• Learn How Water Heaters Are Made With This Interesting Video!

    Whether you’re washing dishes, taking a bath, or doing the laundry, hot water is a necessity. Homeowners depend on hot water heaters to provide clean, warm water that can be used whenever it is needed.

    This video shows how standard tank water heaters are manufactured. You’ll see every step of the water heater production process, from building the heat exchanger, which heats your water, to testing the burner for optimal performance.

    If your water heater isn’t performing to your standards, request professional plumbing services from All Plumbing, Inc . We provide a wide variety of professional plumbing services in the Arlington area, so give us a call at (571) 451-2971.

  • 3 Problems with Tackling Plumbing Work and Repairs Yourself

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    You use your home’s plumbing dozens of times throughout the day, so it can be difficult to imagine life without a properly functioning system of drains, pipes, and water lines. However, many Arlington-area homeowners occasionally find themselves in this situation. While many will trust their plumbing systems to a qualified Arlington plumbing service , others will attempt to repair their plumbing on their own. Here’s a look at some of the problems these DIYers will run into when trying to repair or work on their own plumbing:

    1. Lack of Knowledge or Skill 
      The most obvious problem that DIYers run into is not having the basic know-how to start—much less complete—a plumbing repair or project. Without the proper training and experience, homeowners are not adequately prepared to do a professional-level job. If a quality repair is what you’re after, hire a professional plumbing service instead.
    2. Improper Tools and Hardware 
      Because plumbing is such a specialized field, having the right equipment and materials to do the job is important. However, many homeowners don’t have access to plumbing torches, plumbers’ wrenches, copper pipe, pipe cutters and saws, and other basic tools and materials needed to conduct most plumbing repairs. A professional plumber will have everything necessary to complete your plumbing job quickly and effectively.
    3. Permanent Plumbing Work 
      Finally, most homeowners aren’t able to produce high-quality, long-term results. While every homeowner should know how to make temporary plumbing repairs in response to an emergency such as an overflowing toilet or burst water main, most don’t know much about permanent plumbing repairs or installations. Long-term repairs are best conducted by a licensed plumber.

    For professional plumbing services in Arlington and Northern Virginia, contact All Plumbing, Inc. today. Give us a call at (571) 451-2971 for 24-hour emergency plumbing services.

  • Watch Our Hydrojetting Demonstration-You’ll Be Surprised!

    Hydrojetting can clear out even the toughest clogs, leaving your pipes as good as new. Watch our video demonstration to learn more about how  hydrojetting works.

    If your home or business has clogged pipes, call your Arlington plumber, All Plumbing, Inc. , at (571) 451-2971 for expert hydrojetting services. We offer 24 hour emergency services, too!

  • Dealing with Plumbing Problems Doesn’t Have to be a Nightmare: Be Informed!

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    If you’re interested in learning more about plumbing maintenance and repairs for your Arlington-area home or business, check out these helpful links. For 24-hour plumbing services, contact All Plumbing, Inc. today by calling (571) 451-2971.

    • This article from HouseLift provides tips on how to hire a professional plumber .
    • Are you thinking about installing a new toilet? Find out why hiring a professional plumber can help make your installation a success.
    • To learn more about how sump pumps work, check out this page from HowStuffWorks.com.
    • Is it time to upgrade your water heater ? Find out in this article from the Money Pit.
    • This page from EnergyStar.gov explains why you should take care of your wet basement right away.

  • 3 Signs Your Old Water Heater is Ready for Replacement

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    Is your water heater not delivering the quality of hot water you expect? It may be time to replace your old water heating system with an upgraded model from All Plumbing, Inc . Here’s a look at some of the signs that it’s time to replace your water heater:

    1. Poor Heating Quality
      The first and most obvious sign that your water heater is ready for replacement is poor performance. You may notice that your water is not as hot as it used to be, or that heat is intermittent or inconsistent. These issues can be caused by a number of different factors, including sedimentation in your tank, damaged burners, and a malfunctioning thermostat.
    2. Age 
      Another factor to consider when deciding whether to replace your water heater is how old it is. Water heaters typically last eight to twelve years, losing energy efficiency and performance as they get older. If your water heater is experiencing lots of problems and you find yourself frequently calling your plumbing repair service, replacing your water heater may be more economical than consistently paying for repairs. 
    3. Higher Energy Costs 
      Finally, water heaters tend to be more expensive to run as they get older. The heating elements as well as the components that help to reduce heat loss become less effective with age, which can mean higher energy costs to heat your water to the same temperature.

    If you’re experiencing these or other problems with your water heater, contact the plumbing experts at All Plumbing, Inc. to inquire about water heater replacement. Our Arlington plumbing service specializes in water heaters, hydrojetting, drain cleaning and repairs, and water main services. Give us a call at (571) 451-2971 for 24-hour emergency plumbing services today!

