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  • 3 Reasons You Won’t Regret Going Tankless

    Are you running out of hot water sooner than you’d like? Maybe you’re looking at that big, old tank water heater taking up a closet or part of your laundry room and thinking it’s time for something new. We’re hearing from lots of homeowners who are thinking seriously about converting to tankless water heaters. These modern marvels are making a splash here in Philly, and as your Philadelphia ...
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  • What Secrets Lurk in Your Philadelphia Plumbing?

    Philadelphia definitely isn’t home to many tap water fans. Even today, nearly 40% of residents still refuse to drink the water that comes out of the tap, opting for bottled water and other beverages. The city’s been pretty clear on the safety of our municipal water supply, but that doesn’t convince everyone. If it’s not convincing you, whole-home filtration for your Philadelphia plumbing system ...
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  • What to Do When Your Pipes Freeze

    Say you forgot to check the weather right before a Philadelphia cold snap and didn’t think to leave your faucets dripping overnight. The next morning, you go to turn on the tap or flush the toilet and nothing happens. You’ve got some frozen pipes , and that can cause serious problems. Don’t Freak Out When it comes to dealing with frozen pipes, it’s important to stay calm. Go ahead and shut off the ...
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  • 3 Reasons to Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater

    Is there anything more luxurious on a cold winter day than a long, hot shower or bath? That is, until the hot water runs out, leaving you shivering and reaching for a towel. But with the modern technology offered by tankless water heaters, you can enjoy an endless supply of hot water, plus a variety of other benefits over a traditional water heater. The Philadelphia plumbing experts at Joseph ...
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  • 3 Tips for Preventing Winter Pipe Problems

    The holidays are right around the corner, so don’t let the winter cold cause plumbing trouble in your Philadelphia home. Did you know that burst pipes are one of the most common causes of property damage during cold weather? Not only can this cause damage to your home and belongings, the repair bill can be even worse, especially if the burst pipe isn’t noticed until it’s too late. Stop frozen ...
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  • 5 DIY Tips to Prepare Your Pipes for the Holidays

    The holidays can be a demanding time for everyone, and that’s no less true for our plumbing. Before your guests come over to celebrate, make sure your home is ready for them with these quick DIY tips from the experts at Joseph Giannone Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning . 1. Unclog the Drains. If you have guests staying at your home for the holidays, there’s nothing worse than a tub, shower or ...
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  • What Plumbing Problems Can You Tackle Yourself?

    Do you know what to do in case your plumbing has a problem? Sometimes a plumber might not be available to fix it immediately, or you can save some money with a little DIY know-how. At Joseph Giannone Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we can fix problems with the plumbing in your Philadelphia home, but we also want our neighbors to be able to take care of routine matters themselves. Here are a ...
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  • Don’t Suffer Through Another Cold Shower

    DIY Tips to Troubleshoot Your Water Heater School is in session! With everyone in your house getting ready at once in the mornings, are you finding yourself shivering by the end of your shower? This might mean your water heater is in need of some TLC, especially if you don’t remember the hot water running out last school year. While water heaters can be tricky to work with, there are some issues ...
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  • School Starts Sept. 3! Time to Schedule Plumbing Repairs and Upgrades.

    The end of summer is in sight! Philadelphia schools start back Sept. 3, and for lots of tired, frazzled parents, the day can’t come soon enough. But while you’re basking in the blessed silence of a child-free home, take a moment to remember the plumbing repairs you were putting off over the summer. After all, it might be easier to limp along for a couple of months rather than endure a house full ...
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  • Put Great Taste on Tap with a Water Filtration System

    Want to Filter in Philly? Giannone Can Help! Is there anything better on a hot summer day than an ice-cold drink of water? We’re getting thirsty just thinking about it. In most municipalities, water is safe to drink just as it comes out of your tap, but at Joseph Giannone Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that a home’s tap water might not always taste or smell great, and that ...
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  • Take Control of Your Philly Home This Summer

    Try These 3 Hot DIY Tips from Joseph Giannone Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning It’s hot outside. The kids are home. Vacation plans are coming up. Summer is a time when minor annoyances can become out-of-control stress machines. Those little problems you’ve been ignoring around the house can start driving you crazy. But before you pick up the phone and call your local Philadelphia plumber at ...
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  • Protect Your Philly Plumbing this Summer

    Is Your Home Ready for Summer Break? Philadelphia schools let out June 4. Time for cookouts, fun times with friends and sleeping in. But having the kids — and their friends — home all summer can put extra strain on your home’s systems. Summer break is a bad time to have a plumbing malfunction, especially since catastrophes can interfere with vacation plans, visitors and more. Your neighbors at ...
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  • What Should You Do When Waters Rise?

