Friday, February 27, 2015


With this crazy New England weather and temps going up and down, be sure to keep up with and continue to clear the ice dams off your roof.

Monday, February 23, 2015

It's hard to believe with all the snow on the ground that SPRING is less than 30 days away !! Think warm... Now is a good time to schedule maintenance for you AC !! call to schedule your appoint today at 800-929-8339

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Looking for something to do ??

 
With the record cold temps and more snow on the way We at Simmons Plumbing want to remind you to turn those thermostats up, clear all your outside vents, make safe pathways to your fuel tanks  and clear your roofs of excess snow and ice dams.
Stay warm and if you need our assistance -
 call us at 800-929-8339

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Clear Hydrants, Clear Roofs, Repeat...
We've mentioned these before, but they are important enough to repeat given yesterday's snowfall:
• Help dig out fire hydrants in your neighborhood. Please do your part to help keep your neighborhood safe.
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• Large amounts of heavy snow on roofs may lead to structural weaknesses or collapses. Flat and low pitched roofs, most often found on industrial buildings, but are also used in certain home designs, are at the greatest risk of buckling under heavy snow and ice accumulations. Safety and preparedness tips for dealing with snow on roofs may be found on MEMA’s website at: http://1.usa.gov/1BAsaUm.
More After A Winter Storm tips: http://1.usa.gov/1ms0G9M

 


 
Potential Tuesday Snowfall (Update as of 12 PM on 2/16)
Extremely cold temperatures are expected into Tuesday.
On Tuesday, snow is forecast to begin at around 3 AM in Connecticut and spread east-northeast through mid-morning. Snow is likely to impact the Tuesday morning commute with low visibility and slippery road conditions, and may continue through the evening commute in eastern Massachusetts but will be tapering off. Snowfall totals are forecast to be a widespread 2-4” ac...ross most of Massachusetts, with 4-6” in the southeastern part of the state and up to 6-8” on Cape Cod and Nantucket.
Download our free Massachusetts Alerts app for weather warnings & other emergency alerts: http://www.mass.gov/mema/mobileapp
AM Weather Graphic from US National Weather Service Boston MA
 
 
 
 

Friday, February 13, 2015


Are you prepared for more ?? Looks like we are in for some significant snowfall here on the East Coast, again. Be sure to clear those vents and make those paths. If you have any heating or plumbing problems you know how to reach us 800-929-8339 !



http://www.wcvb.com/weather/midweek-snow-hourbyhour-predicted-snowfall/25131190

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

More snow on its way !!
While you are out clearing paths in the snow don’t forget to make a path for your oil or gas man. Clear access to your fuel tanks is important for easy accessibility and safety

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

It’s easy to remember to shovel the walkways, the driveway, and the steps. But sometimes we forget those very important vents for the hot water, furnace, and the dryer. If the vent is buried in snow the whole system can shut down, resulting in no hot water or the heat to go off. No heat during a New England winter, especially if no one’s home, can be a bad thing. Make sure the vent is completely cleared. If it’s only partly cleared it’s only partly working and costing you more money by using more energy to get the job done.
Before you go back inside to get warmed up, go around the house and check on the vents!



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

NO HEAT ???   FROZEN PIPES ??? Call- 800-929-8339
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/02/02/groundhog-day-2015-punxsutawney-phil-sees-shadow-predicts-six-more-weeks-of-winter/
During Cold Weather, Take Preventative Action
  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
  • When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
  • If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.