- Keep your garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
- When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe – even at a trickle – helps prevent pipes from freezing.
- Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
- If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.
- If you have any more questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical toll-free at 888-611-7191
1. Stop the water
The very first thing you will want to do is call a certified technician from Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191. Then make sure you turn off the water flow when you suspect a pipe has broken, even if you don’t know where the water’s coming from. You’ll find the stop tap on the water main. It is typically located under the kitchen sink or where the main service pipe connects to your house. Every family member should know the location of the water shut-off stopcock for emergencies.
Once the main water switch is off, you’ll need to drain the pipes. To do this, run the cold water on all the faucets. Be sure to flush each toilet at least once. Shut off the hot water heater. Once the hot water system is off, go back to each faucet and run the hot water to drain that supply. When there is no more running tap water, the leak will stop.
If you experience a plumbing emergency or have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191
Ensure Enough Hot Water And Proper Pressure
Much of the hot water used at home is in the bathroom, with members of the family taking showers or soaking in the bathtub. The best way to ensure there is enough hot water for all, and that it does not run out when most needed, is by spacing out the time people shower or bathe. This will give the hot water tank enough time to heat up between uses.
If water pressure while taking a shower is weak this could be because of mineral deposits in the shower head. A simple solution is to tie a plastic bag filled with vinegar over the shower head. Leave it overnight and scrub off those mineral deposits with an old toothbrush the next morning.
Your home plumbing does experience a surge in use during the holidays because there are more people at the house making use of it more often. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191
The typical air filter should be changed every month. A dirty air filter restricts air flow which means your furnace has to work harder to move air through the ductwork & into your house. It’s kind of like being the fastest runner in the world but being forced to wear a mask that makes breathing more difficult. You have to help your furnace breath.
This is just part of your regular routine maintenance that needs to be done so that you and your family get the most out of your furnace. Changing the filter frequently is especially important because it does affect the air quality of your home.
If you haven’t had your annual furnace inspection done yet then call and schedule yours today. HVAC experts all recommend having an annual furnace inspection done at least once a year. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical toll-free at 888-611-7191
When you hear the annoying drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet, you are literally listening to money going down the drain. We should also not forget that only 1% of the water on the earth’s surface is usable for human consumption, so it’s important not to waste it. So how bad can a leaky faucet really be? Well, a slow drip can waste about 7-10 gallons of water per day, adding up to more than 3,600 gallons of water per year.
This simple small leak can cost you about $20 per year. A more significant faucet leak can produce 30 to hundreds of gallons of wastewater per day. The average costs of these fast dripping faucets will end up costing you $60 to $200 per year. If every American household had a leaky faucet dripping at just one drop per second, we would waste 928,000,000 gallons of water per day.
We know you don’t want to waste water or money for that matter so that’s why it’s so important to have any small leaks repaired as soon as possible. Repairing these small problems in a time efficient matter will save you lots of time and money. It’s especially important because slow leaks can cause costly unseen water damage.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple toll-free at 888-611-7191
There is snow predicted for the New Jersey area this weekend which means it’s extra important to make sure your furnace is operating at its full potential. The last thing you want to for your HVAC system is too not be operating at it’s optimum while it’s snowing and bitterly cold outside.
One of the best ways to ensure your furnace will be reliable for the full winter season is by scheduling an annual furnace inspection. Our trained professionals will make sure the filters are changed so that your home air quality is the best that it can be. We will also ensure that there are no small problems with your furnace that could possibly turn into a much larger and more expensive problem down the road.
We are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple toll-free at 888-611-7191
New Jersey will be experiencing some very frigid temperatures today so it’s best to take some precautions to protect your plumbing. Try not to turn the hot water on quickly when it’s very cold outside. If the pipes are beginning to freeze and you run very hot water through them they could crack, which would cause a leak and subsequent loss of water pressure. Let the water gradually go from cold to lukewarm and then hot to avoid any sudden temperature changes that could cause cracking.
Here at Green Apple, We are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service is always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concern regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing concerns please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple toll-free at 888-611-7191
Here at Green Apple Plumbing NJ we are New Jersey’s experts when it comes to plumbing services and customer service. We have been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. Whether it comes to a small repair or a major plumbing emergency Green Apple has you covered. So if you need plumbing installed or you have a sink that just won’t drain we are always there when you need us the most. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your plumbing needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Plumbing NJ toll-free at 888-315-5564
Now that the rush of preparing for Thanksgiving is over you have some time to schedule your annual furnace inspection. Annual furnace inspections are important because you can save yourself a lot of time and trouble by catching any problems before they turn into something much larger and more expensive. Green Apple Mechanical NJ can make sure your filters are clear and can inspect your furnace to make sure that your furnace is working to its full potential. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191
Your shower head is prone to buildup of all sorts of nasty stuff, and it can be a pain to clean if you do it the hard way.You can cure your shower head of its grimy blockage with a bag of vinegar. All you have to do is fill the bag, place it around the shower head so it’s submerged in the liquid, and tie it to the neck with a twist tie or rubber band (or anything else, really). Leave it there overnight and the cleaning will be handled for you.
If you have any more questions or concerns about your bathroom plumbing problems or any of your HVAC needs please feel free to contact your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll free at 888-611-7191