Service Category: Plumber

We Cover all Plumbing Services

Plumbing is a very important part of any residential or commercial building. Repair and maintenance of plumbing pipes, fixtures, and fittings are very important for the comfort of people residing in the building. There are many fixtures, equipment, valves, and pipes that are all part of the building plumbing which need to be maintained periodically to make sure they are operating properly.

Some of the most common fixtures in the house that a plumber can repair are hot water heater, boiler, faucet, shower body, toilets, water filtration systems, washer/dryer, and dishwashers among other things.  

Hot water heater

The hot water heater in any building operates 24×7 to provide hot water to people for showers, cleaning, and cooking purposes. It is very important that the hot water heater is maintained regularly including flushing the hot water heater, checking for leaks and pressure build-up in the system, etc. A plumber can help you find and fix any issues like not getting hot water, water being not hot enough, or getting very little hot water. Hot water heaters typically last for eight to twelve years before being required to replace. Don’t wait for the hot water heater to fail before replacing it since it may cause leaks, flooding, or bursting of the hot water heater.


Boilers are used extensively in colder regions during the wintertime. If the boiler system is not heating the house adequately, it becomes very uncomfortable for the people living in the house. Compared to hot water heaters, boilers require less maintenance and also have a much longer life span before they need to be replaced. It is advisable that property owners call a plumber and have the boiler system inspected before the start of the winter season to ensure it is tuned and operating at peak efficiency.


Kitchen and bathroom faucets are widely used on a daily basis in any home. Because of repeated and frequent use, faucets may fail and start to leak. If that happens, you must turn off the shut-off valve located under the sink and make sure the leak doesn’t cause any further damage to the flooring or the carpets. Homeowners may also choose to replace an existing faucet with a newer design to match the overall aesthetics of the kitchen or the bathroom. Over time, faucets with newer technology like touchless features may also prompt a homeowner to replace an existing faucet.


Some of the common problems in a toilet are clogging, water leaking into the toilet bowl or in the tank, and leaky toilet flange. Some may require a simple solution like replacing a flapper but for others, the plumber may have to remove the toilet and replace the flange or replace the entire toilet. Clogs in the toilet must be handled carefully since any auger or snake may damage the walls of the toilet and require the replacement of the toilet.

Shower body

A shower body typically consists of a shower valve, diverter, handle to control the volume of water, one or more shower heads, and optional temperature controls in high-end fixtures to get accurate water temperature instead of struggling to get the optimal hot water for a shower. Leaks may happen at the stem, diverter, or shower heads. Showers generally don’t have a shut-off valve unlike the kitchen or bathroom faucets. So if there are any leaks in the shower, homeowners must typically turn off the main water shut off which will shut water throughout the house including the kitchen and other places. Homeowners may also choose to upgrade their shower body to a newer model for their newer features.

Emergency plumbing

Plumbing emergencies like leaks, and flooding can happen at any time. It is important for the home owner to contact plumbers who operate 24 hours and who can come and resolve the issue at any time including nights. At Heights Plumbing Services, our plumbers are available 24 hours and can be dispatched to your house in as fast as 30 min. Our trucks are equipped with all the tools and materials required to make any repairs.


Frequently Asked Questions

Pipe corrosion can be caused by a number of things, almost all of which are related to water quality, including:

  • Chemicals in the water
  • The pH of the water
  • The amount of oxygen in the water
  • The temperature of the water
  • The water pressure and the speed at which the water moves through the pipes.

If you think you have a leak in your home, there’s an easy way you can check. Go out to your water meter and record the level. Make sure no one uses any water for a few hours, then go back and check the meter again (it’s easiest to do this when everyone goes to bed, then check it again first thing in the morning). If the level has changed, you probably have a leak – call Len The Plumber to have it taken care of right away!

Yes. Water leaking out of your pipes or fixtures will eventually cause enough corrosion that even a pinhole-sized leak can eventually grow and potentially cause damage to your home.

Your toilet may be leaking silently. Here’s how to tell:

Put a few drops of food coloring into the toilet tank and make sure no one uses that toilet for about a half hour. Once the half hour is up, come back and check if any of the food coloring leaked into the bowl. If it has, call Len The Plumber for toilet repair as soon as you can!

An overflowing toilet is usually caused by a leak in your tank’s fill valve or deterioration of the shaft or wire that sets the fill level. Whatever the cause, call Len The Plumber for the solution!

Most faucets can be cleaned with a damp, soft cloth. If you just installed new faucets, you may want to find out if the manufacturer has any recommended cleaning solutions for more stubborn stains. Make sure to avoid any abrasive cleaners or pads – these may scratch the surface and finish of your faucet.

If you can repair the faucet and restore the shine on its finish, faucet repair is a perfect option. However, if your faucet is too badly corroded or too old to find replacement parts, faucet replacement may be easier (and possibly cheaper!).

The most common thing we find is corroded O-rings, gaskets or valve seats that cause faucets to leak. Together, these components are what hold back the water until the faucet is opened, so if one of them is corroded, you’ll get a leaky, dripping faucet! To stop a faucet leak, shut off the water to the sink and open the faucet to let the water drain out. Next, use an Allen key or screwdriver to remove the faucet handle. If it has a nut holding the internal parts in place, check to see if that’s loose – tightening it with pliers may be enough to stop the leak! If not, remove the nut and disassemble the faucet (just make sure you can put it back together again!). If the faucet contains a cartridge, don’t take that apart – just replace it with a new one.

Inspect all the components of your faucet – you should see washers, O-rings or seals and possibly springs – and figure out exactly what you need to replace. Find the precise parts at a hardware store and put the faucet back together. If all goes well, your faucet should be back to normal. If not, call Len The Plumber for faucet repair!

The required horsepower for your sump pump is determined by the area of drainage connected to the sump, the depth of groundwater, the depth of the basement, and a few other factors (most homes use a 1/3 hp pump).

Sump pumps are generally reliable, but if they fail it’s usually because of a power failure. During a storm (when you rely on your pump the most), a power outage will render your pump useless. To prevent this, consider installing a battery backup. This will kick a few moments after the power goes out, letting you enjoy peace of mind the next time a storm is headed your way.

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    Heating Services

    Heating services refer to installation, maintenance and repair of boilers, heat pumps, furnaces, radiators, forced-air, ductless mini-splits, radiant heating and baseboard heaters.

    We know what to look for if your furnace is making unusual noises, the pilot light has turned yellow, your utility bills keep rising, your boiler is losing pressure, or the heater is blowing lukewarm air.

    Our technicians have many years experience solving problems with boilers, furnaces, heat pumps, mini-splits and other types of heating, ventilation and air conditioning. They know how to work successfully in newer homes and in older apartments, condos, brownstones and high-rises, which can be more challenging.

    Heating Repairs

    Systems tend to break down at the most inopportune times, so we know we must respond as quickly as possible night or day, seven days a week. Our techs will find the problem and patiently explain all the options to you, including the cost. We will have suggestions for ways you can prevent a recurrence.

    Heating Installations

    Is your furnace on the fritz? Or your boiler breaking down? Heating systems don’t last forever. And as they age, they cost more to operate. We offer fast, quality heating installations in NJ that will save you money on heating bills and keep you warm and comfortable for years to come.

    Water Heater Solution

    You depend on your water heater throughout the day to dispense hot water for showers, washing your clothes and dishes, and so many other uses. When your hot water heater breaks down it can cause disruption for your entire family.

    Boiler Repair & Installation

    We are the local specialists for boiler repairs in Bergen County, NJ. We can tackle even the most complex boiler systems. Our boiler maintenance and repair technicians will swiftly remedy all boiler problems from minor periphery repairs to emergency generator tube bank damages.

    Furnace Repairs & Installation

    When your furnace breaks down, call the heating repair specialists at Heights Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to get your furnace running smoothly again. We will give you a simple and easy to understand description of what repairs will need to be performed on your furnace.

    Maintenance plan pays results

    We can maintain your heater on a regular basis, keeping it clean and functioning as efficiently as possible and holding the line on utility costs, too! Another advantage: Periodic maintenance averts major problems –- replacing a squeaky belt or a fading blower wheel now rather than waiting for it to break. And this attention to detail will help the system last longer. We clean all aspects of the system, lubricate parts and make sure everything is in optimal working order, preventing small problems from becoming big problems.
    We also clean ducts, which gradually accumulate dirt and debris that slow the flow of air and hurt your energy efficiency.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    HVAC is short for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC is most often used to depict the whole heating and cooling system consisting of the ductwork, air filters, humidification controls, and registers.

    If your HVAC system requires constant repairs, is 15 years or older, or can’t heat or cool your home properly, we recommend you replace it. When an HVAC system ages, it doesn’t operate as efficiently and could actually end up costing you more money than it should.

    To keep your HVAC system running in tip-top shape, we recommend a maintenance appointment twice a year (once for heat, once for air conditioning). This way, an our technician can check your filters, coils, wiring, housing, motor, and more to make sure you’re getting the most out of your system.

    The portion of the Clean Air Act that applies to the Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry encourages the development of ozone-friendly substitutes for chemicals that contain ozone destroying chlorine, which are called hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). The chemical refrigerant of choice for more than four decades, referred to as R-22, is in the HCFC category. R-22 is widely used in heat pumps and AC condensing units to heat and cool homes. Today, a refrigerant called R-410A is used because of its ozone-friendly properties.

    With energy costs climbing, there are a few steps you can take to help reduce the expenses of heating and cooling your home. HVAC equipment usually uses more energy than any other appliance in the home. This inevitably shows up every month on utility costs each month, but it’s important to remember that energy costs can be controlled in several ways.

    Maintenance: One method to control energy costs is to schedule annual maintenance to help be sure that your furnace and an air conditioner is running properly and efficiently. Operating dirty heating or cooling equipment can result in unnecessary loss of efficiency and may even damage the unit.

    High Efficiency: If you are in the market for a new home comfort system, consider investing in a high-efficiency system. They are designed to help reduce your energy costs, as well as help, conserve natural resources. When selecting a new home comfort system, pay close attention to the SEER rating of the air conditioner and the AFUE of the furnace. The higher the SEER or AFUE, the higher the efficiency and savings.

    Zoning: Zoning can dramatically lower your heating costs. Zoning divides your home into separate comfort areas, which are heated or cooled based on the occupancy of the rooms. That means a zoning system allows each room in your home to potentially have its own temperature setting. With a zoning system, you no longer pay to heat or cool the space of your home that are rarely used, and you can have the exact temperature you want in highly occupied rooms.

    Programmable Thermostats: Programmable thermostats can make a big difference in energy consumption. Since you can proactively set a schedule for the days and times that the home is occupied, these thermostats are able to deliver exact comfort, efficiency and energy savings. For example, if you’re going to be away, you can set the whole house at an energy-saving temperature to avoid heating or cooling an empty house and conserving energy in the process.

    Zoning Systems separate your home’s duct work into different comfort areas, allowing for independent temperature control in distinct areas that require specific temperature conditioning.

    For example, a cathedral-style room with large bay windows may retain too much heat in the summer and feel too cold in the winter. A Zoning System will deliver more conditioned air to this large, sun-drenched area to help compensate for the heat gained or lost through the windows. A different example of areas that might benefit from Zoning might be a nursery, home theater or music studio, where different temperatures may be needed in each room for the comfort and enjoyment of the people occupying these rooms. Contemporary families have different lifestyles and comfort needs. You could have a home office that needs extra conditioning during the day and none at night. Or you only use the upstairs or back bedrooms when guests visit. Whatever your needs, a zoning system can maintain each area of your house at the perfect temperature for you and each family member.

    No, HVAC air filters vary due to quality and size, and some have specs that others don’t. In most cases, we recommend installing the filter your HVAC manufacturer recommends pairing up with your installed system, though you might be tempted to try some other filter type for convenience or to remove additional debris from your residence.

    All filters have MERV ratings, which range from 1-20. MERV stands for “minimum efficiency reporting value”. A higher MERV rating means fewer particles pass through, and it catches finer particulates. This sounds fantastic, and it can be, but a filter that stops finer dust and dirt will also clog up quicker, and pressure on your unit will increase. If your system has not been crafted to operate with this kind of filter, it can reduce your airflow around your residence, putting the hurt on your comfort and energy costs. So what should you do? Unless you live in a hospital, you probably don’t need a MERV rating above 13. In fact, most residential HVAC systems are specifically designed to work with a filter with a MERV rating below 13, and frequently you will find that quality systems have been made to work with a MERV rating of 8 or 11. All filters with a MERV rating of five should catch most of the everyday nuisances people care about such as pollen, pet dander, and dust. While some filters claim to be able to catch mold spores, we recommend having a professional remove any mold from your residence you find, instead of trying to hide the issue with a finer filter.

    Often the packaging indicates how often your filter should be replaced. There are one-month filters and there are 3-month filters. Additionally, we have filters that are two dimensional, flat screens, and you have some that are built accordion style with supporting wire. In our experience, the accordion style filters hold up better and are worth the extra pennies.

    You might also consider washable filters, also known as reusable filters. Some homeowners like the environmentally friendly aspect of it, since they don’t pile onto a dump, and others think it more convenient to quickly slide out the filter and clean it off rather than making a special trip to the local hardware store for a filter of the right size. These filters are often created to endure several years and will save you money over those years, though they are pricier initially. However, washable filters should be dried out thoroughly before returning it back to eliminate mold growth in your ductwork. In addition, most washable filters reportedly have a MERV rating between 1 and 4, and they lose their efficiency over the years. Some washable filters have been built with new tech, such as electrostatic air filters, that are meant to basically improve the MERV rating.

    Last, filters are composed from different materials. Fiberglass filters are what we see most often, and are the disposable type. Polyester and pleated filters are known to catch more debris, but also reduce the airflow in your residence. And there are high-efficiency particulate arrestance filters or HEPA for short. While you could be tempted to use a HEPA filter, keep in mind that’s like putting a MERV 16 filter in your HVAC system and it’s very unlikely that your unit was made to handle that kind of resistance.

    Absolutely. Exposure to air pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. The American Lung Association estimates that most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, making indoor air quality (IAQ) important for homeowners to know about. Many common household items contribute to poor indoor air quality. Compounds found in carpeting, furniture, upholstery and drapery fabric constantly emit fumes. Other sources of pollutants can include cleaning agents, paints and personal care products. The tight construction of today’s homes also contributes significantly to poor IAQ. Things like weather stripping and storm doors are designed to save on energy costs. However, they also prevent proper ventilation by keeping indoor air in and outdoor air out. The result can be a buildup of contaminants within the home.

    Poor IAQ can be a direct or indirect cause of several health problems. Medical groups report that as many as half of all illnesses are caused or aggravated by indoor air pollution. Pollutants within the home can cause homeowners to suffer from flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea and respiratory irritation. As well, two existing health problems that can be helped by improving indoor air quality are allergies and asthma. By removing airborne dust particles, the amount of exposure the respiratory system has to them is reduced. Proper ventilation also plays an important role in improving indoor air quality, helping to reduce the concentration of pollutants inside the home.

    An excellent way to choose the correct humidifier is by having a home health report performed by Service Experts. Every house is different, and every family is different. So, every humidification need is also different. There are a couple factors to evaluate when purchasing a humidifier for your home, Service Experts can help you understand and consider these issues.

    Consider size. A humidifier’s capacity, or the amount of moisture it can dispense in a given time, should match your particular household’s needs. The capacity is measured as gallons per day of operation. One method that is used to determine the correct-sized humidifier for your home is by multiplying the total floor area in by the ceiling height. We can provide you with this information and additional suggestions for knowing which type of humidifier will best suit you and your family’s comfort needs.

    Consider cost. Consider not only the basic cost of the humidifier, but also operating and maintenance costs. Some brands consume more energy than others, so choosing a model that is right for your home and budget is extremely important.

    Yes. Heating and cooling that make a lot of noise increase sound pollution. Although no cost savings are tied to less sound in your home, the sound rating of a cooling system can have a serious effect on the comfort and enjoyment of your North America home. The sound level of an air conditioner or heat pump depends on a number of things, such as the unit, and the degree to which the compressor is insulated can increase the amount of noise it makes.


    Although most heating and cooling systems manufactured today are quieter than ever before, it’s a safe idea to compare sound ratings when assessing a new air conditioner or heat pump, particularly if the equipment location is near bedrooms or living rooms.

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      Drain Cleaning

      If you throw items like paper towels, napkins, and rags into the toilet, sink, or any other plumbing pipes, they will cause a clog and will result in a backup in the drain or the sewer line. This is especially true in commercial establishments like restaurants, bars, pizza places, or other eateries since customers can be sometimes careless and flush unwanted items down the toilet. Clogs may also happen in residential homes if the people residing are not careful with what they throw into the toilets. Items like diapers, and baby wipes are the most common issues in a clogged sewer line.

      Faulty and blocked outside drains can cause major problems, including flooding and pollution. We offer expert advice on the best and most cost effective solutions for you. Blocked drains are unpleasant at best, destructive to health and property at worst.

      We pinpoint any blockages, damage or other faults with your outside drains and advise on the best way to rectify any problems.


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