NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures continue to drop in New York City, homeowners recognize the need to prepare for the frigid months ahead. Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc., a leading plumbing company serving Brooklyn since 1906, is offering New York City residents some tips to winterize homes in the Middle Atlantic with professional inspections, leak detection, burst prevention, water heater maintenance and more.
"Serving as New York City's trusted plumbing source for more than one hundred years has given our team a lot of insight on the winterization measures that matter for homeowners," said Michael Petri, owner of Petri Plumbing. "Preparation is far more cost effective for Brooklyn residents than repair costs. Homes and buildings endure a lot of stress with our extreme temperature drops, making them more prone to inefficient heating systems. Our system to prepare homes for the winter involves easy tactics families can use to avoid a costly plumbing repair."
Petri Plumbing's four-step system to winterizing a home includes:
1. Burst Pipe Prevention
- Allow interior and exterior faucets to run at a slow yet steady trickle
- Drain all outside water supply lines
- Store hoses away
- Insulate pipes in unheated areas such as rags, electrical heat tape or even news papers
2. Water Leak Prevention
- Clean pipes and water heaters
- Examine any pipes or tubing that are exposed and look for signs of corrosion
- Test older pipes' water pressure by turning on the hot water in the kitchen and the bath
3. Water Boiler Maintenance
- Monitor and insulate the water boiler's supply and return lines near their walls
4. Home Plumbing Inspection
- Schedule a home plumbing inspection before the seasons change to identify any potential leaks, inefficient appliances or any other potential mishaps
Smart thermostats also provide families with a way to cut energy costs. These systems offer a greater degree of control, including operation from a smart phone, and can be pre-programmed to adapt to sudden changes in temperature, reduce activity during various times in the day, and can even be turned on remotely.
Petri's proven system for preparing homes for brutal winters has helped countless Brooklyn and Manhattan residents save on repairs and utility bills. To find out more about winter preparation tips, call Petri Plumbing at (718) 748-1254.
About Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is a family owned and operated business serving Brooklyn and the New York City area. Founded in 1906, the company offers a 100 percent guarantee on all services, upfront pricing, and friendly and knowledgeable Service Experts for all kinds of home and business plumbing and heating needs. Services offered include water and gas pipe leak repair and installation, fixture installations, inspections, boiler repair, water heater installation, complete bathroom, kitchen, laundry & utility room remodeling and more. Petri Plumbing is also licensed and certified by Green Plumbers USA - the first in New York City. For more information, please visit: http://www.petriplumbing.com/
For additional information, contact:
Heather Ripley, Ripley PR
hripley (at) ripleypr (dot) com
SOURCE Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc.