Winters Home Services Offers Homeowners Helpful Plumbing Tips to Save Water & Money

Tim Flynn, Winters Home Services
Tim Flynn, Winters Home Services

An average household of four uses about 400 gallons of water per day. From showers and toilets to washing machines, dishwashers and more, that’s a lot of water. But, if you have a leak or have to wait for your water to heat up, you may be using many more gallons and paying dearly for them on your water bill.

Winters Home Services, an award-winning provider of plumbing, heating, cooling, and drain services to residents throughout the greater Boston area, offers helpful plumbing tips to save water and money:

Repair leaks promptly – If you have a leaky faucet, toilet or pipe in your home, fix it immediately before it becomes a much bigger and more expensive problem. Even if it’s a slow leak, such as a dripping faucet, it can account for more than 10 percent of your water usage.

If you don’t know if you have a leak, your water meter readings can provide the clue. When water is not in use, check the meter twice in a two-hour time span. If the readings change, then there is a leak somewhere in your home.

If you can’t determine the source of the leak but your meter readings indicate you definitely have one, call in a professional plumber. You may have a leaky pipe behind a wall, and if left alone, will cause extensive damage that ruins the drywall, deteriorates the framing over time and causes mold growth. A leaky pipe is also an early sign of a burst pipe, which will result in greater damage to your home.

Stop a running toilet – A running toilet can cost you hundreds of dollars and is a major contribution to a costly water bill. It is generally the result of broken internal parts. It could be that a simple repair on the valves is needed, or there could be a larger issue.

“Many people think that showering or doing laundry uses the most water, but actually, the toilet accounts for the largest use of water in a home. If you have a leaky or running toilet, your water bill can skyrocket,” explained Tim Flynn, owner. “If you hear the toilet running or it flushes slowly or overflows often, get it checked out right away. Clogged drains waste water as well and can become a major problem.”

Waiting for hot water – If you turn on the sink or shower and wait anywhere from 30 seconds to over a minute for the water to heat up, precious gallons of clean water go down the drain. You are paying for that water to get hot while it runs. Consider replacing your traditional storage water heater with a Tankless Water Heater or installing a Hot Water Recirculating System. Recirculation pumps will get the water to the faucet faster and keep it hot in the line longer. They usually cost approximately $1000, which can be recouped in about two and a half years. Either system will ensure immediate delivery of hot water when you need it and provide significant water savings.

Winters Home Services shares plumbing tips in a number of videos on their website. Learn more about fixing a leaky faucet, testing your toilet for leaks and more by viewing Winters’ videos at www.wintershomeservices.com/videos.php.

Homeowners in need of professional plumbing and drain repair/service, call 866-482-7586.

About Winters Home Services


Winters Home Services is an award-winning service company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in plumbing, heating, cooling, and home monitoring services. Offering the first-to-market CarePlus Home Monitoring Program and lifetime guarantees on many of their services, the company focuses on high quality workmanship and consistent world-class customer service. Winters Home Services promises to fulfill the needs of every customer with a sense of urgency, ensuring comfort, safety and well-being.

Winters Home Services is one of the largest residential plumbing companies in the greater Boston-area with a large fleet on the road and a full staff of licensed and insured plumbers and technicians. Tim Flynn, owner, was recently named a Boston Power Player, helping Boston residents meet their real estate goals. Flynn has shared plumbing, HVAC and home monitoring tips on New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) Radio, Boston.com Real Estate Talk Boston and WPLM-FM 99.1. For more information, call 866-482-7586 or visit www.wintershomeservices.com.

Winters Home Services Supports Billy Falasca Scholarship Foundation

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The Winters Team

Winters Home Services of Cambridge, an award-winning provider of plumbing, heating, cooling and drain cleaning services to the greater Boston area, has become a contributor to the Billy Falasca Scholarship Foundation.

The Billy Falasca Scholarship, established by the Falasca Family and Friends with support from Winters Home Services, recognizes young people who have demonstrated a spirit of volunteerism to children with disabilities.

The Medford Invitational Tournament, Inc. (MIT), is awarding two Billy Falasca Scholarships in memory of William “Billy” Falasca, who was a member of MIT’s Board of Directors and founder of MIT’s Challenger Day. The Challenger Division of Little League Baseball is a unique part of the organization that provides children with physical and mental disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. On Challenger Day, over seventy Challenger Athletes and their families are invited to take part in a unique Little League championship experience.

