Flex Plumbing Can Keep Your Drains Clean Year Round

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With halloween approaching, it seems like a great time to recommend that you never dispose of pumpkin seeds or pulp by running them through the garbage disposal. This unique and slimy gunk is incredibly ideal for clogging sink drains. Besides being stringy and sticky, it also dries hard, which can choke-off drainpipes and garbage disposals.

Also (as strange as it sounds), please do not dispose of pumpkin seeds or pumpkin pulp in the toilet.  This can create a mess that you probably do not want to deal with after a fun night of carving pumpkins with your family.

To prevent Halloween drain disasters, you can always carve your pumpkins on a bed of newspaper. This way, the mess can be easily wrapped up, and put in the garbage or compost pile.

The seeds can be separated and roasted for a tasty treat for the whole family.

Whatever, you decided, if you have any plumbing problems, call Flex Plumbing  888-255-7579.

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Gas Leaks Are An Emergency – Call Flex Plumbing

Gas leaks can cause an explosion.

Gas leaks can cause an explosion.

Gas leaks are an emergency and if you suspect one in your home you should contact help immediately Leaks such as these are very dangerous and can be deadly if gone undetected.

If the smell of sulfur is detected inside the home, it is important to evacuate immediately and call emergency services. The gas supply to a home must then be shut off and the home must be aired out before occupants return. No one should return to the home until the source of the leak has been both identified and repaired.

It is also vital to remember that fire and a gas leak do not mix. A simple flick of a lighter or strike of a match can cause an explosion, sending a home up in flames. Beloved family pets are also not immune to the dangers of a gas leak. Homeowners may be outside the home while pets are left indoors and can possibly fall victim to dangerous gases. These are all important factors to consider when deciding to enlist the help of a plumbing professional.

At Flex Plumbing we have trained technicians that can locate the gas leak.  Sometimes the testing may require dismantling gas lines.

You may also want to consider, having a skilled plumber perform a preventative diagnostic test on a home once or twice a year, thus stopping a dangerous gas leak in its tracks before irreversible damage can be done.

You can also call us for Oil to Gas Conversions.

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We are happy to serve the following areas:

  • Montclair NJ
  • Pompton Lakes NJ
  • Woodland Park NJ
  • Passaic County
  • Wayne NJ
  • Cedar Grove NJ
  • Clifton NJ
  • Montville NJ
  • Fairfield NJ
  • Butler NJ
  • Mahwah NJ
  • Wyckoff NJ
  • Morris County NJ
  • Ridgewood NJ.

Do You Need Professional Plumber? Eventually, Yes.

There comes a time when every piece of plumbing either needs to be repaired or upgraded to suit the needs of the homeowner. Without proper knowledge or prior experience, the job can take on a whole new sense of confusion for homeowners. A New Jersey Plumber from Flex Plumbing can answer the following questions:

Do You Need a Professional?

New Jersey homeowners and business owners often wonder if they can just take care of the problem themselves. Sometimes you don’t need to call someone. If a faucet or a showerhead is needed, you might be able to get by on your own. However, in the case of water heaters, softeners, toilets, and other large plumbing fixtures, you definitely want to bring in a professional plumber for the job.

We have the necessary tools and know what to do when unexpected conditions present themselves.

Repair or Replace?

Sometimes replacement is a better option than spending the time and money to do the repair. An experienced plumber can assess the fixture and decide whether a repair or a replacement is the best way to go. At times, a simple fix is not enough to ensure the most effective plumbing experience. In this case, the plumber will provide a number of options for installing a new plumbing fixture. A replacement fixture is guaranteed to have a longer life and work more effectively than an older, repaired fixture.

Let’s Talk Cost

When plumbers from Flex Plumbing arrive at your place of business or your New Jersey home, they are prepared to diagnose the problem.  They are also able to talk to you about the price of the fixture, the labor, and any other costs that may be incurred as a result.

