Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

How Do Sump Pumps Work?

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Bergen County, NJ is a rainy place, and we’re used to dealing with periodic flooding in our basements and homes. Sudden rains can overwhelm our sewage systems, creating unexpected floods that can catch homeowners by surprise. A sump pump is an ideal way to address that issue, collecting floodwaters that gather in your basement and safely transporting them out of your home. How do sump pumps work? We’ve provided a quick outline below, which should demonstrate how useful they are. (more…)

3 Ways to Prevent Drain Clogs

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Drain clogs care among the most common problems encounters by homeowners in their plumbing. Nothing can be more disconcerting than watching the water in your kitchen or bathroom sink backing up into the basin. Here in Bergen County, NJ, you can (and should) count on quality plumbers to handle any drain clog, but even better than calling the right repair service is preventing the clog from happening in the first place. Here are 3 ways to do that. (more…)

3 Advantages to Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Most residents of Bergen County, NJ, are accustomed to getting their hot water the traditional way: through a large tanked water heater in their basement or garage. There’s nothing wrong with such a system, which provides reliable hot water for comparatively little expense, and indeed most homes in the area still use tanked systems. But there are other options available, notably tankless systems which heat the water via coils as they pass through the pipe on the way to your shower or faucet. The system isn’t right for everyone, but households with the right fit can benefit greatly from the technology.  Here are 3 advantages to tankless water heaters that you should consider before making a purchase: (more…)

The Advantages of Video Pipe Inspection

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Plumbing used to be a game of presumptions and detective work. When someone’s pipes encountered problems, the plumber had to go searching the system for the source of the problem. Educated guesswork played a large role and it could take a great deal of time to figure out exactly where the source of the trouble could be. How times have changed! As technology has advanced, plumbing has caught up, and what used to be a tremendous chore has now become a very simple process. We have video pipe inspection to thank for that: a technique could save you a great deal when the time comes to fix your plumbing. (more…)

3 Ways to Spot a Plumbing Leak

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Plumbing leaks are a significant problem, and no one wants to wake up to find water all over their kitchen floor. But the worst leaks are those that escape detection: breaching behind your walls or underground somewhere where you can’t actively spot it. Here in Bergen County, NJ, spring and summer are the ideal time to address such issues, when the weather is warm and the ground between you and the broken pipe isn’t frozen solid. But before you treat the leak, you need to learn to notice it and call for professional assistance. Here are 3 ways to spot a plumbing leak that you should watch for: (more…)

Reasons to Consider Using the Krystal Klear Whole House Water Filtration System

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Having clean water throughout your home isn’t luxury, it’s a necessity. If you’ve been concerned about the quality of your water, or just want the ability to have the cleanest water possible in your home, you may want to consider the installation of a water filtration system. The experts at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc., can install just about any water filtration system around, but the one we specialize in is the whole house Krystal Klear water filtration system. This system is unlike any other water filtration product available for homes and businesses, and offers a number of benefits that you may not get with other types of whole home water filtration systems.

What Is the Krystal Klear Water Filtration System?

The Krystal Klear water filtration system uses two proprietary components to thoroughly clean your home’s water: a coconut-shell granular activated carbon and KDF-55. The device itself is about the height of a water tank, although much more narrow, and contains an electronic meter at the top, a distributor tube that runs from top to bottom, the KDF-55 filter, the granular carbon and at the bottom of the tank, the patented CyclonicRinse technology.

How Does It Work?

Water enters the tank through an inlet valve and is filtered through the KDF-55 layer and then the carbon layer. The two filters create a dual-action system that uses both absorption and oxidation to remove harmful contaminants from your water. The newly-filtered water at the bottom of the tank is then circulated back into your home’s water supply via the distributor tube.

