Snellville Heating, Air and Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Repair’

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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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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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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Where’d My Hot Water Go?

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Your water heater is absolutely essential to your comfort, so of course, if you suddenly find yourself sitting in a tub of cold water, it is definitely a problem! See, there are a number of things that can go wrong with your water heater, which is why we have written this blog.

A variety of things can contribute to a lack of hot water, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need a Monroe plumber.

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Do You Have a Leak?

Monday, December 30th, 2019

When you hear the word “leak”, the image that likely pops into your head is one of disaster — water gushing all over the place, a flooded basement, and destroyed furnishings. But here’s the thing: most leaks occur without even the slightest indication, which is why we are here to help!

Because so much of your plumbing system is hidden from view, and because leaks can develop almost anywhere, we think it is important that you learn to spot them. So for your convenience, we have listed some of the signs of a leak — all you have to do is keep reading below to find out more (and remember to contact our team when you need a Snellville plumber!)

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