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We are happy to serve the following areas:

  • Montclair NJ
  • Pompton Lakes NJ
  • Woodland Park NJ
  • Passaic County
  • Wayne NJ
  • Cedar Grove NJ
  • Clifton NJ
  • Montville NJ
  • Fairfield NJ
  • Butler NJ
  • Mahwah NJ
  • Wyckoff NJ
  • Morris County NJ
  • Ridgewood NJ.

 

Professional as Sometimes Cheaper than DIY Projects

tap-943297_640New faucets cost money and so does hiring a plumber. At Flex Plumbing we give you honest service for an honest price. Though our services have a cost, there is one guarantee we can always make; we cost less than ignoring your plumbing problems.

Maybe the faucet in the kitchen has been dripping for a while, or the showerhead has a slow leak. You may not want to spend the money to fix them.

granite-335746_640That said, you might want to consider these facts before putting off repairs:

  • A slowly dripping faucet can generate up to 7-10 gallons in one 24 hour period
  • This slow leak adds up to 3,600 gallons of water in a single year.
  • This can add at least $20 to your water bill. More if the leak is from the hot water.

If a faucet leak is more significant, hundreds of gallons of water can be wasted, resulting in an unnecessary expense for the homeowner.

When you call Flex Plumbing, we can easily locate the source of the leak, repair the problem, and save more money overall.

Even if you are unconcerned about the extra money, we also should be concerned about the effect on the environment caused by gallons of wasted water.

If every American household had one leaky faucet, dripping at only one drop per minute, the country would be wasting 928,000,000 gallons of water every single day. Water is a finite resource, and there are so many people without fresh water.  This makes it so important to preserve water.

For yourself and for the environment, contact Flex Plumbing if you have a leaky faucet.

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Serving Montclair NJ, Pompton Lakes NJ, Woodland Park NJ, Passaic County, as well as Wayne NJ, Cedar Grove NJ, Clifton NJ, Montville NJ, and Fairfield NJ.

We are now offering services to customers in Butler NJ, Mahwah NJ, Wyckoff NJ, Morris County NJ, and Ridgewood NJ.

Plumbing System is an Important Part of Your New Jersey Home

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You recognize you use water for drinking, brushing your teeth, showering, washing dishes, washing clothing, and watering your garden.

Often we forget about the important part water plays in our waste-elimination (sewage) system.

In some cases, it is difficult to know that a leak occurs because you can’t see it. In most situations, there is at least one sign that you have a leak.  Consider being aware of the following:

  • The sound of dripping water behind walls
  • the sound of running water in the toilet
  • Wet or damp walls, ceilings, or floor
  • Constant dripping that you can see from faucet, pipe, or water lines
  • Bad odors coming from a specific area of the home where water pipes are located
  • Unusually high water meter readings or bills, particularly if you have been away on vacation
  • Visible signs of damage to any area where water pipes are located
  • On the exterior of your home, the uneven growth of natural vegetation can indicate that one of your water pipes is leaking in the yard.

If you miss a leak there can be dire consequences. These include:

  • Structural damage to your home
  • Staining
  • Foul odors
  • Cracks
  • Discoloration
  • Breakdown of your floors, walls, and foundation.

Sometimes the early signs are so small that you barely notice them. However, the damage generally gets worse over time until you have the leak repaired.

Get in the habit of conducting a leak-detection checkup at least once a year.  You should always include the exterior of your home during this inspection. Check out each hose-bib for signs of leaking.

At Flex Plumbing, we are happy to give you an honest evaluation of your situation. Call us today.

 

 

24-Hour Emergency Plumbing Services Are Available for a Reason

flex_logo_2Hopefully, when it’s your turn for emergency plumbing services, you will have Flex Plumbing’s phone number close at hand. We are available 24 hours a day to help. This often means leaving a family meal or putting our work clothes back on after retiring for the night. Sometimes, however, this is very satisfying to us, knowing we can stop what might have become an incredibly destructive event.

