Quick & Easy Way To Identify A Leak

How to Identify a Leak

The fastest and most effective way to look for leaks is to do a whole home check.

 

  • Check your water meter, and record the reading
  • Shut off all water valves, inside and outside
  • Don’t use any water for 10-15 minutes
  • Check the water meter reading again
  • If the reading on the meter spiked, you probably have a leak, and will have to call a Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ plumber.
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Central Air- Convenient & Cost Effective

A programmable thermostat in conjunction with your central air conditioner will provide seamless and customizable comfort. When you are away, a programmable thermostat will raise the temperature while still minimizing heat. That way you won’t be paying in excess for cool air you’re not even home to enjoy.  You can program your thermostat to have the house at your desired comfort level when you arrive and for the rest of the evening. Looking into the latest thermostat technology will improve the performance of your air conditioner and you can enjoy customized and cost-efficient comfort all year round.

Have any questions about your air conditioner? Interested in an energy-efficient upgrade or a programmable thermostat installation? The professional HVAC technicians at Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ have your cooling solution. We also offer comprehensive maintenance and full-service repairs. Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical 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-free at 888-315-5564

2 Easy Ways To Protect Your Plumbing

Keep a close eye on your water heater

A leaky heater can lead to lots of problems so you need to ensure that it is properly maintained. You can reduce the problems by draining it every season to avoid sediment that might lead to failure of your heater. The water pressure around the home should likewise be good enough so it does not become too much for the plumbing to handle.

Avoid allowing hair down your bathroom drain

This is among the things that might cause plumbing problems in the bathroom, and you can prevent them by being careful with what goes down the drain. A wet-dry vacuum can come in handy in grabbing any mess that could be surrounding the drainage surface before it goes down your line causing issues with your plumbing system.

Green Apple Plumbing & 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-free @888-315-5564

When & Why You Need A Plumber

Why should I call a plumber?

When people have problems with their water supply, they may try to fix it themselves but they should really call a Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ plumber; however, people often wind up doing more damage to their plumbing system instead of fixing the problem. Now, the plumber has to fix multiple problems instead of just one. If there is a problem, call the professionals to handle it on the first try.

Why is my toilet leaking from the base?

There are two reasons that a toilet might be leaking from the base. The first reason is that someone moved the toilet from its original location during a home renovation or remodel. The second reason is that the toilet may be running under high pressure that the base cannot handle. Call a Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ professional for assistance.

What are the signs that the plumbing might be leaking?

There are several signs that people should watch out for that might indicate a leak is present; however, the most common sign is a rising water bill. This could mean that water is being used without the knowledge of the owner.

Green Apple Plumbing & 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-free @888-315-5564

When To Use Hot/Cold To Help your Plumbing

1. HOTTER THAN USUAL WATER

It may seem obvious, but simply putting hot water down your kitchen and bathroom sink drains at least weekly can go a long way to keeping them clean and clear. For the kitchen sink, hot water will help to melt and flush away light grease deposits. Bathroom drains also benefit from very hot water, since you normally wouldn’t use such hot water for washing your hands or face.

2. USE COLD WATER WISELY

Conversely, when running your garbage disposal, run copious amounts of cold water down the drain, not hot. Cold water will keep oils and grease in a solid state so they can be broken up by the disposal, whereas hot water will melt and soften grease and encourage it to coat the inside of your drain. Only use hot water after you have already run the disposal to help remove any grease deposits that may have formed when you were washing pots and pans.

Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical 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-free @888-315-5564

It’s A Drain Not A Garbage Can

It’s a Drain, Not a Garbage Can

Sinks are made for liquids. Your kitchen sink isn’t made for grease. Unless it has a garbage disposal in it, you shouldn’t dump produce debris down the drain. Hair can easily clog a tub or bathroom sink drain.

