Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating
We are your plumbing & heating system's best friend. We've been serving Berkeley, Alameda & Contra Costa counties for over 25 years. Call for a free estimate.

Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating - What's Okay to Put Down a Garbage Disposal

Having a garbage disposal can make life in the kitchen so much easier.  You won’t have to take out the garbage as often and smelly leftovers can go down the drain instead of in your trash can.  Garbage disposals aren't perfect, though, and it's important that you know what can and cannot be put down the disposal.  

Watch this video for some information that will help you determine what can be put down the garbage disposal.  Remember that garbage disposal blades can break if you try and put anything too dense and solid down the drain.  You should also avoid letting grease go down the drain, as it can effect both the disposal and your plumbing, leading to clogs.  

If you are having problem with your garbage disposal, then call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904 for professional plumbing assistance.  

Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating - Have Had Your Earthquake Valves Checked Recently?

How many times have you wondered if you're really ready for a big earthquake?  We know that the "big one" will occur, but when?  This uncertainty is a fact of Bay Area life that we somehow can't quite get used to.  In uncertain times, there is something that we can do to protect our homes  and loved ones from fires resulting from an earthquake and the best part is that it works automatically. 

Automatic Gas Shut Off Valves 

We know that fire from a ruptured or leaking gas line is one of the main devastating consequences of a big quake. As natural gas  accumulates in an unvented space, it can be ignited from a spark caused simply by turning on a light switch.  Every home in a fault zone should be equipped with an automatic gas shut-off valve, which will interrupt the main gas supply at the PGE meter during a 5.4 magnitude or greater earthquake...automatically.

EQ valves have become mandatory when applying for a building permit in Contra Costa County and undoubtedly other jurisdictions will follow.  Currently, there are a variety of products on the market that perform this task well, but one of the best  is the Little Firefighter  which is a simple, well-made device and carries a 30 year manufacturers' warranty.  Whenever feasible, we prefer to install the "optional" stabilizing bracket which will help prevent annoying  "false trips".  As for a free estimate  (in most cases you don't even need to be home).  Also, we offer neighborhood discounts.

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Albert Nahman is a local Berkeley plumbing contractor.  A New Jersey native, Albert is celebrating 30 years of business in the plumbing industry.  Albert and his wife Margie and their three children Anneka, Amelia and Sam have attended Berkeley public schools and local universities.  Albert and Margie are the proud grandparents of 14 month old, Santana.

For a list of new products, services, energy saving tips, or to schedule an appointment, visit us on the web  or call - (510) 843-6904.

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Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating - 3 Tips for Keeping Your Water Heater in Top Condition

Water heaters are one of the most taken for granted appliances in our homes. Often locked away in a closet or the garage, we tend to forget about them until there is a catastrophic problem and we have to call an emergency plumber. 

However, there are some ways to avoid these plumbing catastrophes and keep your water heater running like new for years. To keep your water heater running efficiently, all it takes is a little maintenance that you don't even need a plumber for. 

  1. Lower the temperature. Lowering the hot water temperature will prevent your water heater from overheating and save you money on your energy bill. Your water heater accounts for about 20% of your home's energy budget; dialing it down a little can save you a lot.
  2. Flush your water heater. There is a little valve at the bottom of every water heater to drain it. Carefully use this valve to drain a couple of gallons ever few months and you'll flush out the corrosion and sediment from your plumbing, keeping your water heater running smoothly.
  3. Check the valve. On most water heaters, there’s a temperature and pressure valve that keeps your water heater from overheating and building up too much pressure. Consult your owner’s manual and check it regularly to make sure it's functioning. 

Performing these 3 simple steps regularly can keep your water heater running efficiently and save you from a plumbing disaster. If you've ever known someone who has had a water heater fail, then you already know these steps are worth taking. 

If you don't feel like dealing with your water heater yourself, then the pros at Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating can just take care of your water heater for you. Give us a call and we'll come out and make sure your water heater is running efficiently, or if you need a new one, we can do that too.

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Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating - Want to Learn More About Your Plumbing System? Read These Articles

Your water heater and plumbing in general are so important, and yet so many home owners know next to nothing about them. If you have any questions regarding our recent blogs, then these resources just might have your answers! 

  • If you're looking for the best investments in your home, including plumbing, then check out this Forbes article
  • There are a lot of ways in which plumbing renovations can add value to your home. Check out this page for more information. 
  • There's no secret method to keeping your water heater in top shape. Just follow these simple steps.

If you don't feel like dealing with your plumbing problems yourself, then the pros at Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating can just take care of things for you.  Our services not only include water heater installation, but cover sewer inspecting and drain cleaning as well. Call today (510) 843-6904      

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Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating: How to Troubleshoot Low Water Pressure

Do you have a faucet that’s begun to flow slowly? The fix for low water pressure might be simpler than you think. 

In this video clip you'll learn how to check your faucet for problems that may be causing low water pressure. If just one faucet in your house is affected, then check the faucet’s screen filters.  These filters can get clogged, restricting the flow of water. 

If low water pressure is plaguing your entire household, then it’s time to call the professionals. For reliable and effective plumbing services, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating. One of our professional plumbers will come out and solve your problem right away! Visit us on the Web today or call - (510) 843-6904.

 

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