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5 Tips to Conserve Water in Your Home

Thursday, May, 14th, 2015 at 7:41 am by witseo

In parts of New York City, such as Brooklyn and Manhattan, per capita water use can exceed 130 gallons in a single day – higher than the national average. Reducing water consumption is generally desired by homeowners as it is not only beneficial to the environment, but it can also reduce utility bills as well. In an effort to reduce residential water consumption, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection has created specific water efficiency programs…

Summer Plumbing Tips

Wednesday, May, 6th, 2015 at 7:31 am by witseo

Despite cold winters, New York City is not immune to warmer temperatures during the summer months, with approximately 75 days within the year spent above 80 degrees. Because of the large variance of temperatures from winter to summer, Brooklyn and Manhattan homes experience a large amount of stress – especially in regards to plumbing. As temperatures rise, pipes and other plumbing components are exposed to new threats that can lead to costly repairs. If you’re…

Gas Leaks: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, April, 21st, 2015 at 8:04 am by witseo

Gas leaks in your Brooklyn home can cause serious environmental and health problems for your family. But what can cause a gas leak? How can you safely detect a leak? And, what can you do if you think a gas leak may be occurring in your home? Home gas leaks often result from malfunctioning, poorly fitted or maintained appliances, such as boilers and coolers. Gas can leak, typically resulting from a bad fitting, around the…

Troubleshooting Your Home Boiler System

Tuesday, April, 14th, 2015 at 8:04 am by witseo

Your home’s heating system—whether gas furnace, residential heating unit or boiler—is one of the hardest working systems in your home. You rely on even, warm heating from your boiler to maintain comfort throughout colder months, so it is vital to ensure that your system is functioning efficiently. To experience peak performance from your heating system, schedule regular maintenance and any necessary repairs. Worth the investment is a furnace/boiler tune-up, which can save money on utility…

How to Control a Plumbing Emergency

Thursday, April, 9th, 2015 at 7:35 am by witseo

  What To Do In A Plumbing Emergency The words “plumbing emergency” can conjure up all sorts of nightmare scenarios. Plumbing emergencies range from frozen pipes to water leaks, resulting in water escaping to a place where it should not be and potentially causing damage to hardwood floors, drywall or carpeting. If the water flow from a leak—usually caused by a broken pipe or a weak joint—is not stopped, the leak poses a serious problem…

Green Plumbing – What is It, and How Can It Benefit Your Brooklyn Home?

Tuesday, March, 24th, 2015 at 8:32 am by witseo

What Is Green Plumbing? The concept of green plumbing has been around for years and in 2000, the global initiative of conscious technicians, Green Plumbers, was formed. In the United States, Green Plumbers USA represents companies who provide their customers water treatment, climate care, water efficiency technology, and other energy and environmentally sound plumbing services. For New York City residents, the first company to earn certification from the Green Plumbers USA was your very own…

Benefits of Installing a Garbage Disposal

Tuesday, March, 17th, 2015 at 7:19 am by witseo

As a homeowner in Brooklyn or Manhattan, you understand just how often excess food makes its way from dishes to the dumpster. Instead of scraping what food may be left on your plate into the trash after dinner, you could be using a garbage disposal to help manage waste. Below, we’ve highlighted three benefits to installing a garbage disposal in your home: Convenience: One of the best benefits to having a garbage disposal unit in…

New York’s Petri Plumbing Acknowledges Flood Awareness Month

Friday, March, 13th, 2015 at 10:41 am by witseo

New York’s Petri Plumbing Acknowledges Flood Awareness Month Brooklyn’s plumbers since 1906 offer tips for flood prevention Brooklyn, NY – March 11, 2015 – Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc., a leading plumbing company serving Brooklyn since 1906, recognizes March as Flood Awareness Month by offering useful tips to prepare homeowners for the flood season. According to the New York Daily News, last year’s torrential downpour not only threatened lives, but it caused structural damage to…

Preventing Drain Clogs in Your Brooklyn Home

Tuesday, March, 10th, 2015 at 8:22 am by witseo

Brooklyn homes tend to have very intricately arranged piping systems and because of the complexity, these plumbing systems are susceptible to clogging. Ensuring your system doesn’t fall victim to blockages can be tricky, and one of the best places to start inspecting are your drains. Maintaining the entrance and exit ways of a home plumbing system can mean the difference in a healthy home, and a costly repair bill. Serious drain clogs are caused by…

Are you Ready for Water Heater Standards to Change in April?

Friday, March, 6th, 2015 at 8:32 am by witseo

After April 16, the U.S. Department of Energy’s manufacturing standards for all water heaters sold in the United States will change. This revision will be implemented in an effort to increase energy efficiency in homes and businesses, with an approximate savings of $63 billion in energy bill spending through 2044. While appealing on paper, this change will however have an effect on homeowners in the Brooklyn and Manhattan area. Here are some top highlights to…

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