Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Is Your Anode Rod Still Effective?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

water-heater-serviceThe short answer to the question asked in the title of this post is—hopefully, yes. A better answer is—if you have to ask this question, then it is probably time to check in on it! If you use a tank water heater, then you owe a huge debt of gratitude to the anode rod in that water heater, regardless of whether or not you are aware of its presence and what it does for your system. Of course, we think that it is always best to have some understanding of such matters, so we’ll be taking a closer look at the anode rod today.

Before we begin, let us just say that a tank water heater is a great option for many homeowners. It is certainly no fluke that the system consistently ranks as the most popular type of water heater throughout the country! That being said, and as is the case with any appliance, tank water heaters do have a few cons to go along with their many pros. The best way to mitigate any issues stemming from these cons is to work with a trustworthy, professional plumber in Avon,  CT.

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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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Do You Need a New Water Line Installed?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

pipe-filled-with-tree-rootsNow that the earth is no longer the frozen block of icy soil that it becomes over the course of our long winter season, it is a good time for doing those jobs around the house that demand the excavation of land. Obviously, if your water line were to rupture during the winter months you could not just wait for the ground to thaw out before fixing the problem. If you have planned on having an old water line replaced, though, now is as good a time as any to schedule service.

Why might you want to have your water line in West Hartford, CT replaced? There are a number of different reasons, and a number of warning signs that you may notice which indicate that a water line replacement is in your best interest. Here are a few tips to help you decide if it is time to get a new water line in place on your property. If you think this is the case, remember to trust the job to the skilled, professional plumbers on our team.

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3 Ways to Save Energy (and Money) in 2016

Monday, January 4th, 2016

With 2016 finally here, homeowners throughout the West Hartford area are looking for ways to improve their households. There is certainly no shortage of ways to do so. But whether you’re interesting in light maintenance or major overhauls, energy efficiency should also be at the top of your list. Taking the time to tighten up the home’s plumbing system, invest in new HVAC equipment, or have your existing heating and cooling system maintained may actually save you serious energy, money and hassle this year. Here are some ways you can get started.

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