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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips


What is an indirect water heater?

Traditional water heater Before I go into explaining 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 that heats the water for your showers, hand washing and cooking needs. It is powered by electricity, oil or gas. It runs […]




Space Heater Safety Tips

Space heaters can be fire hazards Space heater safety needs to be at the top of everyone’s minds. Each winter, we see the horrible headlines of families displaced due to a fire. They can be so easily prevented. Space heaters are often used during the coldest days of the year, to provide that extra burst […]




Electrical Safety for the Holidays

Our friends at the Electrical Safety Foundation International [ESFI] have put together some great electrical safety tips to help you prepare for the holidays.  Prepare with care Planning and preparation is essential to reducing your stress during the holiday season.  While we can’t help you manage your budgets, guests, and travel arrangements, we can help […]




Tips for Backed Up Drains

Backed up drains are usually house guests that overstay their welcome after a holiday of entertaining. The week following Thanksgiving keeps is the busiest week of the year for plumbers. We have a few solutions for backed up drains. Prevent clogs Having a lot of people in your home, in a short burst of time, can […]




A Heated Bathroom Floor Keeps Toes Toasty

Stay warm this winter A heated bathroom floor. Just stop to think about that for a moment. A long, hot shower feels GLORIOUS during the freezing winter months. The warm water melts away the stresses of the day, and the steamy air brings relief to your irritated sinuses. It’s a relaxing end to a day […]




Boiler Maintenance Tip

Boiler maintenance saves money Boiler maintenance truly does pay off. While it is one more thing to add to your ever-growing-never-quite-finished to-do list, it will save a lot of heart ache. And money! Heating season is in full swing. We recommend establishing a relationship with a local oil company. They will offer service contracts that […]




Garbage Disposal Tips

Benefits of a garbage disposal A garbage disposal provides a wonderful environmental benefit. Each day, TONS of food waste gets dumped into landfills. It sits there to decompose and creates methane. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 20 times more potent than CO2. This is a hazard to our ozone environment. By using a […]




What Causes Pinhole Leaks?

What causes pinhole leaks? Pinhole leaks are usually caused by aging of your pipes. Over time, the minerals in the water start to corrode the copper. You may hear a constant drip somewhere over your head, or you’ll feel a spray on your head when you’re in your basement. A North Windham CT customer called […]




Sparking Electrical Switch

A sparking electrical switch or outlet is never a good sign. A Manchester CT homeowner called us because she noticed that her light switch wasn’t working and she could see a spark. We recommend that you immediately stop using any electrical source that is not working properly until a repair can be made. For added precaution,  we […]




Need a dishwasher installed?

Dishwasher installation Scenario: Your shiny new dishwasher has finally been delivered. You’ve never had one in your home and you can’t wait to put it to work. Your plumber is scheduled to install it the next day. Unfortunately, he calls you to tell you that he won’t be able to make it. Now, you need […]




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