July 17th, 2017
In some ways, commercial plumbing is no different than residential plumbing. Both are used to bring potable water into the space for cleaning and other important functions, and both rely on pipes to do so. There, however, the similarities end. Commercial plumbing is usually much more extensive and often needs to function on multiple floors: far more complicated than most residential models at best. Furthermore, commercial plumbing systems need to deal with unique needs and features, such as ice machines for restaurants and specialized stations for industrial workplaces.
July 3rd, 2017
No one likes to think about potential problems with their sewer line: the main line that connects all of the drains on your home to the main civic sewer line. The good news is that most sewer lines are buried beneath the earth, which protects them from wear and tear from the weather and other forms of damage. But everything wears out eventually, and problems can affect your sewer line regardless of its protect position.
June 19th, 2017
Local civic water systems are quite good at keeping our drinking water potable and safe. But no system is perfect, and with the high rains and humidity of summer on the way, germs and bacteria can still seep in. That comes on top of the funny taste that can arrive with your drinking water sometimes: nothing actively harmful, but certainly affecting your quality of life. You can deal with it by simply buying bottled water from the store, but that can get expensive, and the costs are unnecessary to boot.
June 5th, 2017
If you own a restaurant in the Atlanta area, you know how important a good grease trap is. It’s necessary not only to maintain a clean establishment, but to ensure that you can continue running your business the way it needs to be run. Without a functional grease trap, that simply won’t be possible.
May 22nd, 2017
Water heaters are a central part of our homes, providing hot water on demand for cooking, cleaning and bathing. Tank water heaters are common sights throughout most homes in the Atlanta area, and they do their jobs quietly and without fuss most of the time. Since they’re usually place in seldom-used parts of the home like the basement, most of us don’t think too much about them until the signs of trouble arise.
May 8th, 2017
Plumbing clogs are a fact of life and if you own your own home, then sooner or later you’re going to have to deal with them. We always recommend calling in a plumber rather than using store-bought solutions like snakes or cleansers, which usually only do a partial job at best. But we also believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of curse, and if you consider the things you scrape down the drain carefully, you can stop a large number of clogs before they begin.
April 24th, 2017
Plumbing problems are reasonably common, and if you own a home, sooner or later you’re going to have to deal with one. Most of them involve fairly minor issues such as clogged pipes or leaks, and enterprising do-it-yourselfers may be tempted to try repairing the issue themselves. In most cases, this is a terrible mistake. Proper plumbing services require proper training and licensing, and for all but the most benign issues, can do a much better job of fixing the issue. If you can’t solve the problem with the quick application of a plunger, you’re better off calling a professional service. Here are three reasons why.
April 10th, 2017
Plumbing services embrace a large number of specific operations, from unclogging stubborn drains to repiping entire sections of the household. Few operations are as serious or delicate as slab leaks, however, which can be devastating our home and requires serious work to correct. In and of themselves, they’re simply leaking pipes, no different than leaks in any other popes in your home. It’s the placement of the pipe that creates the concern: buried beneath the concrete foundation of your house or porch, or sometimes embedded in the concrete itself. You need to know how to spot the signs of a slab leak if you’re to counter it in an effective fashion.
March 27th, 2017
Georgia enjoys mild winters, but they can also be wet winters and rainy weather usually continues all year round. That makes flooding a constant potential in our neck of the woods, and homeowners with a basement or similar features in their houses can suffer a great deal when the rainfall just won’t let up. For residents concerned about floodwaters in their home, we heartily recommend the installation of a sump pump to provide an extra layer of protection.
March 13th, 2017
Just a few years ago, plumbing was conducted the same way it was 100 years ago: with knowledge, hard work and a few basic tools like wrenches. But technology has move forward at an astonishing pace in the last few years, and plumbing technology has kept pace with it. Tools that would have been impossible as recently as ten years ago are now considered absolutely indispensable. Take video camera technology, for instance. With it, plumbers can accomplish their goals much more swiftly than they ever could. Here’s how.