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How to Avoid a Frozen Pipe

Monday, December 9th, 2019

busted-copper-pipeIt might still be fall, but we’re full sails ahead into the winter weather here in Reading, MA. If you’ve been outside at all in the last few weeks, you know that it’s freezing cold. One thing that should be at the forefront of your mind is keeping your pipes safe. Sometimes you’re going to run into a pipe freeze—after all, we live in Massachusetts. This isn’t something you have to expect every winter though. It’s something that you can prepare for and work around.

We’ve compiled the best plumbing tips for winter weather below. If things still go awry and you need a plumber in Reading, MA, you can get in touch with the professionals on our team. Make sure that you keep your pipes safe with the help of our team.

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A Good Plumbing Company Can Help with Leak Detection

Monday, November 13th, 2017

plumbing-repair-servicesFew problems are more pernicious in a home plumbing system than leaks. They can occur anywhere in the system and therefore are often hidden from view. For every length of pipe under the sink, there are dozens more in the walls or under the floor–hidden from sight. Leaks in those parts of the system can go on for weeks or even months if left undetected, and with the weather getting colder, now is the time to make sure your plumbing is in ship shape.

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Call on a Commercial HVAC Service to Get Your System Ready for Winter

Monday, October 30th, 2017

commercial-hvac-servicesNew England winters are as fierce as they come, and this winter looks to be no exception. Your heating system is going to be called upon to function morning noon and night, and commercial HVAC systems are no less vital in that regard. In fact, they’re probably even more important, not only because most of us spend at least part of our day in an office, school or commercial space, but because a comfortable environment is vital to keeping your business operating. A good commercial HVAC service, with technicians experienced in commercial systems, can be your best friend when getting your system ready for the winter.

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The Importance of Efficiency When Buying a New Heater

Monday, September 25th, 2017

installing-new-heaterThe arrival of autumn means increased heating use, and if your old heater was on its last legs, then now is the perfect time to install a new system. Doing so in the fall instead of the winter gives you plenty of time to plan for the operation, and work with your service technician to determine the exact parameters your new heater should feature.

Among the first and most important aspects you should consider is the overall efficiency of the new heater. Making sure it suits your home’s needs may be trickier than you think, but with the help of a trained technician and the proper preparations, you can find the efficiency levels you need.

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Are Your Ducts Leaking?

Monday, August 21st, 2017


Central heating and air conditioning systems depend upon a system of ducts to do their jobs. The central units cool the air in the summer, then blow it through the ducts to the various rooms in your home. The ducts are usually located behind the walls, in our attic, and other out-of-the-way locations which allow them to do their jobs without getting in the way of your household. But that can make it difficult to spot when leaks or other issues crop up. The good news is that air conditioning technicians can address the problem of leaking ducts quickly and efficiently. But before they can do that, you need to be able to spot the signs that something is wrong.

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Spring Means It’s Time to Check Your Generator

Monday, May 1st, 2017

whole-house-generatorA generator can be a lifesaver when Mother Nature decides to take wind and cut off the power. The last thing you need is to find out that your generator system needs repairs in the middle of a crisis when reliable electricity is absolutely essential. Winter storms can often knock out the power here in New England, but so too can summer floods and electrical storms. With the coming of spring comes the time to schedule a maintenance session for your whole-house generator.

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Consider a Dehumidifier This Spring

Monday, March 13th, 2017

We’re emerging from a long winter, but with spring right around the corner, temperatures are going to start to climb. With them comes higher humidity levels, and by the time summer hits, our Reading, MA atmosphere is going to resemble a swamp. That puts a great deal of strain on air  conditioning systems, which can handle high humidity, but only crudely and using a great deal of unnecessary energy to boot.

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Why Is Too Much Heat Bad for Your Furnace?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

It’s hard to think of excessive heat being a bad thing, especially here in Reading, MA with winter in full force. But overheating is a common issue with gas furnaces, and can be caused by a number of different issues.

Thankfully, most modern furnaces will automatically turn the system off before excess heat causes too much damage, which alerts you to the problem as well as sparing you from higher repair bills. But that still leaves you with a furnace that struggles to function, and with temperatures as cold as they are, that could leave your home and family in serious trouble. The faster you address the problem, the better.

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What’s Clogging My Bathroom Fixture?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Bathroom clogs are a common service call for plumbers here in the Reading, MA area. It’s the part of the home that receives the most traffic, as well as the part where you get ready for your day and finish up at night before heading to bed. As such, a clog or back-up in your plumbing there can really slow you down, and you need to get it treated quickly lest you find yourself unable to use your bathroom the way you need to. Bathroom clogs tend to appear in one of the fixtures: the sink, the toilet and the show or bath.  It helps if you understand what causes those clogs and why, so you can monitor what you wash down your bathroom drains. The causes of clogs in your bathroom can include, but is not limited to, the following:

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