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

This Is How You Prevent Sewer Line Emergencies

Monday, September 4th, 2023
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Your sewer line has a big job to do. It takes all the waste from all the drains in your home and carries it away from the house to connect to your municipal sewage system. It has to handle a large quantity of wastewater, quickly and efficiently, and in doing so it keeps you and your family safe, sanitary, and healthy.

But what if something goes wrong with your sewer line? Here’s what can happen if something goes wrong with your sewer line, how to prevent these emergencies, and what to do if they occur. 

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These 4 Plumbing Problems Require a Plumber ASAP

Monday, July 24th, 2023
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Plumbers do a wide variety of jobs, not just unclogging drains and repairing broken sink fixtures. Anything from installing a new water heater to doing gas line work is a job for a qualified plumber. Many of these jobs can be scheduled in advance because they aren’t urgent enough for an emergency response, but not all. Some plumbing problems require professional attention immediately, and a delay can mean the problem has a chance to get much worse. 

If any of these four things occur in your home, you have a plumbing emergency on your hands, and you need a plumber ASAP.

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How to Know if It’s a Plumbing Emergency or Not

Monday, June 12th, 2023
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Time can be of the essence when there’s a plumbing emergency. You need to get professional help immediately! But what if you’re not sure? Is the plumbing problem you’re experiencing really an emergency, or can you wait and schedule a regular appointment with a plumber? Here are some tips for sorting that question out.

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3 Plumbing Emergencies You Can’t Ignore

Monday, May 15th, 2023
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There are times when you know something is wrong, but you put off dealing with it, perhaps hoping it will get better on its own, or perhaps waiting until it is more convenient to take care of it. When it comes to plumbing problems, some of them really can’t be ignored until a later date. Doing so could cause things to get much, much worse. Here are three examples of situations that can happen with your home plumbing that really must be fixed immediately.

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Eco-Friendly Plumbing Tips for Earth Day

Monday, April 17th, 2023
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Earth Day is the perfect time to reflect on how to be more conscious of how our actions affect the planet. As homeowners, doing so has two benefits.

Not only are you doing something that’s good for the Earth, but you’re also helping out your home and your wallet by adopting more environmentally friendly habits.

One of the most important ways to save money while reducing wastage is through water conservation. According to the EPA, the average American home uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home. Here are 6 ways you can make small changes to save a lot of water in your home.

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Why Your New Jersey Home Needs A Sump Pump

Tuesday, February 21st, 2023
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When heavy rains strike New Jersey, your home is prone to flooding in its lower levels.

Sump pumps are essential in our area to combat flash floods and the ensuing water damage that can occur.

If your home doesn’t have a sump pump, you can rely on our plumbers in Clifton, NJ for fast and professional sump pump installation. 

A sump pump is one of those things that you may only need once or twice in a lifetime. But when you do need it, you really need it.

It can be a lifesaver when extreme weather or a home disaster hits and you need to arm yourself against flooding and water damage.

Here’s what you should know about sump pumps and why they’re so important. 

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Why Professional Drain Cleaning Is Important

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

There’s a big difference between “professional drain cleaning” and just “drain cleaning.” Professional plumbers have access to a number of special tools that are different sizes, training, and experience in order to handle even the most clogged up drains. Homeowners, on the other hand, can sometimes spend hours upon hours trying to relieve even a moderate drain clog with no success. This is why we need to call attention to the difference.

We know that professional drain cleaning is more expensive than addressing a problem yourself. But when you spend ten hours and miss a day of work trying to relieve a stubborn clog, instead of calling a trained pro to get the job done in two, are you really saving that much money in the long run?

The answer is no, but we’ll get into the specifics below. To make a long story short—always trust a pro for plumbing in Clifton, NJ!

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What Causes a Drain Clog?

Monday, September 5th, 2022

For new and old homeowners alike, sometimes a drain clog can seem confusing. You didn’t necessarily put anything solid or rough down your drain, so how could it be clogging all of a sudden? Your pipes are in good shape and the last home inspection you had specifically mentioned that your home’s plumbing was in good condition. So … what gives?

Well, first of all, a home inspection or just a quick run-through of your pipes can’t see what’s inside of them. This is why an inspection can be misleading, since a drain system can be majorly clogged without it ever showing up except when you try to use the drain for an extended period of time. But the truth is that you might have accidentally clogged up your drain with materials that otherwise feel fine to flush. In this case, you might need drain cleaning in West Orange, NJ.

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5 Tips to Avoid Wasting Water This Summer

Monday, July 25th, 2022

Water is one of the best ways to stay cool and hydrated with temperatures reaching record-highs. We’re not here to “police” how much water anyone uses, but rather help you avoid paying too much for water that you end up wasting. After all, any water that leaks or sprays from an appliance that you’re not aware of is still going to come out of your pocket, so the more waste you limit, the better off you’ll be!

We use water in a lot of ways during the summer, from sprinkler systems to water our grass and plans, to hoses that specifically water our gardens and help us have fun on hot days. All of these systems require a plumber in Pine Brook, NJ if there are problems with them. Leaking hoses, sprinklers, and faucets should all be checked up on by a pro if needed.

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3 Steps to Follow for an Emergency Drain Clog

Monday, April 18th, 2022

If your drain clogs, it can sometimes feel like the whole world comes to a screeching halt. The plans you had later tonight, the comfortable shower you were going to take, or even the comfort food you were going to cook, all of it gets put on the backburner when a drain get clogged. For any handy people out there, or DIY-prone homeowners, it can be an obsession. Move over Moby Dick, this clogged drain is your new white whale!

All jokes aside, it can be stressful and we’re here to help. Today, we’re going to make things simple by splitting a clogged drain emergency into 3 easy steps. If you follow these steps, then you’re going to be in good shape no matter how bad the clog is or how unprepared you were.

Just remember to stay away from drain cleaning chemicals, and call our team for drain cleaning in West Orange, NJ when the time comes!

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