We’re Hiring: Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
What Sets Blue Mountain PHC Apart? Our family owned and operated company is committed to providing unparalleled customer service to our customers. We make sure that our entire team goes above and beyond to provide our customers with a relaxed and professional service experience. All Blue Mountain professionals are the best in the field, due […]
Why Can’t You Pour Grease Down The Drain?
“Don’t throw grease down the sink!” We’ve all heard this at some point before, but why exactly can’t we do this? Let’s break it down… No FOG Down The Drain Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) come from many things you have in your kitchen, like butter and margarine, meat, dairy products, cooking oil, and salad […]
5 DIY Plumbing Fixes
If you’ve never been into crafting before, owning a home is the time to hop on the DIY bandwagon. There will be plenty of repairs and details that will need to be attended to by a professional, but why not save a little money when you can by getting to some easier tasks yourself? We’re […]
Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling My Home?
If you’re reading this, then your home most likely feels less then comfortable at the moment. That’s not good! Here are 4 reasons why it feels like your air conditioner isn’t working. Improper Installation Was your air conditioner recently installed? If so, the reason it isn’t cooling has to do with the installation (the system […]
5 Easy Ways To Clean Clothing Stains
Doing your laundry is fairly simple. Separate colors, throw in some laundry detergent and choose your cycle. But if the clothes have stains, that’s a different story. 5 Tips To Help Get Stains Out Of Your Clothing Timing Is Everything. So treat stains as soon as the spill occurs! Fresh stains are much easier to […]
4 Budget Benefits of Soft Water
Roughly 85 percent of homes in America depend on hard water supply. Hard water contains excess amounts of minerals and metals, which can create a variety of issues for your home. The solution — water softeners! Four Benefits Water Softeners Have On Your Home Cleaner Dishes Do your dishes have a streaky, soapy residue even […]
Why Should You Change Your Air Filters?
The air in your home is circulated through your HVAC every two hours. And while the filters will catch and remove a large percentage of dust and debris, they can’t work if they’re clogged and dirty. Here are a few simple tips to help you remember to change your air filters. Set A Reminder You […]
Myth or Fact? Common Plumbing Misconceptions
It’s rare for the average homeowner to be a plumbing expert, so don’t feel down if you believe some common plumbing myths. One rumor can quickly turn a misconception into a plumbing truth, which is why we’re here — to help set the record straight! MYTH: A leaky faucet is no big deal. FACT: Once a drip […]
Is My Garbage Disposal Broken?
Your home’s garbage disposal is vital to your plumbing system. This is due to the fact that it breaks down food particles into tiny pieces so they can be integrated with your home’s waste water. A garbage disposal that doesn’t work properly could wreak havoc on your entire plumbing system. Below are some situations when your […]
The Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat
Digital thermostats are so 2017! This year, upgrade to a programmable thermostat instead! Here are all the benefits you’ll reap in doing so. Reduce Energy Usage A programmable thermostat allows you to predetermine the temperature of your home at all times. Lowering the heat when you are not home this winter can help reduce your […]
Why is Your Furnace Noisy?
Your furnace makes a lot of strange noises. Some are normal, but some can indicate an issue that requires a repair or replacement. Here are a few common furnace noises and how to tell the difference. Scraping If you hear a metal-hitting sound it’s either coming from a loose or broken blower wheel or a […]
Plumbing Services Offered at Blue Mountain
We are fully licensed, insured and have many years of experience in the residential plumbing industry. We’re not your average plumber. We’re proud of the fact that people tell us they have actually had a pleasant experience with us and that our technicians treated their home with care and respect. Anything less is what you’ll […]
How To Heat Your Home During Your Holiday Party This Season
‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Nothing beats seeing family and friends over a delicious home cooked meal. But all that cooking comes with a cost — a high utility bill. Here are a few easy ways to help reduce your heating use while still enjoying your holiday. Turn Down Your Stove! Many recipes call […]
Don’t Ignore This Sound! Here’s Why.
Hearing strange noises in your home? While some sounds can be ignored entirely, there are plenty of others that you should be frightened of because of the scary repair bill that will most likely follow. High-Pitched Squeals If you happen to hear high-pitches around your house, this could mean there is a part moving around in your […]
How To Winterize Your Outdoor Faucets
As the autumn leaves begin to fall, so does the temperature (brr!). And freezing winter temperatures means it’s time to break out your over-sized sweaters and begin prepping your home. First things first, winterizing your outdoor faucets. Because freezing water inside your outdoor pipes can do damage inside your home as well. How To Winterize […]
Does Your Home Have Mold?
Does your home have an unusual odor? Do you have a sore throat or itchy skin? These are all signs and symptoms of mold, and your plumbing may be to blame! Here are a few of the most common plumbing problems that contribute to mold growth. Plumbing Problems That Lead To Mold: 1. Leaky Pipes […]
This Is What Happens When You Don’t Have A Dehumidifier
If you live somewhere that seems to have a dampness problem, it’s time to look at dehumidifiers. Why? Because too much warm, moist air isn’t good for your home. Here are 5 signs that will help you determine if you’re living with excess moisture. 1. Mold spots If you’ve noticed small dark spots around your […]
HVAC Industry Terms You Need To Know
Your EER rating is low. Your refrigerant is leaking. Your compressor is broken. These are all common issues you may come across with your HVAC unit. It’s easier to understand the problem when you know the correct terminology. Here are some of the top industry terms every homeowner should know: Bioaerosols – High concentrations of […]
What Can You Do To Protect Water Quality?
Did you know, more than 60% of water pollution comes from cars leaking oil, failing septic systems, and fertilizers from lawns and gardens. That means 60% of water pollution comes from homeowners. So, in honor of National Water Quality Month, we have a few ways we can all help clean our waters, from the comfort […]
Top Feng Shui Air-Purifying Plants
You may think it’s nonsense to say that a plant can improve your indoor air quality, but what if we told you that this research has been backed by NASA scientists? Hard to deny it now, right? Try incorporating one of these four air-purifying plants in your home or office and start reaping the many […]
Do You Need A Pressure Balance Shower Valve?
Remember the days when you had to strategically plan your showers around everyone’s bathroom schedule in your home? For the most part, now you don’t have to worry if someone flushes the toilet as you’re rinsing the shampoo out of your hair. What (or who) do we have to thank for this phenomena? Pressure balance showers! […]
5 Things In Your Bedroom That Are Making You Sick
Do you often hear people say that you woke up on the wrong side of the bed? While there may some truth to that statement, there are other reasons as to why you tend to wake up feeling groggy. Here are five things in your bedroom that are making you sick and overall not well-rested […]
How To Plan And Design An Outdoor Shower
If you have a pool in your backyard, taking a quick dip is apart of your daily routine in the summer. But, there’s one thing you’re missing — a shower! Installing an outdoor shower is a convenient way to get swimmers to rinse off and clean up prior to going back inside. Here’s how to […]
The Hard Truth About Water Softeners
Did you know that roughly 85 percent of homes in America depend on hard water supply? Hard water contains excess amounts of minerals or metals, which can create a variety of issues for your home. The solution — water softeners! But that’s not all they do. Read on to learn about the many other benefits […]