1 Spring 2015 IN THIS EDITION: February s Cranney Cares Winner! INSIDE: AC Tune Up Special PAY ONLY 119 ON AN AC TUNE UP! See Page 3 To Learn More! Conditions May Apply. Call For Details. Page 1 New Water Heater Regulations 2 Choosing Licensed Technicians 3 Spring Into Savings With An AC Tune Up 4 Sump Pump Check 5 Financing With Cranney 6 Beware Old House Traps 7 5 Benefits of High Pressure Jetting 8 The Cranney Value Plan 9 Careers In The Trade - Join Cranney Today!
2 The New Water Heater Regulations: How Will the 2015 Efficiency Standard Changes Affect Your Home? As of April 15th this year, the DOE is changing national efficiency standards for water heaters nationwide. Manufacturers will stop selling current models, and our plumbers will only be able to install the newer models. What does that mean for homeowners? The New Regulations and Your Home Once the new regulations for water heater efficiency go into effect, manufacturers will only produce upgraded devices. You won t be able to find a direct replacement of your current water heater if it breaks. If you need water heater replacement after April, you ll have to make adjustments to your home in order to fit the new devices! Typically, the new water heater models cost up to 35% more and are 2 wider and taller (due to having more extensive insulation). Some homeowners will have to extend their access lines to fit the new models if your utility room or water heater closet is too small, you may even need to take out the entire wall! Plus, if your water heater breaks and you do need to research an upgrade, you ll be without hot water in the meantime. The experts at Cranney Home Services suggest that you install a new water heater before the deadline. Get a direct replacement before April, and you won t need to worry about the efficiency standards for another 10 years! If you see the warning signs of wear and tear on your current water heater model, consider investing in a replacement. Call for a consultation today. 5 Warning Signs of Water Heater Failure: Don t wait until your current water heater breaks, because if it happens after April 15th you ll be out of luck for a direct replacement! If you notice any of the following, it s time for water heater replacement. 1. Leaks from the Storage Tank 2. Visible Rust or Corrosion 3. Insufficiently Heated Water 4. Bad Odors from the Device 5. Past Warranty (older than 6 years) You can save money and time by performing your water heater replacement now rather than later when it becomes difficult and expensive. Call the water heater experts at Cranney Home Services today! PAGE: 1
3 Choosing Licensed Technicians Know What to Ask Any Service Professional Who Comes to Your Home You don t want just anyone to handle the comfort of your home. When choosing an HVAC, plumbing, or electrical contractor, make sure that it s someone you can trust! Our experts at Cranney Home Services have been in this industry for over thirty years we are committed to setting a superior standard in residential services for plumbing, heating, cooling, and electric work. That s why we want to help you know what to expect from your home service professionals. The key to finding high quality home service professionals is asking the right questions. Before you allow anyone to work on your home, ask them the following and settle for nothing less than these answers: Q Are you licensed and certified for residential service in Massachusetts? Q What accreditations do you have as a service company? A Q A Each state has different licensing requirements and code compliance regulations. In order to ensure that your plumber is familiar with all of the legislation and required safety measures, ask if they have the state licensing necessary to perform the service they ve been called to do. At Cranney, we guarantee our of our professionals are licensed, uniformed, and respectful. How up to date is the company with recent technology changes? The service industry is growing fast, and the result is a great deal of innovations in the fields of plumbing, heating, and cooling that make life simpler for homeowners and professionals alike. At Cranney, we hold our team to the highest possible standards of training and continuing education, which is how we re able to keep up with new technologies and solutions. A Here at Cranney, we re proud of our reputation. We re an authorized Nexstar service provider at the Gold Membership level, which means we benefit from Nexstar training and information on account of our long-standing professional service. Nexstar is a leading national organization comprised of independent contractor businesses, and our membership allows us to further hone in on delivering exceptional service. Is the contractor you re working with Nexstar certified? If you have a problem, call a plumbing company you know you can trust to be professional, treat your home with respect, and get the job done right. Our experts always stand behind their work, and our reputation for excellent service speaks for itself. Call Cranney for service today! PAGE: 2
4 BOOK NOW AND SAVE! Call or go online and visit CranneyHomeServices.com! AC TUNE UP - Regularly: 225 It s that time of year again: your air conditioner has been out of use for a long time, and in order to maximize efficiency, you need professional AC tune-up from Cranney Home Services! Our HVAC experts can perform a system maintenance check to ensure your air conditioner makes it through the summer with ideal efficiency, giving you peace of mind and savings on your energy bill. Right now, Cranney Home Services is offering major savings on air conditioner tune-up service when you act fast! Save over 100 this year on professional AC maintenance service, and stay cool for less all summer long. AC maintenance is so important that we re offering it at these incredibly low prices but only for a limited time. Call now! By April 30th (106 Savings!) By May 15th (86 Savings!) By May 31st (66 Savings!) Limit one per household. Cannot be used in combination with other offers. Not applicable toward minimum service call fee. Limit one per household. Cannot be used in combination with other offers. Not applicable toward minimum service call fee. Limit one per household. Cannot be used in combination with other offers. Not applicable toward minimum service call fee.
