Plumbing Pittsford and How Regular Maintenance Can Save You

For plumbing Pittsford issues, you want to seek out a local plumber with experience. Building a relationship with a local plumber is the best way to ensure that you’re not going to have ongoing plumbing issues. You’ll want to hire someone who you know you will be comfortable having in your home, quite possibly on multiple occasions. Regular maintenance is key in ensuring you don’t have a truly expensive plumbing emergency. So, pick a plumber you feel comfortable with and get ready to build a relationship. If you have plumbing concerns, you may want to ask a trusted homeowner which company they use. Friends and family can provide great word-of-mouth advice about plumbers in your area. Plumbing Pittsford can be tricky, because the area is very small. You may want to extend your search to surrounding towns. Many family-friendly plumbers are willing to travel to your home at no additional cost. This kind of service is what you want in a residential plumber. You want someone who is willing to drive that extra mile, to ensure that your home is maintained and well-working at all times. Preventative plumbing is going to save you money. Waiting until an emergency arises is a mistake, when it comes to plumbing issues. Common plumbing issues can oftentimes be prevented. Think about scheduling regular plumbing Pittsford maintenance. It’s a great idea to have a plumber out to your home twice a year. During this visit your plumber will take a look at all of your pipes and fixtures and ensure that they’re working properly. At this time they’ll also replace little things like washers. These can corrode and go bad overtime and when they do, they may lead to a greater issue. Even with regular maintenance things can go wrong. Imagine having a pipe freeze and burst at two in the morning. Who can you call at this hour? If you’ve built a solid relationship with your plumber, you can call him. Your plumbing Pittsford company will recognize you as a great customer and want to help you when a terrible issue arises. They’ll get someone out to your home as soon as possible and fix that plumbing issue for you. You’ll be on their preferred customer list, simply because you have given them repeated business. Plus, they’ll already be familiar with your home, pipe setup and fixture placement. Chances are regular maintenance can lead to a cheaper emergency repair, simply because it will take less time. Most interviews and consultations are free. Take the time to research plumbers and find one you feel comfortable with. Let them know you’re considering regular maintenance, in order to avoid more expensive issues. They’ll open up about rates and offer to meet you in person to discuss the contract in more detail. Regular plumbing service is essential for both business and home owners. Don’t wait to call. You don’t want to find yourself wading in two feet of water, trying to identify a leak. Hiring a plumbing Pittsford company for regular maintenance can make all the difference. ‘
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The 10 Most Common Household Repairs in Rochester NY

The 10 Most Common Household Repairs in Rochester NY

“Old reliable” churns away in your basement or utility room day after day, month after month, year after year like a farm mule in days of yore. Except this one doesn’t eat as much – nor do you have those ugly, malodorous piles laying all around the place! Except every once in awhile, like a cantankerous old mule, the modern water heater doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do. That’s when you call a plumbing contractor saying “no hot water.” This is the top reason why people call a plumbing or heating contractor, according to a survey taken a few years ago by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Information Bureau (PHCIB) in Chicago. A related problem, a leaking water heater, came in at number 5 out of the top 10. Looking over the list, I can’t help but shake my head at all the waste of time and money these emergency service calls represent. Most people don’t pay much attention to their household “mule team” – the mechanical systems that provide so much comfort and convenience in our modern lives. We take for granted our water heaters, toilets, faucets, furnaces and air conditioners, until they stop working. Then comes the panicked call to the service company, and a repair job that always ends up costing more than we expect. Regular care and maintenance can forestall most of these breakdowns at a fraction of the cost of repairs. Have your plumbing, heating and air conditioning inspected, cleaned and checked at least once a year. Progressive service companies offer service agreements in which they automatically come out to take care of these things for a modest annual fee. Homeowners also should consider replacing ancient water heaters, toilets, furnaces, boilers and other appliances with new high-efficiency or water-saving models. Most of us are in the habit of squeezing out every last day of service out of such equipment. Yet any unit more than 12-15 years old probably can pay for itself within a few years through reduced energy or water usage. Here are the rest of the top 10 household repairs identified by the PHCIB: #2 – Clogged drains. Many of these calls could be avoided by taking greater care in what you put down drains – especially the kitchen sink drain, the most used and most clogged drain in the house. I also recommend regular treatment with Bio-Clean or Super Citrus, biological drain cleaners sold only through plumbing contractors. #3 – Dripping faucets. This is an annoyance that most homeowners have to deal with from time to time as the washers in the faucets wear out with use. You can extend the life of your faucet washers by not turning them off with too much force. You may also consider replacing your older faucets with those that feature washer-less valve cartridges instead of rubber washers. Since the valve mechanism is contained in one cartridge, these faucets are easier to repair and replace. In addition, cartridges are generally more durable and do not leak because they do not deteriorate with friction or age as washers do. #4 – Leaking pipes. In extreme cases, these can cause expensive damage to floors and belongings. To stop a small leak from turning into a big one, take a look at your pipes periodically to check for rust or white lime deposits that may indicate a leak is starting. #5 – Leaking water heaters. Most often when you have a leaker, it’s time to get rid of the water heater. Usually leaks indicate rusting through at the bottom of the storage tank, for which there is no good repair. By the time this happens, the Rochester NY water heater is usually so old you’d benefit from replacing it with a more energy-efficient model anyway. #6 – No heat. When your furnace stops operating, it can make for a long, cold winter night. An ounce of prevention here is worth of ton of cure. It’s important to make sure your heating system is functioning properly before the first cold snap hits. Have a competent contractor do a thorough examination and cleaning in late summer or early fall every year. #7-8 – Running & leaking toilets. This is not only an annoyance, but a waste of water and money. Leaky toilets can cost you upwards of $100 a year on your water bills. If you hear a low humming noise, or if the toilet continues to run into the bowl after the toilet is flushed, it indicates that some part of the mechanism is out of order. Sometimes a minor juggling of the ball-cock or flush valve mechanism solves the problem without cost. Otherwise you may need to replace the entire mechanism. #9 – New faucet installation. Many homeowners replace faucets not only when they break down, but for decorative reasons as well. This is the ninth most common reason for a service call, according to the PHCIB. A few people buy a faucet from a home center and then call a plumbing firm to do the installation. This is okay, but be forewarned that in doing so, the Rochester, NY plumbing company will only warranty its workmanship, not the faucet itself. #10 – Malfunctioning food waste disposer. This can be a messy headache for homeowners. Here are several tips to keep your unit in good working order. First, always run cold water when grinding to move the waste all the way down the drain lines. Fats and grease congeal and harden in cold water and can be flushed through the system. Hot water should not be used because it can dissolve fats and grease, which may then accumulate in the drain line. Almost all bio-degradable food waste can be fed into disposers. However, they should not be used to grind clam or oyster shells, corn husks or other material with high fiber content. Under no circumstances should you put glass, plastic or metal non-food materials through a disposer. This includes bottle caps, tin covers or aluminum foil, which are some of the items service technicians commonly find in clogged or broken disposers. Maintenance is easy. Grinding small bones and eggshells actually helps clean the disposer by scraping away stubborn deposits or citric acid and pulp. Grinding a little ice is another way to clean deposits and get rid of odors. For the most part, though, disposers are self-cleaning.
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7 Household Tips from Leone Plumbing & Heating in Rochester NY

