Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumber’

Mesh Screens? Yes Please!

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Okay, this blog post might not be entirely about mesh screens, but they can play a huge role in keeping your plumbing system in good shape. If you’re on the prowl for a preventative solution that’s going to stop your pipes and drains from clogging up, then this might be the perfect thing for you.

As your local expert plumbers in Montgomery County, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to talk about some of the lesser-known ways you can help your plumbing system between visits with your plumber. If you’re constantly dealing with clogs or backed up sewers, then using something like a mesh screen can be a great solution that extends the longevity of your plumbing system and keeps you happy for a long time.

What exactly does a mesh screen do for your plumbing system? And what other solutions are out there? Now you’re asking the right questions!

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The Cost of Preventative Plumbing Service

Monday, September 28th, 2020

We understand the sentiment that so many of our customers have on a day to day basis. Why should you pay for preventative maintenance and service on your plumbing system if it could be in great shape currently? How do you know that you need preventative plumbing service?

Well, that’s the thing—nobody needs preventative plumbing services in the same way that you don’t need to get an oil change on your car if you don’t want to. Not calling a plumber in Bucks County won’t kill you, but it certainly doesn’t help the quality of your life either.

So, let’s talk about the real cost of preventative plumbing service. More specifically, let’s talk about the hidden costs of not investing in preventative plumbing services. If you think your plumbing system is fine without the help of a master plumber, you might be in for an unfortunate surprise.

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Everything You Need to Know About Pipes

Monday, July 6th, 2020

What’s the difference between your average homeowner and a licensed plumber? Well, that would probably take hours to talk about, but what’s just one difference that pertains to the plumbing in your home? Plumbers know about the different kinds of piping material and homeowners generally don’t. While this type of information might not be important to a homeowner who has plumbing that’s in good shape, if any of you are struggling out there with bursting or leaking pipes and you think you need plumbing help, this information could save a lot of money.

The first step towards better plumbing is calling your local plumber in Doylestown, PA. Once that’s done, we implore you to keep reading down below to get a general sense of the types of piping materials that exist and how you might be able to make an informed decision when the time comes for pipe repair.

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Keep Your Drains from Clogging

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Drains are no mystery. They’re the pathways by which wastewater is taken from your home and deposited in a wastewater treatment plant where it can be cleaned and recycled. In order for this process to work efficiently, however, your drains need to be kept clear of any large amounts of food waste or other materials that could block them. Thus, we have the age-old tradition of trying to avoid drain clogs.

There are two kinds of people in the world—people who think drain clogs are inevitable and people who fight against the possibility of getting one. For the first kind of person, a plumber in East Norriton, PA is always available to help you. For the second kind of person, this blog post is dedicated to you!

We’re going to discuss some handy tools that you can take advantage of if you’re looking to stop a drain clog from forming in the first place.

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The 4 Most Common Plumbing Problems to Look Out for

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Don’t worry, we’re not going to waste your time by posting a list of things that can possibly go wrong with your plumbing. We’re sure you could probably list of plenty of them yourself. What we are going to do is talk about the more common problems and why it could be beneficial to have a professional plumber take a look at them. The truth of the matter is, many homes in our area have plumbing problems already occurring but many misinformed homeowners don’t actually know how serious they can become.

So we hope you take another look at your plumbing system when we mention the common issues that can develop with it. Instead of trying to deal with it all on your own, why not hire a professional for expert plumbing in Lansdale, PA? A plumber has all of the right tools, experience, and qualifications to keep your pipes in good condition.

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Signs of a Pinhole Leak

Monday, December 9th, 2019

A pinhole leak is a small problem when we’re talking about literal size. Though, bigger isn’t necessarily worse when it comes to plumbing issues. A leak the size of a pinhole can often cause immense amounts of damage over time, and that damage should be mitigated as soon as possible.

If you’re wondering about what kind of damage a pinhole leak can cause, we’ll get to that. However, more importantly, we’d like to discuss in this blog post ways to notice a pinhole leak and how to address it accordingly with a plumber in Doylestown, PA. We’d rather you not have to worry about the effects of a leak like this if it never happens.

So don’t be caught off guard when you think your home is being affected by a pinhole leak. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty about what these leaks are, how they occur, ways for you to notice them, and who to call when they’re found.

