Monday, September 14, 2020

Time for a New Toilet.

It is not a very savory topic, but at one time or another you will probably need to have a toilet replaced in your Chattanooga home. Besides possessing a strong back (and maybe a little help) there are several things you need to know if you are even thinking about replacing a toilet as a DIY type job.

Here are some considerations –

 

  1. Water lines…do you know how to remove them properly?
  2. The correct height of the toilet flange.
  3. When you remove the old flange be prepared for crumbling pieces and rusting.
  4. Lift and place the new toilet into its proper position last.

It does not sound very appealing does it? Installing a toilet properly in the Chattanooga area is routine for All Home Plumbing. Our All Home Plumbing representative will get your new toilet installed completely, safely, and guaranteed! Call them to make the job stress-free at (423) 598-1466.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Installing a Water Meter.


You already know that water meters are used by water companies to monitor the water usage at a home or business. Even when a qualified licensed plumber in Chattanooga installs your new water meter, the water company will probably send a representative to ensure that the installation has been done correctly.

Here are some of the steps to take for successful installation –

  1. Contact the water company and follow the instructions.
  2. Find the water supply and the shut-off valve.
  3. Install the water meter on the inlet pipe.
  4. Wrap Teflon tape around the threads on the connection point.
  5. Reopen the valve on the water supply pipe.

Installing a brand new water meter at your home or business in the Chattanooga area is probably NOT a DYI job! It is something that we do all the time. We are Chattanooga’s plumbing company All Home Plumbing. For more than 20 years we have handled plumbing emergencies and routine maintenance and installation in Chattanooga. Call us at (423) 598-1466.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Who Do You Trust?

We doubt that you recall the old television game show hosted by the late great Johnny Carson in the late 1950’s. Check it out sometime on YouTube. It is an American classic! In the plumbing world that question takes on a much more important meaning…especially since 2020 has made some plumbers more desperate.

Here are some things to discover before you hire a plumber in the Chattanooga area –

 

  1. Ask to see their license, registration, and insurance.
  2. Inquire if they have references.
  3. How many years of experience do they possess?
  4. What are the payment expectations?

You can confidently check all the boxes when you call All Home Plumbing of Chattanooga to come into your home to fix your plumbing on a routine or emergency basis. They were around for a long time before the pandemic and they will be here for many years to come. Call All Home Plumbing in Chattanooga with supreme confidence at (423) 598-1466.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

RPZ…It’s as Easy as 1-2-3.

RPZ testing may seem like a real hassle, but it is vitally important to ensure your plumbing system is not susceptible to drawing in contaminated groundwater. RPZ stands for Reduced Pressure Zone. These are valves that are commonly installed in homes and businesses around the Chattanooga area.

Plumbing systems are typically designed to keep water at a specific pressure in order to help it flow normally. If that pressure falls, contaminated groundwater could enter the system, leading to a potentially serious issue known as backflow. As the pressure gets lower, water flows in the wrong direction, or backflows, bringing in water used by appliances and industrial equipment.

All Home Plumbing serves the greater Chattanooga area and features a certified backflow technician with more than two decades of experience in the field. All Home Plumbing will test and ensure that your home or business has a water supply that is safe and smoothly running.  For RPZ testing issues in and around Chattanooga call All Home Plumbing at (423) 598-1466.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Grind, Grind, Grind Away…Keep us Safe and Dry.

What is a grinder pump, anyway?  A grinder pump is a pump unit located at a low point in your house or in your yard where the wastewater drains from the house that grinds up the wastewater and then pumps it to the nearest gravity sewer in the public street.

If there is too much flow into your grinder pump you may need to –

1.  Immediately discontinue use of your water.
2.  Turn off any alarm that may have sounded.
3.  Wait at least 15 minutes.
4.  NEVER open the tank cover or electrical box!

A grinder pump going bad is a tricky situation.  It’s one that probably demands the professional help of All Home Plumbing.  They have covered as well as installed new grinder pumps for years in the greater Chattanooga area.  Plumbing problems…especially with sump, sewage, and grinder pumps?  Give All Home Plumbing a call at (423) 598-1466.