WHAT MAKES BIOSMART DRAIN TREATMENT ONE OF THE BEST OPTIONS FOR DRAIN CLEANING
January 29, 2015
As you may know, using over-the-counter chemical drain cleaners is a big no-no for your plumbing system. These types of cleaners are very caustic, rarely resolve your drain’s clog as needed, and may actually do damage to your plumbing instead. But there is one OTC product you can buy to clean your drains in Fair Lawn effectively and naturally: BioSmart drain treatment.
What Is It?
BioSmart drain treatment is a 100% natural drain cleaner made from vegetative microbes; as such, “good” bacteria and enzymes are part of the treatment’s patented formulation. Bacteria and enzymes feed on organic waste like fats, oil and grease (FOG), food particles and soap scum, which are typically the top reasons for slow draining and clogs. BioSmart will even breakdown hair over time, but more importantly, it eats away at the build-up that holds hair in a clog, allowing it to wash out of your system. BioSmart comes in two forms: liquid and powder. The liquid form doesn’t require any mixing and is safe for septic use; the power form of BioSmart has the same power as the liquid, but is good for those who don’t like to use liquid or those who have had a sewage spills.
Why Use BioSmart?
The most obvious reason to use BioSmart is to clean your drains both effectively and naturally. No one likes the idea of putting harsh chemicals into their plumbing system, and BioSmart allows you to clean your drains without this worry. Second, the effects of BioSmart last for weeks because of the organic material used: the bacteria and enzymes not only clean your pipes, they also coat them. This action allows the micro-organisms to eat away at sink waste before it can form a new layer of build-up. Lastly, BioSmart is cost effective: the treatment is very inexpensive compared to a mechanical drain cleaning and it can help prevent future clogging.
Contact BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc., today and schedule an appointment with one of our drain cleaning experts.
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October 6, 2014
*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 heating is gaining popularity as a more efficient alternative to traditional forced air heating systems. How do radiant heating systems actually accomplish this efficiency, though? Let’s take a look at how radiant floor heating works, and why you should consider upgrading.
PARTS OF A RADIANT FLOOR HEATING SYSTEM
The first step to installing a radiant floor heating system is to set small tubes between the floor and the subfloor in every room you want heated. These tubes are then connected to the boiler, which is usually in a garage or basement. The boiler heats water, then runs this hot water through the tubes set in the floor of each room. Heat radiates from these pipes, up through the floor and into the room. The heat is absorbed in turn by anything that is touching the floor, like couches and chairs. When someone walks across the floor or sits on the furniture, the heat is transferred to them. The air temperature itself is not affected all that much, but you still feel warm because you are interacting with the thermal energy in the room directly.
WHY RADIANT FLOOR HEATING IS SO EFFICIENT
This method of delivery is what makes radiant heating so efficient. Forced air systems typically lose a sizeable amount of thermal energy to duct leaks between the furnace and the vent. Radiant floor heating utilizes special watertight tubes to transport the hot water. As such, leaks are far less of a concern. This allows a much more effective delivery of heat throughout the house.
Radiant heating also has the advantage of heating a space much more evenly. Air flows can be affected by many factors, including drafts and the shape of a room. Radiant heating relies more on transferring thermal energy directly, thereby avoiding a lot of the external factors that could lessen the efficiency of a forced air system.
If you are interested in installing a radiant heating system, contact BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. We can install radiant floor heating anywhere in the Fair Lawn area.
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July 21, 2014
Advances in technology have allowed plumbing repairs to become faster and more efficient than ever before. Today, when you call for a plumber to find and fix a leak in your house, you won’t have to worry about having walls ripped open and hours of repair work that will interfere with daily routines. Plumbers have new tools the training to use them that permit them to finish their jobs quickly—and more effectively—than in the past.
One of the essential tools of the modern plumber is video pipe inspection equipment, which can assist in a variety of repair jobs. At BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we use the finest video pipe inspection equipment for Fair Lawn, NJ plumbing repair calls. You can rely on our services when you need fast help with your plumbing.
What video pipe inspection is and what it can do for repairs
The standard video inspection equipment kit consist of a miniaturized camera and powerful LED light mounted on the end of a long, flexible fiber-optic cable that the plumber sends down into drains or other access points on plumbing. The cable connects to a video monitor, where the plumber can see a feed from the camera that displays the interior of the plumbing.
