Plumbing Inspection: How Often Do You Need to Have One?

Before we talk about how often you need to have your plumbing inspected by a professional, let’s talk a bit about why it’s a good idea. AHWA can take care of all of your plumbing needs, but routine inspection will pay for itself by preventing costly repairs down the road. Let’s discuss it a bit further. Why Should You Have a Plumbing Inspection Done? There are a variety of situations that might dictate a need to have your plumbing inspected. If you live in a home that you have built and are familiar with the plumbing, you might expect the …

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Types of Plumbing Noises: Causes and Solutions

If you’re having issues with your plumbing making different types of noises, such as hisses, thumps, clangs, or thuds, it’s important to consider that you might have some functional issues taking place. If you can’t decipher what the noises might indicate, don’t worry: the professionals at AHWA can help! We understand that noisy plumbing can indicate everything from minor issues to signs of major problems. When in doubt, give us a call to come take a look and make sure everything’s working okay. In the meantime, here’s a quick overview of the types of plumbing noises you might encounter and …

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10 Signs That You Need Plumbing Maintenance

Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about keeping our plumbing in good order. However, if you have any of the following problems you might want to call a professional for plumbing maintenance or repairs and consider employing more routine care for your plumbing system before you find yourself in another bind. Slow or clogged drains Low water pressure Complete loss of water Leaks Backflow Foul odors No hot water Non-working plumbing fixtures Unexplained running water sounds Signs of mold and mildew What maintenance does my plumbing require? Plumbing maintenance includes checking for the signs that anything …

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Residential Pipe Sizing Chart Guide

Your home plumbing system includes all the pipes installed between the main water line that provides water from the city or county and the entrance to the sewage system that carries away your waste. When installing or repairing your plumbing system, you will want to assure you use the appropriate water pipe sizing by consulting with a standard water pipe sizing chart. There are several factors that influence the decision of what size pipe to use. In addition to a standard pipe sizing chart, builders employ local plumbing codes, water pressure factors, and your building structure to determine what water …

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Sewer Smell in the Bathroom? 6 Easy Fixes

If you’ve ever dealt with a recurring or persistent odor emanating from your bathroom, you may have asked the same question most of us have asked at some point: Why does my bathroom smell like sewage? There can be several reasons for that sewer smell in bathroom spaces. While most of us immediately think our toilet smells like a sewer because of their function, it could just as well be any other fixture with an exit into your drainage system or several of them. That means that, in addition to your toilet, you’ll want to consider your shower and sink …

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