Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Tips to Get Your Plumbing Through the Holidays

Monday, November 26th, 2018

drainThere is a lot to keep yourself busy with during the holiday season. Hosting your family, for instance. Making it through the experience of hosting your family, perhaps. While we totally understand the fact that this is a very busy and potentially stressful time of the year, and we really don’t want to heap anything else onto your plate, the fact remains that you do need to take some precautions when it comes to your plumbing at this time of the year.

There are a few factors at play here. First of all, you are going to be cooking and cleaning more than you probably do during the regular times of the year. Secondly, your plumbing system is simply going to be under a heavier amount of use than usual. Those factors don’t have to spell disaster or anything, but trouble certainly can arise if you fail to use your system responsibly. Here are some tips from the plumbers in Hartford, CT, that you can trust.

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Don’t Suffer from Frozen Pipes!

Monday, October 29th, 2018

froze-pipeWinter brings a lot to think about when you live in this part of the country. Shoveling yourself out early enough to make it into work on time, for instance. Planning ahead to ensure that you get home safely. Snow days for the kids, and so on. That’s without mentioning the stress that winter can put on your home. We are going to mention it, though, because you don’t want it to catch you off-guard! Certainly not when it affects your plumbing system.

How might winter affect your plumbing system? First and foremost, it can lead to your pipes freezing up. You may think that the fact that there is no snow in the driveway means that winter isn’t taking its toll on any particular day. That feeling will disappear when you go to take a shower and water cannot pass through your pipes, though. Here are some tips from our plumbers in Hartford about how you can avoid frozen pipes this winter.

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Prepare for Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Plumbing-IconsDo you know why it is that you’re more likely to break a bone in your foot than, say, a bone in your leg? Well, because there are a whole lot more bones in your feet than there are in your legs. The bones are also smaller, and you are supporting your weight on your feet and balancing your entire body on top of them. Your legs do a lot work, of course, but they are bearing down on your feet as you go about your day.

The same concept can be applied to your plumbing system. Sure, there are plenty of instances in which your main water line may rupture. You’re still much more likely to encounter problems with the plumbing in your bathroom, though, because there are more pieces to fail and there is more direct interaction with those pieces than with the single big pipe bringing water into your home. When you run into bathroom plumbing problems, you need to schedule professional bathroom plumbing service in Bristol fast.

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What to Do About Toilet Leaks

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

fancy-bathroomWe don’t purport to be psychologists, and you should probably reconsider working with any plumbers that do so. That being said, let’s play a quick word association game, shall we? What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the phrase “bathroom”? Was it toilet? We bet it was toilet. In fact, for many people, “toilet” is the first thing that they’ll think of when they hear the word “plumbing” in general! This makes sense to us.

After all, the toilet is an incredibly important part of any plumbing system. Its job may not be the most glamorous, but it is crucial if you want to live in a comfortable and convenient way. That is why any problems with your toilet are of such concern. Fortunately for you, you’ve already found the right plumber in New Britain for handling your toilet plumbing services in the right way—we’re talking about us. Read on to learn more about what to do when your toilet starts leaking.

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What Are Copper Pinhole Leaks?

Monday, May 14th, 2018

copper-pipesCopper pipes have earned quite a reputation in the plumbing world. Copper is a very durable material for pipes, while still remaining very easy to cut, shape, and work with in general. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not—but that doesn’t mean that copper pipes are 100% without issue. That is too good to be true. Every plumbing material has its pros and cons and, for copper pipes, pinhole leaks are definitely in the latter category.

If you suspect that you have pinhole leaks in your copper pipes, there is no quick fix that you can complete yourself. You’ll need to contact a professional plumber in Bristol, CT to deal with the problem. Of course, you’re already reading this, which means you’ve already found the plumbers you can trust with the job. Before you can let us know about the problem, however, you must first understand a bit more about copper pinhole leaks and some warning signs to look out for.

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Why Might My Sump Pump Fail?