One of the best repair uses of this equipment is to locate leaks. Using the video feed from the camera, a plumber can pinpoint the exact location of a tough-to-find leak and know its size and how best to repair it.
Video inspection is also helpful for determining the reasons for high water pressure or low water pressure. The camera will show the plumber if the inside of the pipe is developing mineral deposits from hard water, or places where blockages are preventing water flow. The camera image will also inform the plumber about the nature of the deposit or the clog. This is particularly helpful for sewer lines, which can suffer from root infestations; if a plumber can determine that the sewer line blockage comes from roots, it can save on costly excavations.
Using video inspection is also helpful for determining the condition of older pipes to spot issues like corrosion; this permits targeted pipe replacement.
Thanks to video pipe inspection equipment, plumbers have an easier time knowing what to fix, where to fix it, and how to fix it. With much of the guesswork eliminated, repairs will go speedier and get done right the first time.
You don’t have to worry about the specifics of video pipe inspection in Fair Lawn, NJ: all you have to do is call a skilled plumbing service that will put this technology, and other advanced tools, to work taking care of your plumbing repair needs.
For reliable, professional video pipe inspection services in Fair Lawn, NJ contact our team of experts at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
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October 28, 2013
Boilers rank among the most popular heating systems across the country because of their low initial price, remarkable longevity, limited maintenance requirements, clean heat, and quiet operation. You probably have placed a boiler high on your list for possible heating installation in your new home, or for replacing an older system in your current home.
However, a boiler isn’t an item you pull off a rack. There’s a great variety to choose from: you want a boiler the right size to heat your home, and also one that fits with your current fuel source. Picking out a boiler can feel arduous if you approach it unprepared. We’ll provide you some help here, but we can’t tell through a blog post what your specific needs are. For that, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with us to go over what type and size of boiler in your Fair Lawn, NJ home will do the best job. BZ Dependable is ready to help you.
Boilers have used many different fuel sources over the years, starting with wood (many of those are still around). But today three fuel types are common: natural gas, electricity, and oil. If your home is already equipped for a specific fuel type, this will help narrow your choice. In general, gas-powered boilers are the most popular, providing high energy-efficient performance and low repair needs. Oil-powered boilers provide efficient heat, but cost more to maintain. Electric boilers are more expensive to run because of the cost of electricity.
A boiler needs to be sized correctly to handle your home’s heating requirements. This isn’t a case of “the bigger, the better.” There is no right side to err on, since a boiler that’s too large will cause you as many migraines as a small one. An oversized boiler will raise the temperature so fast, it will shut down before completing its cycle, which increases wear and tear. Sizing a boiler requires special calculations from a professional. These calculations compile your home’s size, the number of people who live there, insulation, windows, and more into an equation that will point you toward the right size boiler.
BZ Dependable is ready to help you select and install your boiler in Fair Lawn, NJ. If you currently have a boiler that uses oil, BZ Dependable specializes in oil-to-gas conversions—which can help make your home more environmentally friendly. Contact us today whatever your needs are for heat this coming winter.
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October 14, 2013
A boiler should have a spot on any shortlist of heating systems to consider when you’re looking for a new installation. Although there is no heating system that will work for every home, boilers remain one of the most flexible types available, and have maintained their popularity for many decades for good reasons. We’ll provide you with three of the best reasons below.
If installing a boiler in Fair Lawn, NJ looks like it’s in your future, then contact BZ Dependable. We’ll help you choose a model, and then install it right the first time.
1. Clean air
Indoor air quality presents a major health concern in the United States according to the EPA. The dust, debris, and other contaminants blown about from ducts in homes can cause numerous health issues. However, you won’t have to worry about a boiler lowering the air quality, since boilers do not use forced air to heat your home. Instead, they channel hot water to radiators and baseboard heaters, and the warmth that radiates off them raises the temperature without any indoor air pollution.
2. Even heating
If you’ve had problems before with heating systems that leave some rooms ice cold and others an inferno, you won’t have to worry about that much with boilers. They spread heat evenly to give you an overall comfort in your home.
3. Long lifespan
With few moving parts, boilers are far less prone to repair needs than furnaces, and maintenance on them is simpler. A well maintained boiler may also last longer than a furnace or a heat pump, giving you long-term savings.
There are even more advantages than these—quiet operation, energy efficiency—which make boilers great home heating solutions. But you need professional advice in order to make the best choice for your home. Have a technician analyze your current heating system to see what needs to be done to make a boiler work with your home—if it is indeed the right choice.
