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Check out our blog! You can find several helpful tips, informational guides, news stories, recent posts, and more on everything drainage. Contact Muccia in New Jersey for plumbing and HVAC services and help with your home or office systems.
21 10, 2022

How to Use a Plunger

October 21st, 2022|Drainage|

Using a plunger is very convenient and can help if you're having trouble with your drain. But before you go out and buy one, it's essential to know how to use it properly. There are a few basic rules you should keep in mind. Sizes of plunger cups There are several different sizes of plunger cups. Regardless of the size of your sink, you'll need to find one that fits your sink's opening. Plunger cups are usually a two-piece design with the inner portion fitting inside the outer cylinder. These cups are great for extracting thick and sticky ingredients. Plungers [...]

26 07, 2022

What To Do If I Have A Blocked Drain?

July 26th, 2022|Blog, Drainage|

If you have a blocked drain, you should first try to identify the source of the blockage. This can be anything from food scraps and grease to hair and soap scum. Once you know what's causing the blockage, you can take steps to remove it. If the blockage is minor, you may be able to clear it yourself using a plunger or a plumber's snake. However, if the blockage is more severe, you'll need to call a professional plumbing company. They will have the tools and skills necessary to quickly and safely clear your drain. In the meantime, avoid using [...]

2 10, 2019

The Sump Pump Explained

October 2nd, 2019|Drainage, French Drains, Keeping Safe, Safety, Sump Pump|

As we enter the Fall season in NJ, storms and heavy rains have become the norm. For those homes with French Drains installed, functioning sump pump(s) can mean the difference between a warm, dry and cozy basement, and a potential flood-destroying carpets, and ruined electronics left on the floor of a finished basement.

12 09, 2019

Avoiding Toilet Clogs

September 12th, 2019|Drainage, How To, Toilet Clog|

Is there anything worse than a clogged toilet? If you have a toilet that frequently gets clogged, Muccia Plumbing can help you resolve any plumbing, heating, drainage, cooling or ventilation.

13 03, 2018

NJ Licensed Plumbers: It Really Matters

March 13th, 2018|Drainage, Hot Water Heater, Keeping Safe, Plumbing 101, Water Leaks, When You Really Need a Plumber|

Everyone, depending on age and education, can feel confident doing handyman jobs around their home, condo, or business. One example is dealing with a slow or clogged drain. Most (both male and female) homeowners will take a quick drive to the local home improvement center, and look for something stronger than what is sold in the local grocery store next to bleach and dish detergent. However, when it comes to drains and sewage plumbing, while there are many small things that a regular handyman can do on his or her own, small issues can turn into big problems. And a [...]

3 08, 2017

Causes of Clogged Drains That Don’t Drain

August 3rd, 2017|Drainage, Safety|

Whether you’ve taken a shower and your ankles are underwater, or your kitchen or bathroom sink takes forever to drain, here’s what's causing the clog and some tips on what to do today if your drains running slow or not at all. Soap: The Silent Drain Clogger When it comes to bathroom drains and basins, the typical cause is a combination of soap and hair. Whether it’s gel-based shaving cream, liquid soap for washing hands or shampoo in the tub, they all have the same thing in common – they are sticky. Whether your drains are metal or plastic or [...]

1 06, 2017

Your Neglected Sump Pump

June 1st, 2017|Drainage, French Drains|

One of the most overlooked components in residences today is below ground level and works well – until it doesn’t. I am speaking of the almighty sump pump. But first a history lesson: French drains, as they are frequently called have very little to do with the country in their name. In fact, French drains are an American invention. They were popularized by Henry Flag French (1813-1885) who was born and raised in Concord, MA. They were developed to respond to the homes built in the late 1700s and 1800s before foundations constructed out of reinforced concrete. The results were [...]

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