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These Are Water Heater Emergencies

Monday, August 20th, 2018

water-heaterIt’s one thing for your water heater to stop working one day (unless you like washing your dishes with cold water). But it’s another thing entirely for your water heater to leak or even burst.

Unfortunately, with water heaters, a leak isn’t something you can just patch up—it means the end of your water heater. Likewise, a water heater burst is just as dangerous as it sounds. Before that can happen, we’ll tell you what to look out for.

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What Are Copper Pinhole Leaks?

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

two-copper-tubesCopper piping is widely used and recommended today. In fact, if you’re still using galvanized steel or cast iron, the first thing you should do is call a Newton, MA plumbing service to have that replaced immediately. Copper has been used in plumbing for the last 70 years, and for good reason.

It remains one of the most corrosion-resistant and long-lasting materials for plumbing, and it can be installed easier than other kinds of materials, making it an ideal choice for both consumer and plumber.

Of course, like any other material on this earth, copper piping isn’t indestructible. Today, we’ll tell you about pinhole leaks, a problem with copper piping that may occur after several years of use. Educate yourself now on the early warning signs so that you can take action later.

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Hire a Plumber to Fix Your Garbage Disposal

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

plumbing-repair-servicesFew appliances in the home are more often used than your garbage disposal, attached to your kitchen sink and charged with grinding up food waste to allow it to slip easily down your drain pipes. Garbage disposals are vital to preventing serious clogs in your plumbing, but like any other appliance, they can run into trouble from time to time. When they do, an enterprising entrepreneur might be convinced to attempt to repair or replace it themselves. In most cases this is a huge mistake, and you can do much better hiring a plumbing service instead of fixing your garbage disposal yourself. Why? Read on for the answers.

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Plumbing Services Can Install a Sump Pump

Monday, April 16th, 2018

sump-pump-installationWith the coming of spring comes rains and the risk of flooding to  New England, and we’ve all seen how powerful and damaging hurricanes can be in recent years. Everything you can do to protect your home from storm damage is money well spent. Most of the time, people think of this as things like storm shutters, and those are certainly important components for your home to have.

But water has a way of slipping into your home regardless of such measures, and to stop flooding on your property, you usually need a sump pump or similar device installed by a qualified technician. Now is an ideal time to schedule an installation session. Or, if you have a sump pump already, you should get it checked and possibly repaired (if need be) before you have need of it. Either way, a good plumber can help you out

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Trenchless Plumbing Services Address Sewer Line Issues

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

trenchless-plumbing-technologyNot so long ago, problems with the sewer line were a huge hassle for homeowners. A breach or clog in the line could back up drain pipes in the entire house and create a host of other issues as well. Treating such problems usually involved extensive digging to unearth the pipe and fix the issue. That meant renting expensive construction equipment and hiring additional workers to do the job. The operation could take days, and when it was done, you usually had a terrible mess to deal with in your yard.

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Is Your Water Heater in Need of Repairs?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

water-heater-repairWater heaters, particularly traditional tank water heaters, are a staple of most homes in the area, and are absolutely vital to keeping your home running. Hot water is essential to cooking and cleaning, especially in the winter when the weather is cold and you need the water heater to do its job. Tank water heaters are usually very quiet, and they typically are placed in quiet out-of-the-way spots in your home, such as the basement. That’s one of the reasons why the tank model of water heating is so popular.

Unfortunately, that can be a double-edged sword in many cases. Because the system is so quiet and occupies spots that rarely see much activity in your home, problems with our water heater have a way of sneaking up on you. By the time you notice that something’s wrong, the damage could be extensive, and in many cases, it might mean replacing the whole water tank instead of just repairing it. If you want to prevent that and keep your water heater safe, you need to know if it’s in need of repairs as soon as humanly possible.

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Ask Your Plumber if a Tankless Water Heater Is Right for You

Monday, February 5th, 2018

tankless-water-heaterHot water is an absolute necessity of life, and for that, you need a good quality hot water heater. That’s especially true in the winter when the weather gets cold and hot water is needed more than ever.

Most of us are accustomed to traditional tank water heaters, which use the tall cylinders filled with water for the plumbing of our homes. But they’re not the only kind of water heater out there, and depending on your needs, an alternative may be a better idea. Tankless water heaters cost more to install, but can make a big difference in a number of ways for homes that are suited to it.

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When Do You Need Emergency Plumbing?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

plumbing-emergency-servicesNo one likes to think of having to deal with a plumbing emergency. The last thing any homeowner wants to deal with is an issue in the middle of the night or over the weekend when other tasks have your attention. But plumber issues can’t always wait, and unfortunately they don’t always choose normal business hours to take place. An emergency plumbing call may be a question of “when” rather than “if” for most homeowners in the area.

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Plumbing Services Should Always Be Used to Address Clogged Drains

Monday, January 15th, 2018

hybrid-water-heaterDrain clogs are a common issue with most plumbing systems: caused by foodstuffs and other materials that are inadvertently tossed down them. When that happens, most homeowners usually turn to the quick solution of storebought chemicals or perhaps a plumbing snake purchased over the counter. This is often a mistake. Calling in a professional plumber is usually the best way to deal with the issue.

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Plumbers Can Install an Automatic Shut-Off Valve in Your Home

Monday, December 11th, 2017

automatic-shut-off-valveWinter is coming, and that means freezing cold weather will descend upon your home. A good heating system can keep you warm and comfortable, but other aspects of the household require attending to as well. Frozen pipes and burst pipes, in particular, are a danger this time of year. And they can strike without warning at any time: even in the middle of the night or while you and your family are away for the holidays. That can turn a comparatively minor household nuisance into a major problem in the blink of an eye.

The best solution to such an issue is to have a trained plumber install an automatic shut-off valve in your home. While it takes a proper plumber with the right training to do so, it can make all the difference in the world when trouble comes calling. Now is an ideal time to schedule an installation, before the temperatures get too cold.

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