Bosch Tankless Water Heater

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have an endless supply of hot water? No need to wonder anymore! The Bosch Tankless Water Heater offers customers not only an endless supply of water but higher efficiency. According to research, customers who have purchased the Bosch Tankless Water heater have saved close to…

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Avoid Allergy Season

Improving Indoor Air Quality   As we continue trending towards Allergy Season, you can start to see that some of the annual symptoms may be coming back such as headaches, sore throat, itchy eyes, congestion etc. With the increasing pollen levels each day, your allergies are only expected to get worse.   Many people think…

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Sewer Line Backup

Have you noticed that your sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and/or your showers are draining slower than usual? Or maybe they are not draining at all. Chances are you have a blockage. It’s important to be aware of blockages because you can wind up spending thousands of dollars in repairs if you neglect the issue. Slow Draining–…

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Heat Trace

It’s been a very cold winter so far and it’s important to make sure that your pipes can withstand the cold. That’s why it is extremely important for Heat Tracing. Heat tracing is used to maintain the temperature of Pipes.  The electric heating is achieved by using a resistant element that runs alongside the piping. …

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Winter Weather Watch

Last week on Paul’s Pro Tips we discussed the importance of plumbing and heating tips before the winter. Well, the first big snow storm has hit NY and it was a big one! Hopefully your home’s heating unit was functioning properly yesterday and kept your family warm! If not, make sure that you get everything…

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Importance of a Backflow Preventer

A Backflow Preventer is extremely important because it eliminates the contamination and pollution that is affecting your water supply. It’s important to have your backflow preventer inspected yearly as well by P.A.C. to ensure that it’s functioning properly.  According to research, there are almost 10,000 reported case of backflow contamination each year and this could…

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Drain Cleaning

Have you ever actually had your drains cleaned? It’s very important to perform proper cleaning on all your drains to avoid any sort of drain related issues. There are a few signs that may indicate it’s time for a drain cleaning. Some of these are: Overflowing Toilets Water Backup in your Sinks. Toilets. A smell…

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Boiler Maintenance

That time of the year is approaching where the weather is starting to get colder, and it’s time to worry about your boiler! With regular maintenance, you can save yourself a ton of money and headache.  Boiler’s are very efficient and are known for their efficiency and reliability but only with the proper maintenance.  There…

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Gas Shutdowns!

Since 2015, the Department of Buildings has told the Gas Companies (National Grid and Con Edison) to hold stricter standards and procedures when inspecting homes.  Recently, we have had many customers call us because the gas company has shut them down due to gas piping not up to code or because of small gas leaks.…

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Back Water Valve Maintenance

Is your home protected by a backwater valve? Well if so then it’s important to maintain it properly to ensure its functioning correctly. This week on Paul’s Pro Tips will show you how to correctly maintain your back-water valve. Without the proper maintenance, your back-water valve can wind up being completely useless. You must maintain…

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Preventing Clogged Drains

A clogged drain is something that nobody wants to ever deal with. They become an annoying and expensive problem that can be easily avoidable. With some proper maintenance and routine checkups, you can prevent problems like this from occurring.  Here are some simple and helpful tips to prevent clogged drains from happening:   Clean them–…

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Sump Pump Replacement

Sump Pump maintenance is extremely important for a homeowner. A sump pump prevents flooding, and it removes any excess water from a storm. Many people tend to forget about maintaining their sump pump because it is located usually in the basement away from everything so many people don’t think it is a priority. Well, they…

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Low Water Pressure in your Home

Low water pressure is a common problem that can easily be fixed. First thing when determining low water pressure in your home is to find the cause of the problem. It can be coming from your kitchen, your bathroom, any faucets, outdoor hose etc. There are many causes of low water pressure in your home.…

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How to know the size of your HVAC unit?

The hotter it gets, the more A/C you’ll need. It’s important that you have the right Air Condition system for your home and make sure it’s the correct size! Many people don’t realize the importance of having the right size of your system but it’s imperative you pick the right size for you.  You must…

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How to go on vacation worry free!

It’s summer time, which for many means it’s time to sharpen the saw and take a vacation. Before leaving your home, you want to make sure everything is up to par so you can enjoy your vacation, worry free.  Especially, when it comes to the safety of your home. So, to help keep your mind…

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Importance of Split Ductless Systems

Ductless Mini Split Systems are not your typical HVAC unit. They are made up of one of more indoor air handlers and one outdoor condensers. These systems are built to deliver tempered air through air handlers which can be set up as different zones throughout your home. A split system consists of different components and…

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Best Setting for your A/C unit.

With the hot weather quickly approaching, it’s important to set your thermostat to the right temperature for many reasons. First off, every time you are lowering your thermostat, it will cost you. So, by setting the thermostat higher will help save you money on your energy and utility bill. The general setting that your thermostat…

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Indoor Air Quality

  Indoor Air Quality Indoor Air quality is very important when it comes to maintaining your household. There are many hazards of air pollutants that can have a major impact on the air you breathe. The good thing is there are ways to stop them.  Most air pollutants that we breathe in come mainly from…

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How to Maintain Your Water Heater

Maintenance on your water heater is very important for the lifespan and safety of your unit.  When you think of your water heater one would never think of the dangers that it could potentially possess if not inspected and maintained regularly.  Below are some steps for you to maintain and inspect your water heater for…

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Change Your Air Conditioner’s Filter!

The easiest and best Do It Yourself maintenance task that will ensure the efficiency of your air conditioner is to routinely replace or clean its filters. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency significantly. When airflow is blocked by debris, air that bypasses the filter may carry dirt directly into the…

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How to Clean Your Sump Pump

  Testing and Cleaning your sump pump once or twice a year isn’t hard, but it’s vital to the safety and overall health of your home.  Sump pumps remove the excess water from storm drainage and safely moves the water into your sanitary piping system.  By testing and checking once a year you could save…

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Do you have Instant hot water?

It’s a very common issue to turn on your kitchen faucet or shower and notice it takes a long time to get the water to be hot.  In larger homes, you can be waiting for minutes before feeling the water get warm.  If this is something you’re experiencing, a dedicated Return Line Piping and a…

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How to Clean your Shower Head

If your shower head is not spraying out water evenly throughout the entire surface of the shower head, the supply ports on your shower head could be clogged.  Over time, mineral deposits can build up on your shower head and completely close off some of the shower head ports.  There are a couple of different…

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Locating your Main Shut Off Valve

Let’s face it, emergencies happen.  Frozen pipes and leaks are common among older homes and the damage could be very costly to fix.  Knowing where your shut off valves are now is important to minimize damage if you were to spring a leak.  Pictured above is a water meter with shut off valves before and…

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