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Tips to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies

Know the Location of Your Main Water Shutoff Valve The first thing you may need to do in a plumbing emergency is turn off the water coming into your house. Known as the main shutoff valve, it will likely be a “wheel” valve located somewhere near where the water comes into the house from outside. Turn the valve clockwise to stop the flow of water. Keep an Eye on Your Hot Water Heater If your tank hot water heater is more than 10 years old, it’s time to start planning for a replacement. If a hot water heater bursts, it…

What’s the Best Heating System for Maine?

What’s the best heating system to have installed for living in Maine? When you live in Maine, your heating system is very important for your safety as well as your comfort. We get asked a lot, “What’s the best heating system to have in Maine?” While there isn’t a definitive answer to this question – it really depends on your individual circumstances and needs, we thought we’d give a rundown on the main types of heating systems available for your Maine home: Hot Water Boilers Forced hot water boilers heat water inside the unit and pump it throughout your home…

How Standby Generators SAVE You Money

A lot the benefits of generators are pretty obvious – they allow you to have power during an outage. While it’s definitely great to keep the lights on and appliances running, many don’t realize the serious savings that generators provide. While a backup generator is an investment to purchase and have installed, they also offer some significant cost savings for homeowners: Prevents flood damage to your home. If you’re one of the thousands of Mainers who depend on their sump pump to avoid water flooding in your basement or home, it’s important to keep that sump pump running all the…

Let Us Winterize Your Seasonal Property

If you need to close up your camp or cottage for winter – let us handle the important details! It’s hard to believe winter is on the doorstep, but frosty mornings will begin in as little as a month from now. If you’ve got a seasonal property in Southern or Central Maine and you need to shut it down for the winter – let 207 Plumbing & Heating take care of that for you! We can handle shutting down and draining the plumbing so you don’t have to worry about frozen pipes. We also take our shutdown services the extra…

8 Reasons NOW is the Time to Service Your Heating System

Don’t get caught with an unexpected expense – NOW is the time to have your heating system inspected and cleaned! If you need any repairs or replacement parts, you want to make sure you’re in good shape in time those cold fall mornings. Maintaining your heating system annually will ensure it’s running safely, efficiently, and help avoid expensive heating repair. Just like our vehicles need regular service to keep running properly, so do heating systems. All heating systems should be serviced annually to inspect all the heating elements, the electrical units, and to replace the filters. Routine, annual inspection and…