Len The Plumber is a full service plumbing and drain cleaning company serving the entire Baltimore, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, Delaware and the Philadelphia Area as well as Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William, Falls Church, Manassas, Delaware, Chester, New Castle, and Stafford counties. We are continuing to grow and expand our service areas so please continue to check-in to see if we are in your area and always feel free to call if you have a question. Our service area map shows all the counties and district that we currently serve.
All faucets and valves in your home should be regularly exercised to keep them from freezing in place. For instance, a single handle shower valve may become mineralized and calcified causing it to not function correctly when called upon. Just like you and me, regular exercise keeps our bodies functioning at a higher level than if we sat doing nothing every day. Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air can visit your home, check the valves throughout your home, and advise you of any options or possible repairs that need to be considered now or in the near future. An ounce of prevention can mean the difference between having a functioning shower valve in the spare bathroom when guests arrive or having to call a plumber.
It's best to hire a plumber to do a simple, everyday maintenance task for you first so you can judge his or her work. If you're happy with it, save their contact information so you'll have them on hand in case you need an emergency repair. This can spare you the extra worry and anxiety of having to track down a plumber if you have a broken pipe. Additionally, it can save you from being overcharged.
Pete was scheduled to come address a leak in my house. The leak got much worse before my appointment & Pete came over on a SUNDAY and fixed the problem within an hour. He was courteous, neat & his rate was more than reasonable. He also answered several plumbing questions I had that were unrelated to his visit. Overall, just a nice guy and an excellent plumber. Thanks Pete.
In an older home, it's sometimes necessary to repair and upgrade plumbing fixtures. This section shows you how to repair both a gas water heater and an electric water heater. Plus, you'll learn how to install an electric water heater, a water filter, and an on-demand water heater. Other basic skills—such as increasing water pressure and maintaining both a water pump and a water softener—are also covered.
“I realized that the water heater wasn't working Monday afternoon. He came the next day. He had it replaced, cleaned up and the old one taken away fairly quickly. When we found that our water pressure was not as strong as it was over the next two days, they came back to check; no charge. This is the 4th time we have used Weilhammer Plumbing and we will continue to call them for all our plumbing needs. (...)”
I guess all good things must come to an end. After a few good experiences we scheduled them again for the annual snaking of the drain. The first appointment they cancelled a couple of hours before the appointment, they said they were stuck at another job - it happens. Rescheduled for a few days later, they showed up and said they would not move the appliances to get to the sewage line [they always did this in the past]. Then they said only Mike could move appliances. So we rescheduled for when Mike got back from vacation. Then just before Mike was supposed to show up, Mike called and said he wouldn't move appliances anymore either. Thanks for jerking us around for 2 weeks.
Plumbers may not go out of their way to let you know that a toilet or sink can be moved. But if you’ve been working with them on a renovation, and they tell you something can’t be transferred to a new space, ask them to explain to you in detail why not. Speaking of things people don’t want to tell you, here are 10 things your neighbor isn’t being up-front about.
Garbage disposers usually come with an Allen key. Find a good place to store it, and when the disposer jams, you can follow the directions in the owner’s manual to fix it yourself. It’s as simple as inserting and twisting, and doing this yourself will save you the hassle and cash of a service call to the plumber. Speaking of tool storage, check out these clever tool storage ideas.
Cast iron and ductile iron pipe was long a lower-cost alternative to copper, before the advent of durable plastic materials but special non-conductive fittings must be used where transitions are to be made to other metallic pipes, except for terminal fittings, in order to avoid corrosion owing to electrochemical reactions between dissimilar metals (see galvanic cell).