How to Check a Water Meter for Leaks

The average household in the U.S. uses about 10,000 gallons of water each month, 10 percent of which is wasted due to running toilets, drippy faucets and plumbing leaks, according to the EPA. In fact, total household water leaks waste more than one trillion gallons of water a year in this country. Sometimes, this increase […]


6 Signs Your Boiler Needs Replacement

Your boiler is essential to heating your home and business. When it’s on the fritz, this can send the whole household or office into a panic. You don’t want to be without a boiler for any length of time, especially in the winter, so be on the lookout for signs that it needs replacement. By […]


How to Avoid a Flooded Basement

The last thing any homeowner wants to come home to is a flooded basement. Yet it’s more common than you may think, especially after a heavy rain or storm. And if you have a basement that’s prone to flooding, this can become a recurring problem that is frustrating and expensive. If you are having issues […]


Myths About Tankless Water Heaters

If your existing water heateris on the fritz, you may be looking at several different options and models to replace it. Perhaps you have a traditional tank right now but have been hearing about tankless water heaters and are curious. Unfortunately, you may have come upon some misconceptions about these water heaters, and we’re here to […]


Is My Garbage Disposal Leaking?

Garbage disposals typically leak from three spots: the top, the bottom or the pipe connections. How do you know if you have a leak? Just check each place, using a flashlight to look for puddling, condensation and other signs of water accumulation until you determine the source. A professional can help with this common plumbingtask […]


How to Detect a Silent Toilet Leak

A leaking toilet is certainly one of the most common plumbing problems to frustrate New York City homeowners, spurring house-wide havoc. It’s a nuisance, to be sure, but it’s also a huge water waster, increasing your water bill at the same time. A noisy, drippy leak is one thing. A silent leak is even more […]


Why Does My Shower Drain Smell?

What’s that stench coming from your shower drain? Unfortunately, drains can begin to smell for many reasons. Mold or mildew could be growing underneath the drain cover, or your p-trap may be malfunctioning, which allows sewer gas to come up through your pipes. Or, the simplest reason is that there is a hair ball or […]


5 Biggest Plumbing Myths

Just like with anything else, the world of plumbinghas a lot of myths that simply aren’t true – or that have some truth to them but otherwise don’t tell the whole story. Many of us have grown up believing these myths, so now’s the time to debunk them. When it comes to plumbing, misinformation can […]


Home Plumbing Maintenance Checklist: Daily, Weekly, and Seasonally

Your home plumbing system comprises about 15 percent of your total home value. Not a bad investment! When you incorporate an efficient, smoothly operating plumbing system, you get clean, fresh water whenever you want it, and enough warm water to ensure your home and family stay clean. Properly functioning plumbing systems come with many other […]


5 Most Common Plumbing Issues in Staten Island and How to Avoid Them

The plumbing system in your Staten Island home goes well beyond just the toilets and sinks. You depend on every aspect of this system for comfort and convenience, and that includes things like water heaters, gas lines, and piping. So when something goes wrong with your plumbing in Staten Island, you need a reliable plumber […]