Why the Thaw Might Not End Your Plumbing Problems The days are getting longer, and the temperatures are slowly warming—and although winter isn’t officially over for a few weeks, we’re already looking forward to more sunshine and less “blah.” We’re guessing you feel the same way—especially if you’re one of the unlucky Manhattan
How to Avoid Calling a Plumber This Winter Ten thousand dollars. That’s the average insurance claim related to “water damage and freezing,” according to the Insurance Information Institute. Each year, one in 50 homeowners will file such a claim—and we’re guessing that you, like all Manhattan plumbing customers, would rather not be that
How to Reset an Electric Water Heater in Two Easy Steps Picture this. It’s a subzero Monday morning. You’ve hit the snooze button six times—and if it weren’t for your spouse threatening to suffocate you in your sleep, you would’ve hit it a seventh time. Instead, you sigh deeply, toss back the covers,
The Worst Things to Put Down Your Drain (based on actual experience) OK, friends of Taylor Group Plumbing, today’s post on the worst things to put down your drain is admittedly a bit self-serving. Imagine this: It’s Thanksgiving day (it’s creeping up on us, you know), and you’re just sitting down for
What’s the Difference Between a Water Heater, Furnace, and Boiler? OK, let’s be honest: No homeowner loves making calls to home service companies. If you’re on the phone with an HVAC guy, for example, there’s a good chance it’s because something’s not working the way it should (or at all)... which means
Why Water Isn’t Always Good For You Most of us were taught that we should drink at least eight, eight-ounce glasses of water every day. That’s basically two liters of the stuff. But what if water isn’t always good for you? If we could insert a record scratch sound here, we totally would—because
Traditional vs. Tankless Water Heaters On a scale from cold coffee to world hunger, running out of hot water is most definitely toward the first-world-problems end of the spectrum. Still, that doesn’t make the experience any less frustrating or any more comfortable. Even the morning-person-est of morning people is likely to scream a
DIY Winterizing Checklist No one loves a plumbing emergency. And while we’re happy to be your Manhattan plumber when you need us, we’d rather help you avoid a disaster to begin with. Damage from burst water pipes is the second most common homeowner’s insurance claim in the United States, averaging $10,000 per event.