Cooling Unlimited, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

How to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies over the Holidays

Monday, December 4th, 2023
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Plumbing emergencies are always a big hassle, no matter when they happen. But during the holiday season when you might have guests over or be trying to prepare a big meal, they’re even worse.

Since dealing with a plumbing emergency once it occurs is so much trouble, we’d like to help you take some steps to avoid these emergencies altogether.

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4 Common Summer Plumbing Emergencies

Monday, August 28th, 2023
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We all know about the worst plumbing emergency winter has to offer: frozen, burst pipes. But other seasons have their risks as well. During the summer, there are unique strains on various parts of our plumbing systems. If you know what to look out for, you can prevent some of these issues from occurring, or at least catch them promptly and make sure they get addressed when they do occur. Here are four of the plumbing emergencies you’re most likely to encounter during the summer.

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Kitchen Sink Problems that Need a Plumber

Monday, April 10th, 2023
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Oh no! Something’s wrong with the kitchen sink! Should you call a plumber right away? Well, maybe. But there might be something you can try yourself first. We’ll go over the common plumbing problems that plague kitchen sinks, give tips for resolving some yourself, and point out when plumbers are necessary.

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5 Plumbing Emergencies That May Surprise You

Monday, February 27th, 2023
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Nobody ever wants to have a plumbing emergency in their home. When you hear that phrase, you’re probably thinking of things like overflowing toilets, completely clogged sinks, or burst pipes dramatically spraying a geyser of water into your house. But there are other things that definitely constitute an emergency. Here are five situations that might be very unexpected but do indeed mean that you need emergency plumbing services.

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How to Fix a Toilet That Never Stops Flushing

Monday, January 16th, 2023
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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.

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What Should (and Shouldn’t) Go Down Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, December 5th, 2022
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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.

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Don’t Put That In Your Garbage Disposal!

Monday, October 24th, 2022

kitchen-sink-garbage-disposalGarbage 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.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Fall and Winter

Monday, September 12th, 2022

burst-frozen-pipeThere 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.

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When to Call an Emergency Plumber

Monday, August 1st, 2022

plumber-smiling-at-workWhile it’s tricky to predict exactly when you’re going to need plumbing repairs, determining when a problem requires a call to an emergency plumber in Lynnfield, MA may feel even more difficult.

We don’t want you to have to hesitate. To help, we’ve provided a few cases when you’ll want to call an emergency plumber to mitigate any damage to your home and prevent your plumbing issues from disrupting your household.

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Do You Need Toilet Repair?

Monday, April 11th, 2022

The toilet is an integral part of the home. Without it, the entire plumbing system is useless and we’d have to take care of business outside. It’s used everyday by everyone in the house, so it’s natural that wear and tear will warrant toilet repair in Boston, MA. And when something goes wrong, it can be more than inconvenient and shake up the entire flow of your day.

Sometimes, people get used to the nuances of how their toilet works. But some problems are a clear sign that it’s time to call a repairman or get a new bowl installed. Here are the top signs that your toilet is in need of repair.

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