January 30th, 2023
The best heating system is one that you never have to think about. Sometimes, though, a little thinking ahead can save you a great deal of bother in the future. Since emergency repairs are definitely best avoided, it’s always easiest to start with a happy furnace and take some basic steps to keep it that way. If you want to make the most of your furnace’s performance without the need for frequent service, we’ve got some tips for you. However, if you do need furnace repair in Boston, MA, it’s always best to get it done as soon as possible.
January 16th, 2023
Perhaps this sounds familiar. You flush the toilet. After the bowl empties, it begins to refill. But even after you’ve finished washing and drying your hands, the sound of running water hasn’t stopped. You wait another minute or two, but it’s still going. What in the world is wrong? And what can you do about it?
A continuously running toilet is a very common plumbing problem, and because it is wasting a lot of water, you shouldn’t ignore it. We’ll cover the most common reasons for toilets to run after flushing, what you can do about it yourself, and when you should get professional plumbing help.
December 19th, 2022
If you see a small amount of water pooling below your water heater, you may be deeply concerned. Or, you may be thinking to yourself, “This is normal, I’ve seen this before and nothing was really wrong.” Which is the correct approach to take? Is it perfectly normal or a cause for concern when a small amount of water leaks from your water heater?
There are two factors in determining whether a leak coming from your water heater is really a problem: the amount of water and the location where it’s coming from. Let’s look at these two scenarios in more detail.
December 5th, 2022
It can be so useful to have a garbage disposal in your kitchen sink. It streamlines cleanup and makes dishwashing less of a hassle. Unfortunately, the term “garbage disposal” is a bit misleading. You definitely should never put any actual garbage down your sink! But the exact recommendations are a little more specific than that. If you’re concerned about what’s okay to put down your garbage disposal and what should be disposed of elsewhere, we’ve got a handy list for you.
November 21st, 2022
In this blog, we’ve urged you to prioritize having maintenance done on your heating system every year. However, simply telling you that it’s important to do doesn’t help you to understand the process. We’d like to prepare you for your heating maintenance appointment by giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at exactly what occurs during this critical service.
November 7th, 2022
Autumn in Massachusetts! It’s time for fall festivities, planning your Thanksgiving holiday, spending more time indoors, and turning up the heat to stay cozy. But what is that burning smell coming from the heater? Oh, no! Is it an emergency?
This is a common concern, and we’re happy to help you sort through what’s going on. It’s quite likely you can handle this yourself with a little guidance, but we’ll also cover what to do if you can’t resolve the problem and you do need heating repair in Boston.
October 24th, 2022
Garbage disposals are a convenient way to simplify kitchen clean-up. But unfortunately, the fact that they are commonly called garbage disposals is a bit misleading. There are a lot of things that should actually go straight to the trash can, and actual garbage—plastic wrappers, foil, lids, etc.—is top of that list.
How can you be sure which items are disposal-safe and which will cause a kitchen catastrophe? We can help you sort that out.
October 10th, 2022
Most people don’t think a whole lot about their heater, as long as it’s working. But of course, when a problem develops in any system, it’s better to catch it sooner, before the problem gets any bigger.
How can you tell when something is starting to go wrong with your heater, so you can have it repaired as promptly as possible? Your heater may signal a problem in a variety of ways. If you watch for these clues, you’ll be able to schedule an appointment for a professional to give it the care it needs.
September 26th, 2022
As you start to enjoy the relief from heat that autumn brings, and you use your air conditioner less and less, it may be tempting to imagine that winter is still far in the future. But you shouldn’t let the cold weather catch you unprepared.
If you schedule your furnace maintenance in Boston right away, you’ll be able to reap some significant benefits, and you can rest easy in the knowledge that your home is prepared for when that winter weather hits. What are those significant benefits, exactly? Here are seven reasons to schedule a fall inspection for your furnace now.
September 12th, 2022
There is very little that can derail your winter plans quite as badly as having your pipes freeze. When water freezes, it expands. You may have noticed this in an ice cube tray: the tops of the cubes are higher when they’re frozen than the level the water was at when it was liquid. When that water is stuck inside your plumbing when it freezes, with nowhere to go as it expands, it can burst the pipes! When it thaws again, that leaves you with a gushing leak. What a pain!
There are some simple steps you can take to make sure your pipes make it through the fall and winter months without freezing and bursting. If you start to keep these in mind now, it will be easy to follow through on them all winter.