Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

How to Respond to a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, February 1st, 2016

No one expects a plumbing emergency, and it seems as if they always arrive just at the point when you have a thousand other things going on. Here in Bergen County, NJ, we see emergency calls all the time, as cold weather leads to frozen pipes and other disasters that can wreak havoc on your home. Plumbing emergencies don’t always take place during business hours, and when the weather takes a turn as it did this past week, you need to be able to sit tight until the cavalry arrives. Here’s a few quick steps to take in the event of a plumbing emergency. (more…)

How to Prevent Clogs in Your Kitchen Sink

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Few fixtures in your Bergen County, NJ home are as important as the kitchen sink, where you prepare your meals and draw hot water for cleaning and sterilizing the kitchen. When a clog forms in the pipes, it can be a huge hindrance to the smooth functioning of your home. The good news is that a reliable plumbing service can take care of the problem, and indeed we always recommend calling in a pro rather than trying to unclog a stubborn back-up yourself. But an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure as they say, and if you can prevent clogs from forming in your kitchen sink, you can deftly avoid the entire issue. Here’s a few pointers to help you do so. (more…)

Modern Tools to Help Plumbers

Monday, January 11th, 2016

We’ve said it before and it bears repeating: always trust a professional plumber to handle trouble with your pipes instead of trying to resolve the problem yourself. The reasons for doing so are myriad, but they include access to high-end equipment that laymen simply can’t afford and wouldn’t need more than a few occasions in their lives. Technology has advanced in the plumbing field just as it has everywhere else, and here in Bergen County, NJ, we pride ourselves on taking advantage of it to help fix your plumbing problems the right way. Here’s a look at a few of the modern tools we use. (more…)

Always Trust a Professional Plumber

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Plumbing issues are among the most common any homeowner has to face, especially in the winter here in Bergen County, NJ where cold temperatures can wreak havoc with your pipes. An enterprising do-it-yourselfer may be tempted to try repairs themselves rather than call in a professional plumber. This can be a big mistake. The training and experience that comes with professional plumbing can’t be matched by even the most dedicated amateur, and trusting a licensed pro can end up saving you much more than performing the repairs yourself on the cheap. (more…)

How to Detect Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Winter is here in Bergen County, NJ, which means that leaks and similar issues with your plumbing become a major problem. Cold temperatures can exacerbate already damaged pipes, leading to trouble where you least suspect it. Burst pipes and similar obvious problems are bad enough, but even worse are hidden leaks in your crawlspaces or similar out-of-the-way locations, which can go weeks or months without detection and cause considerable damage in the process. You can help yourself out by knowing how to detect hidden plumbing leaks, then contacting a qualified plumbing technician immediately upon detecting the leak. (more…)

Never Throw These Foods Down the Drain

Monday, December 14th, 2015

When the holidays arrive, many homes in Bergen County, NJ, are kept busy preparing for friends and family to visit. That can involve a lot of cooking in your kitchen, which in turn can lead to a number of plumbing problems. No one wants to deal with a clog while entertaining relatives during the holidays, and while a professional plumber can usually deal with the problem it’s better to prevent it rather than dealing with it after it arises. It helps to identify certain foods that you should never throw down the drain, due to the damage they will cause. Most people know better than to throw bones or fruit pits down the drain. Here are a few others to add to the list. (more…)

Now Is the Time to Install a New Sump Pump

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Sump pumps often do their jobs in the spring and the summer, when we see heavy rains here in Bergen County, NJ and the risks of a flood in your home increase. That makes now the perfect time to install a new sump pump, when demand is down and you have the time to plan out an installation at leisure. Keeping your home safe and dry is what a sump pump is supposed to do, and with the time afforded you before the rains start next spring, you can ensure that such an investment is well worth your time and effort. (more…)

Why Does High Pressure in My Pipes Cause Problems?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Ideally, the water in your plumbing system should have a pressure of about 80 psi (pounds for square inch). It can usually handle brief periods where the pressure is higher but high pressure in your pipes is something to be avoided. This is true any time of year in Bergen County, NJ, but with winter on its way, the issue matters even more now. The good news is that you can do something about it with a quick phone call to a qualified plumber, but why does high pressure in your pipes cause problems? (more…)

How Can I Spot Tankless Water Heater Problems?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

There are many benefits to tankless water heaters, which eschew the traditional tank models in favor of heating the water directly via coils or burners placed alongside the pipes through which the water travels. They are more efficient than tank models and tend to cost less to boot. But like any other appliance, breakdowns do happen, and the sooner you notice that kind of trouble, the more quickly you can summon a qualified plumbing service here in Bergen County, NJ to handle it. “How can I spot tankless water heater problems?” you ask. We’ve listed some of the more obvious symptoms below. (more…)

How Do Backflow Prevention Devices Help Me?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

We live in Bergen Country, NJ, where plumbing has to face a host of problems created by heavy rains and similar issues beyond the average homeowner’s control. And unfortunately, in some cases, that means dealing with backflow. Thankfully, there’s a solution: the installation of a backflow prevention device in your plumbing system by a trained professional. With it, the serious problem of backflow is contained, and both your family and household can rest easy. How do backflow prevention devices help you? We’ve provided a quick primer below. (more…)