Can I save money by closing off HVAC vents in rooms I don’t use a lot?
The practice of closing off vents in parts of your home that aren’t being used in order to save money dates back to when homes were heated from a central location, like a fireplace. Back then it worked. Today, homes are equipped with central heating and air conditioning systems which are meant to work at…Read More
Why does the water in my toilet tank keep overflowing?
Oh no! Your toilet is overflowing, and you need to stop it as quickly as possible. Here are some potential solutions to your running commode. It’s clogged! The most common reasons for toilets overflowing is the water not being able to move due to blockage. You can generally fix this by using a plunger unless…Read More
What Causes the White Substance on My Faucet? What Can I Do About It?
Mineral deposits cause this unsightly buildup. To remove them, pour a cup of vinegar into a plastic bag. Place the bag over the showerhead or faucets and hold it in place with a twist tie overnight. In the morning, remove the bag and gently scrub off the deposits with an old toothbrush.Read More
Should I be concerned about carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide, also known as the silent killer, can pose a serious threat in some instances and is yet another reason to have your furnace and water heater inspected by A.J. Perri. A carbon monoxide detector is a wise investment. A.J. Perri offers a high quality carbon monoxide detector that has a 5-year warranty.Read More
My water bill is unusually high; what should I do?
This is a plumbing question that needs to be addressed quickly. The most likely explanation for a high water bill is a leak somewhere within your home's water system. Look carefully at all faucets for leaks and check toilets to see if they are running even when not in use. Check all appliances for leaks,…Read More
What are Some Easy Ways to Lower My Water Bill?
We’re all looking for ways to conserve resources in an effort to save money. One of the easiest ways to do this is cut back on water use. There are a few simple things you can do around your home. Aerators on sink faucets are a great first step, as well as low flow showerheads.…Read More
2009 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Tinton Falls, NJ, May 25, 2010 – A.J. Perri has been awarded the prestigious 2009 Angie’s List Super Service Award! This award reflects a company’s consistently high level of customer service. “We are especially honored by this award because our customers nominated us. Knowing we are so highly regarded is a reward in itself,” said…Read More
How do I get my toilet tank to stop overflowing?
Probably the fill valve in the tank has a leak in it. If the fill valve is old, you should replace it. Sometimes the shaft or wire that is used to set the level corrodes off. If the shaft or wire seems to be your problem then by replacing this you should fix your problem.…Read More
Why does my toilet keep flushing by itself?
The most common cause of toilet which continuously flushes is a flush valve seal malfunction. The flush valve needs to seal completely after each flush to keep water from leaking. When this seal fails, the toilet tank leaks water into the bowl continuously. This continuous flow of water triggers the fill sensors which then flush…Read More
What can cause drain problems?
Most drains use a system called a “trap”. A trap is a piece of pipe that comes apart just below the drain point on your sink. It’s located at a low point in the system so that when you wash heavy items down the drain they often collect there. In a kitchen sink this is…Read More