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Unruly Roots: How Tree Roots Can Do Serious Damage to Your Plumbing System

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Tree roots can do incredible amount of damage to your underground plumbing. This is a serious problem in Arlington—if you allow the roots to continue to grow into your piping you may have to replace entire plumbing system. An easy solution is to have a professional plumber check your plumbing annually to ensure that you are not a victim of this type of plumbing damage.

How It Happens

Trees that are near your home grow roots that will naturally seek out the nearest water sources, making no exceptions for your plumbing. The tree’s small “feeler” roots will find any cracks or holes in your pipes and work their way inside. Once they gain access to your plumbing, roots can expand to immense sizes as they enjoy the unlimited food supply. At first this can cause periodic clogging, but can eventually grow into a serious blockage and ruptue the pipes, requiring water main repair.

How to Solve It

Though there are a few methods of prevention and other various ways to solve the problem, if a tree decides to break into your home plumbing, there is not much you can do aside from hiring a plumber to provide drain cleaning services. One highly effective method of removing roots is called hydrojetting, a process in which the plumber uses high-pressure water to remove blockages. This method works for most plumbing obstructions, including roots and leaves.

If you’re searching for a plumber in the greater Arlington area, contact the professionals at All Plumbing, Inc. We specialize in hydrojetting, drain cleaning services, and water main repair or replacement. Our experts can help you solve all of your plumbing problems, so call (571) 451-2971 today to schedule an appointment.

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Keeping up with plumbing maintenance is important to making your home comfortable and safe. If you think your plumbing may require special attention, check out these online resources that’ll help you identify some plumbing problem areas!

  •  Need a quick fix to keep your pipes from leaking until the plumber arrives? Check out this page from eHow for a variety of solutions that will keep your pipes nice and dry.
  •  While they can be quite a nuisance, dripping faucets are actually really easy to fix. This page from Pinellas County, Florida will show you how to disassemble your sink and replace the suspect part. If the problem persists, then call us at All Plumbing Inc. immediately.
  •  Did you know that even the slightest leak or drip can have huge environmental consequences? Check out this post from The Good Human about the impact that a small faucet drip can have on the environment!
  •  Are you considering hydro-jetting to clear sewer lines or pipes at your home or business? Check out this great video from JR Grease Service that demonstrates the effectiveness and power of hydro-jetting. You’ll be amazed how much they can push out of these pipes!
  •  Think your sewer line may be backed up? Check out this article from Articlespan about how you can tell if your sewer lines are backed up and what could happen if you don’t clear them right away!
  •  Think your water heater may be on its way out? Only a plumbing expert will know for sure, but here are some issues to look out for from Water Heater Rescue to make sure you and your water heater stays safe.
  •  Learning how to take care of basic safety concerns regarding your water heater is extremely important to keeping your water heater from becoming a danger to you and your family. Here’s a great article from This Old House about basic water heater precautions that you should know.
  •  Want to see what can happen if you leave your water heater to disrepair? This video from How Stuff Works features a clip from Discovery Channel show MythBusters, in which they test the explosive capacity of water heaters!
  •  Want to learn more about how your sump pump works? Check out this great article from eHow for tips on where to find more information about your specific model. 

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All Plumbing Inc : 4 Ways to Practice Water Heater Safety

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While most people very rarely pay attention to them, water heaters are constantly working in our homes to make sure we can wash dishes, take warm showers, and do our laundry. Here are some water heater safety tips to keep you and your water heater safe.

1.      Keep Flammable Items Away

Because your water heater is connected to a gas line and uses a flame to heat water, it is a good idea to keep the area around the water heater clear of flammable items like paper, boxes, flammable liquids, etc. Also, avoid using aerosol products around the water heater while it is on.

2.      Make Sure the Temperature/Pressure Relief Valve is Functioning

The temperature/pressure (T&P) relief valve is an extremely important failsafe system on your water heater. If water pressure builds up to a dangerous level, then the T&P valve opens up to release water and pressure from the tank. The valve’s proper functioning keeps your basement from turning into a rocket launch pad!

3.      Install Earthquake Straps

Even if you don’t live in an earthquake prone area, installing earthquake straps around your water heater is a great way to make sure your water heater stays upright in case of an emergency. Falling over would expose the natural gas line to the pilot light in the water heater and may cause a fire.

4.      Shell Integrity

Many people don’t realize that what they see when looking at a water heater is just a sheet-metal covering for the actual tank. While you may not know exactly the condition the inner tank is, you can guess that the way the shell looks is an indicator of tank health. If your tank looks beat up, then have a plumber come and examine the water heater for you.

To learn more about the health of your water heater, contact the plumbing professionals at All Plumbing, Inc. We specialize in all sorts of plumbing issues from water heaters to water mains, sewer lines, drain cleaning, hydro-jetting, and more! Visit our website for more information.

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