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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…

The Boiler Went Out. Now What Do I Do?

Wednesday, January, 19th, 2022 at 9:07 am by Petri Plumbing

Waking up to a freezing Brooklyn home in the middle of winter isn’t a fun event. But, if you have a boiler, there are some common reasons why it may have stopped working. Here are some tips to use to troubleshoot your boiler before calling a home services technician for boiler repair. Of course, you’re more than welcome to give us a call at Petri Plumbing & Heating if you have any questions! Call (718)…

Cold Shower? It May be Time for a New Water Heater

Wednesday, January, 12th, 2022 at 8:59 am by Petri Plumbing

It’s mid-January in Brooklyn. Snow is on the ground and ice is hanging from the eaves. You hit the shower to get ready for work and end up with water as cold as the frost on the windows. While this is probably a sure-fire way to figure out that your water heater needs repair or replacing, there are other indicators that it may be time to replace your old unit before you reach the cold-shower…

How to Put Moisture Back into Your Home’s Dry, Winter Air

Wednesday, January, 5th, 2022 at 8:48 am by Petri Plumbing

It’s cold outside, your house is locked up tight and your Brooklyn furnace or boiler is pumping out hot air to keep you and your family warm and toasty. Still, you’ve noticed your skin and nasal passages are dry, you’re coughing more and there’s a stale odor in your home. Chances are your home’s indoor air quality is too dry. The lower temperatures in winter naturally lead to drier air since colder air cannot hold…

Resolve to Keep Your HVAC System Running Smoothly

Wednesday, December, 22nd, 2021 at 8:05 am by Petri Plumbing

We’ve all made our personal New Year’s Resolutions throughout the years. And, while losing weight and getting in shape top many people’s lists, there are some resolutions we can make that will improve our lives that don’t require nearly the self-control that dieting and exercising do. One of those is to resolve to keep your HVAC system in good working order. It’s just one of life’s ironies that your heat will go out on the…

6 Benefits of Using a Humidifier During Winter

Wednesday, December, 15th, 2021 at 8:36 am by Petri Plumbing

Rough, dry skin. Scratchy throat and irritated nasal passages. The spread of viral infections through family members. These are all the symptoms of dry air in a heated home. But using a humidifier during the winter can help relieve some of these issues and even keep your home from feeling moisture depletion, too. Here are some benefits of using a humidifier during the winter: 1. Lessens the spread of airborne viruses Recent studies have shown…

3 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

Wednesday, December, 8th, 2021 at 8:43 am by Petri Plumbing

It’s nearly that time of year again. A time when family and friends will be visiting regularly to celebrate the holiday season. Is your home ready for all the extra guests? More people in your house can put additional stress on your home’s comfort systems which can cause them to break down, especially if they are in poor working condition. Your Brooklyn plumbing and heating experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating offer three tips to…

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter

Wednesday, December, 1st, 2021 at 8:34 am by Petri Plumbing

It’s December and falling temperatures are to be expected. That means that water pipes exposed to the elements will have a chance to freeze or burst if they aren’t protected. Ruptured pipes are one of the most common sources of property damage in the winter but there are steps homeowners can take to prevent their pipes from freezing during the cold winter months. Your Brooklyn plumber offers the following advice to keep your plumbing running…

Hearing Whistling Noises or Smelling Rotten Eggs? Check Your Boiler!

Wednesday, November, 24th, 2021 at 8:06 am by Petri Plumbing

Colder weather is upon us. Do you know if your boiler will make it through the winter? Your expert Brooklyn heating contractors at Petri Plumbing & Heating don’t want you to suffer through the cold without a boiler and encourage you to check for the following issues to see if you need a boiler tune up or a boiler repair. 1. Strange Sounds If you’re hearing clunking, gurgling or whistling noises coming from the walls…

7 Tips for Preventing Major Clogs During the Holidays

Wednesday, November, 17th, 2021 at 8:15 am by Petri Plumbing

Nothing spoils any gathering like having to deal with an utility-related emergency right in the middle of the festivities, and a clogged sink or toilet is one of the worst. But making sure your drains don’t clog up during your holiday events can be as simple as a little bit of maintenance. Your Brooklyn plumbers at Petri Plumbing & Heating want to offer some simple tricks to keep your plumbing draining smoothly so your celebrations…