Having clean water throughout your home isn’t luxury, it’s a necessity. If you’ve been concerned about the quality of your water, or just want the ability to have the cleanest water possible in your home, you may want to consider the installation of a water filtration system. The experts at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc., can install just about any water filtration system around, but the one we specialize in is the whole house Krystal Klear water filtration system. This system is unlike any other water filtration product available for homes and businesses, and offers a number of benefits that you may not get with other types of whole home water filtration systems.
REASONS TO CONSIDER USING THE KRYSTAL KLEAR WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM
Hollywood has always tried to match movies up to the seasons to draw droves of viewers to the theaters: October is packed with fright-offerings, while the winter holidays skew toward warm and pleasing family films (as well as Oscar hopefuls). Valentine’s Day falls in an odd spot when it comes to the movie release calendar, however, since February tends to be a slower time for the film industry. The studios are as likely to slot strange movies that don’t fit anywhere else in their annual schedules into the Valentine’s Day weekend as they are films with powerful romantic appeal.
So, while the second weekend of February has featured hugely successful romantic comedies like Hitch, The Wedding Singer, and (of course) Valentine’s Day, some truly weird choices have debuted in this weekend as well. And a few have even gone on to tremendous success despite the bizarre match with the holiday. Here are a couple of the odder Valentine’s Day movie releases:
- Dracula (1931): Yes, this Halloween perennial and the start of Universal Studio’s Classic Monsters actually came out on Valentine’s Day! But perhaps this makes some sense, as the Dracula legend has often received a “doomed lover” approach in the many years since Bela Lugosi made the aristocratic vampire a screen icon.
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991): Does any film seem less appropriate for Valentine’s Day than this unnerving and sometimes very violent psychological thriller? What’s even more astonishing than the film’s release date is that The Silence of the Lambs eventually nabbed the Oscar for Best Picture, an almost unheard of occurrence for a movie released so early in the year.
- Daredevil (2003): This Marvel comic adaptation featuring Ben Affleck as a blind superhero does contain a romantic subplot, but the stronger connection to Valentine’s Day may just be that Daredevil wears a bright red costume.
- A Good Day to Die Hard (2013): The least successful of the Die Hard film franchise, this is an excellent example of a studio dropping a film into a weekend where it doesn’t fit in the hopes that it works as counter-programming. (It didn’t.)
- Wayne’s World (1992): Now here is an example of counter-programming that clicked with audiences. This comedy based on a Saturday Night Live sketch turned into one of that year’s biggest hits and spawned a sequel.
Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with a trip to the movie theater, or you have your own special plans, everyone here at B.Z. Dependable hopes you and your loved ones have a wonderful weekend.
*BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating Inc. no longer offers radiant heating services. Check out our other heating services to find the perfect fit for your heating needs.
Radiant floor heating is a wonderful option for heating your home. Though it has been rather slow to gain widespread use in the U.S., radiant heating is becoming more and more popular as it is brought to the attention of homeowners. Since it isn’t as well-known as other, more traditional systems like furnaces, a lot of people remain ignorant of how radiant heating actually works. Let us explain the way radiant floor heating is installed, how it works, and why you should care.
The installation of radiant floor heating begins with inserting water pipes into the subfloor of each room that needs heat. This network of water pipes is then connected to a central boiler. Occasionally, the pipes in each room will terminate in terminals, like iron radiators or baseboard heaters.
The big consideration when installing a radiant heating system is what kind of flooring would work best with it. Generally, stone, concrete, or ceramic tile is the most compatible with radiant heating systems. Hardwood and vinyl floors can work as well, as long as they are properly conditioned for it.
When the heat is turned on, the boiler heats and distributes water throughout the house. As the water flows through the pipe network, the heat radiates through the pipes and out into the room. The heat is transmitted between solid objects, often beginning with the floor and spreading upwards into furniture and other objects.
