Tuesday, September 10, 2019

How Does Home Repiping Work?

Homes in the Chattanooga area that were built before 1970 often have pipes made of outdated material, such as galvanized steel.  What happens is that these types of pipes tend to corrode after 40-50 years of service.  If you’ve already started to notice an increase in leak problems, then you are probably in need of repiping.

How is whole-house repiping done?  Repiping sounds like a big job, and it is!  To precisely locate the pipes makes one stage easier, which is excavating to reach the old pipes with as little disruption to building material as possible.  To access pipes down in the floors, plumbers will approach from the ceiling below to avoid having to pull up floorboards.

It is a necessary process that requires plumbers who have years of repiping experience.  In Chattanooga those plumbers are a part of the team representing All Home Plumbing.  They are the Chattanooga experts at repiping, fixing leaky faucets, or clogged toilets, etc.  Just give All Home Plumbing a call anytime at (423) 598-1466.  

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Moon River Music Festival, Sept 7-8

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The annual Moon River Music Festival is an exciting, family-friendly, two-day event highlighting the music and culture of Tennessee.

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

What Causes Backflow?

Well, it could be Mexican food!  Sorry, we are referring to backflow in your plumbing.  Actually, there are two main causes for backflow.  They are 1.) back pressure and 2.) back siphonage.  Back pressure is when water is forced to flow in the opposite direction.  Back siphonage is when the pressure in the water supply becomes smaller than the pressure in the plumbing system itself.

An air gap may be used to fix the problem.  A very simple method of prevention is to create an air gap below the water outlet and right above the top potential water level in the appliance. This method is commonly used with sinks. The air gap ensures that contaminated water can’t be drawn back into the water supply.

A plumber who has fixed backflow problems hundreds of times is the right answer to your backflow dilemma.  When backflow becomes the bane of your existence in the Chattanooga area call All Home Plumbing at (423) 598-1466.  They will fix the problem quickly and completely…guaranteed!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Help…I’m Ankle-Deep in Water!

Water dreams are common, and according to dream analysts, they carry deep, primal significance.  Some of the worst nightmares that no one would wish to experience at any time would be flushing your toilet and have it overflow on the floor!  Also, seeing one of your sinks not emptying properly is at least annoying.

Here are some signs of drain blockage –

1.  Slow, or completely failed draining
2.  Foul odors…NO, it’s NOT the dog!
3.  Gurgling sounds…not grandpa’s snoring
4.  The water level increases each time you flush

It’s really not brain surgery.  You can live in denial until the problem becomes unwieldy, or you can tackle it in the early stages.  Call the drain cleaning professionals in the Chattanooga area.  That’s All Home Plumbing serving the greater Chattanooga area.  At the very first sign of a clogged drain, call All Home Plumbing at (423) 598-1466.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Look at This Water Bill!

How many home and business owners in the Chattanooga area have experienced that shock?  The monthly water bill is much higher than previously.  If you suspect that your water pipes are leaking because your water bill has gone through the roof there are several steps that can be taken to repair the damage.

Here are some of them –

1.  The exact spot of the leak must be detected.
2.  Once it is found, turn off the main water valve.
3.  Dig a trench around the area that the leak was found.
4.  Check for any wear and tear near the leak.

There are a few other steps that should be taken to effectively repair the leak once and for all.  We know what to do when there is a water leak on your property.  We are All Home Plumbing and it means just that…plumbing repair for all of your home and around it.  Call us at All Home Plumbing…Chattanooga’s plumbing company at (423) 598-1466.