Tag: plumbing service

Choosing The Right Water Heater

Water heaters are an important component of your home and you want it to work long and hard for you. When it’s time, finding a new water heater is a long-term decision that you’ll want to put plenty of time and effort into. To help you with this decision, we’ve put together a comparison of … Continue reading

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

Holiday Cooking Mistakes that Wreak Havoc on your Plumbing

  You’re not the only one who is affected by extensive holiday cooking and baking- your home’s plumbing system is too. Built up grease, fat, and waste can clog your pipes and cause serious issues. It’s best to try to follow a few simple rules this holiday season in order to avoid any problems. Firstly … 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

FIX A WEAK FLUSHING TOILET AND AVOID FUTURE CLOGS

A weak flushing toilet is quite an annoyance for homeowners and one that often leads to frequent clogs. Clogged toilets are not only disruptive but are also a health hazard to you and your family. Additionally, clogs are a big waste of water (Older toilets can use 3.5, 5, or even up to 7 gallons … 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

Preventing Clogged Drains (and Future Pipe Bursts)

Slow or clogged drains are among the most common plumbing issues and can be quite frustrating to homeowners. Even if you don’t have a complete clog, an obstruction in your pipes can slow drainage to a trickle and cause pooling in your sink or tub. There’s nothing worse than taking a shower while standing in … Continue reading

IS YOUR WATER BILL ON THE RISE? YOU MAY HAVE A WATER LEAK.

If left untreated, a water leak in your home can have an impact on the environment, your health and your wallet. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a leaky faucet wastes 259 gallons of water per month. Leaks can also lead to the development of mold or mildew, which thrives in damp, dark areas, … Continue reading