5 Spring Sump Pump Check Avoid Basement Floods! Heavy Rains and Snow Melt Will Make Basement Flooding Likely, Are You Prepared? Many homeowners in Boston are familiar with what has come to be a yearly ritual: as the weather gets warmer, you discover your basement has become an indoor swimming pool over night! As snow melts, all of that water starts to flood your area drains and leak into your home. Plus, April showers can mean even more strain on older homes with in-ground windows that aren t properly sealed. If you don t already have a working sump pump, your own home could be at risk of basement flooding. A sump pump collects water in a small reservoir and then forces it out of your home using either electrical, battery or water powered energy. Every homeowner who has ever experienced a basement flood should call a professional to have a quality sump pump installed. In the event of a flood, your sump pump will save the day! But if your sump pump is in disrepair or simply isn t installed right, then your basement isn t protected from water damage. This year, Boston and North Shore areas were hit particularly hard with snow, and it isn t going to hang around long. Is your sump pump ready to handle all of that water? The Cranney home experts want to help you keep your home dry! ever need. From professional repair to replacement to back-up installation, we can have your home or business covered and give you total piece of mind. But there are some checks you can perform on your own to make sure you re ready for the spring, and we d like to outline them here: Test Your Sump Pump: How can you tell if your sump pump is operational before it has to handle a basement flood? You can test your sump pump yourself simply by lifting the plastic float on the device. If the motor runs, you re good to go! If not, call Cranney for repair. you think. For instance, if the power goes out during a storm, an electrical sump pump isn t going to work. If the battery dies in a battery powered pump, you might not even find out until it s too late! A water powered sump pump that is, a pump that is powered by the municipal water system in combination with a battery powered back-up is what we believe offers the best possible protection. So start spring off right by checking your sump pump and making sure you have the backup power that you need. Call the experts at Cranney to help you with professional sump pump services today! Being Prepared The Sump Pump Checklist At Cranney Home Services, we provide all of the sump pump services you could Install a Back-Up: Do you already have a sump pump back-up? If you only have a primary sump pump, you may not be as prepared as PAGE: 4
6 GET SPECIAL FINANCING 0% FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS! APPROVED! Cranney Is Now Able to Offer Financing on Jobs Over 500. Call for Details Today! You have a major plumbing, electrical, or HVAC emergency. Your home has a serious issue, and you need solutions now! But these projects can be costly when they re done right. Perhaps the solution isn t in your budget right now. Cranney Home Services understands, and we want to help. If you have an older home (as most people in Massachusetts do) and you need a fast repair, replacement, or installation for your plumbing, heating, cooling, or electrical systems, rely on Cranney. We work with Synchrony Financial, a trusted bank with extensive financing options, to get you the financing you need. Right now, we re offering financing on all jobs over 500. As a Cranney Customer, you could have access to one of our financing plans and pay 0% interest when you pay in 18 months! Call Cranney Home Services for details on our financing today. Ready to discuss financing? Call CRANNEY & get started now. Call. Apply. Save. Need help? Call our 24/7 live assistance and schedule emergency service. Go to our website to see if you qualify for one of our financing plans! With interest rates as low as 0%, you can improve your home on your budget. PAGE: 5
