Get the Right Help for Sewer Problems (sewer line repair)

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Get the Right Help for Sewer Problems (sewer line repair)

A bad odor or backed up drain can mean sewer problems that need to be addressed by a professional. It is not advisable to use chemical drain cleaners as those can cause damage and corrosion to pipes. If you have tried a plunger or plumber’s snake without success, it is time to call a qualified plumber.

Sometimes, a clogged drain that causes the drain to back up and have a foul odor is simply blocked by debris that can be cleared using a plunger or snake. If these do not clear the drain, there may be other reasons for the problem that need a plumber to diagnose and recommend the best sewer line repair option for the situation. These problems can include any of the issues listed here:

Debris blockage such as mortar or tile grout

Cracked sewer lateral

Separated lateral joint

Bellied drain line

Leaking pipe joints

Roots breaking into and blocking lines

Deterioration of pipe materials

The exact cause of the backed up sewer line and foul odor can be identified by a qualified plumber using specialized video equipment to locate the problem. Once the plumber has located and identified the problem, he can recommend the most cost effective repair. It will also mean not having so much of your property torn apart in the process.

One of the best ways to save costs on repairs is not to wait until a drain is backing up. If it drains slow and plunging it or using a plumbing snake doesn’t clear it, call a plumber. Repairs are much easier and less costly if problems are caught early. If you think you may need a sewer line repair, call C-IT-ALL at 918-251-3155 to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable plumber.

Choosing a New Water Heater (water heaters)

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Choosing a New Water Heater (water heaters)

Whether you are building a new home, remodeling or simply need to replace an old, worn out unit, you might be in the market for a new water heater. At one time, your options were limited to the water capacity of a unit but now you have other options. The two most common are the standard storage tank units and the tankless, on demand units to heat water for household use.

Both types of units are available in gas or electric. It is highly recommended that a qualified plumber install new water heaters, especially those that operate using gas. It can be dangerous to try to install gas appliances yourself. Talking to a plumber before choosing a new unit can also help you decide which type and capacity of unit is best for your needs.

Storage tank water heaters come in storage capacities ranging from 20 to 80 gallons with the most common for residential use being 40 gallons. They work by heating the water in the full storage tank to the preset temperature, which is typically 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the water reaches this temperature, the heat shuts off until the heated water is either used or the temperature drops below a certain point. As hot water is used, the tank refills and the heat comes back on. It is not able to heat the water in the tank fast enough to prevent running out of hot water, though. It will still need some time for the tank to recover and reheat the water adequately.

Tankless heaters have grown in popularity since they don’t run until hot water is needed. It does take a few minutes for the water coming out of the faucet to be hot but once it does, it does not run out of hot water like the standard tank units do. Choosing the capacity you need will depend on the amount of hot water you may need to use at one time. Large families should opt for a unit able to heat enough water at once to operate two major appliances at one time such as a dishwasher and washing machine.

To help you choose the right water heater, call C-IT-ALL at 918-251-3155 and talk to a plumbing specialist.

Plumbing services: What Services Can a Plumber Provide?

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Plumbing services: What Services Can a Plumber Provide?

The first thing a person thinks of when thinking of what a plumber does is water pipes. This does comprise a big end of the work a plumber is usually called to do but it is far from all a plumber does.

Plumbing services are more far reaching than many people realize. Some services besides water pipes and plumbing do make sense when mentioned, such as leak detection, sewer inspection and repair as well as boiler installation and maintenance. Other services are not as obvious. When asked, many people will say to call the gas company for natural gas appliance installation or gas line repair. A qualified plumber is the right person to call, though.

If you are having a new home built or remodeling your current home, you would be surprised at how much a plumber is called on to do by the construction contractor. Some businesses, such as restaurants, call on plumbers for even more than homeowners do. Restaurants need plumbers to service their grease interceptors.

It pays to know just what your plumber can do for your home or business. It will save time to know who to call when you need to have repairs or a new installation done. If your plumbing company has a website, check there to find out what services are offered. For more detail on some of the services, call and talk to someone at the company. Doing this in advance of need makes good sense as you will know what services they can provide for you when you need work done.

C-IT-ALL provides full commercial and residential plumbing services in the Tulsa, Bixby and Broken Arrow areas. To find out what they can do for you, give them a call at 918-251-3155 and talk to one of their professionals.

