Max Sr. & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for January, 2017

5 Common Plumbing Myths Busted

Monday, January 30th, 2017

faucet-dripping-waterWe are committed to helping homeowners take care of their plumbing systems. And that means helping you get a better understanding of how your home plumbing works. Some of this may be new information, and we hope that it gives you a better idea of proper plumbing maintenance and helps you to know what to expect when you call a plumbing company.

Check out 5 plumbing myths that we’ve heard too many times. For more information about our plumbing service in Springfield, NJ, reach out to our team.

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Replace That Older Water Heater before It Floods Your Basement

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Sometimes, you can tell if your water heater is past its prime. It may have broken down completely or, unfortunately, flooded your basement or another area of the home. Other times, it’s not so easy to tell a water heater is in trouble. We always recommend that you replace your water heater as early as possible, to avoid ending up with a shallow swimming pool in your basement.

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What You Should Do Right Away for Your Frozen Pipes

Monday, January 9th, 2017

When the pipes in your home freeze up, you don’t have water flowing through your faucets. And that’s only part of why it’s so important to do what you can to prevent pipes from freezing. The freezing and thawing of water in the pipes causes excess pressure that may force your pipes to burst, meaning your home gets flooded as they thaw.

Don’t take this chance. Follow our advice for thawing out a frozen pipe, and then take the steps to prevent your pipes from freezing in the first place.

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Maintaining a Humidifier for Your Comfort and Health

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

If you have a whole-house humidifier, your winters are a whole lot more comfortable. Low humidity is a huge problem in the winter, when the dry air often leaves us with chapped lips, dry skin, and even an increased chance of the cold or flu.

Whole-house humidifiers make us a little happier and healthier at home, but only if they are properly maintained. Keep your humidifier in good shape to ensure that this winter is the most comfortable one yet.

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