A Better Service COmpany
74 Massabesic St
Manchester, New Hampshire 03103
Phone: 603-669-4827
info@abscoheating.com
Plumbing

Absco Heating & Home Service can help you with all of your minor plumbing repairs and new installations. We provide excellent customer service and we use only quality products. Our dedication to find the best products helps us provide repair service that is second to none. With our long list of suppliers and our attention to reducing costs and overhead, our customers are guaranteed the best value. Our plumbers have the experience and training necessary to complete your plumbing project with the professionalism it deserves. We use the highest quality parts available to ensure proper performance and reliability. We warranty all of our new installations for one year.

Our Plumbing Services Include:

Plumbing repair services
Plumbing fixture and piping installation
Bathroom and Kitchen remodeling
Water heater repair and installation
Toilet & Sink Drain Cleaning
Repair and Installation of humidifiers and sump pumps

If you have a new plumbing project you are considering, give us a call today for a FREE ESTIMATE!

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Plumbing Maintenance Tips

An ounce of prevention will go a long way towards keeping your home's plumbing and heating equipment in top working order-and you will avoid costly repairs!

Faucets and Sinks

Even small drips can waste thousands of gallons of water, as much as 150 gallons a day! Be sure to check under sinks for moisture or small leaks. And always repair leaky faucets right away to avoid paying for wasted water, and to avoid water damage to your fixtures and pipes.

Remove and clean your faucet aerators annually to ensure an even flow of water.

Make sure overflow holes on tubs and vanities are clear and open to prevent water damage to floors and ceilings.

Toilets

Toilet leaks can be wasteful and expensive. At least once a year, check your toilet for leaks by adding a small amount of red food coloring to the tank, and check the toilet bowl later. If the toilet bowl water is colored red or pink, water is seeping through the tank. If it is leaking, you should replace the tank ball.

Clogs

To help prevent clogs, fit all your tub and shower drains with a strainer that catches hair and soap chips and clean the strainer regularly.

Do not rinse fats or cooking oils down the kitchen sink. Liquid fats solidify in the cold pipes and create clogs.

Avoid using caustic liquid drain openers (like Draino or Liquid Plumber) on a drain that is completely clogged. The caustic ingredients are trapped in your pipes, and it can severely damage them. If you can't snake the drain yourself, contact a professional to do so.

Garbage Disposals

You can extend the life of your garbage disposal by:

  • Using plenty of cold water when running it.
  • Making sure you avoid overloading it.
  • Never disposing of things like bones or corn husks and even rice.

Water Heaters

Before doing any maintenance on your water heater yourself, be sure to shut off the power and read your owner's manual.

At least once every three months, drain water from the tank. Over time sediment builds at the bottom of the heater, which can hamper performance, and draining a gallon or so helps remove the sediment.

You should also periodically inspect your water heater burner. The flame under the heater should appear blue with yellow tips. If it's mostly yellow or if it's sooty under there, your flue may be clogged, which is a dangerous situation. Contact a professional to check it out.

At least once every two years, have your water heater inspected by a service technician. He or she will also check the drain valves for signs of leakage and the anode rods for corrosion.