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Pipe Works Services, Inc., has been in business over 14 years and has also recently become an authorized dealer of the nationally renowned Dr. Energy Saver network. We specialize in helping homeowners understand and fix issues relating to energy loss, HVAC systems and plumbing!
At Pipe Works Services, Inc. we are proud to serve our area because we put customer service above all else. Our trained technicians use only high quality materials from the best manufacturers around, ensuring quality, long lasting results for your home. We want to help find the solution that will work best for you!
We know that plumbing isn't something that most people think about until something goes wrong. When pipes freeze, crack, or begin to leak, then we are the contractor for you! No job is too big or too small and we can provide reliable, quality repairs and replacements so that the job is done right the first time. Our team of plumber technicians are ready for your call to fix your plumbing problems.
A common problem with water that comes into your home or business is that it is "hard" water, making your water heaters work harder than they need to. This compromises the ability of the heaters to clean your dishes and clothes the right way, leaving the chance for bacteria in water to cause illness. Trust the experts at Pipe Works Services, Inc. to provide water conditioning and water treatments that will ensure that your water is clean, safe, and healthy.
Pipe Works Services, Inc. is the area's trusted water heater repair, replacement, and service provider. We have a long history of helping homeowners with all their water heater service needs, whether gas, electric or any other kind, we can help. When it comes to water heaters, we only offer our customers the best. At Pipe Works Services, Inc., we understand that you need the best at an affordable price!
If you are looking for a water heater repair, replacement, or service cost estimate, contact us today for a FREE quote! Rheem water heaters offer homeowners the highest quality in the industry, and at Pipe Works Services, Inc., we are proud to be a certified Rheem water heater services contractor.
When it comes to water heaters, you can rely on Rheem to not only last for many years, but work extremely efficiently, especially the 75 gallon Rheem water heaters. If you are looking to install a new or service an existing Rheem water heater, contact Pipe Works Services, Inc. today for a FREE service quote!
If you have problems with your heating system working more than it needs to, then you should get it serviced with the professionals at Pipe Works Services, Inc.. Heating bills can become the largest part of a family's expenses, making winter a hard time to have your furnace running improperly. Don't take the risk of your furnace or boiler falling into disrepair right when you need it and be sure to get it serviced regularly.
Air conditioning systems follow a similar set of rules when it comes to maintenance. Letting you air conditioner fall into disrepair can become a huge problem during the summer when you need it. By insulating and air sealing your home you can reduce the amount of time that your system is running, but that won't do you any good if the system isn't working properly to begin with. Stay cool this summer and get your AC system service by the friendly professionals at Pipe Works Services, Inc.!
If your home is unusually warm in the summer or cool in the winter, odds are you in need of better insulation. At Pipe Works Services, Inc., we offer a wide variety of home insulation services ranging from air sealing, attic insulation, blown-in insulation, cellulose insulation, spray foam insulation, crawl space insulation, basement insulation, and even garage insulation. We understand that using the proper insulation in the right part of your home is extremely important, and will yield the greatest results. When homeowners use our patented home insulation solutions, they not only noticed an improvement in the comfort of their home, but a reduction in energy costs. If your home is in need of proper insulation, contact us today for a FREE insulation quote!
Get your no-obligation services estimate in Essex County, NJ, you'll also receive a free copy of "Saving Energy and Money at Home," a great book to use as you begin to create a more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient home!
PipeWorks Services received a call from a frequent customer in South Orange about a problem with her air conditioning. It wasn't working properly at all! We sent out our professionals to assess the situation.
Our technician, Zach, arrived to home to perform a PipeWorks services cooling inspection that is included in our service membership. Zach discovered that the first floor system fan motor was not working. Zach proceeded with providing options to repair. However, the customer applied for financing and decided to just replace the system completely.
Now this happy customer is enjoying her new air conditioning unit in here comfy home.
A new customer in Fairfield, NJ called and said her toilet was clogged. Luckily Pipe Works Services was the right company for the job. Our technican was dispatched the same day and we proceed to do the drain cleaning. after just a brief time, we were able to unclog it and restored the fixture to proper work flow. Another happy customer that was serviced with Pipe Works Services!
A frequent customer of Pipe Works Services wanted a technician to visit their home to look at their boiler. There were a few problems, including a leak near the return and the old drain needed replacing.
Pipe Works Technician Zach was able to install a new gauge glass assembly. He fixed the leaking pipe near the return and installed 2 new boiler drains. Zach also replaced the thermocouple and cleaned the burners. With all this work finished, Zach left the boiler operating normally and it is now ready for fall and winter!
Pipe Works Services received a call from a long time customer located in Maplewood, NJ about their Kohler generator maintenance . Our technician Jimmy was dispatched and examined the generator. Jimmy performed a full generator maintenance. He replaced the spark plugs, installed new filters and performed a full oil change. Jimmy also replaced the battery . Jimmy programmed the control and left operating normally. Now this customer is ready for any severe weather that might knock out power!
Customer in Montclair, New Jersey having a problem with pipes freezing in basement bathroom. We opened the basement bathroom walls to expose water lines Spray foam the walls and areas around the piping with 2 inches of closed cell spray foam to air seal and insulate all exposed water lines. Opened kitchen over hang from the outside of the home. Spray foamed the underside of the kitchen over hang to air seal and insulate the piping with 2 inches of Closed Cell Spray Foam.
