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Green Apple Mechanical is a Family owned and operated company, with the environment in mind, we are your one-stop shop for plumbing services

It all starts with a personal touch, immediate availability, taking the stress away from you.

Our years of experience take you beyond problem-solving and into avoiding

future problems altogether by educating you about how better you can maintain your equipment,

prepare for the changing seasons and how best to handle machines during off-seasons.

 

Fixing Plumbing issues in New Jersey for years!!

We’ve been rescuing New Jerseians from some messy plumbing situations for years. We are here to assist you whenever you need help, we know machines tend to break at the worst possible time, Thanksgiving – we’ve been there, middle of a snowstorm – that’s the time the boiler loves to break down, we’ve dealt with that too, a 5 day heat scorcher, AC gives up life – we know and we have been there to cool back your home and family.

We provide instant relief when it hurts the most, our phone operators take service orders at any time and connect you with one of our team members who know how to calm you down with a perfect solution you will not have to wait long for to come.

We’ve been taking service calls in northern and central New Jersey for years, we know the terrain, weather-related problem, style of home structures, we know the weak spots, the equipment and therefore can provide the fastest solution to the problem. Our summers are extremely hot and humid, our winter can be brutal and your home needs to weather it all. Our next job after the fix is alert you about year-round maintenance.

It Is Currently: Winter

Winter can wreak havoc on a plumbing system. (Add frigid temperatures to increased demand, as the whole family hibernates indoors for four months, waiting for spring, and your pipes and water-based appliances start to feel those “winter blues,” too.) But, can cold weather clog drains? Unfortunately, the answer is “yes.” Among other cold-weather plumbing problems, ice can build up and create blockages or worsen already present clogs.

Homeowners who’ve neglected regular plumbing maintenance throughout the year, shrugging off minor issues as “no big deal,” can see those issues intensify during the cold weather months.

At Green Apple Mechanical we’re here to help keep your system running smoothly throughout the season with our winter plumbing tips. Be on the lookout for these common winter plumbing problems, and take action immediately if you notice anything amiss in these areas.


Frozen Pipes

One of the most common cold-weather plumbing problems is frozen pipes. When the mercury dips below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, poorly insulated or exposed pipes in basements, garages, and crawl spaces are especially vulnerable to freezing. That means they’re in danger of bursting, and trust us, you want to avoid that mess at all costs.

Left unaddressed, a burst pipe can cause costly water damage to your property — we’re talking thousands of dollars in repairs — and create a breeding ground for mold and mildew. However, frozen or burst pipes don’t always announce themselves with a “bang.”

How to Prevent Frozen Sewer Pipes

Like your home’s pipes, your sewer lines can also freeze—and, potentially, burst. Freezing weather can direct ice into your drain system, and if unused for extended periods, these pipes can burst. In the end, you may find yourself searching the web for a “house plumber near me” to unclog a frozen sewer pipe. However, here are tips to prevent freezing sewer lines:

  1. Bury Below the Frost Line: Ensure that the sewer line is buried beneath the frost line; contact a professional plumber if you need help knowing the location and depth of your sewer line.
  2. Keep Water Moving: Pipes that have water constantly flowing through them are less likely to freeze. If you are away on vacation for the winter, you may want to keep your faucets trickling with water to prevent freezing.
  3. Ensure Gutters are Debris-Free: Clean your gutters to keep them and your drain grates free of twigs, leaves, and other types of debris.

When cold weather hits, it’s important to check out pipes you think might be at risk of freezing. If you see a layer of frost on the pipes, it’s likely there’s a frozen block of water inside. No need to worry; you can wrap a towel soaked in hot water around the frozen pipe to help it melt. Additionally, you can try to thaw pipes using a hairdryer or heat lamp — no open flames, please! — or contact a professional plumber with the training and equipment to assess and address the issue.

Other potential indicators of a frozen pipe are faucets acting finicky, producing a weak stream of water or no water at all, and strange odors coming from drains. Nip back at Jack Frost by giving our team a call before a burst pipe gives you the cold shoulder.

Clogged Drains

You know better than to wash oil and grease down your drains, but we understand that sometimes, stuff happens. And as you now know, cold weather can clog drains. Pipes collect debris, whether it’s hair, soap scum, or sludgy cooking substances that build up over time. When cold weather hits, anything stuck in pipes can stiffen, solidify, or combine with frozen water to leave you with a fully stopped-up sink or shower.

Frozen lines, such as kitchen sink drain pipes, are an inconvenient cold weather plumbing problem—but fortunately, you can take steps to prevent them.

When you encounter winter clogs, try pouring boiling water down the drain in question in order to thaw the obstruction. Or pick up the phone. Let a pro take a closer look at what’s causing your clogs and provide a permanent solution, not just a quick fix.

How to Avoid Clogged Drains

Follow these tips to prevent drain blockages and additional plumbing issues:

  • Tip #1: Keep grease, fat, oil, bones, coffee grounds, and other clog-forming items out of the garbage disposal. Throw these items in the trash instead.
  • Tip #2: Run ice in your garbage disposal to keep the system clean and functioning properly.
  • Tip #3: Run cold water while using the garbage disposal and after (for 15 to 30 seconds).
Water Heater Woes

While cold weather can clog drains and freeze pipes, there is one more cold weather plumbing problem to watch for: water heater deterioration and malfunctions. Your water heater works extremely hard throughout the year, but in the winter months, it goes into overdrive to meet the increased demand for hot showers, heavy loads of laundry, and dishes. That additional wear and tear can lead to a water heater breakdown, especially if you’ve skipped seasonal maintenance over the past year or longer.

