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When Should You Call a Plumber?

If your home or place of business has a plumbing issue, you’ll likely have to call a plumber. A DIY attempt to fix the problem might only make it worse.

 

  • If your faucet drips, you could spend hours trying to repair it to no avail. A leaky faucet is often an indication that a larger problem exists.
  • If your bathtub won’t drain, the clog will only worsen over time. Contact a plumber to immediately clear the obstruction. He’ll also check to make sure there isn’t an overarching issue that is responsible for the clog.
  • If your home experiences inconsistent or poor water pressure, the supply line might be faulty. Lean on a plumber for an accurate diagnosis and remedy.
  • Perhaps your pipes freeze in the colder months. If such a scenario arises, a plumber can help prevent burst pipes and avoid a mess that causes extensive water damage.
  • Though you might think you can unclog a toilet, your effort might result in a mere temporary fix. Sometimes, more than a plunger is necessary. An experienced plumber can break up the clog without scratching the porcelain or causing other damage.

First Steps

If you experience a plumbing emergency, your first step is to shut off the water flow. Remain calm, find the building’s water valve, move it to the “off” position and the flow of water will stop. Yet the damage caused by some plumbing emergencies will not be mitigated by merely turning off the building’s water valve. If a pipe has burst and it has no specific shut-off valve, turn off the building’s master shut-off valve. It is positioned by the water meter along the outside of the building.

Contact Your Local Plumber

The next step is to call a reputable Central Jersey plumber (like Arctic Air Conditioning!) and describe your plumbing emergency in detail. Explain exactly what the problem is and get an ETA. An experienced plumber will study the idiosyncrasies of your building’s unique plumbing issue.

Plumbers Can Help with More than Emergencies

It is prudent to schedule a plumbing inspection from time to time. An inspection will provide critical insight into the integrity of your building’s pipes. The plumber might uncover weak points in the plumbing system, faulty pipes that need to be replaced, or any number of other red flags that indicate a plumbing crisis is looming.

Contact Arctic Air Conditioning to learn more!

Testimonials
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”Air conditioning "died" on a 98 degree weekend. Extremly pleased that I was able to get a same day appointment. Christian showed up on time and quickly assessed the problem.…”

- Steph K
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”Took a no nonsense approach. Got right to the problem and resolved it very quickly. Fast, courteous and knowledgeable. I would absolutely use this Company and this technician again.”

- Frank Goodline
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”I would like to personally thank Arctic Air for making customer service a priority. A special thanks to “John” for reaching out and reinforcing my belief that I chose the…”

- Sunnie Casimiro
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”I have been a customer of Arctic Air for 9 years now. They are always prompt, knowledgeable and professional with their service. Today Dan Mawber (one of their service techs)…”

- David Heiblim
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”We have had wonderful service this week from Arctic Air. On Monday, Anthony came out to do our seasonal maintenance and made time in his schedule to accommodate us in…”

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”Very personable, professional, neat and efficient.”

- Mike Spinelli
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”This is my third experience with Arctic Air Conditioning and the service has been excellent each time! My call this time was because my air conditioning wasn’t working so it…”

- Barbet Rucker
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”We arrived home to find the AC was not running, called the service. Rob was here and my AC was up and running by 615pm. No exaggeration! Excellent service! I…”

- Lisa Michalski-Sciarrino
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”My brother needed a new heating & air conditioning system. I had him call Arctic Air. Since my brother needed some help understanding what to ask I was there from…”

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”Our old furnace conked out 3 years ago. Got one estimate for a new furnace, which was more than our budget allowed. Arctic's estimate was quite a bit less. They…”

- MsRollingthunder Bingham
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”Kyle was very professional! He was pleasant, knowledgeable, and efficient! I hope I won’t have any problems, but if I do I would request this great young man! Best Regards,…”

- Ellen Siberberg
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”Kyle was awesome. Very polite and professional. Serviced my AC unit in a timely fashion.”

- Sherry Komosinski
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”Great! From the initial call to the tech just leaving. It’s a holiday weekend, they came with no problem, fixed the problem and didn’t charge us an arm and a…”

- Lyn WD
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”Excellent service they always take care of me as a customer and Ithe most polite people around the technician really takes his time and goes over everything and his name…”

- Gary Placona
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”The installers were professional and hardworking. They were prompt and had a great attention to detail. Would definitely recommend!”

- Meghann Valeo
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”Polite, efficient and informative. Very professional.”

- edward bergman
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”I'm extremely pleased with the service I've gotten from Arctic Air. They have always been thorough and professional and paid attention to details that were missed by other companies I…”

- Ellen Bee
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”Kyle was very professional and answered all my questions. My HVAC is ready for Summer! I will request Kyle again for the Fall maintenance. Enjoyable experience. Thank you!”

- Jessica Hegmann
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”I have never had anyone teach me specific details to help with increasing the functioning with my system and what to do if there is a problem. He explained every…”

- carly
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”On time, respectful, courteous, efficient, professional service.”

- Theodore Goldstein
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”Very professional and told me everything that he was going to check”

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