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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 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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Is a Plumber Necessary for That Drain Clog?

Monday, November 20th, 2017

drain-water-drainingWe’re big fans of all the crafters, woodworkers, and general do-it-yourselfers out there. When you can look up a solution for a home problem and have it fixed relatively quickly, why call in a handyman to help?

We don’t typically encourage DIY work for large plumbing problems, but there are even some things that seem complicated you can handle yourself: resetting the garbage disposal, cleaning the aerator when there’s no water pressure, and even unclogging a drain. Some drain clogs have simple solutions, or at least a solution that does not require costly equipment or professional drain cleaning. But that doesn’t apply to all drain clogs. How do you know the difference?

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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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When Is It Time to Replace Your Water Lines?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

pipe-leak-crack-waterThere’s no more important resource for your home than water. Having fresh, clean water come into our homes at the turn of a handle is something we all expect, and rightfully so, but there may come a time when this is not as reliable as it’s always been.

The water lines running underneath your property are built tough, in order to withstand the high flow of water moving into your home over the years. But at some point, they will need to be replaced.

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Tips for Getting Your Sump Pump Ready for Spring

Monday, April 10th, 2017

sump-pump-basementYou deserve to be excited for warmer weather and springtime clothing. However, you shouldn’t neglect preparing your home for a season that brings beautiful scenery, but potentially disastrous consequences for your home. April showers bring may flowers, but they can also bring flooding to your home. That’s why you have a sump pump in place—but is it really ready for spring?

You should not count on a sump pump working properly if you have not put in the work to ensure it will run correctly. Get your sump pump ready for spring with tips from plumbers in Montclair, NJ, and call our team for more information about our helpful home services!

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5 Things You May Not Know about Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, 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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Why You Should Join a Maintenance Program in the New Year

Monday, 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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