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Plumbing 101

Check out our blog! You can find several helpful tips, informational guides, news stories, recent posts, and more on everything plumbing 101. Contact Muccia in New Jersey for plumbing and HVAC services and help with your home or office systems.
19 10, 2022

Home Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

October 19th, 2022|Plumbing 101|

Home plumbing maintenance checklists can help you keep your plumbing in good condition. You can check for leaks and other damages, inspect drains and pipes, and even insulate pipes if they are in areas where they are not heated. This preventative care can help you prevent costly plumbing problems before they occur. Inspection of drains Checking your drains is a vital part of home plumbing maintenance. A slow or clogged drain may require hydro jetting or power rodding to restore proper flow. If you notice puddles or watermarks in your sink or shower, it's time to call a plumber. Also, [...]

12 10, 2022

What is a Sharkbite Fitting

October 12th, 2022|Plumbing 101|

A shark bite fitting is a type of mechanical coupling used to join two pieces of pipe together. It is a quick and easy way to make a connection without the need for soldering, clamps, or glue. Sharkbite fittings are made from brass or copper and consist of a male and female end. The male end has a small teeth-like device that bites into the pipe when the fitting is pushed on. The female end has a smooth inner surface that allows the pipe to slide in easily. Sharkbite fittings can be used with rigid and flexible pipes, including PVC, [...]

7 10, 2022

What Are the Primary Advantages of Pex Piping?

October 7th, 2022|Plumbing 101|

PEX plumbing is an excellent choice for your home for several reasons. PEX is a cross-linked polyethylene that is flexible and doesn't corrode. It's also faster to install than metal or plastic piping and has fewer connections. PEX is better and more cost-effective than copper pipes. When choosing pipe materials for your home, it's essential to pick the right type of pipe for your needs. What Exactly is PEX Piping? PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) piping installs much quicker than copper and costs less than half the price of it. It is also helpful for renovation because it is flexible. PEX has [...]

23 09, 2022

Commercial Plumbing Service

September 23rd, 2022|Blog, Plumbing 101|

As a large building manager, plumbing problems will likely cause you a great deal of inconvenience, stress, and expense. A clogged or burst pipe can lead to extensive damage, not to mention the intolerable smell. To avoid such disasters, it is essential to be proactive in your approach to plumbing maintenance. Not only do you have the same issues as the average homeowner, but you also have the added stress of loss of income, angry tenants, and irate customers. When faced with a plumbing disaster on a commercial scale, you need to call in the services of a commercial plumbing [...]

4 04, 2022

Searching For Gas Line Service And Fixes?

April 4th, 2022|Plumbing 101|

Looking For Gas Line Service And Fixes? Working with gas lines is not the best task for an unskilled property owner. Gas line service and repairs should be done only by a professional pipes and heating company in the area. Here are crucial things to look for when selecting the finest pipes service for gas line service and repair work. If you prepare to buy gas-fueled devices for your office or home, you must guarantee that you have appropriate gas lines ranging from the main supply pipe to your home or office. Natural gas is a fantastic resource to have [...]

20 09, 2020

When You Should Hire a Master Plumber

September 20th, 2020|Plumbing 101|

Two Obvious Cases That Only A Trained Plumber Should Handle Plumbing is one of the most common homeowner problems of all by a huge margin. It's because there are so many moving parts that can, and do, wear out in the faucets, valves, toilets, water heaters, and showers. Add to that, all of the problems with clogs in the toilets, kitchen sinks, laundry tubs, showers, and the mainline, and you've got plenty of things to worry about. Of course, the average homeowner should learn how to fix some things like faucet washers and O-rings, or unclog an occasional toilet but [...]

22 06, 2018

PEX and the Home Inspection

June 22nd, 2018|Home Inspection, HVAC, Plumbing 101, Water Leaks|

PEX - easier, cheaper, and more pliable than copper. But while generally assumed to be an adequate replacement for copper, during a home inspection it is imperative to know whether or not it is acceptable as a water supply piping material This creates a potential defect during the home inspection prior to a purchase. First, the very use of PEX may not be approved as acceptable to code. Will PEX alone be considered a code violation? Most likely not, as defects and code violations are not exactly the same. Depending on the town and the code on their books, it seems [...]

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 [...]

19 02, 2018

Plumbing 101 Tutorial: PEX vs Copper

February 19th, 2018|Plumbing 101|

This month, Mike puts on his teacher's hat and explains some of the technology and use of different plumbing products. Once upon a time, homes were built using brass, iron, lead, and copper for water, waste, steam or hot water heat, and washing/drying clothes. As recently as the 1980 and early 90s homes often used copper to get fresh water and waste-water to and from a home. Not so much anymore. Today, new homes primarily use PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and PEX (cross-linked polyethylene). Read on and learn about PEX and why it has replaced copper in most new homes and [...]

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