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3 Things to Consider When Installing Gas Piping

Friday, May 30th, 2014

If your home uses natural gas power for some of its appliances, you are responsible for the pipes that move the gas under and through your home after they leave the municipal supply; they are not an issue for the utility company. For older homes, you may need to have new piping installed to replace aging ones. If it’s time to remodel your home, you’ll need to install new gas piping to help increase your options for the re-design. Or perhaps you are considering fitting your home for a connection to a gas supply line for the first time.

Whatever the reason that you need gas piping in Gloucester Township, NJ call up SPS Mechanical Inc. and talk to our experts in gas pipe installation today. This is an extensive job, but one that our skilled technicians can take care of quickly and efficiently—and, most importantly of all, safely. Contact us today to schedule your next service appointment.

Keep these 3 factors in mind for gas pipe installation

  1. It absolutely must be performed by professionals: Whenever you deal with any appliance or any system that uses natural gas, you must have licensed and skilled professionals to do the work. This is both for issues of safety (for you and your home) and in order for a house to stay up to code. In some jurisdictions, it is illegal for anyone to work on an appliance connected to a gas main without proper licensing. Amateur work can lead to slow and dangerous gas leaks, which can cause toxic exposure and the risk of fire hazards.
  2. Corroded piping needs replacement: Although gas pipes are made of durable material, the material of older pipes is more susceptible to corrosion over time. When you call for gas pipe replacement, have the installers look over the pipes of your home to locate places where they may have started to rust to the point that they could spring dangerous leaks. Make this a priority if you live in a home built before 1970. (If you live in a pre-World War II home, then you should consider a complete gas pipe replacement.)
  3. Add new appliances during the installation: Even if you have already had natural gas piped into your home, you should take the opportunity during new installation to add new appliances. If you previously only use natural gas for your heater, consider adding a gas stove and oven. Gas-powered laundry machines are also an option. And if you previously used an electric furnace, a new gas furnace will save you a great deal of money. Let your installers help you with suggestions for how to expand your use of natural gas.

Whatever your reasons for having new gas piping, you should turn to the licensed professionals at SPS Mechanical Inc. We have NATE-certified technicians on staff to provide you with safe and effective installation. Make us your first choice for quality plumbing service in Gloucester Township, NJ.

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When to Call a Professional Plumber in Sicklerville, NJ

Monday, June 10th, 2013

The plumbing system of your Sicklerville, NJ home is complex. It is comprised of various pipes, connections, fixtures, and appliances, most of which you never see because it’s embedded within the walls or under the floors. While we have come to rely heavily on the convenience of modern plumbing, we hardly realize it’s there until something with its operation goes wrong.

  • Leak: Leaks have numerous causes. There’s simply no telling what the cause is until a professional diagnosis takes place. If you notice a water stain on your ceiling or wall, though, that’s nearly a sure sign that there is leak somewhere within the wall. A professional plumber is skilled at leak detection so that you can rest assured he will find the root of the leak. Alternatively, if you notice a decline in your water pressure or a spike in your water bill, then you might also have a hidden leak somewhere within your home.
  • Water heater fault: If you find that your water is rust-colored, then your sacrificial anode rod may no longer be active, and your water heater may have suffered oxidization to its interior walls. If you hear a rumbling noise, then it may have a lot of built-up sediment at its bottom, which is causing it to overheat. Water heaters can become dangerous when pressure builds up inside of them, so make sure to contact your plumber should you have any concerns.
  • High water pressure: If you notice multiple water leaks or a hammering noise in your pipes, then your water pressure may have reached an excessively high level. This can lead to all sorts of trouble so make sure you get it checked out immediately.

For superior plumbing services, call a plumber in Sicklerville, NJ at SPS Mechanical today! 

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Plumber’s Guide: What to Not Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Modern appliances have made our lives a lot easier and more convenient. Unfortunately, even the most convenient devices are susceptible to damages resulting from user error. Garbage disposals are certainly one of the most misused appliances in homes throughout the country. If you use a garbage disposal in your Sicklerville, NJ home you know how much of a luxury it can be. At SPS Mechanical, though, we know that many people force the wrong items down their garbage disposal, causing damage. Here are some items that you should avoid putting down your garbage disposal to help you avoid this situation.

  1. Bones: You’ve just finished Thanksgiving dinner and you’re too stuffed to think about doing dishes. You decide you’ll just scrape the scraps down the garbage disposal and clean up later. Well, if you don’t take those turkey bones off the plate before you scrape it into the sink you’ll also wind up calling a repairman later. Bones always go into soup or into the trash, never down a garbage disposal.
  2. Fibrous Tissues: Hard items such as bones are not the only things that can cause your garbage disposal serious problems. Fibrous items such as celery stalks and corn husks can get wrapped around the moving parts of your garbage disposal, putting a lot of strain on the motor and damaging the appliance. Just because it can be chewed does not mean your garbage disposal can handle it.
  3. Grease and Fat: Surely liquids must be safe to put down my garbage disposal, you may be thinking. Well, you are partially correct. Liquids are okay to put down your garbage disposal as long as they remain liquids. The problem with fat and grease is that, while they are liquids when heated, they re-solidify when they cool down. This means that when you pour hot grease down your drain and it comes into contact with cold pipes or water it will start to congeal. This can block your drain and trap other items in the pipes as they try to move past.

For more information about how to properly use your garbage disposal, call SPS Mechanical. We are always happy to help keep your home as efficient and convenient as possible. We can answer any questions you have about your garbage disposal in Sicklerville, NJ.

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