Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Cold Weather can be the Bane of Your Plumbing.

If you have lived in the Chattanooga area long enough you know that your home’s water line can leak or break due to frozen water. Below-freezing temperatures cause water to freeze even in mid-flow through your home’s pipes. This can lead to a burst pipe or leaking water line. Also, septic tanks are more likely to burst when the dirt is frozen.

Here are some tips to help you prevent cold-weather plumbing problems –

1.  Turn down the temperature of your hot water heater.

2.  Insulate your pipes.

3.  Drain any swimming pool water (you are already way ahead of us, I hope)

4.  Open up and disconnect the outdoor bibs around your home.

Being a homeowner in the Chattanooga area comes with some responsibilities. As the calendar turns (and thank goodness for that!) there is still plenty of cold weather ahead. You can always count on All Home Plumbing for any freezing or slow-moving pipes in and around your home. Call them at (423) 598-1466 and find them on Google appropriately at allhomeplumbing.com.

Monday, December 14, 2020

An Appalachian Christmas.

It may not be the same in 2020, but it is still Christmastime in the Appalachians. Perhaps this is a good time to remember our rich history. A significant development was the proliferation of the railway system in and around Chattanooga. Christmas trees, rarely present in Appalachia because of their pagan influence, became a common sight.

Other noticeable changes in the way we Appalachians celebrated the holiday came with the many soldiers returning from World Wars I and II as well as from the public school system, which taught a way of standardizing Christmas traditions and paved the way to end older individual family practices.

We will get through 2020 and we will look with optimistic hope to the New Year. Chattanooga and its surrounding area will remain proud and strong. From our family at All Home Plumbing, a proud Chattanooga plumbing company for many years, to you and yours this season…have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Monday, November 30, 2020

DIY or No DIY. Often that is the Question.

When it comes to plumbing issues around our Chattanooga homes, there are times when it might seem perfectly logical to attempt a DIY home repair. While the problem in question might seem like an easy one to fix without calling a professional, there are many cases in which it just wouldn’t be the smart move to take things into your own hands.

Naturally, there are some minor plumbing problems that can be handled by the average homeowner, such as screwing on a faucet filter or maybe even changing a shower head. When it comes to anything that directly impacts a plumbing system, however, the average homeowner is simply out of their league in attempting to handle things independently.

Please remember that All Home Plumbing has been in the Chattanooga area for nearly a decade and a half to serve those needs that are beyond your “pay grade.” Really, it’s okay. Don’t create a bigger problem in your home by trying to fix a plumbing problem! Look up allhomeplumbing.com on the internet. The name says it all. Then call (423) 598-1466.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Hydro Jetting 101.

Let us learn more. Hydro jetting is a method used by qualified plumbers. It essentially cleans slow or even clogged sewer lines. What happens in this process is that a blast or jet stream of water at extremely high pressure is sent into the lines of your Chattanooga area home’s sewer lines that will usually remove blockages and build up.

The first thing we will do is perform a video inspection to both determine the cause and the location of the problem. Now, if tree roots are the problem as they often are, that high pressure blast of water should clear them. We may even use a tool known as a “snake” to tear up the heaviest roots first.

We will do the job of removing debris from your Chattanooga home’s sewer lines with professional hydro jetting. Just give us a call for an inspection and the necessary steps it takes to get your home back to normal. We are All Home Plumbing of Chattanooga. Check out all of our plumbing services on the net at allhomeplumbing.com. Then call us at (423) 598-1466.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Are You Going Stir Crazy?

How could you not be in this challenging year of 2020? There is one particular room that has probably gotten quite a workout this year…your kitchen! Are you tired of looking at it, or are some of its components going bad? Let’s focus specifically on one of your invaluable appliances…your garbage disposal.

A garbage disposal can be installed in either a single kitchen sink or on one half of a double sink with a strainer basket in the drain of the second half of the sink. Obviously, installing a disposal on a single sink is a much simpler task. The question is really do you think it is a DIY job or one that should have the expertise of a professional plumber?

Here at All Home Plumbing we pride ourselves in the installation of your new garbage disposal with a guarantee that we will always stand behind. Don’t tackle kitchen remodeling unless you have plenty of experience. Call us first at All Home Plumbing of Chattanooga at (423) 598-1466. You may wish to visit our website at allhomeplumbing.com as well.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

It Starts with a Drip and Ends with a Gush.

With winter advancing in the Chattanooga area, freezing is known as a major cause of burst pipes in our homes and offices. Among other things, installation issues, physical damage, and rust can all cause holes on a pipe. It really does not take much. Even the tiniest leak can ruin the floor, damage the drywall, and lead to many more damages that can be costly to repair.

Here are some signs of a busted water pipe –

1.  The water pressure changes noticeably

2.  When water marks are visible on a wall

3.  There is even standing water in places

4.  The water gives off a foul odor and/or is discolored

5.  You hear strange sounds when you turn on a faucet

All of these and even more are sure signs that you have pipe or pipes in your Chattanooga area home that either have burst or are on the verge of it. Wait no longer! Contact the water pipe repair team at All Home Plumbing. You can always visit them on the internet at allhomeplumbing.com. Give them a call at (423) 598-1466.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

How Often Should your Home’s Water Heater be Inspected.

As with many other things, Autumn is a great time when you are headed indoors for six months or so. Water heaters can not be diminished in importance. They are used in our Chattanooga area home, office, or industry. In the home, such uses include cooking, bathing, cleaning, and space heating…and, of course, hot water delivery.

It is important to schedule water heater maintenance for specific time periods. The first check should center around observing the plumbing joints for excessive or unusual corrosion. The water supply should be checked by turning on a nearby hot water tap and listening for any unusual sounds.

Water heater check-ups, maintenance, and replacement are the purview of All Home Plumbing and its master plumber/owner since the turn of the century. Before you call us for water heater maintenance or any plumbing emergency you can visit us at allhomeplumbing.com. Please don’t hesitate to call us at (423) 598-1466.