Where can I find the right plumber for me?

How To Make Sure You’re Hiring The Right Plumber

 

PlumberIf you are in need of a plumber, there are a few things that you need to consider before hiring one to make sure that the plumber that you hire if the right fit for the job that you need completed. You want to make sure that the person that you hire is legally, cleanly, and efficiently able to complete the job that you need done. You also want to do your homework to make sure that you are getting the best price possible for the job that is being completed.

The very first thing that you need to do is to figure out exactly what you need to be completed by the plumber. Once you have a pretty good idea of what plumbing job it is that you need completed, you can then start to use local resources to help you make a list of plumbers to check out and call. While using your local resources such as the phone book and Yelp, while you are making your list, take the time to also read any reviews and comments that you see about particular plumbing companies.

Once you have your list of plumbers to contact, make sure that you ask them a few very important questions. The first one to ask, is if they are licensed. If they do not hold a professional license, then automatically mark them off of your list. Also, ask them if they can provide you with past customers for references. Take the time to contact their references, you will be amazed at what information you can get from those who have dealt with the plumber on past jobs.

The final step to take in choosing a plumber is to select three from your list to ask for bids. At that time each of those plumbers will come out to your residence, take a look at what needs to be completed, and they should provide you with a written estimate of what their labor cost will be, as well as the cost of materials. Once you have the written estimates, then you are ready to take all of the information that you have gathered while completing your search and make the decision on which plumber you will be investing your money into.

Are you in need of a plumber? Call Pell Plumbing, your friendly Marietta plumber, at (770) 499-2006 and schedule a service call today!

How often should I have my heater checked out?

Time to Check Your Hot Water Heater

 

Marietta PlumberHot water heaters are one of the important appliances that are not noticed, by the homeowner, till it no longer functions. However, proper maintenance checks should occur regularly to see if there are observable signs that the heater is approaching failure. This is especially important if the hot water heater is a gas installation as improper or impaired function can create dangerous conditions.

Using gas or electric hot water heaters there are similar signs that repair or replacement is needed. The most obvious of which is a leak or pooling of moisture near or on the appliance. Hot water heaters contain and internal vessel made of a glass composite which can crack over time due to temperature fluctuations. Fittings for the exit and inflow water could be loose or rusted over time causing them to leak. Leaks are one of the more common problems encountered before a total failure.

Inadequate heating of water is another common sign that failure is imminent. Over time burners, gas or electric, will decrease in their efficiency. This means that the heat generated is not being properly transferred to the heating vessel. As the top of the vessel is cooler than the bottom and the heat generated is not sufficient to entice a change, the entire heater becomes less and less productive requiring repair or replacement.

Finally, the sign that failure has occurred is the heater no longer produces hot water. Failure has occurred somewhere in the system of the heater itself. At this stage it is best for the homeowner to consider a replacement. Typically, most heaters last for years and so the availability of an upgrade exists which will improve cost saving in the long run through efficiency changes.

A water heater is a critical and valuable appliance in any home. Proper functioning and efficient delivery of heated water is a necessity. Therefore, regular checks should be made at both the hot water side and at the unit itself. By looking for signs of future failure, the homeowner can avoid potentially costly problems in the future.

Is the water heater in your Marietta home in need of maintenance? Call Pell Plumbing at (770) 499-2006 and get started today!

What are the benefits of having a garbage disposal?

The benefits of owning a garbage disposal unit.

 

Garbage DisposalInstalling a garbage disposal unit in your home kitchen is an added value to your home. Many modern homes are now equipped with these very affordable units. If your home doesn’t have one you might consider installing one. There are quite a few reasons one might decide that having a garbage disposal unit is a good idea.

The first reason for installing a new unit in your kitchen is probably the most obvious one. The simple convenience of having a garbage disposal unit in your sink will save you a lot of time when dealing with food waste. Having a disposal means you no longer have to worry about where you are going to put that yucky leftover food that was on your plate. You simply turn on the water and then the disposal and that food waste is gone in a matter of seconds. You can’t get more convenient than that.

The second reason and one you might not have thought about is it could save you a ton of money in the long run. Most people rinse their plates in the sink before putting them in the dishwasher and often time’s food particles get washed down the drain. Over time these particles can build up in your drain lines and cause major clogs. A major clog means calling an expensive plumber to come and fix your drains. If you had a garbage disposal unit installed in your sink, this would reduce the risk of getting clogs because you could chop up the food particles into tiny pieces so they can easily wash down the drain.

The third reason and another one you might not have thought about is the reduced food waste you will be putting into your local landfill. This will help cut down on your foot print on the Earth and save space in the landfill for other items that can’t be reduced or recycled.

These are all great reason to install a garbage disposal unit in your kitchen. Installing the unit is really easy and can often be done by the home owner. If you don’t have one in your home, why not look into getting one today?

Are you interested in installing a garbage disposal in your Marietta home? Call Pell Plumbing at (770) 499-2006 and get started today!

Should I have a plumbing inspection done on my new home?

Benefits of a Plumbing Inspection for New Homeowners

 

Plumbing InspectionBuying a new home is an important and sometimes challenging venture and that means it is important to check out everything before buying a new home. It is important to note that a plumbing inspection is especially important before buying a new home because there may be plumbing issues that need to be taken care of before moving in such as cracks or leaks in pipes. 

In addition, a plumbing inspection is needed to ensure that if there are any plumbing problems, they can be corrected before you move in. There are many benefits that come from a plumbing inspection such as saving time and money. By having a plumbing inspection you will find out if the home you’re interested in, is worth your time and investment. Most importantly, having a plumbing inspection will give you peace of mind.

It is important to note that a plumbing inspection on a new home will also save you money on water bills because the plumbing inspection will disclose if there are leaks in the faucet or pipes. Moving into a new home is a major event and you want to ensure that your new home will provide you with peak performance. When your home is running smoothly and efficiently, it makes your life more convenient and less troublesome.

Some are not aware of how a plumbing inspection can help you plan for the future. If you are thinking about expanding your new home in the future, you will need to find out if your current plumbing system will allow further expansion of your home. Most importantly, a thorough plumbing inspection should cover the following items: sinks, tubs and showers, toilets, water heaters and main line stoppages.

For more information on how a plumbing inspection can help you, call a professional plumber today!

Are you in need of a home plumbing inspection in the Marietta area? Call Pell Plumbing at (770) 499-2006 and schedule a service call today!