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Exciting Developments on the Horizon for G&C Plumbing and Heating

In the coming months, Greg and Brandon of G&C Plumbing and Heating will be introducing a ton of cool stuff for their customers! There will be set pricing and membership opportunities, so you’re never caught in a lurch if a plumbing disaster strikes. And, they will be upping their game when it comes to bathroom remodeling, too. Keep your eye out, and check in at this website from time to time to see what new and cool stuff is happening with our Plumbers without Cracks.

Of course, they will always remain the faithful and courteous plumbers you can count on and trust. Greg and Brandon pride themselves in always answering the call when you are in need. And now, Christine, Greg’s one and only (and the “C” in G&C), will be the one to answer your call and set up your appointment with they guys. No waiting around for a call back!

Because they always strive to empower customers with as much plumbing knowledge as possible, here are some tried and true tips the guys often recommend to help avoid potential disasters. We like to call them…

Expert Tips from the Trenches.

  1. Dear John – Although it is rare to have your porcelain throne spontaneously explode, it can happen. More likely, a leaky toilet is the result of the working parts inside the toilet failing. When this is the case, slowly but surely, your toilet can waste enough water to fill an Olympic-sized pool.”If you suspect a leak, you or your eight-year-old can run a fun and easy test by pouring a bit of food coloring into the toilet’s tank,” says Greg, a plumber with over 20 years of experience. “If you see coloring in the bowl the next day, you need to replace the flush valve.” A bit of preventative maintenance on your favorite lounge chair can go a long way.
  2.  Don’t Burn Your Pipes or Your Plumbers – Bathroom and kitchen sinks can quickly get clogged with hair, soap residue, and fats. This is a messy problem that can become disastrous if not attended. In the bathroom you can use a wet/dry vacuum to remove small masses, and in the kitchen, flush the drain with a bucket full of boiling water to help oil dissolve. However, please never pour flesh eating products like Drano in your sink. “I can’t tell you how many times I have been chemically burned after opening a pipe to clear a problematic drain,” said Brandon Sheck. These over the counter products run along the bottom of a pipe and burnout a small path along the way, but they don’t actually clean out the problem and often get trapped themselves creating a little corrosive chemical pool that can damage your pipes and the hands that fix them.The simplest way to keep drains running clean is to not put clogging material down there. If you do experience a slowing of your drain, just remember – don’t burn your plumbers! G&C recommends using BIO-Clean. This product is not available in stores and is a blend of bacteria and enzymes. The bacteria are natural, not genetically-engineered. The enzyme concentration is the most powerful on the market and is used by many amazing plumbers such as G&C.
  3.  Stinky Water – “If your water stinks, it’s likely your water heater is to blame,” says Greg Sheck. The internal parts that do the heating in the tank can corrode because they spend their lives in a hot water chemical bath. The by-products of the corrosion mix with your water and cause a horrible smell. If this happens, you need to call a plumber immediately. The chemical breakdown of your water heater’s components is happening too fast, and your water may pose a health risk.
  4.  Washing Machine Check-UP – Another plumbing point that can be become problematic is a set of rubber connection hoses on your washing machine. “These hoses can dry out, burst and the next thing you know, the rinse cycle is happening in your family room,” said Brandon. To avoid this plumbing problem, check the hoses twice year for cracks and blisters. If crawling behind your washer twice a year is going to be a long shot, you might want to call G&C to replace the rubber hoses with steel models and have them install a single-lever shutoff valve that is easy to reach.

G&C Up Close and Personal (Brandon)

He Was An All American

(Sung to the tune of David Bowie’s Young Americans)

Last time we shed some light on the founder of G&C Plumbing and Heating, Greg Sheck. Now we take a moment to get to know the other half of the story. Let’s shine our spotlight on Brandon to better understand what this hard working young man brings to G&C Plumbing and Heating that makes it so awesome.

Brandon has a killer work ethic.

In high school, he was an All American wrestler and one of the team captains.

His junior year team won the MA State Championship in Division II and then they moved up to Division I where they again won the MA State Championship – by a landslide.

That’s pretty cool because no other team in the bay state has ever won back to back state championships in different divisions before. (If you see those hard to read signs getting off of the Franklin exits, Brandon is part of the reason they’re there)

Brandon participated in wrestling year round and it taught him a little something about having a strong work ethic to getting things done and having fun.

“I had a few cool jobs in high school, one was being a beer hawker at Gillette stadium where I got paid to attend all the Patriot’s games and concerts like country fest,” said Brandon about finding fun in his work.

Brandon took his work ethic to Westfield State where he was regularly on the Dean’s List and eventually graduated with a 3.3 GPA in Business and Marketing.

Applying knowledge and work ethic.

“During summers and school vacations, I would do plumbing with my dad to earn spending money for the next semester,” said Brandon. But, after a few years of working with his dad, he started to realize he was incredibly talented at the practice. He enjoyed figuring out the best way to solve plumbing problems and became serious about learning the trade and family business.

His father was very supportive.

During his last few semesters at Westfield, Brandon decided to team up with his dad to run the family business. “College helped me see the potential in applying your craft and your education.”

Along the way, he’s learned some key business strategies, and here is what he has to say about them:

  • We believe in treating people how we would like to be treated.
  • We get a lot of work from word of mouth so we want to keep those words positive.
  • Being polite and personable with customers and even their pets goes a long way to sustaining an organization.

Although their personal and professional approach to business has blessed the guys at G&C with a dedicated client base, Brandon has applied his business and marketing education to help bring G&C Plumbing and Heating’s marketing strategies into the now. His efforts have made finding G&C Plumbing and Heating much easier by focusing on their website design and search engine optimization. He also pushed the company to utilize social media and was the guy who came up with writing this absolutely amazing (award winning potential) blog. Go Brandon!

So, there you have it: The Winning Team. The Dynamic Duo. The Starting Lineup.

Ok, you get it, the guys at G&C are awesome, not only at what they do, but who they are. Give them a call, you’ll see what I mean the moment they CALL YOU BACK – Yes, a plumber calling you back, can you imagine?

Try it.