Sherborn: Is Your Air Conditioner Ready For Summer?

Sherborn: Is Your Air Conditioner Ready For Summer?

Do you know who Willis Carrier is? The name might not ring a bell, but come summertime, when the temperatures skyrocket, chances are you'll be grateful for his best-known invention: the air conditioner. In fact, Carrier, the company that bears his name, is counting down to the 110th anniversary of the air conditioner.  They're sharing neat facts and cool stories about the creation and evolution on the air conditioner on a special website here. We have a special fondness for those inventors … [Read more...]

Sherborn: When the Toilet Won’t Stop Running

"It wakes me up in the middle of the night.  I'm laying there in bed, and I can hear the toilet running and running and running...even though no one is even awake to use the bathroom! It drives me crazy, and I know my water bill is going to be super high." A toilet that won't stop running is a serious plumbing problem.  As our Sherborn homeowner said, a constantly running toilet can cause your water bill to skyrocket.  You're paying top dollar for water that's being wasted! In this economy, … [Read more...]

Sherborn: What Can Be Done About Septic Odor Problems

Sherborn: What Can Be Done About Septic Odor Problems

"I have worked so hard to have a beautiful home," Chloe M. said. "I can't even begin to explain how much energy and effort I have put into this place. But there is nothing I can do about this horrible septic odor! Until this problem is fixed, I can't have people over. We can't entertain at all. And I don't know about you, but I don't want to stay in a house that stinks all of the time!" Sherborn: What Causes Septic Odor Problems? Septic odor problems occur when noxious gasses become … [Read more...]

Sherborn Plumbing Repairs

Sherborn Plumbing Repairs

"You hear stories about nightmare tenants, but I never thought it would get this bad!"  Megan R. had inherited a home in the Sherborn area from her aunt several years ago. She had planned to use the rental income from the property to help supplement the family income. That plan went awry when Megan's tenants - who seemed really nice when she first met them - abruptly stopped paying rent.  "I understand we all have hard times, but you can't just not pay your rent," Megan said.  "This situation … [Read more...]

Sherborn: Reasons To Replace Your Water Heater Now

Here are the top three reasons Sherborn homeowners choose to replace their water heater: No Hot Water! The number one reason Sherborn homeowners replace their water heater is when their existing water heater stops working. There are a number of reasons water heaters stop working: if the problem is with the actual heating unit or controls, repairing the water heater may be possible. However, if the water heater is significantly damaged or the tank itself is compromised, water heater … [Read more...]

Sherborn: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Kitchen Sink

Sherborn: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Kitchen Sink

Here's the 411 on Kitchen Sinks: Garbage Disposals Can't Handle Everything! Garbage disposals can handle a lot: cleaning up after the average family meal is no problem.  However, there are limits to what your garbage disposal can and cannot do.  Ask your Sherborn plumber. They'll be able to tell tales of bones, grease, vegetable pulp, pasta and more that travel through the garbage disposal mostly intact to form clogs further down in your kitchen sink drain.  When this happens, drain … [Read more...]