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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.


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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.



Fix a Clogged Toilet

Clogged toilets are inconvenient and unsanitary. Preparing your home to deal with a clog can help prevent unappealing odors from permeating through your entire home. This video offers simple-to-follow instructions for fixing a toilet clog. 

This video describes guidelines for checking water height. Watch this video to discover the most effective plunger style and techniques for clearing a toilet clog. Be sure to transport and store your plunger using sanitary methods. 

When a leaky pipe requires chronic repair and maintenance, speak with the experts at Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating. We offer reliable plumbing service, decades of experience, and a 20-year warranty to Oakland and Hayward residents. To schedule an estimate, call our home office at (510) 843-6904.


Signs Your Home Needs to Be Repiped

No matter how well you care for it, old plumbing clogs more easily than new plumbing. If you find yourself spending all your time and money cleaning your drains and repairing leaks, then research the age and quality of the pipes in your home and call for a sewer inspection. Don’t wait until your drains smell and your house is overrun with water before calling a professional plumbing service. Here are a few signs you might need to repipe your home: 

  • A loss of water pressure: As much as 80% of the water pressure in a home may disappear as the plumbing deteriorates. This can mean low-pressure showers or the washing machine taking a long time to fill with water. If this becomes noticeable, then call a plumber for a sewer inspection before your pipes begin to smell or leak. 
  • Leaks: If the water stops working completely, then your pipes are most likely leaking somewhere. In the short term, it is cheaper to pay a plumber to locate and repair the leak. In the long term, however, owners of homes with worn-out piping can expect to find themselves in the same situation again and again until they replace the old pipes. Consult with your plumbing professional for more information on the condition of your pipes and repiping your home

If you're experiencing a loss of water pressure or leaks throughout your home, then call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904 or visit our website. The information you get from the inspection will be invaluable as you make the decision to repipe now or in the future. If you are considering repiping your home, then contact us today for an estimate.

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