October 23rd, 2017
Few plumbing problems in residential homes are as troublesome and potentially devastating as a slab leak: a leak from a pipe either buried under the concrete of your foundation or porch, or embedded within the concrete itself. In and of themselves, they differ little from leaks taking place elsewhere in other pipes in your home. But because they can be hard to detect and harder to reach, they require the immediate services of a trained plumber to resolve. Our team has the skills you need to deal with slab leak issues, but it helps if you understand what makes slab leaks so troublesome and why you need professional services to resolve them.
October 9th, 2017
Sewer line problems used to be very difficult to resolve, requiring time and expensive equipment as well as long man hours. But that process has been streamlined considerably with trenchless technology, that allows sewer line problems to be dealt with in a fraction of the time and with much less hassle to boot. If your sewer line has run into problems, you should always count on a plumber who uses trenchless technology to resolve it.
September 25th, 2017
Winters in the Atlanta, GA area tend to be much warmer than they are further north. But we still get our share of chilly days, and frozen pipes in the winter are more common than you may think. When they take place, many homeowners aren’t always sure how to deal with them the way homeowners might in Minneapolis or Boston. As with many household problems, an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. The more you can anticipate and work to stop frozen pipes before they start, the better off you’ll be.
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.