MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Clifton’

Strange Things That Caused Clogged Drain Pipes

Monday, January 9th, 2023
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Sometimes a homeowner is hesitant to call for plumbing services out of embarrassment. There’s a problem with their plumbing and they think it’s their fault and want to try to fix it themselves to avoid having to call us

While these fears are unfounded, there have been instances where user error definitely caused the problem.

Every plumber has a story about a service call where they discovered something truly unusual clogging a drain. Here are some examples of items that are out of the ordinary, but that are unfortunately more common than you’d think.

By reading these cautionary tales, you can hopefully avoid the need for plumbing repairs and a potentially embarrassing moment.

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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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It’s Time to Beat the Heat

Monday, July 11th, 2022

If you look at the calendar and at the heat trends, it’s no wonder why we’re starting to talk about the heat in our blog. Temperatures are reaching their peak in the summer, and it’s only a matter of time before we get inundated with heatwaves and record-breaking temperatures that seek to make us uncomfortable. So, as your local HVAC professional, we’d like to take steps to help all of our customers.

First of all, if your air conditioner is broken down or in need of services, then give our team a call for help. We can provide you with specialized, fast AC repair in Clifton, NJ that will get the job done. However, depending on where you live, it can sometimes take a few minutes to a few hours for us to schedule you in and arrive at your home to help.

So, in the meantime, we urge you to follow our guide on some strategies to beat the heat!

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Trouble with Your Outside Faucets?

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Outside faucets are super handy. They’re necessary for gardening projects, and with the temperatures warming up in our area, you don’t want to run inside every time your plants require water. They’re fun for the family, with the help of sprinklers and pools to escape the summer heat. Overall, no home is complete without the addition of an outside faucet for easy access to water.

However, if your outside faucets are running into trouble, they can be very obnoxious to deal with. We’re going to try and do some troubleshooting and give you some explicit directions when it’s finally time to call a plumber in Clifton, NJ.

Don’t panic, outside faucet systems are relatively simple. While they might endure more weathering and problems that come from being outdoors, they’re still a plumbing system. We’ll always be able to help you with your plumbing.

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How Badly Do You Need Furnace Maintenance?

Monday, February 8th, 2021

How badly do you need to brush your teeth every night before going to bed? Or how badly do you need to replace the oil in your car every few thousand miles? These questions are a lot more complicated than they seem, and each person is going to answer them differently. Unfortunately, you’re better off listening to a dentist tell you about how often to brush your teeth, and you’re better off listening to us tell you about how importance furnace maintenance is.

Maintenance is a furnace service in Clifton NJ that can easily stop a majority of a heater’s repair needs before they surface. It’s a proactive way to look at your heater, just like brushing your teeth is a proactive way to avoid cavities. If you’re invested in the health and longevity of your heating system, and you’d like to avoid unnecessary repairs, then read on.

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If Your Plumber Says This, It Might Be Time for a New Plumber!

Monday, December 28th, 2020

We don’t mean to butt heads with “your guy.” Perhaps your previous plumber was a friend of yours, or maybe a family friend that has lived in the neighborhood for a long time. That’s great, and as members of this community too, we’re always happy when homeowners make those kinds of connections. However, when it comes to addressing your plumbing problems, any errors translate to money that goes streaming from your wallet.

We’re plumbing professionals, which means our main interest is in keeping your home plumbing in good shape. We want to save you money, provide alternative solutions when you need them, and overall help you when we can. This is just what professional plumbers in Clifton, NJ do. So, let’s talk about why some amateur plumbers out there could be telling you the wrong things to make an extra buck.

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Prepare for Heating Season with These Simple Tips

Monday, November 16th, 2020

The heating season is upon us! Since the invention of the combustible furnace, the heat pump, and other heating systems, the heating season has been the time when they are all put to the test. A heating unit might seem incredible, with some of the latest and greatest technology from around the world, but if it doesn’t heat your home comfortably, then it’s as good as garbage. While heaters are built sturdy and strong, it’s actually up to how they’re treated by their owners that really details how long they’ll last.

We’ve got a few tips for you to help your heater last through the season. If it has trouble, or if some of these tips don’t apply because your heater is acting strange, then perhaps it’s time to call us for heating repair in Clifton, NJ. We can get into why we’re the best at addressing these problems as well!

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5 Ways to Improve Your Plumbing Today

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

We get it, this is your last straw. You’ve been plunging your toilet, snaking your slow drains, and now nothing seems to be permanently getting better. What gives? Nobody else you know deals with nearly this much difficulty in their plumbing system.

Well, perhaps your neighbors and friends do, they just work with the right plumbing team to make things less stressful. A plumber in Clifton, NJ doesn’t have to be a last-minute call all the time, they can help with preventative maintenance and keeping your plumbing in good condition going forward.

Our team can be the one that helps you stay stress-free and keeps your plumbing running well. We’ll talk about five ways to improve your plumbing and why our team is the one to call. Seriously, don’t hesitate on this kind of service.

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Wind Down Your AC for the Year

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Let’s be honest, how many hot days are we going to see in October? How about the heatwaves in November? Here in New Jersey, things are about to get very chilly and unless your air conditioner is a heat pump, it’s time to put it into hibernation.

Does that mean you can just forget about it? Absolutely not! There are some things you should definitely do when it comes to cleaning up your HVAC in Clifton, NJ. Putting your air conditioner away for the season requires some thought. Otherwise, you’ll be disappointed when next summer rolls along and you encounter problems.

From last-minute repairs to keeping the area around your air conditioner clean and concise, you can help keep your AC system in good shape as we encounter the cold temperatures to come. Keep reading and make sure to print out or write down our end of the year AC checklist.

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Choose the Right Air Conditioner for Your Home

Monday, July 13th, 2020

The first thing people think of when they decide to take the plunge into home air conditioning is the central air conditioner. We get it, they’re the most common and some of the most affordable types of air conditioners on the market. There’s a good reason why many homes in our area utilize the technology of central air conditioning. However, they’re not the be-all-end-all of AC innovation—not by a long shot.

Today, we’re going to talk about some of the lesser-known types of air conditioning in Clifton, NJ. From ductless air conditioners to heat pumps, there exists a wide variety of AC types that you can take advantage of. If you’re looking for alternative solutions that both increase efficiency and effectiveness, then one of these systems might be perfect for your home. Keep reading and we promise you’ll be happy you took our advice.

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