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Taking Care of the Cooling and Heating in Your Brooklyn Home

Tuesday, June, 26th, 2018 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

When summer hits Brooklyn and Manhattan, homeowners will naturally start thinking about the condition of their air conditioning systems, but warm weather is also a good time to get heating systems serviced or replaced. Time for an HVAC Tune-Up Before the summer really heats up, your HVAC system could use an inspection and tune-up. While our Brooklyn neighbors know that Petri Plumbing has dealt with their plumbing and heating needs for more than a century,…

Dealing with Sewer Problems in Your Brooklyn Home

Tuesday, June, 19th, 2018 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Nobody wants to deal with a backed-up sewer line during sweltering summer heat. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on the health of your sewer system to help avoid expensive repairs. Signs of Sewer Trouble There are steps you can take as a homeowner to check for trouble. Installing drain catches can help prevent hair and other debris from clogging your system. Also, check the speed of draining. If water drains slowly, you…

Is it Time to Repipe Your Brooklyn Home?

Tuesday, June, 12th, 2018 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Plumbing problems become increasingly common as your Brooklyn home ages. An aging piping system can eventually become a source of mounting expenses and frustration. It also increases the risk of serious water damage to your house. What is Repiping? At some point, it might make more economic sense to replace all the piping rather than continue patching things up and hoping for the best. The experts at Petri Plumbing can advise Brooklyn homeowners about whether…

Keeping Your Tap Water Clean

Tuesday, May, 22nd, 2018 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Brooklyn is lucky enough to have great drinking water, but homeowners need to be aware of how to protect its quality.  What many people don’t know is that no matter how pure it is coming into your home, water can be contaminated by substances found in old plumbing and fixtures. Drinking Water Hazards Lead and other contaminants can leach into drinking water from older plumbing pipes or fixtures. Drinking water can also pick up dissolved…

Time for a Brooklyn HVAC Tune-Up!

Tuesday, May, 15th, 2018 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Summer is coming, so it’s time for a little TLC for the cooling systems in your Brooklyn home. If you want to stay comfortable when hot weather arrives, the experts at Petri Plumbing recommend taking some easy steps to keep your HVAC system running efficiently. Maintenance Tips We recommend our Brooklyn neighbors follow a few simple preventative maintenance tips to make sure their air conditioning system is ready for the summer: Check the air filters.…

Time to Replace Your Brooklyn Boiler

Tuesday, May, 8th, 2018 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

With Brooklyn finally enjoying warm weather, it’s understandable that our neighbors might not want to think about their heating systems until fall is coming to a close. Now that the demand for heating system repairs has quieted down, though, it’s a good time to see to the needs of your aging boiler. If you spent the winter miserable from a failing boiler or if high heating bills had you sweating, it’s time to talk to…

Protect the Basement of Your Brooklyn Home with a Sump Pump

Tuesday, April, 10th, 2018 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Spring rains or storms may bring flooding, which can turn the basement of your Brooklyn home into a money pit. Repairing major water damage is an expensive proposition. A sump pump can help protect your home from water damage if you live in a flood-prone area. Types of sump pumps Installing a sump pump can remove any excess water from your home due to flooding or unexpected leaks. They can safeguard your home and belongings…

How to Protect the Drains in Your Brooklyn Home

Tuesday, March, 27th, 2018 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

A clogged drain can be a pain to deal with. No Brooklyn homeowner likes the thought of plunging an overflowing toilet or dumping a bottle of caustic chemicals into a kitchen sink and praying it’ll do the job. So, what can a homeowner do to protect their pipes and clear up clogs if needed? Avoid Grease and Oils First up, don’t dump grease and oil into your kitchen sink. Grease will harden, congealing on the…

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…

Picking the Right Plumber for Your Brooklyn Home

Tuesday, March, 13th, 2018 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Petri Plumbing & Heating has been Brooklyn’s Family Plumber since 1906. While we’re not going to tell our neighbors to not talk to other plumbers, we’re glad to offer some advice on how to find the best one. Choosing a trustworthy and dependable plumber can take a little bit of homework. This can be especially challenging during the middle of an emergency plumbing situation. To avoid going into the situation blind, here are a few…

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