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 What Problems Can a Leaky Faucet Cause?

March 15, 2024
 What Problems Can a Leaky Faucet Cause? Drop of water falling from faucet. Water supply cuts due to drought. Severe restrictions measures for water saving. Increase in prices and taxes on the water bill.

Don’t let even small issues continue in your Massachusetts home. Our experts want to ensure there are no issues with your home’s plumbing systems at all. Let’s work together to keep you safe and your plumbing appliances in great shape.

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Reduce Microplastics In Your Drinking Water

January 30, 2024
Reduce Microplastics In Your Drinking Water. Image is a photograph of two young girls drinking water out of two glasses at a kitchen counter.

Microplastics are everywhere.

The microscopic pieces of plastic are so tiny you do not notice them in the air you breathe and the food you eat. You will not see them flowing from your kitchen faucet or taste them in a bottle of purified water.

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Why Is My Garbage Disposal Humming?

January 15, 2024

Your garbage disposal could be humming for any number of reasons. You may be able to resolve the issue on your own, but if you can’t or would rather leave it to the professionals, Basnett Plumbing Heating & Cooling is here for you. Our experts can arrive to diagnose and resolve the problem in no time!

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How to Prevent Frozen or Burst Pipes This Winter

December 30, 2023

With winter weather just around the corner, it’s critical for Groton homeowners to understand the risks and dangers of frozen or burst water pipes. According to the website Cost Helper, the average cost to repair a burst water pipe can be $900 with other water damage repairs added on top of that amount. Our Basnett…

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What to Do When Your Basement Floods

December 5, 2023
What to Do When Your Basement Floods. Image is an illustration of a broken copper pipe leaking water on a white background.

Your Acton basement is flooded and filled with water. Now what?

Leaks, floods, and plumbing problems can be stressful. Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC is here to remove those worries. We are ready to offer the home solutions you need here in MA.

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Prepping Your Plumbing for Winter

November 3, 2023
Small boy putting on his boot with his mother standing by carrying a baby boy at front door of eco cabin.

Before the temperatures dip below 32 degrees Fahrenheit on the thermometer, follow the plumbing-prep recommendations from our Basnett Plumbing Heating & Cooling professionals, and you will be on your way to ensuring life stays good.

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Do I Need a Plumbing Inspection?

August 24, 2023
Young Plumber With Clip Board.

The whole idea of a plumbing inspection is to head off any potential plumbing issues in your Acton home––to avert a disaster or costly repair. But why do so many people not have one then? They probably do not realize it should be part of their regular home maintenance plan.

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Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Maintenance in Stow, MA 01775

August 7, 2023

“Basnett Plumbing, Heating, AC and Electrical has been our go-to service since we built our house in 2000. They did a wonderful job installing our radiant floor heating system at the time and have been reliably and expertly providing plumbing, heating and AC services ever since. Over the years they have been there for us, whether…

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What Happens When Your Sump Pump Fails?

February 17, 2023
Sump Pump Repair.

Sump pumps are the silent heroes of basements, and homes in general. Without any hoopla, they quietly protect your home from flooding, and living in Massachusetts, you know basement flooding can happen quite easily.

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6 Common Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

September 13, 2022
An Orange Cup Plunger In The Washbasin Filled With Water

Before you give it a try in your Acton home, take to heart these common plumbing mistakes our Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC professionals often see.

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Help! My Pipes Are Frozen

December 18, 2020
Burst frozen pipe, Help! My Pipes Are Frozen | Plumbing Service | Basnett | Westford, MA

You don’t want to imagine your pipes freezing up in your Westford home—but it’s a reality that could happen this winter. It’s critical to know how to unfreeze your pipes and learn about what you can do to save yourself another headache in the future by preventing it from happening again.

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3 Signs You Have a Plumbing Leak

October 16, 2020
Plumber Fixing Sink Pipe With Adjustable Wrench, 3 Signs You Have a Plumbing Leak | Plumbing Service, HVAC | Littleton

Hear that dripping sound in your Massachusetts home? It’s money leaking out the door.

Minor plumbing issues can quickly become major problems if neglected. Too often, we see a leaky pipe and ignore the situation because we only see a few drops of water.

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Should I Turn My Water Off When I Go on Vacation?

June 26, 2020
Plumbing Inspection, Should I Turn My Water Off When I Go on Vacation? | Plumbing

Few things will cause more damage to your Massachusetts home than a burst pipe. Imagine taking a nice weekend getaway, and coming home to hundreds of gallons of water (even thousands!) rushing down your hallways, into living rooms, bedrooms—every wall and every plug. That is one wet mess we would all like to avoid.

