulate ... Read More
April 8, 2013

Ask a Raleigh Plumber: Is Drain Cleaning Necessary?

Because we don’t often think about our home plumbing—how it operates in the walls, floors, and underground—it can be difficult to know when drain cleaning is necessary. Partial blockages and clogs are not easy to diagnose for the layperson, and we may not even know exactly our local plumber actually performs drain cleaning. Does he use harsh chemicals? Or a long wire? We often hear this question from clients and friends about drain cleaning. Is it really necessary, or ... Read More
April 1, 2013

Why Your Water Line Needs to Be Replaced in Raleigh

A water line replacement is not the type of service that anyone looks forward to scheduling. In many cases, though, a water line replacement is the best, or only, solution to problems with your water line. When you schedule your Raleigh water line replacement with a qualified professional you can be sure that your new water line will provide you with the high-quality service you deserve. Call JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today to learn more about our ... Read More
March 25, 2013

Raleigh Plumber: Types of Water Heaters

You rely on your water heater year round for hot showers and baths, dishwashing, and laundry. You expect it to perform effectively and efficiently. Whether you’re in the market for a new water heater to replace your existing one, or to be installed in your new home build, then you need it to be of high quality. More importantly, though, you need professional installation so that it is allowed to perform well for the years to come. Conventional ... Read More
March 20, 2013

How To Spot A Leak

This week is “Fix a Leak” week which means that at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning we’re encouraging all of our customers to take a look around their house to check for leaks. Not only are leaks extremely wasteful of water, but they can also cause tremendous water damage to your home. Finding them early is a great way to potentially reduce the amount of water waste and the damage to your home. Here at JD Plumbing, Heating & ... Read More
March 18, 2013

What Causes Drain Clogs in Raleigh, NC?

We’re all familiar with plungers. For minor blockages, this tool is often enough, but for more persistent and deep blockages, you may need some professional assistance. Drain clogs are not only inconvenient. They can also cause damage to your plumbing, increase the risk of cross contamination, and create foul odors that circulate through your home. In order to deal with frequent clogging effectively, you’ll need to consult with a professional plumber. Harsh chemicals are not only environmentally toxic, ... Read More
March 11, 2013

Happy World Plumbing Day!

March 11th is World Plumbing Day! Celebrate by saying thank you to your local plumber, and also by acknowledging the need to clean water around the world. ... Read More
March 11, 2013

Raleigh Plumber: Signs of Water Heater Sediment Buildup

You depend upon your hot water on a daily basis, from taking showers to washing your dishes. We often don’t think of what makes that hot water possible until it suddenly stops working. Sediment buildup is a common problem for all water heaters. They are typically fitted with a sediment filter, but, depending on the mineral composition of your groundwater, and the plumbing in your home, sediment will probably accumulate in your tank no matter what precautions are ... Read More
March 6, 2013

Our Trucks are Fully Stocked- Get Same Day Service and Repair!

When you need any type of plumbing service you deserve to have that service completed quickly. When you contact the professional plumbers at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning you will get swift service with the exceptional quality that we are known for. Do not compromise when it comes to the quality of the plumbing services you need in Raleigh. Speedy service is great, but not if it comes up short on quality. With JD Plumbing, Heating & ... Read More

March 4, 2013

Raleigh, NC Plumbing Guide: Components of a Toilet

Knowing how a toilet works can help you know what problems you can fix yourself and when you should call a plumber. We have put together this guide of the basic components of your toilet which should help you better understand how it works and to fix it. JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is committed to providing exceptional plumbing repair in Raleigh, NC, so call us today if you are having any problems with your toilet.

