Water Heater Installation & Replacement - I&C Mechanical – Plumbing & Heating

Water Heater Installation & Replacement – Before and After

If your water heater has sprung a leak, or if the water in your home is not heating up at all, repair may or may not be an option. Depending on the problem, replacing your old water heater with a new one may be the only solution.

Water heater replacement is best left to a professional, like I&C Mechanical – Plumbing & Heating. If you require gas water heater installation, our plumbing experts can help with your water heater install.

We’ve put together some tips to assist you in troubleshooting your gas water heater issues. It will also help you to recognize when water heater replacement may be in order. Remember, if you perform regular maintenance, you can extend the life of your water heater. Read more

Facts to Know about Your Water Boiler

Facts to Know about Your Water Boiler

Boilers provide a comforting heat that other heating systems simply cannot match. Heat radiates out into a room, rather than moving through ductwork and vents in a home, as hot water allows for easy, reliable heat transfer.

There is a lot of confusion surrounding boilers and their associated components: underfloor heating systems, radiators, and baseboard heaters. As experienced heating technicians, we hear a lot of misconceptions every day, and we feel it’s our job to clear them up. Read on to learn what we think any boiler owner should know, and call our team for boilers in Boston, MA. Read more

Top 5 Plumbing Tips For Fall

Top 5 Plumbing Tips For Fall

Whether you believe it or not, The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicted this upcoming winter to be colder than the previous year. But before we talk about the possibility of another Polar Vortex, let’s focus on the current season and the preparations you should make in your home. While some of you are enjoying pumpkin-spiced foods & beverages, watching football on Sunday’s, and heading to the pumpkin patch on the weekend, you tend to forget that you need to prepare your home for the colder weather before it’s too late!

It’s officially time to retire the garden hoses and prepare your home for the cooler air with these fall plumbing tips. Read more

Home Buyers Plumbing Problems

Home Buyers Plumbing Problems

Plumbing Problems Home Buyers Should Look For

The process of buying a new home is a long and strenuous one. Part of this process is going to each house and taking tours to see which one is right for you. With style and taste aside, you need to be actively looking for any problems that could cost you money to fix post-purchase. Keep an eye out for these plumbing problems, as they could make any house less attractive to buy. Read more

Gas Safety Tips for the Home

Gas Safety Tips for the Home

A large portion of Boston’s homes rely on natural gas to heat water and cook food and to provide warmth during the fall and winter months. Natural gas is a clean, affordable resource, but in some cases it can be extremely dangerous to the occupants of a home.

If your home relies on natural gas, take a few minutes to read our gas safety tips so you can reduce the risk of experiencing a dangerous natural gas accident. Read more

Drain Clogs - Boston Plumber - Plumbing Needs

How Drain Clogs Happen

How often do you think about the drain clogs in your home or business?

If you’re like many individuals, you probably don’t think about drain clogs until there are obvious signs of problems. There’s nothing wrong with that, but life can be much simpler and less messy if you pay a bit of attention ahead of issues like that. Understanding the causes of drain clogs can help you to fix the problem more easily and more quickly. It helps to understand what causes drains to clog and back up, and how to avoid it in the first place if possible. Read more

Commercial Plumbing Contractors Near Me - I&C Mechanical - Boston, MA

Commercial Plumbing Contractors Near Me

Property values entail many factors that are not readily apparent by viewing the exterior and location of the facility.  In fact, the infrastructure including the plumbing and heating is crucial.  It can make the difference between a comfortable, fully operational facility and one that is in disrepair and uninhabitable.  Maintaining and keeping up this equipment is the first task of a facility manager.  As soon as the plumbing and heating systems fail, tenants immediately complain.  That is why property and building managers are constantly asking, how do I find quality commercial plumbing contractors near me? Read more

Garbage Disposal Repair - I&C Mechanical Services - Plumbing & Heating

Garbage Disposal Repair

When you are cleaning up, should you rinse the residue and food particles from the sink into the garbage disposal? Unfortunately, when homeowners have a garbage disposal, they forget that there is a sewer line attached to it. When a garbage disposal is used to get rid of grease, coffee grounds or harmful chemicals are used, the long-term damage can be caused to your sewer line. To get a better understanding of how to avoid damaging your sewer system through liberal use of your garbage disposal, keep reading. If you are asking yourself, which are the best garbage disposal repair plumbing contractors near me?, may we suggest I&C Mechanical – Plumbing & Heating for those who live in the Boston Metro area. Read more

3 Potential Causes Of The Dreaded Rattling Pipe

3 Potential Causes Of The Dreaded Rattling Pipe

No home plumbing problem is quite as frustrating as a pipe that rattles or vibrates loudly every time you turn on the water. Unfortunately, many homeowners remain completely stumped when it comes to the potential causes of this problem. Learn more about diagnosing an annoying, rattling pipe. This article will discuss three possible sources of a rattling pipe in your house.

Loose Pipe Clips

The simplest explanation for a rattling pipe is also the most common: the pipe simply has too much “wiggle room.” The pressure of water moving through the pipe thus causes it to bang and rattle against the nearby framing elements. So now the pipe clips are loose. To fix this problem, all that needs to be done is secure the pipe more firmly using new pipe clips. Of course, this can be easier said than done, depending on the particular location of the rattling pipe. Portions of wall or flow may need to be removed. Read more