Pipe Works Services Inc excavated approximately 10.0 feet deep and exposed the 4 inch Main sewer Cast Iron and clay sewer pipe. We then cut open the Main sewer line and Hydro-Jet the entire sewer line. We will Hydro-Jet the entire line and re camera to ensure proper flow and drainage. We then installed a 2 way clean out for future access and used the Picote machine to finely hone the inside of the sewer pipe and prepare the pipe for the permanent-Liner.
Pipe Works Services, Inc. will drill 2-9/16" holes between the joist of the garage ceiling. Pipe Works Services Inc. will dense pack our TruSoft Cellulose Insulation though the drilled holes, filling the cavities between the joists. Pipe Works Services Inc. will plug the holes and seal with joint compound.
Our technician was called out to a home in NUtley, New Jersey to perform an HVAC Install.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will install the following equipment in the master bedroom on the second floor:
MUY-GL9NA / MSY-GL09NA
Pipe Works Services Inc. will connect to existing electrical services, provided the gauge of the existing wire is sufficient for the new installation.
HVAC Installation in South Orange, New Jersey
Pipe Works Services Inc. will remove and recycle your old equipment, and install the following:
MUY-GL15NA / MSY-GL15NA
Pipe Works Services Inc. will connect to existing electrical services, provided the gauge of the existing wire is sufficient for the new installation,
HVAC Installation in Short Hills, New Jersey
Pipe Works Services, Inc will remove the coil and install the following:
Lennox CH33 Coil
Purge and flush all coolant lines
Recharge and calibrate co
If additional work required at point of install, customer will approve any changes. An addition price would be added at that time.
1 year warranty on Coil only
Pipe Works Services, Inc will chemically clean your Condenser
Install 'SuperKneeWall' upgrade by bolting 1" Thermax fire rated insulated foam board to rafters then air sealing all seams with one part spray foam in both knee walls off master bedroom and attic above sun room. Entry to the knee wall is through a blank vent cover. All open access ponts will be closed off with 1/2" sheetrock tape and one coat of spackle. Paint is not included.
Install 'SuperKneeWall' by cutting access in sheetrock wall in guest room closet at front of house over entry way then bolting 1" Thermax fire rated foam board insulation to rafters and air sealing all seams. Access will be closed up with 1/2" sheetrock taped and one coat of spackle. Paint is not included.
Remove and dispose of existing fiberglass insulation in attic.
Air Seal and Insulate 'traditional' attic by closing all accessible penetrations and top plates using expanding polyurethane foam and then blowing in approximately 14" R49 TruSoft cellulose including plywood retention dams around attic hatch.
Upgrade porch ceiling/cantilever floor by removing gutter and fascia board filling cavity above exposed area with dense-packed TruSoft cellulose insulation then reinstalling fascia and gutter. Some touch up paint may be needed and is not included.
Upgrade 2'' x 4'' wall insulation with inserted dense-packed TruSoft cellulose insulation by. removing individual shingles and drilling sub-wall, dense packing each bay with TrueSoft cellulose plugging all holes then reinstalling the shingles. All nail holes will be caulked.
Construct OSB walls around customer installed storage deck and attic pull down stairs. Supply and Install ventilation baffles as necessary in joist bays where soffits are active. Upgrade existing attic insulation by blowing in approximately 9" (R32) loose TrueSoft cellulose over existing fiberglass. Install one attic pull-down stair hatch cover to provide insulation and air seal of the hatch. Cover is made with 4'' (R20) SilverGlo EPS foam board insulation all seams sealed with one part foam
Pipe Works Services will supply and install Closed cell spray foam on the underside of the roof and end walls in the third floor walk up attic that is being converted into finished space. We will install approximately 3" closed cell foam on the under side of the roof including the space behind the knee wall.
Upgrade crawlspace by applying approximately 2" closed cell spray foam over exterior walls of crawl space and rim joist including thermal barrier paint. Install drainage matting over dirt floor followed by TerraBlock foam mat floor insulation and covered with 20 mil. thick CleanSpace liner. Supply and install one Everlast crawl space door including all necessary framing. Supply and install one Crawl-O-Sphere crawl space air exchange unit in the crawl space. The unit will be mounted to the ceiling in the crawl space and draw air by a duct from the conditioned space of the basement into the crawl space. An accessible electrical outlet is required in the crawl space. We will install ice shield around the door where water drips down from the porch door into the crawl space to prevent water from leaking into the crawl space.
Supply and install approximately 2" Lapolla Foam-Loc 2000 4G closed cell spray foam with an R value of 6.8 per inch to the front wall and two side walls and the back Sheetrock wall adjacent to the warehouse designated as office space at 61 East Willow Street in Millburn. No Thermal barrier paint is required as the walls will be covered with Sheetrock by the general contractor at no cost to Pipe Works Services.
Supply and install approximately 2" Lapolla Foam-Loc 2000 4G closed cell spray foam with an R value of 6.8 per inch to the ceiling of the space designated as office space at the front of the building.
Reduce heat loss and infiltration of cold air by sealing and insulating the Rim Joist area with approximately 2" closed-cell polyurethane spray foam insulation. Foam applied to all exterior rim joist and the rim joist separating the garage from the crawl space.
