Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

Is My Sewer Line Leaking?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

A sewer line leak used to be big trouble here in Dumont, NJ, especially in the winter when the ground was frozen. Unearthing it meant time and effort, which entailed a lot of added expenses too. Nowadays, we can solve the problem much more quickly and inexpensively with trenchless technology, but you still need to be able to spot the signs of a sewer leak in your home. Otherwise, you won’t summon the proper help and the leak will continue: costing you money and damages in the process. Here’s a quick list of a few ways to tell if your sewer line is leaking. If you spot them., your best bet is to call in a trained professional who can assess the situation and help you determine the best way to resolve it. (more…)

Hi-Tech Tools Used by Modern Plumbers

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Bergen County, NJ, is in an old part of the country, and our communities have been around for a long time. That means old houses and old plumbing networks, which often convinces some plumbing companies that they can still get by with a set of wrenches and a little elbow grease. To some extent, plumbing never changes, and you still need the same skills that plumbers did 100 years ago to do the job. But we’re not living in those days anymore, and just as other fields have taken advantage of new technology, so too does plumbing have the benefit of some amazing new devices to make fixing your problem easier and more effective than ever. Most of them require formal training to use, but a plumber armed with them can make short work of your trouble. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the more prominent ones. (more…)

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…)