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.
Change the stuff that needs to be changed regularly. Go buy some furnace filters and humidifier pads and change them. Buy some batteries and change them in your thermostat and all of your smoke and CO detectors.
Call us to do semi-annual checks and tune-ups on your heating system in the fall and cooling system in the spring. These clean and checks are automatic if you become a member of the Petri Total Care Club.
We’ll make sure that your furnace or boiler is working properly. We’ll check the gas or oil supply and then making sure that both the ignition system and the burners are clean and working properly. We’ll check all of the safety devices on your furnace or boiler and we’ll perform a combustion analysis to ensure that your equipment isn’t giving off poisonous carbon monoxide gas. We’ll inspect the heat exchanger for cracks and make sure that your vent system is leak free. In the spring, we’ll do the same kind of through inspection of your air conditioning system to make sure you stay comfortable all summer long.
We’ll look at every aspect of your plumbing system. If you have lead pipe, we’ll let you know about your replacement options. Copper water supply pipe is typical, but if your water pipe is galvanized steel, it’s probably older than you are. Our services include repiping significantly troubled piping systems. You may need to repipe your home’s plumbing system if you receive a notice from the Department of Buildings that states you must replace your home’s pipework in order to comply with New York City’s plumbing code.
We’ll inspect your water meter for leaks, make sure shut off valves work, and inspect the integrity of all of your pipes. We’ll inspect your water heater and turn on every fixture in the house to make sure the water supply is right and that the fixture is draining properly.
Did you know that members of the Petri Total Care Club get a free whole house plumbing inspection? If you’re in the process of buying or you recently bought a property, an inspection will make sure that your plumbing and home comfort systems are trouble free. If you’re in the middle of a purchase, it’s important to have your home inspected before closing.
Having us maintain your home’s plumbing, heating and cooling systems will head off middle-of-the-night crises. As Benjamin Franklin famously said in 1736, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Call us today at (718) 748-1254 for all of your maintenance needs.
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