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5 Tips to Avoid Burst Pipes in your Brooklyn Home

Wednesday, December, 11th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Winter is coming up, which means it’s time for a quick refresher on keeping your pipes warm, happy and most importantly, thawed. As the weather outside continues to get tougher, the temperatures inside your home can drop with it, causing pipes to freeze and even burst before you even know something’s wrong. At Petri Plumbing & Heating, we’ve got more than a century of Brooklyn winters under our belts, and we’d like to use that…

Is It Time to Repair or Replace Your Brooklyn Boiler?

Wednesday, December, 4th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Picture this: It’s the deepest, coldest part of a Brooklyn winter, and your boiler goes out, leaving you and your family shivering. You call a heating technician to come out and take a look, but they only recommend a repair. Is that enough to last? Know your Boiler’s Age Boilers tend to break down with age and can even become hazards to homeowners if left unmaintained and damaged over time. If your boiler develops cracks…

NY Islanders Ticket Giveaway

Tuesday, December, 3rd, 2019 at 1:42 pm by seequs-admin

Our recent New York Islanders ticket giveaway was a great success! Winner Don Chiano took his young daughter to her very first hockey game and had an absolute blast watching the Islanders beat the Florida Panthers in a close 2-1 game. These big-time fans were so happy to win the tickets, as you can see in these photos from the game. They made sure to show spirit by getting all decked out in the team’s…

How to Cut Water Bills and Save for the Holidays

Wednesday, November, 27th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

The holidays are fast approaching, and we all probably wish for a little more money to spend on gifts and festivities. What our Brooklyn neighbors might not know is that a source of easy money is within reach by making a few simple changes to cut down on household water usage. The Brooklyn plumbing experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating want to share some water-saving tips that can help spare your wallet for the holidays…

2020 REFRIGERANT BAN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Thursday, November, 14th, 2019 at 3:31 pm by Jeanne Petri

Part of being a responsible property owner means doing what you can to help protect the environment. The EPA has been taking action against certain refrigerants in an effort to reduce ozone layer damage. Starting January 1st of 2020, there is a ban in place against the remaining production and import of HCFC-22 (R-22) and HCFC-142b. Petri Plumbing & Heating is here to break down what that means for you. WHAT ARE HCFCs? HCFCs stands…

Is Your Brooklyn Plumbing Ready for Holiday Guests?

Wednesday, November, 13th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

The holidays are almost here, and it’s time to get your home ready for visits from friends and family. That means cleaning and straightening up, but it might also mean getting your plumbing inspected and taking steps to ensure everyone has a pleasant experience. The holidays can put a strain on your Brooklyn home’s plumbing, as people come to visit, sometimes for days at a time. Not only are your pipes at greater risk of…

Do Those Spooky Noises Mean Your Plumbing’s Haunted?

Wednesday, October, 23rd, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

If your Brooklyn home is sounding more like a haunted house than a happy home, plumbing trouble might be brewing. When you hear unexplained noises in your home, chances are it’s not a ghost — age, wear and other factors may turn your usually quiet appliances, like boilers, water pumps and pipes, into something that can keep you up at night. The experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating can diagnose the noises that your plumbing…

Small Boiler Issues Could Be Big Problems

Wednesday, October, 16th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Every year, people across Brooklyn struggle with their boilers. Little problems, like strange noises or inconsistent heating, often go ignored. If problems are small enough, it’s easy to think that they can be put off until next winter, but this can be a bad idea. Some of the most common problems can be the easiest to fix, if they’re diagnosed early enough, but others can be serious and require immediate intervention. If you experienced any…

Do You Know Where Your Valves Are?

Wednesday, October, 9th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

In the middle of a plumbing emergency, every minute counts. By the time you’ve looked up where your main water valve is, what it looks like, and how to use it, your belongings could already be damaged. Luckily, there’s an easy solution that can protect your Brooklyn home and help you keep your head above water. Hidden Risks We all love our historic homes, but sometimes that age can result in more than just character.…

Clean Your Drains the Green Way

Wednesday, September, 25th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Whether it’s food particles and grease in the kitchen or hair in the bathroom, your drain is bound to get stopped up from time to time. Traditional drain cleaners are filled with toxic chemicals that can corrode your pipes and be harmful to your health. Petri Plumbing & Heating has a few simple tricks to keep your Brooklyn drain flowing smooth while also being sensitive to the environment, and your wallet. Quick and Easy Bring…