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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips

Main Drain Line Replacement Service Available in Mansfield CT

Drain trouble A Mansfield CT customer gave us a call because her toilets were backing up and she noticed water pooling outside. No matter what she tried for the toilets, they just weren't clearing. We made an appointment for her the same day. Once a Rapid Service plumbing technician arrived, she showed him where the water was coming from. He exposed the main drain line that ran from the home out to the septic tank. He found that the pipe had collapsed which caused the toilets to back up and...

Vernon CT Plumber Advice: Why Is My Toilet Noisy?

Toilet trouble in Vernon CT A homeowner called us and started the conversation with, "you're going to think that I'm crazy but..." and I had to stop her. After being in business for 30 years, there isn't much we haven't heard and none of it makes you crazy! She went on to explain that the toilet was making a high pitched humming sound. It started out making the noise randomly then got to the point where it was a non-stop annoyance. It was keeping her awake at night. Working around her...

3 Fall Plumbing Tips From Your Willimantic CT Plumber

It's fall y'all! It's officially that time for pumpkin spice and everything nice. Don't miss out on apple picking or holiday parties because you have to deal with a plumbing emergency. Fall is the best time to do some preventative maintenance before the cooler weather and first frost kicks in. Your Willimantic CT plumber has 3 tips to prevent an emergency plumbing repair. Plumbing tips for Fall Outside hose - Remove your garden hoses. If they remain connected to your outside faucet, you could...

Plumbing Tip From Andover CT Plumber: How To Avoid A Clogged Drain

How does it start? A clogged drain usually doesn't happen overnight. You'll notice it start draining slowly. Water might sit in the kitchen sink for a few minutes, or the water might reach your ankles in the shower, and it will eventually go down. Until one day, it doesn't. The most common causes of clogged drains are food, hair, "flushable" wipes, and grease. Sometimes, the drain can be cleared with a plunger or some hot water and vinegar (we never recommend chemical drain cleaners!) Other...

Plumbing Tip From Hebron CT Plumber: What Is An Indirect Water Heater?

What is a “traditional” water heater? Before we talk about what an indirect water heater is, let's talk about the one most people are familiar with. A "traditional" water heater is a piece of equipment usually located in your basement. It is powered by electricity, oil or gas. It runs independent of any other plumbing equipment in your home. It heats the water you need to run showers, the dishwasher, and laundry. A traditional water heater has a lifespan of about 10-15 years, depending on the...

Emergency Well Pump Service in Columbia CT

Where did my water go? We are deep in the heat of summer and it's no time to be without water. Not having water simply isn't an option. However, getting fast well pump replacement service is! Your local Columbia CT plumber has some tips on what to do if your well pump isn't delivering water. What type of well pump do I have? There are two main types of well pumps found in Columbia CT: "Submersible" and "jet." You have a submersible well pump if your well is more than 25' deep and you don't...

Local Plumber Sponsors Coventry CT Farmers' Market

Rapid Service LLC is proud to return as a sponsor for the Coventry Farmers' Market 2019 season. The market is hosted on the grounds of Hale Homestead in Coventry CT. It carries on the tradition of being the largest farmers’ markets in Connecticut, featuring some of the best of Connecticut-grown, Connecticut-made products around at one of the most unspoiled countryside settings in the state. Each week, there is a different theme to celebrate. You can visit our booth on select Sundays. On...

Local Coventry CT Plumber Advice: Top 3 Toilet Problems

Why does my toilet do that? Your local Coventry CT plumber has seen all sorts of toilets. Whether they are round or elongated, standard height or comfort height, they are found in every home and business. They are pretty low-maintenance and keep working until they, well, don't. We'll talk about the top three toilet problems and what you can do to fix them. Problem #1: Clogs If you have a toilet pre-2000 and it clogs a lot, you may need to replace it. The national low-flush mandate was...

Outside Faucet Repair in Mansfield CT

Plumbing problem: leaky outside faucet Your local Mansfield CT plumber has received several calls this week for leaky outside faucet repair. Sometimes, the leak is obvious and can be seen dripping when the faucet is off. Sometimes, it's a little bit more hidden. If you have water in your basement after you've run the hose for a bit, your outside faucet may have split over the winter.* In other cases, the faucet simply won't turn on because it's seized shut. It's the time of year for getting...

Advice from Vernon CT Plumber: How to Avoid a Leaky Water Heater

Where is my water heater? Your water heater is usually found in the basement of your Vernon CT home. If you do not have a basement, it could be located in a utility closet. It is about 5 feet high and shaped like a cylinder. If it stands alone, you have a "traditional" water heater. If it's attached to your boiler, you have an "indirect" water heater. There are also wall-hung units, but this blog will focus on the traditional water heaters . They can be electric, oil, propane or natural gas....

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    I had Rapid Service come to my home because there was a saddle valve under my kitchen sink that was about to make a huge mess. I wasn't able to use my filtered water faucet until the repair was made. The technician fixed it AND had a great attitude while he worked. That is a rare thing lately...

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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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