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Staff Spotlight: JoAnn McElhany

JoAnn McElhany is the friendly voice that our customers enjoy speaking with when calling our office. In addition to filling her responsibilities as Service Manager, where she handles technician scheduling, orders, parts, deals, warranties and customer relations. JoAnn also ensures that employees and their families are well-informed and taken care of. She often acts as … Continued

3 Ways to Save Money on Costly Repairs

On the hottest days of the summer, Service Membership customers at Summers & Zim’s can rest easy. First, your equipment is inspected by our certified professionals using a 42-point checklist during your annual maintenance visit.

Your Summer Vacation Checklist

Next weekend is Memorial Day and the start of the summer vacation season. If you’re going away for a long weekend, or in planning any vacation this summer, be sure the plumbing and AC in your home is prepared for your vacation too.

How to Avoid Water Damage to Your Home

The good news is that the snow is melting and we’re seeing some 50-degree temperatures! But when rain comes with the snowmelt, be sure all the water has some place to go instead of inside your home.

How Your Service Contract Helps Others

The extended cold has caused a huge demand for emergency heating repairs and heating system replacements. Our techs are working night and day to take care of customers. It occurred to us that we should take time to thank those customers who didn’t have emergency heating repair needs this winter.

Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe in Cold Weather

Most dogs like to frolic in the snow and eat the snow! But the harsh winter and low temperatures can be dangerous for our dogs. To be sure your dog stays healthy this winter here are some the things to do.

The Advantage of a Service Contract in an Emergency Situation

As I write this, the outside temperature is 9 degrees. Our colder-than-usual winter has created a tremendous demand for emergency services as older furnaces breakdown due to the increased energy demands and pipes freeze and burst. Our service technicians at Summers & Zim’s are working around the clock to do repairs or replace heating systems.

Be Careful with Candles at New Year’s Eve Parties

New Year’s eve is a big party time, and at this time of year people often have candles burning to add to the festive atmosphere. Over the last 10 years, fires caused by candles have tripled, so here are some tips to keep you safe.

Christmas Tree Lights Can be a Hazard

Christmas trees are an important part of our holiday traditions. But they can also be a source of holiday disaster. Christmas tree fires are still common. The leading cause of Christmas tree fires is the lights, cords, and plugs.

Why Choose Summers & Zim’s

Why should you trust the plumbing professionals at Summers & Zim’s for all your residential plumbing needs? At Summers & Zim’s, we pride ourselves on our good natured disposition, unmatched plumbing experience paired with numerous certifications and focus on providing our customers with exceptional service and personalized plumbing repair and installation solutions. We’re proud to be certified by the Master Plumbing License, North American Technician Excellence, Inc. and the Environmental Protection Agency.

With our dedication to our customers, we also ensure consistent quality and satisfaction with our one-of-a-kind 5 Point Guarantee:

5-Point Guarantee

  • Design Guarantee

    For all of our repairs and installations, we guarantee it will perform as intended. If it’s not what you expected, we’ll make adjustments or replacements at no extra cost.

  • No Lemons Guarantee

    If you have a recent plumbing fixture installed and a piece of it fails to perform reliably, we’ll install a new one at no additional cost.

  • $500 No Frustration Guarantee

    If your new plumbing installation does not perform as promised or expected within the first two years, we’ll pay you $500 for the inconvenience.

  • Home Protection Guarantee

    While working in your home, if our team accidentally damages any part of your home, we will cover any repair or replacement costs.

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee

    If your new system installation does not meet your needs or expectations, we’ll remove the item and return 100 percent of your investment.