How to Know If Your Drain Line Is Clogged

February 20, 2020

Minor clogs are nothing to panic about, but clogged sewer lines can create a world of trouble for your home and plumbing. Sewage coming from the shower and clogged drains all over your house are just two of the many symptoms you might encounter. Clogged sewer lines can be frustrating and expensive to fix, so taking care of them early is key. Here at , we’ll examine and fix your sewer line with our quality plumbing repairs in Kernersville. Let us know if you notice any of the following issues around your house: Slow Drains The occasional slow drain is...

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

February 10, 2020

The quality of the air you breathe has an impact on your health. You might not notice negative effects immediately, but noticeable symptoms can arise months or years after breathing poor air indoors. Here are three things you can do to improve your home’s indoor air quality naturally. 1. Regularly Open the Windows Ventilation is critical for healthy indoor air. The air outside of your home is usually of better quality than the air inside. You should regularly open your windows and doors to circulate fresh air throughout your home and to create a cross-breeze. This air circulation aids in...

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How Long Should a Furnace Last?

February 1, 2020

Furnace replacement isn’t an expense you’ll need often in your lifetime. These appliances are built to last anywhere from 10 to 30 years but can make it to 40 years when they are taken care of properly. Gas Furnaces With annual maintenance, you can expect a gas furnace to last 10–20 years. Some well-maintained, high-quality gas furnaces have lasted as long as 25 years. Modern gas furnaces have good efficiency with AFUE ratings ranging from 89% to 98%. Gas is also a clean-burning fuel. Oil Furnaces An oil furnace should last 15–20 years with regular maintenance. Some oil furnaces have...

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How Long Does an Average Toilet Last in a Home?

January 20, 2020

In general, toilets are quite durable and resilient, capable of lasting a long time. It’s not uncommon to find a toilet that is several decades old, especially inside older homes or buildings. However, just because a toilet is functioning doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best toilet for your bathroom. The true life of your toilet depends on when you decide you want a new one. While Sutton Brothers Heating, Cooling and Plumbing in Kernersville, NC, can help fix and extend the life of your toilet, the following are some signs that it may be on life support. Cracks or Leaks...

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What Should You Never Put Into a Garbage Disposal?

January 12, 2020

Your garbage disposal is great at keeping your food waste separate from your trash. It reduces smells in your kitchen and can even help protect the environment. With less plastic trash bags used per week, you’ll be reducing plastic waste on earth just a little bit. With fewer food scraps clogging your drain, you’ll have less buildup and corrosion in your pipes that can cause leaks and pipe bursts. But there are ways to ensure that your garbage disposal lasts a long time. One way is to simply avoid putting things down the garbage disposal. Below are the top eight...

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3 Common Water Heater Problems

December 19, 2019

A common nightmare of many homeowners is that their hot water heater breaks and needs to be replaced or repaired. Some problems are worse than others. In some cases, your hot water heater can be repaired with an easy fix. Here are three common problems. 1. Scalding Hot Water Your hot water heater can be heating the water to the point where it is scalding hot. This is extremely dangerous for obvious reasons. Your hot water heater will come preset at a certain temperature, but the thermostat may not be working properly. Some hot water heater thermostats do not have...

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When to Consider a New Furnace Installation

December 9, 2019

Your furnace worked fine for many years, but now you’re experiencing troubles. Often, a minor repair can get things back to normal, but not always. Depending on the heater’s condition, it may need retiring. Homeowners should realize there are some instances when a complete furnace installation is unavoidable. It’s One Repair After Another Back-to-back problems happen, but shouldn’t they be rare? If you keep experiencing troubles with your furnace, then the furnace may not be worth keeping. The system may suffer from so much excess wear and tear that it is showing signs of total failure. A brand-new heater isn’t...

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5 Signs You Need a Furnace Replacement

November 21, 2019

If the gas, oil, or electric furnace in your home needs a replacement soon, you’ll probably know it through several signs. Below are just five of the most common, and while each of them on its own may not point to an irreversible problem, a combination of two or three of them most likely will. 1. An Aged Furnace Furnaces in most homes can last up to 20 years, assuming that they are regularly maintained. If your furnace is nearing the end of its lifespan, then you’ll want to prepare for a replacement. At Sutton Brothers Repair & Service, we...

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How to Prep Your Plumbing for the Colder Months

November 11, 2019

Homeowners don’t usually notice a problem with their plumbing system until after something goes wrong. With minor problems, you’re simply inconvenienced. But when a pipe bursts, something not out of the ordinary during the winter, expect massive damage resulting in major repair and restoration costs. Rather than see this occur, take time to prepare for the cold season and preserve your plumbing system. Checking Out the Pipes and Drains If your pipes haven’t undergone an inspection in many years, it won’t hurt to have things checked out. Likely, there’s a fixture that could use an upgrading or some other minor...

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Why Air Filters are Important for Your Heating System

October 10, 2019

Sutton Brothers Service & Repair understands that clean air filters can increase the efficiency of your heating system and improve the cleanliness of the air in your home. Bacteria, pet dander, and dust can become airborne in your home and cause a variety of issues. Allergens can make asthma worse and create health problems if not removed from indoor air. Clean Heaters The interior components of your heating system need to stay clean in order to function effectively. An air filter can remove dust and other particulates from the air before it enters the heater. This will help keep the...

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