Service Tips

W. L. Gary Company offers some of our best tips to help reduce problems with your plumbing and HVACR equipment, some of which you can do yourself. From energy savings ideas to seasonal maintenance, we are here to help you find solutions to make your life easier.

  • Leaking Toilet

    Think your toilet tank might be leaking?  Put a couple drops of food coloring into your toilet tank.  Wait about 15 minutes without flushing.  If the food coloring enters your toilet bowl, your tank is probably leaking.  Don’t forget to flush your toilet after the 15 minutes to rinse out the food coloring.

  • Check your Freeze Stat

    Check your freeze stats to make sure they are operating properly to protect your water or steam coils from freezing temperatures.  We don’t want this happening to your coils!

  • Test for Radon

    Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless, can accumulate in buildings, particularly homes, causing health problems, including lung cancer.  To test your home, use a radon test kit which can be purchased at a local home improvement store or DC residents can get one for free from the DDOE.

  • Winterize Exposed Pipes

    Make sure that your exposed pipes are either drained down or if they are heat traced, make sure your heat trace is on and working properly.

  • Cooling Tower Sump Heaters

    If your cooling tower is running all winter, check to make sure that your sump heater is working properly to avoid freezing.

  • Prevent Freezing

    To prevent freezing in lower temperatures, make sure you shut off the water inside your building to your hose bib, and then drain the water from your hose bib and hose.  Even if you have a frost-free hose bib, you should still drain your hose to prevent damage.

  • AC Winter Work

    Have you arranged to have winter work performed on your air conditioning system? The off season is the perfect time to have it fully serviced.

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