Monday, October 30th, 2017

sump-pumpWater. It makes up more than half of one’s body. It covers more than 70% of the earth’s surface. It is, without a doubt, one of the most vital elements in our lives. It can also prove extremely destructive. We’ve seen more than enough evidence of that over the course of this past summer. While hurricanes and heavy winds can obviously be devastating, water damage is not only a concern in these extreme situations. Sometimes, even “minor” flooding in one’s home can cause very serious problems.

This is why it is such a good idea to have a sump pump installed in your home. The sump pump serves one purpose and one purpose only — protecting your home and possessions from the damages that water can do. Unfortunately, the fact is that no mechanical system will ever be 100% reliable. It is possible for a sump pump to fail, and that can cause problems. Knowing what can cause a sump pump to fail is a great step toward ensuring that your home is protected. Here are some tips from our plumbers in New Haven, CT.

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Tips for Avoiding Clogged Drains

Monday, September 18th, 2017

water-flowing-through-drainThere are so many problems that can develop with a plumbing system that certain issues are always going to be put on the backburner. While a properly installed, well-maintained system is not going to give you problems very frequently, the fact is that you are much more likely to make something like a toilet that won’t stop overflowing a priority than you are, say, a toilet that seems to run for too long a time. The way we see it, however, there is not really any such thing as a “minor” plumbing problem.

No, not everything is an emergency, but ignoring more common issues like clogged drains can leave you dealing with more serious issues down the road. As is usually the case with any system in your home, your plumbing system will benefit greatly from some simple preventative measures. Protect your plumbing in Bristol, CT by avoiding clogged drains with these simple tips. You’ll be protecting your convenience, as well. 

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Preventing Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, September 4th, 2017

pipe-wrench-and-hammerThere are a lot of challenges that come with the winter season here in Connecticut. Not the least of these challenges is that of protecting your plumbing in Bristol, CT from the ravages of freezing temperatures. All too often we are called out to homes by panicked homeowners in the winter season, only to find damaged pipes that really could have been avoided with some proper measures taken. Now, there is no way to really guarantee that you won’t run into trouble with your pipes, but you can certainly limit the risks.

Following you’ll find some tips to help you do just that. Keep them in mind, remember to plan ahead if you are going to be gone for any stretch of time during the winter season, and contact us with any questions that you may have. Burst pipes in the winter are a major headache, and an ounce of prevention sure beats a whole lot of headache any day of the week. 

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Plumbing Emergencies: Leaking Toilet Edition

Monday, August 7th, 2017

toiletWhat springs to the front of your mind when you hear the word “plumbing”? For a lot of people, the obvious answer is the bathroom. For many others, the toilet specifically is the first thing that they think of. There is no denying that the toilet in your bathroom plays a huge — and a hugely important — role in your day to day life. If you are serious about protecting your comfort, convenience, and hygiene in your home, then you need to have any problems with your toilet resolved as soon as possible.

The West Hartford, CT bathroom plumbing professionals on our team are the ones to call when you run into trouble of any kind with your toilet. We get a lot of calls about clogged toilets or toilets that just won’t stop running. Sometimes, though, we get calls of a more urgent variety — those concerning toilets that are actively leaking. Here are few tips to help you get through such a stressful situation. 

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Protecting Your Property with Backflow Prevention

Monday, June 26th, 2017

backflow-preventerWhat do you think of when you think of serious plumbing problems? A leaky faucet wasting water in your home? Perhaps a drainage system that always seems to slow down and clog up, no matter what you do? These are very common problems, and they are indeed serious hassles that could potentially signify even worse problems with your system. Another potential issue that you probably don’t give very much though, though, is backflow.

In fact, we’re willing to be that there is a good chance that you’ve never even heard of backflow before. That doesn’t mean that it’s not a potential issue on your property, though, or even that there are not already fail-safes in place to help protect you from the dangers that backflow can present. Today we want to talk a bit about backflow, the problems that it can cause, and who can stand to benefit from backflow prevention in Southington, CT.

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