Billy Falasca Scholarship Criteria

To meet the scholarship’s criteria, a candidate must be a resident of Medford or Malden; must be a graduating high school student advancing his/her education in college, the trades, or military service; must demonstrate a “Spirit of Volunteerism” that involves children with mental and physical disabilities; and must submit a complete application to the scholarship selection committee by June 30, 2015.

Two, $1000 Billy Falasca Scholarships will be awarded at MIT’s Ninth Annual Challenger Day on August 9, 2015 at the home of Malden Challenger Baseball, Bruce Field.

To learn more about the Billy Falasca Scholarship and to submit a scholarship application, visit www.mitbaseball.com.

About Winters Home Services

Winters Home Services is an award-winning service company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in plumbing, heating, cooling, and home monitoring services. Offering the first-to-market CarePlus Home Monitoring Program and lifetime guarantees on many of their services, the company focuses on high quality workmanship and consistent world-class customer service. Winters Home Services promises to fulfill the needs of every customer with a sense of urgency, ensuring comfort, safety and well-being.

Winters Home Services is one of the largest residential plumbing companies in the greater Boston-area with a large fleet on the road and a full staff of licensed and insured plumbers and technicians. Tim Flynn, Winter’s owner, was recently named a Boston Power Player, helping Boston residents meet their real estate goals. Flynn has shared plumbing, HVAC and home monitoring tips on New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) Radio, Boston.com Real Estate Talk Boston and WPLM-FM 99.1. For more information, call 866-482-7586 or visit wintershomeservices.com.

 

Winters Home Services of Cambridge Hires New Technician

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Brian Falasca

Winters Home Services, an award-winning provider of plumbing, heating, cooling, and drain cleaning services, based in Cambridge, MA, has recently appointed Brian Falasca, a Journeyman plumber, as a Technician.

In his new position, Mr. Falasca will work with Winters’ master plumbers in serving the plumbing and heating needs of residents throughout the greater Boston area.

Mr. Falasca graduated with high honors and a plumbing degree from Minuteman Career and Technical High School in Lexington, MA. Mr. Falasca’s leadership ability served him well during high school, where as captain of the hockey and golf teams, he led them to all conference and state tournament victories. Following high school, he immediately became a licensed plumbing apprentice and several years later, a Journeyman plumber.

Encouraged by his father who was a gas technician for National Grid for 25 years, Mr. Falasca continued his education in gas and heating at the Peterson School of Woburn, MA.

“Brian has superior technical and leadership skills along with a very good work ethic. He excels at providing the highest level of customer service and is a great fit for our team,” noted Tim Flynn, owner of Winters Home Services.

Mr. Falasca resides in Medford, MA. He is a part of the Challenger Baseball Division in Medford, and helps the organization host events. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

About Winters Home Services

Winters Home Services is an award-winning service company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in plumbing, heating, cooling, and home monitoring services. Offering the first-to-market CarePlus Home Monitoring Program and lifetime guarantees on many of their services, the company focuses on high quality workmanship and consistent world-class customer service. Winters Home Services promises to fulfill the needs of every customer with a sense of urgency, ensuring comfort, safety and well-being.

Winters Home Services is one of the largest residential plumbing companies in the greater Boston-area with a large fleet on the road and a full staff of licensed and insured plumbers and technicians. Tim Flynn, Winter’s owner, was recently named a Boston Power Player, helping Boston residents meet their real estate goals. Flynn has shared plumbing, HVAC and home monitoring tips on New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) Radio, Boston.com Real Estate Talk Boston and WPLM-FM 99.1. For more information, call 866-482-7586 or visit wintershomeservices.com.

Winters Home Services Offers Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

DSC06078 smallMay is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Winters Home Services, providers of plumbing, heating, cooling and air quality services to residents throughout the greater Boston area, offers tips for improving air quality in the home.

According to the American Lung Association, an estimated 40 million people in the nation are affected by allergies, and asthma is the leading chronic illness among children.

Tim Flynn, owner of Winters Home Services explained, “Indoor air quality is crucial because we spend the majority of time indoors, where we are repeatedly exposed to indoor air pollutants. Indoor irritants can trigger an allergic or asthmatic reaction.”

To improve the home’s air quality for individuals with asthma and allergies, it’s important to reduce irritants such as dust and dust mites, mold, pollen, smoke, pet hair and other pollutants.

Air cleaners or purifiers can help reduce pollutants. High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are designed to remove 99.97 percent of all airborne pollutants, which includes pollen and dust. Installing an ultra-high efficiency air purifier such as IQAir, one of the highest rated air purifying systems in the U.S. and available through Winters Home Services, can significantly improve air quality.

Water leaks and high humidity can lead to mold growth. Check for, and repair any plumbing leaks promptly. Keep homes dry by using dehumidifiers.

