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Unclog a Bathroom Bathtub Drain

 Delta tub drain which is one of the most popular drains that our plumbers install. If you have an older home you might need to use a different method to remove the pop up drain assembly. One of the best recommendations that we can make to prevent clogs in your drain is to install a hair catcher to sit on top of your bathtub drain. This will prevent minor blockages in the bathtub p-trap and could also reduce the risk of a major blockage in your main sewer.
 
 
J Downs Plumbing is a licensed Plumbing contractor. We specialize in residential plumbing service and repair including water heaters, new service, and drain cleaning. If you have a plumbing issue please call for fast and friendly service.We are always willing to help out with any plumbing repair that can be handled without having to have one of our plumbers out to your home. Removing the clog from a bathtub drain is one of the most common and easiest repairs that J Downs Plumbing runs into.
 
 
        Services provided include:
  • Pipe Installation, Repair & Services
  • Water service repaired or installed
  • Sewer Inspection & Cleaning
  • Water and sewer dig ups
  • Water lines 
  • Sewer Pipe Repair
  • Sewer lines 
  • Drain Cleaning & Repairs
  • Drains
  • Clogs 
  • Sump Pump Installation & Repairs
  • Hot water heater Installation & Repairs
  • hot water heater pans 
  • Heater or boiler service and repair
  • Hot water or Steam boilers, repair or replaced
  • Basements pumped out and water clean up
  • Heater Certifications
  • Chimney Certifications 
  • tubs, toilets and sinks                
  • Hose connections
  • Washer - Dryer
  • Laundry tubs
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen sinks
  • Chimney Cleaning
  • Chimney Liners
  • Gas lines & air test
  • condensate pumps
  • sewage ejector pumps
  • furnaces                                           Two locations
  • And much More              Browns mills nj plumber - Trenton NJ plumber
 
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Save More Water and Energy in the Winter

As the heating season approaches savvy homeowners begin cooking up their schemes to roll back energy costs this winter. What many homeowners do not give much consideration to – often until a problem arises – is the conservation of water throughout the winter. Both are important, if for different reasons. J. Downs Plumbing has some information to share with you about how you can improve both your energy efficiency and water conservation this winter. Cut down on the amount of resources you use and watch the saving begin to add up this heating season.
Some of the most effective ways to save energy during the winter months are also the simplest. Did you know that you can reverse the rotation of your ceiling fans? Flip a switch on the fixture and keep them going clockwise. This is generally the winter setting and it forces heated air back down to the living space from the ceiling. You can also buy shrink-wrap and weather-stripping to winterize your doors and windows. Keeping the heat inside your home is one of the most basic ways to reduce heating costs during the winter. Of course the best way you can keep your home heating system as efficiently as possible is to schedule regular, professional maintenance. When your heating system is operating effectively, efficiency soon follows.
Saving water during the winter is a bit different. Some water saving methods are automatic in the winter, such as cutting down on the water you use to maintain your lawn. This is much more of a spring or summertime concern. One thing people tend to do in the winter is spend more time in a nice, hot shower. It may be a nice respite when you get back from the cold outdoors, but remember that you are paying for that water just like always. The biggest water waste concern in the winter is the freezing of your pipes. Make sure that they are properly insulated and, if you are going away, be sure to drain them to prevent bursting. A burst pipe, as you can imagine, is a pretty serious way to waste water.
For more information about cutting costs and increasing water and energy efficiency in Olympia, WA this winter contact J. Downs Plumbing. Let us help you improve your comfort while retaining more of your budget. Schedule service

Factors To Consider While Hiring A Plumbing Contractor

 
 
 
              Factors To Consider While Hiring A Plumbing Contractor
 
 
If you have a “home sweet home”, you know that things can go wrong any moment and so it’s very important to be prepared. When it comes to plumbing problems, leave the job in the hands of the professionals.
 
Homeowners usually experienced plumbing problems very often, specifically people who live in small apartments and old residential buildings.
 
Though, if it’s small leakage in your tap or perhaps you want to replace the old tap with a new one, one can do it on their own but when it’s a complex plumbing issue or installation of a boiling system or sanitary ware, it’s advisable to hire a professional plumbing contractor for the task.
 
