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

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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Drain Unclogging Methods You Can (And Cannot) Use

Monday, October 19th, 2020

bubbling-drainNo one can escape a drain clog in their house forever. This is one of those routine irritants that pop up from time to time, no matter how well you take care of your household plumbing.

When you face a clogged drain or a slow drain—so slow it might as well be a complete clog—what can you do? There are several methods to unclog a drain you can attempt. And some you shouldn’t. We’ll go through them as steps. Follow along, and we’ll see if we can open up that drain again.

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Water Heaters Need to Have Regular Flushes

Monday, August 10th, 2020

water-heater-tankIt’s easy to take the water heater in your home for granted. But consider how essential hot water is to your daily routines. Losing access to hot water isn’t something you want to deal with—so it’s vital to give some occasional consideration to routine care for the water heater. Like other parts of your plumbing, as well as your heating and air conditioning systems, the water heater requires routine maintenance to ensure it works at its best for as long as possible.

One of the most important routine maintenance tasks for water heaters is flushing the tank.

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The Two Main Causes of Early Pipe Replacement

Monday, May 4th, 2020

No homeowner wants to replace their plumbing early. But unfortunately, things do happen, and you might find yourself in this predicament. However, you needn’t worry too much when you have a team like ours on your side! Professional plumbers like us are a vital resource to use when trying to keep your plumbing in good shape.

See, we are highly aware of the issues that lead to early pipe replacement, and below, we have outlined two of the most common for you. All you need to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need a Monroe plumber. 

So, let’s get started!

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