Jack Gayson Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. A Full Service Contractor
   Jack Gayson Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc.A Full Service Contractor


The U.S. Department of Energy has created the ultimate heating cheat sheet. This pdf is a keeper!


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As the chillier seasons approach Gayson Plumbing & Heating recommends seasonal maintenance on your heating equipment.  Here are a few things you can do to avoid feeling bitter in the bitter cold!

  • Make sure your equipment has power
    • During warmer months, it is common to turn off the power switch to your equipment.  This switch can either be located on the unit itself or sometimes at the top of the basement stairs.  In some cases there may be two switches.  In any event, your equipment needs electricity in order to function.
  • Check the batteries in your thermostat
    • Batteries should be changed at least once a year.  Even if the interface is still visible, it is necessary to have fresh batteries installed to guarantee enough power to communicate with your equipment.
  • Clean all heat sources
    • Sometimes your heating equipment gets “lost in the shuffle” during the warmer seasons. Make sure the space surrounding your heating system is clear of dust and debris. Do not crowd your heating equipment with boxes or any other storage and make sure the unit has fresh air.
  • Schedule routine maintenance with our professionals
    • Whether you have a service plan or not, we recommend an annual maintenance and safety inspection. This visit will not only ensure your equipment runs properly but that it is also safe to operate.  As a reminder to our customers, your annual service plan includes this visit.  Now is the time!


If you are interested in our Gold Plus Annual Heating Protection Plan

click here to review the coverage at your convenience.

In extremely cold conditions your pipes can freeze just like a bottle of water in your freezer!  Frozen pipes have the potential to burst leading to leaks and possible flooding once they defrost.  To prevent this from happening here are some things you can try:

  • Open all cabinets (kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, etc.)  This will help warm air circulate to the run of piping.
  • Do NOT push down your thermostat at night!  Although it is energy efficient to turn down your thermostat while you’re sleeping, in extreme cold your pipes need warmth especially during the night.
  • Running pipes do not freeze as easily as inactive ones.  Slightly open hot and cold faucets or spouts to allow a trickle of water to flow.* This will lower the risk of freezing pipes.


If you find yourself with a pipe already frozen use water pressure to your advantage by opening the faucet or spout.  In some cases this will help the ice to break up allowing the water to rush through.  If this does not work you may want to use a hairdryer or space heater to try and defrost the pipe that is frozen.  It is extremely important to always know where your main shut-off valve is in case you happen to have a water emergency in your home.

If you’ve tried it all and still no luck

you can always call Gayson Plumbing!

We carry necessary equipment to thaw frozen pipes!


*This is not recommended for septic/cesspool systems.

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March 11th is World Plumbing Day!  

Try making a conscious effort to limit water use to benefit the environment and your health!  Here are a few small things you can do that will make a big difference!

  • Turn off the water when brushing your teeth
  • Use low flow shower heads
  • Install faucet aerators
  • Repair leaky faucets and pipes
  • Replace your old toilet with a High Efficiency low-flow toilet

Go ahead and compare your current water bill with your last bill.  The difference will absolutely amaze you!  As a goal, try to aim for a lower meter reading each time!


To find out more information about World Plumbing Day visit http://www.worldplumbingday.org/

‘Flushable’ wipes could pose a potential

threat to your plumbing system!

“Toilet paper dissolves fully in water after only a few minutes. Some brands of wipes, however, are resilient and don’t break down, even after being saturated for hours.” –Brian Shane of delmarvanow.com.

Save yourself energy and money this summer by turning down the temperature of your hot water heater!  You’re going to be hot enough having fun in the sun, so enjoy a few months with a lower temperature.  While you’re checking on your water heater, take a quick look for any leaks and/or rust. Spotting problems early will save you money in the long run!


As the weather is getting warmer, now is a good time to make sure your central Air Conditioning is in good working condition. The best time to check your unit is when it is above 60 degrees outside and above 70 degrees in your home. 


Here are a few tips you can try to make sure your AC is in good working condition:

  • Make sure the system switch on your thermostat is set in the COOL position.
  • Be sure the fan switch is in the Automatic position.
  • If you know how, change the filter for the air handler.
  • There should be NO debris, covers, cardboard, etc. on or against your outdoor unit. We suggest using a garden hose to gently rinse off the unit.
  • If you’ve tried the above steps and your unit still doesn’t come on, carefully check the circuit box to make sure the circuit breaker is on.


Jack Gayson

Plumbing & Heating

Co., Inc.

131 Roosevelt Ave.

Mineola, NY 11501



(516) 248-4105




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