• 10 Ways to Lower Your Water Heating Bills

    Your water heater works hard to keep your showers hot during the arctic blasts that New Jersey experiences each winter. This, in turn, increases your water heating bills. Keep costs down without sacrificing home comforts with these tips.  Turn down the water heater temperature: The standard setting is 140 degrees, but you can lower it to 120 degrees without risking microbial growth […]

  • How to Fix a Constantly Running Toilet

    The sound of “phantom flushing” isn’t just annoying—it also means water is being wasted. According to the EPA, household leaks waste nearly 10,000 gallons of water every year. Multiply this average across the nation, and that’s one trillion gallons of water down the drain!  Stop wasting water and save an average of 10 percent on your bills by fixing […]

  • 5 Methods for Removing Hard Water Stains

    If your once-bright chrome faucet and glass shower door are now dingy and stained, the key to restoring their luster is to remove hard water stains. Here are five effective methods using household items you may already have. Vinegar Vinegar is a safe, all-natural household cleaner with the amazing ability to combat hard water stains. […]

  • How to Find the Main Water Shut-Off Valve

    Did you just stumble across a burst pipe or other plumbing leak? When faced with a plumbing emergency like this, the first thing to do is shut off the water. Act quickly to find and use the main water shut-off valve, and you’ll reduce property damage in the process. Places to Check for the Main […]

  • 9 Plumbing Resolutions to Set in the New Year

    As the new year approaches, you might find yourself pondering resolutions for self-improvement. Along with any personal goals you set, consider resolving to take better care of your plumbing. Here’s how. Keep your pipes warm: Winter is the most important time of year to insulate your plumbing because it helps prevent frozen pipes. You can […]

  • 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 […]