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When to call for emergency A/C repair

a young man stays cool with a fan as their AC is out for emergency repair

When to Call for Emergency AC Repair in Columbia Missouri You can never tell when an air conditioner is going to run into trouble, no matter how old or new it is. We are due for another scorcher of a

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Plumbing Emergency Kits For Columbia Mo

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At A1 Plumbing, Heating & Cooling we always have our customers best interest at heart first and foremost. If you can Dot It Yourself, you should. With that said, many jobs are just too tricky for the home improvement novice,

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My life as an emergency plumber

Do you know what it’s like to get a call at 2 a.m. in the middle of winter because someone’s pipes broke? Or at 5 a.m. in the middle of summer because heavy rains flooded a basement with a backed-up

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Videos: How To Repair Your Water Heater

Like we always say, “teach a man to fish”… …with that said, here’s a video series of the best of youtube on hot water heater repair and service.  Enjoy! Not sure this is what you need? Looking for professional help

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How To Know When It’s Time To Replace Your Air Conditioner In Columbia MO

When is the right time to replace my Air Conditioner? There’s a few common tell-tale warning signs that you’re cooling equipment needs to hit the scrap pile.  We’re fans of saving as much as possible and squeezing every penny out

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Plumbers Toolkit: Terms To Be Familiar With

Have you ever hired a local plumbing professional and then not understood what in the hell they were talking about when they got to your home?  Hopefully not, but if so, here’s a few important plumbing terms to help you

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4 Ways People In Columbia, MO Unclog Their Drains

Okay, so maybe being in Columbia isn’t any different than being on Mars (wait a minute…gravity…oh yea).  I digress.  I cam across this image below and it was pretty telling: So, there’s 4 ways that people try to fix a

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The Best Do-It-Yourself Plumbing Videos Around

The best DIY and How-To plumbing videos around We’ve said it before and will continue to say it…we want to help people in and around Columbia, MO save money on plumbing maintenance and repair. Sure, it’s what we do for

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Advice from a local plumber

Take some advice from a local plumber (me)… I’ve been working on plumbing, heating & cooling for more than 20 years.  During that time  I’ve seen a lot of the same problems, heard a lot of the same stories and

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How To Avoid Getting Water In Your Basement

Prep Your Home To Avoid Water In Your Basement If you’ve ever had water in your basement after heavy rains or after snow melts, you know just how frustrating (and expensive) it can be to clean up. Most people call

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