At Vigilante Plumbing, our expert staff has been in the industry for many years, so we know a few things. For example, we know the most common problems and necessary plumbing repairs to solve them. We know the importance of getting a furnace checked before winter approaches. We know that preventative methods are the best ways to save money. We also know that people don’t like to contact their local plumber, even for potentially serious issues.

There are many reasons for this – people often think they will get ripped off, and even if the plumber is honest, plumbing resolutions can be costly. Additionally, it takes time to diagnose and fix certain problems, which means more time that a stranger will be in your home, inconveniencing your daily activities. We get it: contacting a plumber isn’t anybody’s idea of a good time.

However, if you don’t know your way around your plumbing, HVAC, or furnace, we always recommend hiring a professional to do the job. You won’t always need a professional. The problem may require a trip to the hardware store to replace an old part. However, the following situations do not fit into that category and require the expertise of a professional.

Leaky Faucets

Leaky faucets are a common occurrence that everyone will run into. It’s important to resolve the issue promptly, otherwise, you risk wasting gallons of water, which will cost a lot over time. Correcting a leaky faucet can be an easy job, but there are multiple factors that can complicate it:

  • What is causing the leak? You risk misdiagnosing the problem, which means the problem may never get solved.
  • What type of faucet do you have? The type of faucet can help determine the cause of the leak, however, not many homeowners know what type of faucet they have.
  • How do you fix it? You may be able to go on YouTube to fix the problem, but this takes us back to our original question: what is causing the leak? Until you correctly diagnose the problem, you won’t be able to fix anything.

Additionally, untrained hands can do more harm than good. For these reasons, we always recommend you hire a professional plumber you can trust when your faucet is leaking. Depending on the issue, you may even need to replace the faucet altogether.

Burst Pipes

When the temperatures begin to fall, this can put your pipes at risk. Cold temperatures are common in Brooklyn and the surrounding area. The best way to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting is to perform winter home maintenance on your pipes. If you skipped this crucial step, and your pipes have frozen and/or burst, contact a plumber immediately. Burst pipes can cause severe water damage to your property. As a result, it is what we consider a plumbing emergency. Fortunately, you can contact Vigilante Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning 24/7 on our hotline for such situations.

New Plumbing Installations

If you are remodeling your home or building your dream home, this will require plumbing installations. As a homeowner, it’s important to know what is outside of your scope of expertise. When it comes to plumbing installations, it’s always best to hire a professional. If you are inexperienced, you can end up creating costly problems. Whereas professionals minimize mistakes. More importantly, their level of expertise ensures the job is done correctly and that your home is safe afterward.

Once the job is done, they will examine the plumbing to guarantee no errors were made and determine if additional replacements are necessary, among other things. Of course, it is important to hire a plumber you can trust, such as the team at Vigilante. With over 80 years of plumbing and heating experience, we are the plumbers you can trust throughout the five boroughs of New York.

Contact Vigilante Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning

We know there are a lot of bad apples in this industry, so what makes our team one you can trust? First and foremost, our reputation (80 years in business and a satisfied clientele) speaks volumes of our workmanship. Additionally, we put the customer first. These are just a few ways we do this:

  • A 24-hour live representative for emergency needs.
  • We bill by the job, not by the hour and we have no hidden fees.
  • We have the best employees – before onboarding, we deploy a rigorous background check.

Don’t take our word for it. When you need plumbing repairs in Manhattan or throughout the five boroughs, contact Vigilante Plumbing or call (718) 530-0404.