Benefits

There are a number of benefits that the Krystal Klear water filtration system offers your home:

  • Removes VOCs (volatile organic compounds), chemicals, arsenic, poisons, pesticides, herbicides, solvents and MTBE from your home’s water
  • Removes heavy metals such as nickel, copper, mercury and aluminum
  • KDF-55 filter inhibits bacterial growth in the filter media
  • Doesn’t need a brine tank
  • Guaranteed no maintenance for the first 5 years thanks to the CyclonicRinse technology

The Krystal Klear water filtration system can keep the water throughout your home clean for years to come. Call us today and see what this system can for your Bergen County, NJ, home!

Do My Pipes Need Replacing?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Modern plumbing systems are necessary for any home or business to function. And while they’re designed to last a number of years, unfortunately, at some time or another, even the best laid pipes can fail. When this happens to you, you’ll need to schedule replacement services for parts of pipes or possibly for your entire plumbing system. But how do you know when it’s time?

For the most part, when your New Milford plumbing system is running into trouble, you should call on an expert to best determine the next course of action.

Signs to look out for

There are a few things you may want to look out for when you are trying to determine whether your pipes need replacement. In general, however, you should trust a plumbing professional to inspect the pipes and make the final decision with you.

  • Low water pressure – If the water pressure in your home is not up to your standards, it may be due to leaks and holes throughout the water supply pipes. When leaks begin to affect the water pressure in your home noticeably, it’s usually a sign that there are larger leaks along the pipes or perhaps that there are several smaller leaks. In either case, it may be due to corrosion, a problem that will require immediate repiping services.
  • Material – You may need to replace pipes even if they don’t appear to be running into trouble if they are made from galvanized steel. Galvanized steel is a material that was retired for plumbing systems decades ago because of their proclivity towards rust and corrosion. Even if you’ve never had a problem before, there’s still a chance that your pipes may run into trouble, so you may need to replace now to prevent the chances of a leak later on.
  • Old age – The age of your home may give you some indication as to the age of your pipes if you’re unsure. Pipes can last several decades, but only if they’re installed soundly, and if they receive proper maintenance from a trained professional. Usually, however, about 40-60 years means it’s time for your pipes to retire.

Call BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. when you need to find out whether your pipes can be salvaged or if replacement is a better option. Call us today to speak with honest, reliable experts about your plumbing in New Milford.

At BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we use the latest technology to inspect your plumbing, and we will give you an honest assessment of the state of your pipes.

Why You Need Professional Leak Detection

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Leaks: the Great Enemy of All Plumbing. Even a minute leak, no larger than a pinhole, can cause immense damage to a home and waste a few hundred gallons of water a year. But these are not the worst aspects of leaks. The major problem leaks present is… finding them in the first place.

When a pipe breaks and water floods out, or your sink faucet begins to annoyingly drip water, you’ll immediately know you have a problem and can call a plumber. But this only covers a few of the possible places where leaks can occur in your plumbing. The majority occur in spots out of sight: behind walls and under floorboards, beneath concrete slabs, hidden in unused rooms. The best way to find these disguised leaks is to hire a plumber skilled in leak detection and armed with the equipment to get the job done.

For plumbers to handle the leak detection that will rescue your plumbing in Westwood, NJ (and maybe rescue your home as well!), contact BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Professional leak detection

There are some signs to watch for that can indicate hidden leaks plaguing your pipes. Discolored spots on walls, slight warping in floorboards (watch for doors that become harder to close because of shifting boards), odd bulges under carpets, the growth of mold or mildew, and unexplained spikes in your water bills… all of these can warn that leaking is happening somewhere in your pipes, probably in multiple places.

Professional leak detection both locates where leaks are occurring and helps plumbers perform precision repairs that will cause the least amount of damage to your home’s building materials. Plumbers use sound equipment and pressure detection devices to pinpoint the leaks, then remove only enough construction material to reach the damaged pipe and seal the break. The plumbers won’t stop with the obvious repairs, however: they will examine your plumbing for other leaks that might have started and also deduce the reason the leaking started in the first place.

Leaking must be stopped as soon as possible

One of the great dangers of leaks in plumbing is that they are insidious. A single leak will grow, and it will cause other leaks to start. If a rise in water pressure was responsible, then the leaking problem will rapidly increase.