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FAQ: Do You Need a Backflow Preventer?

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Backflow is a word that we rarely like to hear in the plumbing industry. “Backflow” is anything that has to do with contaminated water flowing backwards into the main water line or into a water supply. A problem with backflow can be anywhere from a minor inconvenience to a catastrophic contamination problem that costs a ton of money to fix. Backflow preventers and other plumbing equipment can help you ensure that you never have to deal with a backflow problem.

Chances are, you’ve already got a backflow preventer hooked up to your main water line that connects to the municipality’s water supply. If there’s a massive flood or some plumbing problem that immediately reduces water pressure, you’ve got to make sure that you don’t contaminate your clean water with waste-water. So, take a gander at our breakdown of a backflow preventer and make sure you ask your Ambler, PA plumber if your plumbing is ready to stop backflow.

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The Problems of Household Drain Cleaners

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Unclogging your drain with a household drain cleaner is an easy solution. However, as I’m sure your parents have told you plenty of times in your life, the easiest solution isn’t always the best. If using household drain cleaners means a detriment to your health and home, it doesn’t matter how easy of a solution it is.

Store-bought drain cleaners can be an extremely hazardous mixture of chemicals that will disintegrate practically anything sometimes. These chemicals often leech fumes that you wouldn’t want your kids anywhere near, and those fumes tend to linger for days on end. What’s easier than pouring a store-bought cleaner down your drain? Why, calling your local plumbing company (that’s us) for a Lansdale, PA plumber!

Still not convinced? Let’s get into it.

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Bathroom Plumbing Upgrades You Never Knew You Needed

Monday, August 19th, 2019

When you hear the word spa, what do you think of? Maybe a nice hotel, some pedicures, detoxing in a steam room while you relax. While that definitely sounds like a wonderful experience, what if we told you that there could be a spa in your own bathroom?

No, your neighbors don’t have a personal spa crew that operates out of their bathroom—they just paid for the perfect bathroom renovation that suited them. Bathroom renovations and upgrades can be both aesthetically pleasing but also incredibly affordable when you contact the right Doylestown, PA plumber. We have got all different sizes of shower, tub, and faucet installations that could make your bathroom feel like a real spa. Just remember that underneath the pretty sinks and ceramic tiles needs to be a foundation of stable plumbing that we can help you set up.

Well, prepare to be amazed!

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3 Things to Look for in a Plumber

Monday, January 6th, 2014

When it comes to your home’s plumbing, you should only hire a top rate-plumber to handle repairs and installations, whether it’s something as simple as unclogging a kitchen drain or getting a garbage disposal running once again, or a task as large and involved as installing a new hot water heater or replacing a sewer line.

However, you might not know exactly how to tell a good plumber from a mediocre one, or a great one from a good one. With so many options for plumbing contractors, whom should you hire?

Here are 3 things we think you should focus on when you’re looking for a plumber in Radnor, PA. Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling has excellent plumbers on staff, and they fit all the criteria for a quality plumber who will get the job done right the first time.

3 Signs of a Great Plumber

  • Many years in the business: Training and education are important for any plumber, but there is nothing like actual experience to bolster it. Look for a plumber who has many years working with all kinds of plumbing and all sizes of jobs. Not only do those years speak for experience, they also indicate a trust built up with clients and the community.
  • Licensed, insured, and bonded: Look for a plumber who has the necessary accreditation for the job. Nothing will indicate an amateur quicker than a person who claims to be a plumber, but has no license or insurance to back up that claim.
  • A satisfaction guarantee: When you hire professionals, you should expect the satisfaction from their work; if you don’t receive it, the professionals should be willing to return your money. A plumber with a satisfaction guarantee is a plumber who has strong confidence in his or her ability to provide you with excellent service.

Contact Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling

Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling has served the communities of Bucks and Montgomery counties since 1976, and in that time we’ve earned the trust of many clients. We are licensed, bonded, insured, and promise same day service with your satisfaction guaranteed. We offer a variety of plumbing services, including hi-tech video camera pipe inspections and full bathroom remodeling. Whatever you need from your plumber in Radnor, PA, Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling can deliver it.

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