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

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

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

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

What to do When Your Toilet is Overflowing

What to do When Your Toilet is Overflowing

If there’s one thing you should be able to count on, it’s that the toilet should flush properly when you need it to. But life isn’t fair, toilets clog, and to make matters worse — they can overflow.

Preventing raw sewage from spilling over onto your bathroom floor can be fail-safe, but only if you know what to do and have the proper tools at arm’s reach. If your toilet is prone to clogs — or if you just want to be prepared for the worst — this emergency protocol is critical.

Stop It at the Source

No matter the cause, if a toilet is overflowing, the most urgent action is to stop the flow of water into the bowl. In many bathrooms, the best place to do this is at the toilet’s main shutoff valve. Read more

Preventative Drain Care Keeps Clogs Away

Preventative Drain Care Keeps Clogs Away

Preventative Drain Care Keeps Clogs Away

You have a variety of options when it comes to clearing clogged drains — there are chemical cleaners, organic solutions, plumbing snakes, plungers and more. But why go to the trouble when it’s cheaper and easier to just prevent clogs in the first place?

Taking care of a drain mostly just requires you to be careful. Add to that a few proactive cleanings each year, and your chances of developing a serious clog become very low.

What’s the Worst That Could Happen? Read more

Heating Rebates from Mass Save

Heating Rebates from Mass Save

Early Heating Rebates from Mass Save are back!

Rebates are available for replacing inefficient heating  equipment. Replacing a natural gas boiler that is over 30 years old could generate a rebate up to $3,500.00. Replacing an oil boiler that is over 30 years old generates rebates up to $1,900.00.

Of course, Mass Save has some eligibility requirements to receive heating rebates: fuel switching/conversion (ie oil to gas) is NOT eligible for this offer, customer must complete a Mass Save home energy assessment or site visit prior to replacing the heating equipment, and the rebate form must be completed and submitted by the deadline. For a full list of Mass Save heating rebates eligibility requirements, click here. Read more

Water Heater Repair

Water Heater Repair vs. Replacement

Water Heater Repair vs. Replacement

Your water heater is an important part of your home. After all, it’s the only reason you are able to take nice warm showers every day and have plenty of warm water for doing dishes and laundry. Like any other appliance in your home, the water heater is almost certainly going to break down now and again.

When this does happen, you have an important decision to make: do you fix the water heater, or replace it altogether.

If the unit is more than eight years old, having it replaced is probably the safest way to go. Once they start getting up there in years, one problem tends to lead to another. By the time you’ve made all the necessary repairs, it might just cost you as much as buying a new heater altogether.

However, if the heater is still relatively new or still has some time left on the warranty, water heater repair is probably a good way to go. The replacement parts used in the repair may still be under warranty, which means you’ll only have to pay the labor costs. Read more