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    What to Do If You Encounter Mold After a Pipe Burst

    Last updated 7 months ago

    If you discover a burst water pipe in your Arlington home, it’s not uncommon to also discover mold growth in the form of blue, black, or white spots. Fortunately, you can remove the mold using do-it-yourself remedies.

    First, you need to inspect the entire room for mold, including the insulation, piping, furniture, walls, and windowsills. Then, put a mold mask on your face and apply a store-bought mold remover solution to the floors and walls. Using a fungicide, clean all of the surfaces in the room, even those that don’t appear to have mold growth. For the carpet, you should either tear it out or clean it with a steamer and a mold-remover solution. After it’s all done, use a dehumidifier, and make sure to check regularly for leaks and burst pipes to reduce the chances of having another mold outbreak.

    At All Plumbing, Inc., we offer 24-hour emergency plumbing service for our customers in the Arlington area. If a pipe in your home burst, we can install new pipes for you. Visit our website to see all of the services we offer, and call us at (703) 525-7973 for more information. 

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Water Heater Insulation

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Did you know that you could save up to 20 percent on your energy bills by asking your plumbing company to insulate your water heater? Watch this video clip to see how water heater insulation works.

    If you have a certain type of water heater, your plumber might be able to install an insulating device. First, the plumber will inspect for and repair any water heater leaks. After this, he or she will measure and cut both foam pipe insulating material and water heater blanket material to fit your water heater. To see how a water heater insulator is installed, watch the video.

    For a professional water heater insulator installation, call All Plumbing, Inc. today at (703) 525-7973. On our website, you will find a complete list of the residential and commercial plumbing services we offer. With more than 30 years of plumbing experience in the Arlington area, we are happy to assist you. We even provide 24-hour service for those with a plumbing emergency

    Insulate Your Water Heater to Save Money

    Last updated 8 months ago

    At any given time, your water heater maintains a substantial amount of hot water in its reservoirs. When this water starts to cool down, your water heater will use energy to reheat it so that it’s ready for use. Using an insulating blanket keeps the water in your water heater warmer for longer periods of time, which effectively reduces the amount of energy your water heater uses. Insulating blankets are inexpensive, but they can save you hundreds of dollars per year on your energy bills.

    While many water heaters benefit from an insulating blanket, not all water heaters are designed to be equipped with one. To find out if your water heater can be fitted with an insulating blanket, call All Plumbing, Inc. at (703) 525-7973. Our plumbing company is locally owned and operated, and has more than 30 years of experience in the plumbing business. Visit our website to learn more about the 24-hour residential and commercial plumbing services we offer.

    How to Find a Hidden Plumbing Leak In Your Home

    Last updated 8 months ago

    According to the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the average home loses between 2,000 and 20,000 gallons of water a year due to leaks. But if you catch a plumbing leak early, you can avoid wasting water and money. Read on to learn how you can find out if there is a hidden plumbing leak in your home.

    Check the Meter
    Your home’s water meter will tell you if your home has a leak, and what its flow rate is, but it won’t be able to tell you where the leak is occurring, or if there are small leaks inside your home. Before you check your meter, turn off all water inside the house. And avoid using any water for 20 minutes, including the refrigerator’s ice and water dispensers, irrigation controller, clothes washer, and dishwasher. Record the water usage once, and then again 15 minutes later. If there is a difference in the two readings, your home probably has a water leak.

    Check the Toilets, Faucets, Showers, and Tubs
    To check for an overflow tube leak, lift the toilet tank lid and make sure the water level is not higher than one inch below the top of the overflow tube. To look for a flapper leak, place blue dye in the tank water and wait to see if it appears in the bowl after about 15 minutes. If you notice a dripping faucet, shower, or tub, call a plumber to get it fixed. Otherwise, you could end up wasting more than 1,000 gallons per year.

    Examine the Water Supply Line
    A water supply line leak is difficult to detect. But if the meter box has water in it, or if the soil is wet near where the water supply line enters your home or rises above the ground, you could have a water supply line leak.

    For professional leak repair in the Arlington area, call All Plumbing Inc. at (703) 525-7973. Our locally owned and operated business has more than 30 years of experience and offers 24-hour emergency plumbing services. Visit our website to find out how we can solve your plumbing problems.

    Conserve Water with Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Did you know that showers account for more than one trillion gallons of water usage in America each year? While you wash your hands, brush your teeth, or take a shower, it’s important for both the environment and your pocketbook to be mindful of your water usage. Watch this video to learn more about how you can conserve water.

    Using a low-flow showerhead can save you more than $250 annually on your water bills. According to a recent Consumer Reports study, there are many low-flow showerheads available that are just as refreshing as showerheads with higher flow rates. You can save more than 500 gallons per year by switching to low-flow plumbing fixtures such as low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators today. For more information about low-flow plumbing fixtures, watch the video clip.

    To have low-flow plumbing fixtures installed in your home today, contact All Plumbing, Inc. Serving the Arlington area, our locally owned and operated plumbing company has decades of experience installing low-flow plumbing fixtures. Call us at (703) 525-7973 or visit our website today to learn more about what we have to offer you.

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