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Have a Problem-Free Thanksgiving!

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Can you smell the bird cooking and the cranberry sauce simmering? In just a few weeks, we’ll all be indulging in turkey, spending time with loved ones and giving thanks. But while we realize that Thanksgiving dinner is definitely a time to rejoice, we also know that sometimes the holidays can get a bit hectic — especially when it comes to your home’s plumbing and heating. Lucky for you, we’ve surveyed our professional technicians and drafted up a quick list of must-know tips to help ensure your Thanksgiving celebration goes off without a hitch.

Stress-Free Thanksgiving Tips:

  • Start prepping early on. Start to prep for your Thanksgiving dinner a few days early. Preparing a few dishes ahead of time will help ease stress Thursday morning — on both you and your kitchen sink.
  • Be selective with your leftovers. Many Thanksgiving essentials can damage your garbage disposal. Be sure to throw scraps of turkey bones, grease, potato peels and squash in the trash, not your sink.
  • Stock up your guest bathroom. Make sure your guest bathroom is fully loaded with toilet paper for the extra guests you’re anticipating. It would also behoove you to make sure garbage cans are fresh and ready to go. With an empty garbage can, guests won’t be tempted to flush things they shouldn’t!
  • Turn down the thermostat. With all of the extra guests and the heat from your kitchen cooking, your home will be running a little bit warmer, naturally. Turn down your thermostat to keep your home comfortable. You’ll put less strain on your HVAC system — and you’ll save money!

If you experience any problems with your home plumbing or heating systems this Thanksgiving, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our professional technicians are here to help keep things running efficiently. Contact us at any one of our three offices:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

plumber minnetonka mn | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainsThe holidays are the busiest travel season of the year. Over the next few weeks, family and friends will be traveling to visit loved ones near and far. If you are planning an extended weekend getaway, you’ll want to make sure that your home is safe and secure while you are away. This checklist will help ensure that your home is prepped for your holiday getaway.

Holiday Getaway Checklist:

  • Adjust Your Thermostat – Turning your thermostat down a few degrees will help you save on your home heating bill. Just remember that it’s important to not turn off your heat completely. Cold temperatures can cause your plumbing pipes to freeze, expand and burst. We recommend lowering, but not completely turning off your thermostat.
  • Hold the MailIf you are going to be away for an extended period of time, have the post office hold your mail. This will help keep things organized and prevent others from realizing that you’re not home.
  • Turn Off Your Main Water ValveIn the unfortunate event there is a plumbing problem while you are away, turning off your main water valve will prevent flooding damage.
  • Clean Out the FridgeThrow away any food that might expire while you’re away. You don’t want to come home to a smelly fridge!

If you run into any problems with your home heating, plumbing or drains, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our professional technicians are here to help things run smoothly year round. You can also visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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plumber minnetonka mn | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & DrainIs your home ready for the cold winter nights to come? With a little annual maintenance, your home will be ready to endure the new season. This winter maintenance checklist will ensure the basics are covered!

Winter Maintenance Checklist:

  • Clean Your Gutters – Clogged gutters can cause water to build, freeze and expand on cold nights. After the leaves around your home have fallen, clean out your gutters to prevent damage and flooding during the winter.
  • Schedule Furnace Service – It’s time to schedule your annual furnace maintenance! This will ensure that your heating system is running smoothly and efficiently (and that you’re not wasting money on your energy bills).
  • Seal Your Windows & Doors – Make sure that all the cracks and gaps around your windows and doors are sealed for the winter. This will ensure that you don’t end up with a high heating bill.
  • Drain and Turn Off Your Sprinklers – You will want to drain your irrigation system for the winter. Leaving water in plumbing pipes can cause leaks and burst pipes!
  • Store Garden Hoses – Now that the temperatures have dropped, you’ll want to disconnect your outdoor garden hoses. Leaving the hose attached over the winter months can cause the plumbing to your garden hose to freeze, expand and crack the pipes. Shut off any water supply valves leading to your outdoor faucets to prevent leaks next spring.

