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

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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