Category: Homeowner Tips


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,…

What to Do About a Leaky Toilet

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

Toilet leaks left untreated can cause serious damage to your home. Your Brooklyn plumbing experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating can help you better understand what that small toilet leak may mean for your home. Some water leaks from a toilet will waste water and your money. Other types of leaks threaten to flood your house. Below are some of the types of leaks you should look out for, what to do about them, and…

3 Reasons for Proactive Sewer Line Maintenance

Tuesday, February, 16th, 2021 at 5:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Brooklyn-based Petri Plumbing & Heating addresses compounding issues that can stem from lack of attention to residential sewer systems BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Feb. 9, 2021 – Petri Plumbing & Heating, Inc., a family-owned home service company serving Brooklyn and Manhattan for more than 100 years, recommends that New York homeowners keep their sewer line top of mind this year and engage in proactive maintenance to avoid backups and costly issues as many continue to spend…

Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater for Your Brooklyn Home

Friday, January, 22nd, 2021 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Tankless water heaters have improved greatly both in terms of their capacity to heat water and their affordability. If you’re looking to replace your current hot water heater, but aren’t quite sure what type to get, read on to learn about the benefits of a tankless water heater! Tankless Water Heater vs Tank Perhaps the biggest advantage is that you only heat the water that you need while you’re using it. You don’t expend energy…

Make a Resolution for Home Maintenance in 2021

Wednesday, December, 23rd, 2020 at 10:23 am by Petri Plumbing

The Brooklyn heating experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating are here to serve you 24 hours a day, every day of the year, but we know that you don’t need the hassle of having an emergency in the middle of the night. Here are some home maintenance tips to ward off the unexpected. Regular Heating & AC Maintenance Change the stuff that needs to be changed regularly. Go buy some furnace filters and humidifier pads…

Cranking the Heat? How to Know if You Need Heating Repair

Wednesday, December, 16th, 2020 at 10:04 am by Petri Plumbing

If you’re feeling a chill even though it seems like your heater is working, you should call the Brooklyn heating experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating to find out why. There are a number of reasons why your heating system isn’t working like it should and most of them will take an expert to fix. Thermostat Problems The first place to look is at your thermostat. If your thermostat uses batteries, they may need to…