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Leaky Toilets, Clogged Drains, Electronic Leak Detection, Video Inspection of Drain Lines, Drain Cleaning, Re-Pipes, Bath Tubs Replaced, Well Pumps, Electric water heaters, Solar Water Heaters, Drain Fields, Septic Tanks, Disposals Repaired & Installed, Faucets Repaired & Installed, Shower Enclosures, Back Flow Preventives are just some of the things we do.
As plumbing contractors in Norcross GA, we are a full service residential, commercial and industrial plumbing contractor dedicated to quality. We offer our plumbing services to clients throughout the Norcross , Georgia, area. We have been locally owned and operated since the day we opened allowing us to build trusting relationships with our clients and provide superior personalized services.
We offer our customers quality plumbing services at affordable pricing. From plumbing repairs to plumbing for new construction including septic tank systems, we are here to help. Let us put our plumbing experience to work for you today.
The Pros and Cons of Electric Tankless Water Heaters
The comfort and convenience of a seemingly endless supply of hot water are for many people with conventional systems, a sought after dream. However, arguably, tankless water heaters or "Demand-type" water heaters have been available in our lives for a significant number of decades. Various reports indicate that this water heating process, for users of 186 litres or less is capable of producing energy efficiency, 24% to 34% greater than the usual water tank heaters. This factor is just one reason contributing to more consumers installing tankless water heaters in their homes in [post_name]!
How the tankless system works
Simply put, a tankless heater provides a flow of hot water in comparison to traditional systems that store and heat water as and when needed. It's achieved with gas or an electric source that heats the water before it flows into the hot water utility. In comparison to a tanked heated water system, the tankless application does not require the use of a pilot light as water is heated during the day. Furthermore, whilst conventional tanked heating will be depleted of hot water after about approximately 151-litres to 190-litres.
Should you be in the process of building a new home in [post_name] you have the opportunity of choosing a heated water application that will best suit your particular needs. Therefore, it would be worth your while considering how tank-less water heating can serve you with the best efficiency and cost effectiveness! In this respect, your builder will be able to advise you regarding whether they offer a tank-less water heater as standard or an upgrade option. If this is possible, determine the type, warranty term and exactly what is covered?
As this decision can impact on your lifestyle, ascertain the effect a tank-less water heater will have on your water-and-energy-efficiency, overall!
Septic Service - Some Dos and Do Nots
One common plumbing problem that often occurs at the most inconvenient of times is a clogged drain. Many [post_name] home owners are tempted to reach for a bottle of their favorite drain cleaner - they are easy to use, supposed to be quick, and you don't have to get your hands dirty. The problem with quick fixes - as with many things in life - is that the quick fix may not be the best.
Most drain cleaners these days will not damage your plumbing when properly used. The key is to make sure that you use them properly. If your home has a septic system, make sure that any cleaner specifies it is safe for use in septic systems. Different types of drain clog removers may target different types of problems and have different instructions, make sure you follow them to get the maximum effectiveness.
Sometimes a liquid cleaner will not be enough to take care of the problem. A number of years ago we received a lesson in what not to put down your food disposal - cantaloupe rinds. The disposal had no problem grinding them up, but a few feet down the drain they re-assembled into am impassable clog.
The first attempt was the faithful old plunger. A plunger works on the concept of hydraulic pressure (simply put, you cannot compress a liquid) to move the blockage. The problem with this approach in a kitchen or bathroom sink is that the drain may not be the only outlet - there are often multiple drains and/or overflow connections which make a plunger useless in these cases
The next step was to try and remove the sink trap. Once you get to this phase, you need to make sure you have a bucket and a few towels handy. If you had previously attempted to clear the clog using a chemical drain cleaner you need to be careful here as there may still be residue in the sink, pipes, or trap. Before removing the trap, make sure to drain as much of the sink water as you can.
A couple problems to be aware of with these systems: If you have PVC drain fittings (as many sinks do), you better make sure you connections are good - if there are any minor leaks or loose fittings you are likely to end up with a sprinkler system under your sink. From personal experience there is one other problem you may run into. When you turn off the hose, the pressure that previously swelled the nozzle to hold it in place is gone - however there is still water and pressure in both the line and the nozzle. The results similar to shaking up a soda bottle and removing the cap - it makes a great funny story to tell you friends in hindsight, but it's not quite so funny when you are mopping up the kitchen.
Finally, if none of the above have worked, it is time to call in the professionals. As I have noted in previous articles, a good [post_name] plumbing contractor is worth every penny they charge you. Most will not only help you out with your problem but will also suggest how you can prevent it in the future and if necessary point out problems that need to be addressed.