Category: Homeowner Tips


The weather may be great right now, but is your heating ready for winter?

Wednesday, September, 28th, 2022 at 9:02 am by Petri Plumbing

Now that you’re finally enjoying a little rest from the heat of summer, the last thing on your mind is how cold the upcoming winter may be. But your Brooklyn heating experts at Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning are here to remind you that now is the perfect time to consider having your HVAC, furnace or boiler tuned up for the cold months ahead. Routine maintenance is not only good for your heating…

How to Tell if Your Plumbing Is Clogged

Wednesday, September, 14th, 2022 at 9:35 am by Petri Plumbing

Gurgling toilets. Slow drains. Strong sewage odors. These are all things a homeowner dreads. But the solution may be over your head. Literally. Many people don’t think about the plumbing vent on their roof when they are faced with problems such as those. They usually think of the plumbing drain as the natural culprit. Plumbing vents, or vent stacks, are on your roof and usually located over every room with plumbing. They regulate the air…

Getting smart about energy efficiency with the right thermostat

Wednesday, September, 7th, 2022 at 9:15 am by Petri Plumbing

With energy costs on the rise, anything a homeowner can do to increase their energy efficiency and reduce their utility bills is welcome news. One of the few things a homeowner can invest in is a programmable thermostat or a smart thermostat. Home comfort begins with the right thermostat at the right setting but this doesn’t have to break the bank. If you have a manual thermostat, it can be used efficiently in homes that…

Stop using chemicals and clean your drains the safer way

Wednesday, August, 3rd, 2022 at 8:17 am by Petri Plumbing

We all get a clogged drain from time to time. Whether it’s a result of hair in the bathtub drain or grease in the kitchen sink, clogs are just a part of home maintenance. But, if you are still using chemical drains, your Brooklyn plumbers at Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning have one piece of advice for you: STOP! Here are four reasons why you shouldn’t put toxic substances down your drains: Call…

Is It Time for a New Garbage Disposal?

Wednesday, July, 13th, 2022 at 8:19 am by Petri Plumbing

You’ve kept it clean, run cold water to help wash out debris and even deep cleaned your garbage disposal with baking soda and vinegar but, as with any appliance, there comes a time when it simply has to be replaced. Most disposals can last up to 15 years if they are properly maintained. So, if your appliance is nearing that threshold, here are five ways to determine if it’s time to give up the fight…

5 Easy Ways to Save Water this Summer

Wednesday, July, 6th, 2022 at 8:13 am by Petri Plumbing

In New York, overall utility costs have been rising due to increased fuel prices, a war overseas and supply chain issues, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save a buck or two on your total utility bill by conserving water. In the summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the average family’s water use in the United States goes up from 320 gallons a day to as much as 1,000 gallons a day. This…

5 Tips to Unclog a Sink

Wednesday, June, 29th, 2022 at 9:51 am by Petri Plumbing

You’re having a summer get-together with friends and family, the mood is festive and the burgers are on the grill. Suddenly, you realize your kitchen sink won’t drain and the ensuing mess will ruin the day unless you act quickly. Your Brooklyn plumbing experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating want to provide you with some tips for breaking up that stubborn clog so you can go back to your summer party. And don’t forget; you…

5 Ways to Unclog a Toilet

Wednesday, June, 15th, 2022 at 9:43 am by Petri Plumbing

It’s an ugly fact of life and happens to all of us. We’re talking about a clogged toilet. And, while the expert Brooklyn plumbers at Petri Plumbing & Heating are happy to help you with all your plumbing needs at any time, we’d like to offer these five tips to unclog your toilet before you call your friendly plumber. Read on or feel free to give our drain clog pros a call today! Call (718)…

How to Use Ceiling Fans to Boost Your AC

Wednesday, June, 8th, 2022 at 9:27 am by Petri Plumbing

With the prices of everything on the rise, homeowners looking for a way to help cool their houses without running up the utility bills may consider installing ceiling fans to help redistribute cool air throughout their homes. The Brooklyn air conditioning experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating want to help you save money and energy by providing some tips on using ceiling fans to help cool your home this summer. Ceiling fans, in and of…

Is Your Brownstone Getting Too Hot? It May Be Time for a Ductless Mini-Split System

Wednesday, June, 1st, 2022 at 9:11 am by Petri Plumbing

Summer has started heating up our Brooklyn community. If your classic Brownstone or other historic home does not have central air conditioning, you may have already started suffering from hot temperatures. Or you may have resorted to a noisy window unit air conditioner. This may not be cooling your home or could be running up your utility bills. If so, it may be time to consider a ductless mini-split air conditioning system from your Brooklyn…