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The Advantages of Early Drain Cleaning

April 19th, 2021

You might be wondering about the difference between early drain cleaning and normal drain cleaning, and that’s a normal thing to think about! After all, you’re probably used to calling us for drain cleaning services when you’ve noticed your drains are either slowing down or suffering from a complete clog.

The truth is that you could gain more benefits from early drain cleaning than from calling us when it might be too late. Scheduling drain cleaning services by a plumber in Sewell, NJ yearly, in the same way you would schedule HVAC maintenance, is a great habit to get into. This would minimize the number of clogs you deal with in the long run, while also improving the quality of your plumbing system.

Today, we’ll go over all of the advantages of hiring a plumber for this kind of work before you’re in the middle of a crisis!

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Everything You Need to Know About Standby Heat Loss

April 5th, 2021

This might seem like an obscure blog topic, but bear with us. Time and time again we see homeowners who are the unknowing victim of a water heater that’s wasting energy. The term standby heat loss refers to the heat that gets lost from a tank water heating system that’s not being used. While this is an unfortunate reality of tank water heating systems, your standby heat loss doesn’t have to be quite so bad.

Water heaters in Glassboro are complex, which is why our team is stacked with specialists who know their way around one. If you’re seeing a skyrocketing energy or fuel bill from your water heater, then we implore you to keep reading and call us for help. There are upgrades, improvements, and repairs that our team can make that are specifically designed to mitigate standby heat loss and make sure your water heater is as efficient as possible.

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“Why Am I Being Forced to Get a Backflow Preventer?”

March 22nd, 2021

In the past few years, we’ve gotten a lot of calls from homeowners about backflow prevention. Certain municipalities in our area are starting to require both backflow prevention services and certifications for homeowners who have older homes. While we agree with this concept, it might seem like tyranny to those homeowners that don’t know much about their plumbing systems.

We get it, as your expert plumbers who perform drain cleaning in Deptford Township, we don’t want to tell any homeowners how to live. However, backflow prevention can help mitigate some of the worst sewer clogs and problems that can come up in a home’s lifespan.

It’s time to take a second to think about why backflow prevention is so important. Then, we’ll start talking about why our team can be in and out of your home in record time, to install a backflow preventer so you can go on with your life.

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Furnace Maintenance? Now?

March 8th, 2021

Yes absolutely. Well, let us explain first.

Maintenance for your furnace is probably something you associate with the fall—and for good reason! Fall is a slower season for our team and it’s also when temperatures are mild enough to not need the full power of your furnace system. You’ve got plenty of time in the fall to schedule maintenance and relax when your system calls for repairs as well. However, if you missed maintenance in the fall, it’s not the end of the world.

Sure, springtime might not be an ideal time to invest in maintenance for your furnace in Sewell, NJ, but it’s better than not getting maintenance at all. Skipping maintenance will result in lower efficiency, more frequent repairs, and a shortened system lifespan. You’re better off calling us for maintenance now, even as you’re taking your air conditioner out of hiatus for another summer!

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5 Essential Heating Tips to Finish the Year Strong

February 22nd, 2021

If you’ve been watching the news at all, it’s become clear that winter hasn’t let go of its icy grip all over the country. We might think we’re isolated from those events, but freak-cold weather could occur anywhere and your heater is your first line of defense.

While spring is just around the corner, the chilly temperatures we experience every so often might not entirely be gone. That’s why we’re going to focus one of our last blogs of the season on heating in Glassboro. We’ll talk about some essential heating tips that could keep your bills low, your heating system in good condition, and your home more comfortable.

Nothing treats your system quite like good, old-fashioned heating service by a pro. If you need our help, don’t hesitate to ask.

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What’s Important About Safe Natural Gas Conversion

February 8th, 2021

You’ve been hearing for months about how efficient and effective natural gas furnaces are. It’s starting to bother you how your old heater can barely keep your home warm for the winter while these other high-efficiency gas furnaces can do the job lickety-split. Is it finally time to invest in natural gas conversion?

Well, the decision isn’t that simple. There are many homes that are only powered by electricity which limits options when it comes to heating in Sewell, NJ. This means that you need a licensed professional to perform high-quality natural gas conversion services before you get your gas furnace. While we’d vouch for this as a good decision, it’s important you know everything about this kind of work before you sign up for it.

So, let’s talk about the important things to know when investing in this kind of service. We also want you to know that we’re the experts in the area on this unique industry, so we can help you where you need it.

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Deep Winter Heating Tips: Keep Your Heater Working!

January 25th, 2021

We’re now in what we would consider “deep winter,” which means the coldest and harshest points of the winter. Soon it will get better, but a lot of us have had malfunctioning heaters so far that are starting to buckle under the pressure. All the stress and budgeting focused on your heating in Sewell, NJ can be overwhelming.

So we’re here to help with some tips. We know that whatever we’re about to say might be things you’re already doing, but if your heater is struggling no matter what you do, then it’s time to call for professional repairs. There’s no shame in admitting where you need the steady, well-trained hand of a pro.

For those homeowners who are just looking to finish out the winter strong and keep their heaters not just working, but working well, then keep reading!

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The Hidden Perks of an Electric Furnace

January 12th, 2021

We think that sometimes electric furnaces get a bad rap. They’re overshadowed constantly by their bigger brother, the natural gas-powered furnace, which isn’t necessarily good. Electric furnaces are offered in markets far and wide for a reason, and we’d like to talk about why.

For starters, natural gas furnaces are extremely different from electric furnaces, even though they share a similar name. These differences, when pointed out, give homeowners a better clue as to why electric furnaces might actually be better systems for specific homes in our area. While you might have been told that natural gas furnaces are better for a home, an electric furnace in Sewell, NJ might actually be better for your home. Electric furnaces occupy a specific area of the heating industry, and we’re going to shine a light on that today.

Want to know more? Keep reading as we get into the details.

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Our Comprehensive Heating Safety Checklist

December 28th, 2020

We’re moving into the dead of winter, which means your heater is working day in and day out. While we want our homeowners to know that heaters operate incredibly safely, we also don’t want to lie: gas furnaces can become a safety hazard if they’re neglected, ignored, and improperly maintained. Just like a fireplace can become dangerous, a gas furnace can quickly become a problem for your family’s safety if you’re not vigilant.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to go anywhere else to find the information you need. We’ve got our very own comprehensive heating safety checklist right here. We’ll make sure your heating in Glassboro stays comfortable while your family remains safe. There are steps you can take to make things better. Just remember to take good care of your heating system, so it takes good care of you.

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What’s So Special About a Tankless Water Heater

December 14th, 2020

Some homeowners might think it’s strange to call an appliance “special.” After all, nobody calls their car special, or their dishwasher special, right? Well, it depends on how you view things.

We’d call anything special that leads to you feeling comfortable and being able to enjoy the holidays with loved ones (even remotely) this year. In the spirit of the season, it’s great to take a moment and be thankful for hot water when you’re taking a soothingly long shower. And, if your home is lacking hot water, then it might be time to upgrade.

Tankless water heaters are a different kind of water heating solution we offer. They’re not like tank water heaters in Sewell, NJ in many ways, and they could be perfect for your home. In fact, they could be the special water heater that keeps you happy for years to come!

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