• Why You Should Hire a Plumber for Your Kitchen Installations

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    If you’re updating your home’s appliances and fixtures, you may be tempted to do all of the work yourself. However, if you’re interested in a quality installation that will last for the life of the appliance or fixture, DIY repairs can be risky. Hiring a professional plumber can help to ensure that the job is done correctly and safely. Here are four reasons to hire a professional plumber to install your new kitchen appliances and fixtures:

    • Professional Workmanship 
      If you’ve invested hundreds or even thousands of dollars on new sinks, garbage disposals, dishwashers, and other kitchen appliances, you should make sure they work properly and look great. Instead of chancing improper installation by doing it yourself, hire a professional who knows exactly what he or she is doing, and can guarantee a clean finish and a professional look!
    • Safe Installation 
      Another factor to consider is the safety of your home and family. Because many kitchen appliances such as dishwashers and refrigerators mix water and electricity, it’s important that the installation is done in a way that eliminates risk of electrocution or a short. Additionally, hiring a plumber can also minimize the risk of water damage and mold growth from leaks and improper plumbing installations, which can cost you thousands of dollars to repair.
    • Code Compliance 
      Improper installations that are not done to code can have other serious consequences. Apart from poor performance and increased risk of failure, insurance companies may be reluctant to compensate you for damage to your home if the plumbing involved in the damage was not performed to code. For example, if your DIY sink replacement goes awry, you may find yourself paying for repairs out of pocket.
    • Saves Time 
      Finally, working with a professional plumber can expedite the plumbing and appliance installation process. This means you’ll get to enjoy your newly updated kitchen sooner than if you were to do the work yourself.

    For professional plumbing services in Arlington, contact All Plumbing, Inc . Call (571) 451-2971 for 24-hour plumbing services today.

  • When Is Water Main and Sewer Line Repair My Responsibility?

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    Ensuring that your home’s sewer and water lines are in good shape is essential to proper plumbing performance. Damaged water and sewer lines can lead to leaks, wasted water, damaged landscaping, foundation problems, and soil contamination. While property owners are responsible for maintaining certain parts of their outdoor plumbing, the City of Arlington is responsible for others. Here’s a look at how to determine whether you are responsible for your water and sewer lines and what to do if repairs must be made by the City of Arlington:

    • Your Responsibility
      Figuring out whether you are responsible for water or sewer lines first requires determining where the plumbing problem is. If the source of the water or sewer line problem originates in the home or in your yard, you are responsible. However, as you get further away from the home, determining liability can seem a little more confusing.
      According to the City of Arlington , homeowners are responsible for all sewer line problems between the service lateral (the plumbing leading directly to the home) and the home. This means that homeowners are responsible for essentially everything up to the municipal sewer main. The same is also true for water service laterals that run from municipal water mains to the home.
    • The City’s Responsibility 
      Water and sewer line problems that originate within municipal lines are the responsibility of the city. In the event that you notice a problem with the municipal plumbing systems, make sure that you call the City of Arlington’s 24-hour emergency line. For all other problems, call your local Arlington-area plumbing service!

    For expert residential plumbing services, drain cleaning, and water and sewer line repairs in the Arlington area, call All Plumbing, Inc . We also specialize in hydro-jetting services to clear your tough water and sewer lateral clogs. Visit us online or call (571) 451-2971 for emergency plumbing services today!

  • Considering a Tankless Water Heater? Watch This Video!

    Water heaters are essential pieces of plumbing equipment that supply your home or business with hot water. Although most homeowners still use tank water heater heaters, modern tankless systems are quickly becoming more popular. They are more energy-efficient and provide instant access to hot water.

    This video discusses some of the primary differences between tank and tankless water heaters. You’ll also learn about the different components of a tankless water heater and why professional installation is essential for proper performance.

    All Plumbing Inc. specializes in tankless water heater installation and maintenance in Arlington, VA. Call (571) 451-2971 to learn more about our tankless water heaters, drain cleaning and plumbing services!

  • Still Have Plumbing Questions? Check Out These Links!

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    If you’d like to learn more about maintenance, drain cleaning, and other residential or commercial plumbing services, follow the helpful links below. For 24-hour professional plumbing services in the Arlington area, call  All Plumbing Inc. at (571) 451-2971.

    • For quick water heater maintenance tips, visit this page from the DIY Network .
    • For tips on how to hire a professional plumber for your residential plumbing needs, read this helpful blog post.
    • Are you thinking about remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? Here’s an article from This Old House on hiring a  remodeling plumber for your home renovation.
    • Here’s a quick introduction to professional hydro-jetting .

