What Are the Most Common Plumbing Problems?

What Are the Most Common Plumbing Problems?

September 17, 2018

We are the team to turn to when you need a trusted plumber in Fort Lee, NJ for your unexpected plumbing problem (let’s face it, are plumbing problems ever expected?) But just because we have years of experience and extensive training dealing with pretty much any plumbing issue that comes our way, doesn’t mean we want you to experience those problems.

That being said, we’re happy to share with you below some of the most common plumbing problems we get called out for, as well as some tips on how to prevent them so you can reduce your risk of a plumbing emergency. Read on!

Continue Reading

Posted in Plumbing | Comments Off on What Are the Most Common Plumbing Problems?

Invest in Professional Drain Cleaning before You Need Drain Repair

September 3, 2018

Imagine this scenario: You to go to use your kitchen sink and, it’s clogged. You try running the garbage disposal, thinking maybe something is stuck at the surface. The garbage disposal works, but the water isn’t draining out. This means you have a clog. You try using a plunger to relieve it, but to no avail.

You might imagine that the next best course of action is to grab that bottle of store-bought chemical drain cleaner you purchased the last time this happened. We really urge you not to though. Rather, give us a call for professional drain cleaning in Englewood, NJ.

Continue Reading

Posted in Plumbing | Comments Off on Invest in Professional Drain Cleaning before You Need Drain Repair

What Does Hard Water Mean for You and Your Pipes?

August 20, 2018

Today, most municipal water supplies, ours included, go through a heavy level of filtration and conditioning before they get to your faucets. And if you’re using ground water—that is, a private well—you probably have your own water treatment system on site. However, what many homeowners don’t realize is missing from their plumbing systems is protection from hard water.

What is hard water, you ask? This is the name given to water with a high concentration of the minerals calcium and magnesium in it. They’re harmless to ingest, however can do a world of damage to your plumbing system. This problem can adequately be handled with a water softener as the water enters the home, before it has a chance to put your pipes out of commission. Without a water softener, professionally installed by an experienced plumber in Englewood, NJ, you could find yourself facing the following issues and their consequences. Keep reading to learn more!

Continue Reading

Posted in Plumbing | Comments Off on What Does Hard Water Mean for You and Your Pipes?

WHAT IF THE PLUMBING LEAKS WHILE YOU’RE AT WORK?

March 19, 2018

It’s important to know where the water shutoff valves are in your home. Should the plumbing system spring a leak, it’s an inconvenience, but you can certainly go to a dedicated shutoff valve (located beside the toilet, sink, or fixture it services) or turn off the water to the whole house to stop the flow of water and then call in a plumber for help.

Of course, if a plumbing leak occurs while you’re at work, there’s no way to know about it, and no one home to shut off the water.  What can you do in this situation? And is there any way to prevent it from happening?

Continue Reading

Posted in Plumbing | Comments Off on WHAT IF THE PLUMBING LEAKS WHILE YOU’RE AT WORK?

WHAT CAUSES LOW HEAT LEVELS IN A FURNACE?

October 23, 2016

Most homes in Englewood, NJ and surrounding cities use forced-air furnaces for their heat. The air is warmed in the furnace itself, and then distributed through your home via the same system of ducts that carries cool air from your AC in the summer. It’s a simple and effective system, but like any other piece of technology, it can run into trouble from time to time.

Continue Reading

Posted in Heating | Comments Off on WHAT CAUSES LOW HEAT LEVELS IN A FURNACE?

HOW TO PREVENT FROZEN PIPES

September 26, 2016

The weather’s still reasonably warm here in Englewood, NJ, but fall has officially arrived and winter won’t be too far behind. One of the biggest issues we deal with during the winter months is burst pipes, created when the water freezes and expands inside them until it ruptures the metal of the pipes. Preventing that starts now, when it’s still relatively warm and you have a chance to make additions or changes to help you out. Here’s a list of key steps you can take.

Continue Reading

Posted in Plumbing | Comments Off on HOW TO PREVENT FROZEN PIPES

WHICH HOMES BENEFIT THE MOST FROM A TANKLESS WATER HEATER?

August 26, 2016

Hot water is a necessity in every home, and most of us are accustomed to counting on the traditional tank water heater model for doing the job. But they’re not the only model out there, and an alternate system, such as a tankless water heater system, may be a better fit for your home. Englewood, NJ has a number of different types of home from a number of different eras, and the families inhabiting those homes have unique needs that might be better served by a tankless water heating system.

Continue Reading

Posted in Water Heaters | Comments Off on WHICH HOMES BENEFIT THE MOST FROM A TANKLESS WATER HEATER?

3 BENEFITS TO A WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

August 1, 2016

Englewood, NJ has a quality water system and the water you receive in your home is safe to drink and clean with. But “safe” isn’t always the same as “ideal,” and while they’re not dangerous to your health, things like hard water deposits can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life. The solution is a water filtration system installed by a trained plumber, which can remove things like bacteria and hard water deposited from all of the water in your home. Why does that make sure a difference? Here are 3 specific benefits to a water filtration system that you should consider.

Continue Reading

Posted in Plumbing | Comments Off on 3 BENEFITS TO A WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

HOW TO REACT TO A PLUMBING LEAK

July 4, 2016

Plumbing leaks are not uncommon, especially in older homes with older pipes, of which Englewood, NJ has plenty. In and of themselves, they’re not particularly troublesome and once you detect them, a trained plumber can usually repair the damage or replace the affected pipe very quickly. The problem comes when you don’t move swiftly enough, either because the leak has been hidden or because it’s subtle enough not to be noticed at first. Water damage gets worse the longer the leak goes unaddressed, and in the most dire cases can cause extensive damage to your home. The moment you realize you have a leak, you can take several specific steps to help curtail that damage.

Continue Reading

Posted in Plumbing | Comments Off on HOW TO REACT TO A PLUMBING LEAK

NEVER ATTEMPT PLUMBING REPAIRS YOURSELF

April 11, 2016

Englewood, NJ sees its share of plumbing problems every year, and spring seems to be when they arrive the most often. Homeowners are getting their first look at the wear and tear inflicted by winter, and when problems arise, they tend to do so at this time of year. Enterprising do-it-yourselfers may be tempted to conduct plumbing repairs themselves, but we usually recommend against it. Even the most benign problems benefit from the professional touch, and there are factors involved that make it more cost effective to let a licensed plumber take care of it. Here’s a few reasons why you should never attempt plumbing repairs yourself.

Continue Reading

Posted in Plumbing | Comments Off on NEVER ATTEMPT PLUMBING REPAIRS YOURSELF