Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Carlisle MA’

Signs You May Need Pipe Replacement

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

No homeowner wants to think about pipe replacement in the middle of the holiday season, but if you are seeing the signs that indicate it is time, it is not something to ignore. Plumbing piping is made to be durable, but it is not made to last forever. If you have an older home, one that is 40 years old or older, you may have pipes in your home that are original. Here are some of the common signs that can indicate it’s time to call the plumbing pros from Basnett Plumbing & Heating to see if your pipes need replacing:

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Why Over-the-Counter Chemical Drain Cleaners Are Not Good

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

If you are hosting any of the holidays this year, your kitchen is going to get a workout, especially your sink and, if you have it, garbage disposal. If you find that your sinks are slow after the deluge of food and liquids being poured down them, don’t reach for the over-the-counter chemical bottle to help. Instead, call the plumbing pros at Basnett Plumbing & Heating to help clean your drains the right way.

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Why You Still Need a Good Air Cleaner During the Winter Months

Monday, November 9th, 2015

There’s a chill in the air and we have unofficially begun the holiday season with the recent passing of Halloween. You have likely shut all the windows in your home and removed the screen doors to keep out the chill and the coming cold air. But as we button up our homes, we also button in dust and dirt that will become a part of our indoor air streams – unless you have a good air cleaner to capture these particles and permanently remove them from your indoor air. Why consider using an air cleaner like an air filter or air purifier? Here are two good reasons our experts have seen.

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Why Does the AFUE of My Heater Matter?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

When you look for a dishwasher or new hot water heater, you probably look at the energy labeling, right? After all, you want to know how efficient your new appliance will be. It is no different when you are choosing a new furnace or boiler for your home in Carlisle: you want to know how energy efficient your new heating system will perform. And this is where the AFUE rating comes in.

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Why a Better Air Filter Helps with Allergies

Monday, September 14th, 2015

September brings back to school and the last of our hot days. For many, it also unfortunately brings a new cycle of allergies, some the worst of the season. One of the benefits of owning a central air conditioning or HVAC system is that you can use it to help relieve your allergy symptoms simply by upgrading the air filter. Why does upgrading make a difference? We’ll explain more below.

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It’s Time to Think About Heater Maintenance

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

We know you are enjoying the end of summer, and don’t even want to think about cold weather, snow and everything that comes with a New England winter. But summer is winding down and there’s no better time of year to get your heating system ready to work than now. Why schedule maintenance for your heating system? Let’s first take a look at what happens during a maintenance appointment with the heating professionals from Basnett Plumbing & Heating.

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My Air Conditioner Is Leaking Water – What’s Going On?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

At this time of year, your air conditioning system is pulling a lot of moisture from the air. It does this as part of the cooling process, because your AC removes humidity as well as heat. However, if your air conditioner is leaking, it’s not because of the higher humidity levels; the likely cause is a problem with the condensate array. Anytime you see leaking from your AC it’s important to call for expert help right away. Substantial water damage can occur from a leaky air conditioner, and the professionals at Basnett Plumbing & Heating can repair the problem quickly and correctly – just give us a call.

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How Long Will My Air Conditioning Equipment Last?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

One of the thing top things homeowners want to know about their cooling systems is life expectancy: how long will the system last? It’s a valid and important question, but the truth is, the answer depends in large part on you. Why? Electro-mechanical systems can’t look after themselves. They are made to be durable, but they aren’t infallible, nor are they impervious to the effects of weather, the environment or aging. First, let’s take a look at some average lifespans.

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Signs You Need Pipe Replacement

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The good operation of your pipes is critical to your property’s daily operation, and if there are pipes that have corroded, developed a leak or have poor connections, you could have some serious plumbing and water-related problems to deal with. Because the vast majority of your plumbing is hidden behind walls and ceilings, and underneath flooring, it’s important to be aware of certain kinds of signs that can indicate plumbing problems. The experts at Basnett Plumbing & Heating can help with pipe replacement in Carlisle, MA, and all your other plumbing needs, so call us today!

Signs to Watch For

Here are some signs to be aware of regarding your plumbing system and potential issues with your piping:


Is the water from your home’s faucets a brown or yellowish color? This can be an indication that rust or dirt is in the water. If rust has developed on the inside of your piping, corrosion has set in and the pipe will need to be replaced. Dirt can only enter a pipe from a leak or crack, and this will also need to be repaired.

Low Water Pressure

If you have noticed that the water pressure throughout your home has decreased significantly, there is likely to be a leak somewhere in your system. Sometimes leaks can be fixed without removing the old pipe, but replacement is a possibility if the leak is severe enough.


Various types of metal have been used for plumbing pipes, and while all were chosen with an eye toward longevity, no plumbing pipe will last forever. If your home is over 40 years old and the piping has never been updated, there’s a good chance that the metal is reaching an age at which it may need to be replaced. Aging pipes are more liable to burst, break, corrode, leak and crack, so it’s better to get ahead of these kinds of problems with proactive pipe replacement rather than waiting for a serious problem to develop.

Are you seeing the signs that it may be time for pipe replacement in your Carlisle, MA, home? Call Basnett Plumbing & Heating today and schedule an appointment with one of our plumbing experts!

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