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When Should Commercial Plumbing Contractors Be Hired

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When Should Commercial Plumbing Contractors Be Hired

You are planning to build a new building or retrofit an existing building for your business. Do you know when you should compare commercial plumbing contractors and hire the one best suited to your needs? If you are thinking the time to do this is when it is time to start the plumbing installations, you could be costing your business more money.

The right time to find and hire a plumbing contractor is in the early planning stages. Commercial plumbing contractors need to work with the construction contractor from the start so if adjustments in the building are needed so the plumbing can be installed properly, they can be made. Waiting until after much of the construction or remodeling has been done could mean tearing out some of the work to do the plumbing. This is not only costly, it is time consuming and would set the job behind schedule.

When commercial plumbing contractors are involved in the initial planning, they and the construction contractor work together to make sure all the plumbing can be installed where it needs to be. Pipes can then be placed in a manner that works best for the business with less likelihood of being damaged.

When choosing from among the plumbing contractors, be sure the ones you consider have experience in the type of commercial plumbing you need. The plumbing needed for an office building is not the same as the plumbing needed for a factory. Ask about the experience and training the plumbers have in the type of plumbing your building needs. Since this is your business, don’t settle for a contractors just based on price. Choose the most experienced and reliable.

Call C-IT-ALL Plumbing and ask about our commercial plumbing experience. We will gladly go over your building plans with you and let you know what we can do. Call today at 918-251-3155918-251-3155.

Choosing and Installing the Right New Water Heater

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Choosing and Installing the Right New Water Heater

Has your old water heater stopped working? You might want to replace it with a new water heater rather than repair the old one. Choosing a new one and having it installed is something you should consult with a qualified plumber about, especially if it is a gas water heater.

One of the considerations is the size. Typically, water heaters in single family homes have a 40 to 50 gallon capacity. If you use a lot of hot water, you might consider one a bit larger. If you don’t use much hot water, the typical size or maybe a little smaller may be fine. You don’t want one that is too large as that will not be cost effective in either the purchase price or the monthly cost of running it.

Consulting a plumber can help you determine the right size based on your hot water usage. Installing a new water heatershould be done by a plumber to be sure it is installed correctly. An improperly installed unit will not function correctly and could begin leaking soon after. A leaking water heater can cause damage to the room it is in and to the unit itself. Having the unit installed by a professional will save time and money in the long run. It could also ensure the unit remains under warranty.

Another reason to hire a plumber to install your new water heater is that he can give you some tips on maintenance of your new unit so it continues running like new for a long time. Give C-IT-ALL Plumbing today at 918-215-3155918-215-3155 and talk to one of our staff about getting a new water heater installed.

Water Heater Problems Got You Down?

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Water Heater Problems Got You Down?

Are you running out of hot water too soon? Is your water heater taking too long to recover? Is there a pool of water coming from under the tank? No doubt your water heater needs attention. Make note of just what your water heater problems are so when you call a plumber, he will know where to begin checking.

A number of things can cause water heater problems. If your unit is running out of hot water too quickly, there may be a buildup in sediment in the tank. If this is the case, the tank will need to be flushed clean. If your unit takes a long time to recover after hot water has been used, the problem might be with the heating system.

Whether either of the first two problems is present, water leaking from the unit is a problem that needs to be addressed. If the water is cold, the leak may be from the intake line. It could be that the valve or a pipe fitting needs to be tightened or replaced. If the water is warm, it could be coming from the water tank and that could mean the water heater may need to be replaced. A leak can be the cause of the hot water running out too fast or the tank taking too long to recover.

No matter what your water heater problems are, you should contact an experienced plumber to diagnose and fix any problems you have with your unit. Unless you know what you are doing, trying to fix your unit yourself could make things worse. You could end up wasting time and spending more if you trying to fix your water heater yourself. Instead, call on of our qualified plumbers at C-IT-ALL Plumbing. Keep our number, 918-251-3155918-251-3155, handy for all your plumbing needs.

Be Sure Water Heater Installation is Done Right

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Be Sure Water Heater Installation is Done Right

You are replacing your water heater and want to be sure it is properly installed. Though you might be able to install it yourself if it is an electric unit, don’t even consider it if it is a gas unit. With either type of water heater, it is best to have a plumber do the installation.

If your unit is electric, a plumber will make sure all the pipes are connected correctly so it doesn’t leak. He will also make sure the heating elements are working properly. With the installation being done by a professional, the warranty will not be voided. This warranty is something you want to have in place just in case the unit should be defective.

