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Tips to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies

william 2nd November 2022
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…

HVAC Fall Maintenance Checklist

william 13th October 2021
This time of year, we all start buttoning up our houses and yards for winter. As you work on your fall maintenance chores, don’t forget your HVAC systems. Regular care of your plumbing and heating keeps these important systems running efficiently.   Take a look at our Fall Maintenance Checklist below for the items you need to add to your to-do list: Replace Air Filters The air filters for your heating system fill with dirt and debris over time (that’s what they are for, after all!). When they become clogged up, airflow and efficiency are restricted. When this happens, the…

6 Plumbing Myths You Should Know

william 29th April 2021
Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their plumbing. Around here of course, we do! When properly taken care of plumbing contributes considerably to our daily comfort. There are a lot of myths and urban legends out there involving plumbing that can cause a lot more harm than good. We don’t want you to risk damaging your plumbing, or to be taken for a ride believing something that isn’t so. Here are some myths about plumbing that can cost you unnecessary expense and aggravation: Myth #1 – Mix Boiling Water with Grease to Help It Go Down…

Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your HVAC

207HeatingAdmin 6th April 2021
As our gardens are waking up for spring, most people start opening up their houses and doing some spring maintenance chores. You shouldn’t forget your HVAC systems as part of your to-do list. Taking care of your plumbing, heating and air conditioning keeps these important systems running efficiently.   While there are some tasks that should be saved for a professional service company, there are several tasks that you can easily perform on your own to prolong the life of your systems. Take a look at our Spring Maintenance Checklist below for an overview of the types of things you…

How to Prepare Your Plumbing for the Maine Winter

207HeatingAdmin 28th December 2020
Our plumbing is tucked nicely indoors, so why consider it something to winterize? Even though most plumbing is an interior system, preparing it for freezing temperatures outdoors can protect you from malfunctions and burst pipes. Taking the time to winterize your plumbing pipes and fixtures for winter’s chill can save you a huge hassle and lots of expense if you avoid expensive repairs and replacements. Use our handy checklist to get your pipes ready for the cold this winter in Maine: Insulate Pipes Plumbing pipes running through unheated areas like your basement, attic, scrawl spaces, or garage are susceptible to…