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6 Signs You Need a Water Softener for Your Home

March 13th, 2017

Clean-Water-HandsToday, most water supplies have a hefty level of filtration and conditioning before they get to your faucets. And if you use ground water (a private well), you likely have your own water treatment system on site. But something many people don’t realize is missing from their homes is protection from hard water.

Hard water is the name for water with a high concentration of minerals in it, things like calcium and magnesium. These minerals are harmless to ingest, but may do a world of damage to your plumbing system. Hard water should be taken care of with a water softener as it enters the home, before it gets a chance to put your pipes out of commission. Check out the signs that a whole-house water softener is in your best interest.

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More About Indoor Air Filtration (Why a Filter Isn’t Enough)

February 27th, 2017

air-filtration-sneezingYour air filter serves an extremely valuable purpose when it comes to your heating and cooling systems. Without it, your air handler (the blower fan and other indoor components of your furnace or air conditioner) could suffer damage due to the force of incoming debris. But the filter media blocks the way and keeps your equipment protected.

You must change the filter every 1-3 months if you expect your air conditioner or heater to do its job, and not for the reason many people think. A quality filter does keep many allergens out of the air, but the reason we recommend regular changeouts is to continue to protect your AC and heating equipment. A clogged filter could keep air from flowing into the system with ease.

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5 Things You May Not Know about Your Garbage Disposal

February 13th, 2017

garbage-disposal-kitchen-sinkOne of the best modern plumbing innovations, according to many chefs and homeowners, is the garbage disposal. Without it, we’d spend way more time scraping things into the kitchen trash bag, and more time carrying trash bags outside as well. Thankfully, we can just dump most of our leftovers into the sink—but not all of it.

Lots of people are unaware of what does and does not belong in a garbage disposal, and they may have many misconceptions that mean the garbage disposal may not always be treated properly. We want to help. Here, learn 5 things about your garbage disposal you may not know already, and call our plumbers in Montclair, NJ for more information.

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4 Things to Try before Calling for Heating Repairs

January 30th, 2017

thermostat-heating-repairA broken heating system can be frustrating, but what’s just as frustrating is finding out that you could solve the problem on your own—after you’ve already called in a technician. This happens fairly often. Our professional heating technicians show up to a job, only to have to break it to the homeowner that there was a simple fix they missed.

Most repairs are things that should only be left up to professional heating technicians. However, these are a few of the things you can look at or try before giving us a call.

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Does a Leaky Water Heater Need Replacement?

January 16th, 2017

It’s easy to jump to conclusions when you notice a leak in your water heater. Your first fear may be that you’ll have to replace the whole thing. And, unfortunately, this is often necessary.

However, there are times when a leaky water heater only needs a new component. Learn more about how to tell what your water leak means in this guide. And prevent future leaks by calling in professional plumbers for routine water heater maintenance visits.

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How to Get Better Air Quality in the Winter

January 9th, 2017

In the winter, it may seem like the latest virus comes back into your home over and over again. If your family members tend to get ill in the winter, it may be time to take action where you need it the most. Call our technicians to learn how you can get better air quality in the winter and throughout the year with a whole-house product tailored to your needs.

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How to Tell a Furnace Needs Replacement

January 2nd, 2017

We know that you might not give your furnace a lot of thought. All that matters for you, for most of the winter, is the temperature on the thermostat. Hopefully, you schedule furnace maintenance every year as well, but that won’t stop a furnace from failing.

Eventually, your furnace will need replacement, but you may not be able to tell when that is. Follow our advice on how to figure out you need furnace replacement, but always consult with a professional first.

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Why You Should Join a Maintenance Program in the New Year

December 26th, 2016

This year, make your home a priority. Joining a maintenance program through a local home services company is one of the easiest ways to do this. With the right company, your heating, air conditioning, and plumbing systems are in good hands, and you can save money and stress less!

Home maintenance programs include annual inspections of systems like your heating and plumbing systems, along with a tune-up to help everything run smoothly. Read on to learn more about why you should join in the new year.

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How to Protect Your Plumbing and Heating Systems over the Holidays

December 20th, 2016

People love that we offer 24-hour emergency service for customers in the Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Bergen Counties. Still, we understand that nobody really wants to call a plumber or a heating technician during the holidays.

Maintenance is key to preventing system failures over the holidays. Your heating and plumbing systems may get a lot more use this time of year, so learn how to protect them and lower your chances of an emergency plumbing or heating visit in today’s post.

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Furnace Repairs to Watch Out for This Season

December 12th, 2016

During the winter, you will be using your furnace a lot more often. All of this extra wear and tear makes repairs more likely, and we don’t want you to get caught off guard. Look out for these common furnace repairs, and call a technician as soon as you notice a problem with your home’s heating system.

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