WHY PIPES BURST
When water freezes, it expands in volume by about 9 percent. And it expands with tremendous force: The pressure inside pipes may go from 40 pounds per square inch to 40,000 psi! No pipe can hold that much pressure, so it breaks open. The break may occur where the ice forms, but more often, it occurs where water pressure finds a weak spot in the pipe. That may be inches or even feet from the frozen area.
The first sign of ice forming in pipes is reduced flow at faucets. So if the flow slows to trickle during a cold snap, or if you suspect your pipes are vulnerable, take action. Here are a few things you can do:
- Turn up the heat.
- Set up fans to blow heat into cold rooms.
- Open vanity or cabinet doors so warm air can reach the pipes under sinks.
- If you have exposed pipes inside closets or pantries, leave doors open.
- Disconnect garden hoses from outdoor faucets. Even “frostproof” faucets can burst if a hose is connected.
- Keep the garage door closed.
- If you have reduced water flow, heat the most vulnerable pipes (usually in basements and crawl spaces or near exterior walls) with a hairdryer. Leave the faucet on while you apply heat. As you melt ice, the flow will increase.
- If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing concerns call Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-315-5564
You would not drive your car for miles and miles without changing the oil, rotating the tires or replacing the brake pads. So why would anything be different when it comes to heating and air conditioning? would they not need the same attention and service? HVAC units need to be maintained on a regular basis.
Repairs are not always apparent, but regular maintenance helps to ensure that little problems don’t turn into big ones. In addition, A neglected HVAC system can end up costing you much more money in the long run if left unchecked.
A good preventative maintenance contract will provide for scheduled inspections to ensure peak performance and potentially last past its expected lifespan.
Green Apple Plumbing NJ has been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. Call us toll-free at 888-315-5564 with any questions or concerns you may have regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing concerns.
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 888-315-5564
Regardless of what type of furnace you have, regular maintenance is key for efficient out comings and money savings. Since dirt is the biggest enemy of your furnace, as it wastes fuel and considerably lowers your furnace’s efficiency, you can save you a lot of money on heating costs as well as avoid expensive repairs in the future simply by keeping your furnace clean.
Because dirt affects all three basic components of your furnace: the filter system, the blower, and the motor, your furnace filter should be replaced or cleaned at the beginning of the heating season and about once a month during periods of continuous in order to keep your home cleaner and to prevent dirt and debris from getting into your blower and damaging it.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call Green Apple toll-free at 888-315-5564
Think you can ignore that small plumbing leak? You might put a bucket down under the sink and leave it be. Or, if the leak comes from the faucet, you might not worry too much about what to do next, since the “drip-drip” can be hidden by shutting the door.
However, the average home’s plumbing leaks account for about 10,000 gallons of water a year! That means higher bills and wasted natural resources, but it’s something you can avoid. Get your plumbing leaks repaired ASAP. You will save money in the long run. Water damage to your home can be extremely expensive if left unchecked.
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 Plumbing NJ toll-free at 888-315-5564
Schedule Professional Heating Maintenance
First, make sure to schedule an annual furnace inspection from a Green Apple professional as soon as possible. Dust and dirt can build up in the warm months when you don’t use your heater, and worn parts probably haven’t been replaced since last year’s heating season ended.
A tune-up from a trained professional can fix all of those little problems, which reduces strain on the system and lowers the amount of energy it uses to warm your home. Your technician will also make sure dangerous combustion gases, such as carbon monoxide, are safely venting outside.
Think about setting up a maintenance plan so you never forget about the important task of scheduling tune-ups for your heating and cooling systems.
Seal Common Air Leaks
Instead of heating the whole neighborhood, you’ll want to close common air leaks around the home to keep the expensive heat inside. The most common air leaks are found around doors and windows. The more air leaks you have, the harder and longer your heater has to work to get the job done. The more your house is sealed, the better it will retain all that cozy warm air.
If you have any questions or concerns or regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple toll-free at 888-315-5564
When you have plumbing problems you don’t have any time to waste, that’s why you need someone reliable who are experts in their field and can always give you an honest and affordable price. Don’t neglect your plumbing issues. Delaying your plumbing repairs can end up costing you a lot of time and money. Especially when water damage is involved. 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 plumbing or HVAC needs please feel to call your friends at Green Apple Plumbing NJ toll-free at 888-315-5564
Usually, when you have a plumbing problem it’s usually best to get someone there as soon as possible. You don’t want any small problems to turn into larger and more expensive problems. It’s important to get things taken care right away. With Green Apple Plumbing NJ you will always get the most qualified technician as soon as possible. We handle every type of plumbing situation from slow leaking faucets to major plumbing emergencies. 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 priorities. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your plumbing or HVAC needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Plumbing NJ toll-free at 888-315-5564
Here at Green Apple Plumbing NJ we are the experts you can trust. We have years of experience and professionalism serving the NJ area. The fall and winter months can be very difficult on your home plumbing system. With sub-zero temperatures and water that can freeze in your pipes and burst them. Sometimes pipes get so cold that your sink or tub just won’t drain. If any of these things happen to you or your family make sure to call your friends with any of your questions or concerns regarding any of your plumbing needs by calling Green Apple Plumbing NJ toll-free at 888-315-5564
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