BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Move Quickly When You Discover a Slab Leak

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

You may have heard the term slab leak before, probably spoken of in ominous tones. They rank among the most difficult plumbing problems to address, though more for their location than any specific issue in and of itself. After all, plumbing leaks are quite common, and any plumber in the Bergenfield, NJ area that can’t deal with one probably needs to find another career. But slab leaks are located beneath the concrete foundation of your home, porch or pool; in some cases, they are actually embedded in the concrete. That can provide great protection from damage, but when a leak opens up in such a spot, it can go for weeks or months before being detected. In the interim, it can cause severe damage to the concrete, eventually leading to cracks or worse. What started out as a simple leak can soon become a nightmare for your home.

Continue Reading

Why Choose a Professional for Plumbing Service?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Winters in Teaneck, NJ see their share of plumbing problems: everything from frozen pipes to clogged drains to full-bore pipe replacement. If you own a home, you might be very handy with do-it-yourself projects, and feel that you can tackle plumbing problems as well. Unless the issue can be solved with a simple plunger, that’s usually a big mistake. Professional plumbers bring a great deal to the equation that even the most adept laymen simply can’t.

Continue Reading

How to Prepare Your Plumbing for the Holidays

Monday, December 5th, 2016

The holidays are officially here in Bergenfield, NJ, and that means a number of us will be going out of town to celebrate with family, or just to get away from a few days. Cold weather and similar issues have the potential to wreak havoc with your plumbing system, and if there’s no one home to stem the damage, it can get quite severe in some cases. An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure, and if you can prepare your plumbing system before you leave for the holidays, it could save you a great deal of trouble. Here’s a quick list of steps to follow that can help ensure no trouble comes knocking while we’re out of town.

Continue Reading

Watch What You Toss Down Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Thanksgiving has come to Teaneck, NJ and with it comes increased food preparation as homeowners get ready to host friends and family for Turkey Day. We see a huge upswing in clogged kitchen drains this time of year, which isn’t surprising considering all of the cooking everyone is doing.

Most of those clogs could have been prevented, however, with just a little foresight on the homeowner’s part. When preparing meals this holiday season, watch out for the following foodstuffs, and toss them in the garbage instead of down the drain.

Continue Reading

How to Winterize Your Home Plumbing

Monday, October 10th, 2016

With winter on the way here in Bogota, NJ, the time has come to get your home ready for the cold weather. All indications suggest that this winter will be one of the coldest on record, and by properly winterizing your home plumbing system, you can be assured of handling it with minimal risk of problems. Considering the damage that burst pipes and other winter issues can do, it’s far better to be safe than sorry. Here’s a quick list of some steps you can take to winterize your home plumbing.

Continue Reading

What are the Benefits of Video Camera Inspection?

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Once upon a time, all you needed to fix any plumbing problem in Teaneck, NJ was a set of wrenches and a little elbow grease. Times have changed, and while the principles of plumbing have stayed the same, the specifics have gotten a lot more complicated. The good news is that the tools have evolved to meet the changing needs of your plumbing system, and good plumbers keep up to date on the latest equipment at their disposal.

Continue Reading

Address the Specific Clog

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Clogs are a common problem in most Teaneck, NJ homes, and provided you get them treated properly, they’re not a huge cause for concern. But that equation is often trickier than it sounds. Most clogs are very different from each other, and yet store-bought solutions tend to adopt the same technique for resolving all of them. This results in incomplete clog cleaning, which means the trouble is apt to reappear just a short time later. When your pipes back up, you need to address the specific clog, and you can’t do that with a one-size-fits-all solution.

Continue Reading

What to Look for in a Plumber

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Bogota, NJ has plenty of plumbers in the area, most very qualified and able to do the job with a reasonable amount of efficiency. As with any city, however, there are plenty of fly-by-nighters as well, plus companies that do just enough to get the job done and no one iota more. When you call in a plumber, you want to make sure the job gets done right the first time, and that it doesn’t return to plague you a few weeks or months down the road. In the end, you need to decide for yourself what to look for in a plumber, but we’ve included a few handy tips to help guide your search.

Continue Reading

Never Attempt Plumbing Repairs Yourself

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Englewood, NJ sees its share of plumbing problems every year, and spring seems to be when they arrive the most often. Homeowners are getting their first look at the wear and tear inflicted by winter, and when problems arise, they tend to do so at this time of year. Enterprising do-it-yourselfers may be tempted to conduct plumbing repairs themselves, but we usually recommend against it. Even the most benign problems benefit from the professional touch, and there are factors involved that make it more cost effective to let a licensed plumber take care of it. Here’s a few reasons why you should never attempt plumbing repairs yourself.

Continue Reading

Trenchless Technology Makes Sewer Line Repair Easier

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Here in Hillsdale, NJ, problems with your sewer line used to mean big trouble. The damage itself – whether a clog, a leak or general corrosion – wasn’t all that difficult to repair, but getting to the problem area could be a major hassle. You needed to dig down to it, which meant expensive construction equipment and longer man hours, then cover it up again when the repairs or replacement had been made. That became doubly problematic in the winter, when the ground was frozen, and even when it all went according to plan, you were left with a devastated yard that needed major work to look presentable again.

Continue Reading