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    A Step-by-Step Guide to Water Heater Insulation

    Last updated 7 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.

    You Need to Start Shopping for a New Water Heater When…

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Have your hot showers started to end abruptly? Does your water heater leak or make strange noises? Replacing your water heater will fix these problems, and can even save you money on your energy bills. Read this article to find out if it’s time to ask your local plumbing company to install a new water heater.

    Your Water Heater is More Than 10 Years Old
    Water heaters are designed to last for about 10 years. If you have had your water heater for this long or longer, replace it before it starts to corrode and require regular flushing services. If the water in your water heater smells or tastes metallic, it needs to be replaced.

    You Can’t Take a Hot Shower For Long
    An older water heater will not be able to provide hot water for longer than about 10 minutes. If you don’t want to dread stepping into your shower, invest in a new water heater that will give you consistently hot water.

    Your Utility Bills Are High
    Old water heaters are not only expensive to maintain, but they are also inefficient. Instead of having to pay higher utility bills, put that money into a new water heater instead. It will save water, save money, and give you more reliable performance.

    You Notice Water Pooling Around Heater
    If your water heater is starting to leak, disconnect it from its energy source immediately. Allow the water to cool, and then call a professional plumbing service to remove and replace the water heater.

    Your Water Heater is Making Strange Noises
    If you start hearing loud noises that sound like cracks or pops coming from your water heater, it means the water heater is filled with sediments and mineral deposits. Hearing these noises indicates that it’s time to start shopping for a new water heater.

    To have a new water heater installed in your home in the Arlington area, contact All Plumbing, Inc. at (703) 525-7973. Visit us on the Web to take a look at the 24-hour residential and plumbing services we offer the Arlington area. 

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