Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Replacing a Bathtub…No Easy Feat!

So, you have spent more time soaking in your bathtub over the last year…many of us have. Now you feel that it is time to replace that old tub with a brand new one. In the beginning, someone must measure your current bathtub around the shower walls. This will help you select the right size tub for your space.

Here are just some of the additional steps –

1.  Turn off all the water to the house.

2.  Disconnect the overflow cover and the drain flange.

3.  The tub must be disconnected from the wall.

4.  Dispose of the old tub.

Stop right there! We have already described steps BEFORE we have even installed your new bathtub. That is the reason to call All Home Plumbing first. All Home Plumbing is Chattanooga’s professional bathtub installer. Discover for yourself when you google allhomeplumbing.com. Call them today at (423) 598-1466.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Tank vs. Tankless.

It may sound like a titanic battle between two wrestlers, but in this case, it is the battle of the water heaters. Every home and business in the Chattanooga area needs one. What if we told you that you could get the same amount of hot water from a water heater the size of a carry-on suitcase and save maybe three figures a year on your utility bill?

Tankless water heaters, which are also often called on-demand water heaters, produce hot water ONLY when you turn on the faucet, start a cycle on the washing machine, switch on the dishwasher, or in any other way call for hot water. They are as impressive as they are efficient and maybe it is time for one in your home!

Check us out for prices and installation of both traditional and tankless water heaters in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. Google allhomeplumbing.com. It is just one of the many services that we provide. If your water heater is ten years old or older it is time to give us a call at All Home Plumbing that’s (423) 598-1466.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

How to Prevent Backflow.

Backflow refers to the reversal of the flow of water. When it comes to problems with plumbing in your Chattanooga area home, a backflow problem is one of the most serious because it can lead to water contamination AND cause a huge mess! It occurs when downstream pressure from a contaminated source becomes greater than the main source of water.

Here are a couple of reasons why backflow results –

1.  Downstream pressure increases when heat expands from boilers

2.  Potable water pressure is decreased by a factor such as a break in the main water line.

Regardless of the cause of the problem, All Home Plumbing of Chattanooga will fix it! All Home Plumbing addresses any and all backflow dilemmas that occur in Chattanooga area homes and businesses. Hopefully, you have heard of them…if not just google allhomeplumbing.com (simple, huh?) then call anytime at (423) 598-1466.

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.