Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Preventing Backflow.

Learning how to test a backflow preventer is very important, since there are over 10,000 reported cases of backflow contamination each year.  Some of them can even be fatal!  Testing for backflow in your Chattanooga area home is NOT an option.  Backflow prevention devices are required by law and must be installed. 

What is in a typical backflow assembly?  Well, it has test cocks and shut-off valves and must be checked yearly and when the unit is installed or when relocating.  There are several types of backflow test equipment that are available from multiple manufacturers.  This is all pretty boring isn’t it?

What you need to know is that in the Chattanooga area the very best place to call to have that mandatory backflow test should be the plumbing pros at All Home Plumbing.  The crew at All Home will run the proper test and hand you the certification for another year.  Call All Home Plumbing for backflow protection at (423) 598-1466.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Run for Cover…The Pipes are About to Burst!

It should not be that dramatic to avoid the damages and expenses caused by burst pipes.  What causes your home’s pipes to burst during the winter?  The basic answer is that the water coming into your Chattanooga home from the outside is colder than it was during the warmer months.  The cold water causes your pipes to contract which can cause the pipe to burst.

Here are some tips in order to prevent disaster –

1.  Keep your faucets dripping in freezing temps.
2.  Direct warm air to the colder areas of your home.
3.  Leave your cabinet doors open where appropriate.
4.  Always disconnect hoses from outside spigots...you’re not using them now anyway.
5.  Seal up any possible leaks that allow cold air in.

Naturally, if you have any sign of burst pipes (or the threat of them) in your Chattanooga area home call us immediately.  We are All Home Plumbing here to minimize or even avoid the potential or real nightmare of burst pipes in your home.  All Home has the plumbers you trust for all of your home’s plumbing emergencies in Chattanooga.  Just call (423) 598-1466. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Valentine’s Date Night Ideas in Chattanooga

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"Yay, it’s that time of year again–that time when we all feel compelled to make a date night happen, even if we haven’t gone out in months."