Minimize dust and dirt tracked in from the outdoors by removing shoes at the door to your home. Reduce irritants that settle on your home’s surfaces by cleaning these surfaces weekly with a damp cloth and using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.

Replace air filters and ensure routine maintenance and repair of air conditioning units.

The fireplace can be a major source of carbon monoxide and combustion pollutants. Make sure to have the flue and chimney inspected annually for exhaust back drafting, flue obstructions or cracks, excess creosote or other damage.

Forego the fragrance aerosols and other synthetic fragrances, which can emit various chemicals into the air.

“Improving a home’s indoor air quality can reduce the exposure to allergens and pollutants, which is key in the management of asthma and allergies,” explained Flynn.

Take steps towards better air quality in the home. Have your plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems inspected annually and consider installing an air purifier. Contact Winters Home Services at 866-482-7586 or visit wintershomeservices.com.

About Winters Home Services

Winters Home Services is an award-winning service company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in plumbing, heating, cooling, drain cleaning and air quality services. Offering the first-to-market CarePlus Home Monitoring Program and lifetime guarantees on many of their services, the company focuses on high quality workmanship and consistent world-class customer service. Winters Home Services promises to fulfill the needs of every customer with a sense of urgency, ensuring comfort, safety and well-being.

Winters Home Services is one of the largest residential plumbing companies in the greater Boston-area with a large fleet on the road and a full staff of licensed and insured plumbers and technicians.  Dedicated to supporting the community, Winters is a sponsor of the Duckling Day Parade annual Mother’s Day event and a partner of the Friends of the Public Garden, a non-profit organization that works to protect and improve Boston’s first public parks: the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. The company is an ongoing supporter of events at Club Café.

For more information, call 866-482-7586 or visit wintershomeservices.com.

Tim Flynn of Winters Home Services Becomes Boston Power Player

Tim Flynn and the Winters team
Tim Flynn and the Winters team

Tim Flynn, Master Plumber and owner of Winters Home Services, an award-winning provider of plumbing, heating, cooling, and home monitoring services to residents throughout the greater Boston area, has become a Boston Power Player expert contributor.

As a Boston Power Player, Flynn joins the ranks of fellow business professionals in helping Boston residents meet their real estate goals.

With 20 years in the business and 60,000 happy customers, Flynn helps home sellers (and buyers) maneuver the complex heating, cooling and plumbing issues that can arise in a home’s sale or purchase. Flynn’s company also provides state-of-the-art CarePlus Home Monitoring, which enables homeowners to monitor and access their home’s most important systems – from water sensors and home energy meters, carbon monoxide detectors and thermostats to lights, door locks and more – through any Smart device. Essentially, Winters Home Monitoring provides home automation and monitoring to ensure the optimal operation and safety of home systems and the maximum in energy savings, backed by “first-in-line” service and accountability that only a local company can provide.

“A house is one of the largest investments we make. Buyers are looking for homes with energy efficient systems that are in tip-top shape and sellers are aware of this.  But equally as important, and a tremendous selling point, is home monitoring technology, which provides significant value and should be incorporated,” explained Tim Flynn, owner of Winters Home Services. “Homeowners are looking for safety and greater peace of mind, which is exactly what home monitoring provides.”

Flynn discusses Home Monitoring with Chris Devin of Real Estate Talk-Boston on Boston.com, in a video entitled “The Ultimate 21st Century Solution To Leaving Your Home in the Winter”. The video is an overview of Winters Home Monitoring technology and service program that keeps homeowners and their families safe while providing peace of mind. Click link to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIwS_IR-028

To learn more about Tim Flynn and Winters Home Services, visit wintershomeservices.com.

About Winters Home Services

Founded in 1994, Winters Home Services is an award-winning service company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in plumbing, heating, cooling, and home monitoring services. Offering the first-to-market CarePlus Home Monitoring Program and lifetime guarantees on many of their services, the company focuses on high quality workmanship and consistent world-class customer service. Winters Home Services promises to fulfill the needs of every customer with a sense of urgency, ensuring comfort, safety and well-being.

Winters Home Services is one of the largest residential plumbing companies in the greater Boston-area with a large fleet on the road and a full staff of licensed and insured plumbers and technicians.  Dedicated to supporting the community, Winters is a sponsor of the Duckling Day Parade annual Mother’s Day event and a partner of the Friends of the Public Garden, a non-profit organization that works to protect and improve Boston’s first public parks: the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. The company is an ongoing supporter of events at Club Café.

For more information, call 866-482-7586 or visit wintershomeservices.com.