When considering your heating, cooling, generator, or plumbing equipment, we recognize that you have made a significant investment to your home and maintaining it is one of the best ways to provide whole-home comfort and peace of mind for you and your family. Much like your car needs regular maintenance in order to run at an optimal level, your systems need to be maintained and fine-tuned in order to achieve maximum energy efficiency and/or performance.

When it comes to maintenance and service, Maryland and Washington DC, area residents have come to rely on United Service Specialists. With warranted repairs and our on-time commitment, we have always been dedicated to our customers, their homes as well as their time. If you wish to schedule a technician for a repair, call United Service Specialists today!

Having regular maintenance performed provides a number of excellent benefits including:

  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Potentially lower utility bills
  • Fewer inconvenient breakdowns and subsequent repairs
  • Improved system performance
  • Improved home comfort
  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Increased lifespan for your systems
  • And more!

Preventive Maintenance FAQ’s

WHAT DOES A SERVICE CALL ENTAIL?
One of our skilled and trained technicians performs a diagnostic check on your system, and determines your problem. They will also make recommendations as how to best remedy the problem to ensure that your system performs at the highest level of efficiency.

HVAC Preventative Maintenance

Regular HVAC preventive maintenance is the best way to ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance. Pre-season maintenance is also important. Regularly scheduled preventive maintenance prolongs equipment life, can reduce the extent or frequency of failures and helps contain utility bills by increasing efficiency. United Service Specialists’s goal is to provide complete preventive maintenance for your systems and to ensure smooth, seamless, and efficient function. It is the recommendation of utilities and manufacturers to have regular preventive maintenance in order to qualify for warranty benefits. United Service Specialists’s Preventive Maintenance Program can protect your heating and air conditioning system as well as your generator and includes two tune-ups per year for your HVAC systems and either one or two times per year for your 20 point generator tune up.

In addition to informing the customer of equipment condition, and making recommendations on necessary repairs or replacement if needed, when a trained service technician comes to your home to perform the maintenance check, they will do several things:

  • Check refrigerant levels and inspect for leaks
  • Test electronic components and system controls
  • Flush condensate drain to protect against overflow
  • Evaluate airflow
  • Inspect and clean drainage systems
  • Test gas valve operation
  • Check gas connections for leaks
  • Tighten and perform a safety test on wires and connections
  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Clean thermostat and check operation
  • Evaluate condition of air filter

Plumbing Preventative Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is always a great way to avoid major home repair costs over time. Ensure your home’s plumbing systems stay in top shape year-round with United Service Specialists’s plumbing preventive maintenance. Regularly scheduled plumbing preventive maintenance prolongs equipment life, improves plumbing performance, and helps avert costly disasters that may stem from plumbing issues. United Service Specialists’s goal is to provide complete preventive maintenance for your systems and to ensure smooth, seamless, and efficient function.

In addition to thoroughly inspecting your home’s plumbing systems for safety and operational concerns, informing the customer of equipment condition, and making recommendations on necessary repairs or replacement if needed, when a trained service technician comes to your home to perform the maintenance check, they will do several things:

GAS WATER HEATERS

  • Inspect pilot assembly
  • Inspect burner assembly
  • Inspect flue pipe for rust and deterioration
  • Check flue draft
  • Check for discharge pipe off relief valve
  • Check water temperature

ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS

  • Check upper element AMP Draw
  • Check lower element AMP Draw
  • Check electrical connections
  • Check thermostat
  • Inspect manual high limit reset control
  • Inspect safety relief valve for seepage
  • Check for discharge pipe off relief valve
  • Check water temperature

WATER CLOSETS

  • Inspect ball cock
  • Inspect flapper or tank ball
  • Inspect lift assembly
  • Inspect line supply
  • Inspect closet bolts
  • Check tank and bowl for leaks
  • Dye test water
  • Observe flow

SINKS & LAVATORIES

  • Check faucet(s) for operation and leaks
  • Check drains for flow
  • Check drain lines and traps for leaks

TUBS & SHOWERS

  • Check faucet(s) for operation and leaks
  • Check drains for flow
  • Check drain lines and traps for leak

KITCHEN SINK

  • Check faucet(s) for operation and leaks
  • Check spay hose for condition, operation and leaks
  • Inspect D/W air gap and lines
  • Inspect D/W supply lines
  • Inspect garbage disposal for operation and leaks
  • Inspect drain & traps for leaks

MISC. DRAINS

  • Check condition of washing machine hoses & drain line flow
  • Check for leaks on accessible drain lines

OTHER CHECKS

  • Check CO detectors – batteries/plug in
  • Install Identification Tags on main valves
  • Recommend disconnecting garden hoses
  • Drain Backflow Preventers before freezing weather in late fall
  • Check sump pump operation
  • Check sewage ejection operation
  • Check outside hose bib(s) for leaks-circle location(s)
  • Inspect all walls, ceilings and floors for water, water damage or stains
  • Bio-clean all drains / add drain opener.

Generator Preventative Maintenance

Loss of power always comes at a time that simply cannot be predicted. United Service Specialists’s preventive maintenance for generators will improve the state of readiness for your emergency generator and will greatly improve the reliability of your backup system. A generator will do you no good unless it will function to its desired capacity when you need it most and the best way to ensure that this happens is by having periodic maintenance done. In addition to the obvious long-term benefits, having your generator maintained regularly also keeps it working efficiently and optimally, which can save you money in the long-term. Our trained service technician includes the following maintenance checks, when preforming your check up.

  • Check coolant heater
  • Check coolant level
  • Check fuel level
  • Check charge-air piping
  • Check/clean air cleaner
  • Check battery charger
  • Drain fuel filter
  • Drain water from fuel tank
  • Check coolant concentration
  • Check drive belt tension
  • Drain exhaust condensate
  • Check starting batteries
  • Change oil and filter
  • Change coolant filter
  • Clean crankcase breather
  • Change air cleaner element
  • Check radiator hoses
  • Change fuel filters
  • Clean cooling system

No matter what kind of generator you have, our skilled technicians can work on it and ensure that it is performing the way that it should.

2018/07/18