-CleanSpace Crawl encapsulation with 2'' Silverglo bolted and air sealed to side walls, drainage matting 1" TerraBlock foam matting over floor sealed off with 20 mil. CleanSpace vapor barrier over entire floor and up wall approximately 6"
Remove and dispose of existing mineral wool insulation currently installed between rafters of roof deck in attic.
-Convert attic to extension of conditioned space by installing average of 3'' (R-20.4) thick closed-cell spray foam on roof and end walls including ignition barrier paint. All existing ventilation will be closed off with foam board and covered with foam, All occupants including pets must remain out of the home during the foam installation and for approximately 24 hours afterward.
Remove shelving unit in closet.
Remove approximately 3x3 section of Sheetrock ceiling.
Apply approximately 2" closed cell spray foam to area where plumbing lines run to help prevent from freezing.
Patch in hole with a combination of sheetrock and and access panel to close up the access point.
Reinstall existing shelving unit.
Main Crawl Space: “Includes the entire space off the utility room”
-Clean up and dispose of loose debris through the crawlspace.
-Install dimpled drainage matting through the entire crawlspace over the floor.
-Install 1 layer of Terra block foam board over the entire floor of the crawlspace.
-Install 20 mil plastic heavy duty vapor barrier on the floor encapsulating al the floor.
-Supply and Install 2 inch silver glo foam board insulation on all the crawlspace exterior walls to insulate the crawlspace.
-Spray foam all exposed exterior rim joist with 2 inch closed cell spray foam.
Pipe Works Services will cover and protect all areas where work is being performed.
Pipe Works Services, Inc. will test the moisture content of the underside of the roof, the gable walls and the between the sudds of the framed out wall. Please note that a minimum of 19% is required for the foam to adhere to the surface.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will remove the existing foam board between the joist of the underside of the roof and between the studs of the gable walls, and dispose of in the cutomer’s Dumpster.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will install approximately 3” of high density closed cell foam insulation between the joist of the underside of the roof, and approximately 2” between the studs of the gable walls and the the framed out wall.
Remove multiple courses of brick from underneath the sun porch to gain entry to crawl space.
* This unknown condition under the porch will be explored and if we find any challenges in insulating it we will discuss with the customer before any additional work is needed.
- Remove any old insulation from the underside of the porch flooring, bag and dispose of.
-* If the underside of the porch is open we will Spray Foam Insulate from under the porch flooring including the full rim joist.
-* If the underside of the Porch is enclosed we will encapsulate it as per the following:
- Install dimpled drainage matting to floor of crawl space.
- Install Terrablock insulation on top of matting as a vapor barrier.
- Install Clean Space 10 Mil liner to entire crawlspace and seal all seams.
- Install 3” of Lapolla Closed Cell Spray Foam around the entire rim joist/sill plate of the crawl space. * customer understands that with a signed agreement, Pipe Works Services, Inc. will visit the site previous to the scheduled project to remove the brick work and inspect the crawl space throughly to ensure no hidden issues are observed as a final inspection and if there any all work will be signed off on and approved by the Customer before the project is started.
Pipe Works Services, Inc. will drill 2-9/16" holes between the joist of the garage ceiling.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will dense pack our TruSoft Cellulose Insulation though the drilled holes, filling the cavities between the joists.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will plug the holes and seal with joint compound.
Remove 1 row of cedar siding from the front and right side of the home on the first, second and third floors.
-Drill a 2 1/2 inch hole in each bay to access the stud cavity.
-Dense pack each cavity with Tru Soft Cellulose Insulation.
-Plug all holes created with Pine wood plugs.
-Re-Install all siding removed. Wood putty and caulking included.
Dense pack between garage ceiling and the sun room floor.
-Drill holes between wood framing and the floor from outside the sun room and dense pack with TruSoft cellulose insulation in each floor "bay". Starting from the house and working out to the edge of the sun room. Each bay is approximately, 8" thick.
-Remove the piping from the old radiator and investigate if it is possible to remove from under garage. If so, we will fill the hole from below with cement and rough plug the hole above with pine.
Insulate the two sections under the dining room and kitchen that protrude beyond the house foot print
-Open the two areas outside under the Dining room and Kitchen to access the space and how it is framed. Depending on the framing and if it is closed with Plywood we will:
-Drill 2 1/2 ' Holes and dense pack each bay with Trusoft Cellulose.
or if is open framing:
-Spray foam the joists and sill plate (where it meets the house) with 3" of closed cell spay foam.
- Once both areas are fully insulated and air sealed we will re-install the existing siding.
Dense pack the walls of the sun room.
-Drill holes between the walls of the sun room and dense pack with TruSoft cellulose insulation in each wall "bay". Each wall bay is approximately, 3" thick.
Pipe Works Services, Inc. will remove sections of the siding and drill 2-9/16” holes between the studs of the exterior walls.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will dense pack our TruSoft Cellulose Insulation between the cavities of the studs through the drilled holes of the exterior walls.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will plug the holes and seal airtight.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will re-install the removed sections of the siding.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will remove the plastic sheeting on the entire crawl space floor and any object projecting from the dirt floor. We will remove any covering or batt insulation in the crawl space ceiling and prepare for the installation of spray foam.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will install approximately 3" of high density closed cell foam insulation on the rim joist of the crawl space.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will seal off all the crawl space vents. We will then install approximately 2" of high density closed cell foam insulation on the crawl space walls.
