Why hire a professional?

When a home owner is faced with a plumbing or heating issue, they usually would like to save some money and do the job themselves. But sometimes that might not be the best idea, and more when it comes to dealing with natural gas and LPG (propane) or having the risk of water damage in their property or water contamination.

Hiring a plumbing and heating expert will guarantee the job gets done right and this can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in the long run. They will have a better understanding and experience to know the work that needs to be done and perform it with the right tools for the specific job. A plumbing and heating professional will also know if there are any permits required for the job and make sure everything gets done following the standards and codes for the industry.

G&G Plumbing & Heating prides itself on providing a high standard of quality workmanship and professionalism within the industry. Let us help you take care of all your Plumbing and Heating needs day or night.  Contact us today for  FREE estimate.

 

Pros & Cons of Self Repair

While fixing your own plumbing is a great DIY project, it doesn’t take much for a quick plumbing fix to become a full-fledged, whole-house, 3-inches-of-water-in-the-living-room plumbing disaster. The repairs you make could end up costing you more than if you had a professional make them in the first place. In certain cases if something goes wrong the result could even mean loss of insurance coverage.

Learning to fix your leaks or replace your toilet can save you money, but DIY plumbing can turn to disaster quickly if you’re not careful. While some problems can be avoided, many nightmares are inevitable, especially if you have old or poorly installed plumbing. Even so, there are steps you can take to either head off problems before they begin or minimize the chaos once it starts to unfold.

Know Where Your Shut-Offs Are; Before you start any plumbing project, even if it’s tightening your toilet seat, you should locate all of your shutoff valves and know what they control. If you have a nice system that was installed with some thought, you might even have shutoffs for each bathroom. Most of these valves are found in the basement, though some might be hidden behind access panels. If you’re unsure what a specific valve controls, just close it off and start turning on your faucets and flushing your toilets. Most importantly, always know where the main house shutoff is. It’s usually right where the water line enters the house. Keep in the back of your head the fastest route to the shutoff. You could be sprinting there someday.

G&G Plumbing & Heating prides itself on providing a high standard of quality workmanship and professionalism within the industry. Let us help you take care of all your Plumbing and Heating needs day or night. Contact us today for FREE estimate.

Plumbing Tips & Tricks

  1. To unplug your toilet make sure the bowel is half full of water, submerge the plunger below the water and place directly over the toilet drain creating a seal against the bowl, push forcefully 2 to 3 times or until clog is removed, when the water in the bowel drains flush your toilet 2 to 3 times to clear the drain sufficiently.
  2. Make sure all exterior garden hoses are disconnected from outside frost-free taps for winter months.
  3. Preventative maintenance will save considerable cost over time.
  4. Know where the power disconnects and water shutoffs are located.