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7 Household Tips from Leone Plumbing and Heating in Rochester NY

Main water shut-off valve: Everyone in the house should know where this is in case of an emergency. The valve should operate smoothly and should shut-off water completely. Many older valves fail to operate due to internal deterioration from lime and calcium buildup. Check the water meter periodically: The meter is usually located under a concrete lid out by the sidewalk. With no water running in the house, the dials on the meter should remain stationary. Any movement indicates a leak of some type which, at best, wastes water and costs money, and may be causing damage to your home and foundation. A warm spot on the floor is also an indication of an underground leak. Angle-stops: These are the small shut-off valves at each toilet, and under each sink. Examine these for signs of corrosion, as they hold back water pressure. Corroded valves and connectors often become the source of leaks, ruptures, and resultant flooding. Guest bathrooms: Turn on all faucets and tub/shower valves at least once weekly. Faucets in guest baths commonly seize up from mineral deposits when not used for a period of time. Also, running water into each fixture keeps the traps full, thereby preventing sewer gases from entering your home. Washing machine hoses: Check hoses and connections for corrosion and signs of “blow-out”, which is a bubble caused by reinforcement failure. We recommend stainless steel re-enforced hoses which are rated to withstand much higher water pressure. Ruptured washer hoses are a primary cause of flooding in residential homes. When buying faucets and fixtures: Certain brands withstand the water related issues common to Rochester better than others. Availability of repair parts is also an important consideration. Please feel free to call us if you have questions, or would like our recommendations. Water Pressure: Every good doctor checks your blood pressure, and every good plumber checks your water pressure. Many homeowners describe high pressure as good pressure. Much like your blood-pressure, high water pressure can eventually cause great damage. Symptoms of high pressure may be running toilets, noisy or banging pipes, and water that comes out of the faucet strong at first, then slows down. A failed pressure regulator is usually the culprit and can be replaced at a reasonable cost. Leone Plumbing and heating provides bathroom remodeling services, plumbing and emergency services, and heating and cooling to the Rochester, NY area.  Contact us today for assistance.
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My kitchen sink won’t drain

Rochester NY Kitchen Sink Draining Problem

Do you have trouble with clogged drains in kitchen, bathroom remodeling, or utility sinks? Do you find yourself constantly trying to plunge or use chemicals to unclog these drains? The problem could be more advanced than these basic “fixes” can handle. We offer specialized Enzyme Cleaning and Cabling/Snake Services which will take care of these clogs once and for all. Call us at (585) 458-5800 for an appointment.


Leone Plumbing and Heating carries a full line of power cable rooters and drain snakes to handle any clog with ease. We fully inspect your plumbing system to determine whether it is safe to use a snake to unclog a pipe before performing any work. If there are alternatives available such as bio-ross we would certainly use those first.

Bio Ross Enzyme Cleaning

Bio-Ross drain cleaner has over 4.5 trillion enzyme producing Bacteria, which far surpasses any other similar product on the market. Bio-Ross enzymes eliminate all types of grease, fat, oils, synthesized detergents, cleaners, soaps, and toilet paper from the drain system. Bio-Ross is completely safe, and if used on a regular basis, greatly minimizes the need for drain and sewer rodding. Have a Leone Plumbing and Heating expert evaluate your clogged drain and whether Bio Ross is a solution that will work for you!
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There is water in my basement

Flooded basement
A wet basement can lead to major health and structural problems as well as damage to your furnace/water heater and personal items. Leone Plumbing and Heating’s trained plumbers in Rochester NY will inspect all possible causes for the water which could include a leak in a pipe, a clogged drain, or a damaged hot water heater.
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Why Does My faucet drip, even when it is off?

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Why Does My Faucet Drip Even When It Is Off?

There is nothing more annoying than a dripping leaky faucet. Drip… drip… drip… is all you hear, and all the tightening and wiggling of the handle in the world wont stop it. Many times, this means there is a bad gasket or bushing within the faucet, and this can be repaired by a qualified plumber from Leone Plumbing and heating. You may also consider upgrading to a nicer faucet whether you are planning bathroom remodeling Rochester, NY, kitchen, utility, or garden we have a wide selection and will provide professional installation service.
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