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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…

Does Your Water Heater Need Help?

Wednesday, September, 18th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Water heaters are a necessity for everyday life, and often a luxury taken for granted. A well-functioning unit can save energy, money, and water, all while keeping your H20 clean and safe. Routine maintenance can save you big bucks in the long run. Petri Plumbing & Heating can inspect and maintain your Brooklyn water heater, but there are signs you can look for on your own as well. Noisy heater? Sounds will inevitably emit from…

Is Natural Gas Safe for Your Brooklyn Home?

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

Winters can be harsh in Brooklyn, and if you don’t have an efficient heating system, natural gas may be the right choice for you. There are many differing opinions circulating about natural gas but, at Petri Plumbing & Heating, we want you to be educated on what you’re bringing into your home. Home experts agree there are pros and cons to using natural gas. Here’s what you should know: Pro 1: Clean Energy Natural gas…

The Kids are Back in School! Time for Bathroom or Kitchen Remodeling

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

Summer in the city is coming to an end, and kids are going back to school. It’s time to start that remodeling project you’ve been thinking of. Whether you need more space, or your rooms feel out of date, Petri Plumbing & Heating can help! Here are four things you should know before tackling a kitchen or bathroom renovation. 1. Long-term or short-term? The kids may be back in school, but are they starting first…

Is Your Heater Ready for Winter?

Wednesday, August, 28th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

A Heating Tune-Up Now Will Keep You Warm Later It’s still warm weather in Brooklyn, but before you know it, the air will turn chilly and you’ll be reaching for the thermostat. But before you crank the heat to high, have you made sure your home’s heating system is in good shape for the winter? Getting a heating tune-up now will make sure it’s working right when you need it most. The Brooklyn heating experts…

Why Switch from Heating Oil to Natural Gas?

Wednesday, August, 21st, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Make the Switch Before Cold Temps Strike Is your Brooklyn boiler still running on heating oil? It might be tempting to just stay with the heating system you’ve always had, but there are plenty of reasons to convert from heating oil to natural gas. Even better, now is an ideal time to make the change. New York is phasing out the use of the dirtiest-burning heating oils, so switching to natural gas makes sense for…

Who’s Got the Funk? (Is it Your AC?)

Wednesday, August, 14th, 2019 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Foul Odors on the Air May Mean Your AC Needs Repair Coming home on a hot summer day should feel like stepping into an oasis. But are nasty odors greeting you at the door instead? When the air conditioner in your Brooklyn home starts emitting bad smells, you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Turn it off, and you’re sweltering. Keep things cool, and you’re living with a stench. But the good news…

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

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

Get a Plumbing Inspection for Your New Brooklyn Home Welcome to Brooklyn! At Petri Plumbing & Heating, we’re always happy to see people moving to this great borough. But even if you love your new home’s character and charm, take a minute to consider whether you might need a plumbing inspection to prevent costly — or unhealthy — surprises later. Our iconic Brooklyn homes are full of history, but sometimes so is their plumbing. A…