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.
February 27th, 2017
Clogged drains rank among the most common types of plumbing call you’ll see here in the Atlanta area, and you’d be surprised what a wide variety of clogs can be found in your average home. Some are caused very quickly by foodstuffs, soap or other products flushed down the drain, while others build up over time. The worst cases can involve things like tree roots infiltrating your pipes, creating a huge mess that can be considerably difficult to even reach much less treat.
February 13th, 2017
We have an excellent civic water system in Marietta, GA, but water filtration systems are always a good idea. In the first case, they can form an extra line of defense against contaminants and backflow. But more importantly, products like water softening systems can deal with issues that civic systems aren’t set up to handle, like hard water deposits. This is even more true for rural homes that are off the civic grid and which must often depend on wells or similar private water sources to provide water for cooking and cleaning in their homes.
January 30th, 2017
Water heaters are important throughout the year, but especially in the winter when temperatures fall and hot water is more necessary than ever. Water heaters are designed to do their jobs very quietly, and they’re usually located in out-of-the-way parts of the home like your basement or garage. They can last for many years without a fuss, but as they get older, they suffer from wear and tear like any other appliance. When trouble comes, it tends to come so fast that you can hardly see it coming.
January 16th, 2017
Winters tend to be mild here in Atlanta, GA, but poor weather and occasional freezes can pose a big problem if you need repairs on your sewer line or water line. They connect your household plumbing to the civic water and sewer lines, and since they’re usually buried underground, reaching them to repair a leak or break up a clog can be quite an undertaking.