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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips

Wipes Create Plumbing Nightmare in Connecticut

Flushable wipes damage sewer systems As reported by WINY Radio , "flushable" wipes are creating a plumbing nightmare in Killingly CT. Towns and cities across Connecticut, and across the country , are facing multi-million dollar repair bills. This translates to higher taxes for all of us. "According to Killingly Town Engineer David Capacchione, the issue has been occurring more frequently, and has in fact become a problem throughout the entire industry. 'We used to have to clean out once a...

Quick Tip: Troubleshoot a Leak

A sudden spike in your water bill generally indicates there's a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. A toilet or a faucet is usually to blame. A faucet leak is easy to pinpoint because you will either see the drip coming out of the faucet, or find water underneath your sink. A toilet leak is a little harder to troubleshoot but we'll share an easy trick. How to troubleshoot a toilet leak This is an easy trick to determine if your toilet is leaking. Put some food coloring in your toilet tank....

It's Fix A Leak Week

National Fix A Leak Week Today is the second day of Fix A Leak Week 2016. It's celebrated in March of each year as a time to remind Americans to check their household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. This year, it runs from March 14-20. The EPA challenges us to find leaks in our home and get them fixed this week. Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. By finding and fixing leaks, you can save about 10% on your water bills. It...

St. Patrick's Day Savings

St. Patrick's Day Special Do you have the luck of the Irish on your side? Keep an eye on your mailbox because we just sent out Pot o' Gold gift cards to use on plumbing, heating and electrical repair services. They come with the following greeting: May your days be many and your troubles few, Accept the blessings of this card we bestow upon you. May the luck of the Irish be with you each day, In the event of an Uh-Oh, we'll be there right away! A leprechaun should deliver them by the end of...

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

We're almost at the finish line Eastern Connecticut! The days are getting longer, and the birds are singing. Spring is just around the corner and it's time to start getting your home ready. Before you know it, the busyness of vacation planning and school ending will be here! Stay ahead of the game by getting your spring home maintenance done early. Check your electrical system During the cold, all sorts of critters seek shelter from the elements. You'd be surprised at how many calls we receive...

Plumbing Tips for Pet Lovers

Plumbing tips for pet lovers From cats to dogs, from birds to hamsters, we love our pets! We give them soft squishy beds, yummy treats and lots of lovin'. They quickly warm their way into our hearts and earn their places as family members. There are lots of blogs out there that address making your home safe for children and babies. We want to make sure there's one for the furbabies in your lives as well! Here are some plumbing tips to protect your four-legged family members: Prevent accidental...

Clogged Drain Repair in Columbia CT

A clogged drain is a common repair we complete. The problem usually starts out as a slow drain. Common causes of clogged drains are hair buildup, food particles, baby wipes and grease . A chemical cleaner, a bucket of hot water or a plunger may have been used by a homeowner with no luck. Life gets in the way and the days fly by with higher priority items. The slow drain eventually turns into a completely clogged drain. Clogged drain in Columbia CT One of our plumbing technicians was called out...

Plumbing Tips for Winter

Winter is tough on a lot of things in our lives. Our vehicles, schedules and peace of mind can all take a beating. Plumbing is another aspect that is heavily affected by winter's freezing temperatures, howling winds and unpredictability. We've put together some tips to help protect your home's plumbing system and tricks on how to handle the unexpected. Burst plumbing mess in Columbia CT Preventative winter plumbing tips Keep the heat up. It's tempting to conserve on energy costs and turn the...

Quick Tip: Stop a Rocking Toilet

What causes a rocking toilet When a toilet starts to rock, it could be a sign of a bigger issue. The toilet may have been leaking for awhile. That water gets trapped between the toilet and the floor. The trapped water starts to rot the flooring and creates an uneven surface. This is why the toilet now rocks. The toilet will have to be pulled to see how extensive the damage is. The subflooring may need to be replaced if the leak has gone unnoticed for years . Another cause of a rocking toilet...

Why Water Heater Maintenance is Important

A water heater is usually tucked down in the basement or in a utility room. This makes it "out of sight, out of mind." It becomes all you can think about, however, once it begins to leak or if it bursts. Water heater 101 You may have a gas, oil or electric water heater. It may hold 30, 40 or even 50-gallons. It's a stand-alone cylinder-shaped piece of equipment that heats the water for your showers, baths, and dish washing. If you have a boiler, you may also have another tank sitting next to...

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