September 11th, 2017
The water heater is one of the most indispensable parts of your home, providing safe hot water on demand whenever you need it. Most water heaters are traditional tank models, which are placed in an out-of-the way location of the home such as the basement or the garage, or even in closest built especially for them. Because of that, and because they normally do their jobs quietly and without fuss, it can be very hard to spot problems with the water heater until the damage is extensive.
August 28th, 2017
You may have heard the term “slab leak” before, used in conjunction with a serious plumbing operation. Slab leaks rank among the most challenging and difficult operations your plumbing system will face. In and of itself, it’s not unusual: just a leak in a pipe of the kind that plumbers deal with every day. It’s the location of the leak and the potential damage that can ensue that makes them such a pain to deal with.
August 14th, 2017
Few plumbing problems in the home are as daunting as sewer line repair: fixing a breach or a clog in the main sewer line to your home. Sewer lines are usually buried under your yard, which protects them to a certain extent from damage. Unfortunately, when damage occurs, it can be a huge hassle to reach the pipe to get it fixed: requiring extra man hours and expensive equipment to unearth the pipe, then bury it again after it’s been fixed. It also means landscaping your yard again in many cases, since you have to uproot a big chunk of turf just to reach the pipe.
July 31st, 2017
The garbage disposal has become a staple of the modern kitchen, and almost every sink in the area has one of those telltale cylinders sitting just underneath it. They serve to grind up food that you rinse down the drain so that is can safely move through the pipes and into the civic sewer system. They do their jobs without fuss for the most part, but no appliance is perfect, and sooner or later your garbage disposal will run into trouble.
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.