• 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. 

    Click here to read more. 

  • 3 Tips for Avoiding a Sewer Disaster

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    Your home’s sewer lines are a complicated system of pipes that are specially designed to safely move water in and out of the home. To ensure proper functioning, it’s important to understand how to care for and safely use your drains. Here are some helpful sewer and drain tips to help you prevent sewer disasters:

      1.      Keep FOGG Out of the Drain

    The first and perhaps most important tip is to be mindful of how you dispose of seemingly drain-friendly wastes. Fats, oils, greases, and grit, also known as FOGG , should never be disposed of in the sewer system. These materials can congeal in your sewer lines, which will restrict wastewater flow and cause backups or clogs. If you have to think twice about how to dispose of an item, then the trash is the best option.

      2.      Help Kids Develop Good Drain Disposal Habits

    If you have children, then you’ve probably already experienced a few drain-related issues. Young children (and even some adults!) don’t understand that putting strange objects into drains and toilets can lead to serious sewer problems. Teach your kids that non-bathroom items should never go in the toilet at an early age to prevent plumbing problems.

      3.      Avoid Root Infiltration

    In addition to caring for the plumbing inside the home, you should also be mindful of the plumbing outside. Tree root infiltration is one of the leading causes of outdoor sewer damage. Have your property inspected before new trees are planted to ensure that sewer laterals and lines are not at risk of damage. 

    If your home’s sewer system is experiencing backups, leaks, or any other kind of issue, then don’t wait—call a professional plumber right away. For the very best plumbing, drain, and sewer repair services in the Berkeley area, contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating . Call (510) 843-6904 for a free estimate today.

     

  • How Is a Tankless Water Heater Installed?

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    If you’re interested in making your home more energy efficient, then a tankless water heater is the way to go. Because tankless water heater installation involves working with highly sensitive plumbing and gas lines, it’s best to leave this task to an experienced plumber. Here are some of the basic steps your plumber will take when installing your tankless water heater

    • Remove Your Old Water Heater

    If you are installing a whole-house tankless water heater, then your old water heater should be removed. Your plumber will determine whether or not the location of the old water heater is ideal for the new one. If not, then your plumber will patch up the open plumbing and gas lines or reroute them to another location inside or outside of the home. 

    • Mount the Tankless Water Heater

    Tankless water heaters are designed to be wall-mounted to save space and make access and maintenance simple. Before mounting, your plumber will create access to plumbing and gas lines for your new water heater. 

    • Install Venting

    Much like your old water heater, your tankless water heater will have to be properly vented to dispel emissions produced by the heating process. If your water heater is designed for the outdoors, then this process is fairly simple and may not involve additional work. 

    • Connect Water and Energy Supply

    Next, your plumber will connect the copper piping used to supply water and propane to your tankless water heater. Your plumber will also install plumbing fixtures that will allow you to flush your tankless water heater with vinegar to prevent sedimentation. 

    • Perform an Inspection

    Finally, your plumber will perform a quick inspection to ensure there are no leaks and that the water heater is performing properly. 

    For tankless water heater installation in the Berkeley area, contact the professional plumbers of Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating . Visit us online or call (510) 843-6904 for a free estimate on water heater installation. 

     

  • 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.