  • A Basic Guide to Water Heater Maintenance

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    Water heaters are often the most neglected components of residential plumbing systems, but they are essential to the health and comfort of your household. Without proper maintenance, water heaters can become ineffective, inefficient, and downright dangerous! Here are some tips to on how to maintain your water heater and ensure optimal performance, safety, and energy efficiency:

    Keep Temperatures below 120 Degrees 
    Although everyone enjoys a nice, hot shower, water over 120 degrees can be too hot. To avoid scalding, make sure your water heater’s thermostat stays below 120 degrees. Keeping a low temperature on your water heater can also lower your water heating costs and slow down sedimentation in your water heater’s tank.

    Flush Your Water Heater Annually
    The water that enters your home’s plumbing naturally contains many different chemicals and particles that are safe to drink. However, when water is heated to high temperatures, these particles and chemicals can come together, creating large chunks of sediment in your tank. Remove these sediments by draining your water heater annually and flushing it out with water. If you’re not sure how to do this, call your local plumbing service.

    Replace Sacrificial Anodes 
    Is your water starting to smell and taste funny? You may need to replace the sacrificial anode rod in your water heater. This rod prevents sedimentation and corrosion inside your tank. When these rods are completely worn out, which typically happens between three and five years, your water quality will drop immensely. Hire a plumber to inspect your anodes and replace them if necessary.

    To learn more about water heater maintenance or to upgrade to a more energy-efficient water heater, contact All Plumbing, Inc . in Arlington. Visit us online or call (571) 451-2971 for more information!

  • Watch a Demonstration of Hydrojetting!

    Clogged drains can be tough for your household or business. When basic drain clearing methods are not enough, your plumber may recommend hydro-jetting , a high-powered drain clearing and cleaning method that works on virtually any clog.

    This video demonstrates the immense power of hydro-jetting. If it can work on a chicken and a few heads of cabbage, hydro-jetting can clear any sewer line clog you could possibly have.

    To learn more about hydro-jetting or to schedule professional drain cleaning services, contact All Plumbing, Inc.   at (571) 451-2971. We provide professional drain cleaning, water main repair, and plumbing services throughout the Arlington area.

  • What Is Hydro-Jetting and How Does It Work?

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    Residential and commercial drains and sewer lines can become clogged and dirty over time. Even if your sewer line isn’t completely blocked, it’s probably severely slowed down by years of grease, dirt, and grime buildup. The most effective drain clearing and cleaning method available today is a process known as hydro-jetting . Take a look below to learn what hydro-jetting is, how it works, and who should consider using it:

    What Hydro-Jetting Is
    Hydro-jetting is a drain cleaning method that utilizes high pressure water to essentially scrub the inside of your home’s or business’ plumbing. No chemicals or additives are used in the hydro-jetting process, making it environmentally friendly and clean. The results of the hydro-jetting process can make pipes that have been used for several decades without cleaning look virtually brand new. Hydro-jetting is popular in both residential and commercial applications, but is particularly popular in restaurant and industrial applications.

    How Hydro-Jetting Works
    Professional hydro-jetting uses two main components. The first component is a high-strength professional-grade hose that can withstand large amounts of pressure. The hose is also typically very long since it is used to clean large lengths of pipe. The second component is a specialized rotating nozzle that releases pressurized water at high speeds. As the nozzle spins, water is shot against the interior of the pipe, scrubbing it clean. The rotating nozzle also creates a vacuum effect, forcing all clogged materials out of the pipe.

    Who Should Use Hydro-Jetting
    Hydro-jetting is a great drain cleaning solution for customers who have severe clogging or slow drain problems. It is also good for property owners who are interested in properly maintaining their plumbing systems. Hydro-jetting can be performed on virtually any residential or commercial plumbing system; and can help extend the life and enhance the performance of most pipes.

    To learn more about hydro-jetting, drain cleaning, and other plumbing services, contact All Plumbing Inc . Call (571) 451-2971 for our 24-hour services in the Arlington area!

  • Plumbing Resources for Frozen Pipes, Clogged Drains & More!

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    Did you know that All Plumbing, Inc. offers 24-Hour Emergency Plumbing Service ? Give us a call at (571) 451-2971 for your plumbing needs. We do it all: old, new, repair, and replace! Below are some helpful plumbing resources, in addition to our recent blog posts.

    • The history of indoor plumbing in America is more interesting than you might think. Read this article to learn why!
    • Weather.com has some good tips for preventing frozen pipes.
    • When your home plumbing system is mapped out, it doesn’t seem quite so complicated. Take a look at this link to learn about your plumbing system.
    • For simple clogs, try these strategies for clearing the drains . If there’s still a problem, call a plumber.
    • Learn what happens to waste water as it is removed from your home by reading this informative article.