Unlike an electric water heater that just needs to have the water pipes connected and then plugged into an outlet, gas units take more care. A gas water heater installation involves connecting the gas pipes to the unit in addition to the water pipes. To be certain the gas is corrected connected and there are no leaks, someone who knows what they are doing should be brought in. While a water leak may be messy to deal with, a gas leak is dangerous.

Trying to save money doing the installation yourself could very well cost more if you don’t get all the connections done properly. If the connections aren’t right and you have a water or gas leak, you will be calling a plumber anyway. So it makes sense to call a plumber to do the installation in the first place.

Call C-IT-All Plumbing to take care of your gas or electric water heater installation at 918-251-3155918-251-3155. We will be glad to talk to you about the advantages of professional installation.

The Right Commercial Water Heater for the Right Job

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The Right Commercial Water Heater for the Right Job

Is there really a difference between a commercial water heater and a residential one? Looking at them side by side, you might not think so. Other than size, if the commercial one is bigger than 80 gallons, they look much the same. There are differences, though.

A residential water heater doesn’t get the heavy use a commercial unit does. Commercial water heaters are built to stand up to a greater workload. Even a small business with just a few employees needs a water heater that can handle the greater need for hot water than the average home requires.

Commercial units come in capacities ranging from 10 gallons up to over 100 gallons so businesses can have the right size for the amount of hot water they use on a daily basis. The demand for hot water is constant enough that the units must be able to operate continuously to keep up with the demand. To help keep up with the demand for hot water, a commercial water heater has a higher BTU rating than a home unit and can be set to a higher temperature.

If a business desires it, smaller point of use water heaters can be used for restrooms and breakrooms. This might be the case when hot water at very high temperatures is needed for some purpose such as manufacturing. The point of use units would help keep employees from being scalded by water too hot for direct human use.

If your commercial enterprise needs to install new water heaters, call C-IT-ALL Plumbing at 918-251-3155918-251-3155 and consult with a professional about getting a commercial water heater needs assessment for your business. We can advise you on the right models to supply the hot water you need with great efficiency.

Get the Best in Hot Water Heater Installation

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Get the Best in Hot Water Heater Installation

Getting a new hot water heater? Make sure it is installed properly and have a qualified plumber do the installation. Even though it might seem like it would be easy enough to do yourself, especially if it is an electric unit, there is more to hot water heater installation than it appears.

An electric hot water heater just has to be plugged into an electric outlet to heat but there is more to it than that. The water pipes carrying cold water into the tank and the pipes carrying hot water out of the tank to the point of use have to be connected correctly to avoid water leakage. You have to be sure the heating elements work properly as well or the water won’t heat.

A gas hot water heater has its own challenges since gas pipes have to be dealt with. Not getting the gas pipes correctly connected means more than just the unit not heating water. It also means your safety and health are in danger. This is not something you want to try working with yourself. Plumbers are trained in handling gas pipes to install water heaters so it is best to let him do that connection. Your plumber will make sure that the pilot light and the burners function properly so your new water heater functions safely and efficiently.

A hot water heater installation may not cost as much as you might think. It certainly costs less than calling a plumber after a failed attempt at doing the installation yourself. You could find the unit’s warranty has been voided so any future problems will not be covered by it. Hiring a plumber from the start will get the job done right and keep the warranty good. To get the best hot water heater installation, call 918-251-3155918-251-3155 and talk to a plumber at C-IT-ALL Plumbing about your installation.

Never Run Out of Hot Water With a Tankless Hot Water Heater

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Never Run Out of Hot Water With a Tankless Hot Water Heater

The dishes have been washed, the sheets have been washed and now you are looking forward to a nice, long hot shower. Then you realize the hot water is gone and you have to wait while the hot water heater recovers. If you are lucky, your tank won’t take long to be full of hot water again. Wouldn’t it be nice to never run out of hot water?

Maybe you should consider replacing that standard water heater with a tankless hot water heater. Then you will never run out of hot water again. A tankless unit heats water on demand rather than heating a tankful periodically and refilling as the water level goes down. This not only ensures you have all the hot water you need when you need it but also saves on your monthly electric or gas bill since it only using energy when hot water is being used.

Tankless hot water heaters come in both gas and electric units just as standard water heaters do. You won’t have to change the type of energy used for the unit. Just as with a standard unit, you do want to have a tankless type installed by an experienced plumber. In addition to connecting water pipes and in the case of a gas unit, gas pipes, the unit will need to be mounted in some fashion. The mounting can be on a wall or on a stand constructed to hold the unit.

You plumber can advise on the best method to mount the unit so fewer additional pipes and fittings are needed to connect the water and gas pipes. These pipes and fittings will cost extra since the water heater won’t come with them included. Tankless hot water heaters do cost more to purchase and install but the savings on your energy bill and the convenience of always having hot water when you need it makes it worth the cost.

