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    A Look at How Commercial Drain Cleaners Work

    Last updated 4 days ago

    There are various different plumbing issues that could pop up at work, but commercial drain cleaners are prepared to take them on. Pipes may leak, sewer mains may malfunction, and drains may clog. Here is a look at how commercial drain cleaners work.

    Clogs
    Drains are not impervious to clogs, especially in the workplace; when different people use the drains, it is difficult to determine who caused the clog. However, this is a relatively simple case for commercial drain cleaners. They will first seek to locate the clog. This entails removing the strainer from the drain and cleaning it. After removing any reachable obstruction, the next step is to pour hot water into the drain. If it does not make its way down the drain, a plunger may be used. If that fails as well, your drain cleaner can clean the trap and try using a snake.

    Chemicals
    Another tool your commercial drain cleaner might use is a chemical drain cleaner. This is another effective option when it comes to clearing up clogs. These cleaners come in different physical forms, such as gel, liquid, and powder. They work by creating chemical reactions that produce heat, which helps to melt congealed oils and grease that may be clogging the pipe. Let your professional commercial drain cleaner and plumbing expert use these cleaners because they can be very dangerous if they are not used properly.

    Prevention
    If you find yourself calling your commercial drain cleaner on a regular basis, consider the ways in which you can prevent clogged drains. Pour hot water down your drains to make sure that oils and greases are not congealing to the sides of the pipes, and clean your screen covers at the entrance to your drains. You should also know how to use your garbage disposal properly.

    Would you like to know more about how commercial drain cleaners work? Call All Plumbing, Inc. at (571) 482-7046. We are proud to call ourselves Arlington’s home for all things plumbing. If you are interested in learning more about our drain cleaning, hydro-jetting, or other plumbing services, please do not hesitate to visit our website.

    Reducing Your Risk of Basement Flooding

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Basement flooding can cause serious damage to your home, including property damage, structural damage, and mold growth. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to reduce your risk of basement flooding. Here are some of the tips that our plumbing company has found to be most helpful.

    Improving Drainage
    A home with poor drainage is especially prone to basement flooding. To improve your home’s drainage, unclog your gutters and downspouts once per week, especially during autumn when foliage often becomes trapped. This helps divert water away from your home, rather than into the ground near your home’s foundation and basement. If your downspouts and gutters overflow even when they’re clean, we recommend replacing them. Another good reason to replace your downspouts is if they do not extend at least six feet from your basement wall, or if the water does not drain away from your house and into the backyard or street.

    Have Your Walls and Foundation Inspected
    If your basement floods during heavy rain, chances are you have a leak in the basement walls. Call a reputable plumbing company in Arlington to schedule an inspection of your walls, especially if you see moisture on the wall or ceilings. If your gutters and downspouts are working properly, inspect your home’s foundation for cracks and make sure your lot has correct grading. If your home settles over time, like many homes do, you will need to fill in and grade the lot so the land slopes away from the house instead of toward it.

    Install Flood-Proofing Devices
    Ask local plumber near Arlington if installing a sump pump or backflow valve would be a good plan for your home. For some homeowners, these devices greatly reduce the risk of basement flooding.

    If you are looking for high-quality plumbing services near Arlington, call All Plumbing, Inc. at (571) 482-7046. We are a locally owned and operated plumbing company with over 30 years of experience serving Northern Virginia. All Plumbing, Inc. is happy to offer 24-hour emergency plumbing services as well. 

    Locating the Water Shut-off Valve for Your Bathtub

    Last updated 18 days ago

    If you have a plumbing problem at your home or office, you will probably need to locate the water shut-off valve. This valve is important because it shuts off the water in the event that a leaking or free-flowing plumbing fixture won’t shut off on its own. To find your water shut-off valve, go outside and look for a sewer lid. Open the lid to reveal the water shut-off valve. Watch the video for more tips for locating your water shut-off valve.

    At All Plumbing, Inc. we offer reliable plumbing services in Arlington for an excellent value. Whether you have a plumbing problem or just want to know how to shut off your water, we will have no trouble locating the water shut-off valve for you. For more information, call us at (571) 482-7046 or check out our website.

    Questions to Ask When Hiring a Plumber

    Last updated 26 days ago

    Before hiring a plumber in Arlington, always ask whether he is licensed or not. Some plumbers have trained themselves and are not actually licensed, so it’s important to ask to see their license before asking them to perform any work at your home or business. Next, ask them for a complete written estimate of the costs involved—including any applicable travel fees and overtime fees—to avoid a misunderstanding or conflict later on. Ask your plumber if he is insured, too. Every reputable plumber is insured, because accidents such as floods, fires, and burst pipes can happen. Lastly, you should ask your plumber for references, and then follow up on them.

    For reliable residential and commercial plumbing services in Arlington, contact All Plumber, Inc. Call us at (571) 482-7046 to speak with a plumber 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and are happy to provide references and testimonials.

    Does Homeowner's Insurance Cover Plumbing Issues?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    While homeowner’s insurance policies vary widely in how much they cover, almost all of them will cover certain types of plumbing issues. All Plumbing, Inc. is committed to helping you get the plumbing services you need, while helping you file the necessary insurance claim to get your plumbing services covered. If you need a plumbing service in Arlington that’s available 24/7, read on to learn more about if and how you can get homeowner’s insurance to cover your plumbing costs.

    Sudden and Accidental
    Home insurance policies almost always cover plumbing leaks that are considered sudden and accidental. This coverage would pay for the repair of a pipe in your home if it suddenly starts leaking. But this particular coverage does not apply to a pipe that has been leaking water over a period of several months or years. With that said, there are some older home insurance policies that cover long-term pipe failure, assuming that you could not have known about the problem until you discovered it.

    Mold Damage
    The degree of coverage varies widely depending on your particular insurance policy. But it is our experience that policies covering leaks of any kind will exclude or seriously limit any damage related to mold. For more information about your specific plan’s terms and coverage, call your agent.

    What Good Leak Coverage Pays For
    If you have excellent leak coverage, your policy will probably cover most of the costs associated with the leak. Typically the cost to tear out the wall, perform mold remediation and water damage repair, and repair the wall and replace tiles will be covered. In fact, one of the only things that won’t be covered is the simple cost of repairing the actual leak.

    To learn more about how homeowner’s insurance may be able to help you pay for your residential plumbing, contact All Plumbing, Inc. We have served Arlington and the Northern Virginia area for over 30 years. Give us a call at (703) 525-7973 or visit our website for more information.

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