July 27, 2015

Plumbing Repairs

All Clear Plumbing doesn’t do any new construction or rough-ins (definition: roughing in: positioning and installing supply and drain-waste-vent pipes in walls and floors, while the walls and floors are unfinished. Roughing in does not include connecting fixtures.), but, we are great at fixing existing plumbing issues! Our experienced service plumbers all have years of experience troubleshooting issues and work under the supervision of Master Plumber, Scott Smith. Whether it is something simple, like replacing an aerator, or more complex, like rebuilding a toilet tank, we’ve got you covered.

Plus, with All Clear Plumbing you never have to worry about being needlessly up-sold. Our plumbers want to do the job right, but, aren’t interested in over selling to increase their pay. That’s why we pay our employees hourly, to protect our customers pocketbooks!

So, what kind of fee can you expect for plumbing repairs? Well, we charge a reasonable hourly rate that covers your first hour and half of service time. There are no travel fees (within our service area) and our clock starts when we arrive at your home – not when headed that way. Good plumbers are hard to find and their expertise is critical – enjoy the peace of mind that an experienced plumber provides. After all, your home is likely your largest investment, not where you want to cut corners.

So, what does “plumbing repairs” include? Any repair that results from the malfunction of a faucet, toilet, sink, drain, pipe, or plumbed appliance. Repair may include replacement of parts, up to and including, replacing the entire device. These repairs may start with a water spot on the ceiling or the slow drip of a faucet, even after it’s turned off. Plumbing repairs can happen in the kitchen, laundry room, utility room, bathrooms, and even the garage.

DIY – Do-It-Yourself

Here are some tips, if you want to tackle a plumbing repair project on your own:

  • Do your research. Read articles and watch videos about performing similar repairs prior to attempting. You don’t know what you don’t know!
  • Gather your tools & parts before-hand. (See bullet point #2 for why this is so important!)
  • Plan ahead, because you will need to turn off the water for the duration of your repair. Make sure your family is informed! Double check that the water is turned off by opening a sink before beginning.
  • Prep your area. Put down drop-cloths to catch and residual water, grease, or small parts that may detach during the repair.
  • Have a plumber on speed-dial. Just in case!
  • Immediately test your connections after turning the water back on. Catch any problems quickly.

The biggest challenge with DIY is knowing your limits. Do your research, take your time, and be methodical. Plumbing requires a lot of detail work! Good luck and call us if you need us!