• Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating Joins with Rebuilding Together of the East Bay

    We had the opportunity to perform a volunteer sewer lateral replacement for Rebuilding Together of the East Bay on April 25, 2013. It was a wonderful experience and we were happy to make positive impact in our community! To learn more about Rebuilding Together, and see how you can help, check out their main website .

    The recipient of the sewer lateral replacement

  • A Look at the Baxi Luna High-Efficiency Boiler

    Switching from an outdated to a high-energy boiler can translate into a major reduction in your energy bill. Our favorite high-efficiency boiler is the Baxi Luna unit. We love using this modern marvel to retrofit radiant heating systems in our clients’ homes. The Baxi Luna only heats water as it is needed, as opposed to past systems that boiled water constantly—which means significant energy savings. Watch this short video to learn more about the Baxi Luna High-Efficiency Boiler! 

    For an experienced heating or plumbing professional in Berkeley, Alameda, or Contra Costa counties, contact Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating. Offering drain cleaning , sewer inspections, sewer line replacement, and more, our family-owned company prides itself on delivering superior customer service and reasonable prices. Call us today at (510) 843-6904 for a free consultation and estimate. 

     

  • Visit These Sites To Find More Information About Replacing A Toilet And Dealing With Drain And Sewer Line Clogs

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    If you’re interested in replacing a toilet or managing a drain or sewer clog, check out the links below for more information.

    • For more information about remedying simple drain clogs, check out this article from Family Handyman .
    • Tree roots in sewer lines can be a major cause of clogging . Read this informative article to learn more.
    • To find out more about indoor water usage and common culprits of water waste, click on this link from the Environmental Protection Agency .
    • Visit this link from HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about how sewer and septic systems function.
    • To learn about how the federal government is replacing their toilets, check out this factsheet from the U.S. Department of Energy. 

    Serving the Berkeley, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties, Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating offers a full line of  plumbing and heating services . Give us a call today at (510) 984-3297 to schedule a consultation.

  • Understanding the Difference Between a Clogged Drain and Clogged Sewer Line

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    Plumbing clogs can range in severity from a slight nuisance to a full-scale plumbing emergency . For example, you may be able to fix a simple drain clog with a plunger, while a clogged sewer line will likely result in an emergency phone call to your plumber. An important step in determining the type of plumbing problem that you have is identifying where the clog is located. If you suspect that you have a clogged drain or a clogged sewer line, you must first confirm the clog’s existence. Here are a few signs that can help you tell the difference between a drain clog and a sewer clog.

    Clogged Drain
    A drain clog is generally isolated to a single fixture in your home. For example, your kitchen sink may back up while the rest of your home drains function properly. If, after clearing the kitchen sink’s clog, water runs freely again, you can usually safely assume that the problem was isolated to the drain and is not the result of a sewer line backup. Most minor clogs can be resolved with liquid drain cleaner, a plunger, or other techniques . However, if your attempts to unclog your drain are unsuccessful, don’t hesitate to contact your plumber for assistance.

    Clogged Sewer Line
    A clogged sewer line is a serious problem that can ultimately result in sewage backing up into your home. However, prior to a sewage backup, the most obvious sign of a clogged sewer line is when more than one plumbing fixture is affected. If your toilet, tub, and sink are simultaneously backed up, you can probably assume that you have a clogged sewer line. In general, toilets will be the first fixtures to be impacted, since toilets have the most direct path to the sewer. If you suspect a clogged sewer line, contact your area plumbing professional right away.

    For assistance in managing a clogged sewer line, contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 984-3297.  Serving the Berkeley, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties, our experienced and professional team can provide a full range of plumbing solutions . Call us today for a consultation, or visit us online for more information.

  • Common Reasons to Have a Toilet Replaced

    Modern Bathroom

    If your toilet is backing up or leaking considerably, the need for replacement is obvious. However, you may want to also consider asking your plumber about toilet replacement for any number of other, less apparent reasons. Read on to learn about a few common reasons that you may opt to have your toilet replaced.

    Your Toilet is Malfunctioning
    While a toilet that is regularly breaking or backing up may seem like little more than an ongoing nuisance, recurring water damage can wreak havoc on your home. Water damage can ruin your home’s flooring or subflooring and, in extreme cases, may leak into the rooms below your bathroom. If your toilet consistently breaks down, replacement can spare you a major headache.

    Your Toilet is Inefficient
    Your older toilet may be racking up your water bill. According to the Environmental Protection Agency , older toilets can use between 3.5 and 7 gallons of water per flush. Modern, water-efficient units require, on average, 75 percent less water to function. To slash your utility bill, consider asking your plumber to install a new, water-efficient toilet.

    Your Toilet is Ugly
    While it may seem like a minor thing, a toilet can impact the overall aesthetic of a room. Older models may prove to be an unsightly eyesore and take away from the overall tone of the space. Unlike their older counterparts, modern toilets come in a wide variety of colors and styles, making it easy to find one that will complement your space.

    Your Toilet is Uncomfortable
    Since we spend a considerable amount of time on the toilet, it is one seat worth investing in for added comfort. When purchasing a new toilet, consider the seat size and style and your toilet’s height. In most cases, each of these features can be adjusted to best accommodate the needs of you and your family. Ask your plumber about toilet feature options prior to installation.

    If you are interested in having your toilet replaced, call (510) 984-3297 today. Our experienced and professional team at Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating can assist you with toilet installation or repair.