OUR FAVORITE TOOLS FOR CLOGGED DRAINS

OUR FAVORITE TOOLS FOR CLOGGED DRAINS

December 25, 2017

Winter means holiday guests, which makes it a busy time of year for plumbers. All those people using the various appliances and fixtures in your home adds a lot of strain. A larger reason for those clogs, though, is all that extra cooking you may be doing, and all of the plates scraped into the garbage disposal.

There are steps you should take to prevent the hassle and cost of drain clogs, such as limiting the fats, oils, and grease that go down the kitchen drains and keeping hair traps in the bathroom drains. Thankfully, when trouble does arise from the drains, professional plumbers have the tools and know-how to unclog the drains quickly.

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DEALING WITH COMMON SINK PLUMBING PROBLEMS

October 2, 2017

Your plumbing system has quite a few components to it. Of course, there are the pipes that lead throughout the home and underneath it. There are traps for each drain, along with plumbing vents to keep sewer gases out of the home. There are cleanouts and shutoff valves and a water heater, along with hot and cold water lines. And, of course, there are a number of plumbing fixtures and appliances you use every day, like the toilet and washing machine.

And yet, there’s one part of any kitchen and bathroom that seems to experience problems more than anything else in the home: the sink. When you experience problems with your kitchen or bathroom sink, there may be some things you can do before you call in a plumber. Check out our advice on what to look for, how to get sink plumbing problems under control, and when to call in a plumber.

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3 FACTORS TO CONSIDER WITH BATHROOM REMODELING

July 10, 2017

Remodeling your bathroom can be a very exciting prospect, increasing the utility and aesthetics of an important part of your home. Summer makes a great time to plan and schedule such an operation, because the weather rarely becomes a factor (unlike winter, when snow and cold complicate matters considerably). Proper planning with a trained plumber and contractor is essential regardless of the season, however. It lets you get a good idea of what is possible and spells out the specifics well before you start spending serious money on the project.

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3 THINGS TO CONSIDER WITH A BATHROOM REMODELING PROJECT

May 16, 2017

Bathroom remodeling projects can be very exciting and spring is the ideal time to plan for them, when the weather is agreeable and you can prepare for the operation at leisure. A reliable plumber with experience in remodeling can be your best friend during a bathroom remodeling project, helping you combine practical necessity with aesthetic impressions to provide an ideal new space in the place of your old wonky bathroom.

Every home is different and thus every remodeling project has unique needs and concerns. In general, however, there are 3 major things you should take into consideration and discuss with your contractor before beginning work on the project.

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OUTDOOR DRAINAGE SOLUTIONS FOR SPRING

March 20, 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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SIGNS OF FROZEN PIPES

January 23, 2017

Few plumbing problems are more troublesome than frozen pipes, which crop up every year in the Dumont, NJ area and can wreak havoc with your household if you let them. Problems with frozen and burst pipes are a common source of repair calls for us in the winter, and while we’re happy to correct the issue once it occurs, we also believe that spotting the signs early — as well as preventing them outright — is greatly preferable to treating the problem once it’s occurred.

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TROUBLE WITH LIME DEPOSITS IN YOUR WATER HEATER

November 28, 2016

Lime deposits are quite common in the Dumont, NJ area, and if you are a homeowner chances are you’ve had to deal with them in some form or another. They’re actually hard water deposits — water containing high amounts of minerals like calcium — and you’ve likely cleaned their crusty white build-up off of a faucet or shower head. It’s harmless enough if swallowed, though it does give drinking water an odd metallic smell, and cleaning it off of your fixtures can be a pain. When it gets into your water heater, though, it can become a real problem. You need ot watch for the signs of it and get it addressed as quickly as possible.

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3 DRAIN CLEANING TOOLS USED BY PROFESSIONALS

October 31, 2016

Drain clogs rank among the most common problems homeowners have to deal with here in Dumont, NJ. The go-to option is to purchase a chemical cleanser from the local grocery store or perhaps a snake from a hardware store. But these options adopt a one-size-fits-all approach, which rarely deal with the problem in an effective manner. They usually do just enough to open the clog, but leave residual material behind, causing the clog to reform again very quickly.

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PLUMBING PROBLEMS THAT LEAD TO LEAKS

October 3, 2016

Leaks rank among the most common problems in any plumbing system, and here in Dumont, NJ, we see quite a few of them. They can be repaired fairly quickly, but they can also cause a lot of damage in the interim, especially if they take place in hidden areas like behind the walls where you won’t always notice them. Leaks rarely occur in a vacuum and most come about after a lengthy period of wear and tear on the pipes. By reducing the strain, you can reduce the damage, and thus keep the possibility of leaks to a minimum. Here’s how.

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GET YOUR HEATER READY FOR THE FALL

September 5, 2016

Summer doesn’t officially come to an end for a few more weeks, and we’re apt to have some warm weather yet here in Dumont, NJ. But Labor Day marks an ideal spot on the calendar to start preparing your heating system for the fall season. We have a lot of different types of heaters in our community, but all of them are charged with the same job: keeping your home warm and comfortable in the throes of winter. Proper preparation, consisting of a healthy mix of professional attention and individual steps, can ensure that your heating system does its job exactly when it’s supposed to.

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