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Does the Natural Gas System in Your Brooklyn Home Need TLC?

Tuesday, March, 20th, 2018 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

It’s March and spring is coming to Brooklyn. Before too long, cold weather will be a distant memory; however, homeowners need to have their natural gas heating systems inspected and tuned-up before forgetting about them until the fall. Being proactive will keep your natural gas heating system ready for when you need it. Having it professionally serviced now will save you money and potential discomfort when cold weather returns. The Importance of Inspections Regular maintenance…

Protect Your Brooklyn Home with Emergency Valve Tagging

Tuesday, March, 6th, 2018 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

In the event of a plumbing emergency, will our Brooklyn neighbors know what to do to ensure the safety of their homes? When Minutes Count A plumbing emergency requires immediate action. If a pipe bursts, you need to shut off the water immediately. A few minutes can make the difference between a mess and an expensive catastrophe. Shutting off the water is easy, right? Just use your home’s main shut-off valve. When the clock is…

How to Deal with Winter Heating Problems

Tuesday, February, 20th, 2018 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

It’s another winter in Brooklyn, and homeowners are depending on their heating systems to make life bearable. We want all of our neighbors to stay warm, so here are some of the warning signs of a heating system that is not running at full capacity. Fluctuating Temperatures Do certain rooms in your Brooklyn home stay warmer or cooler than others? These fluctuations might indicate a problem with the heating system. Have a licensed professional inspect…

What to Do if There is a Natural Gas Leak in Your Brooklyn Home

Tuesday, January, 23rd, 2018 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

So, your family is spending the evening in your Brooklyn home, and suddenly everyone notices the smell of rotten eggs. There’s a gas leak somewhere in your house. What do you do? It’s pretty simple. Leave immediately. Once you’ve evacuated, call 911 to report the leak, then call your gas company. After that, call Petri Plumbing & Heating for gas line repair. Natural gas leaks are dangerous and need immediate attention by highly trained professionals.…

How to Deal with a Plumbing Emergency

Tuesday, August, 22nd, 2017 at 7:51 am by Petri Plumbing

A plumbing emergency is never fun for our neighbors, but the Brooklyn plumbers at Petri Plumbing are always ready to help. Here are a few thoughts on how homeowners can respond in the event something goes awry. Stop the flow First things first: When you spot water leaking from a pipe or toilet in your home, you need to turn it off at its source. Use the main shut-off valve in your home to stop…

Starting Fresh: Benefits of Repiping Your Brooklyn Home

Tuesday, May, 23rd, 2017 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

As your house and piping system ages, plumbing problems will become increasingly common. At some point, though, after continual service calls for repair, it becomes more economical to replace all the pipes in the system at one time. Over the years, many Brooklyn residents have come to Petri Plumbing for their plumbing needs. In many of those cases, it became clear that repiping was the best option to avoid constant expensive fixes. An aging and…

Knowing is Half the Battle: Why You Need a Home Inspection

Tuesday, May, 16th, 2017 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Are you buying a new home and need to know if it’s a lemon? Are you already a homeowner and want to know of any potential maintenance headaches? A home plumbing inspection can give you peace of mind in both those cases. No homeowner wants to face the prospect of unexpected cold showers, backed-up toilets or flooded floors. If you’re in the middle of the home-buying process, knowing the state of the plumbing can help…

Um, What Does This Do? Save Time with Emergency Valve Tagging

Tuesday, May, 9th, 2017 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Quick! You’re smelling natural gas or hearing the rush of water flooding your expensive carpet, what do you do? Somewhere in the confusing array of valves and knobs and twisty things in your basement is the correct shut-off valve to keep things from going even further south. Which is it? During an emergency, moments count to limit the damage to your home or protect your own health and safety. Will you know what valve to…

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