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How to Remove an Odor from a Garbage Disposal

If your garbage disposal smells dirty and rotten, then filling it up with dish soap may not be enough. However, resorting to harsh, toxic chemicals may not be the answer either. Instead of resorting to cleaning agents, try some of the many natural home cleaning remedies that utilize basic household items. 

This video demonstrates one disposal cleaning method using fresh parsley and baking soda. You’ll also learn about other items you can use to keep your sink smelling fresh and clean. 

In addition to regular cleaning, professional maintenance can help extend the life of your plumbing, drains, and sewers. Contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating for high quality drain cleaning and maintenance services in the Berkeley area. Visit us online or call (510) 843-6904 today.


Is Your Drain Clogged or Smelly? Read This!

If your home’s pipe system is giving you trouble or you’d like to learn more about what causes a smelly drain, then click through the resources below. 

  • In this article, American Leak Detection discusses plumbing leaks and how to decide whether to fix the individual leak or commence a full repiping. 
  • If you take care of your drains, then they’ll last longer and work better. This website offers some tips for keeping your drain smelling fresh and working well. 

For more information on any of these topics or for a plumber in the Berkeley area, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904.


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The Most Common Household Plumbing Problems

As with most home repairs, regular plumbing maintenance can prevent more costly problems from developing. Learn more about these common plumbing problems and schedule repairs early to avoid further damage. 

  • Persistent Leaking: A leaky faucet will prove more inconvenient than the audible tap of dripping water. A constant leak tacks on additional costs to your monthly water bill. Most leaks are due to a deteriorated or loosened washer. A prevalence of unique washer sizes and styles make identifying the right piece a challenge. 

Leaks are also prevalent from the base or handle of a faucet. Replacing rusted metal nuts or decomposing rubber stoppers within the faucet may stop the problem. However, applying new sealant or replacing the gasket may be necessary to stop the leak for good. Consult a professional plumber for more information.

  • Plugged Toilets and Drains: For toilet clogs, a plunger should be sufficient for removing most obstructions. Plungers work by changing the pressure within the pipe, using vacuum suction to clear pipes and return function to your toilet.

Clogs in sinks and showers are commonly a result of buildup from food and hair. Removing this buildup regularly is an easy way to prevent clogs. For persistent toilet clogs or sewage back up, call a professional plumbing service to avoid further repairs to the home.

  • Burst Drainage Pipe: When sewage lines under or in your home are damaged, unsanitary fluids may expose your home to a myriad of bacteria. Professional plumbing services offer a wide range of repair options to fix pipes with minimal construction. To reline pipes, HVAC experts use an epoxy liner to repair leaks and reinforce pipes against damage from underground growth. Bursting head technology allows plumbers to replace and break down damaged pipes with one convenient repair.  

Slow drainage, the scent of sewage, or resilient wet spots in the home may indicate a serious sewer drain problem. Before water and sewage permanently damage your home, contact the plumbing and drain experts at Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating. Call (510) 843-6904 or visit us online for more information.


Running Water

What to Look for in a Commercial Plumbing Service

Don’t lose money paying an under-qualified repairman for inferior work. A bit of patience and quick research can go long way toward saving money on home repairs. Read on to find out what you should look for in a commercial plumbing service: 

  • Full Qualifications: There are a few key pieces of information that business owners should review before hiring any repairman. Ensure that the service is fully licensed by the state to perform the repairs your office needs. Also, secure proof of insurance. An uninsured plumber has limited options for compensating a business owner for complications during repair. A dependable plumbing service will provide an easy-to-verify permanent address and phone number. 
  • Positive Customer Feedback: Taking the time to research and compare plumbers can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars on office plumbing repair. Independent sources like the Better Business Bureau and online consumer guides can help you screen for complaints or positive feedback for a company. Don’t forget to ask nearby businesses for advice on local or reliable plumbing services.  
  • Fair Warranty: Any reputable plumbing service should guarantee their work with a warranty. This warranty obligates the plumber to provide additional repairs if their initial work fails to fix the problem. Before signing a work order, review the warranty paperwork to make sure the fine print matches up with a plumber’s promises. 

Hiring a professional, quality plumber can help ensure the work gets done right the first time. For a plumber who possesses all of these qualities and more, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904. We offer sewer inspections, drain cleaning, professional plumbing services and more. Visit us online to learn more about us today. 



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How To Hire the Right Plumber

Basic plumbing education can protect homeowners from neglecting symptoms of serious plumbing problems. Review these resources to spot and prevent water damage from invading your home. To learn more about affordable and sustainable plumbing, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904. 

  • Use this list of tips from the Better Business Bureau to start a relationship with a reliable and honest plumbing service.



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