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

3 Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, June 12th, 2017

tankless-water-heaterWater heaters are a staple of modern life, providing clean hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. We’re accustomed to traditional tank water heaters in most homes, with their long cylindrical tubes holding hot water, and that system is safe and effective in most cases. But it’s not the only type of water heater out there and depending upon your circumstances, you may benefit from an alternative model.

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Is There a Problem with Your Garbage Disposal?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

plumber-fixing-garbage-disposalThe garbage disposal is one of the unsung heroes of your home, helps to grind up food before releasing it down the drain. Indeed, they’re often so reliable and effective that when problems arise, they can often catch you by surprise. Only a trained technician should try to fix a garbage disposal. It takes training and experience and laymen who attempt it can make the problem worse or even suffer injury themselves.

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3 Things to Consider With a Bathroom Remodeling Project

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

bathroom-plumbing-remodelingBathroom remodeling projects can be very exciting and spring is the ideal time to plan for them, when the weather is agreeable and you can prepare for the operation at leisure. A reliable plumber with experience in remodeling can be your best friend during a bathroom remodeling project, helping you combine practical necessity with aesthetic impressions to provide an ideal new space in the place of your old wonky bathroom.

Every home is different and thus every remodeling project has unique needs and concerns. In general, however, there are 3 major things you should take into consideration and discuss with your contractor before beginning work on the project.

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How to Spot Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Monday, May 1st, 2017

plumbing-faucetPlumbing leaks rank among the most common problems faced by homeowners. Pipes are designed to last a long time, but age and pressure take their toll, and you never know when a leak might spring up. Trained plumbers can correct the problem very quickly in most cases, and you should always let someone with the proper licensing and experience handle plumbing issues of this nature. But the plumber can’t fix the problem unless you realize there’s a problem to be dealt with, and when it comes to plumbing leaks, that can be harder than it seems.

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Does Your Sewer Line Need Work?

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Sewer-LineThe sewer line is the main line connecting your household plumbing to the civic sewer system. All of the drains from your sinks and tubs lead to it, making it an invaluable conduit for removing waste safely and effectively. The sewer line is usually buried beneath your property, allowing it to do its job safely and efficiently. When trouble arises, however, it can be difficult to spot the problem. Leaks and clogs often stay hidden until the damage becomes extensive, and reaching the sewer line itself can be a trying task.

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Check The State of Your Water Heater This Spring

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Winter snow has finally give way to spring rains, and here in the New Jersey area, that means spring renovation and cleaning is underway in many households. In between the dusting, vacuuming and checking on various household appliances, take time to give your water heater a look. Water heaters do their jobs quietly and without fuss, and since they’re often located in out-of-the-way locations like the basement or garage. But that can make it very hard to notice signs of trouble, and by the time symptoms show up, it could very well be too late. Spring cleaning makes an excellent opportunity to give your water heater a close look and see if it needs some attention.

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Outdoor Drainage Solutions for Spring

Monday, March 20th, 2017

With last week’s hullabaloo over Stella fading into the background, the time has come to look forward to spring, and by all indications, it looks to be a wet one. This is of special concern for homeowners with lawns and years, which can easily become flooded by heavy winter rains. A proper drainage system will help alleviate the problem. Otherwise, you could be looking at stagnant puddles and flooding: creating countless headaches and repair bills. The good news? A qualified plumbing service can apply effective outdoor drainage solutions for your property.

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How to Treat a Stopped-Up Sink

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Leaky Faucet | Bergen County | BZ DependableNo one likes that feeling of turning on a sink only to watch water pool up at the bottom and stay there. Clogs in sinks are among the most common problems plumbers need to deal with, and both bathrooms and kitchen sinks can be affected. In most cases, that arises from materials put down the sink. Either way, it’s a problem that needs resolving quickly, and in most cases, a professional plumber is the best way to do so.

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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.

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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.

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