Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips

Electrical Safety Month – May 2014

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and we are joining with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to raise awareness about potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety.  This year’s campaign features the launch of Electrical Safety Illustrated magazine, which discusses timely electrical safety issues and equips consumers with the knowledge to protect their homes, […]

Plumbing Tips for Homeowners

Let’s face it. No one likes huge, unexpected repair bills. And, as a homeowner, there always seems to be one lurking around the corner. While we are here to help in those situations, we also like to help you prevent them from happening in the first place! We have gathered up some DIY plumbing tips […]

It’s National Fire Prevention Week!

The message for this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” From October 6-12, The National Fire Protection Association will be spreading the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home. Through apps, online quizzes, and activities on their website, they will help teach people how […]

Wastewater Pumps: What One Do I Need?

Every year American families use an average of more than 500 gallons of water each day. We want water where and when we need it. But we don’t want water where it shouldn’t be. It shouldn’t be in the basement, standing in the backyard or covering a newly planted field. The right residential wastewater system […]

How to Choose a Well Pump

Before we can discuss what type of well pump you need for your Connecticut home, a basic assessment must be made. Sources of water A source of water or a well is often referred to as shallow or deep. These terms are referring to the depth of the water source or well. A shallow well […]

Why Ignoring a Water Leak is a Costly Mistake

As reported on Angie’s List, we often don’t think about the plumbing in our homes, until something goes wrong. Angie Hicks of Angie’s List said, “Water can be your home’s worst enemy. Leaving a water leak unattended can lead to serious damage to your home.” Cost of a water leak Hicks continued, “For example, a leak […]

8 Tips to Lower Water Heating Bills

Water heating is the second largest expense in your home. 64 gallons are used by the average household each day.  This means that $400-600 is being spent each year by the average household! No one likes to spend money…especially for it to just, well, literally go down the drain. Energy Star and Energy Saver have put together the following tips: 8 Ways […]

Standby Generator: Benefits for your home

A home standby generator is the answer to Mother Nature’s mood swings! Keep the lights on, the movie playing and the coffee brewing. It doesn’t matter what the weather is doing. A Kohler generator restores your power automatically and keeps you connected to what you love to do! When you think of emergency power supply, […]

Electrical Panel: When You Should Upgrade

Electrical panels may need to be upgraded for a variety of reasons. This article will point out what to look for & safety hazards to consider. When should I upgrade my electrical panel? You should consider replacement if any of the following are true: It is 20 years or older. There has been weathering exposure. […]

Benefit of a Frost Free Outside Faucet

Part of the spring & summer ritual is hooking up the outside garden hose. Whether it’s used for watering the garden or washing the car, nothing is as discouraging as to find out the faucet isn’t working. Even worse, discovering that the basement has flooded because the pipe feeding the outside faucet has burst! You don’t notice […]

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