Common Plumbing Myths That Can Cost You More Money

Plumbing is one of the least glamorous aspects of home ownership, and every time a plumbing issue arises you can expect it to be a troublesome and inconvenient time for everyone in the household. Sometimes circumstances can worsen to the point that repair costs become more expensive because of misconceptions about the plumbing system. Below are

How HVAC Upgrades Can Increase Your Home’s Value

Remodeling projects are the most popular way of increasing the value of your home, but they don’t always yield a good return on investment. According to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, homeowners spent more money (roughly 7.5% more on average) on home remodels from 2017 to 2018, yet the average ROI for these projects

What Are the Most Common Causes of Water Discoloration?

Sometimes, the water from your faucet can turn a strange color. This issue can be concerning because clean water is essential in your daily life. However, not all causes of this problem require the attention of a professional plumber.  

Can Your Air Conditioner Help Relieve Your Allergies?

Allergies can be bothersome, not only in the spring but at any time of the year, as some allergens are always present in your home. During cooling season when all your windows and doors are shut, indoor allergens can become even worse. Fortunately, your HVAC system can help combat this problem.

What Causes Yellow & Orange Balls in Your Plumbing?

If you notice yellow or orange beads in your toilet, sink, bathtub or anywhere in your plumbing system, don’t worry too much. These are generally non-toxic and can be flushed out of your plumbing system. Ignoring these beads, however, can be harmful to your plumbing, as they may clog up smaller passages in fixtures and appliances.

Tips for Improving & Maintaining Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

In today’s age of social distancing and lockdowns, the quality of your home’s indoor air is more important than ever. Modern homes are weathertight, so their interiors aren’t getting as much fresh air as they should. In today’s article, your trusted plumber and HVAC expert from Palo Alto Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning provides tips to help

Water Heater Sediment Buildup: What You Need to Know

Sediment buildup in water heaters is an issue that occurs when the minerals that are naturally present in your water source accumulate in your water heater. If left unattended, not only can this cause overheating and reduce the lifespan of your water heater, but the impurities can also leach into your water supply. If you

How Palo Alto Maintains Exceptional Customer Service

We at Palo Alto hold good customer service in the same regard as the products that we offer and our technical capabilities. In this blog, your local HVAC and plumbing contractor shares insight on how we maintain professionalism and quality customer service during service calls. We Respect Our Customers’ Time Time is a truly valuable

Sewer Backups: Causes and Prevention

Sewer backup is one of the worst things that could happen to your plumbing system, and a timely response can save you a lot of trouble. Your local HVAC and plumbing company Palo Alto Plumbing Heating and Air shares an overview of what causes sewers to back up, and what you can do to prevent

What Heat Pump Noises Are Trying to Tell You

For some homeowners, a noisy heat pump is a definite sign of trouble. However, take a moment and listen to the sounds it’s making, because they might offer you clues about what’s wrong with the unit. You don’t have to be a plumber or an expert in heating when faced with a faulty system, but it pays to be