• Happy Halloween from Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating!

    Happy Halloween!

    Mario and Luigi search for a highly rated Diamond Certified and Angie’s List plumbing company in the East Bay because they are so busy and need reliable help.  Guess who they find in their web search?

  • Exploring the Air Filtration Services Available from Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating

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    Contaminants in the air we breathe can flare up allergies, trigger asthma attacks, and cause bronchial and respiratory infections. While there is little we can do individually to avoid contaminants in the outdoor air we breathe, we can clean up the air inside our homes by having our air ducts cleaned every few years and an air filtration system professionally installed.

    Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating, a well-respected plumbing and air duct cleaning company in Berkeley, carries and installs the finest air filtration systems on the market. Abatement Technologies’ HEPA-AIRE 2400, our filtration system of choice, uses a four-stage system to remove virtually all contaminants in a home’s air supply.

    Are you ready to take the next step toward making your home’s air supply as pollutant-free as is possible? If you live in the Berkeley, CA area, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904 to schedule a duct cleaning or air filtration system installation appointment today.

  • Even a Golem Needs To Do His Business!

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    Even a Golem needs a place to do his business!

  • The Patented Cleaning Process Using Abatement Technologies Cleaning Equipment

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    When you think about the fact that more than half of the breathing you do takes place at home, it makes sense to prioritize air quality in your house. To achieve good air quality at home, it is essential that you have your air ducts professionally cleaned every few years. Many plumbers and HVAC professionals offer air duct cleaning services , but some are more effective than others. To learn about the patented process that Albert Nahman Plumbing uses when cleaning air ducts using industry leading Abatement Technologies cleaning equipment, continue reading below.

    Careful Preparation
    Part of what makes this duct cleaning process so effective is the planning and preparation that is done before any Abatement Technologies cleaning equipment is used. First, your ductwork’s supply and return networks are separated into zones so that they can be cleaned individually. Then, a strategic cleaning plan is drawn up that ensures dust and debris from areas located closer to the HEPA-AIRE Vacuum do not make their way away from the vacuum to further parts that have already been cleaned.

    High Velocity Air Movement
    The HEPA-Aire Vacuum is powerful enough to dislodge even the most stubborn contaminants, sucking them into its collection unit.

    Thorough Cleaning of All Parts
    Each duct zone is cleaned thoroughly and independently, using multiple devices that together work to ensure no particulates are left behind after the cleaning. Abatement Technologies has developed power brushes, rods, and duct whips that can blast, scrape, and suck all types of contaminants.

    Capping of Access Holes
    Once every mold spore and dust mite has been removed from your ductwork, we cap the access holes we used for entry so that no dust or contaminants can enter through them.

    By the time an Albert Nahman Plumbing professional has carried out this patented cleaning process in your home’s ductwork, your air ducts will be as good as new. To speak with a Berkeley-based plumbing professional about this state-of-the-art duct cleaning process or any of the plumbing services we offer, call (510) 843-6904.

  • Bathroom Makeover Courtesy of Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating!

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    Marlon with the help of Jose do a bathroom makeover with new tile shower pan, valve, toilet, lavatory and faucet…what a dramatic improvement!

  • Getting Your Pipes Ready for Cooler Temperatures

    As plumbing professionals can attest to, frozen pipes tend to be as great a problem in areas where the temperature rarely drops below freezing as they are in areas that are known for their bitter cold winters. With its cool summer Mediterranean climate, the East Bay Area is such a region.

    For advice on how you can cost-effectively safeguard your home’s pipes from cold winds and freezing temperatures, watch this brief news clip. In it, an experienced plumber discussed the most common cold-weather plumbing problems and offers practical advice that could end up saving you thousands of dollars.

    A number of the preventative measures discussed in this video are easy DIY projects. If you are concerned that your water heater might not make it through the winter or you suspect that there is a leak in your water main, however, you should seek the help of a plumbing professional. To arrange to have a courteous and experienced plumber service your Alameda or Contra Costa County home, call Albert Nahman Plumbing at (510) 843-6904.

  • Understanding the Causes of Common Drain Problems

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    Modern plumbing provides us with an array of conveniences that most of us take for granted. The nature of residential and commercial plumbing networks, however, is such that maintenance and care are vital if major plumbing problems are to be avoided. Even when all necessary precautions are taken, minor issues such as clogged drains can occur.

    The accumulation of hair and grease are the two most common sources of drain problems that are caused by man. External causes of drain problems include root growth and movement of dirt around the drain line. Some drain problems can be easily fixed by homeowners, but others require the expertise of a trained plumbing professional.

    If your Berkeley, Alameda, or Costa Contra County home has a drain problem and you think an electric snake be required in order to resolve it, Albert Nahman Plumbing is here for you. To inquire about our hydrojetting and other drain cleaning and repair services , call (510) 843-6904.


  • Preparing Your Plumbing for Fall

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    Summer has ended; and while that may not mean much for residents of San Francisco proper, those living in the East Bay area can expect temperatures to fall with the leaves in their backyard. Because freezing temperatures are rare in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, many homeowners in the area falsely believe that they do not have to worry about pipes bursting and other cold-weather plumbing concerns. To prevent a potentially catastrophic and painfully expensive plumbing accident from occurring on your property, take the following precautions before winter arrives.

    Clean and Insulate Pipes
    Insulating plumbing pipes in the East Bay Area is almost certain to prevent them from freezing and bursting. Hire a professional to thoroughly clean and then insulate any pipes located in or outside of your home that may be susceptible to freezing. Disconnecting hoses and covering hose bibs with faucet protectors is another wise measure you may want to take.

    Check Your Water Heater
    Have you noticed that you can’t get as much hot water when you shower as you once could or that the water no longer gets as hot as it once did? If your water heater is old, it may be time to replace it. Consult a plumber for a professional opinion, and arrange to have your hot water heater replaced if need be so that you don’t have to take any cold showers this winter.

    Before You Leave for Vacation
    If you plan to travel anywhere later this fall or winter, locate and close the valve to your main water supply line before you leave. This will ensure that you don’t come back to a house that has flooded or been plagued by cracked pipes.

    Did your pre-winter plumbing assessment reveal that the piping under your home has been damaged by tree root growth or that something else is amiss with your home’s plumbing? If so, it is in your best interest to contact a plumbing professional as soon as possible. With more than 25 years of experience serving Alameda and Costa Contra counties, the professionals at Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating are equipped and qualified to handle any plumbing problems you may encounter this winter. To schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated plumbers, call (510) 843-6904.