Consider the following events to be worthy of an emergency call to Flex Plumbing.

Burst Pipes

While some plumbing issues can wait until the next day or even the next week, quite a few situations arise that require immediate attention. If your pipes have burst and water is flowing continuously, then you need to call in a professional who can repair the piping right away before your home becomes flooded. While one family member calls, the other should be turning off the main water valve. If you don’t know where that control is, give us a call and we’ll come out and teach you what to do before you have a major emergency.

Some leaks aren't dangerous. Leaks from your ceiling are.

Some leaks aren’t dangerous. Leaks from your ceiling are.

Ceiling Leak

If the ceiling is leaking, call. If you don’t give the leak immediate attention, the damage will continually get worse and the ceiling might collapse.

No Hot Water

What if you suddenly lose your hot water? Will a plumber come out and fix it that same day? While it might be unpleasant not to have hot water, it isn’t a life-or-death emergency. If the hot-water heater is making strange noises or emitting bad odors, it’s probably an emergency. You don’t want to risk a fire or explosion, so call in a plumber to make emergency repairs right away.

Backed-Up Drains

Is your drain backed up and sewage is flowing back into the house instead of out of it? You probably know this is a serious situation, not only because it isn’t normal, but because of the odor that is permeating your home.

What Happens If Your Problem Can’t Be Repaired Right Away?

Occasionally, the repairs, even in an emergency situation, cannot be completed as soon as the plumber arrives. This situation occurs when there is a part or parts which require special order. Our technicians will explain to you exactly what is going on, the timetable for when the parts will arrive, and what accommodations are going to be made until the repair can be completed.

Whether you have an emergency situation or just need a plumber.

No matter what kind of plumbing problems you may have, call Flex Plumbing at 1-888-255-7579.

We are available to service a large area including Passaic County, Montville, Fairfield, Wayne, Woodland Park, Pompton Lakes, Montclair, Cedar Grove, North Caldwell, Totowa, Little Falls, Hawthorne, Lincoln Park, Nutley, Verona, West Caldwell, Kinnelon area.

Your Plumbing Should Be Your Good Friend–Get a Good Plumber

construction-273291_640All those pipes running through your walls and under your home, may seem rather mysterious and complicated to you, but at Flex Plumbing this complicated network feels like an old friend. Admittedly, the friend is not always perfect and sometimes muddles our life, but an old friend nevertheless. Where would we be without plumbing?

One thing no one wants in this old friend is a leak. If you notice a bulging wall, your old friend needs some TLC.

If a pipe leaks, water drips and damages wood and drywall. This means your friend needs a massive intervention. A professional intervention.

There are some basic drain cleaning and upgrades you plumbing will need—then there is the more intrusive plumbing work which needs to be done.

We want to explain the difference between a basic drain cleaning of your friend and plumbing work. Your house will require both of these services over the years as pipes age.

Plumbing work requires an inspection and replacement in most cases. For example, a pipe exposed to freezing temperatures can crack from expansion and shrinkage. A plumber needs to assess the crack and decide on a replacement plan. A few of many feet of piping may require replacement.

Interior pipes, such as the visible ones under bathroom sinks, are simpler to diagnose and replace. Your new pipes should last several decades, depending on your maintenance schedule.

On occasion a pipe will crack or break under the home’s foundation or front yard. This can mean an incredibly intrusive fix without trenchless technology. With the trenchless method, a new pipe is snaked through the broken pipe. The new pipe creates a liner.

Sometimes the trenchless strategies actually bursts the old pipe as the new one is snaked into the same position. There’s no damaging trenching or landscape damage with these projects.

If you have any plumbing problems with your old friend, whether inside your home our outside, call Flex Plumbing. We want to get the two of you back on speaking terms.

No matter what kind of plumbing problems you may have, call Flex Plumbing at 1-888-255-7579.

