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Posts Tagged ‘leak’



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 […]




Quick Tip: Stop a Rocking Toilet

What causes a rocking toilet When a toilet starts to rock, it could be a sign of a bigger issue. The toilet may have been leaking for awhile. That water gets trapped between the toilet and the floor. The trapped water starts to rot the flooring and creates an uneven surface. This is why the […]




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 […]




Quick Tip: Fix Banging Pipes

What causes banging pipes When the flow of water is suddenly shut off by a faucet, washing machine, toilet, or dishwasher, it creates a banging noise in your pipes. It’s also known as “water hammer.” Water hammer is damaging to your plumbing. It can cause leaks and cause damage to your water heater, washing machine […]




What is a saddle valve?

What is a saddle valve? Saddle valves can still be found in older homes. They are most commonly installed for ice maker lines or under-the-sink water filters. You may see them in hardware stores like Home Depot or Lowes.  However, they are against CT plumbing code. They are an attractive “fix” because they are inexpensive […]




What Is A Well Tank?

Private well system A well tank is found in the basement of many Eastern CT homes. If your home has a well, there are three main parts to the system: the well itself [1], a well pump [2], and a well tank [3]. Most wells in our area are drilled deep and require a submersible […]




Quick Plumbing Tip: Low Water Pressure

What causes low water pressure? There are few things that can cause low water pressure. Check all the faucets to see if it’s ALL of them or just one faucet that has pressure issues. If it’s just one faucet, the first thing that you should to check is your faucet aerator. It’s the screen that […]




Leaky Tub and Shower in Coventry CT

Tub and Shower Update An old-style tub and shower began to leak in Coventry CT. We removed it and installed a whole new set-up. We installed a new tub with sliding glass doors. We tiled the walls for the shower and included built-in shelves. A new removable showerhead, tub spout, diverter and drain were included […]




We Fix Winter Plumbing Problems

Along with plenty of snow, winter brings plenty of plumbing problems in Eastern CT. Our plumbing team has been busy repairing burst pipes, thawing frozen pipes, replacing malfunctioning boiler parts, and installing new boiler units. Frozen pipes in Willimantic CT One of our plumbers visited a Willimantic CT home because they had no heat or […]




Clogged Septic System

  A Hebron CT homeowner gave us a call because she discovered a leak in her basement. She thought the water was from a leaky pipe or perhaps from the foundation after a heavy rain. Since we offer leak detection services, she gave us a ring. After our technician did some diagnosing, he found the […]




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