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The Most Common Reasons People Call Levine & Sons

By: Levine & Sons

A lot of people think you only call your plumbing, heating and cooling specialist when there is a big problem. Its as if they feel embarrassed to call for a small problem. As if they are imposing upon their service professional. The truth is that all large problems started out as small minor problems that if addressed early would have...

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Power Outage

How to Prepare for a Power Outage

By: Levine & Sons

Flashlights Unless your power goes out during the day, flashlights are a necessary to keep around the house in order to see during a power outage. Have lots of batteries stored, and if you can purchase the flashlights powered by you cranking it. Food Keep a nice pile of non-perishable dry foods in a easily reachable spot. The food in your refrigerator will...

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Drain Clog

Top Odd Items Recovered in drains

By: Levine & Sons

Levine and Sons technicians have seen it all (well almost). Our Top 3 Drain clog stories are: 1) We received a frantic call from a longtime customer who needed us to come out immediately.  He would not say why, only that he had an emergency.  We arrived within the hour and had quite a request.  This older gentleman was getting...

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Heater Installation

Pro’s and Con’s of Boiler heat VS. Forced air Furnace Heat

By: Levine & Sons

Your heating system MUST BE designed and installed correctly to realize energy savings and heating comfort.  A poorly designed/Installed system will be outperformed every time by a correctly designed/installed system.  Regardless if it is forced air, Hot water boiler, steam boiler. Radiator Pro’s 1) Heats your home by radiant heat 2) More even comfortable heat 3) Easy to maintain Radiator...

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Toilet Seat Up

Reason to leave the toilet seat down

By: Levine & Sons

Is there really an answer to this age old question? A toilet looks best and was esthetically designed, when not in use, to have the seat AND lid down. However . . . Are you looking for a more scientific answer?  There have been mathematical attempts to create a formula that will work in a shared household or office setting...

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Overflowing Toilet

Why is my toilet running and why should I care?

By: Levine & Sons

Let’s tackle the why should I care question first. A running toilet is often times loud and annoying.  You expect the noise when you use the toilet, but it can become unbearable when the toilet runs and wakes you up in the middle of the night, or runs during the scary scene of a Freddie Kruger movie!  Also, lets not...

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Change your furnace filters

How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filters?

By: Levine & Sons

Failure to regularly change your furnace filters will cause your furnace to fail prematurely. Dirty air filters are the #1 cause of furnace breakdowns. A dirty air filter will create drag, which stresses the blower motor, causing it to fail earlier than it normally would. Dirty air filters will also reduce the amount of air flowing through the furnace, which...

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Did Levine & Sons Inspire Weird Al Yankovic’s Video “Handy”?

By: Levine & Sons

Weird al Yankovic released his chart topping #1 album MANDATORY FUN to great acclaim over the summer.  Mandatory FUN includes a song titled “HANDY” (a parody of Iggy Azalea’s hit FANCY). The song is about a contractor who can fix any household problem (FYI be careful of the jack-of-all trades type contractors!). In the video, there is a scene where...

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plumbing tool - plunger

3 Plumbing Tools Every Home Should Have

By: Levine & Sons

Some plumbing jobs can be easily fixed without any extensive plumbing knowledge and with a few inexpensive tools. That’s right, no need for a toolbox full of unnecessary and expensive tools! Get these three tools and you can solve some of the most common and basic plumbing repairs: Plunger: If you have a drain back-up that is isolated to one...

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