Spring Plumbing Problems - Boston MA

Spring Plumbing Problems

Plumbing problems can be a scourge year round, but they often seem to rear their sludgy heads in the Spring time. Warmer weather brings thaws, and many of the plumbing issues that went unnoticed in the winter can suddenly become very noticeable. Luckily, many Spring plumbing issues have simple fixes. Check out below to find out fixes for common plumbing issues that often show up in the Spring. Read more

Plumbing Tips For The New Year

Plumbing Tips For The New Year

Don’t want to be singing the blues with plumbing problems and water damage in the New Year?

Like everything within your home, the only was to ensure great results is to keep up with maintenance projects along the way. Once you ring in the New Year, keep these 10 plumbing tips in mind to ensure that your plumbing woes are kept at bay throughout the next year. 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

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Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Spot and resolve small plumbing problems before they become major issues at home.

Plumbing. It’s been with us since Roman times, but today’s homes have a lavish supply of hot and cold water on demand, thanks to modern plumbing systems. The principles are simple — pressure and valves — but if they fail, the household may be faced with a soggy mess. When this happens, act quickly to avert major problems.
Smart homeowners know how to spot and resolve small plumbing problems before they become major issues. Help your plumbing stay dry and happy with these tips:
Keep an eye out for trouble. When it comes to plumbing, little leaks can lead to big problems. Be alert to signs of impending plumbing failures: Leaking faucets, damp cabinets, rocking toilets or dripping refrigerators all signal problems that need prompt attention.

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How to Avoid Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes Tips

Freezing temperatures are here. This may have you thinking about your furnace, but you should also be mindful of your household plumbing, frozen pipes risk.

When the temperature drops below freezing, there’s always the potential that the water in some pipes may freeze. In the best-case scenario, the ice temporarily stops the flow of water before thawing when temperatures rise. But it doesn’t take extreme temperatures for expanding ice to actually break a vulnerable pipe, putting your home at risk for leaks or even significant flooding.

During winter, keep these tips in mind to avoid this messy and costly problem.

Knowing is Half the Battle

Most homeowners don’t know the locations of every foot of pipe in their homes. A pipe that is heated or well insulated in some areas may be fully exposed to the elements somewhere else down the line. All it takes is a small frozen section to result in a major break. So to know where you might be at risk, ask your local plumber to conduct a thorough audit of your plumbing system for freezing risks. Read more