7 Beware Old House Traps! These Obsolete Drain Features May Cause Recurring Plumbing Problems Do you live in an older home? You aren t alone most people in Massachusetts live in houses that were built prior to Old homes can be beautiful, but they re also more difficult to manage, particularly if your plumbing hasn t been updated since the home was built. Certain plumbing materials and parts are outdated and could cause messy and even hazardous issues in modern homes. Among the primary offenders when it comes to outdated plumbing is an old drain feature known as a house trap. Originally, house traps were designed to keep sewer gasses out of your home. Similar to how the p-trap beneath your sink holds water to block odors from escaping through the drain into your home, the house trap keeps some liquids in place in your main drain. However, with the most recent technology advancements for our drainage systems, the main purpose of house traps is obsolete. What s worse is that the house trap also causes blockages and makes it difficult to inspect the main line with a sewer camera These plumbing components should be removed and replaced by a professional. The 5 Warning Signs of Clogged House Traps If your home was build prior to 1989, you probably have house traps on your main sewer line. You may even be experiencing the issues associated with house traps already! Some signs that you have a clogged house trap include: 1. Sewer Odors in Your Living Areas 2. Multiple Plumbing Fixtures Out of Order 3. Frequent Toilet Back-Ups 4. Drains Leaving Standing Water 5. Back-Flow/Flooding in Your Basement A sewer system doesn t just keep your home clean it keeps your family safe from contagious diseases carried by wastewater and raw sewage. If you experience plumbing problems, don t wait! Get the solutions you need from Cranney Home Services today. But what are those solutions? How does Cranney fix old plumbing? As with anything, the first step is to show up with the proper tools. Our plumbing experts are highly trained in the most modern practices and stateof-the-art technology, and we bring all of that experience straight to your home with every job. If you have an old house trap that is causing issues for your plumbing, you ll need a plumber who can remove and replace that trap with a more modern device, namely a sewer clean-out. What is a Sewer Clean-Out? A sewer clean-out looks like a vertical, capped-off pipe extending from an existing line. They perform the same function as house traps (i.e. preventing sewer odors) but possess the three following advantages: Better Materials Whereas old house traps corrode over time, clean outs can be made with superior, PEX pipe materials that are immune to rust, erosion, and sediment build-up. Manual Checking A sewer clean-out can be manually checked to see if your main line is experiencing a clog: the above-ground cap should always be full of water. No More Drain Problems Drain cleaning might temporarily clear the clogs and restart your sewer line, but installing a sewer clean-out will solve your drain dilemmas for good! Don t live with recurring drain issues and old plumbing if your home was built before 1989, call the our professionals for a plumbing inspection now! PAGE: 6
8 5 Benefits of High Pressure Jetting Our Drains Put Up With a Lot How Can You Help Ease the Strain? Every year, build-up occurs in your sewer system and impacts the performance of your drains. Materials like oil, grease, residue, and sediment accumulate and restrict the flow capacity of your pipes. Over time, this means your clogs become more frequent and your appliances lead shorter lives. Drain snaking and rootering can help clear blockages, but these tools don t solve the root of the problem. The build-up lining the inside of your drains and restricting their diameter isn t addressed during simple drain clearing. Older plumbing is always going to be more susceptible to problems, which causes: Standing Water in Sinks Frequent Back-Ups Main Line Backflow Basement Flooding Odors in Your Living Areas Plumbing Fixtures Breaking If you (like most Massachusetts homeowners) live in a home built before 1989, poor drainage may have a chronic impact on the health of your home. But what if you could reverse years of build-up and corrosion with a single drain cleaning process? What if, rather than just clear drains, you could restore them for better plumbing performance permanently? You don t need sewer repair or sewer replacement what you need is called high water pressure jetting. What Is High Water Pressure Jetting? The high water pressure jetting (AKA hydrojetting ) process involves sending a powerful blast of water through your pipe lines to remove scale and residue build-up. The process puts the latest and greatest technology in the plumbing industry to work for your drains. Here are 5 benefits of hydrojetting you can expect when you work with us: 1. More Permanent Eliminate those recurring clogs! Get a healthier home with smoother plumbing in just one short procedure. 