The Parts of ... Read More

February 25, 2013

24/7 Emergency Drain Repair in the Raleigh and Durham Area

Some problems in your home do not require immediate attention. A squeaky floorboard or flickering overhead lights are hardly emergencies. When you have a problem with your home plumbing system, though, the situation tends to be a little more urgent. Should you require emergency drain repair in the Raleigh and Durham area, call the drain repair experts at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. A professional plumber on our team will be along as quickly ... Read More
February 25, 2013

Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning in Raleigh, NC

Scheduling a professional drain cleaning service in Raleigh, NC is one of the best ways you can ensure that your plumbing is working efficiently and effectively. If you have clogged or damaged drains or you are concerned about your sewage system, call a drain cleaning pro at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. Our expert service team will destroy any blockages effectively and safely to get your system up and running in no time. The average drainage system ... Read More
February 18, 2013

Why Schedule Drain Cleaning in Raleigh, NC?

JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning provides professional drain cleaning services in Raleigh, NC and the surrounding areas. It is important to get routine drain cleanings by a professional plumber for many reasons. We offer our exclusive hydrojetting drain cleaning for a safe and effective way to thoroughly clean your drain and sewer system. In this week’s post, we've provided some of the main benefits of drain cleaning with JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. These are ... Read More
February 11, 2013

How Hydro-Jetting Can Help Your Raleigh Business

At JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we know that your business isn’t just a hobby: it’s your livelihood and you take it very seriously. Having a good plumbing system at your business is a huge part of your success. If you've ever been in a business whose toilets weren't working or that had clogged drains then you know what kind of bad impression that can leave. Getting your business’s drains cleaned on a regular basis is a ... Read More
February 7, 2013

Do You Need Emergency Drain Repair in Raleigh or Durham?

In this video the team at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning helps a facility with a collapsed drain in their kitchen. We worked for 3 nights coming in at 8pm and leaving at 5 am each morning to replace broken drains 3-4 feet down in the ground. Each night we would break down and move the kitchen appliances and drape plastic over everything and encapsulate the area ... Read More
February 4, 2013

Raleigh Drain Cleaner: How Hydro Jetting Can Prevent Clogs

One of the most common problems that our plumbers see in Raleigh is clogged pipes. Sometimes this seemingly minor issue can become a serious problem. Few homeowners think that a problem like a clogged drain merits a call to a professional plumber. At JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning we know firsthand that it does. Contact us today to learn about how hydro jetting can prevent clogs. A main cause of serious drain and sewer clogs is the ... Read More
January 30, 2013

GeoSpring Heat Pump Installation in Raleigh

There are many benefits to installing a GeoSpring heat pump water heater in your Raleigh home. Keeping in mind that there are many factors involved in deciding on which water heater model is best for your home, you can always call one of the professionals at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for advice. A hybrid water heater, such as the GeoSpring model, uses a heat pump that uses the ambient air to heat your hot water. In the ... Read More
January 28, 2013

Save Water in Your Bathroom Today

A Look at Some Innovative Technology

What homeowner hasn't opened a water bill only to be knocked to the floor when it’s five times the normal amount, or more? And unless you have a serious undetected leak somewhere in your house, it’s almost certainly a faulty toilet. So you replace your flapper valves, and in six months or a year, you get hit with another whopping bill. But even your “normal” water bill is probably too high. So, what are you ... Read More
January 21, 2013

Congratulations, John Dietz!

John Dietz Elected to North Carolina Plumbing and Mechanical Association Board of Directors

  JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to announce that owner John Dietz has been elected to the North Carolina Plumbing and Mechanical Associates Board of Directors. John has also been appointed by the Board the the 2013 Assistant Secretary/Treasurer. The North Carolina Plumbing and Mechanical Association "encourage and facilitate the education, expertise, and professionalism of our contractor and associate members and the industry at large for their ... Read More
January 21, 2013

Is Your Water Heater Tank in Trouble? A Raleigh Plumber’s Guide

While you may not realize it, you probably use your water heater every single day. When you wash dishes, take a shower, do laundry—your water heater works hard to deliver fresh, hot water to your home. When something starts to go wrong with your water heater, it can be pretty frustrating. At JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve been providing comprehensive water heater repair and water heater installation in Raleigh for many years. We thought it ... Read More
January 14, 2013

