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Martens Minute—Your Premium HVAC & Plumbing Blog

The best place to find the HVAC and plumbing advice you need? Right here—welcome to Martens Minute, our blog on all things home comfort. Bookmark this page and check back regularly for the latest in heating, cooling, plumbing, and remodeling service. Start reading our blog posts below or reach out to us anytime for information or to schedule an appointment.

  • in Plumbing
    Black kitchen sink with garbage disposal.

    What Can I Put Down My Garbage Disposal?

    Your kitchen garbage disposal is a powerful tool—and though it might seem like it can take on anything you throw down the drain, you should proceed with caution. That’s because some food or substances can damage your disposal or still clog your kitchen sink pipes even after being ground up. In this blog, Martens Plumbing...
  • in Plumbing
    Martens expert works to fix a clogged sink in the kitchen.

    6 Quick Tips to Fix a Clogged Sink

    Whether it’s in your kitchen or your bathroom, a clogged sink is never convenient. Even if you’re careful about what you put down your drain, sometimes blockages are inevitable. In this blog, the plumbing experts at Martens Plumbing & Heating offer some quick tips that will help fix a clogged sink. If your situation is...
  • in Furnace
    Martens tech in blue shirt sets thermostat to reach customer's perfect home temperature.

    What Is the Perfect Home Temperature in Winter?

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the perfect home temperature is 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Why? This is considered to be the lower end of comfortable for most people—and by keeping your thermostat set slightly lower, it’s easier for your furnace to keep up. However, despite this recommendation, the perfect home temperature often varies depe...
  • in Plumbing
    Martens plumber in blue shirt helps prevent frozen pipes.

    How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

    Frozen pipes are among the most dangerous plumbing emergencies. Not only are they challenging to fix, but they can also be extremely costly. So as temperatures continue to dip in Wisconsin, it’s more important than ever to ensure you don’t make this pricey mistake. Martens Plumbing & Heating is here to help you prevent frozen...
  • in Furnace
    Winterize your home with these helpful tips from Martens Plumbing.

    Here’s How You Can Winterize Your Home in 4 Easy Steps

    Winter is definitely upon us. And with falling temperatures comes the need to get your home ready for our cold season—preferably before it actually hits. Today, the experts at Martens Plumbing & Heating have some simple tips and techniques you can use to winterize your home before the snow starts to fall. Find them below...