How To Fix This All Too Common Toilet Concern

Problem: Sometimes the lift chain, which attaches the flapper to the flushing handle on the outside of the toilet, can have too much slack and make the handle unable to raise the flapper and thus flush the toilet.

Solution: To solve this problem, you need only adjust the length of the chain to shorten it so that the chain can provide pull sufficient to raise the flapper off of the flush tube and allow water to flow when the handle is pulled.

If you are having any difficulty with any of your plumbing or HVAC needs call Green Apple Plumbing NJ toll-free at 888-315-5564

Improve Your HVAC Air Quality

  • If you start noticing more dust around your home, or dust around your air vents
  • You smell a dusty odor in your home
  • You or your family has unexplained congestion

To keep your furnace in its best condition, Green Apple Mechanical NJ recommends that you change the filter monthly and have it serviced annually by a Green Apple Mechanical professional. This will ensure that your furnace will continue to keep your home warm and comfortable when you need it most.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-315-5564

Experiencing Slow Drainage?

Chemical drain cleaners may seem like the convenient solution, but these don’t always get the job done. You may end up causing corrosion and further damages to your drains instead of getting rid of the blockages. Investing in professional plumbers can help you understand exactly where the problem is coming from so you can eliminate it quickly and start experiencing the best plumbing possible.

Green Apple Plumbing are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our main priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your plumbing or HVAC concerns call Green Apple toll-free @ 888-315-5564

Has Your Furnace Been Making Strange Noises?

Aging furnaces often make some strange noises toward the end of their life — banging, popping, rattling, or squealing. Or you may you hear the furnace blower running excessively, turning off and on frequently, or blowing cold air sometimes. These may mean your furnace needs to be replaced.

Green Apple Plumbing NJ 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 call toll-free at 888-315-5564

A Cautionary Tale For Your Garbage Disposal

Certain types of stringy vegetables such as celery and asparagus can spin a web in the disposal housing and bring the entire mechanism to a halt. Strands from these vegetables become so wrapped around blades that they can actually pull them off the disposal unit itself.

Be careful with potato and banana peels too. They’re not as stringy as celery and asparagus, but they can be too tough for the disposal to handle with ease. Go the safe route and throw these strands and peels away. Better yet, compost these disposal no-nos.

If you have any questions or concerns about your disposal or any of your plumbing or HVAC needs call Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical toll-free @ 888-315-5564

Winterizing Your Home

  • Hang curtains over windows.
    Heavy curtains or blankets hung over windows will add an exterior barrier to the cold, especially if you don’t have double-paned windows.
  • Hang curtains around your bed.
    Hanging heavy curtains or blankets around the bed (from the ceiling if you don’t have a four-poster bed) will help insulate you during the night by trapping body heat.
  • Place rugs in high-traffic areas.
    Placing rugs on tile, linoleum, concrete or hardwood flooring will assist in insulation efforts.
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“Flushable” Wipes Are A Hazard To Your Plumbing.

Don’t feed the fatberg’: Huge mass blocks English sewer

LONDON (AP) — A British official says a giant “fatberg” has been found blocking a sewer in southwestern England: a mass of hardened fat, oil and baby wipes measuring 64 meters (210 feet) long.

Andrew Roantree of South West Water says it will “take our sewer team around eight weeks to dissect this monster in exceptionally challenging work conditions.”

He urged the public not to pour grease down the drain or flush baby wipes down the toilet, adding: “Don’t feed the fatberg.”

The revolting fat mass was discovered in drains in the coastal town of Sidmouth.

In 2017, a 250-meter (820-foot) fatberg was found in sewers beneath Whitechapel in east London. A chunk of that later went on display at the Museum of London, nestled inside transparent boxes.

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Experiecing A Weak Flush?

A slow or weak flush often indicates that a clog is forming in your toilet drain. Instead of waiting until no water at all will go down, take care of the problem immediately. Plunge slow or weak-flushing toilets as they occur. Use a toilet plunger, which has a necklike end on it.

Green Apple Plumbing and mechanical NJ are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ 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 call toll-fee at 888-315-5564

Why You Should Not Overlook Your Annual Furnace Inspection

Ensures proper airflow
During the furnace tune-up, the heating technician will check your heating system to ensure it is receiving the proper airflow. Restricted or limited airflow places an unnecessary strain on your furnace that can lead to increased repairs and a shortened lifespan.

Keeps you safe
Furnaces burn fuel to produce heat. This combustion process must be precise to maintain efficiency and safety. Even a small problem can lead to gas leaking into your home or dangerous carbon monoxide levels. Don’t take a chance with the health and safety of you and your family.

Reduces repairs
A furnace tune-up not only includes cleaning that keeps your furnace running efficiently, but it also catches small problems before they turn into major repairs.

Saves Time
Getting a furnace tune-up now is much more convenient than waiting for a repairman in a cold home without heat. It is also much cheaper.

Improves energy efficiency
A furnace tune-up should include the cleaning and inspection of the furnace burner and heat exchanger. In addition to ensuring safe operation, this will keep your furnace running efficiently all winter.

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How To Avoid Costly And Damaging Bursting Pipes

THE DANGER ZONE: WHEN AND WHY PIPES FREEZE

Especially in places that typically see cold winter weather, like New Jersey, well-constructed modern homes are built to protect pipes against freezing. In older homes, however, or during unusually cold temperatures, pipes that are most at risk of freezing are

  • Exposed pipes in unheated areas of the home,
  • Pipes located in exterior walls, and
  • Any plumbing on the exterior of the home.

Exposed pipes in the basement are usually warm enough that they aren’t in danger of freezing. But exposed plumbing in areas such as crawl spaces, attics, and garages may be at risk. Tests of residential water systems showed that for uninsulated pipes installed in an unheated attic, freezing began when the outside temperature fell to 20° F or below. Surprisingly, both hot and cold pipes can be at risk. As water freezes, it expands and can increase the pressure in your plumbing system; too much pressure can cause pipes to burst or crack.

Many homeowners don’t take appropriate precautions to protect plumbing that is connected to the outside of the home, such as outdoor kitchen plumbing, exterior spigots, or even a garden hose. Water expanding in a frozen garden hose can increase pressure throughout your home’s plumbing enough to burst an interior pipe.

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