Plumbing Articles

Protect Your Bergenfield Drinking Water From ‘Forever Chemicals’

April 12, 2024
Protect Your Drinking Water From ‘Forever Chemicals.' Water Filtration System.

J & C Plumbing and Sewer Service is committed to bringing you the most up-to-date information on safe drinking water and ensuring you and your family are protected against the contaminants that could be present in your Bergenfield home’s water. 

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Improve Your Drinking Water Today

March 31, 2024

They’re called “forever chemicals” because they never seem to disappear. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are synthetic chemicals that do not break down in the environment or our bodies. They can travel through soil to contaminate municipal water systems and private wells.

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What Happens When Your Sump Pump Fails?

March 15, 2024
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Sump pumps are the silent heroes of basements, and homes in general. Without any hoopla, they quietly protect your home from flooding, and living in New Jersey, you know basement flooding can happen quite easily. It only takes that one major rainfall or storm to foil your sump pump’s success rate. Our professional plumbers at J & C Plumbing and Sewer Services recommend keeping your sump pump regularly maintained to prevent any mishaps.

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What Is a Plumbing Inspection?

February 29, 2024
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At J&C Plumbing and Sewer Services, we recommend an annual plumbing inspection for your Bergenfield home. Many homeowners pass on the inspection not realizing its importance in your regular home maintenance.

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How Often Do I Need Plumbing Maintenance?

February 15, 2024
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Professional maintenance helps you get the most out of your equipment. You’ll maximize your investment and enjoy the safety, comfort, and ease that your entire home’s plumbing system provides.

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5 Benefits of a Plumbing Maintenance Plan

January 15, 2024
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When it comes to your Bergenfield home’s plumbing, you want to feel secure it will continue to work every day when you need it, without surprises. At J&C Plumbing and Sewer Service, we can help you make this a reality with our plumbing maintenance plan.

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Heat Pump Water Heaters Included in Inflation Reduction Act

December 15, 2023
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Water heating accounts for nearly 20 percent of your home’s energy use [LINK: ], according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Upgrading to a heat pump water heater can significantly lower that expense.

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Should I Buy a Tankless Water Heater Instead?

November 10, 2023
Should I Buy a Tankless Water Heater Instead? Hand setting the temperature on a water heater.

It’s a terrible moment when you step into the shower and find you have no hot water. Best case scenario—your spouse just ran a load of white clothes on hot in the washing machine, turned on the dishwasher, and took a leisurely hot shower a few minutes ago. Worst case scenario—you have a broken water heater.

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Protect Your Plumbing From Freezing Weather

October 15, 2023
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With temperatures expected to dip well below the freezing mark over the next several months here in New Jersey, our team at J & C Plumbing and Sewer Services has some tips to protect your Bergenfield plumbing equipment.

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Protect Your Plumbing From Freezing Weather

September 30, 2023
Protect Your Plumbing From Freezing Weather. Gloved hands holding house in winter.

With temperatures expected to dip well below the freezing mark over the next several months here in New Jersey, our team at J & C Plumbing and Sewer has some tips to protect your Paramus plumbing equipment:

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Hard Water

September 15, 2023
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Water is an indispensable part of our lives—but not all water is created equal.

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The Basics of Well Pumps

August 8, 2023
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If you have “city” water, well pumps do not need to be part of your vocabulary. If you do have a well, you will want to read on.

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What Questions Should I Ask Before Hiring a Plumber?

July 15, 2023
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Indoor plumbing is one of those things we all take for granted—that is, until we lose that convenience due to a plumbing problem. When plumbing issues inevitably arise, knowing what to do and who to call can drastically reduce the stress and difficulty of the situation. Even if you don’t have a leaky faucet or a clogged drain on your hands at this moment, it’s still a good idea to know what to do if and when such a problem happens.

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6 Common Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

June 30, 2023
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Whether it’s a clogged toilet or a slow-running drain, plumbing problems are never fun. With the growing do-it-yourself mentality and the access to a great deal of how-to information online, it can be tempting to try to resolve your plumbing issues on your own.

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Reduce Microplastics In Your Drinking Water

June 14, 2023
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Installing the appropriate water treatment system will screen out microplastics from your New Jersey tap water. At J and C Plumbing and Sewer, we can recommend a water filter to stop particles at your main water supply line or the kitchen tap.

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How to Unclog a Drain

May 30, 2023
How to unclog a drain.

It’s bound to happen to Tenafly homeowners sooner or later—a clogged drain. Although clogged drains are often a nuisance, they can many times be managed at home with inexpensive solutions.

