Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Now Is the Time to Install a New Sump Pump

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Sump pumps often do their jobs in the spring and the summer, when we see heavy rains here in Bergen County, NJ and the risks of a flood in your home increase. That makes now the perfect time to install a new sump pump, when demand is down and you have the time to plan out an installation at leisure. Keeping your home safe and dry is what a sump pump is supposed to do, and with the time afforded you before the rains start next spring, you can ensure that such an investment is well worth your time and effort. (more…)

Why Does High Pressure in My Pipes Cause Problems?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Ideally, the water in your plumbing system should have a pressure of about 80 psi (pounds for square inch). It can usually handle brief periods where the pressure is higher but high pressure in your pipes is something to be avoided. This is true any time of year in Bergen County, NJ, but with winter on its way, the issue matters even more now. The good news is that you can do something about it with a quick phone call to a qualified plumber, but why does high pressure in your pipes cause problems? (more…)

How Can I Spot Tankless Water Heater Problems?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

There are many benefits to tankless water heaters, which eschew the traditional tank models in favor of heating the water directly via coils or burners placed alongside the pipes through which the water travels. They are more efficient than tank models and tend to cost less to boot. But like any other appliance, breakdowns do happen, and the sooner you notice that kind of trouble, the more quickly you can summon a qualified plumbing service here in Bergen County, NJ to handle it. “How can I spot tankless water heater problems?” you ask. We’ve listed some of the more obvious symptoms below. (more…)

How Do Backflow Prevention Devices Help Me?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

We live in Bergen Country, NJ, where plumbing has to face a host of problems created by heavy rains and similar issues beyond the average homeowner’s control. And unfortunately, in some cases, that means dealing with backflow. Thankfully, there’s a solution: the installation of a backflow prevention device in your plumbing system by a trained professional. With it, the serious problem of backflow is contained, and both your family and household can rest easy. How do backflow prevention devices help you? We’ve provided a quick primer below. (more…)

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…)