D'Spain Sales and Service Blog

Warning Signs of Hard Water in Your House

February 12th, 2024


You’ve probably heard of hard water, and know that people sometimes complain that it causes problems in their homes. But how much do you actually know about it? Could it be causing problems for you? We’ll give you the details on what hard water is, how to spot the warning signs that your water is too hard, and what to do about it.

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Why We Recommend a Home Electrical Inspection for the Start of the Year

January 15th, 2024


Perhaps you’ve made a New Year’s resolution for yourself, something that will increase your sense of well-being, or something that will save you money. But maybe it didn’t cross your mind to make a New Year’s resolution for your home. Consider it: your home’s well-being will directly benefit your personal well-being, and money saved by avoiding home problems is money in your pocket!

There are many things you can resolve to do for your home this year, but we’re going to focus on one particular option. We recommend that you have an electrical inspection done. It will make your home safer, resolve bothersome issues, and save you money. Here’s how.

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Here’s Why Your Heating System Isn’t Evenly Heating Your Home

January 1st, 2024


Happy New Year! If you haven’t already, now is the time when you’ll notice if there are problems with your heating system. If you can hear your furnace up and running, that’s a good sign, right? Absolutely! But what if your furnace is running, and you are getting some heat, but not in all parts of your home? Cold spots in your house in January can be utterly miserable.

If some rooms in your home are perfectly cozy and others never quite lose their chill, what’s going on with your heating system? Uneven heating throughout a house can be caused by a variety of things, some of which you can resolve all by yourself. Here’s what you need to know.

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Here’s Why You Must Have HVAC Pros Install a New Heating System

December 18th, 2023


A new furnace or other heating system is quite an investment. The cost can be daunting. (Though we do have financing options!) It may be tempting to try to cut corners in order to cut costs, and attempting a DIY heating system installation may have crossed your mind.

Can anyone install a heating system, if they’re generally handy? Absolutely not. It’s critical to have your heating system installed professionally. Here’s why.

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Make Sure You Know These Important Furnace Safety Tips

December 4th, 2023


Having a working furnace is absolutely critical for your safety during the winter. But if you don’t take any precautions, running a furnace can pose safety hazards. How can you stay warm all winter and also stay safe? Follow these furnace safety tips for both gas and electric heating systems.

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Is It Time to Have Your Sewer Line Cleaned? Signs to Watch For

November 20th, 2023


In your home, all the drain pipes lead to one place: the sewer line. This line carries all your wastewater away from your home and toward the municipal sewer line or your septic tank. While a clog in a single drain in your home can be a hassle, a clog in your sewer line can cause massive problems.

To avoid a disaster—like sewage backing up into your tubs and sinks—it’s important to catch sewer line problems early. How can you tell if you have a sewer line problem and need a plumber to clean it out? Here are the warning signs.

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What to Do If Your Toilet Overflows

November 6th, 2023


An overflowing toilet is one of those worst-case scenarios you hope will never happen to you. Thankfully, most clogged toilets don’t actually overflow, and you’ll be able to use the plunger in peace without contaminated water pouring everywhere. But sometimes, that water just doesn’t stop flowing.

Knowing in advance what to do in this kind of situation can keep you from panicking, and if you don’t panic, you’ll be better able to handle the problem. If your toilet overflows, follow these simple steps to prevent disaster and get your plumbing moving again.

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Make Sure Your Generator Gets Maintenance Before Winter

October 23rd, 2023


If there’s one thing everyone in Texas knows, it’s that cold winter weather can result in the power grid being overwhelmed and large numbers of households having outages. Luckily, Texans are also known for having independent spirits, and so many people in our area have generators.

Did you know that your generator should be receiving annual maintenance? As winter nears, making sure your generator is well-maintained is a critical step toward being prepared for whatever weather comes our way.

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Should You Replace Your AC During Fall?

October 9th, 2023


Autumn is the perfect time to reflect on how the summer went. Is there anything you want to do differently next year? Perhaps you need to rethink your approach to your flower gardening. Maybe you regret not spending more time in the pool, or you kept putting off that camping trip and ended up not going at all. But what if the thing you need to change has to do with your air conditioner?

Was your air conditioner giving you trouble? Did it make weird noises, drive up your electric bill outrageously, or fail to keep you cool when you needed it most? If it’s time to replace your air conditioner, you might be wondering: should I have a new AC installed in the fall, or should I wait until spring?

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How to Tell You Need Repairs for Your Walk-In Cooler

September 25th, 2023


Walk-in coolers are a critical part of many businesses. If a commercial cooler stops working, inventory can be ruined, and if food or medicine are not kept at safe temperatures, people’s health can be at risk. The best way to avoid this outcome is to catch issues early. If you know what signs to look for, you can get prompt repairs for your walk-in cooler at the first indication that there’s a problem.

Keep an eye out for these tell-tale symptoms, get walk-in cooler repair before the issue gets any worse, and your business will benefit.

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