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Back to the Grind: Holiday Garbage Disposal Tips

Tuesday, November, 14th, 2017 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

A proper Brooklyn Thanksgiving feast isn’t just a workout for your stomach, preparing it can put your kitchen appliances through their paces —especially the garbage disposal.  Our expert technicians at Petri Plumbing get a lot of garbage disposal calls during the holidays. Our neighbors have better things to do with their time and money on Thanksgiving than dealing with a broken disposal, so we have a few tips to keep your kitchen plumbing in shape…

Holiday Prep: Getting Your Brooklyn Kitchen Ready for Thanksgiving

Sunday, November, 12th, 2017 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

We have a lot to be thankful for here at Petri Plumbing. We know many of our Brooklyn neighbors will soon start planning their holiday meals. So, we wanted to offer some tidbits on preparing your kitchen and home for the demands of a Big Apple Thanksgiving. Here are a few ways to keep your kitchen and plumbing in tip-top shape: Drain issues Nothing spoils a Thanksgiving dinner than a mess in the kitchen. A…

Don’t Forget the Plumbing: Remodeling Your Brooklyn Kitchen

Tuesday, October, 24th, 2017 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Remodeling your kitchen can make your Brooklyn home more valuable and pleasant, but care must be taken to do the job right. It’s easy for a homeowner to get bogged down in a kitchen remodel and find that they don’t have the skill, the energy, or the money to finish it. Planning around utilities According to the DIY Network, planning around utilities during a kitchen remodel is vital to success: A kitchen sink needs hot-…

Staying Warm in Brooklyn: Winter Heating Tips

Tuesday, October, 17th, 2017 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Fall is here in Brooklyn. With temperatures cooling down, our neighbors are understandably concerned about whether their heating systems will be working at full capacity come cold weather. For peace of mind, if you haven’t had your heating system professionally serviced yet, do it now before it’s too late. Who wants a frigid home or costly heating bills when winter arrives in force? Petri Plumbing & Heating, Brooklyn’s family plumber, can also offer some other…

Protect Your Family with Emergency Valve Tagging

Tuesday, October, 10th, 2017 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

As the holidays approach, our Brooklyn neighbors will want to ensure the safety of their homes. In the event of a plumbing or natural gas emergency, will they know what to do? Water, water, everywhere… When it comes to a plumbing emergency, you need to use your home’s main shut-off valve to stop the flow of water immediately. Every minute counts when it comes to protecting your home and belongings. You do know which valve…

Whodathunk? NYC Natural Gas Facts

Tuesday, October, 3rd, 2017 at 8:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Many of our Brooklyn neighbors are turning to the use of natural gas for heating. It’s the same throughout New York City, which is encouraging the switch. According to a report prepared for the NYC Mayor’s Office, about 57 percent of the city’s energy use is already fueled by natural gas. Despite the widespread adoption of natural gas, here are some facts about it you might not know: Natural gas doesn’t actually smell like rotten…

Staying Warm in Brooklyn: Signs You Need to Replace Your Boiler

Tuesday, September, 26th, 2017 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Fall is here in Brooklyn and winter is on its way. Before things start cooling down dramatically, it might be time to have your home boiler checked out by a certified technician. Your friends at Petri Plumbing can help you get the most use out of your existing boiler or advise you on replacement options. Trouble signs There are some signs that your boiler might be failing. If you’ve noticed that it is leaking or…

Stay Safe in Your Brooklyn Kitchen: Natural Gas Precautions

Tuesday, September, 19th, 2017 at 7:00 am by Petri Plumbing

Now, we’re cooking with gas! But, as handy as our Brooklyn neighbors find their natural gas stoves, here are some safety tips to keep in mind for keeping their kitchens and homes safe. Cooking stoves are for cooking First off, a cooking stove is for cooking. Don’t ever try heating your home with it. Among other dangers, this can put you and your loved ones at the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, which kills. Don’t…

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…

Environmentally Friendly Plumbing: It’s Easy Being Green (and Saves Money, Too)

Tuesday, August, 8th, 2017 at 7:33 am by Petri Plumbing

Going green can protect the environment and help our Brooklyn and Manhattan neighbors save money on their energy costs. As the first licensed green plumbing company in NYC, Petri Plumbing is glad to offer some advice on easy ways to make your home more environmentally friendly. Insulate water pipes According to, heating water for homes accounts for as much as 30 percent of residential energy consumption. By insulating the pipes and using high-grade pipe…

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