Here is a short list of things to never put down a drain in your home:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Oils, fats, grease
  • Eggshells
  • Cat litter, even if it says flushable
  • Paper towels and flushable wipes
  • Cotton balls
  • Car fluids like anti-freeze
  • Condoms
  • Hair
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings and pits
  • Green Apple Plumbing & 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 plumbing or HVAC needs call toll-free @888-315-5564

Use This Checklist To Save Time & Money

Check for Leaky Faucets
Most of the time, leaky faucets are an easy fit and can save you significant money on your water bill over time.

Check for Hidden Toilet Leaks
That toilet leak could be costing you a fortune, and you may not even know it because toilet leaks are often hidden unless you know what to look for. A pro tip: Add a few drops of food coloring to your toilet tank, and if you see it in the bowl 30 minutes later, you probably have a leak. Fix the problem with a call to your Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ plumber.

Make Sure Your Toilet is Flushing Properly
If you need to push down hard or jiggle the handle, you probably have some worn parts and may need to replace them.

Pour Water into Infrequently Used Drains
This will keep them functioning as intended. If they drain slowly, snake it.

Clean Drains, Gutter, and Downspouts Around Your Home
And, be sure to maintain them on a regular basis. Rain paired with more active wildlife and pests than in the winter months means there are more things happening that could potentially cause issues with drainage.

Check Exposed Pipes For Signs of Leaks
Spotting a leak early can save you thousands of bucks in plumbing repairs.

If you try any of these simple plumbing tips and notice problems, you may need to call a Green Apple Mechanical plumber. Remember, spending a few bucks on a plumber early is a great way to ensure you’re not spending large sums of money later on costly repairs.

Green Apple Plumbing & 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 plumbing or HVAC needs call toll-free at 888-315-5564

Improve Air Quality With Central Air

It Helps With Air Quality

A central air conditioner is great for people with allergies or concerns about contaminants in the air because it is hooked up to your furnace’s air handler. This means that the air is actually getting pumped through the filter. The cool air that your home is receiving has been filtered and freshened.

A window unit not only doesn’t properly filter the air but because of its design, it actually lets warm air back into your home, not to mention anything else that slips past the seal.

Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ are experts in installing and repairing central air. We 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-free at 888-315-5564

Improve Your Home By Adding Central Air

  • Improved aesthetics: A central A/C’s working parts are on parts of your property instead of in a window or on a wall. You maintain the view from the inside your home and the property’s curb appeal at the same time.
  • More space: Ductless and window air conditioning units take up space on a wall and window. For the units to operate well, the space surrounding them must remain clear. Central A/C units do not take up any living space inside your home.
  • Quieter: Central air conditioners are quieter than other cooling units because the noisiest components—the fan, compressor, and condenser—are in the outdoor cabinet.
  • Convenient to operate: Instead of a series of knobs and buttons, you control a central A/C unit with a user-friendly thermostat. Programmable thermostats make using your HVAC system even simpler because you can set different temperatures for specific times of day, which saves energy.
  • Improved comfort: Instead of cooling one room, a central air conditioner evenly cools all the rooms in your home.
  • Improved indoor air quality: The air filters in A/C units remove many pollutants and allergens from the air.
  • Increased home value: A well-maintained central A/C may increase the value of your home.
  • Green Apple Plumbing & 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-free @ 888-315-5564

Prevent A Sewer Line Backing Up

Sewers and sewer lines are definitely at the top of a lot of people’s old house plumbing problems. Sewer lines take your home’s gray and black water from drains to the sewer main, where it travels on to a municipal treatment plant. Sewer lines are always wet, so they attract tree roots. Cast iron pipes are particularly susceptible to cracking and intrusion by tree roots, which can completely clog a line.

Professional plumbers can send a camera into your home’s sewer pipe to diagnose channeling and bellies, and they can find and fix tree roots that clog your pipe. This is a much more affordable option than the disgusting and expensive issues created by a sewer backing up.

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 for years. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your plumbing or HAC needs call toll-free at 888-315-5564