Pipe Works Serives Inc. will install a dimpled plastic drainage matting across the cold dirt crawl space floor to create an airspace and thermal break.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will install TerraBlock foam insulation over the drainage matting and spiked down.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will install the heavy duty CleanSpace crawl Space Encapsulation liner permanently across the crawl space floor, sealed with mechanical fasteners to the walls and spiked to the floor. The CleanSpace liner features Ultrafresh anti-microbial ingredients in the product.
Results - much lower humidity - much warmer floor above - less drafts - more comfortable home.
Pipe Works Services, Inc. will install approximately 3” of high density closed cell foam insulation on the rim joist and sill plate on the front and driveway-side walls in the basement.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will densepack our TruSoft Cellulose Insulation between the cavities of the studs on the exterior walls of the kitchen.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will install approximately 2” of high density closed cell foam insulation between the studs between the cabinets.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will enter the crawl space in the attic through the access opening. If that opening is too small, we will have to widen it to gain access.
Pipe Works Services Inc. will air seal any accessible opening directly above the kitchen cabinet.
Crawl Space encapsulation under the powder room in the back of the home and under the sunroom
Pipe Works Services, Inc. will apply CleanSpace under matting on the entire crawlspace floor as a vapor barrier. Then we will Permanently apply the CleanSpace encapsulation liner to the floor and approximately 12 inches up each wall.
Pipe Works Services, Inc. will seal any and all vents or gaps to the outside with our insulated SilverGlo foam blocks and air sealed with expanding foam. The open cavities at the top of the walls are sealed. Then the walls are insulated with SilverGlo Foam insulation boards across the entire walls around the outside of the crawlspace with all seams and edges air sealed with expanding foam.
The window/vent to the crawlspace under the sunroom will be sealed off from inside the crawlspace.
Our technicians Washington and Shakil ran gas piping and connected to existing feed. They performed a pressure test on gas line left gauge on 15psi. They then cemented around flue pipe for the boiler. Washington added gas valves and union to gas line coming out of meter. A thermostat was installed and wire from basement to 1st floor hallway where thermostat is going to be. They went over locations of radiators and piping.
Our technician arrived on site to repair a broken storm drain going towards the dry well on the back left side of the property. He camera inspected the line and located the existing storm line. He then exposed the existing 4 inch schedule 35 pipe once exposed. The technician also found a broken section of pipe where massive amounts of tree roots penetrated the pipe. We then removed approximately 2 feet of broken schedule 35 pipe then the hydro jetted upstream and downstream of the storm line. We then re-camera the line to insured proper flow and then installed schedule 35 piping with one couplings on each side. Next we then back filled with existing spoils and tested to be sure all is working properly.
Our technician arrived onsite for a jammed garbage disposal. After attempting to un-jam it, we gave options to replace. We removed the existing disposal and installed a new switch operated Insinkerator disposal. We then connected it to the waste system and tested for proper operation and leaks.
Our HVAC technician went to a customers home to perform a cooling PSA. He replaced customer supplied filters, HEPA filters, inspected condensate line, inspected refrigeration levels and tested for proper system function. The system 2 Second Floor required him to replace a customer supplied filters, HEPA filters, and he inspected condensate line, inspected refrigeration levels and tested for proper system function.
Our technician returned to perform some repair work. The water company stated hey had issues shutting off the main at curb, but upon arrival we found the water was off to home. He removed the old gate valve along with old PRV. The tech used all necessary pipe and fittings to re-pipe the water main set up. He then installed a new full port ball valve before meter, re-piped water meter, and installed new PRV. He also installed new water shut off after PRV. With water off drained water heater removed old failed expansion tank as well as old relief valve. The tech found the relief valve fully clogged with sediment and build up due to hard water. Again advised and reiterated benefits a softener would have on this home.
Customer state that her sump pump has failed , upon arrival the tech found strong stagnant smell concentrated in sump pump pit. Water was very oily due to failed pump. The tech provided options and replaced sump pump by installing a new sump pump along with new check valve tested for proper function.
Our technician performed cooling psa, He found the condenser coil packed with debris. He discussed cleaning with customer and she agreed to proceed. He removed panels and performed condenser coil cleaning. Then he rinsed the coil and put panels back on. The technician advised the customer to have the plants cut back from around the condenser and the mulch not covering the condenser.
Our technician looked at multiple plumbing issues in the customer's master bathroom. The 1st one was the sink on the left is draining slow. 2nd one is the sink on the right has a handle that is hard to turn. 3rd item is the shower drain is very slow. He checked the right side sink and found both handles turning very easily. He showed the customer and she was surprised. The tech advised her to keep an eye on it and to let us know if it happens again. He looked at slow drain on the other sink and the shower. The tech removed the grid for linear drain in shower and snaked with small handheld machine. The technician removed hair and soap from the drain and also removed hair from the grid. He Ran shower to test operation of drain, tested functional.
Our technician arrived onsite for a leaking valve at a customer's home. He found the basement bathroom toilet shutoff leaking. The technician looked at the main water shut off and found the gate valves that would not turn. He advised the customer that they need to be replaced and left several estimates to replace all necessary valves, fittings and piping.
