Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Why Should You Use a Professional for Your Plumbing Installation?

Monday, July 25th, 2022

plumber-working-on-bathroom-sinkOftentimes, professional plumbers get called to jobs where a homeowner has already tried to install or repair something on their own, or allowed an amateur to handle it, and it didn’t go as planned. Trying DIY fixes can be a great solution for a good number of around-the-house tasks, but when it comes to your home comfort and efficiency, you really should leave the work to the pros.

A professionally trained and experienced plumber will bring a lot to the table that an amateur simply can’t, and you’ll see the difference in the quality of work provided. So what is it that sets professional plumbers apart? Read on as we uncover the answer!

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“What If I Bought a Home with a Sump Pump?”

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

victorian-home-in-the-snowIf you’re new to Vermont, welcome! It’s gorgeous here. Sometimes the snow sticks around a little longer than we’d like, but our summers can’t be beat, and if you enjoy the outdoors, there are countless activities to explore. Plus, we’d be remiss not to mention the craft beer scene and the pride in our locally grown food!

But enough about us–we’re sure you’ve heard it all, that’s probably why you moved here!

Let’s talk about your home. If you’ve never lived on the East Coast, then there are some things about your home that might be a bit different than what you’re used to. Shoot, even if you lived down a bit further south there could be some things that come as a surprise–like basements! And what’s in the basements of most Southern Vermont homes? Sump pumps. Read on to learn what you can expect, if you bought a home with a sump pump.

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Is It Possible You Need Repiping?

Monday, April 18th, 2022

copper-pipesYou’ve likely heard of repiping before, even if you heard it referred to as “pipe replacement.” This service is essentially the process of removing faulty plumbing from your home and replacing it with new plumbing. In most cases, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you just need one small pipe replaced. It’s quite possible that we’ll have to replace a long length of plumbing so your whole home can benefit–you may even discover you’d benefit from whole-house repiping, depending on the age of your home and the state of your plumbing system.

Properly repiping a home to avoid future plumbing problems requires necessary preparation and education, plus an awareness of the warning signs that it may be a bigger job than initially expected. This is why it’s so important to call in a pro when you need this service. But, how do you know when you actually do need repiping service in your home? Read on as we uncover many of the common signs that your home is due for repiping.

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Signs That Your Plumbing Could Use an Upgrade

Monday, January 10th, 2022

pipesOne of the most common questions that our plumbers get is “what is repiping?” This is the process of stripping down all the faulty plumbing that you have in your home and replacing it with new plumbing. In many instances, you may need to have repiping done throughout the whole home due to older plumbing that will eventually start corroding and leaking, even if it hasn’t already.

Repiping isn’t a service you should try to attempt on your own. You’ll want a lot of preparations to be made, which is what our professional plumbers are here for! The good news is though, there are some signs that you can watch out for that indicate you could, indeed, use repiping. Read on to learn these signs, and then give us a call once you notice any of them.

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Plumber Qualities to Look for with New Construction

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

kitchen-in-the-middle-of-constructionOne of the most complex systems in your home is your plumbing system. It’s comprised of various pipes, components, and fixtures. So when it comes to having a home built, you need a reliable and qualified contractor to complete the new construction plumbing. Our team understands what it takes to complete your specific job, and you can rest assured that our work will meet your expectations.

One of the most important factors to remember when you’re hiring a contractor for this kind of job is that an amateur is much more likely to make mistakes and leave you with an unreliable plumbing system. But how do you know the difference between a professional and an inexperienced plumber? Read on as we uncover what you should look for.

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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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