• Water Heater Taking Too Long to Heat?

    You expect to have hot water available at all times, even if you’re the last one to shower in the morning. However, if your water heater takes too long to heat, you could be left with a lukewarm shower at best. You don’t have time to wait 30 minutes for the water to heat back […]

  • Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heaters

    If you need a new water heater, you may be debating between two popular options: a traditional storage tank and a tankless water heater. Learn how the two compare so you can make the right selection for your needs. Hot Water Supply Traditional water heaters are excellent at delivering large amounts of hot water to […]

  • Making Sure Your Drinking Water is Safe

    You probably take clean tap water for granted, but as we learned from the Flint, Michigan water crisis that began in 2014, it’s possible for lead and other harmful substances to end up in your drinking water. Since there’s no way to see, taste or smell dissolved lead, testing your water is the only way […]

  • How to Pick a Plunger

    The key to plunging a toilet or sink drain successfully is to have the proper plunger for the job. Follow this guide to help you identify which type of plunger to choose and how to use it. Cup Plunger This basic style is the one most people picture when they think of plungers. It has […]

  • Common Drain Questions

    Your home’s plumbing is an integral part of your everyday life. From showering to washing dishes to brushing your teeth, daily tasks would be a lot less convenient without indoor plumbing. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong. Here are some common questions about drains that our plumbing experts have answered for you. Should I use liquid […]

  • Spring Plumbing Tips

    Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time for spring cleaning around the house. As you tidy up and deep-clean, don’t forget to give your plumbing the attention it deserves. Here are some spring plumbing tips to prevent problems in the coming season. Kitchen & Bathroom Plumbing Tips Repair any leaky faucets you’ve been ignoring. […]

  • A Frozen Pipe – Now What?

    An arctic blast is bound to happen at least once every winter in New Jersey. Are you prepared for the possibility of frozen pipes? It’s best to prevent pipes from freezing in first place by insulating your plumbing, sealing air leaks in unconditioned spaces where pipes are located, and allowing a continuous trickle of water […]

  • Winter Plumbing Preparation

    New Jersey winters can be unpredictable. As the temperature drops, water freezes and expands, which can wreak havoc on your plumbing. Get ready for the next arctic blast with these winter plumbing preparation tips. Prepare Outdoor Faucets Find the water shut-off valve that leads to outdoor hose bibs and shut it off. Then, open the […]

  • What’s the Best Water Heater Temperature?

    Water heating accounts for about 18 percent of your utility bills, so reducing the water heater temperature can lead to significant savings. Use this guide to help you determine the best water heater temperature for your situation. Determining the Right Temperature The standard temperature for a storage water heater is 140 degrees, but the US […]

  • What You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

    There are some things you know shouldn’t go down the toilet – like the toys and jewelry your kids are occasionally guilty of throwing in – but some no-nos aren’t as obvious. Here’s an incomplete list of the items you should never flush down the toilet. Baby Wipes Even if the packaging says they’re “flushable,” […]