What To Do In a Plumbing Emergency

By Ana / June 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Everyone will  face a plumbing emergency sooner or later. Being prepared will put you one step ahead of potential water damage and long-term repairs: Shut off the water supply. To prevent further water damage first, find the source of the water leak or overflow. If it’s only one appliance, such as a toilet or sink,…

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6 Tips for Preventing Drain Clogs

By Ana / May 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Finding out you have a clogged drain is another pain in the neck that you just don’t have time to deal with. There are a whole lot of different causes, and each one is more annoying than the next. Now, while clogged drains happen all the time, they can be prevented! Here are 6 ways…

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Plumbing Tips for the Summer Months

By Ana / April 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

The warmer months are coming quick, and you will be using many different parts of your plumbing system on those hot summer days. It’s important that you know the best ways to take care of it ahead of time! Hotter temperatures, more people in your home, vacations – all of these things change the way…

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Reasons for Low Water Pressure

By Ana / April 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

When you’re trying to take a shower, few things are more annoying than low water pressure. But…what causes that low pressure in the first place? Let’s take a look at some of the most common causes. You Have a Leak Somewhere If your pipes have sprung a leak somewhere in your home, it’s important you…

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Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

By Ana / March 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Your plumbing system, as you know, is complex enough as it is. It’s important to avoid certain mistakes that could compound any run-of-the-mill maintenance or repair job – unless you want extra visits from the local plumber (and we doubt that)! This blog will focus on a few of those plumbing mistakes that residents make…

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4 Signs Your Bathroom Plumbing Needs to be Repaired

By Ana / February 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Located primarily beneath floors and behind walls, most of your plumbing can’t be seen. So then, how can you know when something needs fixing? Good news: you’ve come to the right place to find out! We’re Fast Response Plumbing, the top plumbing company in South Jersey – and we’re here with four telltale signs that…

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How To Conserve Water and Save Money

By Ana / April 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

Did you know that as an American you likely use between 80 to 100 gallons of water each day? Water conservation has become an essential practice in all areas, even in areas where water seems abundant. In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers…

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What Your Parents Never Told You About Radiators

What Your Parents Never Told You About Radiators

By John Palmer / February 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

The heavy steel or cast-iron heating appliance that we know as the common radiator is usually seen a noise-making eyesore. It uses either steam or hot water to provide cozy heating, but they’re known to draw attention as they spit, hiss, and clank through the winter. Although radiators might seem undesirable, they happen to be…

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How should I handle a plumbing emergency

How should I handle a plumbing emergency?

By John Palmer / February 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

Every single homeowner needs to understand the exact protocol for handling a plumbing emergency, no matter what the age of the home. It’s inevitable that at some point issues can arise that require fast repair action. Rather than stress out waiting for a professional to make it out to the home, there are a few…

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Here’s the Scoop on Residential Steam Boilers

By John Palmer / February 9, 2015 / 0 Comments

Heating technology has come a long way since the introduction of steam boilers over 200 years ago. The operation temperature required to provide convection heating through steam is much higher than hot water boilers. A lack of efficiency and difficult upkeep paved the way for better options to come along and phase this type of…

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9 things you shouldn't flush down your toilet

9 Things You Shouldn’t Flush Down Your Toilet

By John Palmer / February 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

Toilets tend to catch random objects with little regard to potential problems a simple piece of garbage can cause. Although some items seem as though they would be fine, there are definitely specific things you should avoid flushing to help prevent plumbing blockages. 1. Cotton balls: Forget conserving space in the trash can by flushing…

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What Causes a Sewer Drain Clog

What Causes a Sewer Drain Clog?

By John Palmer / December 22, 2014 / 0 Comments

Sewer drains are silently one of the most vital components for the safety of a home, but they go unnoticed the majority of the time. When there is a problem with lines transporting waste from inside the home, call a professional plumber to eliminate the potential for serious damage. Understanding how clogs happen and the…

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Home Lighting Concept Powered by Plumbing

By John Palmer / December 19, 2014 / 0 Comments

The concept for a new method of powering the lighting in buildings makes use of the inbuilt (and usually forgotten) streams which run through our walls: the water flowing through our plumbing. “We understand our buildings as living entities with energy fields that run through his veins, as water pipes, drainage and electricity running through…

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How To Clean a Stinky Sink Drain and Instantly Stop Nasty Sewer Smells

By John Palmer / December 12, 2014 / 0 Comments

No matter how much you clean your bathroom sometimes the sink drain just flat out STINKS!!! A few weeks back our friend asked me how to get rid of the sewer smell coming from a bathroom sink.I have a pretty darn good method for this problem and figured I’d share it with you. Hey, I’m…

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Can you name the 6 Most Common Water Traps

Can you name the 6 Most Common Water Traps?

By John Palmer / December 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

A professional plumber may use industry jargon with customers without actually going to the trouble of explaining anything. No one wants to pay a professional plumber for services without even knowing how it improved the home. Gain an insight into what the technician is actually talking about by understanding water traps and what they do…

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How to Locate Water Main Shut-Off Valve

By John Palmer / November 24, 2014 / 0 Comments

Anytime there is a leaking or burst pipe inside the home, the initial step is to shut off the water immediately. Knowing where the main shut-off valve is located can make all the difference in protecting your home from water damage in an emergency. Follow this simple guide to locate all of the valves that…

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How Bad Plumbing Can Make You Sick

How Bad Plumbing Can Make You Sick

By John Palmer / November 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

It’s common sense to take extra precautions to stay well during cold and flu season, but did you know that your own drains are hiding a high concentration of contaminants and common bacteria? Bad plumbing can cause recurring illnesses from everyday tasks, such as bathing or washing your hands. You and your family may be…

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Choosing a Water Softener That Fits Your Lifestyle

Choosing a Water Softener That Fits Your Lifestyle

By John Palmer / November 7, 2014 / 0 Comments

Clean water that contains hard minerals, such as calcium or magnesium, causes problems with flow inside of pipes as it bonds to the surface. It also causes a bad taste, tough buildup on shower surfaces, and clogged pores on top of a variety of additional nuisances. Softening systems may work by replacing the minerals with…

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6 Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure

6 Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure

By John Palmer / November 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

Homeowners that have a sump pump in the basement can understand how important it is to keep it working properly. The pump sends water that accumulates in the basement to a drainage spot away from the foundation. Most of them run automatically either through a sensor that detects pressure, or a float activator that rises…

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What is the Purpose of a Backflow Preventer

What is the Purpose of a Backflow Preventer

By John Palmer / October 24, 2014 / 0 Comments

Water that comes from your faucets is kept safe by the use of a backflow preventer. The valve prevents contamination of drinking water and protects the pipes from allowing any foreign substances to enter the system. Consider that the average person may use water to clean out some type of container that holds chemicals, such…

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