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Clogged drain job in Coventry CT

Problem: Clogged drains We have a lot of customers in Coventry, CT. Last month, we got a a call from a homeowner at her wit's end. She was dealing with clogged drains all over her home. When her washing machine drained, it made water bubble up out of the kitchen sink. When she used the shower, the tub backed up then the toilet started gurgling. She went on to tell our customer service representative (CSR) that her sinks had been draining VERY slowly for a few months. Next step: Contact a...

Electrical Safety Month - May 2014

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and we are joining with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to raise awareness about potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety. This year’s campaign features the launch of Electrical Safety Illustrated magazine, which discusses timely electrical safety issues and equips consumers with the knowledge to protect their homes, families, and communities from electrical hazards. Melted splice due to space...

Plumbing Tips for Homeowners

Let's face it. No one likes huge, unexpected repair bills. And, as a homeowner, there always seems to be one lurking around the corner. While we are here to help in those situations, we also like to help you prevent them from happening in the first place! We have gathered up some DIY plumbing tips to help prevent the most common issues we get calls for. Most common plumbing issues Grease buildup - result of food waste. Clogged drain - result of hair or "flushable" wipes buildup. Leaking water...

It's National Fire Prevention Week!

The message for this year's Fire Prevention Week is " Prevent Kitchen Fires ." From October 6-12, The National Fire Protection Association will be spreading the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home. Through apps , online quizzes , and activities on their website, they will help teach people how to keep cooking fires from starting in the first place. Fast facts about fire Cooking is the leading cause home fires and home fire injuries, followed heating...

Wastewater Pumps: What One Do I Need?

Every year American families use an average of more than 500 gallons of water each day. We want water where and when we need it. But we don’t want water where it shouldn't be. It shouldn't be in the basement, standing in the backyard or covering a newly planted field. The right residential wastewater system can help receive and collect used water, store it temporarily, and move it to a treatment system with no hassle or mess for you or your family. Wastewater system basics Wastewater consists...

How to Choose a Well Pump

Before we can discuss what type of well pump you need for your Connecticut home, a basic assessment must be made. Sources of water A source of water or a well is often referred to as shallow or deep. These terms are referring to the depth of the water source or well. A shallow well is one where the water is within 25 feet of the ground surface. A deep well is where the static water level is more than 25 feet down. The standing water level in a well is called the static level. This is the water...

Why Ignoring a Water Leak is a Costly Mistake

As reported on Angie's List , we often don't think about the plumbing in our homes, until something goes wrong. Angie Hicks of Angie's List said, "Water can be your home's worst enemy. Leaving a water leak unattended can lead to serious damage to your home." Cost of a water leak Hicks continued, "For example, a leak behind a wall could require drywall repair. A small drywall repair job can cost as much as $400, not to mention if you end up with mold. For example, a mold remediation job can be...

8 Tips to Lower Water Heating Bills

Water heating is the second largest expense in your home. 64 gallons are used by the average household each day. This means that $400-600 is being spent each year by the average household! No one likes to spend money…especially for it to just, well, literally go down the drain. Energy Star and Energy Saver have put together the following tips: 8 Ways to Reduce Your Water Heating Bills Turn down your water heater's thermostat. 120 degrees is recommended. For every 10 degrees you turn down your...

Standby Generator: Benefits for your home

A home standby generator is the answer to Mother Nature's mood swings! Keep the lights on, the movie playing and the coffee brewing. It doesn't matter what the weather is doing. A Kohler generator restores your power automatically and keeps you connected to what you love to do! When you think of emergency power supply, you most likely think about a portable generator. However, a standby unit has many more benefits. Standby vs. Portable Generators Standby Generator Automatically restores power...

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...

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When you need an emergency plumbing, heating and electrical, you can count on Rapid Service. With teams in multiple locations, we can be at your door fast. Call Rapid Service To

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When you need a plumber, electrician or boiler technician in Connecticut, choose Rapid Service and experience their First Class customer care. Providing a red carpet service since 1987.


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  • My thank you seems so small compared to what you have done for me. Your generosity overwhelms me. the faucet is so attractive - I love it! You made my Christmas really merry.

    S. Bombria

    Thank you!!! Rapid Service did a wonderful job transforming 1920s bathrooms in our house. We cannot say enough about the quality and attention to detail of each of these projects.

    Anthony Power
  • The guys at Rapid Service did a whole "make-over" of my son's bathroom in East Hartford in March, 2014. They did a fantastic job - were there when they said they would be, were easy to contact, completed the job in a reasonable time...

    Sue Rissanen

    I had to call my handyman husband Rapid Service yet again! Andy and his crew are the most professional and down to earth people you will ever meet. My husband and I had a house built seven years ago and have had various issues with water, electrical and heating...

    Lisa M.
  • My wife and I own and operate a Bed & Breakfast in our home in Scotland, CT. For a number of years we have used Rapid Service for all our electrical, plumbing, and heating needs. Most recently we had Rapid Service replace a malfunctioning kick heater in our Guest Game Room...

    Bruce & Georgia Stauffer

    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...

    Kevin S.
  • Great work on replacing my well water tank, Andy. You have been giving us highly competent, clean, and courteous service for the past 28 years. You're the best!"

    Gerald Baril

    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...

    Curt F. Beck
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