Our technician went to a customer's house who is having issues with the upstairs air conditioning system. She stated it was not cooling properly. Upon arrival the Pipe Works Services tech inspected the unit. The tech also found the air filter dirty and in need of replacement. Also after inspection of outdoor unit testing temperatures and pressures to determine refrigerant levels he found the system to have a line set restrictions at the indoor metering device. The entire AC system is from 2004 and he advised the customer on repair options including cost of refrigerant which could be up to 7lbs. Also evacuating the system, replacing metering device, and then putting system in a vacuum to extract all moisture and non condensables after repairs are made. Once all that is done system can be charged with new r22 refrigerant. Advised this is not cost effective dude to system already at life expectancy.
Our technician went to a home where the customer stated his AC was not working. The tech found an extremely plugged filter causing the airflow restrictions and system was not able to cool. He also found the outdoor condenser coil extremely plugged up not extracting heat properly. The tech advised the customer to replace the filter. He also performed condenser coil cleaning as well. The system had a temperature drop across the evaporator coil of 15 degrees and pressures within proper specs indicating proper charge.
Our electrician arrived to the job to trouble shoot an electrical outage in the basement of a customer's home. He found no issue with electrical panel and checked for a bad connection in local outlets and switches, he found a broken neutral wire. They traced the wiring to the finished ceiling and could not identify where it went from there. The technician presented an option to the customer to refeed the circuit from existing wiring in the boiler room. The electrician ran wiring from the ceiling box to light location by boiler to restore power.
Our electrician arrived to diagnose the possible gas leak on the generator. He met and spoke with Mary about the issue. She said there is a random smell of gas in the side yard and walkway near the generator. He asked if she remembered smelling this after the generator had run and she was unsure and I told her the gas smell is also caused by the exhaust from the engine. He told her he would check for leaks in the gas line as well as internally in the generator. He tested the hard pipe and found a flexible trac pipe gas connection under the deck which he also tested. The electrician tested the internal fuel valve and regulator, fuel tap block and hose. He also found no leaks and didn’t detect any gas odors. He checked the inside gas piping and there were no complaint of gas smell in the home. He did notice the generator was hard to start initially. It sputtered for approximately 10 seconds before it made full, constant speed. This is a sign of a failing fuel regulator diaphragm which is getting hard with age. This could possibly add to the smell after the generator was running.
Our installation technicians arrived at the customer's home to install a Crown steam boiler. They replaced the damaged return line in the wall and added a new main return vent. The new boiler was adapted to the existing steam headers and gas line. The techs also finished the piping in the water feed for the boiler, tested out auto feeder. and replaced outdoor hose bib while adding a new shut off.
The electrician connected the electric and stat wiring to boiler, as well as installing a new emergency service switch for an Ecobee thermostat. The technician gave the customer a walk through and explaining how to operate the new thermostat. The system was tested and is currently functioning properly.
Our technicians were called out to a home in Short Hills, NJ because the ducts fell out of the ceiling in the basement. Upon inspection they discovered that they ducts were installed with nails instead of screws. Over time the nails come loose causing the ducts to crash on the floor. Our techs replaced the duct work that had fallen off and ran new duct work connected back to existing runs. They sealed up new duct work with mastic and the system was then tested and is operating normally.
We sent a technician out to a home in Maplewood, New Jersey to perform an HVAC diagnostic. Upon arrival the technician found the boiler needed a major flush out add cleaning. He vented both radiators in master bedroom to allow steam to pass threw. He also found an addition in the master was not insulated under the floor and recommended insulating under the crawl space to prevent freezing pipes.
We were called out to a home because the home owner was experiencing a sewer smell in the basement. The technician went out to the home and diagnosed the smell as a result of a cracked main sewer line that also needed to be hydro jetted. The technicians removed the cast iron 3 in pipe and 4 in pipe as well. Additionally they removed more contaminated soil underneath where the pipe was installed. They Re-piped using pvc and tested the drainage. The technicians Hydro jetted the original cast iron from the excavated hole out to the city main. The tech applied limestone and back-filled with blue stone. Lastly they cemented the excavated area and returned to reinstall the sink, washer, and dryer. They pumped out the other sump pump pit of contaminated water and poured a gallon of pine-sol in it.
We received a call from a local gym and they were experiencing plumbing problems in the men's shower. When our technician arrived on site he began by shutting the water off to the building in order to work on the men’s shower valve. The customer stated that the shower valve will continuously turn and the water pressure was not that good. The tech replaced the cartridge and the gaskets inside the men’s shower stall. Then after testing for proper operation everything was working fine. The tech then replaced the shower stem handle that switches from the shower-head to the hand held shower and the stem was all corroded due to hard water. He replaced the stem and tested and it was working properly, he also noted the customer has heavy amounts of calcification and recommend to install a water softener which will remove the calcium that is causing the fixtures to fail.
We received a call recently from a local customer in Montclair, NJ who needed a gas line from the existing gas meter to the proposed location of a pool heater. The techs tapped into manifold and ran tack pipe through the basement and out to where the trench is going to begin. They left the track pipe under a pressure test for the inspection. Our technicians excavated a trench at the back of the home in an "L" shape, from the deck area, to the proposed location of the pool heater. The techs installed a new gas line from the gas meter in the home, laid in the trench on the outside, to the proposed location of the pool heater. They pressurized the newly installed gas line with approximately 15psi of air to test. The technician cleaned up after completing the job and gave the customer a brief description of the work he had competed.
