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04/01/2014
By: Michelle R.
Centa Plumbing & Heating Inc
After the carbon monoxide detector in my house indicated a hazard, and after calling 911, the firefighters suggested I get my old oven serviced. I turned off the gas and pilot for the oven, overnight, and still had high readings for carbon monoxide. Unsure of who to call, I was fortunate to find Centa Plumbing & Heating's website which clearly states that they can inspect your appliances for common conditions causing this problem. Mario Centa was courteous (he called to let me know he was in traffic and on his way), respectful, professional and attentive. He patiently listened to the details of the problem, and then walked me through a thorough process of elimination, testing for carbon monoxide throughout the house. Sometimes service professionals are condescending or uncommunicative Mario was helpful and friendly. This matters to me as the owner of an old "it's always something" house who has had too many people treat me rudely while trying to take my money. Mario referred me to a chimney inspector when we narrowed down the problem. His price ($150) was very fair, both for his expertise, and for coming on short notice. I highly recommend them. If I need plumbing or heating work in the future, I am relieved to have found a reliable company.
Tips & Advices
To keep yourself safe from fraud or a possible scam, always remember to ask plumbers for their license along with a written warranty for their labor. Besides this, further safeguard yourself by checking their references and ensure they or their company is insured and bonded to do their work.
If you're having hot water issues, you can examine the thermostat and adjust it accordingly. If you hear odd sounds coming from your water heater, it could be due to sediment building up. To get rid of this, make sure you clean out the heater every few months. However, if you hear a boiling noise, it could mean the heater is overheating and you should call a plumbing professional as soon as possible.
Frozen pipes are hazardous and can cause massive amounts of damage to your home. To prevent your pipes from freezing during the winter, run your faucets at a trickle and keep your house's heater at 55 degrees Fahrenheit or above to keep the water flowing.
  • Be mindful of how much water you use in your bathroom, kitchen and even outdoors when watering your lawn.
  • Make sure your toilet handle works properly and doesn't stick.
  • Replace old shower heads with more efficient low-flow options that can cut down on the gallons of water you use each morning.
  • Turning off the water while you brush your teeth
  • Only running your dishwasher or clothes washer when you have a full load.
Yes. If you're interested in buying a new home or property, it's smart to hire a contractor or a plumbing service to not only tell you if the building's foundation is sound, but also if the pipes are in good working order.

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