Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Stop Frozen Pipes Before They Start

Monday, October 5th, 2015

We’re still in the early stages of fall here in Bergen County, NJ, but winter will be here before you know it, and with those cold temperatures come a host of concerns for responsible homeowners. Not least among those is frozen pipes, which can burst your plumbing and cause all manner of serious problems. Certainly, you can hire a qualified plumber to fix burst pipes when they appear. But far better than going through that hassle and expense is to stop frozen pipes before they start. We’ve included a brief list of suggestions here, many of which can be implemented now, before the temperatures get too cold. (more…)

3 Ways to Detect Problems With Your Plumbing

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Your plumbing system is one of the most important parts of your home: providing clean, safe water for drinking, cooking and cleaning. When problems arise, you need to get them treated right away. But not every plumbing problem announces itself as obviously as you’d like. With the toilet backs up or the sink won’t turn on, it’s easy enough to summon a plumber. But problems such as pinhole leaks can act behind the scenes, where you aren’t aware of them, and by the time you notice them, they’ve cost you quite a bit of money in damages. Here in Bergen County NJ, there are qualified plumbing services than can handle any issue, but you need to know there’s a problem before you can contact them. Here’s 3 ways to detect problems with your plumbing. (more…)

What Should I Keep in Mind When Remodeling My Kitchen?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

A kitchen remodeling project can be an amazing experience, transforming one of the most important spaces in the house into the kitchen you always wanted it to be. Here in Bergen County, NJ, there are plumbing services available to consult and plan your remodeling project with you before installing new pipes and fixtures to match your plans. The more preparation you can do with them, the fewer problems you will encounter and better off your final remodeling will be. Here are some things to keep in mind when remodeling your kitchen. (more…)

3 Common Sump Pump Problems

Monday, August 31st, 2015

A sump pump is placed in the basement or crawlspace of your home, there to pull water out of the household and keep your property safe from the ravages of flooding. This is of especial concern here in Bergen County, NJ, where flooding is a common occurrence and the next heavy rain could wreak havoc on your home. But once your new sump pump is installed, you have to watch out for problems just as you would with any other major appliance. The worst thing that could happen is for you to turn on your pump as the water starts rising, only to find out that it has a serious repair issue. Good maintenance can prevent this, but it helps if you understand the nature of sump pump problems before calling them in.  Here are 3 of the most common: (more…)

What Are Your Bathroom Sink Options?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, the possibilities can be intoxicating. You have the ability to fully transform your space into whatever you wish, and that includes key fixtures like your bathroom sink. You need to take care, however, to make sure that your pie-in-the-sky dreams still match practical reality. You’re going to need to use that sink every day, after all, and as such it needs to be easy to use as well as aesthetically pleasing. It helps if you have a basic idea of your bathroom sink options before you start the remodeling. We’ve outlined the most popular options below. (more…)

3 Common Problems with Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Tankless water heaters offer a number of advantages over traditional tanked models. They provide water on demand instead of storing it in a tank, which means that the hot water arrives instantly and never runs out. They cost less to operate than tanked models do, and they take up a great deal less space to boot. But like any other appliance, tankless water heaters run into trouble from time to time, and Bergen County, NJ residents should learn to look out for the telltale signs that something isn’t quite right. Here are 3 common problems with tankless water heaters that owners should look out for. (more…)

3 Signs of Trouble with Your Water Heater

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Most of us don’t notice our water heaters except when there’s an emergency. They’re a common sight in homes throughout Bergen County, NJ, but they’re usually tucked away in the basement or garage, quietly doing their jobs while get on with our lives. That means that trouble can often catch homeowners by surprise. You can help prepare for problems with your water heater by scheduling regular maintenance sessions, and by looking out for signs of trouble when they appear. Here’s a quick list of 3 of them to show you what we mean. (more…)

Signs of Trouble with Your Sewer Line

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

No one wants to think about it. Your sewer line – the one buried beneath your yard and charged with removing waste from your home and into Bergen County NJ’s various civic sewer systems – is encountering problems. An issue with your sewer line is particularly vexing because they’re hard to spot and even hard to access and solve. Nevertheless, ignoring the problem isn’t going to make it go away, and the sooner you can address it the better. The good news is that a good plumber service can perform repairs for you using modern techniques that make the job much less troublesome. But before you can call them, you need to be able to spot signs of trouble with your sewer line. Here’s a few tips to help. (more…)

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…)