    5 Tips to Recover from Flooding in Your Philadelphia Home No matter how it happens, flooding in the home is always a disaster. Whether from a burst pipe, a sewer overflow or heavy rains, flooding disrupts lives, destroys belongings and damages property. And most homeowners are completely unprepared for dealing with the aftermath. At Joseph Giannone Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning , we don’t ...
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  • How to Bust (and Prevent) Drain Clogs

    Try these DIY tips before calling a plumber Every plumbing system clogs from time to time. But if you’re seeing standing water in your shower or sink, or if the toilet in your Philadelphia home is plugged, you can often reach for some simple solutions instead of reaching for the phone. Most drain clogs can be removed on your own with the right tools and a little persistence, and you’ll save ...
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  • Try These DIY Bathroom Upgrades

    Does the bathroom in your Philadelphia home need an update? Maybe you have older fixtures that aren’t working as well as they used to. Maybe you want something more efficient and easier to clean. Joseph Giannone Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you with any plumbing project, big or small. But there are plenty of DIY projects you can try on your own to get the bathroom you’ve ...
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  • Is Your Water Heater Keeping up?

    How to know when to replace your Philadelphia hot water heater. Is the hot water in your shower running out faster than it used to? Is it slow to heat up, or are you hearing funny noises like knocking and rumbling in your Philadelphia home? These changes can happen slowly over time, so you may not notice them right away, but they mean your hot water heater needs attention. Just like any household ...
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  • Five tips to protect your Philly pipes from freezing

    What’s the best way to deal with frozen pipes? Make sure they don’t freeze in the first place. Burst pipes are a common and expensive mishap during cold Philadelphia winters. The ice itself doesn’t typically rupture pipes — it’s the pressure produced by the clog. The Philadelphia plumbing experts at Giannone have some great tips to save you from a serious headache and expensive repairs. Here are ...
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  • Three DIY steps for fixing leaky or faulty faucets ahead of the holidays

    Here are some DIY guides to common faucet problems It’s never a good time to have a leaky or faulty faucet, but the holidays are fast approaching and you need to get it fixed before guests arrive for parties or extended stays. Here are some general DIY tips from the Philadelphia plumbing experts at Giannone that will allow you to postpone or even prevent a visit from our team. Fix a leaky faucet . ...
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  • Keep your garbage disposal running through the holidays

    These maintenance tips will allow for worry-free holiday cleanup Your garbage disposal is going to get a workout in Philadelphia this holiday season. From grandma’s yams to your uncle’s dressing, a lot of leftover food is going down the drain after the feasts are done. Garbage disposals should be seen and heard but never smelled. Here are six DIY disposal maintenance tips . The Philadelphia ...
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  • Four Tips to Winterize Your Outdoor Faucets

    How to Winterize Outdoor Spigots When temperatures drop well below freezing, especially for an extended period in Philadelphia, there’s a lot of talk about preventing pipes from freezing. We all know the drill — insulate them, keep water taps dripping, and so forth. One important part of your home’s plumbing, however, often goes overlooked: your outside spigots. You need to keep these exposed ...
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  • Four tips to bust a clog or clear a drain before calling a plumber

    If you have a clogged drain or toilet, don’t panic. There are some tried and true DIY methods you can try to fix the problem. They will save your plumber a trip to your house for a quick job, and they will save you money. Of course, if none of these work, you want to call in a professional like Giannone for the best plumbing services in Philadelphia . Here are some of the best plumbing DIY tips ...
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  • The kids are back in school, and it’s a great time for Giannone to tackle home projects

    We can tick off your to-do list in an eight-hour window Philadelphia schools are back in session. That means the kids are back to the books and out of your hair. Mornings and afternoons can still be hectic, of course, but there’s an eight-hour gap in between that means some projects you’ve been putting off all summer can now commence. Here are five things Giannone can do for you this fall now that ...
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  • Giannone smart home products make vacation worry-free

    Five ways we can reduce anxiety while you’re traveling away from your Philly home While summer vacation time may be winding down, you may soon be hitting the road for holiday visits or even a quick weekend getaway. Sometimes a vacation can be as stressful as the job and life you are trying to leave behind for a little while. Almost nothing is worse than the nagging thoughts like “Did we lock the ...
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  • Five signs your water heater is about to give up the ghost

    Don’t risk disaster, contact Giannone today What’s worse, a flooded basement or no hot water? The answer is a flooded basement, of course, but if your water heater conks out, you could be dealing with both in your Philadelphia home. Luckily, there are some fairly obvious signs your water heater, which has a lifespan of about 10 years, is approaching the end of the line. Whether you want to replace ...
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  • 5 DIY Ways to Save Water and Money in your Philadelphia Home

    How to Save Money on Your Water Bill Water is largely out of sight and out of mind in the combined 6,000 miles of Philadelphia water and sewer lines until a pipe bursts or your toilet backs up. Giannone will have your back if that occurs but here are a few DIY water conservation tips to save you money and help preserve a precious natural resource. We owe our business in part to water, after all. ...
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