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3 Reasons Homeowners Require Sewer and Drain Service

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Taking care of your plumbing is extremely important to ensuring long-term performance and safety. However, problems with your sewer lines and drains are bound to happen every once in a while. There are a number of different issues with your sewer lines and drains that may arise over time, so make sure that you’re prepared with the phone number of a local drain and sewer cleaning service! Here are some potential drain and sewer problems you may run into:

 1.      FOGG-Related Clogs

FOGG is an acronym used throughout the plumbing industry which stands for fat, oil, grease, and grit. These four drain-cloggers are among the most dangerous everyday materials that people pour into their drains without thinking twice. These items appear harmless and fluid, but can quickly coagulate and cause severe sewer line clogs. If you have a FOGG-related clog at home, then call a plumber right away to clear it safely.

 2.      Tree Root Infiltration

Another common drain and sewer line problem is the clogging of plumbing by tree roots. Tree roots are always in search of reliable sources of nutrients and water. Naturally, your sewer line is the perfect source for both of these things, so tree roots will be drawn to them. Over time, tree roots can actually break into your plumbing and spread, causing severe clogs and backups. To repair root damage, contact a plumber who specializes in trenchless plumbing repair.

 3.      Backup Prevention

Backups can happen due to serious clogs, burst plumbing, and problems at your local water utility. To help protect homes from water damage and sewer water pathogens, your plumber can help you devise ways to prevent sewer water backups. One of the most effective ways is to install a backflow valve, which allows water to flow out of your home, while blocking water from flowing in reverse. 

To learn more about protecting your plumbing from these problems, contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating. We provide professional plumbing, sewer, and drain cleaning services throughout the Berkeley area. Call (510) 843-6904 for more information.

 

Wondering How Tankless Water Heaters Work? Read This!

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If you’d like to learn more about the plumbing maintenance and tankless water heaters, then click on these interesting links from around the web. Call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating for expert plumbing services in the Berkeley area at (510) 843-6904. 

  • For more information on preventing root infiltration, check out this page from SewerSmart.org
  • Check out this article from TheDailyGreen.com to learn about the benefits of using a tankless water heater
  • To learn about how water heaters are installed, visit this page from ThisOldHouse.com.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes and a Call to the Plumber

Frozen pipes are not just inconvenient—they can actually burst and cause thousands of dollars in damage. Preventing your pipes from freezing will ensure that your home and plumbing stay safe all winter long. 

This video discusses some of the ways that you can prevent your home’s plumbing from freezing. These methods are all simple, inexpensive, and can be implemented throughout the entire home in less than a day. 

Professional plumbing services will also help to keep your home’s plumbing in great shape this winter. Call the experts at Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904 for the very best plumbing, drain cleaning, and sewer inspection services in the Berkeley area today

 

Happy Thanksgiving from Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from everyone at Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating.

Talk Sh*t All Week for World Toilet Day

No invention has saved more lives than the toilet. Effective waste removal has made life healthier for millions of people. There are still billions more that lack one. Donate your Facebook status or a tweet once a day to raise awareness. 

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