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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…

Preventing Water Damage in Your Brooklyn Home

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

It may not feel like it now, but spring is coming. With warmer weather comes spring rains, and the threat of basement flooding. Petri Plumbing wants our Brooklyn neighbors to know how to keep their homes safe from water damage. Prepare Your Home The best defense against basement flooding is preparation. Check for existing leaks before wet weather hits. Patch any cracks in the exterior of the home’s foundation with waterproof epoxy. Also check and…

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…

Signs Your Water Heater is About to Fail

Wednesday, February, 14th, 2018 at 10:02 am by Petri Plumbing

Hot water is one of the unsung luxuries of a Brooklyn home that is easy to take for granted. But, jump in the shower one morning and get woken up by nothing but cold water, and, suddenly, it’s a necessity that requires immediate attention. Your friends at Petri Plumbing are water heater experts and are on call 24/7 in the event of emergencies involving your water heater or other parts of the plumbing system. We’re…

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.…

Why are Some Rooms in My Brooklyn Home Colder than Others?

Thursday, January, 18th, 2018 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

As another winter comes to Brooklyn, some of our neighbors have a difficult time maintaining comfortable temperatures in their homes. There might be certain rooms that stay cooler or warmer than others. The living room might be too hot for comfort while the bedroom feels like a freezer. Boiler issues The fluctuations in temperature could be a sign of a problem with the heating system. The boiler could benefit from an inspection and a tune-up…

Oil to Gas Conversion: Heating Your Brooklyn Home for Less

Tuesday, January, 9th, 2018 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

If you’re one of the Brooklyn households still using heating oil, it’s time to crunch the numbers on converting to natural gas heating. With New York City phasing out the use of the dirtiest heating oils, it makes sense to look at how the change could benefit your family financially. Converting your boiler to natural gas means cheaper heating in the long run. The cost savings can be significant enough to pay back the investment…

Getting Your Brooklyn Heating and Cooling Systems Ready for 2018

Tuesday, December, 19th, 2017 at 9:00 am by Petri Plumbing

The heating and cooling systems in your Brooklyn home don’t maintain themselves. They need a little TLC to continue keeping your home comfortable in both cold and hot weather. With the turn of the year just a couple of weeks away, the experts at Petri Plumbing recommend taking some easy steps to keep your HVAC system running at full capacity during 2018. Gas line inspection If your home uses gas heat, it’s vitally important to…

Saving Money on Natural Gas During a Brooklyn Winter

Tuesday, December, 5th, 2017 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Winter is nearly here in Brooklyn. Savvy homeowners will want to take steps to save as much money on natural gas heating costs as possible. A professional plumber can help. Winterize your home First off, why spend money heating the outdoors? Be sure to seal your home against drafts and leaks by using caulk and weather-strip to seal your windows. Then make sure your water heater is properly insulated. These simple steps will save you…

Time to Replace Your Boiler? Keeping Warm in Your Brooklyn Home

Tuesday, November, 28th, 2017 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

If you spent last year’s holiday season shivering from the cold or sweating from high energy bills, a new energy-efficient boiler might be the perfect Christmas gift for your household. The Brooklyn plumbing experts at Petri Plumbing can advise you on whether it is time to replace your old boiler. Boiler lifespan If your boiler is more than 15 years old, its useful lifespan is coming to a close. Although routine maintenance can forestall the…

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