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What to Do if Your Pipes Are Frozen

January 2, 2020
Frozen pipes in Littleton, MA

When the outdoor temperature falls below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, your indoor plumbing is vulnerable to freezing. Frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes, and burst pipes can quickly create a drenched dwelling of flooded floors and soaked ceilings. The average insurance claim for water damage from a burst pipe is about $15,000, according to…

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Don’t Try to DIY These 4 Plumbing Problems!

November 18, 2019
Cleaning Sink With Cup Plunger plumbing mistakes

Take this as our basic caution against trying any “do-it-yourself” magic on your plumbing.

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Water Hammer: What It Is, What to Do About It

October 21, 2019
Aguaman's water hammer with a miniature model of a house that's resting at an angle in between a hammer & a wrench that's resting on blue print plans

Water hammer sounds like a magical weapon an aquatic superhero might wield, but it’s more mundane than that.

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Questions to Ask a Plumber Before Choosing One

August 26, 2019
A male technician wearing a gray shirt is handing a business card to a blonde woman in the doorway of her house wearing a red top, Questions to Ask a Plumber

Below are questions to ask a plumber you’re considering as your on-going permanent plumber.

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Toilet Won’t Flush? Some Reasons Why

August 12, 2019

Below are some of the common causes of a non-flushing toilet and what you can do about them if anything.

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Protect Your Pets From Your Plumbing (And Vice Versa)

July 15, 2019
A white and brown bulldog outside standing on its hind legs with its mouth open while leaning, Protect Your Pets From Your Plumbing

Our plumbers have a few tips on ways to make your pets and your plumbing get along better so they both stay in good health.

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How to Fix a Slab Leak

July 1, 2019
Close up of a concrete slab leak crack in the foundation

You fix a slab leak by calling a professional plumber.

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Out With the Old, In With the New—Pipes in Your House

June 3, 2019
Service technician pulling out new pipes to be cut to size

If you live in a home built earlier than 1970, or possibly even later, you probably need to have some amount of the pipes replaced with new material.

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How a Plumber Can Help You Save Water

May 6, 2019
Macro shooting of water bubbles against a blue background, Help You Save Water

A plumber can provide you excellent water-conserving solutions.

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Toilet Leaking From the Base? Here Are Some Reasons Why

April 8, 2019
A white toilet with a sprayer and telephone to the left side, Toilet Leaking From Base

Today we’re going to look at a problem that often affects bathroom toilets, which is water that appears to be leaking from around the base.

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It’s Time to Service Your Sump Pump

March 11, 2019
Overhead view of a sump pump, Sump Pump Services

The sump pump is one of those devices in your home that you hope you don’t have to use.

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What’s It Mean to Be a “Master Plumber?"

November 19, 2018

What does it actually mean to be a Master Plumber? And why would you want to hire a plumbing contractor who has Master Plumbers on staff?

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Time for Some Winter Plumbing Planning

November 5, 2018
Ice crystals forming on glass, Winter Plumbing Planning

Not all cities need to worry about winterizing residential plumbing, but the MetroWest Area definitely does!

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What the Slab Leak Is—And Why It’s a Tricky Plumbing Problem

September 10, 2018

A slab leak is serious trouble for a home because 1) it’s difficult to detect at first, and 2) can create significant damage to the house before its detected.

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Leaks, Leaks Everywhere—What’s the Best Solution?

August 27, 2018
Damaged leaking water tap hose in the bathroom of house, flat or other place. Plumbing concept, Leaks

Leaks spell bad news all around—especially when those leaks are all around.

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Are Old Steel Pipes Dangerous for My Family’s Health?

July 2, 2018

If your home is as “new” as even 40 years old, it probably has galvanized steel pipes in it.

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Pinhole Leaks: A Sinister, Sneaky Plumbing Problem

June 4, 2018

There is a type of corrosion that affects copper, and it can lead to one of the most insidious of all plumbing problems: pinhole leaks.

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Why Does My Toilet Keep Running?

May 21, 2018

We’ll take a look at why a toilet might be running continuously and how a plumber can put a stop to this major waste of water.

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Sump Pump Not Working? Call to Get It Repaired!

May 7, 2018

If the sump pump still isn’t working after troubleshooting, now is the time to call for professionals to repair it.

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Get Ready to Use that Sump Pump!

February 26, 2018

Prepare your sump pump with our expert tips.

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5 Winter Plumbing Tips

January 1, 2018

There’s no denying that winter can be a pain in terms of home maintenance. We’re here to help.

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