Watery Mess from a Leaky Line

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Watery Mess from a Leaky Line

A soggy area in your yard or a puddle of water in your basement could mean you have a faulty water line in need of repair. Can you repair it yourself? Maybe but chances are you would create a bigger mess and worse problems than you fix. Without the right tools and equipment, you could tear up more of your property than is necessary or cause another leak in the process of fixing it.

With any water line leak or break, it is best to call a professional plumber rather than try to do any water line repairyourself. If the leaking line is in the house and easily accessible, you might patch it with plumber’s putty to keep the mess under control until a qualified plumber can properly fix the line. Otherwise, it is best to have a plumber locate and repair the line.

A line break or leak may not be easily seen. Just the mess it causes. A professional plumber has the proper equipment to locate the faulty line and effect repairs in a way that will minimize damage to your home or property. Only the area where the leak or break is will need to be accessed, whether it is underground, within a wall or under the building. The line will be repaired or replaced as needed once the plumber determines the extent of the leak or break.

If you live in the Tulsa, Bixby, or Broken Arrow area and notice any of the signs of a possible water line break or leak, call a plumber from C-IT-ALL Plumbing to locate the problem and get cost effective water line repair work done. A knowledgeable plumber can be reached by calling 918-251-3155.

Gas Line Repair is Not a Do It Yourself Project

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Gas Line Repair is Not a Do It Yourself Project

If you even think there may be a problem with your gas line, don’t try to fix it yourself. Call a qualified plumber immediately. Gas lines are not something you should try to fix as they can be dangerous even if you have some idea of what you are doing. Though some places allow do it yourself repairs or gas line replacements, they will often require permits and insurance that are costly to make sure damage to property, yours and others, is covered in the event of problems.

To be sure gas line repair or replacement is done properly and safely in a cost efficient manner, a plumber should be called. Plumbers are trained in how safely work on gas lines so there is minimal risk. They know how to quickly find where the problem is in a gas line so the right solution can be determined. A line may be reparable but it could also need to be replaced. A knowledgeable plumber is the person best able to determine this.

Your plumber is familiar with the codes and regulations regarding gas lines so you can be reassured that the work he does meets all code and regulation requirements. He would have the means to test the repaired line to be sure it will hold up under pressure once the gas is turned back on. The gas company will require such testing regardless of who does the repairs.

For your safety, peace of mind and budget, call a plumber from C-IT-ALL Plumbing to check your gas line if you believe you may need repair work done. When you call 918-251-3155, you will be able to talk to someone qualified to answer your questions and give the best advice for your situation.

Clogged Drains? Who Are You Going To Call?

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Clogged Drains? Who Are You Going To Call?

It is never a good time but clogged drains seem to happen at the worst times. When you are late for work and need to shower, just before guests arrive for a holiday party, whatever the situation is, having a drain that is stopped up puts a crimp in your day.

At times like this, it is best to already know who to call so getting the problem resolved quickly if possible. When you wait until you have an emergency, it might take a while just to find a plumber who can come out right away. Knowing who to call ahead of time means saving time and headaches. It could also mean fewer problems if your plumbing service offers drain and sewer cleaning services that help prevent problems such as clogged drains to begin with.

A good plumbing service will not only fix plumbing problems but also give you tips in how you can help prevent problems from occurring or how to pinpoint what the problem is when one does occur. Having a good plumbing company to call on for tips and regular service as well as for emergencies is like having a partner in home maintenance.

What to do and what not to do when you have clogged drains is one of the areas your plumber can save you from having worse problems with his advice. Many people would reach for the chemical cleaners but a good plumber will advise against doing this. The chemicals can harm your pipes and cause them to leak or even break at some later time. A wise plumber will say to stick to using a plunger or plumbing snake instead.

Find your plumbing specialist by calling 918-251-3155 and have C-It-All Leak Detectors & Plumbing Inc. help you with your plumbing needs.

Drain pipe: Who you need to call?

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Drain pipe: Who you need to call?

Do it yourself plumbing can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your own ability. If you know the difference between a faucet and a drain pipe, you may be ahead of the game, but be careful. Rather than take the chance of causing more damage to your home to fix that drain pipe, call on a professional to do the job right the first time. Even if the water valves are off, there can be a significant amount of water in the pipes that can cause water damage in your home.

One quick call to citallplumbing.com can solve your problem at a reasonable cost and with professional quality work. That stopped garbage disposal can be the result of putting coffee grounds, bones or other things that should have been thrown in the trash rather than the disposal. As wonderful as the disposal is, if it is not treated properly, can be the source of great problems.

