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Boiler Replacement – Signs It’s Time For A New Boiler

Get A Second Opinion So you have an old boiler and the oil or gas company has told you to start thinking about replacing it. In a worst case scenario, the fuel company may have deemed your boiler dangerous and shut it down! It’s a situation nobody wants to face during...

Frozen Pipes Emergency Procedures

Preparing for An Emergency The pipes in any unheated part of your home or business are at risk for freezing in cold weather (i.e. attics, crawlspaces, wall voids). If you have lines that are prone to freezing make sure you have valves installed on those lines so you...

Home Heating Efficiency Upgrade – Boilers & Water Heaters

Significant Monthly Savings. The new high efficiency boilers and water heaters are beginning to find their way into many homes today. If you have one of these systems, (and there are many manufactures who make this type) you know how amazing the they are by the...

Home Heating System Winter Ready?

I know it’s only October and the leaves have not begun to even turn yet, but now is the time to get that boiler ready for the hard work that lies ahead for it this winter. Avoid A Plugged Oil Boiler. If you have an oil boiler you have to have it cleaned! Many ignore...

How to Fix a Leaky Toilet

Toilets, Faucets and Drips “Oh My” What do you do about that dripping faucet and running toilet? Options: Fix it or replace it? That’s the real question isn’t it? What’s the problem with a continuously running toilet? Let’s address the toilet issue. If it’s running...

Plumbing Services for Proactive Smart Homeowners

Plumbing Services Done Twice Yearly Help Prevent Disasters Plumbing services? That’s often not a high priority until something breaks down. Then you’ve got an emergency on your hands, potential damage and a costly repair job. The good news is that this bad scenario...

Prevent Frozen Pipes: What Can You Do?

Prevent Frozen Pipes: It’s that time of year! Well it’s winter again in beautiful Connecticut, whether you live by the water or inland we all have to deal with the possibilities of “frozen pipes”. Let’s explore some preventative measures that could save you from this...

Plumbing DIY Gone Bad

Don’t do it yourself – unless you are confident. Here are a few links to plumbing D.Y.I.’s gone bad. Enjoy! http://www.elocalplumbers.com/blog/diy-shower-valve-replacement-wrong-526 http://www.picifix.com/diy/ag21409.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7aVdZLkO2s...

Green Plumbing That’s Gold

Green this green that. Deciphering what’s green hype vs. real green can make the difference between time and money wasting to “real gold” –invaluable information that’s practical, saving time & money of course, but also the environment. At The Plumbing Artisans we are...

Bathroom Remodeling – Why?

It’s the single most important room to start and end your day on a high note. When you’re in this room you look at yourself in the morning for the first time, and at the end of the day, you look at yourself for the last time. Improving the look, atmosphere and...