• Should You Get a Water Filtration System?

    Everyone wants to know that the water they are drinking is as clean and pure as possible, but it can be hard to know for sure if the water coming from your taps meets this standard. Bottled water is an option, but plastic bottles are bad for the environment and can be costly. Fortunately, your plumber has an option that can solve these issues: a water filtration system. Could such a system be right for you? Here is what you need to know.  

     

    A water filtration system is the last layer of defense between your town’s public filtration system and your taps. Although public filtration systems do a good job of keeping the public water supply clear of many contaminants, runoff from chemicals used in landscaping and other pollutants that can enter the water supply between the treatment facility and your home. Water filtration in your home will remove all of the remaining contaminants before your family takes their first sip.  

     

    For more information about water filtration systems, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating. Our plumbers in Berkeley are experts in filtration system installation and repairs. For more information about our plumbing services, call (510) 843-6904. 

  • Tips for Saving on AC Costs 

      

    You can’t face summer without air conditioning, but running your AC can be costly. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce the expense of running your AC while still staying comfortable in your home.  

     

    Watch this video for tips for cutting your AC costs. Something as simple as closing your curtains or not running your dryer during the daytime hours could make your home dramatically cooler, so that your AC runs less.  

     

    Keeping your HVAC system in good condition is another way to ensure it is running as efficiently as possible. Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating can help with AC tune-ups and repairs. Schedule an appointment for AC service in Berkeley by calling (510) 843-6904. 

  • Exploring the Cost-Saving Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Repair 

    Problems with sewer lines are something that no homeowner likes to face. The reason that homeowners dread sewer repairs so much is that they envision a disruptive, expensive process of digging up landscaping to locate the problem and make the necessary repairs. Fortunately, plumbers today have a different solution to offer: trenchless sewer repair. With trenchless repairs, your plumbers don’t have to dig up your yard to expose your entire sewer line and search for the issue before repairs can even begin. Instead, they can use video diagnostics and targeted repair techniques to pinpoint and fix the problem without destroying your landscaping in the process. Here is what you need to know about the process and how it saves you money.  

    What exactly is trenchless sewer repair? 

    Trenchless sewer repair is the process of diagnosing and fixing sewer line problems without digging large trenches. Your plumbers will dig a small access hole that allows them to thread a video camera into the sewer line and find the cause of the problem. Then, repairs can be made through the access point. Hydro jetting can be performed to clear clogs, while pipe liners can be inserted to fix problems with leaks.  

    What are the benefits of trenchless repairs? 

    One of the most costly parts of sewer line repairs before trenchless repairs was the damage done to landscaping. In the past, digging up yards and breaking up decks, patios, and walkways was common. So, after the plumbing work was done, homeowners also head to deal with the costs of those repairs. With trenchless sewer repairs, that cost is no longer a concern. Trenchless repairs with camera inspections also allow plumbers to find small problems in pipes before they become bigger issues, saving money on repair costs. 

     

    Could trenchless sewer repairs be the right solution for you? Call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating to learn more about trenchless repairs in Berkeley and if they could help you. Dial (510) 843-6904 for more information.

  • Comparing Copper and PEX Piping

    Eventually, repiping is something that will need to be done in every home. In some cases, pipes need to be removed because they are made of a material that is no longer considered to be safe, such as galvanized iron. In other instances, the pipes have simply gotten too old and are at risk of breaking. When the time comes to replace your pipes, you will need to make a choice between copper and PEX pipes. Both have their pros and cons, so your plumber can help you decide which is the best fit for your home. This information will also help you make a decision.  

    Pricing 

    PEX piping is significantly less expensive than copper piping. It also has other financial advantages, including the fact that it doesn’t transfer heat as readily as copper piping, which will help to reduce money on your energy bills. However, with lower pricing comes with some disadvantages, including the fact that PEX pipes can have half the lifespan of copper pipes.  

    Durability 

    Both copper and PEX piping is durable, but they do have some differences. Copper pipes are more flame resistant than PEX, are resistant to bacteria and corrosion, and can survive an earthquake. PEX pipes, on the other hand, are less likely to burst when frozen than copper pipes and aren’t affected by acidic water, but they are more prone to fire damage and earthquake breakage.  

    Installation 

    For both PEX and copper pipes, the most important thing about the installation process is hiring plumbers with experience in repiping. The process itself is very similar with both types of pipes.  

     

    Which kinds of pipes are right for you? Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating can help you make the right choice for your needs and complete the job with expert craftsmanship. Talk to a plumber in Berkeley today by calling (510) 843-6904.