HVAC and Water Heating 25C Tax Credits Retroactively Extended

The high efficiency tax credit is back! The reinstatement of the 25C tax credit covers high efficiency water heaters installed anytime after December 31, 2011. If you are considering replacing your water heater or upgrading to a more efficient model call JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for experts installation. We can advise you on which water heater is right for your home and make sure it qualifies for the $300 rebate now available. Electric heat pump water heaters with a ... Read More
January 14, 2013

Signs That You Need a Drain Cleaning Service in Raleigh

Is your home suffering from clogged or slow drains? These are a few signs that let you know it’s time for a drain cleaning. If you decide that you need drain cleaning service, the plumbers at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can help. While you may be tempted to use chemicals or conventional cleaners to take care of the issues mentioned below, keep in mind that chemical drain cleaners can damage your pipes and don’t work as well as ... Read More
January 7, 2013

How Grease Causes Drain Clogs: A Raleigh Plumber’s Guide

The sink in your kitchen is one of the most important plumbing fixtures in your home. From hand washing to cleaning dishes and getting water for cooking, you rely on your sink more than you may even realize. If the drain in that sink is not functioning properly and is unable to dispose of waste water efficiently and hygienically, though, your sink is nothing more than a built in water bucket. Most drain clogs are cause by errors on ... Read More
December 31, 2012

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Everyone at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning wants to wish you a very happy New Years! We hope you have a fun (and safe!) time saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming in the new. If you are a person who makes resolutions, why not try to make your home more environmentally-friendly next year? Upgrading your plumbing with low flow fixtures is an easy way to reduce the amount of water your home uses every day. Replacing your ... Read More
December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays from Your Local Durham Plumber!

Everyone at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning wishes you a very happy holiday! We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful customers who make our business possible. We look forward to working with you in the future. Have a wonderful celebration, and enjoy this time with friends and family! And a quick reminder, one of the easiest ways to save water in your home is to repair leaks. The average home wastes over 10,000 gallons ... Read More
December 17, 2012

When Do I Need Professional Hydro-Jetting Service?

Clogged drains are often mistaken for a minor nuisance by many homeowners. In fact, drain blockages can cause serious damage to your plumbing system and, if given time, to your property. Pipes can back up, leak or even burst if blockages are severe enough in your Durham home. Before you go reaching for harsh chemical cleaners at the hardware store, though, consider calling JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for high-quality, professional hydro-jetting services. This is a great ... Read More
December 10, 2012

Raleigh Plumbing Tip: How Hydro-Jetting Works

The Raleigh plumbing professionals at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning offer hydro-jetting services throughout the service area. We get many questions about how hydro-jetting works and the benefits of this type of drain cleaning. We've put together a quick guide for all of our customers below. High pressure hydro-jetting cleans your entire drain system by using a high-pressure stream of water. This is a safe and effective way to clean the drain lines in your home. First, a ... Read More
December 3, 2012

Raleigh Plumber: What Not to Do to Your Drain System

If you are looking for ways to maintain your drain system, the Raleigh plumbers at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can help. First, here’s a list of things you shouldn't do to your drain system. The first thing you shouldn't do—whether you have a slow drain or overflowing toilet—is to use harsh chemicals in your drain lines. Even for a clogged sink, it is always better to call a plumber instead of putting conventional drain cleaners down the ... Read More
November 26, 2012

Benefits of Hydro Jetting in Raleigh

The system of drains in your Raleigh area home has to endure years of exposure to grease, detergents, soap scum, mineral deposits, and waste. Over time, drainage pipes can accumulate a layer of grease and sludge that constricts their performance. This inner coating of grunge can also trap food or other organic waste that promotes the growth of bacteria. You can rid your plumbing system of this greasy build up and restore your drainage pipes to optimal condition by scouring ... Read More
November 19, 2012

3 Ways That Regular Drain Cleaning Helps Your Raleigh Home

The plumbing system in your Raleigh home is critical to your overall comfort and peace of mind. Because of its important role, when something does go wrong it can really be inconvenient and expensive to fix. Performing regular maintenance on the appliances and equipment in your home is a great way to positively impact your house.