A customer called in because they had been affected by Tropical Storm Ida. The customer was looking to have the water heater replaced due to flood damage. The customer was also interested in having a new sump pump installed. The technician went out to the customer's home to evaluate the situation. The technician provided the customer with an option to replace the water heater with a new 50-gallon water heater as well as install a new sump pump. The customer decided to proceed with the work. The technician removed the old water heater and installed the new one. Tech made all necessary connections and started up the new water heater and tested it. The water heater was working properly. Tech then installed the new sump pump and made all necessary connections. Tech then tested the pump for proper connection and function. Upon completion of the work, the tech showed the work to the customer and went over the proper operations of equipment. All new equipment was left working properly and the customer was satisfied with the work.
Customer called in to schedule an appointment for a toilet that is leaking around the rim. Upon arrival, the technician found the toilet tank and bowl to be loose. The customer also mentioned that there is an issue with the slop sink. The technician looked at the slop sink and found that the sink backed up when the washing machine drained because the piping for the slop sink was connected with the drain from the washing machine. The technician presented options to correct these issues and customer decided to proceed with the work. The technician began by re-piping the drain for the slop sink and the washing machine by running separate lines for each. The technician then snaked the drain line for the washing machine to ensure it was flowing properly. The technician then tightened the bolts for the toilet tank and bowl. He noticed the toilet still rocked slightly and pointed this out to the customer. The technician left the customer an estimate to reset the toilet but the customer did not wish to reset the toilet at this time. The technician then went over the work performed with the customer. Customer was happy with work and glad that everything was left working properly.
Customer called in stating he was looking to replace his pressure reducing valve. The technician arrived on site and spoke to customer to address issue with the water pressure in the home. Customer stated his current pressure reducing valve is 10 years old and water pressure seems to spike randomly. Customer wanted to have the PRV replaced so the technician checked the water pressure and found it to be 80 PSI which is borderline too high. The technician then inspected the PRV and the other plumbing components near by. The technician noticed that the customer's existing water softener was very old and not working properly. There was a lot of hard water damage on the piping within the basement and the water softener was likely clogged which will cause inconsistent water pressure. The technician advised the customer that the water softener should be replaced. The technician also found the existing water heater to be from 2008 which is past its expected life span. The technician did let the customer know that a clogged water heater can also cause water pressure issues. The technician provided the customer with estimates to replace the PRV and water heater. The technician also recommended having a thermal expansion tank installed with the PRV. The technician explained to the customer that replacing the PRV without adding an expansion tank may not solve the issues with the water pressure. Customer acknowledged the advice of the technician and decided to only replace the PRV. The technician then shut off the water to the home and drained down the plumbing system. Next he removed and disposed of the existing whole house PRV. The technician furnished and installed a new whole house PRV. The existing water line was adapted and as a courtesy the technician added a new shut off valve. The technician then turned the water back on to check for any leaks and ensure everything was working properly. Once the work was complete and the area cleaned up the technician went over everything with the customer. The customer was very happy with the work and glad the technician went over everything so thoroughly.
Customer called in stating their wi-fi thermostat screen went blank. Upon arrival, the technician spoke to the customer and visually inspected the furnace. The technician found it is an 80% furnace that conditions the first floor. There are two zones, one for the left side of the house and one for the right side of the house. The thermostat that was not working was the one for the left side of the house. The technician went over different options for replacing the thermostat for that zone. The customer decided to move forward with the installation of the Nest thermostat he had already purchased. The technician removed the existing thermostat from the wall and installed the customer supplied Nest thermostat. Once the new thermostat was installed, the technician tested all operations for both zones and performed a combustion analysis to ensure the system is operating properly. The technician cleaned up the are and went over the work with the customer. Everything was left in good working order and the customer was happy to have heat restored to the whole house.
Customer called in because he has a sump pump and he was looking to add a battery back up. Upon arrival, the technician spoke to the customer who stated that he had a battery back up that he wanted installed on his existing sump pump. The technician inspected the area and the existing sump pump and created an estimate for the customer. The customer decided to proceed with work. The customer realized that he had purchased the wrong battery back up and said he would purchase the correct one and call back. Customer called back once he had the correct battery back up. The technician arrived back to the customer's house to complete the work. He removed the lid for the sump pump pit and cut the discharge line. He then tied in a PVC Y to pick up the secondary pump. He then added a check valve to prevent back flow. Once this was completed, he connected the battery to the pump float. The technician then tested the pump and the battery back up to ensure everything was working properly. After the technician cleaned up the work area he went over everything with the customer. The customer was happy with the work and glad to have the battery back up installed.
Customer called in stating they had low water pressure in the master bedroom. Upon arrival, the technician met with the customer's maintenance man who granted him access to the home. The customer stated that the water is taking too long to get hot in the shower in the master bathroom. The technician tested the shower and it took approximately 130 seconds to get hot. The customer informed the technician that there was recently a leak on the hot water line that was repaired. The technician presented options to inspect the existing circulator pump and flush the return line along with options to install new circulator pumps. The customer chose to inspect the existing pump and flush the return line. The technician began by isolating and removing the circulator pump motor and inspected impeller. The technician noted that the circulator pump seemed to be in proper working condition. He then flushed the return line and found it air bound. The technician then purged the lone of air and reinstalled the pump. He tested the work by running the shower in the master bathroom. The water was hot within 30 seconds. The technician went over his work with the customer who was happy that the shower gets hot quickly.
