Sorry – This Toilet Doesn’t Do Windows



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Getting Caulky in Boston

Category: Uncategorized


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Causes for Boston Furnace Repairs

Category: Heating


As soon as you notice that the general temperature of your house is continuously dropping, there is a great chance that your furnace has stopped working. There are various reasons behind this sudden breakdown. Usually, these problems may warrant various types of Boston furnace repairs. While some of the furnace unit problems may be fixed using simple methods, you are not advised to try them. This is because most of these problems need to be addressed using extensive knowledge and a high degree of accuracy. If you attempt to address these problems yourself, you run the risk of compromising your safety. One of the most common criteria for Boston furnace repairs is a blown fuse or a tripped breaker. When your fuse breaks down, your furnace indefinitely stops working. This usually happens when your furnace is required to work more than the ideal duration. Also, the electrical ignition that may occur on the blower or other electrical components of the furnace may cause the entire circuit to break down. When this happens, you should immediately check the panel of the circuit breaker. While you are waiting for your contractor to attend to the furnace and the fuse, you may turn off the switch for the furnace first. Aside from that, you may disconnect the fuse that directly connects to the furnace. For this job, your […]

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Chemical Drain Cleaners, Electrons And More.

Category: Drain Cleaning


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The ABCs of Garbage Disposal Repair

Category: Plumbing


Garbage disposals offer Boston homeowners and renters alike the convenience of ridding themselves of unwanted items quickly and easily. It’s a simple fix for various types of waste and a staple in most every Boston home. But what happens if this handy device breaks down? In this article we will outline some simple plumbing tips and techniques to help you potentially fix your garbage disposal before deciding whether to call in your professional Boston plumber. 1. Keep Your Hands Out of the Drain Fixing a broken disposal is not worth losing a hand over. Keep in mind that there is a motor and a blade underneath the drain which can cause serious injury if you’re not careful. Be sure to unplug all parts prior to attempting any sort of repair. 2. Tighten All Connections Check for leaks by running water through the removal and tighten any connections where leaks are apparent. You may also try taking the entire unit apart and replacing the seal. If the leak persists, you should replace the drain gasket. If all of these methods fail, it’s time to take the unit in for servicing. 3. Check Breakers As the garbage disposal is an electrical device, it has been known to trip circuit breakers in some instances. Thus, it’s a good idea to check and see […]

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Noah Can’t Help You With This One

Category: Drain Cleaning


The laundry room, which can be located in such areas as the basement, the main floor of your Boston home, or even up in the attic, can be a place where a flood can occur. When a laundry room flood occurs, the damage can be extensive and expensive. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to prevent flooding of your laundry room. To determine if you have a plumbing issue that could result in a laundry room flood, check to see if the floors and walls around the laundry room sink are damp. Check the joints in the pipe connections to see if they are loose. If they are, you can tighten them yourself. Also, check to see if there are tiny holes or cracks in a pipe. If there is a small hole that can cause a leak, you can wrap the pipe in rubber hose and attach clamps at the top, bottom, and at the source of the leak. There is also plumber’s epoxy you can purchase which is effective at sealing small holes and cracks causing leaks. Clogs are another cause of a laundry room flood as they can cause the floor drain line or sink drain line to backup. Causes of a clog can include: hair, soap, and lint which can accumulate in […]

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The Great TP Debate Continues…

Category: Drain Cleaning


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First-Aid Kit, Sewing Kit …Toilet Repair Kit?

Category: Plumbing


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Pink Sink? Rust-Stained Clothes? Iron Out the Problem



Did you know that iron is not dangerous to your health? However, I am sure you are tired of the effects of this mineral and desperately want to remove iron from water that supplies your Boston home. Are you tired of those nasty red stains in your sink and toilet? Does the thought of doing a laundry load of whites make you cringe because you know you’ll never see them white again? Iron in your water is a problem for many people especially those who live in rural areas dealing with well water. First of all let’s talk about the myth that you need iron in your water for your body’s sake. This is not the same iron you get in food or in vitamin pills. This is insoluble iron and cannot be assimilated correctly into your bodies. This iron just causes problems. It clogs your pipes. It ruins your laundry, and it makes rings around your pretty white porcelain sinks, toilets and appliances. This article will briefly explain what type of water purifier filter you will need depending on the type of iron you have your water supply and where the contamination is coming from. Choosing the best iron filter is very important for the efficiency of the system. The wrong type of filter along with being installed in […]

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3 Gallon Shower. 30 Gallon Load of Laundry. ?? Gallon Water Heater

Category: Water Heaters


Whether you are buying a water heater for the first time, or replacing an old hot water heater, there are some factors that you definitely should keep in mind when shopping, such as: How much room do you have in the space where you will be installing the water heater? You want to make sure that you don’t buy a water heater that is too large to fit in the space you have available. So, it would be good to measure the space available and bring these measurements with you when you are shopping for the new water heater. Does your water heater need to be electric, gas, or propane? You can choose between an electric water heater or a gas water heater and they are not interchangeable. So, be sure the unit you buy is designed to work with your energy source. Choose a water heater that is Energy Efficient. A very high percentage of a  Boston household’s energy costs go toward heating the family’s hot water. The average family uses an amazing amount of hot water. Twenty five percent or more of a family’s energy expenses come from just the cost of running the hot water heater. Therefore, when you are selecting which hot water heater to buy, it makes a lot of sense to buy the most […]

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