Spring Plumbing Checklist

Spring Plumbing Checklist

Warmer weather is finally here! But with April showers come spring cleaning and home maintenance. Spring may have you thinking about HVAC maintenance, as it should, but don’t forget about the effect spring can have on your plumbing system! Take ...
Fighting Spring Allergies

Fighting Spring Allergies

Spring is a wonderful time of year. Birds are chirping; flowers are blooming. And while those flowers are beautiful, they also mean the air is FULL of pollen. If you don’t have a pollen allergy, consider yourself lucky. There are, however, many ...

Remove Debris

Keep your outdoor condensing unit free of debris. If you keep grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery and debris away from your outdoor unit, it should only require minimal care. Check the base pan (under the unit) occasionally and remove debris to ...

Water Moisture in the Home

Make sure that vents (with a ventilating fan) are installed in your kitchen and baths. These rooms can produce a lot of moisture. Ventilating fans are great but will be of no use if they are not turned on! So make sure that you use them! Have a ...

Check Filter

Check the air filter in your furnace or fan coil each month. A dirty filter will cause excessive wear on your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump. Replace your filter when necessary, or clean it if you have the reusable type. (If you have a ...

Scalding Tap Water

Thousands of people are scalded by tap water every year. The Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association recommends that the full-on hot water temperature at the faucet be set between 120° and 125° F. Have a question for one of our ...

Showerheads

Weak or changing water pressure usually points to a mineral buildup in the showerhead. Clean the outlet holes with a pin or unscrew the faceplate and soak it overnight in vinegar. Scrub it clean before replacing it on the showerhead. Have a ...

Preventing Kitchen Drain Clogs

A clogged drain can be so frustrating; and, of course, it happens more often than we care to think about! Usually, kitchen sink drains clog because of a build-up of grease. The grease traps food particles, which eventually clogs the drain. Now ...

Clean Air Cleaner

The pre-filter and collection cells of an electronic air cleaner should be cleaned at least two or three times per year. Have a question for one of our experts?  Ask us today!

Winterize a Vacant Home

Preparing your plumbing for the winter is a wise alternative to frozen pipes. Turn off the water to your home using the main shut-off valve by contacting the water company. Open all faucets, both indoors and outside, starting with the upstairs ...

Inspect Ventilation

Inspect your furnace’s combustion area and vent system before each heating season. If you find dirt, soot or rust, your system may not operate properly or at its peak efficiency. Call A.J. Perri and do not operate your furnace until it is ...

Roots

Roots can be a big problem. They can grow into the joints of the pipes. A little “root-x” flushed down the toilet can reduce the growth of roots in your pipes. It needs to sit in the pipes overnight, so do it before bed. Have a ...