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Muccia Plumbing Explains Water Heater Replacement

We often bring up water heater replacement in our online and Facebook posts. Some readers might assume it’s not just sound advice. Today we’re going to go a little deeper on why hot water heaters need to be replaced. Like any other home appliance, it can be a surprising hit to your budget. Just like your refrigerator, microwave or even your car, replacing the water heater will result in one less headache you can count on for several years. Consider that neglecting to replace your water heater before it fails ends up costing far more in repairs and operational costs. [...]

5 Easy New Year’s Plumbing Resolutions

The New Year is a positive time – we’re inspired with hope by the idea of a fresh start and what the year may bring.  So many of us resolve to save money or get our bodies in shape – but what about also getting your plumbing in shape this year? We’ve come up with 5 nifty plumbing-related resolutions that we think everyone should try over the course of the new year! We would like to encourage you throughout the new year to follow these and other plumbing maintenance resolutions you may come up with, for the benefit of yourself [...]

January 6th, 2018|How To|

Mike’s Post Holiday Tips: What’s Wrong with My Toilet?

Chances are if you had company over for the Christmas and/or Hanukkah holidays, all the toilets got more use than usual. Here are some of the typical problems discovered when guest bathrooms are frequently used. They can also apply to the main toilet too. As always, many of these COULD be done a fairly handy homeowner but don't be overwhelmed, Muccia Plumbing has your back. Give us a call at 201-343-1414 and let us handle it for you. Problem #1 -Water on the floor around the base of the toilet Underneath the toilet is a wax ring that seals the fitting [...]

December 26th, 2017|How To, Toilet Clog|

Mike’s Winter Weather Tips: Part 2

Last month, we focused on a list of simple tips for preparing your home or business for winter, as the colder months begin to approach. This month we’ll add some more ideas to help ensure your home is warm and toasty, with additional focus on things that keep your costs as close to zero as possible. So here we go: Ceiling Fans If you have ceiling fans in your home or business, you should set the rotation direction properly for the season. As you probably know, warm air rises, and cool air falls. So, it’s best to have your fans [...]

November 1st, 2017|How To|

Mike’s Winter Weather Tips

In this post, we go beyond our usual tips for heating, plumbing, cooling and ventilation. Instead, this winter weather blog is meant to give you ample time to make some changes before it gets REALLY cold. Let’s begin! It’s still comparatively warm outside during much of the fall. Keeping window shades and heavy drapes closed keeps that warm air inside. It collects throughout the house. Have you ever walked outside on a chilly day and thought “It’s warmer out here than inside”? Well, that’s because outside, you’re enjoying the remaining time that the sun and earth are still close enough [...]

October 11th, 2017|How To|

A Simple but Effective Bathroom Upgrade

Right now (if you are home of course), take a look in your bathroom. Specifically the bathtub and/or shower. Do you still have separate handles to turn on the hot and cold water, in order to regulate bath or shower water? Does it look something like the photo to the left? Chances are it may be an original bathtub/shower faucet set up probably done in the 1950s - give or take a decade. At one time, it was state of the art. Now it's old and prone to needing washers, seats and handle replacements. UGH! Imagine. No more drips ! The above [...]

September 26th, 2017|How To|

How To Find The Best Plumbers In New Jersey

If every person is honest with himself or herself, many will come clean about their handy-man or handy-woman skills. True, it can be personally satisfying to take on do-it-yourself tasks.  Eventually you have to find professional plumbers in New Jersey for a problem to be properly fixed. The only problem is, how do you choose the right one? You're looking for a service that won't just deliver on their promises, but also do it at a price you can afford. In other words, you want to find a balance between quality work and affordability. To help you choose the right plumbers in New Jersey, here are some things you [...]

Choosing the Right Plumber

This week, Mike’s Tips focuses on choosing a plumber, HVAC, air conditioning service or any type of service to keep you cool when it’s hot, hot when it’s cold, with fresh air, and water where you need it and not anywhere else. NOTE: In no way are these statements meant to disparage any business regardless of location, background, aggregator relationship, or any other tool one would use to find a plumbing services provider. Let’s start with the basics. In New Jersey, to legally perform residential or commercial plumbing of any kind, it is imperative to have a valid license. This [...]

How to Caulk like a Pro

Caulk can add a finishing touch, or look like a sloppy mess of blobs and gaps. In this edition of Mike’s Tips, we’ll share some ideas to help turn you into a caulking pro. Here’s Mike's Top Ten List to Caulk Like a Pro 1. Safety First - Because there are a many older homes in Bergen County, safety glasses are necessary because bits of old, hardened caulk can come loose and end up flying up at your face. Depending on the type of caulk you are using and other solvents for clean-up, open windows and doors for adequate ventilation. Work [...]

June 21st, 2017|How To|
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