Get the Answers You Need at A-1 Alfredo’s Plumbing & Gasfitting Inc.

Plumbing repairs are expensive and they always seem to be needed at the most inconvenient times. Isn’t there some way to prevent them from happening?

Just as you visit the doctor for an annual check-up to make sure your body is working as it should be, your home could benefit from a yearly exam too. The water heater should be checked for corrosion or mineral build-up; drains and waterlines, appliance hoses and connections, fixtures and connections should be checked for performance and leaks. Gas fittings and connections should be inspected for leaks and corrosion. An annual inspection of your home by the trained technicians at A-1 Alfredo’s Plumbing & Gasfitting Inc. will ensure that everything is working as it should and your family is comfortable and safe. Contact our office to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

I’m planning an extended vacation. Are there any precautions I should take to protect my plumbing while I’m away?

Believe it or not, more homes are damaged each year by water than by fire. If your house is left unattended, a slow leak or burst pipe can cause devastating amounts of damage over time. One of the best ways to protect your home from water damage is to turn off the source of water to your home before leaving. This can be done by turning the main valve, which is located right next to your water meter. If no water can come into your home, you should be safe from water damage. To remove standing water in pipes and fixtures, open the highest and lowest faucets in your home and let them run until the water stops. Flush the toilet to drain water from the holding tank, and set your water heater to the “Off” or “Vacation” setting. Taking these precautions should ensure that your home is safe from water damage while you are away.

My water pressure seems to be dropping. What can be done to increase the pressure?

Reduced water flow logically would seem to be caused by a reduction in water pressure, but in reality it is very often caused by a blocked aerator. Lime and other sediments build up and clog the small openings inside the sprayer head. This problem is especially prevalent in homes with hard water. If you experience a drop in water pressure at your home contact A-1 Alfredo’s Plumbing & Gasfitting Inc. to schedule an inspection.

What are the benefits of in-floor heating?

Radiant, in-floor heating is more efficient than forced air as no energy is lost through your home’s ductwork. These hydronic systems use little electricity, which saves you money on your energy bills. The lack of moving air is also good for people who suffer from allergies. A-1 Alfredo’s Plumbing & Gasfitting Inc. is well versed in the installation, repairs and service of in-floor heating.

When should I replace my furnace?

If your furnace is over 12 years old, it might be time for a replacement. A-1 Alfredo’s Plumbing & Gasfitting Inc. can save you money on heating bills by installing an energy-efficient model that meets your home’s unique needs. Our technicians can provide an analysis of your current system and offer a professional recommendation.

What size water heater do I need for my home?

A-1 Alfredo’s Plumbing & Gasfitting Inc. is happy to recommend the right model and size of water heater to meet your home’s requirements. You can get a good idea of what you need by considering the number of bathrooms in your home. For a 1-bathroom house, you should have a 30 or 40-gallon unit. If you have 2 bathrooms or more, a minimum 50-gallon gas unit is recommended. Electric water heaters take longer to heat and should have a higher capacity than corresponding gas models

What kind of bathroom renovations can you do?

A-1 Alfredo’s Plumbing & Gasfitting Inc. is your home for complete bathroom renovations. We can install a new shower, upgrade your fixtures and much more. We are experts in retrofitting older homes. Our technicians have the experience and knowledge you can trust to do the job right. Let us add value to your property.