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Refresh your home’s bath with a new summer renovation

Wednesday, May, 18th, 2022 at 7:38 am by Petri Plumbing

Time to update the look of one of the most important rooms in your house? Realtors swear by the kitchen and master bathroom for resale value. They say that homebuyers scrutinize these two rooms above all the others. But one little-known renovation secret is that the bathroom – not the kitchen – adds greater value to your home compared to the investment involved. Most bathroom remodels see an ROI of about 70% vs a kitchen’s…

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…

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…

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…

Why is There Sewage Coming up Through My Bathtub?

Wednesday, March, 23rd, 2022 at 8:42 am by Petri Plumbing

You wake up to take a shower and see a pool of brackish, smelly water backed up in your tub. Not only is your shower ruined, chances are you have a sewage backup that could be affecting more than just your shower drain. Even if you are able to clear the clog from the tub, the fact that a backup has occurred could be an indication that your main sewer line is blocked. Signs that…

Signs You May Have A Leaky Pipe

Wednesday, March, 16th, 2022 at 8:45 am by Petri Plumbing

Few things can ruin a home’s interior and foundation faster than standing water. Homeowners dread pipe leaks because they spell disaster for your home’s structural fitness and your family’s well-being. That’s why the moment you notice water damage where the cause is not immediately known, you should call in a professional plumber to help with leak detection and repair. Sometimes, the rainy season might be to blame for groundwater in basements, but often the culprit…

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…