Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Here we have provided answers to our most frequently asked questions to assist you. If you require any additional information, feel free to give us a call; we’re always happy to hear from our customers.
How often should I change my air filter?
Great Question. The experts here at Rakeman Air suggest changing the air filter in your home every 30 to 45 days during the Summer months.
During the Winter months, we suggest changing your air filter every 45 to 60 days for the freshest quality air.
How long does my A/C - Furnace last? What is the life span of my system?
The typical life of your A/C and Heating system is about 15 years.
It can last longer with proper maintenance, although after 15 years, your efficiency is not at it’s finest, and systems this old cost more money to run and repair!
Do you know why there is a big water pipe with large valves all over it outside of your business?
We have certified Backflow installers and testers on staff.
Can you install that fancy new pull-out spout kitchen sink faucet?
We support and stock a wide variety of MOEN and DELTA Faucets and Valves, among other brands. We can install any faucet type you desire.
Can you do High Pressure Sewer Line Jetting for apartments?
Yes we can!
If roots are a problem, we will use our root cutter head with 3500 psi to remove as many as humanly possible.
We can even service restaurants and bars as well.
We can't find our sewer line..
Do you have a broken sewer line?
Are you planning a remodel? Do you want a room addition?
Are you planting a tree?
Do you know where your sewer line is?
That’s okay- we can locate the sewer line for you, just give us a call!
My toilet keeps running, should I call a repair man?
Whether its a constantly running toilet, or that kitchen faucet that won’t stop dripping- Rakeman Plumbing can repair those annoying water drips!
There is water coming up in my living room, what do I do?
We do electronic leak detection of leaking udnerground lines!
We will pinpoint it for you and then give you the option to either re-route the water line or jackhammer the floor up and repair the line.
Do not forget to call your insurance company first!
There is a problem with my water heater!
Do you run out of hot water in the morning? Is your water heater leaking all over your garage floor?
Does your water leave hard water spots everywhere? What about the hard city water drying out your skin?
Call Rakeman Plumbing to repair your water heater or to install a water softener.
Do you do video sewer line inspections?
Does your sewer line keep backing up? Roots? Broken Line? Impacted with grease?
We’ll use the camera and locate where the problem is and determine how to fix it. The video will determine exactly where or what the problem is, so there is no guessing!
Do I need my Duct Work cleaned?
Yes. However, if you are on top of changing the air filters in your home on a regular basis, and keep your A/C system and Furnace maintained regularly, you should not have to clean your Duct Work!
How do I know when my A/C or Furnace needs servicing?
The experts here at Rakeman Air reccomend having your A/C – Heating system checked twice per year.
Ideally, the A/C system should be checked in the Spring before Summer hits, and the Heating system should be checked in the Fall before Winter comes around.
Should you notice any of the below issues, you should call Rakeman Air for service immediately:
- If you notice certain rooms are not getting reaching temperature
- Your A/C or Heating system is making unusual noises
- If you notice leaks- water, oil, etc.
- If your system is short cycling (shutting off and on)
- There’s ice on your system
If you notice any of the above issues, your efficiency goes down while your power bill goes up.
What is a MERV rating?
- M- Minimum
- E- Efficiency
- R- Reporting
- V- Value
The SEER rating helps you to determine the effectiveness of the air filter you chose. The higher the MERV rating, the more efficient the air filter will be at trapping airborne particles.
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends a MERV rating of 13.
What is a SEER rating?
- S- Seasonal
- E- Energy
- E- Efficiency
- R- Rating
The SEER rating is given to A/C Furnace equipment by the manufacturer, so that the owner will know the efficiency of their system.
The higher the SEER number, the more efficient the system!
Do you work with my insurance company?
Yes we do- simply call your insurance company and request Rakeman Plumbing to take care of all of your plumbing problems!
Do you provide mobile home plumbing?
We do provide licensed repairs to mobile homes- Lic. #P0001:
We are one of the few plumbing repair companies that are licensed by the State of Nevada Manufactured Housing Division (702-486-4590) to legally do repairs on mobile homes and in mobile home parks.
Think how safe it makes you feel knowing that Rakeman Plumbing can service all your plumbing needs specifically for your mobile home.
Why is there a sewage smell in my home?
We have a state-of-the-art Sewer System Smoker.
Do you have a sewer smell somewhere around the house, business or restaurant?
Sewer gas can make you very sick and sometimes can lead to death. Don’t let a sewer smell go on. Call and have the problem solved before it has a chance to harm anyone’s health.
Why Choose Rakeman?
Rakeman Plumbing offers 24/7 emergency plumbing repair services in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding areas.
With over 50 years of experience in the industry, we provide speedy repairs and reliable installations backed up by warranties.
Our licensed and certified professionals can address a variety of both residential and commercial plumbing issues. From minor annoyances like clogged drains and sewer odors to major repairs and replacements of plumbing appliances, we do it all.
Whether you need a new, more energy-efficient water heater or a complete overhaul of your gas lines, Rakeman Plumbing can lend you our expertise. Take a look at the list below to learn more about the services we offer.
Rakeman Plumbing in Las Vegas, NV is completely licensed and prepared to recommend to you a wide-ranging variety of plumbing and A/C Heating services.
Because of our many options, we are safe in assuming that we will meet your needs and give you the complete approval that you want.
For more information about the services we offer, head to our services page.
With the wide range of plumbing services we offer, we are confident we can meet your needs and provide you with efficient and pleasing results. Feel free to call us at 702-642-8553 if you have any additional questions.
We are available Mon-Fri 8am- 5pm,
and offer 24/7 emergency service