Max Sr & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, A Corp. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Chatham’

5 Eco-Friendly Plumbing Tips for Earth Day

Monday, April 17th, 2023
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Happy Earth Day! This is a great day to take a moment and reflect on ways you can be more conscious of how your everyday habits affect the Earth. Doing so has many benefits, not just for the planet, but for your wallet as well. By making small changes around your home, you can not only reduce your carbon footprint, but you can save money as well. It’s a real opportunity for a win-win for homeowners. 

So, how can you be more eco-friendly as a homeowner? One of the easiest ways is to take a look at your water usage in your home. We don’t mean checking your water bill, although that might come in handy (see #5 below). There are simple ways to reduce water usage in your home. Here are 6 ways to be more environmentally conscious of your water use.

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Why Steam Boilers Are Still a Great Choice

Monday, February 20th, 2023
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If you have a steam boiler in your home, congratulations. You have a reliable and efficient method of heating your home that offers many benefits which we’re certain you’re aware of. You probably love your steam boiler so much that you’re apprehensive about switching to a different system for heating in Chatham when your old boiler finally retires. However, we can assure you that new steam boilers are very much an option for new installations.

If you’re not aware of the steam boiler’s benefits, read on! You might think that steam technology is an outdated concept that you only hear about in old movies. But steam is still a tried-and-true technology. Homeowners need to know that they’re not only an option, but that they’re a great choice when it comes to home comfort.

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Signs That You May Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, September 5th, 2022

plumber-working-on-sinkMaybe one of the most common household issues that homeowners face, no matter the time of year, are plumbing leaks. And if you do have a plumbing leak, it’s usually a much bigger problem than it looks like at first. We don’t say that to scare you, but the truth is that even the smallest pinhole leak, if it goes unnoticed for too long, can cause a lot of water and subsequent property damage.

Here’s the thing–plumbing leaks can and do go on for a long time before they’re noticeable. This is true whether it’s from a pipe underneath a sink (and then, behind cabinet doors) or a pipe running behind your drywall. The good news is, there are signs that you can keep a watchful eye and listening ear out for. Read on to learn what these signs are!

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How to Plan Around Your Plumbing with Your Kitchen Remodel

Monday, February 21st, 2022

plumber-helping-homeowner-with-sinkThis is a popular time of year for many indoor remodeling projects since homeowners aren’t typically spending a whole lot of time outdoors. However, small remodeling projects can become huge headaches if they’re not done correctly, or done without any professional assistance.

Take your kitchen plumbing, for example. There are actually quite a few things that can go wrong with your plumbing on any given day–a jammed-up garbage disposal, a clogged drain, a leaky plumbing appliance. Add on an amateur remodeling job and you could have the recipe for disaster. No need to worry though–we have some tips for you below on how you can plan around your plumbing with your kitchen remodel so you can avoid the pitfalls that other homeowners have faced. Read on!

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Heed These Signs You Need Boiler Repairs

Monday, November 15th, 2021

boiler-systemBoilers are one of the most efficient and effective heating systems on the market, and when you live somewhere like the Chatham area, efficient and effective is exactly what you need to stay comfortable! But just like any other heating system, your boiler won’t last forever. If you keep it professionally maintained–you should be scheduling maintenance once a year for this system–and keep up with repair needs, you can count on your boiler lasting about 20 years.

But what if you don’t know how to detect whether or not your boiler system actually needs repair? Well, you’re in luck if you’ve found this blog post, because we’re about to tell you what signs to watch for. Read on!

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Yes a Tankless Water Heater Needs Tune-Ups, Here’s Why!

Monday, September 20th, 2021

tankless-water-heaterIf you’ve ever had a tank water heater system in your home, then you know it’s big, pretty noticeable, and in some cases can even be a bit noisy. In other words, it’s pretty hard not to pay attention to it. You also probably know that a tank water heater needs maintenance. What you might not know is that if you have a tankless system, it too needs a tune-up.

Scaling, or the buildup of mineral deposits, can have a negative impact on the unit, causing problems with water pressure, temperature, and even potential corrosion. They need occasional flushing to resolve this problem. So, yes, a tankless water heater needs a tune-up!

The maintenance that’s done to a conventional tank water heater is actually pretty similar to what needs to be done for a tankless system. Read on to learn more!

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Qualities to Look for in a Professional Plumber

Monday, July 12th, 2021

plumber-working-on-sinkYour home’s plumbing is essential to the comfort your home offers. When you encounter any problems with your home’s plumbing, it is critical to immediately address any problems before leading to more extensive and costlier repairs. It makes sense that you would want to hire a plumber in Chatham who can do a good job and give you the peace of mind that they will provide you an effective solution to your plumbing problems.

Unfortunately, not all plumbers are made the same. Most plumbers are good at what they do with the plumbing, and that is why they can offer their services. However, the best in the business possess other qualities, proving that they are true professionals that you can trust.

If you need to hire a professional plumber for your home, you should know about the qualities to look for that help you recognize a good professional. This post will help you make a more well-informed decision when hiring a professional plumber by highlighting the best qualities in the business.

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How to Improve the Air You Breathe Indoors

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

woman-leaning-back-on-couch-looking-comfortableIt would be really easy for us to say, “just buy an air purifier!” and call it a day. However, you deserve more of an explanation than this, and also that’s not super helpful. The thing is, there are a number of factors that can impact the quality of your indoor air, and there are a number of products that can help improve the air you breathe indoors.

Indoor air quality is a bigger deal than most people realize, no matter what time of the year it is. In fact, your indoor air quality can be worse than the quality of the air outdoors, without the right products in place, And today, we’re going to talk about one product in particular. A UV air purifier!

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5 Signs of a Worn Out Water Heater

Monday, April 19th, 2021

checklist-with-red-markerIt doesn’t matter what time of the year it is in our area, or what the outdoor temperatures are—there is one particular home comfort system that you need each and every day, and that you likely take for granted. What is it? Your water heater.

Consider the amount of strain this system gets put under, day after day. It works 365 days a year! Therefore, you shouldn’t be surprised if every now and then it has a malfunction or repair need. At some point, it’s very likely you’ll have to call a professional for repairs. But how do you know when it’s time to do so? Well, we’ve shared a few signs below.

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Why You Should Choose a Licensed and Insured Plumber (Over a Handyman)

Monday, January 11th, 2021

plumber-using-wrench-to-tighten-pipeWe’ve been in the home services industry for quite awhile now—over a century, actually! This means that we’ve seen what can happen when you have the wrong team or handyman looking over your plumbing system. Plumbing services are a tough job. Even something seemingly easy, such as unclogging a drain, can turn into even a bigger problem if not done correctly.

Still though, we understand the urge to hire a general “handyman” in order to save money.

Our expert plumbers are here to stress how important it is that you hire a licensed and insured plumber, instead. Sure, you might save some money upfront by trusting an amateur. In the end though, hiring the wrong team for the work can cost you far more than it’s worth.  Read on to learn why it’s so important to trust plumbing jobs to the pros.

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