So, if you are looking for a plumbing professional to get your work done properly, you must consider certain factors in order to make sure that you have hired the very best person for the job.
 
Budget
 
Are they charging too much? You might sometimes plumbers who charge a huge amount for the services and it is obviously a surprising fact for you. Indeed, a shocking fact. So, no need to be confused and get free estimates from plumber in Aldersho and hire the one who offer the best services within your budget.
 
But, don’t hire a plumber on the basis of budget, because non-professional plumbers or plumbing contractors who are new in business offer the services at low rates. However, you will later regret for hiring them because most of them are very unprofessional and cannot assure you with quality work
 
 Experience 
 
Always hire experienced professionals who have worked on both the domestic and commercial plumbing projects rather than someone who is new in the industry or less work experience. Because, these new professionals don’t have any experience and still in the learning stage and so you can hire them but only at your own risk and cost.
 
Be it for central heating installation or Boiler repair in Browns Mills , always go for Plumber in Browns Mills who are licensed and have huge years of work experience in the industry.
 
Hopefully, with all the important tips in mind, you can now make the right choice for your plumbing problem.
            
                   Factors To Consider While Hiring A Plumbing Contractor
 
 
 
 

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Be Prepared for Winter Plumbing Problems

Be Prepared for Winter Plumbing Problems

Plumbing problems can occur at any time, but during the winter months you’re more apt to experience ice cold showers, leakage, freezing pipes and flooding. One of the most severe problems that occurs this time of year is frozen or burst pipes, often with devastating results, e.g. flooding inside your home. Be prepared for the emergencies with these helpful tips.
Below are some tips to help reduce the chances of frozen or burst pipes:
  • Insulate your plumbing pipes against freezing.
  • Keep the doors inside your home open. This helps heat circulate through your entire home.
  • If temperatures are expected to drop overnight, let the warm water drip, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall. Even a trickle of hot and cold water can prevent your pipes from freezing.
  • Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.
  • If you’re going out of town during the cold winter months, before you leave set the thermostat in your home no lower than 55F (12C) and ask a friend or neighbor to check your house daily to make sure it’s warm enough to prevent freezing.
Here are some tips for dealing with plumbing emergencies:
  • If you have a frozen pipe, turn off the main water supply by using the stop valve. This valve is usually located under the kitchen sink or in your basement at the water meter. Make sure to protect everything around the frozen pipe to avoid damage if it bursts. In this situation you need to thaw the pipe. First, open the tap nearest the part of the pipe you think is frozen. You’ll want to get water to flow through once it’s melted. Using a hair dryer, carefully thaw the ice in the pipe starting at the end closest to the tap. DO NOT use a heat gun or blowtorch.
  • FACT: When water freezes in a pipe it expands and can exert pressure over 2,000 pounds per square inch, enough pressure to rupture most any pipe filled with water, providing no place for the ice to expand.
  • A burst pipe can definitely be classified as an emergency, having the potential to cause serious damage to your home’s structure and electrical wiring. Keep the emergency number of a trusted plumber handy. When an emergency occurs you don’t have time to start searching for a plumber. (HINT: Check ahead of time about pricing, some plumbers may charge high hourly rates for emergency services.)
  • When dealing with a burst pipe, turn off the water supply at the main valve. This may be located under the kitchen sink or in your basement at the water meter. Next, drain the system by turning on all your cold taps and flushing your toilets. Get a plumber out to your house as soon as possible to fix the damage.
  • Remember plumbing problems can happen at any time but by being prepared you can prevent further damage to your home and save yourself an even bigger headache.
 

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drain cleaning

As a homeowner, you know how important it is to keep the drains clean and free of debris.
However, drain cleaning is not always as easy to do as one might think. And, liquid drain cleaners have proven to be very ineffective.
Over the years, substances we pour down the drain eventually stick to the sides, and the drain becomes smaller.
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Grease and oil should never be poured into a drain. They are the main culprits of drain clogs. Outside drains can also become clogged by tree roots.
As strange as this might sound, it’s not a rare occurrence. Tree roots can grow into the outside sewer pipes.
A professional plumber can best determine the cause and best solution of a drain clog…whether inside or outside.
If tree roots are causing the blockage, an electric snake unit will be needed to clear the roots and restore drainage to your home. Cleaning out the pipes with a snake may need to be performed on an annual basis, depending on what type of use your drains receive.
Inside, professional plumbers clean all types of drains including toilets, tub and shower drains, and floor drains. They have the tools and supplies needed to quickly, safely and effectively unclog the drains.
So if you have a stubborn clog that will not drain, you are probably best served to contact an experienced, local plumber

Sump pumps

One of the most frustrating things about a leaking toilet is that it’s very difficult to find the source of the leak.
 
