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    A proper plumbing system is one of the most important aspects of a home—and one of the most difficult to repair. If you are experiencing a plumbing issue, it’s always best to call a professional for help. For more information, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904.

    Are you looking for ways to reduce your water usage ? If so, check out this page.

    During the winter, frozen pipes can be a serious problem. Learn how to protect your pipes at RedCross.org.

    If you need help choosing a new water heater , head over to this page from EnergyStar.gov.

    Do you want to know how your home’s plumbing system works? Visit HowStuffWorks.com.

    If you’re in the market for a new water heater, a tankless unit is a good way to go. Learn more at EnergySavers.gov. 

  • 5 Tips for Reducing Your Household Water Use

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    Are you looking for a way to live green and save some money at the same time? While plumbing and HVAC upgrades can help your home be more environmentally friendly, developing environmental habits can also have a big impact. Reducing your household’s water consumption, for example, is easy to do, doesn’t cost much money, and will help preserve clean water supplies. Here are five easy, inexpensive ways to save water at home:

                      1.      Turn Off the Tap

    This may seem obvious, but it may be one of the more challenging habits to implement. Remembering to turn the water off in between washing dishes, brushing your teeth, or shaving can be tough. However, remembering to do this can help you save hundreds of gallons of water every year. 

    2.      Use Low-Flow Shower Heads

     

     

    Did you know that many showerheads can use up to three gallons of water a minute? That’s much more water than you need to get nice and clean. Installing low-flow shower heads can help you save up to 750 gallons of water a month.

    3.      Repair Your Plumbing

    Fixing your home’s leaky or damaged plumbing can help to reduce the amount of water that is wasted. Plus, it can help you avoid water damage, mold growth, and other problems associated with leaky pipes.

    4.      Store Cold Water in the Fridge

    Do you ever wait for tap water to get cold before filling your glass? Instead of wasting all that water, fill up a pitcher with lukewarm water and store it in the fridge. This gives you easy access to crisp, cool water when you need it.

    5.      Fill Your Washing Machine and Dishwasher

    Finally, only run your washing machine or dishwasher when you have a full load. This helps to use water more efficiently and will also cut down on your monthly electrical costs.

    For more water saving tips, contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating today. We serve the entire Bay Area with expert plumbing, sewer inspection, and drain cleaning services. Call (510) 843-6904 to learn more about our services.

  • Albert’s Blog: How To Shut Off Water in an Emergency

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    The most common type of plumbing emergency is the water leak.  This article will cover domestic (fresh water) cold or hot water leaks  under pressure   as opposed to drainage (brown or grey water) leaks that flow by  gravity .  Although all leaks are critical from the standpoint of their potential for damage or from a conservationist perspective, one must evaluate and triage based on the criticalness of the problem.

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    For all your plumbing needs, contact  Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating . Our skilled technicians will carefully analyze your current system and, if necessary, install a new tankless unit. If you have questions, call us at (510) 843-6904. 

     

  • Debunking Tankless Water Heater Myths

    Tankless water heaters are seen by many in the plumbing industry as the way of the future. However, there’s a lot of confusion and misinformation about how tankless water heaters work and how they’re different from traditional tank water heaters.

    This video can help you learn more about what tankless water heater ownership would actually be like. That way, you’ll know exactly what to expect when your plumber installs your brand new system.

    For expert tankless water heater installation and maintenance, contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating. We serve the entire Bay Area including Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Concord, and Berkeley with high-quality plumbing, drain, and sewer services . Call (510) 843-6904 to learn more today.

  • The Benefits of Enrolling in a Plumbing Maintenance Program

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    Because plumbing is such an important aspect of your home, you want to make sure it’s working properly at all times. Whenever there’s a problem, you call a plumber. However, wouldn’t it be better to catch problems before they happen? Here are a few of the benefits of enrolling in Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating’s Diamond Club plumbing maintenance program: 

    • Priority Service

    When you enroll Albert Nahman’s Diamond Club, you immediately go to the front of the line. Whenever you need service, a skilled technician will be at your door in less than two hours. For only $7.95 a month, you’ll enjoy year-round assistance with any and all plumbing issues. Even if you have a simple question, just give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer it.      

    • Discounts on Repairs

    By joining the Diamond Club, you’ll get 25% off on all repairs, no matter how extensive they may be. You’ll also receive a two-year guarantee on any and all repair jobs. The best part is that your membership is essentially free during the first 30 months—if you wish, your accumulated monthly dues can go toward any future product or service.   

    • Free Maintenance

    In addition to priority service and enormous discounts on all repairs, you’ll receive a free annual inspection that is valued at $200. One of our skilled technicians will inspect your home’s entire plumbing system , checking for leaks and corrosion, and making all the proper adjustments along the way. Considering that you’ll only pay $95 a year, the free inspection alone makes joining the Diamond Club an outstanding deal. 

    If you’re considering joining the Diamond Club, contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating for more information. We’ve been serving the East Bay area for over 25 years, assembling a team of the finest plumbers and technicians around. If any aspect of your plumbing or heating needs a repair, we’re the team for the job. Call us at (510) 843-6904 to learn more

     

  • Albert’s Blog: The Argument For Going Green

    I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference where the actor and well known environmentalist, Ed Begley Jr. spoke to a group of about 500 plumbers, roofers, electricians and HVAC professionals.  Ed Begley Jr. is one of  my  heroes, but I wondered how he might be received by this generally conservative group of small business owners from all over the U.S and Canada. 

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     Call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904 for more information on our plumbing, drain cleaning, and sewer services in the Berkeley area. 

  • 3 Signs Your Water Heater Is About To Go Out

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    Washing dishes, taking showers, washing your hands are just a few times when hot water is important in your home. Though your water heater may have performed well for a number of years, there will come a time when it needs to be replaced. Here are a few signs that your water heater has reached the end of its life:

      1.      Your Water Takes a Long Time to Heat Up

    If your water is taking a noticeably longer time to heat up, call a professional right away. The heating element of your water heater is likely on its way out and needs to be replaced. However, replacing the heating element is only worth it if your water heater is less than seven years old—otherwise, you should consider investing in a new water heater.   

      2.      Your Water Looks Dirty or Smells Bad

    Your water should be clear and have no discernible scent. Dirty, malodorous water could be the result of rust or sediment buildup in your water heater. If you notice any unpleasant water, you should check the water heater itself: If you see rust, water pooling beneath, or anything out of the ordinary, it may be time for a new water heater.  

      3.      Your Water Bill Is through the Roof

    A water heater that is over ten years old won’t work as well as a new one, particularly since new tankless water heaters are so efficient. If you notice that your water bill is higher than usual, you should strongly consider getting rid of your old unit and replacing it with a tankless water heater. 

    If you suspect that your water heater is on its last legs, contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating . Our skilled technicians will carefully analyze your current system and, if necessary, install a new tankless unit. If you have questions, call us at (510) 843-6904. 

     

  • How To Deal With Banging Pipes

    Few things are more annoying than noisy pipes. But what can you do when nothing is leaking and there is no obvious problem? A reader from SF gate wrote in askign for advice. Click here to see how to solve the problem.

    If you have a plumbing problem, contact  Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating  at (510) 843-6904 for more information on repiping services in the Berkeley area.