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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips


How to Solve Hard Water Issues

What is hard water? “Hard water” occurs when there is an overabundance of minerals in your home’s water supply. Over half of the earth’s water comes from ground water. As water passes through the ground, it picks up minerals from the Side effect of hard water: pipe is being corroded from the inside, resulting in […]




Signs of Bad Electrical Outlet

Bad electrical outlet signs Isn’t it funny how quickly time passes us by? One minute, you’re unpacking boxes and setting up ‘house’ in your new home. The next minute, you’re calling your local electrician because an electrical outlet is sparking. It’s only when making that phone call that you realize 20 years has passed since […]




Surge Protection from Summer Storms

Summer is a wonderful time of year for trips to the beach and picnics at the park. Unfortunately, we always have to keep our eyes to the skies for the unexpected thunderstorms in CT. High humidity levels create some powerful lightning storms that can wreck havoc on your home’s electrical system. Surge protection can help […]




What is a Root Ball?

Last week on Facebook, we posted a picture of a root ball and someone asked what exactly that meant. “It looks so much like a snake or something,” she commented. ‘Snake’ is one of the kinder euphemisms that come to mind when looking at this root ball we extracted from a home in Mansfield, CT. […]




No water is no fun

Problem: No water in the home Waking up on a Monday is hard enough. Waking up on a Monday to find out you have no water is just about devastating. No coffee to activate the synapses. No shower to jolt your drowsiness. And now a stressful situation that you didn’t anticipate. Having no water is […]




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What is Orangeburg Pipe?

One of our Columbia CT homeowners called us because she had water in her basement and clogged drains. When our technician arrived, he noticed a pool of water to the side of her home. Problem: Upon further diagnosing, our technician discovered the presence of orangeburg pipe.  The home’s “curtain drain” was made of orangeburg. A curtain […]




Bath Remodel in Windham CT

From plumbing repair…. A Windham CT customer called us to admit he’d dumped soup down his bathroom sink. Now, he said it wouldn’t drain. A lot of the homes in this area are very old and have outdated plumbing fixtures. Our plumbing technician did some drain repiping in the cellar to fix the issues. Snaking […]




Electrical Service Change in Storrs CT

Since May is Electrical Safety Month, we’d like to take the chance to walk you through one of our electrical service change jobs. Why an electrical service change? An electrical service change can be necessary for a variety of reasons. Age, weather exposure and usage are some of the factors that should be examined.  One […]




Clogged drain job in Coventry CT

Problem: Clogged drains We have a lot of customers in Coventry, CT. Last month, we got a a call from a homeowner at her wit’s end. She was dealing with clogged drains all over her home. When her washing machine drained, it made water bubble up out of the kitchen sink. When she used the […]




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