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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips

Electrical Panel: When You Should Upgrade

Electrical panels may need to be upgraded for a variety of reasons. This article will point out what to look for & safety hazards to consider. When should I upgrade my electrical panel? You should consider replacement if any of the following are true: It is 20 years or older. There has been weathering exposure. There is brittle wiring. There are increased household electricity needs. There has been lightning or water damage. There has been corrosion. You have a FPE or Zinsco panel. There was...

Wi-Fi Thermostat: control your heat from anywhere

Have you ever arrived at work and thought, "Shoot! I forgot to take something out of the freezer for dinner tonight!" Yeah. Us too. Have you also thought, "Shoot! I forgot to turn the heat down!" or "Man, it would be nice to come home to a toasty house." While we haven't found a solution to your dinner woes, we CAN help with your climate control. Honeywell carries thermostats that you can control from anywhere! All you need is a computer, smart phone or tablet...and of course, internet access....

Why Surge Protection is Important

A Storrs, CT customer decided it was time for a whole house surge protection system. "My electrical panel was on FIRE," he worriedly told our dispatcher. His home had been hit by lightning. We sent one of our electricians out immediately to begin the work to get power back on at the residence. We wish we could say this was the only time we've performed this service. Why Lightning and Surge Protection is Important Electrical surges are sudden spikes, also known as surges. They occur in the...

Pool Lighting: Why Fiber Optic is Best

The "unofficial" start of summer is finally here! It's time to start thinking about uncovering that pool and planning family picnics. Maybe a pool party for your recent grad? Or how about relaxing in your spa tub to celebrate the start of your "empty nest"? No matter what your summer entertainment plans are, pool & spa lighting is something to think about. Not only does it create a fun or relaxing space, but it also addresses safety concerns with the slippery surfaces. If you are still in the...

Why You Need A Professional Electrician

Rewiring an old house is something that you must give careful consideration to, as this can be extremely costly. Many people attempt the expensive mistake of trying to do a botch job, thinking they can easily get away with only fixing part of the problem and not rewiring the whole house. But any kind of electrical work needs to be done by a professional Electrician. Electricity Is Not DIY There is far more to changing a fuse board and it is not something that should be tackled without a...

Getting The Best Electrical Contracting Services

In any establishment, electrical works are always a requirement. There is no house, building, industrial plant, or commercial establishment that is ever constructed without electrical services. Generally, electrical work pertains to the lighting and wiring of any establishment. It involves electric fixtures, electric appliances, electric baseboards, switches, telephone systems, generators, home electronic system, computer systems, and outdoor lights. Practically everything that is powered by...

Have a Plumber on the Way? Be Sure Your Home Is Prepared for a Visit

If you have a plumber on the way to your Manchester home, you need to take a few minutes to be sure you can make his job as smooth, easy, quick, and low-cost as possible. And doing so requires implementing just a small but very handful of suggestions — including the following: Clear Out the Work Area Let’s be honest: Nobody ever said how dirt cheap a plumber is. Like any professional tradesman, a plumber can charge a not-insignificant amount for his time. And you shouldn’t pay for that time to...

Plumbing Emergency: How to Avoid the Top 4 Problems

Who ya gonna call for plumbing emergencies? In the past 30 years, we've pretty much seen it all in the world of plumbing in Willimantic CT. If we had to pick the top 4 emergencies that we provide service for, they would be: Burst water heater Dead well pump Clogged drain Leaky pipe The thing is, most of these can be prevented! We'll share some tips below on how to avoid a plumbing emergency. Burst water heater A standard water heater is only meant to last 8-10 years. We bet you have college...

How to Stop Bathroom Mold

How to prevent bathroom mold Mold loves to grow in damp places. Your bathroom is the best spot in the house for it to settle in. You may see little spots up in your ceiling corners. You might smell it but not see it because it's growing inside a cabinet. Your local Columbia CT plumber has some tips on how to stop bathroom mold from forming. Proper ventilation A steamy shower is perfect after a hard workout. A hot soaking in the tub relaxes all your stress away. However, all that condensation...

Garbage Disposal: When Should I Replace It?

When should I replace my disposal? Your garbage disposal is a work horse. It's literally a bone-crushing piece of equipment. It works hard to grind up food and even those things that get dropped into by accident, like coins. Some items we removed from a customer's disposal You usually don't think much about it, after the plumber installed it. You might throw some lemon into it when it starts to smell funky. You may run some ice cubes through it to keep the blades sharpened. Otherwise, this...

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    My wife and I want you to know that we were very satisfied with our bathroom remodeling that Andy performed professionally, carefully and efficiently. The end result is a bathroom that is properly updated, functions perfectly and looks very attractive...

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