Prolonged exposure to lead can cause lead poisoning, a dangerous health condition linked to delayed development in children, birth defects, abdominal and joint pain, insomnia, and memory loss. Lead can enter the body through the air, through contact with the skin, and through contaminated drinking water. If your home was built before 1986, it most … Continue reading How to Determine if There’s Lead in your Water (And What to Do if There Is)
When the temperature outside drops, many of us crank the heat inside. But when the temperature inside rises, the air can dry out. This, paired with the dry air present outside, can dry out your skin and aggravate respiratory issues. This winter, don’t keep yourself in the cold to avoid drying out your home’s air. … Continue reading How Can I Heat my Home Without Drying Out the Air?
If the electrical system doesn’t meet your town’s current building code, you might have to have the house rewired. And even if the house does have a certificate of occupancy and you can move right in, you still could be best off having the home rewired. New Jersey’s housing stock is older than most states’ … Continue reading I’m Buying an Older Home in New Jersey. Should I have it Rewired?
If your commercial heating system uses fuel, rather than electricity or hot water, it produces carbon monoxide. This does not necessarily mean that your employees and all others who enter your building are at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning – carbon monoxide is present in many home and commercial setting without posing a risk to … Continue reading Could your Commercial Heating System be Putting your Employees at Risk for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
On August 14th, 2017, CBS New York reported that eight people in New Jersey had been hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the reporting, four New Jersey police officers had to be treated for exposure after they responded to an emergency scene in which four unconscious carbon monoxide poison victims were discovered in a … Continue reading Best Carbon Monoxide Sensors for Your Home/How to Test for it in New Jersey
Like most New Jersey homeowners, you no doubt understand that overloading an electrical outlet is extremely dangerous. Similarly, you know that using a frayed extension cord is something that is to be avoided. However, did you know there are other common electrical fire risks that are far less easy to see? Many people do not know … Continue reading How to Check to See if Your House is at Risk for an Electrical Fire
Some serious, very alarming problems have been reported with New Jersey’s water supply. In 2016, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reported that Chromium-6, a toxic chemical linked to several different types of cancer, was found in the water system of each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. Other potentially toxic carcinogens, including perfluorooctanoic acid … Continue reading Should I Switch to Bottled Water in New Jersey?
If you are like most New Jersey homeowners, you haven’t given much thought to your home’s heating system since you turned if off last spring. With fall once again upon us, it is the right time to start thinking about heating again. Before you know it, all of that morning dew is going to turn … Continue reading It’s Time to Start Thinking about Heating in New Jersey
If you pull the off the vent of any of your HVAC registers and look inside, you might begin to wonder if you need to have them professionally cleaned. You will especially wonder this is if you see large amounts of dust build up throughout your duct work. You might begin to wonder what will … Continue reading How Often Should I Clean my A/C Ducts?
It is easy to forget how much you rely upon your air conditioner until it goes out. When your New Jersey home is hot, all you want to do is get your air conditioner fixed. We want to help you stay cool when the weather outside is hot. Your friends at Team Electric Plumbing & … Continue reading Common A/C Failures and How to Prevent Them