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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips

Summer Plumbing Issues

Summertime plumbing issues As summer is winding down and back-to-school sales are being advertised, your plumbing may be showing signs of stress. Summer break meant that the kids were home more or that you had out-of-town relatives visiting. The burst of increased usage took a toll on your home's toilets, garbage disposal, and faucets. Toilet: Sleepovers, play dates and visits from relatives meant that your toilets got more use then they did the rest of the year. If you notice that your toilet...

How to Solve Hard Water Issues

What is hard water? "Hard water" occurs when there is an overabundance of minerals in your home's water supply. Over half of the earth's water comes from ground water. As water passes through the ground, it picks up minerals from the Side effect of hard water: pipe is being corroded from the inside, resulting in leaks. soil and rock. These minerals create deposits of calcium and magnesium. These deposits wind up inside your home's plumbing. It isn't harmful to drink hard water. However, it can...

Signs of Bad Electrical Outlet

Bad electrical outlet signs Isn't it funny how quickly time passes us by? One minute, you're unpacking boxes and setting up 'house' in your new home. The next minute, you're calling your local electrician because an electrical outlet is sparking. It's only when making that phone call that you realize 20 years has passed since you unpacked that first box. Work and social obligations have kept you busy most of that 20-year span. You may have overlooked some of the signs that electrical updates...

Surge Protection from Summer Storms

Summer is a wonderful time of year for trips to the beach and picnics at the park. Unfortunately, we always have to keep our eyes to the skies for the unexpected thunderstorms in CT. High humidity levels create some powerful lightning storms that can wreck havoc on your home's electrical system. Surge protection can help safeguard your home's electronics and well water system. What is surge protection? When hearing the term "surge protection," most people instantly picture a small piece of...

What is a Root Ball?

Last week on Facebook , we posted a picture of a root ball and someone asked what exactly that meant. "It looks so much like a snake or something," she commented. 'Snake' is one of the kinder euphemisms that come to mind when looking at this root ball we extracted from a home in Mansfield, CT . I'll let you pick the description of your choosing... What causes a root ball? The simple answer: tree roots. Roots will always reach for water sources. Drains from homes are great because the water's...

No water is no fun

Problem: No water in the home Waking up on a Monday is hard enough. Waking up on a Monday to find out you have no water is just about devastating. No coffee to activate the synapses. No shower to jolt your drowsiness. And now a stressful situation that you didn't anticipate. Having no water is just no fun. One of our Coventry CT homeowners faced this exact situation recently. With empathetic reassurance, our customer service rep worked quickly to dispatch a technician. Solution: Replace broken...


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What is Orangeburg Pipe?

One of our Columbia CT homeowners called us because she had water in her basement and clogged drains. When our technician arrived, he noticed a pool of water to the side of her home. Curtain drain collapsed in Columbia CT Problem: Upon further diagnosing, our technician discovered the presence of orangeburg pipe . The home's "curtain drain" was made of orangeburg. A curtain drain carries rainwater away from a home's foundation. The rainwater is diverted through a perforated pipe then it can be...

Bath Remodel in Windham CT

From plumbing repair.... A Windham CT customer called us to admit he'd dumped soup down his bathroom sink. Now, he said it wouldn't drain. A lot of the homes in this area are very old and have outdated plumbing fixtures. Our plumbing technician did some drain repiping in the cellar to fix the issues. Snaking the drain wouldn't have helped because the pipes were so old and deteriorated. The job also required digging out from the home's foundation to the septic tank to replace the septic line....

Electrical Service Change in Storrs CT

Since May is Electrical Safety Month , we'd like to take the chance to walk you through one of our electrical service change jobs. Why an electrical service change? An electrical service change can be necessary for a variety of reasons. Age, weather exposure and usage are some of the factors that should be examined. One of our Storrs CT customers had an overloaded electrical panel. The electrical needs of his household had increased and his current 200 amp service needed to be replaced. This...

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