Fewer Repairs

Think about your vehicle. You normally get the oil changed pretty regularly in order to make sure that it runs as best as ... Read More
November 12, 2012

When to Replace Your Raleigh Home’s Water Heater

The water heater in your Raleigh home is one of the only appliances in your home that you use every day. But few people pay it any attention. Most people decide to look at their water heater when it needs repair or stops working all together. For the most part, your water heater is pretty durable. But we thought it would be a good idea into put together a short list of some of the symptoms of water heater ... Read More
November 5, 2012

Raleigh Plumber: How Commercial Video Pipe Inspection Works

When you own a commercial property it is your responsibility to keep all of the systems in that property functioning correctly. A problem with the pipe, sewer or drain system in your commercial space can be a serious issue. However you use your commercial building, a problem with the plumbing never makes a good impression. Make sure that your employees, tenants, customers and clients are not put off by backed up sinks and toilets or leaky pipes. The Read More
October 29, 2012

Durham Plumber’s Guide: Common Causes of Slow Drains

We've all stood in showers with a clogged drain and watched the water slowly rise up our ankles. Slow drains can be a huge annoyance. But what’s worse, is that if they aren't dealt with they can become a serious concern for your home. Some clogged drains need the attention of a professional Durham plumber. Here are some of the most common causes of clogged drains that we see.

The Pop-Up Stopper

A pop-up stopper is usually on most Read More
October 22, 2012

Durham Plumber’s Guide: When to Call For Plumbing Repair

You probably have a list of to-do items for your home that’s a mile long. On that list is probably something like “Fix the leaking faucet” or “Fix the water leak in the water heater.” You want to save money but you also don’t want to break something important in your home. We've put together some of the common repairs and projects that should require the services of professional Durham plumber.

Main Water Lines

If any of your plumbing repairs involve ... Read More
October 4, 2012

Our Trucks Are Fully Stocked for All of Your Plumbing Needs!

JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to serve all of your Raleigh plumbing needs. Our expert plumbers and technicians offer plumbing repair, repiping, water leak repair, water heater services and much more. All of our services are backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our trucks are fully stocked. Give us a call today for all of your plumbing needs in Raleigh, Durham, Wake County, Orange County and the surrounding areas.

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October 2, 2012

Chapel Hill Plumber: Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

In recent years, there has been a growing interest by many Chapel Hill homeowners in tankless water heating technology. In the past, water heating was done almost entirely with tank water heaters - systems that heated a large volume of water and stored it in a tank to be distributed throughout your home as needed. A tankless system only heats water as you need it, which can result in a number of clear benefits, but can also lead to ... Read More
September 17, 2012

Durham Plumber: Why Replace Old Plumbing Fixtures and Pipes

If you’re living in an older home, there are several ways to tell it’s time to change the old pipes and fixtures in your Durham home. The most obvious sign it’s time to change the pipes is low water pressure. Over time, old galvanized pipes can rust and get build-up in them, slowing the water flow. This is usually seen mostly in showers and bathtubs, making it difficult to bathe or shower in a reasonable amount of time. Another way ... Read More
September 4, 2012

Raleigh Plumbing Question: How Are Water Leaks Detected?

Water leakage leads to wasted water as well as higher water bills month after month. You can avoid this waste and lower your monthly bill by taking steps to find the source of the water leakage in your Raleigh plumbing and have it repaired.

How do you know there is a leakage?

Here are the steps that may help you to detect leakage:
  1. Find the water meter box.
  2. Turn off all the water in the house.
  3. Now check the meter, which should not ... Read More
August 30, 2012

Have You Had Your Water Tested For Chlorine in Durham?

Are you happy with your water quality? Does it have a funny taste or smell? Did you know that chlorine is present in most municipal water at levels equal to what is used in a swimming pool? Swimming pools should have a chlorine content of 1-3 parts per million with an average of 2 parts per million. We tested our own unfiltered water from the tap in Durham, NC and we had a chlorine content of 2 parts per ... Read More
August 27, 2012

Chapel Hill Plumber: Do Sump Pumps Need Electricity?