  • Keep Your Drains Clear to Avoid Larger Plumbing Problems

    Drain clogs and stops can make it virtually impossible to use your home’s plumbing system. Without free and clear drains, grey water and sewage buildup will keep your plumbing fixtures out of commission until water can freely move through the pipes!

    While professional plumbing services may be necessary in some situations, you may be able to handle certain clogs yourself. This video from Angie’s List will show you how to tackle some basic home plumbing issues to keep your pipes clog-free.

    For those tough clogs when expert plumbing services are needed, contact All Plumbing, Inc . in Arlington by calling (571) 451-2971. We provide expert drain cleaning, hydrojetting, unclogging, and water main repair services!

  • 3 Leading Causes of Plumbing-Related Home Water Damage

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    Water damage can be caused by many factors. A leaky roof, rotten window caulking, or a damaged home foundation can result in water entering your home and ruining your furniture, drywall, electrical system, and virtually anything else it touches. However, some of the most serious water damage issues are caused by broken plumbing . Here’s a look at some different causes of plumbing-related water damage you may encounter as a homeowner:

    1. Hidden Pipe Leaks
      Pipe leaks of any kind can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home, but hidden leaks are much more serious. Damaged plumbing can be hidden behind walls, floors, or even your foundation, making it impossible to visually determine where the leak originates. If you suspect a hidden pipe leak, call a plumbing service for professional leak detection.
    2. Sump Pump Failure 
      When you have a problem with foundation or basement leaks, your sump pump can help you manage water infiltration and keep your home dry and mold-free. However, a failed sump pump can make managing water infiltration impossible, allowing water to gush into your home through cracks and leaks in your slab or basement.
    3. Backed-Up Drains 
      Finally, water damage can occur when your drains get backed up. This issue can occur because of clogs in your plumbing system or backflow from the sewer main. Plumbing back-ups can cause unsafe sewage to surge back into your home, turning it into a smelly and contaminated zone.

    To properly handle these and other plumbing issues, make sure you have a plumbing professional inspect the problem as soon as possible. All Plumbing, Inc. provides professional plumbing services throughout the Arlington, VA area. We specialize in hydrojetting, water main repair, drain cleaning, and basic plumbing services. Give us a call at (571) 451-2971 for 24-hour emergency plumbing repair.

  • What’s That Smell?! How To Deodorize Your Sink Naturally

    It’s important to keep in mind that anything you put down your sink to try and remove an unpleasant smell will eventually come out into the environment! You should try to avoid toxic agents at all costs. This video shows a method of deodorizing and  clearing a drain  of minimal grime naturally. 

    In this video, the host demonstrates how to use baking soda and vinegar to remove any disagreeable odors coming from your drain.  One important detail to note is not to pour boiling water down pipes. Doing so can warp your pipes and cause damage!

    If do-it-yourself methods aren’t doing the trick for your smelly drain, or if your drain is clogged, give us a call at  All Plumbing, Inc.  for professional drain cleaning. You can reach us at (571) 451-2971 or on our website today!

  • Are You Protecting Your Basement? Learn 2 Tips!

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    Many people store valuables, family heirlooms, and other important items in their basement. Whether you use your basement for storage, for a playroom, or for any other use, you must ensure you have the proper  plumbing services to keep it dry and avoid water damage and mold growth. Here are a couple of options for keeping your basement and the valuables therein dry:

    • Sump Pumps
      Sump pumps operate by pumping water out of a special reservoir known as a sump pit, which is located at the lowest point of the basement.  Sump pumps  are used in basements that occasionally flood. They are often connected to the main electrical power supply of the home, but battery-operated sump pumps are also available. Battery-powered pumps are particularly valuable during natural disasters, such as hurricanes or major floods, when power to the house may be lost. If you have a basement that floods regularly or if you are concerned about flooding, a sump pump may be a good short-term solution for you.
    • Waterproofing: 
      Waterproofing is a way of sealing off the basement from water. This can be done either internally or externally. A  plumbing specialist  will seal off the edges of the basement from the outside, creating a watertight barrier that keeps the basement dry. If you’ve had problems with flooding or water damage in the past and you want to keep water out completely, waterproofing may be your ideal choice.

    Don’t let your basements and the belongings inside it become water-damaged and moldy!  Protect your basement and give us a call at  All Plumbing, Inc . . Our Arlington plumbing service offers both waterproofing and sump pump installation. We also provide other plumbing services, such as drain cleaning and water main repair. To find out more, take a look at our website or call us at (571) 451-2971.

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    For the month of March, All Plumbing Inc. will select 2 winners from our Facebook Fan Base to receive up to $200 worth of FREE plumbing service(s) ! The deadline to enter is March 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST.

    Head over to our Facebook Page now to enter ! And remember, you must ” like ” our page AND enter the drawing to be eligible to win.

    *If you’re already one of our loyal fans, don’t forget to click the “Promos” tab and enter!

    See the All Plumbing Inc. Facebook Page for terms and conditions, or give us a call at (571) 451-2971 with questions.