Bio: Josh Benjamin has been a plumber for over 20 years in Westchester County. He holds a Master Plumbing license as well as all required OSHA licenses. He is the president of Flotechs Plumbing & Heating which serves Westchester residents and business owners with all of their heating, cooling and plumbing needs.
Posts by Josh Benjamin:
Posted on: 24 Feb 2020
Posted on: 03 Jan 2020
Posted on: 17 Dec 2019
Many people hate to shovel. Putting a snow melting system in your home is the best way to not picking up a shovel this year.
Posted on: 08 Nov 2019
Did you know that winter weather is the cause of 25 percent of all insurance claims? It’s hard enough to avoid winter home damage in the home you’re in every day, but unattended vacation homes are especially at risk. Regardless of where your vacation home is located: Finger Lakes, Sodus Bay, the Catskills, the Adirondack […]
Posted on: 07 Oct 2019
Did you know that a simple ⅛-inch fracture in your piping is all it takes for a plumbing emergency to form? This size split in a draining system can leak 250 gallons of water every day! There is really no such thing as a “small” plumbing problem. Small problems have big consequences, and always lead […]
Posted on: 09 Sep 2019
Why You Need to Schedule a Heating Maintenance According to energy.gov, heating your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system, making up about 42 percent of your utility bill. Why spend so much on something that doesn’t actually work? Many people view heating system maintenance as an “extra” or “unnecessary” […]
Posted on: 16 Aug 2019
As plumbing professionals, these are some of the best brands for bathroom fixtures we’ve experienced as standing-up to the test of time and performance.
Posted on: 11 Jul 2019
Twenty-nine percent of your home’s energy costs are from heating. Is a traditional boiler costing you thousands? It might be time for a high-efficiency boiler.
Posted on: 13 Jun 2019
Summer is an especially stressful time of year for an AC unit. Here are our tips for having a high functioning air conditioner through the heat this summer.
Posted on: 25 May 2019
Air conditioning repair needs never occur at a convenient time, but a properly working unit is a necessity to combat the summer heat.
Posted on: 09 May 2019
Do you know when you should replace your water heater? We break down the differences in water heater style and which is best for your home.
Posted on: 03 May 2019
Professional pipe cleaning rids your plumbing of clogs and debris and can extend the life of your pipes.
Posted on: 26 Apr 2019
If you hear a loud thud when you cut off your water, the problem could be more than just a noisy annoyance. A loud pounding coming from your pipes, dishwasher, or washing machine when the water shuts off could be causing major damage.
Posted on: 09 Apr 2019
As with anything else in your home, age and continuous use takes a toll on your plumbing system. One of the most common plumbing problems is sewage smell seeping from tub and sink drains. While the odor may just seem like an annoyance at first, the underlying problem could be a significant issue within your […]
Posted on: 21 Nov 2018
The water heater in your home is the second largest use of energy, making up roughly 18 percent of your energy bill each month. Ensuring your hot water heater is set to the proper temperature will not only help reduce your monthly energy bill, but you’ll also extend the life of the unit. A simple test […]
Posted on: 08 Nov 2018
Older, oil-heated homes often are less efficient and more expensive than homes heated by natural gas. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports the average consumer pays more in a year for oil than gas, but cost isn’t the only thing to consider when you plan an oil-to-gas conversion for your home. A heat conversion […]
Posted on: 11 Sep 2018
The garbage disposal in your kitchen will devour just about anything, but that doesn’t mean it should. There are some foods that should never make their way into your drain. On that note, non-food items should never be placed in the garbage disposal. Oddities in the disposal will not only spark the need for a […]
Posted on: 23 Jul 2018
While hard water is not bad for your health, it can create major plumbing issues if left untreated over time. Hard water refers to the fresh water running into your home that contains high levels of natural minerals – particularly magnesium and calcium – that can, among other things, leave mineral deposits in your plumbing. […]
Posted on: 19 Jul 2018
A slow-running drain is more than just an annoyance. The water and dirt take forever to clear, and when they do, there’s a greasy residue left behind. Water that sits in the sink or shower may be signs of a bigger plumbing issue, but before you dial up the closest plumber in Yonkers, NY, try […]
Posted on: 12 Jul 2018
If you’re like most homeowners, the plumbing running through your walls doesn’t get a second thought until it doesn’t work properly. As long as the shower pumps hot water, the toilet flushes on command, and the dishwasher handles the dishes so you don’t have to, the intricate details of how the pipes and drainage work […]
Posted on: 02 Jul 2018
It’s 2 a.m. Memorial Day weekend and you’ve got a burst pipe. Your first call will be to a trustworthy emergency plumber in Yonkers, but in the meantime, you need to try to stop any more damage from happening to your home. Unexpected plumbing problems can push you to understanding a few techniques on how […]
