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When Did You Last Have Your Tankless Water Heater Tuned-Up?

August 6th, 2018

tankless-water-heater“Wait, tankless water heaters need maintenance too?”

As a matter of fact, yes.

No matter what type of water heater you have installed in your home, it can suffer from something called scaling. Scaling is the mineral buildup that results in a noisy system as well as pressure problems, temperature fluctuations, and potentially even water heater corrosion. Tank water heaters go through a scaling process in order to eliminate this problem, but the process is different for their tankless counterparts.

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How a Water Softener Helps Your Home

July 23rd, 2018

water-drain-in-stainless-sinkThere are a number of potential problems to be aware of when it comes to your home’s plumbing system, the least of which (and one of the most problematic) being the presence of hard water. Many homeowners have to deal with this issue, even though most aren’t even aware they have a problem.

It’s important to understand what hard water is, its symptoms, and how it impacts your plumbing system if you want to keep that system in the best possible condition. You’d also do well to consider the installation of a whole-house water softener, installed by a professional plumber in Paramus, NJ.

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Are You Remodeling Your Bathroom? Here Are Some Plumbing Considerations

July 9th, 2018

beautiful-bathroom-with-ambient-lightingThere are a number of steps and tasks involved with a bathroom remodel—from the fairly simple job of removing old fixtures and attaching the plumbing connections for new ones, to making design decisions regarding flooring and sink types.

One job during this remodel that we strongly recommend, which many homeowners don’t think about, is the replacement of the piping in your bathroom.

Sure, this may sound like one of those unnecessary professional plumbing services in Teaneck & Bergen County, NJ, but it is not as time-consuming or hard of a job as you might imagine, particularly with our professional plumbers on the job. Besides, there are some huge benefits to making pipe replacement a part of your bathroom remodel.

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Tips on Caring for Your Kitchen Sink

June 25th, 2018

mother-and-daughter-washing-vegetables-at-kitchen-sinkThere are certain plumbing appliances within your home that you could probably never imagine living without. Take, for example, your kitchen sink. There are some components of this plumbing fixture that are more of a luxury than a necessity, such as the garbage disposal, too. Still, even though you don’t have to have a garbage disposal system, it’s still a pretty handy part of your kitchen plumbing in Teaneck & Bergen County, NJ, if you do.

As such, you want to make sure you take care of this component and the rest of your kitchen sink as best you can, so that you can enjoy the benefits and convenience that comes from your kitchen plumbing. We’d like to help you avoid problems with your garbage disposal system as well as your kitchen sink drain, so we’ve provided some care tips below.

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For Plumbing Repairs, Only Trust a Pro

June 11th, 2018

professional-plumber-doing-reparation-in-kitchen-homeNo matter what the task, plumbing jobs are complex. We’ve seen what can happen when you have the wrong team on the job for your Teaneck & Bergen County, NJ professional plumbing needs. Even something simple like unclogging a drain can go terribly wrong without the right expertise, training, and equipment. Still, you may be tempted to save a few bucks by hiring a standard “handyman” or even a neighbor or friend who “swears it’s an easy job.”

We are here to impress on you just how important it is to hire a licensed, insured, and experienced contractor when you need any sort of plumbing work done in your home. It may seem like a nice idea to save money upfront, but in the end, hiring the wrong plumber can cost you far more.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Investment?

May 28th, 2018

repair of the gas water heaterWhen you need to use hot water in your home, which you no doubt do countless times a day, you probably don’t really give much thought to how the water heating process works, or how that water makes its way to the point of use where it’s needed.

Water heaters are a standard feature of any home with modern plumbing, after all. When it comes time to invest in a new Teaneck & Bergen County, NJ water heater installation, you will want to give a bit of thought to it.

This is because you have a number of options available to you. Choosing a new water heater isn’t a decision you should rush through, as simple as it seems. If you rush, you could end up overlooking a water heater that’s a great match for your home, saving you energy and subsequently saving you money. One type of water heater we’ve seen grown in popularity in recent years is the tankless system.

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How to Prevent Garbage Disposal Damage

May 14th, 2018

Mom and daughter washing food in the sink. Most residential kitchens are equipped with a garbage disposal to easily clean up food waste. If your home is one of them, you likely can’t picture cooking and cleaning without one. Whether it’s unfinished meals or kitchen scraps, a lot goes into the garbage disposal so that you don’t have to worry about anything stinking up your trash can. However, this reliance on your garbage disposal system can get you in a little trouble.

Have you had problems with your jamming up? Have you had to call for Teaneck & Bergen County, NJ garbage disposal services too often to pull something out of the mechanism? If so, or even if you just want to be a diligent homeowner, read on to learn about how you can prevent problems with your garbage disposal.

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Is There an Easy Way to Find a Leak?

April 30th, 2018

rusty burst pipeHave you discovered your water bills rising with no reasonable explanation? While you can expect some fluctuation with this bills throughout the year, your utilities should never skyrocket. If they do, it’s time to take a close look at what’s going on.

Even the smallest of plumbing leaks can significantly add to your water usage. In fact, according to the US EPA’s WaterSense site, a faucet leaking at just one drop per second wastes up to 3,000 gallons of water per year! Small, dripping leaks aren’t exclusive to faucets, either. They can exist anywhere in your water line, from the pipes underneath your sinks to the ones behind walls.

So, let’s say you suspect you have a leak—is there a way to detect it on your own? The best way to find a leak is to call our professional plumbers for water leak detection services, however, you may also be able to find out if you have a water leak by detecting changes in your water meter. Keep reading to learn more.

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4 Things You Should Know about Drain Cleaning

April 16th, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.The first thing that many homeowners do when a drain develops a clog is reach other the sink for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner they bought at the hardware store. If you’re one of these homeowners, we urge you to stop this. In fact, we urge you to avoid using store-bought solutions all together if you have any hopes of keeping your drain pipes in good shape.

Unsure of how to relieve clogs drains if you can’t use these solutions? Read on for 4 things you should know about professional Bergen County drain cleaning.

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How Plumbers Know Sewer Pipes Need Replacement

April 2nd, 2018

Split drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree rootsWhen you hear the word “plumbing,” it’s likely to conjure up images in your mind of the faucets and fixtures that pour water forth throughout your home. Maybe you even think about the drains that whisk away wastewater. These are the components of your plumbing system that you actually see and have direct interaction with, so it makes sense that you’d think of them—but there is one component in particular that not too many homeowners give much thought too, and that’s their sewer line.

While out of sight (and probably, out of mind), a sewer line problem can leave you with a major inconvenience, not to mention a mess and potentially expensive plumbing repairs. Early detection of sewer line issues is advantageous. But how does a Fort Lee, NJ plumber know that a sewer line needs help?

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