2. Less Expensive Sewer repair and replacement can be costly, and pipe excavation can be destructive to your yard and landscaping. With hydrojetting, you can avoid high prices and unnecessary damage. But not every plumber offers this advanced solution! % Safe and Effective Hydrojetting is not only friendly to your plumbing, it s also completely safe for the environment. It s an energy efficient and clean fix! 4. Better Results If you ve been struggling with recurring clogs, you can finally put them behind you with high water pressure jetting from the Cranney experts. 5. State-of-the-Art Plumbing All of our plumbers are licensed, certified, experienced, and well-trained to use hydrojetting properly so you experience all of its advantages. Get the best drain solution from the best experts in the field! Don t live with insufficient and unhealthy sewer performance for another day. Call the experts at Cranney Home Services today! PAGE: 7
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10 Careers in the Trade - Join Cranney Looking for a career in home service? The Cranney Team Wants You! This year is your chance to make a change in your career by joining the fast- growing family at Cranney Companies. Being a member of the Cranney Commercial & Residential team means knowing that you have more than just another job you have the potential to truly reach your goals. With comprehensive benefits and an unlimited pay potential, just think of the places your career in the service industry could take you! For over 30 years, the experts at Cranney have been answering service calls with the absolute best and brightest professionals in the field, maintaining a reputation for talent and quality that no one can beat. Let s see if you have what it takes to be a part of this team! We re looking for professionals who: Bring a Winning Attitude to Every Job Communicate Clearly And Effectively Are 100% Dedicated to Customer Service Provide Reliable, Friendly, Professional Care Have Acute Attention to Detail Demonstrate Real Talent and Pride in Their Trade The industry as a whole is on the rise from modern comfort innovations, rising efficiency standards, and an overall increase in demand. Here at Cranney, we need skilled and experienced technicians for our electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing divisions to help us answer to everyone s needs! It s a great time to be a service professional, full of opportunity for advancement are you rising with the tide? Get Ready for a Change: The Cranney Difference Cranney Home Services isn t just another service company. We re a family, and every member makes a difference. We offer excellent salaries and benefits because we re committed not only to providing a great service experience to local homeowners but also to helping our technicians reach the next step in their success. We believe that workers who feel fulfilled by their jobs also feel motivated to go the extra mile for customers and that extra mile is what we re all about. That s why we provide: Continuing Education and Training Would you like to expand your knowledge of your trade? At Cranney, you ll learn how to operate the most innovative technology in the field to provide better and more efficient plumbing, HVAC, and electrical solutions. Unlimited Pay Potential Experience upward momentum like never before with a competitive pay scale that offers no limitation on what you can make. There is always work to do and always the potential for advancement that s what sets this company apart. This is your opportunity to be a part of a growing company, to participate in a true team effort, and to reap the benefits of working for a successful local business. Get the pay that you deserve and the career that you ve been waiting for with Cranney today! To apply for a position, your resume to We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free work place. Thank you for your interest in employment at Cranney Companies! PAGE: 9
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12 Cranney Home Services 24 Water Street Danvers, MA Spring 2015 IN THIS EDITION Page 1 New Water Heater Regulations 2 Choosing Licensed Technicians 3 Spring Into Savings With An AC Tune Up 4 Sump Pump Check 5 Financing With Cranney 6 Beware Old House Traps 7 5 Benefits of High Pressure Jetting 8 The Cranney Value Plan 9 Careers In The Trade - Join Cranney Today!