Customer called in stating she had noticed a lot of water in the basement and she is not sure where it is coming from. Upon technician's arrival, the customer stated there was water seeping into the basement from an unknown source. She told the technician that her handyman had been out and could not locate the source of the leak and that she had another plumbing company out earlier who also was not able to locate the source of the water. The technician was brought to the basement and took at a look at the area where water was accumulating. He noticed that the customer's water softener was leaking. Customer stated she no longer uses the water softener and does not want it anymore. The technician presented the customer with an option to cap off the line and the customer decided to proceed. The technician was able to shut the water to the home off. He then pushed the softener to the side and cut out a section of the pipe. He then installed a new piece of pipe and reconnected to the existing water supply. The water was restored to the home and the technician tested to make sure there was no more leaking. The technician cleaned up the work area and brought the homeowner down to the basement to show her his work. She was happy that there was no more leaking.
Customer called in stating that there were some plumbing issues he would like looked at. Upon arrival, the technician checked in with the customer to discuss the issues he was having. The customer stated the cold water side of the faucet was not working and the tub waste was not holding water. The technician visually inspected the issues and presented estimates for the repairs. The customer decided to proceed with replacing the tub waste and changing the cold water cartridge on the faucet. The technician removed the old tub waste and cut out the old trap and installed a new PVC trap and tub waste. The technician then tested his work by filling the tub and releasing it after the water reached the level of the over flow. Next, the technician removed the existing cold water cartridge and installed a new cartridge. The technician then reconnected the handle trim kit and tested the faucet. Everything was working properly. The technician cleaned up the work area and went over his work with the customer. Customer was glad that the technician was able to correct the issues for him.
A customer called in stating the sump pump was draining onto the sidewalk. Upon arrival, the technician spoke to the customer regarding the issue that was occurring. The technician looked over the sump pump and found the issue to be with the piping to the sump pump. The water was being pumped out of the house onto the lawn and during the colder months, the water would freeze on the grass and sidewalk. The technician presented the customer with an option to pipe in a direct 3" drain from the outlet of the sump pump to the storm drain. The customer decided to proceed with the work and the excavation crew was scheduled to return. The crew returned and excavated approximately 45 feet and installed a 3" schedule 40 PVC pipe from the sump pump discharge out toward the city storm drain. The crew tested the new drain and the water made its way to the storm drain. The crew then cemented the penetration to the storm drain and backfilled the excavated area. Seeds and hay were applied to the area as well. The crew cleaned up and went over the work with the customer. Everything was left working properly.
A customer called in because they were not able to turn off the kitchen sink. Upon arrival, the technician checked in with the customer and was granted access to the kitchen sink. The customer stated the sink was leaking and was difficult to shut off. The technician inspected the faucet and found it leaking from the faucet body down into the cabinet below. The technician presented options to disassemble and rebuild the kitchen faucet and the customer decided to proceed. The technician shut the supply valves and disassembled the faucet. He then removed the existing cartridge and replaced it with new and reassembled the faucet. Next, he restored the water to test his work, the faucet was no longer leaking. The technician cleaned up the work area and went over his work with the customer. The customer was happy that the faucet was no longer leaking.
A customer called in stating the furnace was making a lot of noise. Upon arrival, the technician checked in with the homeowner and discussed the issue they were experiencing. The customer was concerned about a noise they heard coming from the furnace. The customer provided the technician access to the furnace in the basement. The technician visually inspected the furnace and found that it was an 80% furnace that conditions the first floor. He noticed the noise was coming from the inducer motor. The technician found that the unit was from 2004 and was near the end of its life expectancy. He spoke to the customer about possible replacement within the next couple of years. The technician then presented estimates to repair and replace the unit. At this time, the customer chose to proceed with replacing the inducer motor, pressure switch, and ignition components. The technician began by shutting down the unit and removing the existing inducer motor, pressure switch, and ignition components. He then installed new parts and started the unit back up. He then tested all operations from the unit and the thermostat. He then performed a complimentary combustion analysis to ensure the unit was operating to the manufacturer's specifications. The technician cleaned up his work area and went over his work with the homeowner. The homeowner was happy that the furnace was working and no longer making noise.
Customer called in stating they were not getting enough heat on one side of the house. Upon arrival, the technician spoke with the customer who provided him access to the boiler. Customer has a hydronic boiler and is reporting no heat in one area of the home. The technician tested both zone valves and call for heat. The boiler was replaced in August of 2021 by another company. The technician found that the boiler piping was incorrect and did not have proper air elimination for the system. The copper piping for the basement boiler loop was piped into the concrete slab on the supply and return back to the boiler. The technician provided several options to the customer for re-piping, repair and purging of the system. At this time, the customer chose to purge the boiler. The technician purged the basement zone and heat is now being distributed to that area of the home. The technician cleaned up the work area and went over his work with the customer. Customer was happy that heat was being evenly distributed throughout the home.
Customer called in stating the sink and toilet in the master bath were clogged. Upon arrival, the technician checked in with the customer who provided access to the first floor half bathroom and the second floor master bathroom. The customer stated the toilets and his wife's sink were backed up. The technician presented options to clear the stoppages. The customer chose to have the technician attempt to clear the stoppages with the auger. The technician ran the auger in the first floor bathroom toilet and was able to clear the stoppage. He then ran the auger in the second floor master bathroom toilet and was able to clear that stoppage as well. The technician then used the handy electric snake and cleared the stoppage in the wife's sink in the master bathroom. At this time, the technician also dismantled the strainer and removed large amounts of hair and soap scum. He then reinstalled the strainer and trap and ran the water to ensure everything was flowing properly. At this time the water is draining with no issues. The technician cleaned up the work area and went over his work with the homeowner. The customer was happy with the work and glad that there were no more stoppages.