If you do decide on a boiler, make sure you have experts install it so it won’t develop leaks or other repair needs. BZ Dependable has done quality boiler installation, repair, and maintenance for many years. We’re as dependable as our name, so make us your pick for installing a boiler in Fair Lawn, NJ.
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May 6, 2013
Our plumbing often works inconspicuously behind walls and under floors. Out of sight, out of mind; that is, until something goes wrong. Problems make us pay attention to aspects of our home we have long taken for granted. The kitchen and the bathroom where we use the most water, and are therefore often the rooms most likely to require professional attention. In this post, we’d like to share with you some common bathroom plumbing problems, so that you can keep an eye out around the house this summer. When you need plumbing repair services in Fort Lee, NJ, call the experts at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating Inc.!
- Clogged drain: Your wastewater disposal system relies on the rapid and efficient transport of organic waste out of the home. Over time, your drainpipes may develop accumulations that can lead to clogs. When these total blockages form, they can severely impact the ability of your drain to work properly. Not only that, they can also cause system imbalances that can disrupt other parts of your plumbing. But don’t resort to harsh chemicals. They can often lead to severe damage to your drainpipes and may cause costly pipe replacement. Professional drain cleaning will not only preserve your pipes, but also make sure the clog is cleared away completely.
- Faulty trap: The U-shaped or P-shaped bend in the drainpipe of your bathroom vanity is known as a “trap.” It is designed to keep your sewer gases and fumes from entering your living space. It works by trapping a small amount of water in the bend that functions like a seal to prevent such gases from coming back up the drainpipe system. If it begins to leak, or if the seal doesn’t hold, then you may have a faulty trap.
- Toilet running: Not only will a running toilet, like a slow drip from the kitchen faucet, keep you awake at night, but it may also add substantially to your water bill every month. Make sure your toilet is not costing you more money than necessary.
When bathroom plumbing problems occur, it’s important to make sure that they are taken care of promptly. For plumbing repair services in Fort Lee, NJ, call BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating Inc.!
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April 29, 2013
While in some cases, it is impossible to prevent a burst pipe; there are some preventive steps you can take to ensure that your pipes are well taken care of. Insulation, proper installation, and routine maintenance are all important to upkeep the integrity of your plumbing. We’d like to review several major causes of pipe bursting so that you know what to look out for. If you’re at all concerned about your piping, call an excellent Fair Lawn, NJ plumber at BZ Dependabletoday!
- Frozen pipes: During the winter, when temperatures dip below freezing point, your exposed pipes are at risk of freezing up. When water freezes, it expands; the pipes of your pressurized water supply line are full, and therefore subject to bursting. Winterizing the exposed sections of your plumbing is a good idea if there is any piping in your home that is not within the heated space. This includes any outdoor areas, including exterior faucets, but it also includes interior spaces, such as crawlspace, attic, outside walls. Pipe wrap, insulating tape, and foam are all materials that your local plumber may recommend.
- Old age: Over time, and due to general wear and tear, your pipes may become fragile and prone to breakage. If your plumbing is old, you may want to have it inspected by a professional in order to determine if any sections are at risk of bursting in the near future.
- Water pressure: While your wastewater disposal system uses gravity to move water out of your home, your supply line is pressurized. The pressure calibration needs to be exactly suited to the layout of your home so that it doesn’t exceed what the pipes and pipe connections can handle.
Pipe bursting can cause serious damage to your home. If it’s at all possible to prevent such accidents, make sure you take any necessary steps. For more information about pipe bursting, call a Fair Lawn, NJ plumber at BZ Dependable today!
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April 1, 2013
The drains in your home are extremely important components of your home plumbing system. When your drains work properly they are able to remove waste water from your home in a clean, convenient fashion. When your drains are damaged or otherwise compromised, though, you have a potentially big problem on your hands. The longer any necessary Teaneck drain repair service is postponed, the more likely it becomes that the damage to your system will be complex and costly. That is why recognizing the need for Teaneck drain repair is so important. Here are some tips from BZ Dependable on how to do so.
One of the more obvious signs of a need for drain repair is the pooling of water in your basement or around your home. Even small amounts of water can lead to serious damages if given the time. Any leaks in your drain system must be repaired as soon as possible to minimize the risk of damage to your property.
