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Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating Earns Coveted Angie's List Super Service Award


 Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service and health providers.  They won in the categories of Plumbing, Drain Cleaning and Water Heaters. 

“Only a fraction of the businesses rated on Angie’s List can claim the sterling service record of being a Super Service Award winner because we set a high bar,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “The fact that Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating can claim Super Service Award status speaks volumes about its dedication to consumers.” 

Angie’s List Super Service Award winners have met strict eligibility requirements including earning a minimum number of reports, an exemplary rating from their clients and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines. 

Ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List, but members can find the 2011 Super Service Award logo next to business names in search results on


3 Problems Homes With Galvanized Steel Piping Could Face

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Although galvanized steel piping was the industry standard 50 years ago, it was quickly abandoned as the primary material for residential and municipal plumbing. Galvanized steel presents homeowners with a variety of different issues that affect water quality, safety, and ease of access. Take a look at some of the most serious problems presented with long-term use of galvanized steel plumbing:

 1.      Internal Rusting

One of the first problems you may notice if your home’s plumbing contains galvanized steel is that your water is slightly red or brown. This is because of internal rusting that occurs in galvanized steel piping. Original galvanized steel pipes were coated with zinc to prevent from rusting. However, this coating eventually wears away, causing the steel to be directly exposed to running water. Over time, your galvanized plumbing is sure to crack or burst because of the thinning pipe.

 2.      Sediment Buildup

Another problem is the buildup of sediments within galvanized plumbing. Homeowners with galvanized steel piping often have difficulty getting enough hot water in their showers, faucets, and appliances. That’s because hot water causes a chemical reaction within galvanized plumbing that expedites the buildup of rust and other sediments. This leads to blockages and the illusion of low water pressure.

 3.      Lead Poisoning

Finally, galvanized steel pipe is known for releasing small amounts of lead into the water supply over time. While this may not be a big problem initially, continued exposure and consumption of lead-contaminated water from galvanized plumbing can lead to neurological and behavioral problems in adults and children. The only way to avoid these issues is to have your galvanized plumbing removed and replaced. 

If you have galvanized steel pipes in your home, then consider having your home’s plumbing repiped with high quality copper or PEX plumbing. Contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904 for more information on repiping services in the Berkeley area. 


Water Heater Questions? Read This!

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If you ever experience a plumbing emergency, it’s important that you call in the experts as soon as possible. Check out these additional resources to learn more: 

  • Few things are worse than coming home from vacation to find thousands of dollars’ worth of water damage. Prevent water damage with this guide from USA Today
  • In emergency situations, you should always shut off your water. Learn how at this page from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

For more information, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904.  


Tankless Water Heater Basics

Most people expect hot water in their homes whenever they want it. While conventional storage water heaters have served people well for a long time, energy-efficient tankless water heaters are being used in more homes across the country. 

In this short video, you can learn all about tankless water heaters. First, learn about the anatomy of a conventional storage heater and how it compares with a tankless water heater. Then, find out how a tankless water heater is an efficient, cost-effective alternative to the traditional water heater. 

If you’re thinking about buying a tankless water heater, contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating. Call us today at (510) 843-6904, and we’ll send an expert technician right over to install your new water heater. 


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