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 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 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 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 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 Please don’t hesitate to call us at (423) 598-1466.

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.