We are available to service a large area including Passaic County, Montville, Fairfield, Wayne, Woodland Park, Pompton Lakes, Montclair, Cedar Grove, North Caldwell, Totowa, Little Falls, Hawthorne, Lincoln Park, Nutley, Verona, West Caldwell, Kinnelon area.

Fun Games for Plumbers

We’re plumbers. We’ve heard all the plumbers’ jokes. Hey, you try to keep your pants up while wearing a heavy belt with all the supplies. At Flex Plumbing we try to have a sense of humor about everything. That’s why we find the following apps rather amusing. We’re not quite sure where the motivation came to create apps about plumbers, but, hey, plumbing’s important so why not some stress-relieving, fun apps?

Here are a few:

Plumber Crack

Offered by Fluik, the Plumber Crack app lets you toss virtual items in the direction of a crouching plumber’s backside. Toss anything from coins to ice cubes and see if you can hit your target. The better your aim, the more points you earn.

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Pogo Plumber

Available from Apptly, the Pogo Plumber app is a fun arcade game featuring a jolly jumping plumber. Leap from rooftop to rooftop, earn points for your skills, and attempt to be the best plumber you can be while earning virtual treats like light sabres and wizard hats.

(itunes.apple.com/app/pogo-plumber/id866195512)

Plumber Game HD

Offered by Junjingtong, the Plumber Game HD is a fun application if you enjoy puzzles. This nifty download lets you turn pipes in a variety of directions in order to form a complete plumbing system.

(itunes.apple.com/app/plumber-game-hd/id468575020)

Plumber’s Nightmare Lite

Available from Invasive Bamboo, the Plumber’s Nightmare Lite app offers a more mature version of Plumber Game HD. Instead of a juvenile-themed interface, this app’s interface is dark and dingy. Attempt to connect multiple pipes together in order to progress to the next level of plumbing difficulty.

(itunes.apple.com/app/plumbers-nightmare-lite/id440362551)

Run, Plumber! Run!

Available from Stepan Severov, the Run, Plumber! Run! App lets you assist a virtual plumber in running and jumping from pipe to pipe without falling into the water below the pipes. Help your plumbing professional successfully complete a maze of pipes while enjoying fun background music and sounds. You can share your achievements on social media, showing off your plumbing prowess to your friends and associates.

(itunes.apple.com/app/run-plumber!-run!/id909593385)

When you need a real plumber in the area, Montclair NJ, Pompton Lakes NJ, Woodland Park NJ, Passaic County, as well as Wayne NJ, Cedar Grove NJ, Clifton NJ, Montville NJ, and Fairfield NJButler NJ, Mahwah NJ, Wyckoff NJ, Morris County NJ, and Ridgewood NJ, call Flex Plumbing.

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Will You Be Needing a New Hot Water Heater This Winter?

Don't get caught with no hot water for showers.

Don’t get caught with no hot water for showers.

The weather hasn’t gotten too cold yet, but if you’ve lived in New Jersey for any length of time, you know there will come a day when all you’ll want is to get out of the cold, blustery weather and have a hot shower.

If your hot water heater is acting up, now is the perfect time to replace this appliance with an energy-efficient model that meets your family’s need for hot water. Advancements in technology have created an extensive array of options, including both tankless and traditional styles. The type that you choose depends partly on personal preference as well as on the space you have available for the installation of your hot water heater.

For many homes tankless hot water heaters are the way to go.

Due to the fact that there is not storage tank, tankless hot water heaters are streamline. This style fits almost anywhere, making it a more than suitable choice for even the smallest of homes. Despite its smaller size, if installed correctly, these units can provide an exceptional services and plenty of heated water.

Tankless hot water heaters do not keep a constant supply of water heated. This means you will be saving electricity which, of course, translates into saving money through less expensive utility bills. This could amount to a reasonable sum over the course of a full year.

