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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips


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 […]




Pro Electrician Advice: Holiday Safety Tips

Your local Columbia CT electrician wants your family to stay SAFE during holiday decorating. We always look forward to sharing wonderful tips & graphics from ESFI each year. Please share this information with your friends and family on Facebook to help us get the word out! Let’s work together to keep the holidays safe for […]




Pro Plumber Advice: Avoid Thanksgiving Plumbing Disasters

First, we’d like to say THANK YOU to all of our loyal Columbia CT customers. On Thanksgiving, and every day, we are thankful that you choose our company with your plumbing repairs and installations. Our wish is for you to enjoy as much of a stress-free holiday as possible. Our pro plumber team has some tips to […]




3 “Smart Plumbing” Trends

Trending: “Smart plumbing” Everyone loves ‘smart’ technology. Smartphones and tablets are staples of our lives. Slowly, everything is being linked to your smartphones. You can look to see who’s knocking on your door, check in on your home’s temperature, and receive home security alerts all on your phone now! Make way for “smart plumbing” technology […]




Quick Tip: Difference Between Boiler and Furnace

It’s that time of year when I begin to receive a lot heating repair calls. A customer may describe that his furnace is making weird noises. Another may tell me that her boiler isn’t working. In both cases, there’s no heat in the Willimantic CT home and I need to get a technician out ASAP. […]




Pro Heating Advice: How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

I don’t know about you, but I pulled out the winter woolies and fuzzy blankets a couple weeks ago! I’m still holding out on turning on the heat but getting the house ready nonetheless. Winter’s on the horizon here in Mansfield CT. I’m going to share what I’ve learned to prevent frozen pipes in my […]




Pro Plumber Advice: Prep Your Water Heater for Winter

Water damage is the MOST expensive repair to face. Most water damage in Coventry CT homes happens during the winter months. Burst and frozen pipe repair is the most common plumbing emergency we get called out for. Not only do you have to pay for a plumber, but then you have to fix sheetrock, replace […]




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