• Reasons to Get a Water Softening System

    Hard water is a problem in many households. When water contains high levels of minerals, it can cause problems with your plumbing, ruin your clothes, and even impact your health. A water softening system can prevent these problems from occurring and is an easy, simple way to ensure the water in your home is safe. Your plumber can install a water softening system that works for your entire home, so you can feel confident in the water from every tap. If you’re on the fence about getting a water softening system, here are some of the reasons you should consider making the leap.  

    Prevent Pipe Damage 

    One of the biggest issues associated with hard water is that minerals in the water—particularly calcium and magnesium carbonates—build up in your pipes. These substances turn into limestone and chalk. Over time, this buildup will constrict the flow of water through your pipes, causing wear and tear that can eventually cause your pipes to fail. Using a water softening system, you can prevent this kind of build-up from occurring, keeping your pipes protected. As an added bonus, preventing clogs in your pipes will allow your water to flow more efficiently, so you reduce your energy usage and save money on your bills.  

    Protect Your Clothing 

    If you have hard water, that means that every time you start a wash, your clothes are bathing in harsh, mineralized water. This can cause your clothing to fade and wear out faster. It can also cause spots of minerals to appear on your clothes, so they don’t look clean, even fresh out of the wash. A water softening system will allow you to enjoy clothes that stay in good condition for longer.  

    For more information about water softening systems and how they can benefit your home, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating. Learn more about all of our plumbing services or make an appointment with a plumber in Berkeley by calling (510) 843-6904. 

  • Understanding the Global Water Crisis

    Water scarcity is one of the biggest issues facing the planet today. Yet, much of the water that is used each day is used in places you may not have even considered. Although talking to your plumber about low-flow fixtures and fixing water leaks when they occur can help reduce water usageit’s important to take a broader approach to look at how water is consumed 

    Watch this video to learn more about water usage. Your appliances, clothing, and favorite foods could all be using a surprising amount of water. Focusing your attention on curbing this kind of water usage can help dramatically save.  

    Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating can help you conserve water at home with plumbing repairs and installation of efficient appliances, like tankless water heaters. Talk to a plumber in Berkeley today by calling (510) 843-6904 

  • Is Your Household Wasting Water?

    Water conservation is important for every household, especially in dry California. Since about 60% of all water is used in the bathroom, it makes sense to have a plumber begin upgrades here. Installing a low-flow showerhead can save up to 20,000 gallons of water every year. It will also cut your water heating costs. Plumbers also recommend installing a faucet with a water aerator, which saves water without affecting the pressure.

    For more helpful tips, watch the accompanying video. You’ll learn about nearly waterless car wash techniques, and how to make your toilet use less water. This expert strongly recommends that you get your leaks fixed as soon as you notice them.

    Call (510) 843-6904 to have a plumber in Berkeley fix your water leak right away . The team at Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating also provide expert bathroom remodeling services, including the installation of water-efficient faucets and shower heads.

  • Hard vs. Soft Water

    How efficient is the water that runs through your plumbing pipes? Hard water isn’t quite as easy to work with as soft water, which has implications for your expenses. Watch this video and learn about the difference between hard and soft water.

    Hard and soft water look the same, because you can’t see the mineral content. High levels of calcium and magnesium contribute to hard water. These minerals are absorbed into water that flows through rocks, increasing the concentration in the water. Soft water may have flowed over rocks that didn’t have soluble minerals to bear, keeping a low concentration. Remember, hardness is a spectrum, so water isn’t just completely hard or completely soft.

    Hard water can be a pain, but it’s not too much for your Berkeley plumber to handle. Let Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating make your residential plumbing more efficient . Call us at (510) 843-6904 if you need us.

  • How Much Water Does Your Family Use?

    Even environmentally responsible people need to use water to bathe, clean their clothes and dishes, and water their gardens. If you have a big family and you want to cut down on your water usage, remember to maintain your plumbing systems. Keep reading and think about how much water your family uses.

    Your household uses water both inside and outside of the house. You use it to take a shower, wash your hands, and keep your garden alive, and if you’re healthy, you probably drink a few glasses of it every day. A large family may go through hundreds of gallons of water on a daily basis, and unfortunately, much of this water goes to waste. Plumbing leaks and inefficient appliances also contribute to more waste, so have your plumber inspect your system and upgrade to more energy-efficient appliances in order to save water.

    Changing the way you use your Berkeley plumbing system can have a huge impact on the environment, and Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating can help you make a difference. Look at our plumbing and HVAC website or call us at (510) 843-6904 to learn how to use less water.

  • Why Does My Water Stink?

    Odd smells usually mean something’s up, so what does it mean when your water smells bad? In some cases you might need water heater repair , while in others you might just need a filter. Watch this video and see why your water stinks.

    Foul smelling water usually isn’t a problem in the municipal water system, but groundwater collects hydrogen sulfide, which can enter the house and release as a gas. A filter can take care of the problem if it happens for both hot and cold water, but you might need water heater repair if you only notice the problem with hot water.

    Stinky water might not be dangerous, but call a plumber in Berkeley so you don’t have to deal with the smell. You can reach Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904 if you need emergency plumbing services, or visit our website for details.