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    A Look at the Most Common Summer Plumbing Problems

    Last updated 7 months ago

    During the wintertime, the most common plumbing concerns include frozen pipes and water heater failure. While worries about these problems can be thrown to the wayside during the warmer months of June, July, and August, summer presents its own set of common plumbing problems, including:

    Sewer Backup
    When the municipal water supply overflows, the risk of a sewer backup considerably increase. Since summer is flood season in Arlington and many other parts of the country, it is important to keep an eye out for signs of backup and to contact an experienced plumber who offers 24-hour emergency service to keep damage and exposure to health hazards to a minimum.

    Disposal Issues
    Summer barbecues are a blast and the food can be delicious, but the grease and fat that you are left with after your guests devour heaps of hot dogs and hamburgers is too much for your garbage disposal to handle. No grease, fat, or cooking oil should be poured down your kitchen sink at any time of the year, especially not during the summer.

    Toilet Clogs
    Clogged toilets are a common plumbing problem year-round, but they are much more common in the summer than at any other time of year. If you have children in your household, ensure that they know what can and cannot be flushed down the toilet. Set a good example and protect your home’s plumbing by following these rules yourself.

    At All Plumbing, Inc. in Arlington, solving plumbing problems is what we do best. Regardless of the plumbing issue you face this summer, our team of full-service plumbing repair professionals can help you put your troubles behind you. To schedule a drain cleaning or plumbing repair service appointment in Washington, D.C. or northern Virginia, call us at (703) 525-7973. 

    Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Repairs

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Some plumbing problems are more serious than others, and problems that affect the pipes and drains beneath your home generally require major repairs. For most of modern plumbing history, such repairs required plumbers to dig under and around homes to repair or replace pipes that lay several feet beneath the earth’s surface. Thanks to the development of modern plumbing technologies, this is no longer necessary.

    Using tactics known as pipe bursting and pipe lining, plumbers are able to repair damage to pipes that once would have been impossible without digging. The benefits of these trenchless sewer repair techniques are that your property remains intact, repairs can be carried out more swiftly, and they are almost always more cost-effective than trench-based sewer repairs.

    Serving Arlington, D.C., and most of northern Virginia, All Plumbing, Inc. has a wealth of experience with trenchless sewer repairs. If your home or office is in need of plumbing repairs and you want to avoid having your property torn up if at all possible, call (703) 525-7973 to schedule a service appointment.

    Getting to Know All Plumbing, Inc.

    Last updated 8 months ago

    For over 40 years, All Plumbing, Inc. has been the standard of excellence among local plumbers in Northern Virginia. It’s not just a matter of taking pride in the work we do, but also the fact that we work hard to build long-lasting relationships with our residential and commercial clients. We are a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, as well as Angie’s List. We received the Best of Arlington Award in the Plumbing Contractors category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) in 2009. And in 2012, we earned the Talk of the Town Award for providing excellent customer service.

    To find out why we are the preferred plumbing company in Arlington, contact us online or call us at (703) 525-7973. From plumbing maintenance to sewer line repair, we can handle all of your plumbing needs. Visit our website to learn more about the plumbing services we offer

    Determining Whether Your Sewer Line is Clogged or Broken

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Everyone knows that their sewer line helps transport waste water from the home to underground sewer mains and treatment facilities. Other than that, most homeowners probably don’t think about what else goes on in their sewer lines. Unfortunately, taking this approach with your sewer line can be costly, especially if you fail to notice the signs of a developing sewer problem. To help you save money, and even possibly save your home, here are ways to determine whether your sewer line is clogged or broken, and what to do in either case.

    Signs of a Broken Sewer Pipe
    A broken sewer pipe may take weeks or even months to notice, but the signs are hard to miss. For example, if you see a puddle of water where your home’s sewer pipe connects to the municipal sewer pipe and it hasn’t rained in a few days, you may have a broken sewer pipe. Seeing or smelling raw sewage is also a sign that you may be dealing with a broken sewer pipe. To replace or repair damaged and failing sewer pipes, ask your plumbing company about trenchless sewer pipe technology. This method is much less invasive than traditional sewer pipe repair.  

    Signs of a Clogged Sewer Pipe
    A clogged sewer line can lead to raw sewage backup, which can in turn lead to significant damage to the home. The most common warning signs of a clogged sewer pipe are water backing up out of a drain or toilet, a gurgling sound coming from the drains, and slow draining sinks. If plungers and plumbing snakes don’t clear the debris, hire a plumbing service to clear your pipes using a hydro-jet. This method will quickly clear any clog from your sewer line.

    All Plumbing, Inc. offers trenchless sewer pipe repairs and hydro-jetting drain cleaning services for residential and commercial clients throughout Northern Virginia. If you live in Arlington or the surrounding area, call us at (703) 525-7973 to learn more about our plumbing services. 

    Understanding How a Toilet Tank Works

    Last updated 8 months ago

    The toilet isn’t the most complex appliance in your home, and yet is probably one of the least understood. Generally speaking, a toilet operates on a very simple principle of gravity. When the tank is filled with water and the toilet is sitting idle, water rushes from the tank into the bowl when the tank is flushed, causing the contents of the bowl to empty. To learn more about how a toilet tank works, watch this short video clip.

    You don’t need to understand how your toilet works to keep it in tip top shape; you only need to call All Plumbing, Inc. We are Arlington’s preferred residential plumbing service. Contact us online or call us at (703) 525-7973 to schedule plumbing service for your home or business. 

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