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4 Signs You Need AC Repairs

September 17th, 2018

It’s been a long and hot summer here in New York. Now that temperatures have cooled off and you’re using your air conditioning less you might start to consider addressing issues that bothered you throughout the summer. If these problems aren’t simple fixes and you need repairs to your system, our team at Scaran has the right technicians for the job: reliable, experienced, and with all the right resources to perform a flawless Staten Island, NY air conditioning repair.

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Has Your Water Pressure Dropped? Let’s Look into That

September 3rd, 2018

closeup-hands-under-flow-of-waterWhen you turn on the shower in the morning to wake you up and prepare you for the day, you have an expectation of how hard the water will come from the showerhead. But what if you turn the shower faucet one morning, and the water coming from the showerhead isn’t flowing out at normal pressure? What if you find the same problem at faucets and other taps around the house?

Looks like your under the sinister sway of … low water pressure!

Ah, but there’s no need to panic. We’re here to help you find out why the water pressure has dropped and whether you need to summon a professional to fix your home plumbing in Piscataway, NJ.

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Adjusting the Thermostat? Here’s Why Your Home Is So Hot!

August 20th, 2018

a-man-a-fan-a-plan-panamaWhen you find yourself fiddling with the thermostat settings for your house during the summer, there are two things you should know:

  1. Pushing the thermostat down lower is wasteful of energy and doesn’t give you better cooling, it only keeps the AC compressor running for longer.
  2. This situation is a warning sign something may be wrong with the AC.

We want you to end the summer in a relaxed home environment, so we have some suggestions for why you may have a hothouse this time of year. If you need air conditioning repair in Staten Island, NY to solve the temperature trouble, you can rely on our technicians to get the job done.

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Piping Material for Your House—Time to Replace It?

August 6th, 2018

pipe-decayStaten Island has a long history of habitation, and there are buildings here that stretch back centuries. The Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House, for example, was built in 1662!

You probably don’t live in a pre-Colonial house, but you may live in a house with a long history—and perhaps plumbing that’s a bit, uhm, historical as well. And not in the “history that must be preserved” kind of way. Unless you think your house can be registered as a National Historical Landmark, we strongly recommend you update its “vintage” water piping.

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When Repairs Can No Longer Save Your Air Conditioner

July 23rd, 2018

old-air-conditionerHow long can a home air conditioning system last? Nobody can provide a definite number, but here’s one answer that’s certain: it won’t last forever. As much as we would all love to have an air conditioner that will never need to be replaced—“the last air conditioner you’ll ever need to buy!”—it doesn’t exist. Like any other mechanical system, an air conditioner will eventually wear down to the point where repairs won’t rescue it and it’s time to get a new one.

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How to Treat Your Garbage Disposal Better

July 9th, 2018

plumber-at-kitchen-sinkThe garbage disposal in the kitchen sink makes life easier, doesn’t it? If you’ve ever had to work in a kitchen without a disposal, you’ll know how difficult it is to handle food waste and clean dishes when you have to scrape off leftover food into a composting container and take it to the trash. Not only does a garbage disposal save you time and labor, it helps keep organic waste out of the landfill, instead sending it into the municipal sewer system.

You want your garbage disposal to keep working for you for many years. The best way to see that it lasts is to know how best to treat it. Below are tips for helping your garbage disposal keep at its useful job for a long time to come.

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3 Major Repairs Your AC May Need (And How to Avoid Them)

June 25th, 2018

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedUgh, repairs. Nobody wants to face repairs because they mean something has gone wrong. In the summer, even thinking of “AC repairs” immediately makes people start to break out in a sweat because they imagine their home turning into a combination of an oven and greenhouse—at least until they’ve gotten certified HVAC technicians to fix the problem.

It’s our job to help restore home air conditioners to working order, but we understand that most people would rather not have a reason to call us in the first place. Below are three of the major repairs your air conditioning system may need this summer—as well as how you can prevent them from happening.

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Old Pipes, More Problems: You May Need a Plumber for Water Repiping

June 11th, 2018

PVC-pipesHow old is the plumbing in your house? Well, first let’s ask you a different question: How old is your house? If it was built before 1970, it may have pipes made from an outdated material that will start to give you problems in the not-too-distant future (if they haven’t already). And if the house was built before World War II, then it almost ­certainly needs replacements for its old pipes, probably whole-house repiping.

Repiping at any scale, from redoing a few drains in the bathroom to repiping an entire house, requires a professional plumber in East Brunswick, NJ. If you have reason to believe your home’s plumbing is in decline because of leaks, drops in water pressure, signs of corrosion, and constant clogs, speak to a licensed plumber to find out the repiping work you need done.

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Help, I’m Not Getting Cold Air from the AC!

May 28th, 2018

sun-and-snowflake-badgeHave you turned on your home’s air conditioning system yet this year? If you have, we hope you soon felt cool, relaxing air coming from the room vents (or the wall units if you have a ductless mini split system). If you don’t feel the cool air you expect, something is wrong. It may be a minor problem you can correct quickly, or it might be a major malfunction that will require the help of our air conditioning professionals. We offer excellent AC repair in East Brunswick, NJ and we can diagnose whatever is ailing your AC and have it corrected fast.

First, let’s take a closer look at why your AC isn’t giving you the cooling you want.

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You Need a Professional Plumber to Find Those Leaks

May 14th, 2018

leaking-pipeLeaking pipes are among the most common type of home plumbing trouble that plumbers deal with. (Only clogged drains occur more frequently.) If an exposed pipe, such as a drainpipe, starts to leak, it’s easy for a homeowner to see something is wrong and know that it’s time to call on a professional plumber.

But think about the extent of the piping in the average home. Where is most of it located? That’s right, it’s behind walls and down in the floors or up in the ceiling. It’s this fact that explains why you need to have licensed plumbers handle all types of leaks—because simply finding the leaks is a huge part of the job.

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