Snellville Heating, Air and Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

What’s Clogging Up My Drain?

Monday, February 21st, 2022

A clogged or slow drain isn’t the biggest plumbing disaster you might face in your home, but it’s definitely one of the most persistent and annoying. Many of the calls we get as a local Athens, GA plumber are to handle tough drain obstructions. We’ve seen many unusual clogging problems in our time—you won’t believe what can accidentally get down household drains—but there’s a set of common causes at the root of most clogs. 

We’ll go through the most likely sources for your clogged drain. This will help you understand when you need professional plumbers as well as how to prevent clogging later.

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When Is a Plumbing Problem a Plumbing EMERGENCY?

Monday, January 24th, 2022

burst-pipeWhen you picture a plumbing emergency, you might conjure up a nightmare scenario of water flooding your house from a broken fixture. And, yes, that would definitely count as an emergency plumbing situation! But there are other plumbing problems without such outward flash that also require calling an emergency plumber. 

How can you tell if the plumbing problem you’ve got requires emergency plumbing in Braselton, GA? We can help you with this—and we’re ready to do whatever work you need, 24/7.

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Do I Really Need a Professional Plumber for (Fill in the Blank)?

Monday, October 18th, 2021

woman-calling-plumberThis is a big question many homeowners ask themselves when faced with any type of plumbing trouble or plumbing project. For example, “Do I really need a professional plumber for…”

  • Fixing a leaking pipe
  • Putting in new pipes
  • Repairing a stuck garbage disposal
  • Dealing with an overflowing toilet
  • Unclogging an obstinate clog in the shower drain
  • Replacing an old toilet with a new one
  • Maintaining the sump pump

…and plenty more. You could make your own list twice as long as this one. 

We understand that homeowners want to save money where they can, and DIY work in some situations is not only feasible and economic, it can even be fun for a home-improvement enthusiast. 

But most plumbing jobs require a professional plumber in Lawrenceville, GA to handle them accurately, effectively, and safely. Below we’ll look at a few simple plumbing jobs you might be able to do yourself, and why we advise you to leave the rest to our licensed plumbers.

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Why Your Home’s Water Pressure Has Dropped

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

faucet-drippingLow water pressure in residential plumbing (lower than 40 psi) turns ordinary days into a series of nuisances. It starts with a morning shower that takes so long because the water from the showerhead may as well come from a sprinkling can. Then trying to wash anything in the sink turns into a slog. Filling up a glass with water takes twice as long … all around, you don’t want low water pressure!

The good news: you can fix water pressure troubles in your house, often with a call to a professional plumber in Lawrenceville, GA. Low water pressure can happen for a range of reasons, from small to large, and we’re going to look at the most common of them. Knowing these facts will help you take the next steps to get your plumbing back in shape and your days easier once again.

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Top Reason to Call Professional Plumbers

Monday, July 12th, 2021

hand-holding-wrenchYou have three options for taking care of plumbing jobs in your house, such as repairs or new installations:

  1. Try to do the job yourself with available tools and maybe some online tutorials.
  2. Look around for somebody who’ll do the job for cheap, but isn’t a professional (some guy who knows a guy…).
  3. Call licensed professional plumbers.

The correct choice is #3. We understand you might feel tempted to go for the first option if you think of yourself as handy around the house and you have a good set of wrenches. The second option may lure you with the promise the job can be done inexpensively. But both can lead to much more trouble—expensive, even dangerous trouble! Below are the reasons to always rely on a professional plumber in Athens, GA for any service you need in your home.

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A Common Plumbing Question We Hear: What Exactly Is a Slab Leak?

Monday, May 17th, 2021

slab-leak-crack-in-foundationLeak is not a word people want to hear in connection with their home plumbing. And a slab leak, well, that sounds even worse. Almost sinister. But what does it actually mean?

Slab leaks are one of the most important problems that we work on as Suwanee, GA plumbers, and the better informed our customers are about what they are and how to watch for them, the easier they are to stop early. And slab leaks are definitely something you want stopped as early as possible. 

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Pinhole Leaks—One of the Trickiest Plumbing Problems

Monday, April 19th, 2021

copper-tubesThe name pinhole leak sounds like a minor issue. Big, gaping leaks in plumbing, leaks that send water spilling out all over the floor and make you glad you have a sump pump, sound like serious problems. And they are. But pinhole leaks are something those big leaks aren’t: sneaky and hard to find. You may not know you need a Lawrenceville, GA plumber at first to solve your pinhole leaks, and that’s how they can cause plenty of damage.

But, aside from their size, what exactly are pinhole leaks and how do they get started? And how can you notice them?

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What to Do When Your Toilet Overflows

Monday, January 25th, 2021

toilet-with-sprayer-and-phoneWe know that an overflowing toilet is one of those plumbing problems that can cause a sudden burst of panic when it strikes. You might immediately have images of large parts of your house flooding as you desperately try to get somebody to fix the problem.

We have good news. First, you have somebody on your side who can fix the problem—you’re already on our website and we’re only a phone call away for the toilet repair in Snellville, GA that will take care of your malfunctioning throne. Second, with the proper steps, you can quickly stop serious trouble from the overflowing toilet and have your immediate fears calmed down so you can wait for our arrival in relative peace. 

We’ll go through the basic steps of what to do when you’ve got an overflowing toilet.

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The Common Materials of Modern Plumbing Pipes

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Cut-PVC-pipesIndoor plumbing has a long history, and through it all the materials used for pipes have changed. If you live in an older home, your plumbing system may have outdated pipe material that needs to be replaced. 

In this post, we’ve put together a list of the pipe materials commonly found in modern homes as well as the current materials plumbers use when doing jobs. We hope this will give you a better understanding of the work our plumbers may need to provide you when it’s time for repairs or repiping. If you have doubts about the type of pipes you have in your house, call us and we can find out what work may need to be done.

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Ways We Can Help You Save Water With Your Plumbing

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

showerhead-dripping-close-upDo you find that your regular water bills are far too high? Higher than you think they should be? You can search out online lists of ways to change your water-using habits, and everyone knows that taking shorter showers is a basic part of cutting down on household water consumption. 

However, there are ways that a Conyers, GA plumber can help you save water that go beyond basic steps like “don’t run the bathroom sink faucet while you brush your teeth.” Plumbers are some of the best people for pinpointing where your house is wasting water. There are places in your home where updating fixtures and making repairs will make a huge difference in your monthly water bills. 

Below are some ways our plumbers can lower water use in your household.

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