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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips


It’s Sump Pump Season in Vernon CT!

Okay, okay, so winter’s not quite over yet. But we’ve been getting 60 degree days in Vernon CT! It’s a sure sign that Spring is just around the corner. We’ll trade our parkas for slickers when the Spring rains return. Make sure your home is ready. Test your sump pump NOW. Where is my sump […]




Hebron CT Plumber Advice: Slow Drains

Slow drains don’t create the ideal showering experience. By the time you’re done rinsing the conditioner out of your hair, you’ve got water inching up your shins. If you’re a guy, you shave at the sink but don’t have time for it do drain before you have to dash out the door for work. What […]




Vernon CT Plumber Announces Double the Value Days

With winter finally in full swing, you’ve probably been spending A LOT more time indoors. Especially after that last 3-day whammy of snowfall! You may have been forced to notice that running toilet, drippy faucet, lukewarm shower or those noisy heating pipes. Maybe you’re just sick and tired of looking at those same old fixtures […]




The REAL Cost of a ‘Cheap’ Plumber

Everyone loves a bargain. Whether you wait for a sale, or clip coupons, saving money on something is a thrill. However, that old saying “you get what you pay for” can really throw some water on that fire. When it comes to your home, looking for a ‘cheap’ plumber to do a ‘cheap’ plumbing repair […]




4 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Is it time to upgrade your electrical panel? Do you know what dangers to be on the lookout for in your electrical panel? You may call it a fuse panel, circuit box or breaker box. If you still have fuses, you have a very old electrical system. If you have breakers, your system may be […]




VIDEO: Hot Water Heater Maintenance Tips

How does a water heater work? Most homes use a conventional water heater, like the one shown in the video below. It can be powered by electricity, gas or oil. It keeps a supply of hot water in the tank for whenever you need it. Its operation is fairly simple. Cold water is automatically delivered […]




WANTED: Your Old Hot Water Heater

Day after day, your water heater cranks out the hot water. It may be a gas, oil or electric unit. It may hold 30, 40 or even 50-gallons. You probably don’t even think twice about it, until it breaks down. Do you remember when you last had it checked out? If your water heater is getting on […]




Quick Tip: Sanitary Well Cap

What is a sanitary well cap? A well cap is found on top of the pipe (“casing”) sticking out of the ground for your well. Not all well caps are considered “sanitary.” A sanitary well cap is also known as a vermin proof cap. You can tell the difference between the caps by looking for […]




Garbage Disposal Do’s and Don’ts

A garbage disposal gets a ton of use this time of year with back-to-back holidays. A turkey dinner for Thanksgiving and ham for Christmas both include delicious sides. Mashed butternut squash, buttery turnip, glazed carrots…the list goes on. And that’s just for the meal. Don’t forget the cakes, pies and cookies! While these family dinners […]




Pro Heating Advice: Protect Pipes From Deep Freezes

Old Man Winter sure showed his face this weekend in Windham CT! Sudden drops in temperature combined with strong winds are NOT good for your home’s heating pipes. Your local CT heating pro has some tips to prevent burst pipes this winter. These tips will be helpful if you have a water-based [aka hydronic] heating […]




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