Radiant floor heating has a great many advantages, compared to forced air heating systems. Water is a much better thermal conductor than air is. A room heated by a water-based system, like radiant floor heating, heats up faster and stays warm longer after the system turns off. Radiant floor heating also avoids one of the biggest pitfalls of forced air systems: duct leaks.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that forced air systems lose as much as 30% of their heat on average to duct leaks. Since radiant systems don’t use ducts, they deliver almost all of their heat to the desired destination.
If you’d like to install a radiant floor heating system, call BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. We provide heating services in Westwood.
Having proper drainage is just as important as a steady water supply, as without it we wouldn’t be able to utilize any of the water-using fixtures or appliances in our homes. Whereas in the old days, one would have to carry a bucket of water from a well and bring the wastewater back outside to drain, in modern times our plumbing system helps make any home cleaning, bathing, or cooking task move smoothly, even though many of us don’t take the time to think about it.
Because drains are so important to our homes, there are a couple of instances in which you will need new drain installation in Bergenfield. If you were to install a new appliance like a dishwasher or washing machine, you would need to add a drain to connect onto the sewer pipes. The other scenario is if your existing drain pipe were to become damaged and require replacement. For each of these instances, you may begin to wonder: how long will the process take?
Planning for Drain Installation
Well, that all depends on whether you choose an expert for installation. Professional plumbers can get the job done quickly, but will also have to take the time to choose the proper tools and materials, inspect the drain, and make sure it is installed properly.
The plumber will first have to check that your new installation complies with local codes. They must then determine the proper length and design of the pipe based on factors that help them to determine the flow rate, such as the amount of people in your home and how much water will go down the drain on a daily basis.
Furthermore, it will likely depend on the amount of digging and dismantling that will be required when replacing an older pipe. If it’s a lengthy piece of piping that needs replacement, the process could take several days. But don’t worry: plumbers will plan to make sure you still have operating plumbing in the meantime.
In general, it’s difficult to say how long your particular drain installation will take because it is contingent upon so many specific aspects. If you need drain installation in Bergenfield, call BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. to get a free estimate and a 100% guarantee on your new drain.
If you’ve ever noticed white or yellow-green mineral deposits around the faucets of your home, you may have a plumbing problem known as “hard water.” Hard water refers to a high concentration of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, which may enter your pipes through the municipal water supply. While this is rarely harmful to your health, this problem may eventually lead to the need for premature pipe replacement.
Hard water can cause several problems for homes. Besides unsightly buildups around the faucets and in sinks, these minerals prevent soap from lathering completely, which means it’s difficult to wash and clean properly and you may notice residue on your dishes or in your washing machine. Furthermore, your water may have a strange taste to it. But while these inconveniences may only be a minor annoyance, the biggest problem occurs within your pipes.
Think of the flaky white mineral deposits built up around your faucets, and imagine that this problem is occurring within your pipes. As layer upon layer of minerals develop along the insides, water cannot flow through the pipes as easily, leading to reduced water pressure. As your water supply is kept pressurized, the change in pressure within your plumbing system may cause water to leak through the pipes, leading to the need for pipe replacement in one or more areas of your plumbing system.
The best way to prevent hard water from damaging your pipes is with water softenerinstallation. A water softener is a device that is attached to your water line. As hard water flows through the tank, the minerals are replaced with sodium ions. If you want better tasting water that won’t damage your pipes, call a professional for water softener installation.
If you let plumbing issues go on for too long, the problem will only worsen. When you have problems with your plumbing, or if you would like to speak to a professional about pipe replacement in Tenafly, get in touch with BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Our technicians have the experience and equipment needed to locate problems in your pipes and provide quality pipe replacement that will last for decades. Give us a call today!
At BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating there are no hidden costs. We are a flat rate company, and we have been in business for the past ten years. We care about taking care of our customers. Customer service is very important to us, and we want our customers to feel confident that the job will be done right the first time. Calls us today for all of your Plumbing & Heating needs in Bergen County and surrounding New Jersey areas, 201-837-6700.