Lukewarm or chilly water, when you want it piping hot, doesn’t just make for a dissatisfying shower experience. It could be a sign of an overworked or failing water heater. If you notice inconsistent water temperatures, hear strange sounds coming from the water heater, or observe signs of leakage around the base of the appliance, act fast. A busted water heater, like a burst pipe, is a mess no homeowner wants to deal with — no matter the season.

Reach Out to a Professional

There’s certainly no shortage of cold weather plumbing problems. Cold weather can clog drains, create frozen shower drains or pipes, and cause a lot of trouble with your water heater tank. Fortunately, you don’t have to frantically search the internet for an “emergency plumber near me now,” since Green Apple Mechanical is here to help.

For more information or to get help with a frozen pipe, clogged drain, or worn-down water heater this winter, call Green Apple Mechanical. Our team is available at any time to provide reliable, professional plumbing maintenance or repair services throughout central New Jersey.

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Ce Zheng
Ce Zheng
01:25 30 Nov 21
I was kind of hesitated at the first, but this guy is very good actually.Not only he did a thorough check on my boiler (low water level issue), but also he adjust and fix stuff along the process of the examination.I would say, his most important characteristics being one of so many professionals in this area, is his... honesty.Honesty makes business goes a long way. I can tell he is honest because the other heating companies' technicians who I had experienced with are not honest! Look, sometimes as a technician, you may fool your clients and made him to pay for the repair that is not needed and not necessary. But once they found out the technician lied to him, the clients will walk away from the business forever.This guy is honest and experienced, very reasonable, and very rational, and no bullshiting.read more
Genneral chaos
Genneral chaos
04:32 25 Oct 21
i’ve used them many times professional and quality work i’ve recommended them to everyone i know
M. Souza
M. Souza
20:10 07 Sep 21
Fast reply and visit. Very professional and friendly. Price was fair and service was high quality. They kept me informed, worked hard and left site clean and working. Highly recommended!
Sergio P (SIRealt)
Sergio P (SIRealt)
13:26 07 Sep 21
I chose this company in part because of the positive reviews and I have to say Green Apple Mechanical is the real deal and went above and beyond my expectations. Dean came over on a holiday, on time and solved our Heating/AC/Water Heater issue quickly and professionally. I highly recommend him and his company and... will continue to use them as needed in the future. Top notch business, A++read more
SEAN JAOUNI
SEAN JAOUNI
19:56 05 Sep 21
will be using this company from now on... same day service without the additional costs. Affordable and great work. Cleans up after themselves, & gives warranty for their work! thank you
Ramon Mesa
Ramon Mesa
23:32 11 Aug 21
Very fast professional work from Amro and his team. My hot water tank went bad and within minutes of a phone call he came and quickly replaced it. They even disposed of the hot water tank. Out of all plumbers I've contacted he was the only person who seemed serious and was not dodging the job.
Anthony Mendez
Anthony Mendez
02:43 08 Aug 21
AC just stopped working. The compressor died at 7pm today. Reached out to green Apple they picked up and had a tech out in 25 mins. Tech arrived was very professional and diagnosed the issue and replaced the part. Had my unit up and running within an hour. I truly appreciate the service. It’s a Saturday and I thought... I was outta luck until Monday. They saved my weekend and a house that felt like a sauna hot. Thanks guys. Don’t hesitate to hire them. Anthony from saddle brook.read more
Mike Roda
Mike Roda
03:25 07 Aug 21
Found a massive issue with my heating system, replaced it and saved me money and freezing nights ahead of winter. I'll forever be grateful!!
Lun Chen
Lun Chen
19:29 23 May 21
Quick and reasonably priced. Dean and company helped replace my water heater and furnace/AC all in around 5 hours.
R J
R J
21:21 01 Apr 21
Had an issue with my living room zone heat not working. Called Green Apple and Dean came, gave me a quote and went off to get the part. When they came back, it turned out to be a smaller issue and almost half the price of the original quote. He could have easily charged me the original and I would have never known.... Appreciate the honest and reliable service.read more
donald moses
donald moses
14:54 12 Dec 20
Green Apple Mechanical was fast and efficient. We called them with an emergency boiler issue and they came within a couple hours , accessed the problem and repaired it that same night. They seem to be courteous professional friendly and wore masks. We highly recommend them.
R Dworak
R Dworak
00:05 29 Nov 20
Great, professional service on a Saturday night of a holiday weekend. Came in less than an hour. Fixed water main issue with reasonable rate. Highly recommended!! Would use again.
Leticia A
Leticia A
18:42 10 Nov 20
Amro and his assistant came right away to help us with our emergency situation. They unclog the drain of our tenants and next day they got the part we needed to fix the water heater and fixed it right away. Everything is up and running. Thank you so much!!They were quick, professional, clean and fair price.
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