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What Causes Well Tank Failure?

What is a well tank? A well tank is just one part of a private well water system. If you’re connected to city water, you don’t have a well tank. A well tank is usually found in your basement. Sometimes, it’s in a crawl space or utility room. It’s shaped like a cylinder and is […]




Hidden Cause of a Toilet Leak

Toilet leak problems are one of the most common plumbing calls we receive. A toilet leak shouldn’t be ignored because it can damage your bathroom floor and waste water. There are a few reasons a Willimantic CT toilet can leak but I’m just going to cover one in this blog. Toilet tank 101 Before I […]




How to Pick the Right Hot Water Heater

A hot water heater isn’t something you think about often. In fact, most people are only aware of it when there’s a problem. If you’re not getting consistent hot water, you notice leaking around the heater, or the equipment is nearing 10 years old, it’s time to think about replacement. Types of hot water heaters […]




What Causes Backed Up Drains?

Help! My basement is flooding! One of the most common calls we get is for flooded basements. Backed up drains can cause this, as well as a burst water heater or sump pump failure. When the cause is backed up drains, the water is usually coming in from around the washing machine area. This is […]




5 Causes of Well Pump Failure

What is a well pump? Let’s start by defining what a “well pump” is. If you’re connected to a city water source, your home doesn’t have one. If you have a private well system, it’s the workhorse that provides water to your home. In Eastern Connecticut, private well systems are common. The well is either […]




How To Improve Your Water Quality

Hard water and poor water quality Water quality is a concern in many Eastern CT towns. Water can be considered “hard” and it may also have contaminants that can affect your health. Water quality can be affected in both municipal systems and private wells. It’s called “hard” because it contains excess minerals. Even though most municipal […]




Spring Home Maintenance Tips

We’re almost at the finish line Eastern Connecticut! The days are getting longer, and the birds are singing. Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start getting your home ready. Before you know it, the busyness of vacation planning and school ending will be here! Stay ahead of the game by getting […]




Plumbing Tips for Pet Lovers

Plumbing tips for pet lovers From cats to dogs, from birds to hamsters, we love our pets! We give them soft squishy beds, yummy treats and lots of lovin’. They quickly warm their way into our hearts and earn their places as family members. There are lots of blogs out there that address making your […]




Plumbing Tips for Winter

Winter is tough on a lot of things in our lives. Our vehicles, schedules and peace of mind can all take a beating. Plumbing is another aspect that is heavily affected by winter’s freezing temperatures, howling winds and unpredictability. We’ve put together some tips to help protect your home’s plumbing system and tricks on how […]




Why Water Heater Maintenance is Important

A water heater is usually tucked down in the basement or in a utility room. This makes it “out of sight, out of mind.” It becomes all you can think about, however, once it begins to leak or if it bursts. Water heater 101 You may have a gas, oil or electric water heater. It […]




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