Your home’s plumbing system has probably taken a beating this spring. With Long Island residents staying home more than ever before, the systems in their homes are seeing more use, too. But homeowners can take steps to make sure systems … Continued
Do UV Lights Kill Mold and Bacteria? UV works! Ultraviolet lights were shown to kill mold, viruses and bacteria more than 100 years ago. In fact, in 1903, Niels Finsen was given the Noble Prize in Medicine for using … Continued
BEFORE THIS HAPPENS TO YOU, HAVE YOUR HVAC SYSTEM CHECKED TO ENSURE THAT IT’S READY FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER The pictures featured above are examples of what could occur if your HVAC system fails during a cold spell. Most people do … Continued
Preventable water damage is the #1 cause of insurance claims Approximately 25% of homeowners have experienced water damage 94% of plumbing leaks occur in high-risk locations where sensors can be placed (washing machine hoses burst, ice-maker connections fail, dishwashers & toilets leak) Introducing WaterCop Flood … Continued
Whether it is a new water heater, heating system or a small leak on the toilet – the team of professionals at Pipe Doctor have you covered. On this job completed last week our client had a small leak next … Continued
Eventually, at some point or another, you will encounter a mainline sewer stoppage. The toilets, sinks, showers and bathtubs simply won’t drain. Even worse, you will have a backup of waste in your basement or crawl space. Sewer line stoppages … Continued
Removed 20+ year old Carrier R22 (freon) 2 1/2 ton system. Replaced with new Carrier 17 Seer R410A (puron) 2 1/2 ton system. Commissioned system with Testo digital equipment bringing sub-cooling to Carrier’s specifications for optimum efficiency.
Our customer complained of iron, dirt and taste in the domestic water in this home. We installed the 3M / Aquapure AP102T whole house water filter with a by-pass setup consisting of (3) ball valves and (1) drain valve to … Continued
Excessive gas bills and a new water heater justified this clients reasoning for a Navien NPE-240A tankless gas fired water heater for virtually unlimited hot water.
After 45 years of reliable service, we removed the existing furnace and replaced it with a brand new model with better efficiency and minor ductwork modifications.
Unknown leak in 1st floor ceiling and wall. Opened plaster wall and ceiling to expose 4″ cast iron waste stack that was cracked, along with the 4″ x 3″ teewye AND 3″ PVC that was inserted into the ferrule of … Continued
Customer complaint: ‘We have no hot water AND my basement is starting to flood with water’ Upon arrival found the Home Depot special – GE 50 gallon gas fired water heater has failed internally and water is literally pouring out … Continued
During a scheduled heating inspection and tune-up for a client, we immediately noted a strange burning smell coming from the 3 zone 50 year old Federal Boiler that is installed in a closet next to the ground floor kitchen. During … Continued
Residential steam heating boilers typically require makeup water approximately 3 to 4 times per month. If the system requires fresh makeup water more frequently a leak is generally the cause. Unfortunately most homeowners are unaware of this. If you are … Continued
A local Woodmere, NY homeowner with a steam heating system was frustrated with several radiators failing to heat up. He called several plumbing contractors, even an expensive “franchised” plumbing outfit to diagnose the issue. Sadly all failed to properly diagnose … Continued
Our client, a homeowner in Valley Stream, was sick and tired of constantly changing the cartridge in their whole house water filter. Initially they were changing the $35 5 micron filter every 6 months but over the years the water … Continued
After 15 years of dependable service we removed a slightly oversized 2 1/2 ton R22 Carrier system and replaced it with a new Carrier 16 Seer 2 ton R410A air handler and condenser. We also installed a Carrier UV light … Continued
The customers existing 40+ year old Hydrotherm gas fired steam boiler developed an internal leak and needed replacement. We proposed a Burnahm SIN4 gas fired steam boiler that qualified for National Grid and NYS rebates exceeding $800. Job completed in … Continued
After our clients recent trip to Asia where washlet seats are a commonplace, we installed (3) Toto G500 washlet toilets.
We removed the existing oil fired 2 zone hydronic boiler. Supplied and installed new Burnham ES24 105K BTU gas fired boiler with all new near boiler piping and (2) new Grundfos Alpha ECM ultra efficient circulators. Started at 7:30am – … Continued
Disconnected and removed existing American Standard oil fired boiler that was approx 70 years old. Installed new Navien NHB-080 tankless gas fired 2 zone wall hung boiler.
Client’s existing Weil Mclain AquaPlus 100 indirect fired water heater was leaching an unknown lime-green substance into the potable HOT water supply. After attempts to flush and drain the indirect water heater and installing a 3M Aquapure hot water filter … Continued
Existing 3 handle tub and shower valve removed and replaced with a new Moen single lever tub and shower valve with pressure balancing and anti-scald features.
We disconnected and removed the existing 40+ year old Weil Mclain 3 zone gas fired boiler. Supplied and installed new Burnham ES24 105k BTU gas fired boiler with all new piping.
Last week we were dispatched to a home in Hempstead. The customer wanted an estimate for a new gas boiler. Upon arrival it was obvious they needed a new steam boiler since the steam was literally pouring out of the … Continued
During the colder months of the year, your heating costs make up a huge portion of all the energy costs of your home. Of course, heating in your home is an absolute necessity, so you can’t just cut it off … Continued
Your heater is consistently under nearly constant pressure and stress, so it requires nearly constant attention, maintenance, and repairs. At Pipe Doctor Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. our plumbers recommend that you have a tune-up or inspection of your … Continued
You need to keep your home clean, comfortable, and convenient, and its plumbing system is a huge part of maintaining those qualities. So when you have any problems with your plumbing in Long Island, it can be extremely frustrating, and … Continued
Water heaters are made in different sizes to accommodate both large and small households. 40 gallon and 50 gallon sizes are typical on Long Island, NY. While most are gas fired, some lonely ones operate on dirty and disgusting home … Continued
The water heater, incorrectly called a “hot water heater”, is basically maintenance-free, yet does require some service, just like any other household appliance. Once it is properly installed and set to the right temperature, very little is required to keep … Continued
If you reside in the northeastern United States there is a possibility you grew up or lived in a home with steam heat. That heating system likely was a huge mystery to you and chances are it was not serviced … Continued
Many Long Island and New York City homeowners have gas fired steam systems and often call on us to create hot water hydronic zones they want to install in their basements or extensions on their homes. Offering a solution sounds … Continued
If at any point you are not comfortable, please call a licensed and trained professional. Obvious Warning Signs Louder than normal furnace? Anything weird or unusual means something is wrong. Is there water surrounding the furnace? Even a little bit … Continued
Think about it for a minute. The equipment was adjusted to manufactures specification at the factory. Then it was shipped by truck and or rail to their distributor. Who sold it to the supply house where it sat until the … Continued
If the lighting in your home or business flicker when your HVAC (heating or air conditioning) system turns on it is not normal. Question: So, Why do my lights flicker when my heating or air conditioning system comes on? Answer: … Continued
Earlier this week we were called to a home in Hewlett, NY for a “limited heat” service call on a Trane 100k BTU 80% gas fired furnace. Upon arrival and inspection we discovered the filter too small for the opening … Continued
Keep Condensing Coils Clean The condensing coil is a vital part of your refrigeration equipment. This includes condensers on coolers, freezers, and ice machines. The condenser coil is the heat exchanger on refrigeration units. It’s the coil located on the … Continued
One of the common steam heating service calls we get dispatched to are steam heating systems that are not working properly. Homes in northeast United States typically have an oil or gas fired boiler – either hot water hydronic or … Continued