MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

How Do You Find a Plumbing Leak On Your Own?

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

water-leakWith no shortage of DIY articles on the internet, many homeowners take it upon themselves to try and fix their own problems in the home—including their plumbing. And that includes tracking down and fixing plumbing leaks.

However, we really can’t condone this strategy. Not only can it cost you more money in the long run, but it can also cause more damage to your property—you’ll be wishing you found a plumber from the very start.

But even with all that being said, we don’t believe in holding any information back. Knowing the signs of a leak could be what helps you prevent a major plumbing disaster in the home.

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Getting to Know Your Water Meter and Shut-Off Valve

Monday, May 20th, 2019

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Think fast! Your reverse osmosis system just broke. Water is flooding all over your kitchen and spreading across the home. What do you do?

Hopefully, you would rush to the shut-off valve and turn off the water. But if you’ve never had the pleasure of having to use the shut-off valve before, it would be easy to panic and not know what to do.

In this post, we want to talk about two plumbing fixtures that are essential for emergencies. One is the water meter, and the other is the shut-off valve.

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How to Care for Your Garbage Disposal  

Monday, January 14th, 2019

running-waterYour garbage disposal loves to do one thing, and it does it well: eat all your table scraps. It’s simple but effective. That is, until it starts having issues. Then you’ll need to call up a plumber in Livingston, NJ. To prevent that from happening, try following these practices to keep your garbage disposal in good care.

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3 Big Plumbing Problems

Monday, July 30th, 2018

plumbing-line-repairAs a plumber, we’ve dealt with countless leaks and clogs. Often times, all it takes is a quick repiping or a simple hydro-jetting to fix those problems. But a simple leak in the wrong place can make all the difference.

In this post, we’ll go over three plumbing problems that can cause substantial damage if not taken care of immediately.

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Signs You Need to Repair a Plumbing Leak

Monday, June 18th, 2018

rusty-pipe-burst-leakPlumbing leaks never seem to be that big a deal in the beginning. After all, it’s just a few drips here and a few drops there. Ignore this at your own peril, however, as even a slow or intermittent leak can quickly turn into costly damages and repairs. As soon as you have any of the indicators below of faucet, water heater, sewage line, or slab leaks, make the smart call: contact a professional plumbing contractor to immediately diagnose and fix the issue.

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How Can You Tell When a Water Filtration System Needs Repair?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

water-filtration-rapirsPlumbing problems can come in all shapes and sizes: anything from hard water deposits to a clog in the drain. You can solve a number of issues in your home’s plumbing system with a water filtration system. That can include anything from a reverse osmosis system to a water softener designed to remove mineral deposits in the water.

When placed at the apex of your water pipes, they can make your water cleaner, tastier and healthier. Most of them have comparatively few moving parts and can last a long time with regular maintenance. But sooner or later, every system breaks down, and when they do, you need to call in a team to determine what the repairs should be.

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How to Handle a Leaking Pipe

Monday, January 1st, 2018

frozen-pipe-damLeaky pipes are unfortunately quite common in the winter. The freezing and thawing of water in the pipes causes them to expand, which may force a pipe to burst open. Other factors can contribute to leaky pipes too, of course, such as corrosion or other means of excess pressure on the pipes.

For the most part, a homeowner is not most concerned with how a leak happened. It’s important to know whether corrosion indicates your pipes are in need of replacement, but the first thing you want to know is how to stop the leak and get things under control.

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Preventing Everyday Plumbing Clogs

Monday, December 18th, 2017

plunger-woman-call-plumberWhen you’re in the business of plumbing, you know that this is any homeowner’s biggest grievance. Sure, there are worse things that could happen in a home, but few of them happen again and again the way plumbing clogs often do. Some can be unclogged yourself while some will always require a plumber’s help, which is why it’s so important to focus on prevention.

You may be able to prevent many of those everyday clogs you find most annoying, and even the big clogs that don’t come up so often but tend to cost you more.

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3 Signs Your Pipes Need Replacement

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

rusty-pipe-burst-water-leakWhen is the last time you got a good long look at the foundation of your home? What about your home’s air ducts? Your septic tank? Chances are that these are things you don’t get a chance to inspect very often. Like your plumbing pipes, they are hidden from view, so for routine maintenance you’ll typically have to call in a specialist for an inspection.

Your home’s plumbing pipes are hidden behind walls, under the floors, and in the ground. You cannot really get a look at them, for the most part, without specialized equipment to do so. However, there are some signs your pipes are beginning to fail. Follow our tips to recognize a problem with your pipes, one that may require them to be replaced, and contact our team when you notice a problem.

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Is DIY Plumbing Your Best Option?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

plunger-woman-call-plumberDo-it-yourself work has reached a new peak in recent years. With Pinterest and other DIY sites and guides, you can give it your best when you decide to take up wood crafting, knitting, cooking, or any hobby around the house. You can also learn some of the tips and tricks for, say, fixing a squeaky door or cleaning stains off the carpet.

But some repairs may not be suited to the same DIY treatment. When it comes to your home’s plumbing, you can’t afford to lose access to clean water, or to have a leak take over your home. Often, a professional plumber who has the right training for the job is the best bet—but some projects still have an easy DIY solution.

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