Scaran Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Repair’

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

Monday, 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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Piping Material for Your House—Time to Replace It?

Monday, 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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How to Treat Your Garbage Disposal Better

Monday, 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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You Need a Professional Plumber to Find Those Leaks

Monday, 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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