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Your Gas Oven Could be Producing Carbon Monoxide

Many people are unaware that gas ovens can release carbon monoxide into their homes. Feeling drowsy after a big oven-cooked meal may not be due to how much you eat, but to an exposure of carbon monoxide. The only way to be sure your oven isn’t a culprit is to have it tested.

It’s Ragweed Season. Are you Sneezing and Sniffling?

Ragweed is the most common culprit for fall allergies. The pollen is airborne when the plant flowers, and that can cause runny noses, watery eyes, scratchy throats, sneezing, allergy-related headaches, and asthma attacks.

Indoor Pollution is One of the Top 5 Health Risks

When you think of environmental pollution, the quality of air inside your home may not be something that comes to mind. But it should be! It’s one of the top 5 health risks identified by the EPA. To reduce air pollution in your home you need to start at the source.

Why Air Filters Should Be Changed Frequently During Summer

Just because you changed the air filter on your HVAC system at the start of summer doesn’t mean that new, clean filter will get you through the entire season. You should check the filter after 30-60 days of use. There are lots of pollutants in summer air that can make your filter get dirty fast.

Low-Level Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

A UL listed Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector that is found at the common hardware store is not required to alarm until a concentration of  70ppm (part per million) is obtained for 4 hours. This will keep you from death, but exposure to low level concentrations over time can create serious health risks.

How an Air Scrubber Helps during Spring Pollen Season

Spring pollen season will soon be here and with pollen comes a variety of allergies and added distress for asthma sufferers. The EPA ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top five causes of environmental health risks. One way to make life better is with an Air Scrubber.

Pets and Cooking Can Cause “Dirty Sock Syndrome”

Remember that smell in high school when you opened your gym bag? That’s the origin of the name “dirty sock syndrome” for your home. But for your home it isn’t dirty socks that cause the odors. Most lingering odors in homes are caused by pets (the dog bed and cat litter box) or by cooking … Continued

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an odorless gas that can cause severe health problems or even death. CO is produced by the process of combustion. Therefore, we can encounter CO in much of our everyday lives. You will find that CO is generated by items such as gas appliances, furnaces, water heaters, automobiles, charcoal grills, generators, … Continued

Health Symptoms that Can be Caused by Dirty Filters

By now you’ve been heating your home for 5-6 months. That means the filters in your heating system are ready to be replaced. Bacteria, molds, and fungi get trapped in dirty filters and that can cause health problems. When the heat blows into a dirty filter it no longer prevents airborne contaminants from blowing into … Continued

Why Choose Summers & Zim’s

Why should you trust the plumbing professionals at Summers & Zim’s for all your residential plumbing needs? At Summers & Zim’s, we pride ourselves on our good natured disposition, unmatched plumbing experience paired with numerous certifications and focus on providing our customers with exceptional service and personalized plumbing repair and installation solutions. We’re proud to be certified by the Master Plumbing License, North American Technician Excellence, Inc. and the Environmental Protection Agency.

With our dedication to our customers, we also ensure consistent quality and satisfaction with our one-of-a-kind 5 Point Guarantee:

5-Point Guarantee

  • Design Guarantee

    For all of our repairs and installations, we guarantee it will perform as intended. If it’s not what you expected, we’ll make adjustments or replacements at no extra cost.

  • No Lemons Guarantee

    If you have a recent plumbing fixture installed and a piece of it fails to perform reliably, we’ll install a new one at no additional cost.

  • $500 No Frustration Guarantee

    If your new plumbing installation does not perform as promised or expected within the first two years, we’ll pay you $500 for the inconvenience.

  • Home Protection Guarantee

    While working in your home, if our team accidentally damages any part of your home, we will cover any repair or replacement costs.

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee

    If your new system installation does not meet your needs or expectations, we’ll remove the item and return 100 percent of your investment.