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Why Get a Water Filtration System?

May 15, 2023
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A whole-house water filtration system is the only way to screen out unwanted elements before they enter your Bergenfield plumbing system. It can improve water taste and clarity by removing impurities at your main water supply line.

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What to Do When Your Basement Floods

May 1, 2023
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Basement floods can happen to anybody. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as little as one inch of floodwater can result in $25,000 worth of damage.

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Plumbing Tips for Your Summer Rental

April 17, 2023
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Your Bergenfield summer rental could use a little TLC. Our team at J&C Plumbing and Sewer Services is here to help!

J&C Plumbing and Sewer Services has provided heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services to homes and businesses in Bergenfield, NJ, and all the surrounding areas for many years. We’re a local business that specializes in quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.

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What Causes Sewage Backup?

March 15, 2023
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Drain problems can occur for different reasons, but there are actions you can take to minimize the chances of it happening in your home.

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What Problems Can a Leaky Faucet Cause?

February 27, 2023
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Water is dripping from your Bergenfield home’s faucet—but how serious is the situation? Truthfully, even a little drip could lead to a big problem!

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Do I Need a Plumbing Inspection?

February 15, 2023
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Gurgle, gurgle. Hiss. If you immediately recognize these sounds from any plumbing in your New Jersey home, it could indicate you need a home plumbing inspection.

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What Should I Do About Frozen Pipes?

January 31, 2023
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During the colder months of a New Jersey winter, frozen pipes can be a real concern. It is not only about the pipes freezing and you not having water. The bigger issue is when the pipes burst, causing all levels of havoc and damage to your home.

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How Often Do I Need to Clean My Main Sewer Line?

December 28, 2022
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How frequently do you think about your Tenafly home’s sewer lines? If you don’t give your main sewer line a second thought, you are not alone.

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5 Signs You Need Sump Pump Repair

December 15, 2022
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You depend on your sump pump to prevent your Paramus home from flooding in the basement. But it can’t do its job properly when there’s an issue with it.

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5 Plumbing Problems Costing You Money

November 28, 2022
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Many New Jersey homeowners will ignore plumbing problems, hoping they will just go away. In actuality, this way of thinking can be a costly mistake, as problems rarely disappear on their own.

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How to Prevent Frozen or Burst Pipes This Winter

November 18, 2022
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With winter weather just around the corner, it’s critical for Bergenfield homeowners to understand the risks and dangers of frozen or burst water pipes. According to the website CostHelper, the average cost to repair a burst water pipe can be $900 with other water damage repairs added on top of that amount.

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How Can I Avoid a Plumbing Emergency?

October 13, 2022
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A slow drip can become a gush of water. A sluggish drain eventually may clog and overflow. A water heater, rusting from the inside out, may spill its contents on the floor, damaging your New Jersey home and costing you money.

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Prepping Your Plumbing for Winter

September 27, 2022
Picture of a few homes covered in snow. Prepping your pipes for winter.

Imagine this winter, sitting in your Bergenfield home by the fire, looking out the window at the falling snowflakes while sipping your hot cocoa with marshmallows. Life is good. It is good, that is, until you hear the loud rush of water somewhere in your New Jersey home.

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Why Do My Drains Keep Clogging?

September 16, 2022
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Are you dealing with one toilet clog after another? Or is your kitchen sink drain clogging more often than it should be?

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What Happens When Your Sump Pump Fails?

August 31, 2022
Image of a technician servicing their broken sump pump.

Sump pumps are the silent heroes of basements, and homes in general. Without any hoopla, they quietly protect your home from flooding, and living in New Jersey, you know basement flooding can happen quite easily. It only takes that one major rainfall or storm to foil your sump pump’s success rate. Our professional plumbers at J & C Plumbing and Sewer Services recommend keeping your sump pump regularly maintained to prevent any mishaps.

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Why Is My Garbage Disposal Humming?

August 16, 2022
Why is my garbage disposal humming? Water running through a sink garbage disposal.

Have you ever just cleared the dinner table after a nice meal inside your Bergenfield home and went to turn your garbage disposal on, only to hear it making an unusual humming sound?

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What to Do If Your Main Line Drain Is Clogged

July 12, 2022
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Understanding the signs of a main line sewer drain clog can help you identify whether or not this is the issue you’re dealing with in your New Jersey home. If you would rather leave our J & C Plumbing and Sewer Services plumbing professionals do the investigating, then give us a call so we can step in & tackle the problem for you.

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