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.
January 9th, 2017
As much as we might like, we can’t always choose when and where a plumbing emergency might strike. Ideally, those leaky pipes and overflowing toilets will only strike during normal business hours. But life isn’t neat and tidy, and sometimes an emergency crops up in the middle of the night or over a weekend when most businesses are closed. Luckily, there’s a service in the Sandy Springs, GA area that can provide emergency plumbing calls 24 hours a day, seven a week. But when do you need to call for an emergency service and when can you save a little money by waiting for normal business hours? The answer depends on a few key questions:
January 2nd, 2017
Of all the problems we encounter here in Marietta, GA, slab leaks rank among the most serious and problematic. Theoretically, there’s nothing differentiating a slab leak from any other leak. The difference lies in the location of the affected pipe: beneath the foundation of your home (or possible beneath a concrete porch or poolside) or sometimes embedded within the concrete itself.
December 26th, 2016
Plumbing is an integral part of every Austell, GA home, and when problems arise, you want to get them fixed as quickly as possible. In some cases, that may mean attending to the problem yourself. In others, you definitely need the services of a professional plumber to do the job. Unfortunately, most of the time, the latter case is what you need. Unless it can be solved with the simple use of a plunger, or involves a small component that can basically be screwed into place, the services of an expert tend to be well worth any costs that are involved.