• Is Your Dishwasher More Efficient Than Hand Washing?

    Many people imagine that using a dishwasher is bad for the environment because of the amount of water used and that washing dishes by hand is the best choice if you are concerned about the environment. However, as your plumber can tell you, this is a myth that can actually have disastrous consequences for water conservation.

     

    Watch this video to learn more about water usage in dishwashers versus hand washing. Washing dishes by hand typically uses about five times more water than a dishwasher on its normal cycle.

     

    Whether you need dishwasher repairs, installation, or help with another plumbing issue, All Plumbing, Inc. is here to help. Schedule a service call with a plumber in Arlington, VA by calling (703) 525-7973.

  • Exploring Causes of Water and Sewer Line Failures on Commercial Properties

    Water and sewer line failures can be extremely costly for commercial property owners, especially if they go undetected for an extended period of time and cause other kinds of property damage. If you own a commercial property, having a maintenance agreement with an experienced plumber is a smart investment to help you identify issues such as line failures before they can cause serious damage. Here is a closer look at some of the causes of water and sewer line failures on commercial properties.

     

    Deteriorated Pipes

    Sewer and water lines are designed to last for an extended period. However, they do not last forever. This problem is particularly common in older properties that have cast-iron pipes. These pipes are only designed to have a lifespan of 25 years, so many commercial property owners who have older buildings eventually have to face the failure of these pipes. Wear and tear will occur with any kind of pipe overtime, but replacing cast-iron pipes with newer models, such as PVC, can dramatically extended the expected lifespan of the pipes, so you’re less likely to have to deal with another issue for decades.

     

    Tree Roots

    A common problem for sewer and water lines is that roots can grow into the lines. Sometimes, the roots actually puncture the pipes. In other cases, they may press into the lines, causing them to become restricted. A plumber can determine if there is a root that is affecting one of your lines through a camera inspection, so they can pinpoint the problem without having to dig up your landscaping.

     

    Digging Errors

    Sometimes, digging in the area where water and sewer lines are buried can inadvertently cause damage to pipes. When this occurs, the damage is usually immediately apparent and requires the attention of an emergency plumber.

     

    All Plumbing, Inc. offers commercial plumbing services to ensure your plumbing doesn’t interfere with your ability to serve your customers. For water and sewer line repairs and other commercial plumbing services in Arlington, VA, call (703) 525-7973.

  • Spotlight on Our Awards and Credentials

    At All Plumbing, Inc., we’re committed to providing the highest possible level of service for all of our residential and commercial plumbing customers, no matter the size or scope of the job. We do this by hiring only the most skilled plumbers and keeping our focus on putting the customer first. We’re honored to have received several awards for our plumbing services. Here is a look at some of the recognition we have received.

     

    We have been an accredited Better Business Bureau company since 2002. This is a designation earned by building a track record of positive feedback and honesty. We are also a screened and approved service provider on Angie’s List. We were recipients of the Best of Arlington Award and Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award for six consecutive years. Pulse of the City awarded us their Excellence in Customer Satisfaction Award in 2017.

     

    All Plumbing, Inc. is also licensed, bonded, and insured, so you can hire our plumbers with confidence. Call (703) 525-7973 when you need plumbing services in Arlington, VA.

  • FAQs About Clogged Drains

    Clogged drains are one of the most common problems that plumbers encounter. There can be many different reasons that drains clog—some simple and some complex. If you deal with persistent clogs, you should call a plumber as soon as possible to find out the cause and get any necessary repairs in order to prevent a small problem from growing into a bigger issue. Here are the answers to some of the questions that homeowners often have about dealing with clogged drains.

     

    What causes clogged drains?

    In a general sense, clogged drains occur any time there is an obstruction in the pipe that the drain feeds into. The source of the obstruction can be almost anything. In some cases, the obstruction may be a one-time issue, such as hair stuck in a shower drain or food stuck in a sink drain. In other cases, there may be a more serious, persistent issue, like a root growing into a drain line. The latter is more likely to be the cause if you have multiple drains that are clogged at one time.

     

    How can I avoid clogged drains?

    The best thing you can do is to be vigilant about what goes down your drains. Food should never go down your main food drain. Additionally, you should avoid putting things in your garbage disposal that can jam the unit or get stuck in the pipes, like pasta, rice, or chicken bones. Grease should never go down a drain, either. Avoid flushing wet wipes, and consider getting a screen for your shower drain to catch hair before it goes into the drain.

     

    Why can’t I treat clogs with home remedies?

    DIY drain cleaners can be damaging to your pipes, not to mention ineffective. If there is another issue that is contributing to the clogs, using commercial drain cleaner won’t provide a long-term fix. Only a plumber can provide a comprehensive repair so you don’t have further issues.

     

    Let All Plumbing, Inc. help you deal with drain clogs and other plumbing problems, from water heater repair to drain cleaning. To schedule plumbing services in Arlington, VA, dial (703) 525-7973.