• Fixing a Leaky Cartridge Faucet

    While many home repairs require the expertise of a plumber, there are a few household plumbing problems that the average homeowner can handle themselves. Watch this video to learn how to fix a leaky cartridge faucet.

    First, turn off the water running to the faucet. Second, remove the handle and then unscrew the retainer nut. Third, remove the cartridge and replace it with a new one. Finally, screw the retainer nut and then the handle back in place and turn on the water.

    If you’re dealing with a more serious water leak, then contact Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating by calling (510) 843-6904. We offer experienced and reliable Berkeley plumbing services to keep your home’s pipes working properly.

  • Looking at Common Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality

    Does anyone in your family experience headaches, dizziness, allergies, asthma, sinus congestion, or eye irritation while in your home? If so, then symptoms like these can indicate a problem with your indoor air quality . There are some common causes of this problem that are found by AC technicians and plumbers:

    HVAC Problems

    When your home’s cooling and heating system is ignored and left without maintenance for extended periods, this can allow problems to develop that affect the quality of your indoor air. The system’s air filters, for example, may need to be cleaned or replaced as often as once per month to clean dust, dander, and other debris from the air that circulates through the unit in an efficient way. Also, damage to the unit or the air ducts can allow contaminants to enter the system, which may then be circulated throughout your home. For these reasons, scheduling regular HVAC maintenance is important.

    Poor Ventilation

    Another common cause of poor indoor air quality is a lack of fresh air getting into the home. When a building is deficient in ventilation, this can cause contaminated air, aggravating allergens, and other debris to accumulate in the air and affect your family’s health and comfort. If you’re worried about your home’s ventilation, speak with an HVAC technician about your options.

    Mold Growth

    When part of your plumbing is leaking, even a small amount of water can damage your home. In addition to this, plumbing leaks increase the moisture in the affected area and can create an ideal environment for mold to grow. Once mold takes hold, it can spread and affect other areas of your home. Mold growth is a common cause of reduced indoor air quality because the spores that it produces can cause an allergic reaction or more severe symptoms in some individuals.

    Are you concerned about the quality of your home’s indoor air? If so, then call Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating at (510) 843-6904. Our Berkeley plumbers and AC technicians can address a broad range of problems that affect your home’s indoor air quality .

  • Why You Should Consider Having Your Air Ducts Cleaned This Fall

    If you are planning on scheduling services for your heating system this season, you may want to ask your HVAC maintenance professional about the benefits of air duct cleaning. Over the spring and summer months, your air ducts can get clogged with pollen, dirt, dust, and other allergens. During an air duct cleaning appointment, a technician will use specialized suction equipment to completely remove all traces of dirty buildup and debris from your heating ducts. You will be left with a clean system that is ready to perform efficiently, throughout the winter season.

    To hear more about the benefits of air duct cleaning , contact Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating. We are pleased to offer heating services in Berkeley, and we will get your HVAC system ready for the cold months that are ahead. Call us at (510) 843-6904 to schedule your next heating service appointment.