Sump pumps are used in basements or near foundations of buildings where water accumulates from rain or a high water table level. Sump pumps are installed in a sump pit with a gravel base at the lowest ground level. As the pit fills with water, the sump pump pumps the accumulated water away from the foundation of a building through a series of pipes so that water damage does not occur. JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has ... Read More
August 20, 2012

Pipe Replacement Service in Durham

Durham Plumbing Tip: How to Choose the Correct Piping Materials

Choosing the best piping materials for a pipe replacement project will require a consultation with a Durham plumbing professional. The plumbing experts at JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can go over the different types of materials used today and help you select the most cost-effective one for your home and your budget.

Piping in Older Homes

Cast iron pipes are typically found in older homes for both the water ... Read More
August 17, 2012

What Can a Whole House Carbon Filter Do For You in Raleigh?

At JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning we offer many water treatment options. One of these options is a Carbon filter system. Carbon filters reduce and remove chlorine from city water. Chlorine breaks down many of the moving components in the plumbing system. By installing a carbon filter the amount of repairs ad how often they are needed can be dramatically reduced. Not to mention water from the tap is able to be consumed. Swimming pools should have a ... Read More
August 13, 2012

Durham Plumber’s Tip: All You Need to Know About Water Filtration

Water filtration is important. When it comes to having healthy water to use in your Durham home or business, water filtration is a must. JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has plumbers that work with water filtration systems and can help you understand all you need to know.

The Water Filtration Basics

Water filtration is generally used for drinking water, cooking water, and water utilized in certain industrial environments where water purification is essential. Water filtration is the method of separating ... Read More
August 6, 2012

Durham Plumber: Why Professional Drain Cleaning Service?

Blocked, slow to empty drains can be really frustrating. Before you reach for the over-the-counter chemical cleaners, though, stop and think. Do you really want harsh, corrosive chemicals being poured down your drain? When you have your drains cleaned professionally by JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning you can be sure that your drains will not only be cleaned but that they’ll be put at absolutely no risk by the process. Chemical cleaners may get your water draining ... Read More
July 30, 2012

Durham Plumbing Tip: Common Shower Repairs

When it comes to having a properly working shower, it is essential to have any issues addressed when there’s a need for repairs. JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning provide plumbing repairs and shower repair to Durham, NC and the surrounding areas. Call us if you have any questions about your shower or any other bathroom plumbing repair needs.

Common Shower Plumbing Problems

Some of the most common shower plumbing problems tend to be poor shower drainage through clogged ... Read More
May 1, 2012

Avoid “The 4 Finish Killers”

Avoid the 4 "finish killers": • Avoid industrial cleaners and abrasive cleaners, such as those used for toilet bowls, green Scotch-Brite heavy duty scrub sponges, Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner and Lysol Basin Tub, Soft Scrub, and Tile Cleaner. • Avoid products that state on the label that they remove tarnish and rust, and those containing hydrofluoric, hydrochloric and/or phosphoric acids and caustic agents. • Avoid harsh abrasives or polishes • Avoid bleach-based cleaners If you need to have your bathroom brightened and are looking for better working plumbing ... Read More
April 27, 2012

How Can You Get the Maximum Life From Your Fixtures?

Most manufacturers recommend the following just like the following description from Delta Faucets. • Always blot dry any water from faucet surface. Allowing water to evaporate on the surface can lead to build up of mineral deposits. • To keep your product looking beautiful, clean with a damp non-abrasive sponge and buffing it dry with a clean soft cloth. • To remove water spots, use warm water and a soft, damp cloth. • Hard water stains may be removed using a 50/50 solution of ... Read More
April 23, 2012

Can your faucets last forever? Who can you trust?

Just ask the customer that replaced this flush valve after someone stole it. Let’s face it: people will do some strange things…. Who would do this? A plumber? Who else would do such a thing? Be careful who you trust in your home by: Action #1: Making sure the company you called shows up in a truck with their name on it. Action #2: Making sure you are using a licensed plumber. Action #3: Making sure the company you hire does background checks on all ... Read More