Why You Need Commercial Leak Detection Services

August 31st, 2015 by Anthony Bracco

Finding hidden leaks inside a home is a difficult job, and it almost always requires the services of professional plumbers with the right equipment to pinpoint the location of the leak so it can be fixed. Now when you consider the size and the extent of a commercial building compared to a house, and how much more plumbing serves the building, you will see why it’s so vital to have experienced plumbers take care of leak detection in businesses. And not just any professional plumbers, but ones that specialize in the needs of commercial plumbing. Continue Reading

Help! I’m Not Getting Any Hot Water in My House!

August 24th, 2015 by Anthony Bracco

Among the emergency service calls that we receive the most frequently are for when a house suddenly has no hot water at all. Losing the hot water in your home is obviously a serious problem, since it makes numerous ordinary tasks very difficult—especially keeping clean. (Nobody wants to wake up in the morning and start off the day with an ice-cold shower.) Continue Reading

Signs That You Should Call for Repairs for Your Tankless Water Heater

August 17th, 2015 by Anthony Bracco

Tankless water heaters are one of the best ways to provide hot water to a household. The benefits of these systems are numerous: They consume far less energy than conventional storage tank systems. They won’t run out of hot water because they always heat up more water “on demand.” They have lengthy service lives. They take up a small amount of space. And so on. Continue Reading

These Items Can Cause Clogging and Damage to Your Sewer Line

August 10th, 2015 by Anthony Bracco

We’ve written before on this blog about items that you must never put down your garbage disposal. We’re going to tackle a broader topic today: items that should never go down any of your drains or be flushed down one of the toilets. Any one of the following can lead to major problems in the sewer line leading from your home to the municipal system (or in some cases, to a septic tank) as well cause damage to a sewage pump. Clogs in the sewer line will cause huge issues in your home and require professionals to provide extensive sewer cleaning. Continue Reading

Ways to Tell You May Need Water Main Replacement

August 3rd, 2015 by Anthony Bracco

One of the essential parts of your home’s plumbing is the water main. After all, if you don’t have a line to bring in fresh water from the municipal system, there really isn’t much good for half of the plumbing fixtures in your home. Although water mains are built from durable material, they can still suffer from damage due to root infiltration, ground shifting, corrosion from chemicals, and even lightning strikes. (Yes, as odd as this sounds, lightning is a source of pinhole leaks.) Continue Reading

What Hard Water Is and What to Do about It

July 27th, 2015 by Anthony Bracco

It’s a strange phrase. How can a liquid be hard? The “hardness” of water refers to the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium therein. Groundwater picks up such minerals on its way into your plumbing system. The more dissolved minerals therein, the “harder” the water. But is this an issue in your household? Should you be concerned for your health or the safety of your plumbing system? Continue Reading

Is There a Way I Can Find Hidden Leaks on My Own?

July 20th, 2015 by Anthony Bracco

Leaking pipes are one of the more difficult of plumbing problems to solve. The first trouble is actually locating the leak in the first place: since most pipes are disguised behind walls, floors, and under building foundations, it’s difficult to know the exact location of the leak unless water is pouring out through a crack somewhere. Usually, there are only warning signs to show that there is leak, such as elevated water bills, the water heater running at unusual times, and warping floorboards.

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What You Need to Know about Backflow Prevention

July 13th, 2015 by Anthony Bracco

Backflow prevention is a necessary part of both residential and commercial plumbing systems. The purpose of a backflow preventer is to stop the bacteria and other contaminants in the wastewater side of the plumbing system from entering into the freshwater side and polluting it. A backflow prevention device makes certain that sewage can only flow one way through the plumbing system; a valve closes to prevent wastewater from rising the wrong direction when there is a change in pressure from either the freshwater or wastewater sides. Continue Reading

4 Reasons Why Water Heater Repair Is Everything

July 6th, 2015 by Anthony Bracco

A water heater from a quality manufacturer that received a professional installation should work for many years without requiring major repairs. To help prevent crippling issues, it should also have annual maintenance sessions from experts to see that it stays free from corrosion, loss of power, the development of sediment in its tank, and other potential setbacks. Continue Reading

The Biggest Mistake You Are Making with Your Kitchen Drains

June 29th, 2015 by Anthony Bracco

You use your kitchen every day for a variety of tasks, and that means an immense amount of water goes down its drains. If these drains become slow or develop clogs, it will mean large inconveniences and may even bring kitchen work to a halt until you can get a professional plumber out to the house to resolve the trouble. Continue Reading