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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips
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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips

Plumbing Tip From Hebron CT Plumber: What Is An Indirect Water Heater?

What is a “traditional” water heater? Before we talk about what an indirect water heater is, let's talk about the one most people are familiar with. A "traditional" water heater is a piece of equipment usually located in your basement. It is powered by electricity, oil or gas. It runs independent of any other plumbing equipment in your home. It heats the water you need to run showers, the dishwasher, and laundry. A traditional water heater has a lifespan of about 10-15 years, depending on the...

Emergency Well Pump Service in Columbia CT

Where did my water go? We are deep in the heat of summer and it's no time to be without water. Not having water simply isn't an option. However, getting fast well pump replacement service is! Your local Columbia CT plumber has some tips on what to do if your well pump isn't delivering water. What type of well pump do I have? There are two main types of well pumps found in Columbia CT: "Submersible" and "jet." You have a submersible well pump if your well is more than 25' deep and you don't...

Local Plumber Sponsors Coventry CT Farmers' Market

Rapid Service LLC is proud to return as a sponsor for the Coventry Farmers' Market 2019 season. The market is hosted on the grounds of Hale Homestead in Coventry CT. It carries on the tradition of being the largest farmers’ markets in Connecticut, featuring some of the best of Connecticut-grown, Connecticut-made products around at one of the most unspoiled countryside settings in the state. Each week, there is a different theme to celebrate. You can visit our booth on select Sundays. On...

Local Coventry CT Plumber Advice: Top 3 Toilet Problems

Why does my toilet do that? Your local Coventry CT plumber has seen all sorts of toilets. Whether they are round or elongated, standard height or comfort height, they are found in every home and business. They are pretty low-maintenance and keep working until they, well, don't. We'll talk about the top three toilet problems and what you can do to fix them. Problem #1: Clogs If you have a toilet pre-2000 and it clogs a lot, you may need to replace it. The national low-flush mandate was...

Outside Faucet Repair in Mansfield CT

Plumbing problem: leaky outside faucet Your local Mansfield CT plumber has received several calls this week for leaky outside faucet repair. Sometimes, the leak is obvious and can be seen dripping when the faucet is off. Sometimes, it's a little bit more hidden. If you have water in your basement after you've run the hose for a bit, your outside faucet may have split over the winter.* In other cases, the faucet simply won't turn on because it's seized shut. It's the time of year for getting...

Advice from Vernon CT Plumber: How to Avoid a Leaky Water Heater

Where is my water heater? Your water heater is usually found in the basement of your Vernon CT home. If you do not have a basement, it could be located in a utility closet. It is about 5 feet high and shaped like a cylinder. If it stands alone, you have a "traditional" water heater. If it's attached to your boiler, you have an "indirect" water heater. There are also wall-hung units, but this blog will focus on the traditional water heaters . They can be electric, oil, propane or natural gas....

Have a Plumber on the Way? Be Sure Your Home Is Prepared for a Visit

If you have a plumber on the way to your Manchester home, you need to take a few minutes to be sure you can make his job as smooth, easy, quick, and low-cost as possible. And doing so requires implementing just a small but very handful of suggestions — including the following: Clear Out the Work Area Let’s be honest: Nobody ever said how dirt cheap a plumber is. Like any professional tradesman, a plumber can charge a not-insignificant amount for his time. And you shouldn’t pay for that time to...

Plumbing Emergency: How to Avoid the Top 4 Problems

Who ya gonna call for plumbing emergencies? In the past 30 years, we've pretty much seen it all in the world of plumbing in Willimantic CT. If we had to pick the top 4 emergencies that we provide service for, they would be: Burst water heater Dead well pump Clogged drain Leaky pipe The thing is, most of these can be prevented! We'll share some tips below on how to avoid a plumbing emergency. Burst water heater A standard water heater is only meant to last 8-10 years. We bet you have college...

How to Stop Bathroom Mold

How to prevent bathroom mold Mold loves to grow in damp places. Your bathroom is the best spot in the house for it to settle in. You may see little spots up in your ceiling corners. You might smell it but not see it because it's growing inside a cabinet. Your local Columbia CT plumber has some tips on how to stop bathroom mold from forming. Proper ventilation A steamy shower is perfect after a hard workout. A hot soaking in the tub relaxes all your stress away. However, all that condensation...

Garbage Disposal: When Should I Replace It?

When should I replace my disposal? Your garbage disposal is a work horse. It's literally a bone-crushing piece of equipment. It works hard to grind up food and even those things that get dropped into by accident, like coins. Some items we removed from a customer's disposal You usually don't think much about it, after the plumber installed it. You might throw some lemon into it when it starts to smell funky. You may run some ice cubes through it to keep the blades sharpened. Otherwise, this...

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    My wife and I want you to know that we were very satisfied with our bathroom remodeling that Andy performed professionally, carefully and efficiently. The end result is a bathroom that is properly updated, functions perfectly and looks very attractive...

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