Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Factors to Consider When Installing Plumbing

Monday, July 26th, 2021

checklist-with-red-markersInstalling new plumbing into a residence can be a tricky job, and one that you should definitely not try to undertake as a “DIY” project. Even something that seems relatively minor or something that doesn’t seem to require that much work can end in disaster, like an out-of-control leak gushing water into your home. Fortunately, no matter what your plumbing installation needs may be, our team is here to help!

Keep reading as we uncover a few factors that are important to consider when you’re planning on a plumbing installation. And keep in mind we have plenty of more knowledge to share! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you might have.

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Importance of Maintaining Your Sump Pump

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

sump-pumpOne of our goals is to always be here with helpful advice for our customers. This is the time of year that flooding from melting snow and heavy rain is quite common, and we want to make sure you’re well prepared for that. One of the best ways to prepare is with regular sump pump maintenance.

You will need professional maintenance at least once a year to make sure your sump pump is functioning as it should. However, there are quarterly maintenance tasks that homeowners should do on their own as well. By doing this, you’ll be able to rely on your sump pump and you’ll know when to call us for repairs. But how do you do this? What are these maintenance tasks? Read on to find out! (more…)

Why You Should Only Trust a Pro for Your Drain Cleaning

Monday, April 19th, 2021

drain-with-water-going-downWhen you have a clogged drain in your home—one of the most common plumbing problems there is—it’s easy to look for a quick fix. You can hope for the best, but unfortunately, that quick fix isn’t so quick after all.

There are some instances where a little bit of “do-it-yourself” (DIY) work can solve problems. There are other times, however, that it is better to leave the job to trained professionals. Drain clogs can fall into the former category, but when we talk about relieving a drain clog on your own, we don’t mean reaching for that bottle of store-bought drain cleaner you got at the hardware store. We mean using a plunger and a little bit of ‘elbow grease,’ and when that’s not enough it’s time to call a pro.

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Is My Toilet Leaking?

Monday, February 8th, 2021

toiletOf all the issues that you may encounter in your home relating to your plumbing system, a busted toilet is just about as inconvenient as they come. If you suspect that your toilet is leaking, you should definitely get in touch with a professional plumber right away. Unless, of course, you can find a super obvious cause of the problem.

Confused yet?

That’s okay! We’re just highlighting our point that even “simple” plumbing problems, like a leaking toilet, are often more complex than you’d expect. That’s why, should you need a professional plumber, it is so important that you work with a trained professional that you can trust. And when it comes to plumbing in Alstead, NH—that’s us! (more…)

Don’t Ignore These Signs of Plumbing Leaks

Monday, October 19th, 2020

burst-copper-pipePlumbing leaks are a major drag. There is no getting around that. There is also no getting around the fact that plumbing leaks can and do happen. You’re going to deal with them eventually. If you haven’t had to deal with any in your home yet, then you should consider yourself lucky. And with another Vermont winter coming in soon, additional problems like frozen pipes and rapid snowmelt flooding basements should be on everyone’s mind, too.

We’re not going to be all doom and gloom about these issues, though. Why? Because there is plenty that can alert you to the need for professional plumbing services in Ludlow, VT.  By the time you can actually see many plumbing leaks, you’ve probably missed out on some early warning signs that could have alerted you to the problem earlier on. Those warning signs are what we’re going to be focusing on in today’s post. Because of the amount of damage that water leaks can do, we strongly recommend that you schedule service at the first sign of trouble.

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What Causes Clogged Drains?

Monday, October 5th, 2020

water-flowing-down-a-drainWhen you need professional plumbing in Ludlow, VT who do you call? Hopefully, it’s our team! Especially if you have a stubbornly clogged drain.

“But wait,” you might wonder, “can’t I just tackle a clogged drain by myself?”

We know what you’re thinking–that you’ll just reach for that bottle of chemical, liquid drain cleaning solution you got from the hardware or grocery store. Unfortunately, these “solutions” can do more harm than good to your drain. This is because they’re highly caustic, and can actually eat away at the lining of your pipes, eventually leading to corrosion and leaks. The real solution to a clogged drain is professional service, whether our plumbers come out with a drain snake or hydro-jet for really stubborn backups.

But what if you could prevent clogs to begin with? You may be able to, as long as you understand what causes them to begin with. Read on to learn more!

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Don’t Let Your Pipes Freeze This Winter

Monday, September 21st, 2020

insulating-pipesLiving in as cold a winter climate as ours means facing some unique challenges that you don’t really have to think about in, say, Florida or Southern California. One of these problems is frozen pipes. If you are serious about preventing frozen pipes in your home—and you very much should be—then you are going to have to take some added precautions. Be sure to keep the following tips in mind, and contact us with any questions.

If and when you do need any repairs for your plumbing in Londonderry, VT, you need to be sure that you are working with skilled, experienced professionals. Our team fits the bill entirely. You can count on us to respond quickly to any issue you may encounter. But, as is typically the case, prevention is your best option! And preventing frozen pipes is not really as difficult as you might think—even with our winters. (more…)

What Makes a Sump Pump So Important?

Monday, August 10th, 2020

sump-pumpAs evidenced by our latest tropical storm, weather in the Northeast can be tough to manage. There is nothing that we can do to make the rain stop coming. There is nothing we can do to prevent rapid snowmelt and the mess that comes with it. What we can do is install a great sump in your home. If you aren’t using a sump pump in Southern Vermont, then you are honestly just asking for trouble! Or, at least, inviting it into your home.

Why do that, when our plumbers are here to serve you? We install sump pumps of the highest quality. We make sure that they can live up to their potential, too. How? By offering services of the highest quality, as well. When you need your sump to jump into action, it’s never a matter of “good enough.” So keep this information in mind, evaluate your situation, and let us know if you are ready to explore your sump pump and service options.

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Don’t Ignore Low Water Pressure in Your Home!

Monday, April 20th, 2020

shower-headOf all the problems that you may encounter with your home plumbing system, low water pressure may not exactly sound like the most urgent. And you know what? It may not be. It’s hard to argue that low water pressure is more urgent, for instance, than an overflowing toilet. Or at least, it may seem that way in the moment. What too many homeowners fail to realize is that low water pressure can actually be indicative of very serious plumbing problems.

Today, we are going to look at some of the reasons why you may encounter low water pressure in your home. We’re also going to remind you that our plumbers in Southern Vermont are here to help you when you do find yourself in this unenviable situation. We cannot tell you that we can help you to avoid all plumbing problems all the time.  We can promise, though, that we can resolve any problems that you do encounter successfully.

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Protect Your Pipes This Winter Season

Monday, September 9th, 2019

insulating-pipesWe know, we know.  It’s only September. You don’t want to be thinking about the snow and ice that winter will bring quite yet. Of course,  you also know that September is not too early to start thinking about the winter season. Not around here it isn’t. We know it, you know it, and our plumbers in New Hampshire know it. That’s why we want to remind you of some ways that you can protect your plumbing this winter.

One of the biggest issues that any homeowner might face during the winter months is frozen pipes. While we may not be able to guarantee with 100% certainty that you will never encounter frozen pipes on your property, we can guarantee that taking a few simple steps can greatly reduce the risk of running into any such problems. So keep the following information in mind, and be sure to let us know if you have any concerns, weather-related or otherwise, about your plumbing pipes. (more…)