Did you know that an average family of four uses over 2,000 gallons of hot water each month? Between showers, washing dishes, doing the laundry, and the many other daily uses of hot water – if your hot water heater is on the fritz, it can be a life-stopping problem. We can help you avoid this from becoming an issue by providing expert hot water heater maintenance, replacement or if necessary emergency repair services.
"We have found our plumber for life! Jim is awesome! We just bought a house with a leak in the foundation, and in spite of the complicated and extensive nature of the repairs needed, Jim quoted us an incredibly reasonable price. Having just closed on a house, though, we were extremely short on funds, and so to help us out, Jim did a temporary fix for much less, and even though he was going above and beyond and doing this extra work for us, he said he'd even deduct the cost of that repair from the total of the final, permanent repair, when we had that done!! I can't say enough good things about him - there's much more, but I don't have room!"
When your plumbing system is not running smoothly, you need a reliable plumber there to assist you as quickly as possible. But you should also find an expert who can help you with all of your plumbing needs over time, whether you want to upgrade your fixtures or add in a new sump pump or water treatment system. Call our professionals whenever you run into urgent plumbing issues, and we can get out there fast to get your pipes and fixtures back in order. Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is a trusted name in plumbing repair, installation, maintenance, and replacement in the Washington, DC area, and we can handle whatever plumbing tasks come our way—guaranteed!
At the top of each page we give you some quick evaluations of whether making a particular repair is really using common sense. In the end it needs to be your decision. After reviewing the information you feel comfortable making your own plumbing repair, go for it. Sometime you may need to buy a tool and some parts. Weigh those costs against the cost of a repairman. With a little determination you can save money and feel satisfied when you make your own home plumbing repair.
I think it is rather rude and a bit dishonest for people to not divulge their total fees upfront, an of course we should know to ask. But the normal person wouldn't know the questions to ask until they are burnt once like this, and then there still could be costs for walking up stairs or charge another service call if they need to go somewhere to use the bathroom and come back. THAT ISN'T A QUESTION I WOULD THINK TO ASK.
The most common problem we see are plumbing leaks. Think about when you go to the doctor... What is the first thing they do? They check your blood pressure because high blood pressure ruins your arteries, kidneys, vision, and heart. If you are having problems, high blood pressure is the first thing to try and rule out. High water pressure is no different. It ruins dishwasher solenoids, faucet washers, angle stops and washing machine hoses. In fact, it puts your entire plumbing system at risk. A water pressure regulator protects your system.
Electric hot water heaters use elements to heat the water, most have two. There are also thermostats that control them. If any of these parts fail, you will either have no hot water or reduced quantities available. Some simple electrical tests can help you to locate the mis-behaving part. See 'Electric Water Heater Thermostats and 'Water Heater Element Testing' for more information.
The thicknesses of the water pipe and tube walls can vary. Pipe wall thickness is denoted by various schedules or for large bore polyethylene pipe in the UK by the Standard Dimension Ratio (SDR), defined as the ratio of the pipe diameter to its wall thickness. Pipe wall thickness increases with schedule, and is available in schedules 20, 40, 80, and higher in special cases. The schedule is largely determined by the operating pressure of the system, with higher pressures commanding greater thickness. Copper tubing is available in four wall thicknesses: type DWV (thinnest wall; only allowed as drain pipe per UPC), type 'M' (thin; typically only allowed as drain pipe by IPC code), type 'L' (thicker, standard duty for water lines and water service), and type 'K' (thickest, typically used underground between the main and the meter). Because piping and tubing are commodities, having a greater wall thickness implies higher initial cost. Thicker walled pipe generally implies greater durability and higher pressure tolerances.
The R Programming Language (R Core Team 2013) has become one of the most dominant programming languages for data analysis and visualization in recent years. At the same time, web services have become a common language for allowing various systems to interact with one another. The plumber R package (Trestle Technology, LLC 2017) allows users to expose existing R code as a service available to others on the Web. Plumber is best illustrated with an example:
Wish these guys would have turned out to be as good as some of these reviews...they sent out a technician who gave me instructions that turned out to be false. Plumbers Service just said "sorry our guy is kind of new and shouldn't have told you to do that." That seems to be the catch phase for any company that won't take responsibility for their actions or words. When do you know if anyone is telling the truth?? How can you trust the advice they give you? Not using these guys but good luck to those of you that do...very sad that Jeff wouldn't make this right.
For less than $9* per month, one of our pros will make sure your heater is ready for winter – and your air conditioner is prime for summer. The home maintenance plan also includes electrical and plumbing inspections. And that’s not all! Sign up, and you get special discounts on service, parts and labor.*The price is as low as $8.25* per month, with $99/year for each additional HVAC system.
Much of the plumbing work in populated areas is regulated by government or quasi-government agencies due to the direct impact on the public's health, safety, and welfare. Plumbing installation and repair work on residences and other buildings generally must be done according to plumbing and building codes to protect the inhabitants of the buildings and to ensure safe, quality construction to future buyers. If permits are required for work, plumbing contractors typically secure them from the authorities on behalf of home or building owners.
With PVC you have a couple of choices if your pipe is failing; one is to repair the bad connection that is causing a stoppage. The other is to go ahead and replace the whole line. If the line is about 40 years old and is showing signs of age throughout, definitely replace. These days, you can replace the pipe without a digging trench. Based on the condition of the line, it may be an acceptable option to do just that. However, if the offset worsens trenchless may no longer be an option.
Galvanized steel potable water supply and distribution pipes are commonly found with nominal pipe sizes from 3⁄8 inch (9.5 mm) to 2 inches (51 mm). It is rarely used today for new construction residential plumbing. Steel pipe has National Pipe Thread (NPT) standard tapered male threads, which connect with female tapered threads on elbows, tees, couplers, valves, and other fittings. Galvanized steel (often known simply as "galv" or "iron" in the plumbing trade) is relatively expensive, and difficult to work with due to weight and requirement of a pipe threader. It remains in common use for repair of existing "galv" systems and to satisfy building code non-combustibility requirements typically found in hotels, apartment buildings and other commercial applications. It is also extremely durable and resistant to mechanical abuse. Black lacquered steel pipe is the most widely used pipe material for fire sprinklers and natural gas.