• Repairing a Kitchen Sink

    Kitchen sink with a view

    Kitchen sink clogs and leaks can make a mess of the floor or the cabinet underneath. To remove stubborn clogs, fill the sink with water and vigorously plunge up and down for several minutes to dislodge the clog. You may also need to use a cable auger or plumber’s snake to clear the stoppage. Pipes that have become worn and corroded will need to be removed and replaced. When replacing these pieces, look for quality materials and avoid flex pipe, as debris can easily catch in this type of piping.

    If you need help repairing a kitchen sink, call on the plumbing experts at All Plumbing, Inc. of Arlington. Our expert plumbers are proficient in all matters of residential and commercial plumbing, from small jobs like sink repair to big tasks like water main repair. For additional information about our residential and commercial plumbing services, call us at (571) 482-7046. 

  • Plumbing Tips for the Holiday Months

    Plumbing disasters can happen at any time, even at the worst possible times—like when you have guests over for the holidays. Between all the extra cooking you’ll be doing and the added stress on your plumbing system that comes from hosting family and friends, a plumbing disaster is a very real possibility during the holiday months. Watch this video to learn some tips for keeping your plumbing in tip-top shape to avoid a plumbing disaster over the holidays.

    All Plumbing, Inc. can help keep your plumbing running smoothly throughout the holiday season and beyond. Call on our experts for all your plumbing needs. We are locally owned and operated, and have been providing expert plumbing maintenance and repair services in Arlington for over 30 years. Call us at (571) 482-7046 to schedule plumbing service today

  • Caring for Your Plumbing During the Holidays

    The holiday season is upon us, and that means relatives and guests will be arriving shortly. The last thing you want to endure during the holidays is a backed-up kitchen sink or a clogged toilet. But with extra guests in your home, and with copious amounts of food preparation, your home’s plumbing system is under immense stress during the holidays—and that means emergencies are bound to happen. The following tips will help keep your plumbing in tip-top shape during the holidays. If you notice anything unusual, contact a plumber in Arlington as soon as possible to avoid a full-fledged plumbing emergency. 

    Baby trying to smear mothers nose with flour in kitchen

    Don’t Dump the Grease
    With all the cooking you’ll be doing, remember not to dump any  grease, fats, or oils  down the drain. These liquids may seem appropriate for drains, but they can harden and become sticky when cool—which will eventually lead to a clog. Instead of dumping these cooking liquids down the drain, put them in a disposable cup or bowl and throw away with the trash when they cool.

    Protect the Pipes
    A burst pipe is a common plumbing emergency, especially during the frigid winter months in Arlington. To prevent this unexpected plumbing emergency, make sure your pipes are insulated. Speaking of pipes, remind your guests not to flush but toilet paper down the drain. Cotton swabs, tampons, diapers, and even “flushable” sanitary wipes can all create blockages that may lead to backed-up plumbing.

    Your home is susceptible to a lengthy list of plumbing problems, especially during the holidays. Thankfully, All Plumbing, Inc. is here to take care of all your plumbing needs. Our team possesses the training and skill to provide swift and effective service throughout Arlington. For additional information, or to  schedule plumbing service , call us at (571) 482-7046. 

  • What is a Sump Pump?

    Plumbing services have a wealth of tools, supplies, and equipment in their arsenals because different jobs may require very different techniques. One piece of plumbing equipment that every professional knows his or her way around is the sump pump. Keep reading to take a look at what a sump pump is, how it works, and how often it is used.

    New sump pump

    Purpose
    Sump pumps are used in basements or crawlspaces in order to maintain a level of dryness in the area. These pumps are typically small and installed in pits that have been carved out for them in the lower areas of basements and crawlspaces. The responsibility of the sump pump is simple:  Keep the area dry by removing water from flooding  to the outside of the building. This can reduce instances of water damage and the resulting mold, which can ultimately be protective of general health.

    Mechanics
    The mechanics behind a sump pump’s operation are easy thanks to the pit in which it is installed. When water makes its way into the sump pump pit via flooding, excess moisture, or other means, it is then taken in by the sump pump. Many pumps turn on automatically when the pit begins to fill, making this an ongoing, passive procedure. A centrifugal pump causes the impeller to rotate within the sump pump, drawing in water from the pit and ultimately sending it outdoors through a discharge pipe.

    Popularity
    Sump pumps tend to be more popular in areas where wetness typically occurs underground; this is especially true for homes in areas where people often have to deal with flooded basements. Popularity surges in areas of low elevation, locations where large amounts of snow melt quickly, and places where both of these factors are in play. They are also commonly found in newly constructed homes.

    For more information about sump pumps and other plumbing services, please feel free to call All Plumbing, Inc. at (571) 482-7046. We provide the Arlington area with drain cleaning, hydro jetting, water main repair, and other plumbing services. Find out more about our business by  visiting our website  today.

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