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Our 5 Most Common Plumbing Questions

Wednesday, July, 27th, 2022 at 8:45 am by Petri Plumbing

During our 116 years in business, the trusted Brooklyn plumbers at Petri’s Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning have been asked some of the most interesting questions about residential plumbing systems. From gurgling noises to noxious odors, we’ve seen and heard it all. Read on for the top five most common plumbing questions we are asked and the answers to solving them. Have a plumbing question of your own? Don’t hesitate to reach out to…

Don’t Get Surprised by a Plumbing Issue – Have an Inspection Instead

Wednesday, April, 27th, 2022 at 9:10 am by Petri Plumbing

While your plumbing is one of your home’s most important systems, chances are you don’t think about it much unless something is clogged or leaking. But a regular home plumbing inspection should be a maintenance item you schedule after living in the home for several years. This ensures that there is nothing nefarious lurking around the bend in your p-trap. If you’re in the middle of the home-buying process or simply want to head off…

Your Basement Has Become a Pond. Is It Time for a Sump Pump?

Wednesday, April, 20th, 2022 at 8:38 am by Petri Plumbing

April is a rainy time of year for many parts of the country and Brooklyn is no exception. If this season’s rainfall has left your home a bit soggy, it might be time for you to invest in a sump pump. Sump pumps can be found in most new homes and in many older homes that are prone to flooding or water buildup. There are two common kinds of sump pumps in the New York…

Cold Shower? It May be Time for a New Water Heater

Wednesday, January, 12th, 2022 at 8:59 am by Petri Plumbing

It’s mid-January in Brooklyn. Snow is on the ground and ice is hanging from the eaves. You hit the shower to get ready for work and end up with water as cold as the frost on the windows. While this is probably a sure-fire way to figure out that your water heater needs repair or replacing, there are other indicators that it may be time to replace your old unit before you reach the cold-shower…

Petri Plumbing & Heating Provides Update on Local Law 152

Monday, November, 15th, 2021 at 5:00 pm by Petri Plumbing

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – November 16, 2021 – Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc., a family-owned home service company serving Brooklyn and Manhattan for more than 100 years, wants Brooklyn residents to be aware of the recent deadline extension for Local Law 152 inspections. Building owners in community districts 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs now have until June 30, 2022 to get their gas piping systems inspected, as required by local legislation. “This…

Make a Better Life for Yourself by Working In The Skilled Trades

Wednesday, April, 14th, 2021 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

The common message given to children growing up is that a four-year college education is the best way to guarantee a stable career and life. In some families, kids are taught from their elementary years to pursue a bachelor’s, or master’s degree or even a Ph.D. While a four-year degree can help increase your chances of having a stable career, it isn’t promised. A bachelor’s degree isn’t necessary to make a good living. A career…

Petri Plumbing & Heating focuses on kids during National Preparedness Month

Wednesday, September, 9th, 2020 at 5:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Brooklyn’s leading HVAC and plumbing company offers tips to keep children, pets and vulnerable family members safe at home. NEW YORK – Sept. 9, 2020 – Petri Plumbing & Heating, a family-owned home services company in Brooklyn, is observing National Preparedness Month in September by encouraging families with small children to develop good safety habits in the home.    National Preparedness Month encourages families to be prepared for potentially difficult situations such as chemical spills and fires. The experts at Petri have compiled a list of plumbing and HVAC safety topics based on their experience so homeowners and parents can take preventive action…

How Petri Plumbing is Giving Back to Brooklyn

Wednesday, June, 10th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

The Petri family has been serving Brooklyn since 1906. During that time, we’ve seen our share of difficulty. From two World Wars and the Great Depression to 9/11, Hurricane Sandy and now COVID-19, we’ve seen Brooklyn stand strong and stand together. As your Brooklyn plumber, Petri Plumbing & Heating is proud to be part of this amazing community. Over the years, Brooklyn has trusted us with their homes, supported us with their business. That’s why…

Petri Plumbing Featured in a National Plumbing Publication

Tuesday, May, 5th, 2020 at 9:41 am by witseo

Petri Plumbing & Heating’s innovative solutions to problems presented by COVID-19 has earned it a place in Plumbing & Mechanical magazine! In an interview from his kitchen table, Michael Petri shared the ways that technology has allowed his crews to continue working even during the COVID-19 crisis. He talks about the ways that this crisis is different from anything he’s ever experienced before, including 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. Serving Our Community At Petri, we have…

Why We Became New York’s First Green Plumbers

Wednesday, March, 25th, 2020 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

At Petri Plumbing & Heating, the environment is something we care deeply about. As plumbers, we understand we can have a great impact on the way homeowners use water and keep themselves and their homes clean. We have an opportunity to educate our clients about the value of the environment, from fixing burst pipes to replacing a Brooklyn boiler and everything in between. Why does Brooklyn Need Green Plumbers? Brooklyn is a beautiful borough, but…