FAQ Archives - A.J. Perri

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 ...

Why does the water in my toilet tank keep overflowing?

Most likely the fill valve in the tank has a leak in it, however, if you’ve recently replaced the fill valve it’s possible that it was set too high. If you have an old fill valve, that’s probably your best course of action. Sometimes the shaft ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Why does my toilet keep flushing by itself?

A toilet may flush itself when the Douglas valve seal becomes warped. When this seal is warped, the toilet tank continually leaks water into the bowl, triggering the fill sensors, indicating that the bowl is filled and needs to be flushed ...
What can cause drain problems?

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 ...

When replacing the outdoor unit, do I need to replace the indoor unit as well?

The answer is most likely yes, and here are the reasons why. First of all, all air conditioner and heat pump outdoor units are specifically designed to work with matched indoor units for optimum efficiency and performance. The result of this ...

What is a vent and what does it do?

Vents are the pipes (about 12” high) that stick out of your roof. Vents are necessary to vent sewer gasses outside of the home. You can think of a vent pipe like a straw. When you put your thumb over the end of a straw, you can pull ...