Monday, September 30, 2019

What is that Small Tank Hanging off of my Water Heater.

Here is what that is.  It is an expansion tank installed on the water supply pipe to the water heater.  The purpose of it is to deal with the thermal expansion of water as it heats up in the water heater.  It prevents water pressure from getting too high.  IF water pressure gets high enough it can damage valves in plumbing fixtures, joints in supply pipes and even the water heater itself.

Did you know that Thermal expansion always occurs in water heaters?  Like most substances in nature, water expands as it is heated.  This happens over and over every day inside of your water heater after some hot water has been used in the house, and cold water flowing into the water heater is heated.

We wanted you to know more about the purpose of this invaluable appliance sitting all alone (and working hard) in your garage.  At All Home Plumbing we know all about water heaters in the Chattanooga area.  Eventually they need to be repaired or even replaced.  When that time comes call us at All Home Plumbing.  That’s (423) 598-1466.  


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Monday, September 16, 2019

How Much Rain do we get Around Here?

Have you thought much about that?  The national average for cities across America is 38 inches per year.  Here in Chattanooga we get about 51 inches of rain per year on average.  Would you have thought that?  What it boils down to is…when it rains at a spirited pace around here can your home’s sump pump handle it?  At All Home Plumbing we want to be sure that it can.

Here are some signs to look for –

1.  Simply old age…they are made to last about a decade
2.  The sump pit has dried up…it may not be properly hooked up
3.  It’s clogged slowing it down or stopping it altogether
4.  It makes a lot more noise than it used to

Now, you may not think that September is the optimum time to replace your home’s sump pump.  Would you rather wait until the spring rains cause damage?  We didn’t think so!  If your sump pump has been cranking along for more than a decade and you live in the Chattanooga area call us at (423) 598-1466.  We are All Home Plumbing.

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Homes in the Chattanooga area that were built before 1970 often have pipes made of outdated material, such as galvanized steel.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.