You may also simply notice that your sinks or bathtubs are draining slowly. While this may seem like a minor problem, any slow moving or clogged drains should be treated as a serious issue. Not only are they inconvenient, but clogged drains can also throw off the pressure within your home plumbing system. This can lead to bigger headaches down the road. Contact a professional to ensure that any clogged drains are completely resolved and that they are not indicative of a more serious issue.
Foul odors are another common sign of damaged drains. While the problem may be an easy fix for a qualified plumber, such as a dried out drain trap, there is only one way to diagnose the problem with certainty; have your system thoroughly inspected and serviced by a professional.
If you have any further questions about how to recognize the need for Teaneck drain repair call the professional plumbers at BZ Dependable. We have the skills, knowledge and training to ensure that your drain problems are resolved completely and reliably. Contact us today to learn more about potential problems with your drains and how you can minimize the risk of damage.
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March 18, 2013
You depend upon your sewerage system to dispose of your wastewater quickly and effectively. Leaks, clogs and other problems in your drains and sewer line can cause plumbing emergencies and can damage your indoor plumbing. Moreover, cross-contamination can occur if your sewer line is damaged. While drain and sewer repair is best left to the professionals, identifying drain and sewer problems in Tenafly NJ is just as important. Catching problems before they become major systemic issues is imperative to ensuring the longevity of your plumbing. Call BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating today to speak to a plumber.
Let’s take a look at some common indicators of drain and sewer problems in your home:
- Wastewater draining slowly. This indicates a partial blockage in your drain, or somewhere within the drainage system. The plumbers at BZ Dependable advise an eco-friendly solution, such as BioSmart, which clears slow drains without the use of dangerous and corrosive chemicals. Frequent use of powerful chemicals can ruin your drainpipes and create major replacement costs in the future.
- Wastewater doesn’t drain. If your bathroom or kitchen sink doesn’t drain at all, you have a total blockage of that drain. While a plunger may work, it may require the professional attention of a certified plumber, depending on the extent of the blockage, and where it is.
- Wet spots in the yard. If you see wet spots in the area above your sewer line, it probably means your sewer main is cracked or damaged. If it’s also smelly, it’s definitely wastewater leeching into your lawn. Make sure to get this sorted immediately as it can pose a health and environmental hazard to you and your neighbors.
- Wastewater coming back up. This is a plumbing emergency! It likely means that your sewer line is clogged so that the wastewater cannot enter into the septic tank or municipal waste management system. Video pipe inspection and sewer line replacementmay be necessary.
Whatever plumbing problems you may have, always rely on the services of a trained professional. For comprehensive sewer and drain repair in Tenafly NJ, call BZ Dependable today!
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March 11, 2013
If you’re wondering about that calcified gunk on your faucets, it’s probably the mineral deposits left by hard water. Hard water is a common household problem throughout North America. While it’s not typically a health risk, it can have a damaging effect not only on faucets, but also on all of your plumbing and plumbed fixtures. When you have buildup on your faucets in Fort Lee, NJ, call the water filtration experts at BZ Dependable. We offer exceptional water filtration services that will help soften hard water.
The primary mineral ingredients that make your water “hard” are calcium and magnesium, both of which are necessary to good health in the right amounts. It’s determined by the concentration of positive metallic ions. Since water is such a good solvent, it naturally absorbs these minerals in as it passes through soil and rock.
Hard water can damage your plumbing and fixtures, as you know from the buildup on your faucets. Let’s take a look at some of the other signs that you have hard water:
- Spotting and filming on your dishes. Do your dishes never seem to get clean? Or do your clean dishes always seem to have spots on them? This is a common indication of hard water. The hot water used for dishwashing actually releases the minerals from the water faster.
- Laundry. If your clothes feel scratchy and look grimy when they come out of the washer, that can also indicate hard water. Depending on the quality of your hard water, this can significantly damage the fibers of your clothes.
- No soapsuds. Hard water often prevents the production of soapsuds during washing and cleaning.
If you think you may have hard water problems, there is a solution. The Krystal Klear water treatment system features an electronic descaler, which not only removes the hardness of your water but also keeps the healthy minerals in your water. It does this by electronically altering the ionic concentration of the water, by turning those bicarbonates into carbonates. This is not only a smart idea for the quality of your drinking and washing water, but it may be necessary if you want to ensure the longevity of your plumbing. For more information, call BZ Dependable today.
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