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Get Ready to Spend More: Natural Gas Prices Expected to Rise This Winter

Tuesday, July, 18th, 2017 at 11:04 am by Petri Plumbing

With natural gas prices expected to rise this coming winter, now is the time to make sure your heating system is in good working order. Petri Plumbing wants our Brooklyn neighbors to be able to stay warm without breaking the bank. The U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts that households that primarily use natural gas for heating will spend $116 more this winter in part due to expected lower temperatures: Residential natural gas prices are forecast [Read More...]

Something is Rotten in the Borough of Brooklyn: Fixing Home Garbage Disposal Problems

Tuesday, July, 11th, 2017 at 10:54 am by Petri Plumbing

A home garbage disposal is an important part of many Brooklyn kitchens. It’s a luxury to not have carry out the trash as often because you are disposing of food waste in a quick and sanitary manner; however, without proper care and maintenance, a disposal can become a major inconvenience. What’s that smell? If your kitchen begins to reek of rotten garbage, you may have a partially clogged disposal. Happily, there is a simple fix [Read More...]

Stay Safe in Brooklyn: Things to Know about Natural Gas

Monday, July, 3rd, 2017 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

The use of natural gas for heating and appliances in your home has many advantages, but it does require caution and education to prevent problems. There is an unfortunate history of fatal gas accidents in Brooklyn. That’s why it’s important to be careful. Your neighbors at Petri Plumbing can offer some tips on staying safe. Do Have a professional inspect your gas system – including lines, appliances, furnaces/boilers – on an annual basis. Keep a [Read More...]

Chill Out: Avoiding Wintertime Boiler Problems with Summertime Maintenance

Tuesday, June, 27th, 2017 at 9:05 am by Petri Plumbing

In the middle of a sweltering summer in Brooklyn and Manhattan, homeowners might just forget that frigid winter temperatures are only months away. It’s easy to forget the boiler in their basement even exists until it’s needed. That’s not the time to find out it doesn’t work. All the cool kids know that summertime is the perfect time to get your boiler ready for next winter with Petri Plumbing. Why wait until your turning blue [Read More...]

Tips for a Successful Gas Line Inspection

Tuesday, June, 20th, 2017 at 9:00 am by Petri Plumbing

So, you’re ready to upgrade to natural gas appliances in your Brooklyn home, but it takes more than just a call to the utility to get cooking. The New York City Department of Buildings has stringent gas authorization requirements that will require the services of a professional plumber to meet. Gas authorization requirements The authorization requirements for the use of gas in homes include: All gas-fired equipment be fully installed. For dryers, hot water heaters, [Read More...]

Combatting Sewer Problems in Your Brooklyn Home

Tuesday, June, 13th, 2017 at 8:17 am by Petri Plumbing

As summer temperatures drive our Brooklyn neighbors inside to enjoy their air conditioning, the last thing they want is a backed-up sewer line to drive them right back out. If you have sewer issues, though, a professional plumber can quickly get the problem sorted out. Signs of sewer trouble The worst sewer problems are easily detected by anyone with a nose once everything backs up. If a pipe bursts or your sewer line starts leaking, [Read More...]

Keep NYC Safe: Dealing with Natural Gas Leaks

Tuesday, June, 6th, 2017 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Natural gas leaks can kill people. We want you to be safe. At Petri Plumbing & Heating, our experts are dedicated to keeping our Brooklyn neighbors healthy and happy. A gas leak is a dangerous emergency. It needs immediate attention by highly trained professionals. Don’t risk your life trying to repair it on your own. According to the 2017 Significant Incident 20 Year Trend report by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), there [Read More...]

Starting Fresh: Benefits of Repiping Your Brooklyn Home

Tuesday, May, 23rd, 2017 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

As your house and piping system ages, plumbing problems will become increasingly common. At some point, though, after continual service calls for repair, it becomes more economical to replace all the pipes in the system at one time. Over the years, many Brooklyn residents have come to Petri Plumbing for their plumbing needs. In many of those cases, it became clear that repiping was the best option to avoid constant expensive fixes. An aging and [Read More...]

Knowing is Half the Battle: Why You Need a Home Inspection

Tuesday, May, 16th, 2017 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Are you buying a new home and need to know if it’s a lemon? Are you already a homeowner and want to know of any potential maintenance headaches? A home plumbing inspection can give you peace of mind in both those cases. No homeowner wants to face the prospect of unexpected cold showers, backed-up toilets or flooded floors. If you’re in the middle of the home-buying process, knowing the state of the plumbing can help [Read More...]

Um, What Does This Do? Save Time with Emergency Valve Tagging

Tuesday, May, 9th, 2017 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Quick! You’re smelling natural gas or hearing the rush of water flooding your expensive carpet, what do you do? Somewhere in the confusing array of valves and knobs and twisty things in your basement is the correct shut-off valve to keep things from going even further south. Which is it? During an emergency, moments count to limit the damage to your home or protect your own health and safety. Will you know what valve to [Read More...]