Category: Homeowner Tips


3 Easy Ways to Fight Garbage Disposal Smells

Wednesday, May, 11th, 2022 at 8:47 am by Petri Plumbing

A convenient way to rid your home of excess foods without filling your trash and enticing unwanted pests into your home or apartment, a garbage disposal can be an effective appliance in your kitchen. But anyone who’s used one can tell you that if you don’t use your garbage disposal correctly or keep these little machines well maintained, they can easily leave your kitchen with a rancid odor to fight off. The last thing you…

Don’t Lose Your Cool this Summer to a Poorly Maintained Ductless AC

Wednesday, May, 4th, 2022 at 9:34 am by Petri Plumbing

An air conditioning unit that isn’t adequately maintained and properly kept consumes more energy. It also eats away at your utility bills during the more demanding months of the year. If you’re a New York resident using window units or a part of the growing number of people using ductless mini splits, read on for a few tips to keep you cool. You can also just give the Brooklyn air conditioning experts a call at…

Plumbing Tools No Home Should Be Without

Wednesday, April, 13th, 2022 at 9:56 am by Petri Plumbing

It never fails. It’s after hours or the middle of the night and your toilet clogs up. Or it’s the first day of a long holiday weekend and your sink won’t drain. While you may eventually need a plumber to permanently fix an issue, it would be nice if you had the right tools to fix the problem right then. Your Brooklyn plumbers at Petri Plumbing & Heating want you to know about seven plumbing…

5 Tips to Keep Your Drains Clog-Free

Wednesday, April, 6th, 2022 at 9:49 am by Petri Plumbing

It’s something we all experience from time to time, but that doesn’t mean that clogged drains get any more pleasant to deal with. Your Brooklyn plumbers at Petri Plumbing & Heating often preach that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and keeping your drains clear to begin with fits this adage to a “t.” Keep reading for some tips to help you keep your drains running freely and save you from…

Add Value to Your Brownstone with These Plumbing Upgrades

Wednesday, March, 9th, 2022 at 9:32 am by Petri Plumbing

Whether you have recently purchased a Brownstone or are considering putting yours on the market, one of the first considerations should be to upgrade the plumbing. This will keep it in good working order and bring it up to code. A property’s plumbing is a vital feature. It is central to our comfort whether we need enough pressure to take a good shower, flush a toilet or run a washing machine effectively. Here are some…

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Tankless Water Heater

Wednesday, March, 2nd, 2022 at 9:59 am by Petri Plumbing

Tankless, or instant, water heaters certainly have appealing aspects like never running out of hot water. But before you make the decision to purchase one, take a few minutes to decide if a tankless water heater is right for your home and family. Tankless water heaters are known for their endless supply of hot water, but they also help homeowners save on energy costs. Keep reading or reach out to our Brooklyn water heater experts…

8 Common Heating Problems & How to Solve Them

Wednesday, February, 23rd, 2022 at 9:38 am by Petri Plumbing

You’ve just come in from another cold Brooklyn day to discover your house is nearly as cold as the outdoors. You discover your HVAC unit isn’t running even though it should be. Read on for some quick do-it-yourself tips to check out why your unit isn’t heating. If you’re not much of a DIY person, or have an HVAC-related question, feel free to simply call the Brooklyn HVAC experts at Petry Plumbing & Heating! Call…

Reducing Energy Usage Saves Money & Mother Earth

Wednesday, February, 16th, 2022 at 9:22 am by Petri Plumbing

It’s still the dead of winter and your energy bills are probably high as a result of heating your home and water while we’re waiting on spring to arrive. But there are a number of things homeowners can do to lessen the hit to their wallets while also improving their carbon footprints. Continue reading for some ideas and tips! Weatherproof Your Home Install storm windows, check that your insulation is adequate, add door draft stoppers…

What to Expect from a Heating Inspection

Wednesday, February, 9th, 2022 at 8:06 am by Petri Plumbing

When the weather is mild and you only need an open window or a fan to maintain a comfortable temperature, you may not think about your home’s heating and air system. However, the spring and fall are exactly the times of year when you should schedule an inspection for your heating system. An inspection will let you know exactly what shape your system is in and what heating repairs may be needed once the unit…

How to Use a Garbage Disposal Correctly

Wednesday, January, 26th, 2022 at 9:16 am by Petri Plumbing

Garbage disposals are one of the most underrated appliances in the kitchen, but when they stop working, you realize how often you rely on them. Keep reading to learn how to use a garbage disposal correctly as well as some dos and don’ts so you can keep your kitchen sink grinder in tiptop shape. You can also call the plumbing experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating when you need help with your garbage disposal in…