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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips

How to Pick the Right Hot Water Heater

A hot water heater isn't something you think about often. In fact, most people are only aware of it when there's a problem . If you're not getting consistent hot water, you notice leaking around the heater, or the equipment is nearing 10 years old, it's time to think about replacement. Types of hot water heaters The world of hot water heaters is as vast as the cereal aisle. There are natural gas, oil, Oil-fired hot water heater we installed in Coventry CT electric and hybrid options. You can...

Sump Pump Failure: Troubleshooting Tips

Why is my basement flooded? Your Windham CT basement could be be flooded for a few different reasons. Your water heater may have burst , or you might have a clogged main drain . If there was a heavy Spring rain storm, your basement is probably flooded because your sump pump failed. You usually don't know that it failed until you walk into shin-deep water. Many Windham CT homeowners have a sump pump due to the heavy spring thaws and rains we receive. What is a sump pump? This equipment sits in...

Electrician Tip: 4 Signs of an Outdated Electrical System

Inspect your electrical system annually Overheated wires in Windham CT The electrical system in your CT home should be looked over each year. New England weather, electricity demands and pests can all prematurely age your system. They can also create fire hazards and put your family's safety at risk. Your electrical system has a lifespan of about 20 years. After that, you need to start planning for an upgrade . A Rapid Service CT electrician will update your meter sockets, wiring, and other...

Quick Tip: How To Choose a Kitchen Sink

How to choose a kitchen sink Choosing a kitchen sink can be overwhelming. There are many different shapes, sizes, colors, materials and uses to pick from. To help you choose the right sink for your kitchen's design AND your needs, sit down with a pen and paper. Write down all the things you do in your kitchen. Your list may include cooking Sunday dinners, entertaining guests, and/or weekly meal prep. What makes this tasks irritable? What would make them easier or more enjoyable? Your list...

What Causes Backed Up Drains?

Help! My basement is flooding! One of the most common calls we get is for flooded basements. Backed up drains can cause this, as well as a burst water heater or sump pump failure. When the cause is backed up drains, the water is usually coming in from around the washing machine area. This is a sign that there's a clogged main drain or clogged septic line. The washing machine drain is located close to the "main drain" of the home. Every time a faucet is turned on or a toilet flushes, it drains...

Ask a Plumber: How to Choose a Well Tank

Your local Columbia CT plumber is here to give you some tips on how to choose the right well tank for your home. What's a well tank? If you have a well system, there are three main components: the well, a well pump and a well tank. The well and well pump are found outside your home. The well tank is usually found in the basement area of your home. The majority of them are blue or gray in color and have a cylinder shape. A well tank sits on the floor, near where the water from your well enters...

5 Causes of Well Pump Failure

What is a well pump? Let's start by defining what a "well pump" is. If you're connected to a city water source, your home doesn't have one. If you have a private well system , it's the workhorse that provides water to your home. In Eastern Connecticut, private well systems are common. The well is either hand dug or drilled and a submersible well pump is dropped in. The water source is lower than the the house. A submersible well pump uses its existing pressure to force water out of the surface...

Quick Tip: Fix a Drippy Faucet

Cost of drippy faucet A drippy faucet can drive you crazy, waste a ton of water, and damage your plumbing fixtures. It all starts to add up. Repairing or replacing the faucet is the most cost-efficient solution. A leaking faucet can cause water to drip down, rusting your plumbing fixtures and eventually leading to wood rot in your cabinets or flooring. A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. That's the amount of water needed to...

Checklist for Spring Home Maintenance

Robert H. Schuller said it best: "Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come." Hello Spring! It's finally here! NOW you can make all those major decisions when it comes to your home. You've spent the winter pinning away ideas on Pinterest for your bath remodel project. You've scoured design magazines for...

How To Improve Your Water Quality

Hard water and poor water quality Water quality is a concern in many Eastern CT towns. Water can be considered "hard" and it may also have contaminants that can affect your health. Water quality can be affected in both municipal systems and private wells. It’s called “hard” because it contains excess minerals. Even though most municipal water supplies may be treated for contaminants, they do not always prevent hard water. Hard water causes many problems from discolored sinks to dull dishes to...

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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.

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    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.

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  • 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...

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    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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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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