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Why You Should Never Pour Grease Down the Drain

The same way grease is bad for your health, and it’s also bad for your drainpipes. Some people argue that it’s okay to pour grease down the drain provided that you mix it with hot water or soap. Other people claim that liquid oil doesn’t cause blockage in the drainpipes. However, the truth is that … Read more

What Is “Optimal Sleep Temperature” and Why Is It Important?

We have all had sleepless nights at some point in our lives. There are many reasons people have a bad night’s sleep, from stress to excess caffeine and children. However, this problem is very common in the hot summer months. It becomes challenging for you to enjoy a restful, comfortable night’s sleep with the temperatures … Read more

Preventing Frozen Water Pipes

Cold winter months bring many ordeals, including bone-chilling temperatures, high utility costs, damaged roofs, frozen and busted water pipes, among others. Among these tribulations, frozen water pipes are the most expensive winter problems that homeowners have to deal with. When the water pipes freeze, they burst, resulting in serious water damages. It is also a … Read more

Why is My Heater Blowing Cold Air?

In the cold season, we rely on our home heating systems to keep every room warm. Unfortunately, sometimes these systems develop problems and fail to perform as required. One of the most common issues with heaters is blowing cold air. When this happens, the cold winter season becomes practically unbearable. So, as a homeowner, you … Read more

My Dishwasher Isn’t Draining. What Now?

Dishwashers have become an integral part of every home, allowing families and individuals to save time that they previously wasted cleaning their dishes and cutlery manually. With this unit, you will no longer have to leave your sink loaded with dirty dishes just because you don’t have time to clean them. But just like any … Read more

Does My Heating Ductwork Need to be Repaired?

For you to successfully control temperatures in your home, you need a reliable and effective duct system. This system transfers warm air from your heating system and cool air from your air conditioner to the rest of the house in different seasons. It also plays a significant role in determining the cost of heating and … Read more

Should I Try to Fix My Garbage Disposal?

Garbage disposal units have proved to be an integral part of every home because of their ability to improve garbage disposal and protect drainage systems. They also help to keep the kitchen clean and free of pests. But just like other home appliances, waste disposal units will develop problems over time. Luckily, most modern waste … Read more

How to Properly Use an Energy Efficient Space Heater Instead of Your Central Heating

As the cold season approaches, it is time to prepare your heating system. Currently, there are two main home heating options: space heaters and central heaters. Although the two systems are designed to serve the same purpose, they vary in performance and features. Most homeowners have both heating systems in their houses. If you have … Read more

Business Update To Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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1-800-Plumber + Air’s Update To Coronavirus

Updated April 14th

We are excited to announce our fully contactless service that we are now offering in order to keep our customers and our staff safe!

Contactless Service:
We are committing ourselves to the highest level of care and consideration for your family to keep all of our customers and employees safe. Below are some of the specific measures we are taking for extra precaution. Let us know how we might be able to help you and your family with any plumbing or HVAC need to keep your family as comfortable as possible during this time!

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How to Remove a Bathtub Drain Stopper

plumber StamfordHair, soap residue and other debris can find its way inside your bathtub drain. If left in place, these materials can eventually form massive clogs inside your drain line, causing messy backups, slow drainage and other frustrating plumbing problems. One of the best ways to combat this issue is to use a bathtub drain stopper. Yet sometimes maintenance tasks must be performed, and it isn’t always easy for homeowners to know how to properly remove their stopper. At 1800 Plumber, we provide quality residential and commercial plumbing services for clients in Stamford, Greenwich, Fairfield, Norwalk, New Canaan and other nearby Connecticut communities. With so many different models of drain stoppers on the market, removing one can sometimes be challenging, especially if mineral deposits or rust has caused it to become stuck in place. Here is a list of the most common varieties of drain stoppers and how you can safely get them out of the way for your next drain cleaning or clog removal.

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