Even if a leak remains isolated, the development of standing water can destroy wood and drywall, and create an environment for the growth of mold and mildew that will speed up the rate of damage. And even the smallest leak will waste enough water to affect your utility bills.

Call BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. for the help with your plumbing in Westwood, NJ that will locate and stop leaks and prevent future leaking problems.

How to Care for Your Drains and Sewer

Monday, April 7th, 2014

There are a lot of components which make up your plumbing system. It can be a challenge to keep all of these components in the best working condition possible, due largely to the fact that so many of these components are completely hidden from view. Just because they are out of sight, though, does not mean that you can afford to push these components out of mind. If you are not able to properly dispose of wastewater from your home via your drain and sewer system, you are going to run into some serious problems. Fortunately, the professional plumbers at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating Inc. are here to help.

We have the tools and training that we need to ensure that your drains and sewer line in Westwood, NJ are in the great condition necessary to performance properly. One great asset is our video pipeline inspection services. By using specialized equipment, we can turn the very notion of “out of sight, out of mind” on its head. We can insert a flexible rod equipped with a video camera on its end into your piping system. This camera will feed back live video from within your pipes. This allows us to pinpoint any issues within those pipes so that we can resolve those issues promptly while eliminating any guesswork that would otherwise be necessary.

Another outstanding service that we have to offer is BioSmart drain treatment. BioSmart drain treatment is a non-toxic and environmentally-friendly way to clear drains. The enzymes and bacteria it contains will break down organic waste and grease, clearing clogs quickly and safely. While a drain snake has its uses, there are some situations where removing the entirety of a clog or buildup cannot be accomplished with a snake alone. In such instances,  call in a professional and explore other options.

To learn more about the issues that can develop with your drains and sewer in Westwood, NJ over time, call the pros at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating Inc. We want to ensure that you are able to enjoy the best performance possible from your wastewater disposal systems. Contact us today to schedule service with well trained, well equipped plumber.

How Plumbers Do Leak Detection

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Leaks are one of the most persistent, and difficult to locate, troubles that can afflict your home’s plumbing. Leaks as small as pinholes can cause serious problems for pipes and building material, leading to elevated water bills, reduced water pressure, mildew growth, and structural damage.

Locating a leak is often more difficult than fixing it, and to help you with this job you will need a trained, experienced plumber with the necessary equipment to zero in on where leaks are occurring behind walls and under floors.

For excellent leak detection in Tenafly, NJ, look to BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. and our certified professional plumbers.

The tools of leak detection

Sometimes plumbers can locate leaks visually through clues, such as cracks, damp spots on walls, floorboard warping, or spots of mildew. The majority of the time, however, they need to use listening equipment that can penetrate through material such as wood and stone to pick up the tiniest sounds of dripping water or changes in water pressure. With the right equipment and the skills to use it, a plumber can pinpoint a leak to a tiny area so that the minimal amount of digging, drilling, or disruption is necessary to access the leak and fix it.

Another tool that assists with leak detection is infrared sensors, which can pick up excess moisture in hidden areas. Plumbers also use video pipe inspection equipment—miniature cameras mounted on long, flexible fiber-optic cables—to look down into pipes where they suspect there may be leaks.

The combination of listening equipment, infrared sensors, and video pipe inspection cameras allows skilled plumbers to not only find leaks with precision, but to use the data to deduce the reason the leaking started. Fixing a leak is also about fixing what caused it in the first place.

Trust to professionals in leak detection

Consumers can purchase some high-end leak detection equipment through online retailers. However, the tools come with a large price tag and require special training to use and interpret their readings. But even if you could find these leaks on your own, the work needed to expose the leak and fix it is not the work for a hobbyist. Make the job easy for you and your plumbing: call up certified professional plumbers who have the right tools.

BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. has a staff of plumbers to help you with leak detection in Tenafly, NJ. Let us stop those leaks in your home’s plumbing before they turn into major problems.