HM Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

4 Drain Issues Caused From Post-Beach Showers

Monday, April 8th, 2024

After a fun day at the beach, showering off the sand and saltwater is a refreshing way to clean up. However, frequent beach showers can lead to drain issues if not managed properly. Below, we’ll explore seven common drain problems caused by showering after the beach and provide tips on preventing plumbing issues.

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Drain Clogs Aren’t Just a Nuisance

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Addressing drain clogs is often seen as a minor inconvenience regarding home maintenance. However, overlooking or neglecting drain clogs can lead to a cascade of problems that can significantly affect your home’s safety, comfort, and structural integrity. Let’s jump into what else can happen if you don’t handle drain clogs immediately and why seeking drain cleaning in Marietta can prevent future headaches. 

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5 Common Plumbing Problems in High-Rise Apartments

Monday, March 11th, 2024

High-rise living offers the best urban experiences, but it also comes with unique plumbing challenges. Residents of high-rise apartments and condos often encounter plumbing issues that require specialized solutions. Read on to learn about the most common problems you might find in high-rise apartment and condo buildings.  

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Is Repiping Covered By My Homeowner’s Insurance?

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Homeownership brings with it many responsibilities, including the maintenance and upkeep of your property. One of the most crucial components of your home is its plumbing system which may require extensive repairs or even complete replacement eventually. A whole house repiping is a costly and extensive plumbing service. 

Homeowners frequently ask us if whole house repiping is ever covered by homeowner’s insurance. Let’s look at the factors that influence whether whole-house repiping is covered. Keep in mind that every homeowner’s policy is different and there is no single or straightforward answer to this question and that contacting your specific insurance provider is recommended.

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6 Residential Plumbing Services We Can Help With

Monday, February 12th, 2024
Technician servicing an hot-water heater

If you’ve only needed a plumber for a quick plumbing repair, consider yourself lucky! Residential plumbing is a complex network of pipes, fixtures, fittings, and drains. There’s a lot that can go wrong.

And many homeowners don’t know that plumbers are the people to call when you need a gas line installed or a water heater replaced in their home. Let’s go over a list of residential plumbing services we can help you with. Hopefully, you’ll never need some of the services on this list. But if you do, you know who to call.

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Get Your Home’s Plumbing Ready for The Big Game!

Monday, January 15th, 2024
Excited young fans celebrating while watching TV

Are you hosting or attending a “Big Game” party this year? Right after Thanksgiving, the day after The Big Game is when a lot of homeowners call for plumbing services. That’s because it’s the second-largest day of food consumption in the US! The vast amounts of food and guests can wreak havoc on a home’s plumbing system.

Here are some tips to get your home’s plumbing Big Game ready! These tips will also come in handy if you’re a guest at someone else’s party. No one wants to be the person who causes a backed-up sink or toilet! Avoid having to call for a plumber and ruining the festivities with these 4 tips.

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How Much Water Does a Leaky Faucet Waste?

Monday, December 4th, 2023

When one of your home’s faucets has a leak, you’re probably not going to call for immediate faucet repair. Although a leaky faucet doesn’t warrant a prompt repair, it’s still a problematic situation since those tiny drips can add up to a lot of water wastage. 

In fact, the average leaky faucet produces around 10 drips a minute, wasting an entire gallon of water per day. More significant leaks like a faucet that leaks 120 drops per minute will waste about 11 gallons of water a day! 

Not only is this a waste of one of the Earth’s most precious resources, but those water leaks will add up, costing you more on your water bill every month. Let’s look at some other sources of water wastage in your home so you’ll know to give us a call to fix these water wasters for you. 

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Is Your Plumbing Ready for the Holidays?

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

If you had to guess which day of the year is the busiest for plumbers, what would you say? If the first thing that popped into your mind was a major holiday, you’re on the right path. In fact, the busiest day of the year for plumbers is often the day after Thanksgiving. 

With the heartiness of the meals prepared in kitchens across the US, your drains pay the price. Why not avoid having to call us for Atlanta plumbing repair the day after Thanksgiving–or even worse–on Thanksgiving itself? No one wants their day ruined by a flooded kitchen sink or stinky drains. 

To avoid seeing us over the holidays, take 5 minutes to read the 3 tips below on how to get your plumbing system ready for the holiday season or any time of year when you use your kitchen a lot.

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This Is Why You Need Commercial Plumbing Specialists

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Businesses require commercial plumbing systems that are in top-notch shape to not only serve their customers but to also meet health and safety codes. If you own a commercial property, its plumbing system must meet certain standards at all times. That’s why you need a professional plumbing contractor to handle all of your business’s plumbing needs.

Commercial plumbing systems are vastly more complicated than residential plumbing systems. They consist of a vast and complicated network of pipes, valves, fixtures, and other components to accommodate a larger volume of water and waste. Even the smallest plumbing problem can cause daily operations to grind to a halt in an apartment complex, hotel, or restaurant. 

Who you hire for the job makes all the difference in terms of the timeliness of the repair and the quality of the work. You don’t want a band-aid fix for a commercial plumbing problem or an amateur who may be cheap, but who only makes the problem worse. Here’s why you need commercial plumbing specialists for commercial plumbing in Atlanta, GA.

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4 Terrifying Plumbing Problems for Halloween

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Fall is here and with it brings many things. The leaves are changing color, the days are getting shorter, and Halloween is just around the corner. From carving pumpkins to planning your Halloween costume, there’s a lot to look forward to during “spooky season.”

However, autumn is also a time of year when you notice potential plumbing problems bubbling and brewing like a witch’s cauldron. Summer can be taxing to a home’s water heater and plumbing system and now’s when problems can sneak up on you like a ghostly apparition. From a water heater that sounds like it’s haunted, to a spine-tingling cold shower, let’s go over 4 terrifying plumbing problems you may encounter this fall.

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