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March 16, 2018

Common Causes of Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are an inconvenient problem that can develop into a serious threat to your home and your health. At the first sign of a clog or backup, you should call a Milltown Plumbing professional to assess the situation. When your wastewater can’t exit your property it will begin overflowing through your drains. This can lead to standing water, waste, and other contaminants in sinks, toilets, and showers. Not only is this unhealthy, but it can result in costly water damage as ... Read More
February 28, 2018

Warning Signs That Your Main Sewer Line Needs Repair

No homeowner wants to deal with dysfunctional plumbing, especially when it can cost thousands in repairs. Your homes plumbing goes beyond just the pipes inside your house to the main sewer line that connects to them. Most major plumbing problems usually happen on the main line, and it’s best to avoid them as much as possible. Damaged sewer lines can result in bathrooms flooded with sewage, busted pipes, and costly repairs.

Signs Your Main Line is in Trouble

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February 14, 2018

Ten Things to Consider Before a New Furnace Installation

Time and use eventually wear down even the best of appliances, including your furnace. Most are built to last up to 20-30 years, but if yours is over 15, it may be time to consider replacements. Older furnaces aren’t just a costly nuisance, but a safety hazard, putting you at risk of a house fire or carbon monoxide poisoning. A new model can be expensive, so before you go shopping, it’s a good idea to review a few things with ... Read More
January 30, 2018

How Your Body Can Tell Something Is Wrong With Your Furnace

The winter months have settled in, and it’s highly likely that you are using your gas furnace more than ever! During this time, it would be especially problematic if your heating system were to fail. Your furnace is essential for keeping you and your family in a safe, warm environment during the harsh cold that winter brings. Because your heat is so important, you should be sure that your furnace is working properly at all times. Just like ... Read More

January 20, 2018

What Can Go Wrong if Leaks Go Undetected?

No homeowner wants to deal with a leak, but they can happen at any time. Whether something goes wrong with your home’s plumbing, roof, or foundation, a leak can quickly become a costly problem if left undetected. Finding the source of the leak isn’t always as easy as following a trail of unwanted water. The worst of leaks require professional help just to find where it’s coming from. Hidden leaks left untreated can result in toxic mold and mildew, major ... Read More
January 15, 2018

Dangers Of An Old Furnace

The health and wellbeing of your family is a service provider’s top priority when they perform any maintenance or installation in your home. From start to finish, a professional will do everything they possibly can to ensure that your comfort and safety remains long after they have gone. Despite an HVAC specialist’s hard work and dedication to your home and family, it’s impossible for them to completely eliminate room for error.

There’s always a possibility that ... Read More

January 3, 2018

WARNING: 10 Signs Your Furnace Is Failing

Whether you are a seasoned homeowner, or you recently made your first purchase, you should always be aware of the condition of your furnace. No matter what part of the country you live in, it’s likely that you will need to check on your furnace every once in a while to make sure it’s working properly. If your furnace goes without routine maintenance, it increases the chances that something may breakdown in your system. Major malfunctions can be problematic, ... Read More
November 14, 2017

One Big Reason You Should Consider Pre-Winter Drain Cleaning

Pre-winter drain cleaning should be on the top of your to-do list with the winter season just around the corner. The cold temperatures and weather conditions can put a lot of strain on your home, especially your plumbing. Pipes that aren’t prepared for the massive drop in temperatures can freeze entirely, or worse, burst, which is why before the snow starts sticking, it’s important to thoroughly clean your drains with a pre-winter drain cleaning.

Why Burst Pipes are Your Worst Nightmare ... Read More

November 13, 2017

Preventing Backflow This Winter

What is backflow and how can you prevent it this winter? There are enough home maintenance problems when winter hits. Where to shovel the several feet of snow that have accumulated on your driveway, how to avoid ice dams and roof leaks, preventing your plumbing from freezing and bursting; it’s enough to make any homeowner’s head spin. Preventing backflow, unfortunately, is another issue to tack onto your list, but it's one problem that should never be overlooked.

What You Need to ... Read More

November 7, 2017

Winter Plumbing: What You Should Know!

Winter plumbing issues are on a continuous rise as winter quickly arrives. Fall is here and with winter on its way, it’s time to prepare your plumbing for the freezing weather. Houses that aren’t properly insulated pose a risk to the plumbing inside, and if the pipes are exposed to enough frigid temperatures, they freeze. One of the worst things that can happen in your home is dealing with frozen plumbing in the dead of winter. Frozen busted pipes can ... Read More