If you run into any problems with your home heating, plumbing or drains, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Our professional technicians are here to help things run smoothly year round. You can also visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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furnace repair maple grove mn | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainNow that the days are getting colder, it’s time to start thinking about heating your home for the cool nights ahead. When was the last time you took a look at your heating system? You might be due for a replacement. Here are a few signs you’ll want to look out for this year.

When Should You Replace?

  1. Your Heating System is more than 10-15 years old.  Your heating system is more likely to break down after 10-15 years – leading to high repair bills. Newer models are also more energy efficient. Over time, it’s worth it becomes more cost-effective to replace your system.
  2. Your home is unevenly heated. Are some rooms colder than others? An inadequate heating system won’t warm your home thoroughly.
  3. Your home is dusty. Leaky air ducts can cause your heating system to distribute dust throughout your home.
  4. Your system is very noisy. If your heating system is undersized or there is a problem with it’s functionality, you might find that your system is noisier than it used to be.

Is it time to replace your home’s heating system? Give us a call! Our professional technicians are here to help you with all of your home heating needs this fall and winter.

You can also visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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heating repair minneapolisSoon, we’ll be turning on our heating systems for the cool months ahead. Is your system prepped for the winter? If you turn up the heat and find that your heating system is making strange popping and clicking noises, here are a few possible reasons why your HVAC is extra noisy this year.

Noisy Heating System Causes:

  • Air Bubbles – When air bubbles are trapped in your heating system, they can expand and contract, causing clicking noises to come from your heating system. Fortunately, this is a simple fix. You will need to “bleed” your radiator to release the air bubbles.
  • ExpansionWhen cold pipes heat up, they expand and move. As the pipes move, they might make a popping sound, especially if they are pressed up against anything hard in the home.
  • LimescaleHomes that have hard water might notice that limescale is building up inside of their boiler. This is a more serious home heating problem, as limescale buildup can reduce the lifespan of your home heating system. Give us a call if you have limescale buildup in your boiler!

If you have any questions about your home heating system or you run into any repair problems this season, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain. We are here to help keep you and your family warm all season long.  You can also visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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air conditioning service maple grove mn | air conditioning service plymouth mn | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainSuffering from fall allergies? You’re not alone. Fortunately, there are ways to help reduce your allergy symptoms at home. Here are a few tips to help you improve your indoor air quality this fall.

Indoor Air Quality Tips:

  • Change Your Air Filters – Inside of your HVAC system is an air filter that is designed to catch dirt and dust. When was the last time you cleaned it? Homeowners should change or clean their air filters once every three months in order to keep things running smoothly.
  • Keep Windows ClosedIt can be tempting to open up your windows and let the cool fall air inside, but fall air also comes with plenty of allergens. Keep your windows closed and tightly sealed through the fall months.
  • Turn on Your Exhaust FansTaking a hot shower after a long day at work? Turn on your exhaust fan! This will help keep mold and mildew from building in your bathroom.

If you have any questions about how to improve your indoor air quality this fall, don’t hesitate to give our HVAC technicians a call. We are here to help you with all of your home’s heating and cooling needs. You can also visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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plumber maple grove mn | plumber minneapolis | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainStarting to feel a chill in the air? Cold weather will be here before you know it. That’s why it’s important for homeowners to start prepping their home plumbing systems for the cool fall and winter months ahead. Here are a few projects you’ll want to add to your cold weather prep checklist.

Cold Weather Plumbing Prep:

  • Protect Your Pipes – On cold nights, exposed pipes in your home are at risk of freezing. Before the cold months ahead, take the time to insulate your plumbing to prevent freezing.
  • Fix Leaks – Do you have any leaky faucets in your home? Not only is this a waste of water, you’ll want to fix these leaks to prevent water from freezing on cold winter days.
  • Drain Your Water Heater – Did you know that you should drain your water heater once a year to help keep it running efficiently? Do this before the winter starts so that your water heater works efficiently all winter long.
  • Disconnect Your Garden Hoses – The days of watering your garden are nearly over. Disconnect your garden hoses and turn off your outdoor plumbing for the winter months. You don’t want water to freeze, expand, and crack your hose bib.

