• Heading South for the Winter? Winterize Your Home’s Plumbing First

    The temperature is steadily dropping here in Monroe Township. Another wet, Central New Jersey winter is clearly on its way. Do you prefer to spend the colder months in warmer climes? We don’t blame you! Still, it’s important to protect your plumbing before you head south for the winter. Turn Off the Water Supply to […]

  • How to Keep Your Plumbing Flowing Smoothly this Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a time for feasting with friends and family. Your plumbing may be the last thing on your mind, but did you know that Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbers? With the following tips, you can enjoy family time to the fullest without clogged drains, broken garbage disposals, or cold […]

  • How to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

    As chilly fall temperatures arrive, it’s important to make sure your plumbing is ready for another New Jersey winter. Here are our top seasonal plumbing tips to prepare for the changing weather. Disconnect and store garden hoses: When you retire your flower garden, wrap up hoses and store them in the shed or garage. If […]

  • 6 Signs Your Pipes are Aging

    If you live in a historic home here in Monroe Township, you probably enjoy the unique characteristics of your house, but you also deal with aging infrastructure. Watch out for these plumbing problems that could signal the need for pipe replacement. Galvanized Steel Pipes Many different materials have been used in plumbing systems over the […]

  • What’s Causing that Foul Plumbing Odor?

    You want your home to smell fresh and clean, but it’s difficult to ignore the unmistakable smell of a damaged plumbing system. Plumbing odors aren’t just foul—they can also be downright dangerous. That’s why you should eliminate the stench rather than merely masking it. Learn the possible causes of foul plumbing odors and how to […]

  • Is Your Toilet Leaking? Use These Tips to Find Out for Sure

    A leaky toilet is irritating and wasteful. The leak may cause “phantom flushes,” make the toilet run longer than necessary, and waste water without your knowledge. Do you have a leak? If you’re not sure, it’s time to find out. “Phantom Flushes” The most obvious way to tell if your toilet is leaking is to […]

  • Why isn’t My Sump Pump Working?

    Heavy summer rains can cause basement flooding, but your sump pump keeps the rising water level at bay. However, as with all mechanical equipment, sump pumps break down sometimes. Here are the top reasons why your sump pump might stop working and what to do about each one. Power Failure An electrical power outage is […]

  • 4 Reasons to Replace Your Water Heater Before it Fails

    Is your water heater over 10 years old? Is it starting to show signs that it might fail before long? Here’s why you should look into getting a replacement now before the appliance breaks down completely. Give Yourself Time to Research Replacement Options Perhaps you have had an electric storage water heater all your life. […]

  • How to Reduce Outdoor Water Use this Summer

    Water bills routinely rise during the summer months because of lawn watering, car washing, and outdoor water play. The average home devotes 30 percent of its water consumption to outdoor use, and about half of that water is wasted due to evaporation, wind, and runoff. If you’re ready to save money and lower your impact […]

  • How Your Home Can Benefit from Professional Drain Cleaning

    As a responsible homeowner, you know that performing maintenance around the house is critical for comfort, safety, and efficiency. However, many homeowners have a blind spot when it comes to maintaining the plumbing system. It’s easy to forget about the importance of your drains— that is, until they start backing up. Do you make plumbing […]