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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…

If your water is leaving you cold, try these tips to warm things up

Wednesday, September, 21st, 2022 at 9:45 am by Petri Plumbing

Few things are more jarring than waking up on a cold morning only to find that you have no hot water to take your daily shower. So what can you do when there’s no hot water? Your Brooklyn plumbing experts at Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning offer the following tips to help you determine if your water heater can be fixed or needs to be replaced: Call (718) 748-1254 1. The shower was…

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…

Build a better bathroom in your Brownstone

Wednesday, August, 24th, 2022 at 8:07 am by Petri Plumbing

If you’re like many Brooklyn Brownstone owners, you have probably been working to revitalize your investment by remodeling it to both preserve its atheistic while adding in some updated features. But even if you’ve not put a great deal of effort into your bathroom remodel, yet, making sure the bathroom is updated and functional adds more to any return on investment you may hope to receive than just about any other room in the house.…

5 reasons to consider a tankless water heater

Wednesday, August, 17th, 2022 at 7:59 am by Petri Plumbing

While you may be enjoying some cold showers during the Dog Days of Summer, it won’t be too much longer until hot showers will become a necessity once again. And, if you have a regular water tank that is nearing the end of its lifespan, you may consider installing a tankless water heater as its replacement. Your Brooklyn plumbers at Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning offer some advantages to a tankless water heater…

What exactly is AC refrigerant and how does it work?

Wednesday, August, 10th, 2022 at 8:37 am by Petri Plumbing

If you’ve ever had a problem with your air conditioner during the middle of a heat wave only to be told that your refrigerant is low, you’ve probably wondered what this miracle compound is and why it’s so important to your AC unit. Simply put, refrigerant is a compound typically found in either a liquid or gaseous state and it absorbs heat from the environment to provide cool air when combined with a compressor and…

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…

Our 5 Most Common Plumbing Questions

Wednesday, July, 27th, 2022 at 8:45 am by Petri Plumbing

During our 116 years in business, the trusted Brooklyn plumbers at Petri’s Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning have been asked some of the most interesting questions about residential plumbing systems. From gurgling noises to noxious odors, we’ve seen and heard it all. Read on for the top five most common plumbing questions we are asked and the answers to solving them. Have a plumbing question of your own? Don’t hesitate to reach out to…

How to Care for Your AC for National Air Conditioning Appreciation Days

Wednesday, July, 20th, 2022 at 8:33 am by Petri Plumbing

When the temperature begins soaring into the 90s and beyond, there is no greater invention than the air conditioner. Summer reminds us how thankful we are for Willis Carrier. He accidentally invented air conditioning in 1902 when he was trying to find a way to reduce humidity in a large printing plant right here in Brooklyn. This is why it’s known as an “air conditioner” rather than an “air cooler,” and the name has stuck…