March 2017

November 28, 2022

Options for Commercial Chillers

Commercial chillers are an essential part of many commercial applications, providing a cool and comfortable atmosphere for businesses, factories, and other facilities. There are two main […]
November 23, 2022

Carrier Thermostats: Smart versus Traditional

Carrier Thermostats: Smart versus Traditional Looking for the perfect thermostat for your home can be a daunting task, with so many options available on the market […]
October 17, 2022

What is Low Voltage Wiring?

When dealing with electricity in your home, it’s important to understand the difference between standard wiring and low voltage wiring. Low voltage wiring is used for […]
October 15, 2022

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in a Home Water Purification System

The decision to invest in a whole home water purification system is a big one. A whole home water purification system purifies the water going to […]
September 22, 2022

Common Plumbing Problems in the Kitchen

There are a few common kitchen plumbing problems that can cause frustration and even damage to your home. Water is a common source of damage and […]
September 22, 2022

Hidden Dangers of Burning Candles in the Home

Burning candles in the home not only makes your house smell good but also adds a sense of warmth and comfort. However, burning candles can come […]
August 15, 2022

Need a New Toilet? Benefits of Water-Saving Toilets

Toilets are the main source of water use in the average home. Yep, even more than showers and baths. Toilets manufactured before 1994 use a whopping […]
August 15, 2022

Whole House Energy Audit: Why You Should Have One

While many people think only older homes have energy efficiency issues, newer homes can have energy efficiency issues as well. A whole home energy audit can […]
July 18, 2022

7 Common Homeowners Insurance Claims that are Preventable

When most people think of homeowners insurance, they think of major catastrophes like hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes. In reality, plumbing, electrical and appliance failures are more […]
July 18, 2022

9 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Did you know that the air inside your home can be as much as five times more polluted than the air outside your home? Poor indoor […]
June 28, 2022

Are there Bananas in a Mini Split?

Are there bananas in a mini split? Well, it’s not a fruity ice cream dessert so no, there are no bananas in a mini split. A […]
June 15, 2022

Top Benefits of Regular HVAC Maintenance

Regular HVAC maintenance is key to a well-running and efficient system. Regular HVAC maintenance extends the lifespan of your system and helps find small problems before […]
May 31, 2022

Benefits of Air Filtration/Purification

Did you know that the air inside your home can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside? How do you clean up […]
May 27, 2022

Most Common Water Leaks to Watch for in Your Home

There are a few common water leaks that can happen in the home, and it’s important to be aware of them so you can take steps […]
April 25, 2022

Why is my House Humid when the AC is on?

One of the most common questions we get here at Carolina Cool is, “Why is my house humid when the AC is on?” There are a […]
March 25, 2017

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR?

Mechanical contractors work with almost anything that involves mechanical parts or machinery in a home or building. They perform mechanical repairs, install equipment and systems, as […]
March 15, 2017

Have you noticed a change in how long it takes your bathtub to drain? Or maybe you’ve been having to break out the plunger for the commode more frequently. You may be experiencing one of the most common plumbing issues around: clogged pipes. Once you have a clog, you may need professional help to clear it. Knowing the culprits of your clog conundrums may help you avoid them in the future – and the repair costs for hard to bust clog-ups. Clogs in the Bathroom Bathrooms are a hot spot for clogs! Clogs can happen in the tub, in the sink or in the toilet drain lines. Starting with the toilet, barring a sewer main break or back-up, many toilet line clogs can be avoided by simply not flushing things down the toilet that aren’t meant to be flushed. Items like tooth floss, diaper wipes, cotton swabs, cat litter, feminine products and clumps of hair can all cause clogs and should never be flushed down the toilet. The bathroom sink and the bathtub are often plagued by the same combination of clog creators – hair and soap scum. Soap by itself can cause a residue that builds up in your pipes but when you add-in hair that washes down the drain with it, the two can add up to slow drains and full-on stoppages. Clogs in the Kitchen Clogs in the kitchen are often caused by completely different factors (except for soap, which can build up in any pipe). One of the biggest culprits of kitchen clog catastrophes is fat. Pouring oils, grease and fats from cooking down the sink is one of the worst offenses you can commit in the kitchen. Fat and grease solidify as they cool and adhere to the walls of the plumbing, narrowing the space available for water to drain and working as a gunky trap to capture undissolved bits of food. This gunky mess builds up until you eventually have a totally stopped up sink. Preventing Clog Crimes The best way to avoid clogs inside the home is to avoid the “clog crimes” that cause them! Never flush items down the toilet like cotton swabs, diaper wipes or cat litter. In your sink and tub, try out a few versions of hair traps to find one that works for you and allows less hair to go down the drain. In the kitchen, never pour any kind of oil, grease or fatty substance down the drain. And always scrape plates into the trash before putting into your sink. Your garbage disposal is meant to break up small bits of food that escape into the drain to prevent clogs. Your garbage disposal is not meant to be an extra trash can with an electric grinder in it! You can also help break up soap scum and greasy deposits by regularly using a bio-based drain cleaner with enzymes and bacteria that eat and dissolve build-up to keep drains running clear. And when you do have a clog you just can’t bust, call Carolina Cool. Our highly-trained technicians are the best clog-crushing cats in town.

Spring time is the best time to make sure your commercial HVAC system is prepped and ready for the hot and humid Myrtle Beach summer weather. […]