Ready to schedule your heating tune-up? Have a question about your home heating system? Our expert technicians are here to help you with all of your home heating needs. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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furnace repair maple grove mn | furnace repair minneapolis | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainStarting to feel that fall chill in the air? Cold nights are right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how to prep your heating system.  Here are a few reasons why you should schedule your heating tune-up now.

Why Schedule a Heating Tune-Up:

  • Health – Your family’s health is our number one priority. By scheduling a heating tune-up, we can remove dust, allergens, and pollen, keeping your home safe and family healthy.
  • Prevention – Heating tune-ups make sure that your heating system is working properly. If we notice any problems, we can address them early on (before you’re left without heat on a cold day).
  • Savings – Your heating tune-up also makes sure that your furnace is operating at peak economic efficiency. You’ll save money on your home heating bill at the end of the month.
  • Tax Incentives – Tax incentives from the federal government for energy efficient home improvements can help you get money back on your tax return. Update your furnace with a qualifying energy efficient model this year so that you receive savings come April.

Ready to schedule your heating tune-up? Have a question about your home heating system? Our expert technicians are here to help you with all of your home heating needs. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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furnace repair maple grove mn | heating repair maple grove mn | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainSuffering from seasonal fall allergies? You’re not alone. The change in weather leaves many of us in the twin cities feeling under the weather. Here are a few ways to help you ease seasonal allergies at home.

Tips to Ease Seasonal Allergies:

  • Change Your Air Filters – Your air conditioning system has been working hard all summer, but now that it’s fall, it’s time to change your air filters. Over time, air filters become filled with dust and dirt. Changing your air filters will help you keep these allergens out of your home.
  • Keep the Windows Closed – Think twice about opening your windows to let the fresh fall air inside. If you’re allergy-prone, you will also let in potential allergy triggers.
  • Vacuum Your Carpets – Dirt, dust, and pet dander can cling to the carpets in your home. Take the time to vacuum your carpets this weekend to help ease allergies at home.
  • Turn On Your Exhaust Fan – After a hot shower, turn on your exhaust fan. This will help prevent mold and mildew from growing in your bathroom.

If you have any questions about how to improve the air quality in your home this fall, give our professionals a call! We can help you with all of your home cooling and heating needs. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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heating repair minneapolis | dean's professional plumbing, heating, air and drainHello, Autumn! Are you excited for cool nights, changing leaves and pumpkin everything? As we get ready to embrace the new season, here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.

7 Ways to Welcome Fall:

  • Change Your Air Filters – Over the course of the summer, your air filters can become clogged with dirt and dust. Change your air filters at the start of the season to keep things flowing freely through your ducts.
  • Open Up Your Windows – The cool fall air is the perfect opportunity to cut back on your monthly utility bills and take advantage of the natural weather.
  • Install a Programmable Thermostat – If you don’t have one installed already, consider investing in a programmable thermostat. As we move into the winter months, a programmable thermostat will help keep your home a comfortable temperature, while helping you save money when you’re not home.
  • Clear Your Gutters – When the leaves start to fall, they can block your gutters and keep rainwater from draining away from your home. Prevent water damage this fall by keeping your gutters clear.
  • Seal Windows and Doors – Windows and doors are two of the biggest sources of energy loss in the home. Take the time to seal up your windows and doors before the winter comes.
  • Add Insulation – Make sure that your attic, basement and exterior walls are well insulated. This will help you save money and keep your home comfortable when the nights get cooler.
  • Schedule a Preventative Tune-Up – The best way to keeping your plumbing and HVAC systems running smoothly through the new season is by scheduling a preventative maintenance tune-up that will help catch problems early on, while keeping your system running efficiently.

If you have any questions about your home plumbing, heating, air or drain this fall, don’t hesitate to give our professional technicians a call. We are here to help you with all of your plumbing, heating and cooling needs. Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain.

Contact the expert technicians at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drain:

St. Paul: 651-237-9190

North Metro: 763-515-4852

Minneapolis: 612-424-0982

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