WHEN DID YOU LAST HAVE YOUR TANKLESS WATER HEATER TUNED-UP?

WHEN DID YOU LAST HAVE YOUR TANKLESS WATER HEATER TUNED-UP?

August 6, 2018

“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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WHAT TO DO ABOUT A CLOGGED TOILET

October 6, 2017

What’s the most annoying plumbing problem you can think of in a home? For many people, it’s a leak in the pipes somewhere or a leak from a faucet. But the good news about a leak is that you can always shut off the water to temporarily get the problem under control. For even more people, the most annoying plumbing problem is one that can lead to mayhem if not fixed properly the first time around: a clogged toilet.

We know, we know: it’s not exactly a problem you want to discuss. But it always helps to have a plan in place for the next time this happens to you, whether it’s at your home or a guest’s. Here are our professional tips on what to do about a clogged toilet (and some advice on when it’s time to give up and call in the pros!).

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WATCH WHAT YOU THROW DOWN THE DRAIN

July 24, 2017

Drain clogs rank among the most common problems faced by plumbers, created whenever any inappropriate material is flushed down your sink or shower. Store-bought solutions such as cleansers create quick-fix answers that are often incomplete, while professional plumbers have the tools and technology to properly get rid of any clog. But we believe that prevention is the best solution, avoiding the cost of dealing with a clog by preventing that clog in the first place.

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CHECK THE STATE OF YOUR WATER HEATER THIS SPRING

April 3, 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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DO YOU NEED HEATING REPLACEMENT RIGHT AWAY?

February 6, 2017

Winters in Bergenfield, NJ are far too intense to not have a reliable heater in your home. If your system is on its last legs, you might be eyeing a replacement. Ideally, the operation can wait until the spring, when you won’t need your heater and can plan a replacement session accordingly.

In some cases, that might not be possible, however, and with months to go until the weather warms up, you may need to replace your failing heating system before the spring. But how can you tell when and what steps should you take if you do need a new heater right away? We’ve got a few guidelines to help you make those big decisions.

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SELLING YOUR HOME THIS SPRING? NOW IS THE TIME TO REMODEL

January 2, 2017

Home sales experience a big upswing in spring, when the temperature warms and everyone is looking for a fresh start. If you’re looking at putting your house on the market, that’s the ideal time to do so. But houses often need work if they’re going to be market-ready and a little investment now can pay big dividends when it’s time to settle on a closing price. Before putting your home on the market, you need to assess its current status, especially key areas like the kitchen or the bathroom. If it’s in your budget, a quality remodeling project could be just what you need.

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MOVE QUICKLY WHEN YOU DISCOVER A SLAB LEAK

December 27, 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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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PLUMBING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

December 5, 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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3 SIGNS THAT YOU HAVE A PLUMBING CLOG

November 7, 2016

Plumbing clogs rank among the most common issues homeowners have with their systems. It’s very easy to let the wrong foods slip down the drain, while toiletries, toothpaste and similar materials can gum up your pipes in a very short amount of time. Generally speaking, we urge people to contact a professional plumber to deal with clogs, since store-bought solutions like cleansers or snakes rarely do the job as effectively as they should.

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PLUMBING NECESSITIES FOR RESTAURANTS

June 20, 2016

Bergenfield, NJ has its share of restaurants and similar commercial enterprises, and if you’re an owner or a manager of such an enterprise, you need to know what kind of necessities your plumbing requires. You’re likely familiar with them already, but they’re absolutely indispensable — and legally required — for the kind of business you run. When looking for a quality plumbing service, you want one that can not only handle commercial plumbing systems, but the specific appliances required by restaurants and food preparation services. We’ve listed three of them below, to give you an idea of what we’re talking about.

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