Frequently Asked Questions

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As a leading plumbing and HVAC company proudly serving Essex, Passaic, Hudson, and Bergen Counties, at All Clear Plumbing, we believe it's part of our duty to offer our knowledge and help the community maintain its plumbing and HVAC systems. Here are some of the most common questions our customers ask:

Two Water Heaters vs. One: Which Option Is Right for My Home?

If you own a larger property, then it might be a good idea to install two water heaters on opposite ends of the building. This configuration can save you more on energy consumption and provide hot water much faster to your fixtures. Feel free to ask our technicians for further assistance if you think your home or business might benefit from multiple water heaters.

What to Do When My Sump Pump Starts to Smell?

Normally, the pool of water in your drain trap prevents unpleasant sewage smells from seeping into your property. You can simply add water to the drain tap if you notice odors coming from your unit. However, if that fails to fix the issue, call our sump pump experts as soon as possible. There might be damage or a serious blockage deep within the system.

What to Do When My Septic Tank Alarm Goes Off?

Septic tank alarms activate when the system’s water levels reach dangerously high or low levels. If you hear your alarm going off, turn off the switch on your alarm box and call our experts for assistance.

What Is a Boiler Blowdown, and Why Is It Required?

Boiler blowdown is a form of maintenance that involves removing the water and any suspended solids inside the heating system. If you don’t perform blowdowns regularly, you run the risk of corrosion, scale carryover, and other common boiler problems.

Why Is My Boiler Pressure Too High?

If your boiler pressure exceeds the usual recommended range—or the area outside of the pressure gauge’s green zone—a faulty filling loop or an uncalibrated expansion vessel are likely culprits. Both problems are best left to professionals. You could cause further damage to the system without the right tools and know-how.

Will My Heat Pump Work Without Freon?

Freon—more commonly known as a refrigerant—is a necessary component of your heat pump. Low Freon levels can hinder your unit's performance, lower its energy efficiency, and even cause excessive wear and tear on its components. If you notice a dip in your heat pump's cooling or heating capabilities, give us a call for a Freon recharge.

When to Consider Replacing a Furnace With a Heat Pump System?

Is your furnace already over 15 years old? Replacing it with a modern heat pump can save you money in the long run when considering the poor energy efficiency and potential repair costs of keeping an outdated unit. A heat pump also offers many benefits, including:
  • Heating and cooling capabilities in a single unit
  • Minimal operational noise
  • No cold spots
  • Improved safety

If we didn't answer your question here, or you feel like you need an expert, reach out to our friendly team at All Clear Plumbing. Call 973-450-8660 for service in Essex, Passaic, Hudson, or Bergen County.