Posted on: 01 Apr 2018
Have you ever noticed how plumbing problems never occur when it’s a rainy Tuesday and you have nothing to do? Of course not. Plumbing issues arise in the middle of the night, on holidays or when you have a store full of customers. Small business owners are not exempt from plumbing problems. Overflowing toilets, clogged […]
Posted on: 27 Feb 2018
Whether it’s time to replace your water heater and boiler or you’re looking to upgrade your system, a combi boiler is a great option for your home! What is a combi boiler? A combination or combi-boiler is an innovative, space-saving combination (hence the name) of a central heating boiler and a high-efficiency water heater. Many […]
Posted on: 31 Jan 2018
What do you do with the bacon grease when you’re done cooking with it? If you’re one of the home cooks that dumps it down the sink or the family’s best hostess, you may have frequent issues with a clogged drain. One of the most frequent plumbing emergency calls during any season is to clear up […]
Posted on: 25 Sep 2017
The leaves on the trees are changing colors, the weather is cooling down and football season has officiallystarted. Fall is here and it’s time to get out your winter checklist. What most home and business owners forget on their yearly checklist is to make sure to have a great local plumber picked out in case […]
Posted on: 07 Jul 2017
Summer’s just around the corner and water usage tends to rise during the hot summer months. From pools and sprinklers for children’s amusement to washing cars and watering the lawn – it all adds up! Being plumbers in Westchester County, we know all too well how that water waste is a real thing and many […]
Posted on: 16 May 2017
Our Yonkers Plumbing company has cleared our fair share of drains; that’s for sure! We’ve seen it all, from sinks and tubs to showers and storm drains. As any serious plumbing company should, we invested thousands of dollars in technology that allows us to troubleshoot slow drains and clogged pipes. These special tools allow us […]
Posted on: 02 May 2017
As a plumber in Westchester, we get many calls from county residents about running toilets. While this may seem like a small thing, a running toilet can waste thousands of gallons of water per week. Hearing the water run can be annoying; especially when you’re trying to sleep. There are several issues that cause a […]
Posted on: 21 Jul 2016
We understand that our profession deals mostly with things that are hidden from your everyday view – out of sight, out of mind – as they say. In our years of plumbing, we thought it would be helpful to provide homeowners with the 4 things about your plumbing you should know as a homeowner. The […]
Posted on: 13 Jun 2016
No, we haven’t lost our minds (not yet, anyhow) and we’re not trying to skip over summer. It’s just the best time to install radiant heat in your home, bathrooms mostly, but we’ve had plenty of people (and feet) thankful for doing more than just the bathroom when the colder weather shows up. For those […]
Posted on: 21 Apr 2016
April Showers bring May flowers; however, as a homeowner, the showers can bring lots of other things, too! Many trees are in bloom, and rain and wind will certainly force some of those beautiful buds down to the ground. Rest assured, a good amount of those buds will end up in your outdoor drain some […]
Posted on: 21 Mar 2016
As professional plumbers, our experience with the ‘quick-fix drain cleaning solution’ is the acid base. Which means, yes, your clog may be cleared but at the expense of the pipes in your home. You see, the solution that unclogs the drain can also eat away at the pipes. What if you don’t have metal pipes? […]
Posted on: 16 Feb 2016
If you’re on the north east, you already know that we’ve had it pretty good this winter. Somewhat unpredictable weather, which sometimes can give a false sense of security to many homeowners, management companies and superintendents of buildings. Below are some actions you can take immediately and other are considered good-to-know based on our experience […]
Posted on: 24 Dec 2015
The reality is, holiday scraps clog drains. Scraps of food and other items will eventually end up down your drain. We suggest never putting anything down your drain – you’re just asking for trouble. Kitchen sink drains do not like scraps. During the holiday season, many families are blessed to have food on their table. […]
Posted on: 19 Dec 2015
With these 5 tips to save money this winter, you can get your home ready for the cold weather. Although, there is talks of some unseasonable weather skewed toward warmer temperatures, rest assured, the cold weather will be here. Some items we know will help you get ready and also save you $ (because who […]
Posted on: 01 Oct 2015
Below are our 5 most important tips to get your home ready for autumn. This season’s stunning foliage could spell trouble for your outdoor drains as leaves begin to fall and clog gutters and pipes. Get your pipes autumn-ready with these five steps: Rake those leaves! It’s a simple first step, but it’s crucial. The […]
Posted on: 17 Sep 2015
When it comes to plumbing maintenance, “too little, too late” can create quite a mess, and cost a lot of money. Plumbers know that the key to avoiding plumbing woes is taking these three precautionary measures, regularly and with professionals who can do it right: Hot Water Heater Cleanse: A thorough drain and rinse of […]