It could be condensation problems, a loose toilet, a rotting donut or a pipe leaking somewhere.
It might be something simple or it could be something that requires special tools to fix.
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If not repaired, leaking toilets can cause major damage.
Watch for water on the bathroom floor. If you have an upstairs bathroom and the toilet is leaking, you might see some signs in a lower ceiling.
The best course of action is to call a professional plumber at the first sign of a leaking toilet. Sometimes a leaking toilet is the result of a loose toilet. The solution isn’t just tightening the toilet. In most cases, a new donut is needed.
If the floor is rotten, new flooring around the toilet will be needed before the donut is replaced.

Leaky Bathroom Faucet?

                               Leaky Bathroom Faucet?
 
 
                  Here's How to Repair a Bathroom Faucet!
 
 leaky bathroom faucet is more than just a nuisance. Even if the leak is only a single drop of water every second can result in the loss of 50 gallons of water per week. The cost of that water makes it much cheaper and environmentally responsible to fix the leak as soon as possible.

There are various reasons for a leak in a bathroom faucet. In compression faucets, the washers may wear out and in the other washerless types of faucets the O-ring or stem may become defective. The repair for any type of faucet relies on replacing the faulty part.

Worn Out Washers
Compression type faucets rely on the compression of a rubber washer to keep the water from passing the turnoff and exiting the spot. Replacing the washer is relatively easy but requires a little strength and the proper tools.
 
To Replace a Washer:
  • Using the valves underneath the sink, turn off the water to the faucet. 
  • Close the drain and place a cloth in the sink. (This is simply to catch any parts that you may drop.) 
  • Using a screwdriver, pry out the decorative cap on the top of the faucet handle and undo the screw underneath. 
  • Then, using a wrench, gently unscrew the packing nut that holds the stem in place. 
  • Next, unscrew the stem. 
  • On the bottom of the stem, you will probably see a torn or otherwise damaged rubber washer. It must be replaced with a washer identical in size and width. 
  • Replace the parts in reverse order and the leak should be fixed. Be sure to only gently tighten the parts as excessive tension is not necessary and could break something else. 
 
 

Toilet Flapper

Replacing the Flapper
 
Replacing the flapper is generally an easy fix and may be replaced when you experience a leaky toilet. Like in part one, be sure that the incoming water supply to the toilet tank is turned off. Remove the tank lid and as stated in part one and put it in a safe place. Hold down the tank lever and let the water exit the tank. At this point, you may wish to use a pair of disposable gloves to protect your hands. Generally, the flapper will have a film covering it from being exposed to the chlorine in the water. The film will stain your hands as well as your clothing!
Next, remove the chain from the tank lever and remove the flapper. There are a variety of types and styles of flappers available. You’ll need to take your existing flapper with your to your local hardware, plumbing supply, or home improvement center. In most cases, they should be able to provide either an exact, or an adequate replacement.
When you get back home, simply connect the flapper back into place and connect the chain and you are done!
 
Replacing the Fill Valve:
 
The replacement of the toilet’s fill valve is generally an easy task. The first step in the process is to secure the incoming water to the toilet tank. Once this is done, remove the tank lid, and put it in a safe place. Tank lids vary by manufacture and can prove to be costly when they are broken! Now, hold the tank lever down and open the flapper letting as much water exit the tank as possible.
Once the toilet tank has drained, remove the excess water with a sponge or shop-vac until the tank is dry. Next, remove the supply line from the fill valve. After the supply line is removed, remove the shank nut from the fill valve. Now you should be able to remove the fill valve from the tank.
There are a variety of different fill valves available. As a rule of thumb, take the fill valve you are replacing with you to your local hardware or home improvement center. An assistant should be able to provide you with an adequate replacement.