My kitchen faucet sprays out the sides and the flow is less than normal.  Do I need a new faucet?

This is a very common complaint, and one that may not require a call to the plumber. While there may be more than one reason the faucet is operating poorly, the most probable cause is sand, calcium or other build-up in the aerator. Simply ...

Should I be concerned if my toilet is leaking?

Absolutely.  Not only is it annoying to listen to, but it’s also a waste of water and money.  Leaky toilets can add up in your water bills.  According to a Penn State Article, “10 Easy Ways You Can Conserve ...

What kind of maintenance can be done manually?

With the proper maintenance and care, your Carrier equipment will operate economically and dependably. Though the professionals at A.J. Perri are there to help with your heating and air conditioning unit, there are a few simple, routine ...

What are some indicators that I may have a plumbing leak?

Water leaks around the house are often underestimated in their potential to cause serious damage. A trap that’s not tight, a toilet seal that’s lost its grip, or even a water line with a tiny drip too hard to see or hear, but every ...

Why should you not use Liquid Plumber on a clogged toilet?

First of all, it’s best not to use any toxic chemicals in your plumbing system. Second, your toilet has big wax ring that seals it to the drain pipe. Liquid Plumber will eat away at that wax ring. Then, every time you flush about half the water ...

Why should I replace my existing heating or air conditioning system?

If your system is old and inefficient, or the repairs are starting to increase in cost and frequency, you’ll probably want to consider replacement.  Today systems are as much as 60% more efficient than those systems manufactured as little ...

I hear a rumbling sound coming from the water heater. What could cause this?

Rumbling sounds coming from a water heater are an indication that sediment has built up on the bottom of the water heater. What you are hearing is water that is trapped in the sediment and is boiling. This is an indication that the water heater ...

I think I have a leaky toilet. How do I know if it leaks and what should I do?

Toilet leaks occur in two ways and are often very difficult to detect. First, the most common toilet leak and often hardest to detect is caused by a deteriorated or defected flush valve (flapper) or “tank” ball at the bottom of the toilet tank ...

What are some great low-cost and no-cost ways homeowners can reduce energy costs?

First, replace your heating and cooling system’s air filters on a regular basis. This helps your system run more efficiently. Second, wrap your water heater in an insulation blanket. Third, install low-flow shower heads and water restrictors on ...

What Causes the White Residue on my Dishes?

Having water spots on dishes is a common problem. Your dishwasher is most likely doing all that it can, but the problem isn’t the appliance. The problem is the water. Water spots are created from droplets of water that remain on the ...

Our home is so dry and uncomfortable in the winter.  Is there anything we can do?

Our customers’ overall safety and comfort in their home is always our top priority. The #1 reason why people get colds and flu in the winter is due to the lack of humidity in the air. When the temperature drops in the fall and winter it is ...

Why should homeowners schedule annual maintenance inspection on their heating and cooling systems?

One of the reasons to have annual maintenance inspections for your heating and cooling system is to ensure that it is performing at maximum efficiency, which directly affects your monthly utility bills. You also want to make sure your equipment ...