Customer called in stating his water heater was leaking. Upon arrival, the technician checked in with the homeowner who granted him access to the leaking water heater. The technician visually inspected the water heater and determined the water heater could not be repaired, it would have to be replaced. The technician presented the customer with options for replacement and the customer proceeded with the work. The technician isolated the water and drained down the existing water heater. He then disconnected the water lines, gas line and exhaust. He removed the existing water heater and installed the new one. He connected the hot and cold water lines and installed an expansion tank on the line. He then connected the gas and exhaust. He then ignited the water heater and turned the water on to test for leaks. None were found. The technician then cleaned up the work area and went over his work with the homeowner who was happy to have the hot water restored.
Customer called in stating they had a shower knob that would no longer adjust the temperature. Upon arrival, the technician checked in with the customer who provided him access to the children's bathroom on the second floor. The customer told the technician that the shower valve is either too hot or too cold. While the technician was inspecting the shower body he noticed the toilet fill valve kept going off. He noticed heavy amounts of calcium build up on the plumbing fixtures. At this time the customer stated that handles on the husband's bathroom faucet were leaking while in use. The technician looked at all the issues then presented the customer with options for repair. The customer chose to replace the shower cartridge in the children's bathroom, rebuild the master bathroom lavatory faucet and partial rebuild of the toilet in the children's bathroom. The technician began the work by shutting down the water to the home. He then attempted to remove the husband's faucet cartridges but was not able to due to seizing from calcium build up. The technician let the customer know he was not able to remove the faucet and offered to replace which the customer declined at this time. The technician then removed the shower cartridge in the children's bathroom and took it to the supply house to match. The technician returned with the shower cartridge. He installed the new shower cartridge. He then restored the water to the home and tested for leaks, none were found and the shower temperature can now be controlled. The technician then isolated the water supply to the toilet and shut off the water. He drained down the toilet and removed the existing fill valve and flush valve gasket and replaced with new. He then turned the water to the toilet back on and tested the toilet by flushing repeatedly. The toilet was left working properly. The technician then cleaned up the work area and went over all the work with the customer. The customer was happy that the faucet and toilet in the children's bathroom was now working properly.
Customer called in stating they had a bathtub that was clogged. Upon arrival, the technician checked in with the customer who granted him access to the bathroom. The technician visually inspected the tub and provided an estimate to attempt to clear the stoppage. The customer decided to proceed and the technician began the work. He removed the overflow cover in order to snake the drain. Once the technician got the snake to about 20' the water began to drain. When the technician removed the snake he found there was a lot of hair on the end of it. The technician ran the tug in order to ensure the line was cleared, which it was. The work area was cleaned up and the technician then brought the homeowner into the bathroom to go over his work. The customer was happy that the tub was no longer backing up.
Customer called in stating they left the outside main on and it burst during the winter and needs to be replaced. Upon arrival, the technician checked in with the homeowner. The homeowner showed the technician to the issue. The technician visually inspected the back flow prevention valve for the sprinkler system and found when it froze it blew the top of the valve off. The technician presented an estimate to replace the valve and the customer decided to proceed with the work. The technician isolated the water supply and turned off the water. He then cut out the old valve and installed the new. He reconnected the old line with a prop press coupling. He then turned the water back on to check for leaks and none were found. The technician cleaned up the work area and went over his work with the customer. The customer was glad this issue was resolved.
A customer called in stating they had a pipe under the sink in the bathroom that was disconnected. Upon arrival, the technician checked in with the homeowner who granted him access to the bathroom. The technician found that the customer had a broken pop-up assembly and 2 shut-off valves that were not turning. The technician presented the customer with options to make repairs and the customer decided to proceed. The technician replaced the pop-up with a new one. The technician then shut the water off and drained the hot and cold lines. Next, he cut off the existing valve and installed a new quarter-turn valve. Once the work was complete the technician turned on the water to test for leaks. No leaks were found. The technician cleaned up the work area and went over his work with the customer. The customer was happy that the repairs were made.
Customer called in stating their water heater was leaking. Upon arrival, the technician checked in with the homeowner who granted him access to the water heater. The technician visually inspected the water heater and found it leaking from the base with visual signs of corrosion. Customer stated the water heater was from 1998. The technician presented the customer with options to replace the water heater. The customer decided to proceed. The technician began by draining down the water heater and isolating the gas and inlet and outlet water lines. He then removed the existing water heater and placed the new water heater in the designated location in the mechanical / laundry room. The technician connected the gas and vent and ran new inlet and outlet water lines. He then installed the expansion tank. Once this was done, he filled the water heater and purged the air from it. Next he opened the gas valve and started the water heater. While the water heater was heating the technician cleaned up the work area. After allowing sufficient time for the water to reach temperate, the technician tested the faucets to ensure hot water had been restored. The technician then went over his work with the customer who was happy to have the hot water restored in his home.
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Chatham, NJ 07928
Contractor ID: 13VH001214700, Plumbing License #B10420, HVAC License #19HC00015100, Electrical License #34EB00680800
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