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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips


Why Surge Protection is Important

A Storrs, CT customer decided it was time for a whole house surge protection system. “My electrical panel was on FIRE,” he worriedly told our dispatcher. His home had been hit by lightning. We sent one of our electricians out immediately to begin the work to get power back on at the residence. We wish we could […]




The Benefits of a Rheem Marathon Water Heater

Replacing your water heater? A Rheem Marathon electric water heater is durable, lightweight and non-metallic. It does NOT require an anode rod. With a seamless blow-molded polybutene inner tank, it is impervious to rust and corrosion. The tough molded polythylene outer shell resists dents, scratches and salt air. No anode rod means no smelly water, normally caused […]




How to Choose a Sump Pump

A sump pump is used in applications where excess rainwater or groundwater needs to be pumped away from a particular area. It sits inside a basin (also known as a sump) that collects this excess water. Types of sump pumps Pedestal – are positioned out of water, above your sump basin. They are good for small […]




Your Private Water System

A private water system works the same as a municipal water system. In most cases, the water is coming from the same aquifer. The main difference with a private water system is that you monitor and control the water, and have individual pressure tanks, instead of a large holding tank or tower. Three parts to […]




5 Water Leak Signs

Drip, drip, drip, drip… You have a water leak – cue the menacing horror music! When you hear that dreaded “drip” noise, it’s often like Chinese water torture. It either drives you insane from the annoying sound, or from the annoying water bill. Unfortunately, any pipe or drain is subject to everyday wear & tear. It […]




Pool Lighting: Why Fiber Optic is Best

The “unofficial” start of summer is finally here! It’s time to start thinking about uncovering that pool and planning family picnics. Maybe a pool party for your recent grad? Or how about relaxing in your spa tub to celebrate the start of your “empty nest”? No matter what your summer entertainment plans are, pool & […]




How to Choose a Water Heater

  The U.S. Department of Energy has put together a fantastic infographic to help you choose a water heater. Water heating is the second largest expense in your home, with 64 gallons being used by the average household each day. This means that $400-600 is being spent annually by the average household! There are 5 types of […]




Cheap & Easy Way to Unclog Drains?

We came across an article that promises the “easiest, cheapest and non-toxic” way to unclog a drain. Understanding that the economy has hit hard, we know that people are looking for ways to fix things on their own. But we’ve also been dealing with a flood of calls [no pun intended!] resulting from “DIY” efforts […]




7 Springtime Tips for Your Plumbing, Electrical & Heating Systems

With the promised 7-day stretch of sunshine ahead of us, we can finally say that spring is here! You can put that long, hard winter behind you now. But it sure did a number on many plumbing, electrical and heating systems. We’ve put together 7 tips to help make your “spring cleaning” a little easier. Spring […]




Call An Expert For Heating Repairs

Good heating systems are important to every home. Whether they have centralized heating units or just the local ones, both still calls for proper maintenance. Even if modern advances in technology have improved heating system operations nowadays, machines will remain machines, and they will always need repairs along the way. For this particular part, you […]




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