Tag: Plumbing

How to Keep up with Your Plumbing Maintenance

It’s easy for homeowners to simply not think about their plumbing system until something goes wrong, but with these smart and easy to follow tips, homeowners will be able to spot and stop any minor issues before they turn into major ones. Check your appliances. Your washing machine and dishwasher are two major culprits that … Continue reading

5 Things That Can Cause Damage to Your Plumbing System

Your plumbing system is complex, and some people may not realize the damage they could be putting their plumbing system through, but here at Nebrasky our goal is to help and inform. Here are 5 different household items that can cause damage to your plumbing system: Trash. Items such as glass, metal, plastic and paper are … Continue reading

Avoiding Water Pressure Loss in Your Shower

The smallest amount of pressure loss in your shower can be an annoyance, even if it is simply a short disruption due to a flushed toilet. Below are some ways of fixing and preventing this common issue due to several different causes. Clogged Showerhead or Pipe Remove your shower head and soak it in a … 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

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

WHY CAN’T I PUT EGG SHELLS DOWN MY GARBAGE DISPOSAL?

The garbage disposal is an environmentally responsible and useful tool to break down food waste. Many people are under the common misconception that the garbage disposal operates as a blender with small blades inside – however, there are actually no blades involved in the process! Instead, food is ground into tiny particles, which flow with … 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