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PEX and the Home Inspection

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 [...]

The Muccia Plumbing AC tune up

How Muccia Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning does a Tune-Up aka air conditioning Start-Up: For Muccia Plumbing, it's that time of the year. Or should I say that OTHER time of the year? Living and working in the NorthEast, we truly pay attention to two seasons - winter, when we need to make sure our heating system is working as designed. And summer, when brutally hot and humid days and nights can make living in New Jersey and the tri-state area clearly painful. This edition of Mike's Tips, we focus on what we, as trained air conditioning techs, do to ensure that [...]

Mike’s Tip: Time to Get Your A/C Ready

Every year we get the same calls from people who turned on the heating system, and nothing was hot. Only in May, it's "I turned my air conditioning, and it's not blowing or it's blowing hot air or it's very low on pressure". Getting a pro to start up your air conditioning and heating system at the beginning of every heating and cooling season avoids problems. This past winter has been especially tough on outdoor equipment. These ultra-low negative temperature spikes, along with the extended times below freezing, can affect your home air conditioning system’s Spring startup. But with a few [...]

Muccia Plumbing: When You REALLY Need a Plumber

The One Tool Homeowner There are all sorts of plumbing problems facing homeowners, business owners, and condo/townhouse owners. Because of the technology continually built into plumbing, water, and heater and/or cooling controlling devices, these problems can become far more of a project than in the past.  While it's likely that a simple clog can be dealt with fairly quickly using a plunger which we highly recommend as your very #1 plumbing tool. From there, one pair of channel lock pliers won't really fix too many of today's issues, though it can help tighten a supply valve. And to go a step further, [...]

NJ Licensed Plumbers: It Really Matters

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 [...]

Gentle but Important Reminder: Smoke Alarm Battery

Whether your smoke and/or CO2 alarm in wired-in or freestanding, they both have one thing in common - A BATTERY. You can make this Valentine's Day present to your significant other, your folks, your kids, or even YOURSELF! Just because it beeps when you press it does not mean it's providing safety throughout your home. So just before you turn the lights down low, slip into a more comfortable outfit and open the Champagne, do one thing first. Get either you or your "signifcant-other"  up on a ladder and replace the battery (DO NOT BUY CHEAP OR OLD BATTERIES) Hang [...]

February 23rd, 2018|Keeping Safe, Safety|

Plumbing 101 Tutorial: PEX vs Copper

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 [...]

February 19th, 2018|Plumbing 101|

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 Plumbing Tips: Christmas Edition

Seasons Greetings! If you read Mike's Tips for Thanksgiving, many still apply for Christmas (and New Year's Eve too!). Here's some more details to help you avoid a problem during the dinners and parties you host and attend. We've divided them into Bathroom Goals and Kitchen Goals The Bathroom Goals Goal number 1 in the bathroom(s) is to eliminate anything that might accidentally fall in to the toilet bowl. Likewise, child-age guests, wanting to see holiday knick-knacks flushed out to sea, should be hindered by putting anything tempting up high and away. Goal number 2 is what one of my friends call "TP Mittens". This [...]

December 23rd, 2017|Keeping Safe, Safety|
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