Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating
Saturday, February 25, 2017

D-I-Y or Pick up the Phone?

“Can I do this myself?” many homeowners have asked before making a call to a service professional. Some jobs are brains over brawn, so if you know what you’re doing, you can probably do it just fine. However, there’s potential for a do-it-yourself disaster – which can cost you more in the long run.

How do you know when to call a professional?

Time – Before you begin a home repair, ask yourself if you have the time to learn how to do it right, analyze the materials and tools needed, and purchase them from the store.

Tools – Many home repairs take special tools. If you don’t have them, do you want to buy them? If so, will you ever use them again?

Technology – The plumbing industry has incredible technologies that homeowners can’t possibly duplicate. For example, does your drainpipe need cleaning? You don’t have to take a plumber’s word when you can see pictures yourself.

If you need our help, give us a call. We’ve got the time, tools and technology to get right to work!

A Little Plumbing Common Sense Goes a Long Way

A few “common sense” practices can help you avoid messy plumbing situations.

Suspect a leak? Check the water meter at a time when no water will be used. Check it again about eight hours later. If the meter has moved, you have a leak.

In case of a serious emergency, you need to know where the shut-off valve. Also, individual fixtures have stop valves.

Keep track of your plumbing’s status with an annual inspection by a trained plumber. Want to learn more? Give us a call.

How to Save Money Easily

In this economy, saving money has become a priority for many people. These simple changes to your home and habits can help lower your utility bills.
 
  • Fix leaky faucets. Leaky faucets can waste a significant amount of water, costing you money each month.
  • Do only full loads of laundry. Washing machines use a lot of energy. Do only full loads of laundry, using cold water whenever possible.
  • Fill the dish-washer. Dishwashers also use considerable energy. Fill the dishwasher completely before using it, and wash smaller dishes in the kitchen sink.

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"How to Help Your Heater This Winter" Report

As you may have read in “Repair, Replace or Ignore” in this season’s HomeSense Newsletter, heating systems can have a plethora of problems – some serious and some minor. What can you do to make sure you’re getting the best performance out of your home comfort system this winter?

Try giving your heater a helping hand. The free report, “How to Help Your Heater This Winter,” shows you preventative tips that will delay the decision of repairing or replacing. Just let us know if you’re interested, and we’ll send it over to you.

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