Other Services Provided by Winters Home Services
Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation by Expert Boston Plumbers
Most people use their garbage disposal daily, and as a result, it is an appliance that frequently requires maintenance and/or replacement. Additionally, many people mistake the garbage disposal as an alternative to the garbage can, shoving large amounts of food and other objects down their drain.
Whether it has run the course of its lifespan and needs replacement, or has been damaged as a result of improper use, the expert Boston & Cambridge plumbers at Winters Home Services will help you get your garbage disposal back in working order.
To extend the life of your garbage disposal, follow these simple rules:
- Only send light food residue down the drain – your garbage disposal is not designed to accommodate large quantities of food waste.
- Avoid inserting foreign objects like silverware and large pieces of food waste that can jam the disposal. If something does become jammed, do not try to remove it yourself
- Avoid dumping grease and oil into your garbage disposal.
- Do not overload your disposal as this can cause the unit to overheat.
Gas Leak Repair in the Boston Metro Area
A gas leak is a serious issue and can be hard to detect. Gas leaks can result from improperly installed appliances, regular wear and tear, and/or damaged fittings. Gas can very easily spread throughout your home, posing a serious threat to you and your family.
Signs of a gas leak include:
- Odor: gas leaks are often associated with a rotten egg-like odor
- A lightheaded or dizzy feeling, often accompanied by nausea
- Blown out pilot light
- Scorched areas near appliances
- Blue flame instead of yellow or orange
If you suspect you have a gas leak, immediately evacuate your home, contact your gas company as soon as possible or call 911 if necessary. After you’ve taken the necessary precautions, call Winters Home Services. We will send a highly-trained technician to your home to repair the problem. Our technicians are also available for preventative maintenance and can check all of your appliances for issues that could lead to a gas leak.
While we all want safe, clean drinking water, it can be hard to determine if you are at risk for lead poisoning without the help of a professional team. Many homes, especially those built before 1940, have a lead-based water main or brass fixtures, both of which can leach lead into your drinking water. While some homes have had these features replaced with zero-lead plumbing, there are still many homes that utilize lead pipes and fixtures.
If you think you might have lead in your water, schedule an appointment for lead testing with one of our highly-trained technicians. Our water analysis is comprehensive, and tests for lead, pesticides, bacteria, iron, copper, chlorine, nitrates and alkalinity. Once the test has been performed, you will receive results in minutes, and our lead testing specialists will go over your results. If lead or other pollutants are found in your water, they will provide you with expert guidance and advice regarding filtration systems and service line replacement.
At Winters Home Services, we fix it right, right away today! Call (617) 977-3101 to schedule an appointment with a Boston plumber today!