Last updated 4 days ago
Clean air is important to your quality of life and good health, so you should invest in any products that can clean the air in your home or business. To help you breathe easy inside your home or business, Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating provides effective air filtration services that will quickly and efficiently remove any harmful particles from your air. We use Abatement Technologies’ HEPA-AIRE 2400 air filtration system, which ensures that at least 99.7 percent of harmful particles are removed from your space. We can also tell you more about in-home filtration products that can help you breathe easier every day.
For additional information about your air filtration services, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating today at (510) 984-3207. Call today for a free estimate, or visit our website to learn more about our plumbing and HVAC services.
Last updated 11 days ago
You spend a lot of time indoors, as does the rest of your family. Considering just how much time you spend inside your home, shouldn’t you make sure that the air you’re breathing is clean? One way to improve your indoor air quality is to have your air ducts professionally cleaned. As if your health wasn’t enough, there are numerous other benefits of scheduling a duct cleaning service for your home. Read below to explore these benefits in greater detail.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Perhaps the most important benefit of scheduling a duct cleaning is the effect it will have on the air quality inside your home. If you can’t remember the last time your air ducts were cleaned—or worse, if they’ve never been cleaned—they could be badly contaminated with materials that may pose a risk to your health. Schedule a duct cleaning today and you will take a large step toward improving your home’s indoor air quality.
Lower Energy Bills
A duct cleaning may save your health, and it may also save you some money. When your air ducts are clean, your HVAC system doesn’t need to work as hard to draw air through the return ducts or push air through the delivery ducts. In other words, a duct cleaning will reduce the strain placed on your heating and cooling system—which means less energy consumption and lower energy bills.
Longer HVAC Equipment Life
Another benefit of reducing the strain on your HVAC system is that it will last much longer. Furnaces, for example, have an expected life of 15 to 20 years. In order to reach this age, your equipment needs to run as efficiently as possible as long as it can, and clean ducts are a crucial component of efficient performance.
To make sure that your air ducts are clean, schedule a cleaning with Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating. For over 25 years, we have been your trusted plumbers and HVAC service technicians serving the Berkeley, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties. To schedule a duct cleaning, contact us online or call (510) 984-3207.
Last updated 18 days ago
By collecting and processing the majority of small food waste left on plates and other dishes after more prominent waste items have been scraped into the trash, a kitchen garbage disposal prevents plumbing problems and creates convenience in a homeowner’s life. While a garbage disposal is a wonderful plumbing appliance to have, it is important to remember that garbage disposals can run into problems of their own if they are not properly cared for.
Avoid Disposal-Clogging and Blade-Damaging Waste
The most important rule of garbage disposal care is to know what not to run through the disposal and avoid letting discouraged items down the drain. Any foods or food byproducts that are greasy, fibrous, or bony should be thrown away rather than run through the disposal. This includes butter, most fruit peels and pits, and all animal bones and skins. These products can clog and jam your disposal, or dull its blades.
There is a proper protocol for operating a garbage disposal, but not all homeowners are aware of it. After doing the dishes, engage the kitchen sink tap on its coldest setting. Run the disposal for 15 seconds, allowing more cold water to run through the disposal and down the drain.
Clean and Tune
Once a week, grind ice cubes in the disposal to free food particles and hone the blades. To eradicate unpleasant odors, freeze vinegar in an ice cube tray and grind the vinegar cubes. Add small bits of lemon or orange peel to generate an agreeable smell.
At Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating in Berkeley, we know that malfunctioning garbage disposals can be a nuisance to any homeowner. If the garbage disposal in your home is not working properly, give us a call at (510) 984-3207. One of our experienced plumbers will have your garbage disposal working as if it were brand-new again in no time.
Last updated 25 days ago
Unless it is properly ventilated and cleaned, a home can be a haven for air contaminants. The results of accumulated allergens and pollutants on the health of a household’s members can be profound, exacerbating asthma and allergies and contributing to serious lung problems. To avoid these unnecessary health concerns and keep the quality of the indoor air in your home high, follow these tips.
Do Not Allow Smoking Indoors
If you smoke indoors or allow visitors to smoke in your home because you strive to be a gracious host, move all smoking activity outside. Containing more than 4,000 chemicals, cigarette smoke is a heavy indoor air pollutant that increases the risk of severe respiratory illness for everyone living in a space where smoking is permitted, especially children.
Keep Humidity Levels in Check
The optimal level of humidity for keeping dust mites and mold under control is below 50 percent. If humidity levels are usually higher in the part of the Bay Area in which you live, use a dehumidifier during the winter and an air conditioner during summer to keep humidity levels in check.
Use Natural Cleaners
Caustic cleaners may kill germs, but they also introduce chemicals into the air that can lower air quality. Use natural cleaning agents such as vinegar and lemon juice when possible, and mild chemical-based cleaning agents rather than strong ones when not.
Have Ducts Cleaned
Over the years, a home’s ductwork collects dust, debris, and occasionally mold. Hiring a plumbing and heating expert to professionally clean your ducts every three to five years can eliminate such buildup, improving your home’s air quality.
Install New Air Filtration System
Changing out your air conditioner and furnace filters is important to your home’s indoor air quality, but so is effective air filtration. A state-of-the-art air filtration system like Abatement Technologies’ HEPA-AIRE 2400 works to remove contaminants from the air around the clock, picking up some of your slack when you forget to dust or vacuum for a week.
The plumbing professionals at Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating have a wealth of experience improving air quality in Berkeley and Alameda homes and businesses. We install and service state-of-the-art air filtration system and conduct thorough duct cleanings. To schedule a service appointment that will improve the quality of the air on your home, call (510) 984-3207.
Last updated 1 month ago
Plumbing emergencies, which can be messy and hazardous to human health, always seem to strike at the most inconvenient times. Well-aware of the fact that every minute really does count when a homeowner is looking to have a plumbing emergency addressed, Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating works keeps skilled, efficient plumbers staffed around the clock.
Sewage backup, pipe leaks, and the occasional burst pipe are some of the most common plumbing emergencies we deal with. If you experience one of these emergencies on your property, the first step you should take is to locate and close the main shutoff valve. After you have done this, you should contact us right away.
At Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating, we pride ourselves on responding to plumbing emergency calls quickly and thoroughly so that our customers suffer as little inconvenience and their homes as little damage as is possible. If you experience a plumbing emergency and would like prompt, reliable service at any time of the day or night, call (510) 984-3207 today.