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How Leaks Happen in Copper Pipes

Monday, May 28th, 2018

water-dropletsCorrosion is one of the great enemies of the pipes in a plumbing system. It is the main cause of leaks in residential plumbing, since it weakens pipe metal to the point where leaks will start up in multiple places. Eventually, the corrosion will destroy the pipe entirely.

“But I have copper pipes for my home. Copper doesn’t corrode.” Sorry to tell you this isn’t correct. Copper is a corrosion-resistant metal. But the same way that a water-resistant watch isn’t the same thing as a water-proof watch (you don’t want to dunk your watch down in a pool if it’s only water-resistant), a corrosion-resistant metal is not 100%-free from the effects of corrosion. There is a specific type of corrosion that affects copper pipes, and it’s the principal cause of leaking starting in these pipes.

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What to Do about Frozen Pipes in the Winter

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Frozen pipes are the #1 threat to plumbing during a cold winter in Vermont and the Plattsburgh, NY area. Not only do frozen pipes mean that water will stop flowing through the plubming, but it can eventually lead to pipes bursting and major water loss and water damage.

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How a Clogged Air Conditioning Drain Can Create Serious Problems

Monday, September 7th, 2015

We’re coming to the end of the summer season, and cooler weather is not far away. But you need to keep vigilant about AC problems at this time of the year, since wear and tear from the summer can build-up to the point that the system can suffer serious damage. An air conditioner should never shut off for the season with a lingering malfunction, since it could mean more serious problems when the cooling system comes back on.

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How to Change the Air Filter in Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Annual professional maintenance for your air conditioning system is vital for its long-term performance and short-term energy savings. But there is an important maintenance step you must take on your own during the summer, or as long as your AC needs to run on a regular basis: cleaning out the air filter once a month. (In the case of an AC that uses permanent filters, the filter will need to be replaced.)

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Some of the Unusual Movies Released for Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Hollywood has always tried to match movies up to the seasons to draw droves of viewers to the theaters: October is packed with fright-offerings, while the winter holidays skew toward warm and pleasing family films (as well as Oscar hopefuls). Valentine’s Day falls in an odd spot when it comes to the movie release calendar, however, since February tends to be a slower time for the film industry. The studios are as likely to slot strange movies that don’t fit anywhere else in their annual schedules into the Valentine’s Day weekend as they are films with powerful romantic appeal.

So, while the second weekend of February has featured hugely successful romantic comedies like Hitch, The Wedding Singer, and (of course) Valentine’s Day, some truly weird choices have debuted in this weekend as well. And a few have even gone on to tremendous success despite the bizarre match with the holiday. Here are a couple of the odder Valentine’s Day movie releases:

  • Dracula (1931): Yes, this Halloween perennial and the start of Universal Studio’s Classic Monsters actually came out on Valentine’s Day! But perhaps this makes some sense, as the Dracula legend has often received a “doomed lover” approach in the many years since Bela Lugosi made the aristocratic vampire a screen icon.
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991): Does any film seem less appropriate for Valentine’s Day than this unnerving and sometimes very violent psychological thriller? What’s even more astonishing than the film’s release date is that The Silence of the Lambs eventually nabbed the Oscar for Best Picture, an almost unheard of occurrence for a movie released so early in the year.
  • Daredevil (2003): This Marvel comic adaptation featuring Ben Affleck as a blind superhero does contain a romantic subplot, but the stronger connection to Valentine’s Day may just be that Daredevil wears a bright red costume.
  • A Good Day to Die Hard (2013): The least successful of the Die Hard film franchise, this is an excellent example of a studio dropping a film into a weekend where it doesn’t fit in the hopes that it works as counter-programming. (It didn’t.)
  • Wayne’s World (1992): Now here is an example of counter-programming that clicked with audiences. This comedy based on a Saturday Night Live sketch turned into one of that year’s biggest hits and spawned a sequel.

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with a trip to the movie theater, or you have your own special plans, everyone here at Red Rock Mechanical hopes you and your loved ones have a wonderful weekend.

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Monday, July 1st, 2013

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Welcome to Our New Website

Monday, July 1st, 2013

iMarket Solutions has launched Red Rock Mechanical new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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