We’ve been providing reliable plumbing, heating, and air conditioning service to Melrose residents for 30 years. In that time we’ve encountered just about every possible scenario. From simple plumbing repairs and installations to solving unwanted, but hard to find, odors, noises, and leaks. This is reassuring for our customers who rely on us for fast, efficient, and affordable solutions to what are often stressful events.
Thanks to our customers in Melrose and other nearby communities we’ve built a reputation based on service and satisfaction. We realize that every service call, plumbing emergency, or temperature related problem is an inconvenience for households. That’s why we make sure our technicians are not only highly trained and capable plumbers, but also are well-mannered, punctual, and tuned in to the needs of each customer. We believe that this laser focus on satisfaction is the reason we’ve received Angies List Super Service Award 4 years in a row.
We’re available 24/7 to quickly solve problems related to plumbing. Those include leaks, malfunctions, or upgrades including
Our technicians are trained and certified in HVAC. All of us here at Absolute Precision Plumbing Heating & Cooling are well qualified to diagnose and repair problems with heating and cooling systems.
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Melrose has a high proportion of magnificent older homes which still make use of inefficient oil or gas furnaces or boilers for space heating. These homes, along with many others of more recent vintage are not good candidates for the installation of ductwork for central air conditioning. If you live in one of these fine homes you should talk to us. We can put a big dent in your energy bill while keeping you warmer in winter and cooler in the summer.
If you’ve recently moved to Melrose or purchased a home–Welcome and Congratulations. Since plumbing, along with heating and cooling systems are critical pieces of a homes infrastructure we receive a lot of calls from folks who are moving into new homes. They often have questions which sometimes have little to do with the actual systems in their new home. We wanted to share with you some useful information about Melrose, particularly as it relates to plumbing, heating, and cooling.
Water in Melrose is supplied by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). The water itself comes from the Quabbin Reservoir in Central Massachusetts and the Wachusett Reservoir. Over 85% of the watershed lands that surround the reservoirs are covered in forest and wetlands. According to the MWRA 2.2 million people and 5,500 industrial users have one of the most abundant and high quality water supplies in the world.
The natural watersheds keep MWRA water clean and clear. To keep the supply secure the streams and reservoirs are tested often. They are also patrolled daily by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). And unlike in the Western U.S. we’re not facing water shortages anytime soon. The Quabbin alone can hold a 4-year supply of water.
The City of Melrose operates and maintains a series of water pumping stations, sewer pumping stations, along with 80 miles of water and 78 miles of sewer. The city bills about 700 million gallons of water each quarter. The water bills separate water and sewer consumption with sewer being a bit higher. Sewer usage is gauged on the principle that what comes in must go out so if you you use a lot of water that doesn’t go down the drain you should consider having a second water meter installed for pools and irrigation, etc. You can find out more about Melrose water rates here.
The MWRA website contains a wealth of information including frequently asked questions. These are questions having to do with the color, odor, or taste of water. Since, as plumbers, we’re often asked the same questions to save you some time we’ve distilled the answers.
We’ll be adding more information to this page as time goes on. The Melrose community is a priority for us as residents seek to lower their energy bills and improve the efficiency of their homes infrastructure. We’d love to hear from you on Facebook. If you have suggestions or additional information that would be useful for Melrosians let us know.
For questions or an estimate on a plumbing, heating , or air conditioning project give us a call at 978-774-8835 or contact us.