Tag: Plumbing repair Installation Orange County NY

Keeping your Garbage Disposal Running Smoothly

The best way to prevent ruining your garbage disposal is to know what not to put down it. A good rule of thumb is to keep hard, metallic, greasy, or fibrous things away. Many of these kinds of foods can clog up the drain or cause harm to the blades, leading to irreversible damage. Make … Continue reading

Holiday Emergency Solutions

When you’re entertaining for the holidays, the last think you want to deal with is a plumbing or HVAC issue. In case your pipes burst or your heating shuts down, here are some easy tips on how to deal with your emergency: Stay calm: The worst thing you can do for yourself and your home … Continue reading

No plunger? No problem.

Plunging a clogged toilet is a nasty job as is, and when your plunger decides to backfire, what is one supposed to do? Here are some helpful methods to unclog your toilet without using a plunger. Method One: This approach can only be utilized if the toilet is not overflowing.  All you have to do … Continue reading

Three Ways to Keep your Drains Clean and Clear

Keeping your drains flowing quickly can be a tedious task. Here are some simple tools to help you keep your drains from clogging: Purchase a mesh strainer to place in your drain. This will catch any food that may clog the drain. Make sure you aren’t pouring any leftover grease from cooking down the drain, … Continue reading

Hard and Soft Water: How Can You Tell the Difference and More

Ever experience that gunky build up on your faucets and shower heads? That could be caused by what is known as hard water. As hard water is not bad, it’s not necessarily good to have. Hard water is high in minerals. This is because as the water flows through the ground it picks up calcium … Continue reading

Why Does My Shower Keep Clogging?

Clogged shower drains are both a burden to homeowners and, unfortunately, one of the most common plumbing problems. The good news is that the expense and inconvenience of clogged shower drains can be avoided with proper drain maintenance. One of the most effective ways to prevent clogged shower drains is to keep them clean and … Continue reading

WHEN TO DO IT YOURSELF VS. WHEN TO CALL A PROFESSIONAL PLUMBER

Some common plumbing issues within your home might seem like a simple fix, and most homeowners are accustomed to handling occasional DIY repairs. Therefore, it can be tough to decide whether to give your plumber a call or to attempt to fix the problem on your own. By attempting to tackle a plumbing problem yourself, … Continue reading

ARE “FLUSHABLE” ITEMS REALLY FLUSHABLE?

A recent news article described an unfortunate incident that occurred at the grand opening celebration of a newly remodeled Colorado library: the library was forced to close two hours earlier than originally planned due to a messy plumbing backup. The culprit of the blockage remains a mystery, however it was mentioned that “a couple gloves … Continue reading

Rising Temperatures Could Lead to Rising Utility Bills

With temperatures rising this week in the Hudson Valley, it’s beginning to feel like summer! Memorial Day weekend is upon us, marking the unofficial start of the season. This time of year, backyards are put to good use as people throughout the region enjoy outdoor fun, barbeques and gatherings. It is important to consider that … Continue reading

Household Plumbing Tips

It’s no secret that the plumbing system is one of the most important parts of your home—in one day how many people in your home take a shower, go to the bathroom, do the dishes, laundry or wash their hands? That’s a lot of use! Check out the list below to help your home plumbing … Continue reading