Tankless heaters deliver hot water near instantly, which means that you won’t waste a full 30-second supply of water as you wait for it to arrive at your destination. In general, this style of hot water heater is much more energy efficient than a traditional storage tank.

Since the tankless hot water heater features a streamlined appearance that simply requires hooking it up to existing fittings, it is much easier for a licensed, New Jersey plumber to install. It also takes less time to do so.

Unfortunately, tankless hot water heaters often cost more than traditional storage models. If your budget is limited, you might want to reconsider your decision to install a tankless style.

Another downside for some situations is a slight decrease in the temperature of the hot water that you receive if you are trying to run multiple appliances. For example, if your washing machine was going while the dishes were being washed and someone was taking a shower, there may be a decrease in temperature.  This problem is easily addressed by choosing a tankless style that offers the highest rating.

For other homes traditional hot water heaters are the best option.

If you like to have instant, on-demand hot water, a traditional style of hot water heater might be what you will want to have Flex Plumbing install. These traditional tanks keep the water hot at all times. This means you have access to hot water instantly. Some New Jersey homeowners will tell us they don’t get instant hot water. This is probably an indication that your pipes have not been insulated properly. With improper insulations you could be waiting 30 seconds or possibly even more.

If you have a large family you might want a tank which holds up to 50 gallons of water. It is possible to purchase this style of hot water heater in a capacity up to 100 gallons if that is what you need. We’ve installed these sizes in various bed and breakfast businesses.

Traditional styles featuring water storage take up space. The higher the number of gallons that your tank can hold, the larger the tank is. If your home is relatively small and the available space for the installation of your hot water tank is limited, you might not be able to get the size that you need to fulfill your household’s expectations of hot water.

Call Flex Plumbing if you have any questions about what type of water heater you may need. We are also available to answer questions or consult on any of you plumbing needs.

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Services from Flex Plumbing include:

  • Leak Detection
  • Remodeling & Additions
  • New construction
  • Fixtures
  • Laundry
  • Pipe repairs
  • Backflow device installation
  • Water main
  • Garbage disposals
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Boilers Oil to Gas Conversions
  • Tankless water heaters
  • Sewage Injector Pumps
  • Main and backup Sump Pumps
  • Code Violation Corrections
  • Water purification systems

Have Flex Plumbing Check Your Sump Pump Before the Flood

old farmersThe Old Farmer’s Alamanc predicts that this coming October will have an above average amount of precipitation. The rain means that mud will be tracked into your home, but mud isn’t the worst problem. What you really don’t want to see, is a flooded basement.

rain-122691_640If you do not have a full perimeter drainage system in your New Jersey home, you should consider an emergency sump pump installation by Flex Plumbing. If you are in Woodland Park, Pompton Lakes, Montclair, Cedar Grove or North Caldwell New Jersey, you know that some storms result in power outages.

As a plumbing company that services the above areas as well as areas around Totowa, Little Falls, Lincoln Park, Nutley, Verona, West Caldwell and Kennelon, we know the problems that can occur if you lose power or if your main pump fails. Having an emergency backup sump pump can definitely be worth the costs and the peace of mind it will bring.

The primary sump pump in your home is powered by electricity. During normal conditions that pump will be working to rid the sump from any excess water. Occasionally, there will be situations where there isn’t enough power and a cheap model cannot keep up with the volume of water that can come  flooding into the basement during a storm.

Besides a power outage, your sump pump can fail due to age. If you have ever had this experience, you will know it can be disastrous. A failed pump can destroy any finished basement, especially if there are carpeted floors, area rugs, or hardwood. If there is storage in your basement, you don’t want this destroyed by a failed pump.

If there is not a lid on the sump pump, dirt and other debris can collect and cause the system to fail.

If you would like to install an emergency sump pump in your New Jersey home or if you want a professional evaluation of the pump you already have, call Flex Plumbing. We have the experienced technicians you need.

Please call Flex Plumbing at 888-255-7579 or click here for more information on the services they offer.