Sometimes you find spots on your glasses after running the dishwasher or get a soapy feeling on your hands after washing them. That is because your water is “hard”. Hard water is water that is high in mineral content – most often calcium and / or magnesium. Since this is caused by minerals suspended in the water, the problem can often be solved by water filtration.
Having clean, safe water in our homes is important to all of us. This has been an increasing concern to Long Islanders over the years, and for good reason. Long Island has more contaminants in its drinking water than anywhere else in the state. It’s no surprise that more and more people here are looking into different kinds of water filtration including whole house water filtration systems. [Read more…]
With increased concerns about the environment and possible chemicals leaching into groundwater, interest in water filters and whole house water filtration systems is at an all-time high. Let’s look at what you need to know about water and water filtration. [Read more…]
As a new homeowner, your first winter involves learning the quirks of your furnace and heating system. While burst pipes are a possible known risk if you have a heating failure, several factors can lead to either a burst pipe or a frozen and then burst pipe. [Read more…]
Winter plumbing problems are the worst and probably scare homeowners the most, not just new homeowners. Leaks can cause tremendous amounts of damage. Fortunately, a bit of knowledge and planning can prevent problems for both new and established homeowners. [Read more…]
Even the most experienced DIYers call a plumber to handle certain types of problems but knowing when to do so isn’t easy. Some issues seem easy to fix but can be difficult or dangerous to tackle on your own. Here’s a list of reasons/problems that should only be repaired by professional plumbers.
You probably won’t be thinking much about the history of plumbing when you need a plumber. Very often plumbers get calls in emergency situations. At Tragar Home Services, we know our customers want to understand how their problem is going to be fixed now, rather than think about how it might have been fixed thousands of years ago. That’s one of the reasons why Tragar is available for plumbing services 24/7/365. But when you’re not worrying about an emergency, it is fascinating to look at how far back the roots of plumbing go and how this miracle, which we take for granted every day, has progressed to modern times.
When you own a home, you know that at some point you’re going to have to deal with a problem. It’s why you see so many posts on social media asking everyone to recommend a handyman, electrician, plumber, or contractor. There are many mishaps that can happen in your home, but one of the worst things that can happen to you is having your pipes freeze and burst. You’ll be dealing with flooding, water damage, insurance companies, and having to scramble to find a shower. If there’s anything you want to scramble to prevent, this is it. Fortunately, this is a problem that’s usually preventable by winterizing your pipes. And if your pipes do burst, Tragar Home Services can help. [Read more…]