Category: Homeowner Tips


Four Tips to Get Your Water Heater Ready for Winter

Wednesday, October, 6th, 2021 at 8:18 am by Petri Plumbing

October conjures up the trappings of fall: football, orange and red leaves and cooler nights. But it’s also the time of year Brooklyn residents need to consider getting their water heaters ready to tackle the hot showers that will be necessary to stay warm in the colder months ahead. The Brooklyn plumbers at Petri Plumbing & Heating want you to know some water heater maintenance tips for getting your water heater ready for winter. 1.…

Improve IAQ with Regular HVAC Maintenance

Wednesday, August, 25th, 2021 at 7:30 am by Petri Plumbing

Outside air pollutants such as pollen, factory smog, and vehicle exhaust are some of the greatest offenders when it comes to poor air quality and can negatively impact our quality of life. Due to the amount of time people spend inside their home, poor indoor air quality can be even more harmful, affecting breathing, causing sinus issues, and even leading to itchy eyes and skin. However, by investing in regular heating and air conditioning maintenance,…

DIY Tips to Troubleshoot Your AC

Wednesday, August, 18th, 2021 at 7:30 am by Petri Plumbing

Air conditioning units are used to keep the temperature at a comfortable level when the outside temperature rises. However, when an air conditioner is not cooling efficiently, it can cause an increase in energy usage and potentially incur damaging wear and tear as it works harder. Having a professional Brooklyn air conditioning expert from Petri Plumbing & Heating diagnose any problems can quickly get your air conditioning unit back to providing a comfortable climate at…

3 Tips for Preventing Clogged Drains

Wednesday, August, 4th, 2021 at 7:30 am by Petri Plumbing

Not many things can be as frustrating as a clogged drain. From a stopped-up shower drain to a blocked sink or an overflowing toilet, these clogs are not only disgusting, but they can be unsanitary and cause damage to your home. Clean-up can take a lot of time and repairs can be costly. Here are three tips from our Brooklyn plumbing experts to help prevent clogged drains before they happen. 1) Use Drain Strainers for…

Save Money with These Energy Saving Tips

Wednesday, July, 28th, 2021 at 7:30 am by Petri Plumbing

Temperatures in the summer can be unpleasant due to high temperatures. After being outside in the sun, you may look to seek shelter inside your cool and comfortable home. Keeping your house at a satisfying temperature may be hurting your wallet due to the A/C running constantly. The hotter it is outside, the harder your air conditioner has to work to keep the house cool, which can turn into a high energy bill. There are…

Into the Digital Age: Install a Smart Thermostat During Your HVAC Tune-Up

Wednesday, June, 23rd, 2021 at 7:30 am by Petri Plumbing

No one wants their HVAC system to break down in the middle of summer. With temperatures on the rise, it is the perfect time for a tune-up. The Brooklyn air conditioning experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating have you covered on all your needs. Expert AC Maintenance Services As part of our AC maintenance tune-ups, we will: Visually inspect your HVAC system, both inside and outside your home Change your filters in the unit Clean…

How to Prevent Garbage Disposal Repairs

Wednesday, May, 19th, 2021 at 7:30 am by Petri Plumbing

Garbage disposals are a convenience when it comes to cleaning up after cooking or eating, but they can cause inconvenient problems for homeowners if not cared for properly. With the garbage disposal comes the potential for breakdowns and even bad odors if they are not properly maintained. The Brooklyn plumbers at Petri Plumbing & Heating are here to provide you with tips for preventing breakdowns with your garbage disposal. What to do if Your Garbage…

5 Tips to Help New York Homeowners Better Prepare for Spring

Friday, March, 5th, 2021 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Petri Plumbing & Heating gives advice to Brooklyn residents on battling pollen and avoiding plumbing issues this season BROOKLYN, N.Y. – March 5, 2021 – Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc., a family-owned home service company serving Brooklyn and Manhattan for more than 100 years, encourages local residents to begin thinking about how to prepare their plumbing and HVAC systems for the upcoming spring season. With just under a month to go before the spring equinox…

How to Prevent & Fix Sewer Backups

Wednesday, March, 3rd, 2021 at 7:00 pm by Petri Plumbing

Plumbing sewer lines that are backed up can make your home difficult to live in. Petri Plumbing & Heating, your Brooklyn plumber, knows how to handle this difficult problem. Here’s what you need to do to update and service your sewer lines. Sewer Backups & Sewer Line Clogs A plunger won’t take care of this problem, which can turn into a major inconvenience. If your sewer line is completely backed up, you won’t be able…

Why You Need A Humidifier in the Winter

Wednesday, February, 24th, 2021 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Are you tired of getting static electricity shocks every time you touch something inside your home? There’s a solution. You need a humidifier, and the Brooklyn heating experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating can tell you about your options. The ideal indoor relative humidity level is 40%-50%, although it may need to be lower if it’s really frigid outside to minimize the amount of moisture frosting the windows. If your home has too much moisture,…