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.

Avoid the Plumbing Blues with Preventative Home Maintenance.

Homeowners know that plumbing can be an expensive and time-consuming problem if things get out of hand.  That's why it's a good idea to take preventative measures to extend the life of your plumbing and to avoid unnecessary damage.

Here are some preventative tips that don't require an expert plumber.

Prevent Drain Clogs

  • Regular rinsing of the drains with hot water can help remove hair and debris that gradually collect.  Try to do this once a week.  Also, be sure to plunge any backed up drain as soon as possible to avoid further drain cleaning.
  • Likewise, plunge backed up drains as soon as possible.  By plunging small clogs, you'll avoid any major clog problems.
  • Use a hair stopper or drain protector.  This is especially useful over a shower drain and will keep hair where it belongs (out of your plumbing).

Leaving Town?

  • If you're going on a long trip and won't be using the water for an extended period of time, shut it off.  This way you will avoid the possibility of water damage that can result from a leak.  Better yet, have a professional check for leaks.  This way you'll avoid that damage no matter what.
  • Don't turn your heat off.  Keep your heat on low when you go on vacation, so that your water stays at a moving level and won't freeze.  Also, be sure to disconnect outdoor water hoses when it gets cold.  These simple actions will save your plumbing in the long run.

At Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating, we've been serving Northern California for over 25 years and know the importance of maintaining healthy plumbing.  If you would like a timely and skilled assessment of your plumbing needs, give us a call at 510-843-6904 or visit our website.  We guarantee customer satisfaction, and we'll make sure you have a price before the work is done.

Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating Radiant Boiler Installation Pictures!

Here are some Successful completion pictures of Radiant Boiler Installation with happy customer.

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For services and products, visit us on the Web today! Call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating today - (510) 843-6904.

Radiant Boiler Installation

5 Benefits of Having a Tankless Water Heater

Considering going tankless??

Here are 5 benefits of having a Tankless Water Heater:

  1. Energy Efficient - Up to twenty percent of a home's energy use comes from heating water for things you do every day, like bathing, laundry, and washing dishes.  A standard water heater consumes energy round the clock to keep the water in its tank hot, but a tankless water heater only heats water when you need it. This reduces your carbon foot print by reducing the energy demand from natural gas or coal-burning power plants.  And because most tankless water heaters only electricity, they can easily run on electricity from renewable sources like wind or solar power.
  2. Money Saving - Tankless water heaters save a typical family anywhere from 11% to 69% off their hot water heating bill, because they are not continuously running like a conventional storage model.  And if you live in Southern California, you may qualify for a rebate of up to $200 when you replace a conventional tank-type water heater with an energy-efficient tankless heater.
  3. Continuous Hot Water - You'll never get a blast of cold water in the middle of a shower with a tankless water heater.  Often called, "on-demand water heating," tankless heaters only heat water as you need it.  Once the faucet is open, water flows into the heater where a sensor turns on the heating mechanism.  Water flows through the heating coils as it reaches the desired temperature.
  4. Space Saving - Tankless water heaters are small, and your plumber can mount it to your wall, unlike bulky conventional water heaters.  You gain a closet's worth of space in your basement or utility room.  And with outdoor tankless water heaters installed by your plumber, you do not have to worry about ventilation or any effect on the interior of your home.
  5. Low Maintenance - With a life expectancy of 20 years, tankless water heaters long outlast standard water heaters.  And since there is not tank, leaks and water damage become a thing of the past.

Considering going tankless?  For the East Bay area, try Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating where you'll receive a 5 year warranty with new instantiations and a free one-year check-up.  We offer one-day installation so you won't have to go a day without hot water. We also specialize in sewer inspections and drain cleaning. Call today for a free estimate - (510) 843-6904.

Takagi TH-2 tankless heater

Features and Benefits of the ACT-E1 Autocirc Pump

Are you in the market for a new water heater? There are a lot of options, with a tank or even tankless.

Did you know? This is an informative article from Smart plumbing about the ACT-E1 Autocirc Pump. "The average four person family saves an average 46 gallons a day in water by installing one ACT-E1 under their sink with no additional plumbing line needed. The revolutionary ACT-E1 pump delivers instant hot water to every faucet in the house, no matter the distance." For more information about water heaters, click here.

For services, products, energy saving tips, or to schedule a septic diagnosis, visit us on the Web today! Call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating today - (510) 843-6904.

Oh No, Plumbing Disasters!

Do-it-yourself or damage-it-yourself?  We've all seen the sitcoms where the guy has the water heater held together with adhesive bandages and paper clips.  If you thought that was bad, then wait until you see these hilarious plumbing disasters

We understand that some people are just plain afraid of going to a professional plumber.  You don't know when they will show up or even if they are any good.

Luckily, with Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating you won't have to worry about any of that.  Not only did we win a Super Service Award from Angie's List in 2009, but we've also been Diamond Certified for the past eight years with Northern California’s most rigorous customer satisfaction research of local companies.  And Albert Nahman's offers two-hour appoitment windows, so you won't spend all day waiting for the plumber.  Don't let your home plumbing end up in the a sequal video.

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