Mallick Plumbing & Heating Blog : Archive for April, 2018

Those Too-Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

kitchen-interior-with-islandThe kitchen contains an enormous amount of plumbing fixtures and they undergo a huge amount of work during the year, and especially during holiday seasons and other times when big meals are being prepared. When a plumbing problem starts in kitchen, it’s a serious issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. And even if the problem seems minor, it will need to have a professional plumber address it.

Below, we’re going to look at the kitchen plumbing issues that happen the most often. The types that we’re used to dealing with. Although there are some simple repairs you can do on your own, we don’t recommend grabbing a set of tools and trying to go DIY on the problem. A professional can get the job done right the first time, and get it done fast.

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Proper Sizing for the Best Water Heater

Monday, April 9th, 2018

tank-water-heaterHere’s a question consumers often ask when it comes to purchasing a new residential water heater: how large a system is necessary? People want to be sure they have a water heater that will regularly meet their daily requirements, but they don’t want to spend more than necessary on a water heater that’s too large and may end up wasting energy.

It’s a balancing act to find the ideal size water heater for your specific circumstances. The easiest way to do it is to let the professionals handle the job. You must have professionals to install the system—it’s way too large and complex a task for either amateurs or as DIY project—so it’s best to have them with you from the start to select the type of size of water heater that’s ideal for you.

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YouTube Videos Won’t Make You into a Plumber

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
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Pictured: Not Learning to Be a Plumber

YouTube has brought some wonderful things into our lives, such as a wide array of opinions on almost any topic. And cute animal videos. Lots and lots of cute animal videos.

One of the downsides of YouTube, however, is that instructional videos have led many homeowners to believe they only have to watch five minutes of a professional performing a task, and presto! they become professionals as well! This can be extremely damaging when it comes to something like plumbing for a house. A YouTube video may help explain how your plumbing works, or show you a basic job like how to replace a washer in a faucet. But for almost anything else, simply watching a video doesn’t mean an amateur can then do the job.

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