Call 918-251-3155918-251-3155 today and talk to us at C-IT-ALL Plumbing about the advantages of a tankless hot water heater. You will be glad you did.

Plugged or Slow Drain Interrupting Your Day: Call a Drain Cleaning Service

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Plugged or Slow Drain Interrupting Your Day: Call a Drain Cleaning Service

Plugged or slow drains always seem to happen at the worst possible times. You could be running late for work or an appointment or expecting company. Dealing with your drain can take time and doing it yourself may not even solve the problem. The drain cleaners sold in stores may not be effective on the type of clog in your sink or bathtub and the chemicals in them could damage your pipes.

Rather than take a chance on chemical drain cleaners that can take a long time to work if they work at all, call a reputable plumbing company for professional drain cleaning service. A plumber will know how to determine what is causing the drain to be plugged or slow to drain and deal with it properly.

In the bathroom, hair and soap residue are often the cause of plugged or slow drains. A plumber will know the best way to get rid of it so water drains quickly. The plumber will also be able to clean out a buildup of sediment that settled in the elbow.

Grease is quite often the culprit in the kitchen sink. You might be able to get some of the grease out yourself but chances are there will still be grease in the pipe and it will simply build up again. The drain cleaning service a plumber can provide will have all the grease cleaned out.

Sometimes, the cause of slow and clogged sinks and tubs goes much deeper in the pipes. Tree and shrub roots can grow deep, sometimes breaking into the pipes at a joint. If your problem seems to affect more than one drain, this is quite possibly the problem. To clear this type of problem properly requires the help of a professional.

If you have a plugged up or slow draining sink or bathtub, call C-IT-ALL Plumbing today and ask about their drain cleaning service. Keep their phone number (918-251-3155918-251-3155) handy for all your plumbing needs.

Building a New Home or Remodeling an Older Home With Local Plumbers

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Building a New Home or Remodeling an Older Home With Local Plumbers

Are you building a new home or maybe remodeling an existing home? Plumbing is definitely part of building a new home and most likely part of remodeling an older home. Hiring a plumber will take some research to find the best for your needs during the building or remodeling and after. Because you want someone you can count on for all your plumbing needs, it is best to only consider local plumbers.

Plumbers from out of your area may only be there to install the plumbing initially. If you have a problem with the plumbing later or need to change something with it, it may be hard and expensive to get the plumbers to come back. Local plumberswill not present such problems. They will be there when you need them. Here is a hypothetical scenario that makes a good point in favor of hiring locally.

You have your plans drawn up and have hired all the contractors. As you are reviewing the plans with the construction contractor, you decide to make some changes in the arrangement of the kitchen and bathrooms that mean changing where the water pipes and drainpipes will be. You call the plumbing contractor that is located in a town fifty miles away to confer about the changes and find out it will be several days before anyone can meet with you. You change to a local contractor and the meeting takes place the same day.

Another consideration is that a plumber from somewhere else will likely end up costing more since they have to add travel expenses to the bill. Hire locally and you won’t have this expense to deal with. Chances are that your local plumbing contractor will compare favorably on rates in any case. If you plan to build or remodel a home in the Broken Arrow, OK area and need an experienced plumber, call C-IT-ALL Plumbing at 918-251-3155918-251-3155 to find out how we can help you get the plumbing in your home done right.

Plumber Service: Plumbing Problems Got You Down?

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Plumber Service: Plumbing Problems Got You Down?

Waking up to find your kitchen or basement flooded is enough to more than ruin your whole day. Most people wait until something like this happens to find a plumber service. You don’t have time or the patience to do much research. You just call the first one in the phone book or the first one listed in your web search. When you do it that way, you don’t know what you are getting.

How long will you have to wait for a plumber to arrive? How long will it take him to fix the problem? How much will it cost? These are important questions you need to know and it is best to find out before you have an emergency. If you don’t have any leaks or clogged pipes, now is the time to research and find a good plumber service to call when you do need pipes fixed.

It could be well worth the small cost to have a plumber come out to inspect your plumbing, heating and cooling. A good plumber may be able to find potential problems that need attention and could save you from having most emergency repairs. He may also provide you with tips for preventive maintenance that could keep many problems from happening.

If your home is an older one with old pipes, it would be a good idea to have them checked. Some pipes may need to be replaced before they can break or develop cracks. Ideally, when buying an older house, all the plumbing and wiring should be inspected and any problems fixed before you move in.

Before you need a broken pipe fixed is the time to find a good plumber service. Then you will know who to call when you do have an emergency and need a plumber right away. Give C-IT-ALL Plumbing a call at 918-251-3155 and find out what they can do to fill your plumbing needs.