When your shower starts to resemble a bathtub rather than a shower, it could be hair and soap clogging the drain pipe in your shower. Trying to repair these things without the help of a professional can be more costly than calling a plumber to do the work for you. One quick phone call to 918-251-3155 can take care of your problem and get you back on the path to comfortable living and no leaks or blocks in your plumbing.

Do not waste your time trying to do repairs on equipment you are vaguely familiar with. Take the time to seek the help that will make your life the way it was before the blockage in your system.

The Tricky Nature of Water Leak Detection

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The Tricky Nature of Water Leak Detection

Why is water leak detection hard? The reason is a leak can occur anywhere in the plumbing system of a home. Since the homeowner is likely not familiar with the design of the interior plumbing system, detecting the leak is not just difficult. It really can prove to be impossible. More than a bit of confusion can exist about the exact location of the leak because the water can be running down the length of the pipes.

The telltale signs of water damage on a wall behind the shower plumbing could reflect a leak exactly where the damage is occurring. A leak in the rear of the faucets could be spraying water onto the reverse side of the wall. Or, it may not be. The leak could actually be the result of an imperfection in the connecting plumbing above the faucets. Once the water is turned on, the leak spews forth water from above and it lands on the wall.

Figuring this out just might be impossible for someone not versed in leak detection. Then again, even if the leak is discovered, someone who is not a plumber isn’t exactly going to be skilled enough to fix such a problem. Only experienced professionals are going to be capable of doing so. The best advice that can be given is to call a plumbing company at the first sign of water damage and potential leaks.

Finding the leak could prove to be a little tricky even when special tools and unique tests are employed to track down the source of the water. Again, plumbers with experience dealing with leaks and basic (and complex repairs) are going to be more than able to perform water leak detection and fix any problems that are present.

So, when a leak occurs, call C-It-All Leak Detectors & Plumbing, Inc. at 918.251-3155 right away.

Why Leak Detection Services are so Helpful

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Why Leak Detection Services are so Helpful

There are leaks that are fairly obvious to locate. When water comes out from beneath the cabinets under the sink, opening the doors is all it takes to reveal the water dripping out from leaky pipes. Not all leaks are so easy to find though. However, the traces of the leaks can be impossible to miss. To locate the source of the problem, calling in leak detection services is a must.

And there really can be serious consequences for those who do not get those leaks fixed.

Unless professional services are called, the leak is not going to stop. Plumbing problems do not get better on their own. Rather, the damage is going to continue to grow worse and worse. The signs of the damage are unmistakable. The formerly white paint in the ceilings and walls start to present yellowish and brownish circles reflecting growing water damage. The carpeting in a hallway might be damp. Worse, belongings stored in the closet could show signs of being ruined from water damage. Stepping on the tile in the bathroom causes you to sink. Damage has reached the subfloor and it is extensive thanks to warped wood.

These results might not even occur quickly.

Among the most common ways in which problems of this nature manifest is a slow and consistent dripping of water over time allows more and more water to collect. Collecting is not the only thing the water is doing. It is causing a lot of harm. A leak far out of the sight of the homeowner is at the root of this harm. Locating the leak is the first step to stopping the problem and only professional leak detection services are up to this task.

Industrial grade tools such as remote cameras along with various tests can be utilized to locate the source of the leak. Even infrared tools are used to find leaks hidden away someone in the plumbing system. Once the leak is located, immediate steps can be taken to fix the problem.

As soon as it is fixed, the further damage the leak is capable of causing is stopped.

A Guide to Emergency Plumbing Services

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A Guide to Emergency Plumbing Services

If you are faced with a plumbing emergency, you will no doubt need to hire a plumber who specializes in emergency plumbing services. It is important that you are able to identify what constitutes a plumbing emergency so you can properly locate a professional to help you.

If you notice that there are damp areas on the floors or walls of your home, this may an indication that there is a leak in a place that is unnoticeable. If you do not take care of these leaks immediately, the leak will become worse and it will cause extensive damage to the structure of your home.

If you notice that you are experiencing low water pressure, you may have a significant issue with the piping system in your home. Low water pressure is usually a sign of clogged drains or corroded and damaged pipes. This all can lead to home flooding and other major issues.

If the toilet in your home runs continuously, this may be a significant sign that something is wrong. While that in itself may not be a plumbing emergency, it will no doubt run up your water bill. Over the course of time, running toilets may overflow or just may stop running completely.

When you are in need of choosing a professional to handle your emergency plumbing services, there are a few things you want to keep in mind to ensure you are choosing the best one to handle your issues. It is important that you choose a plumber that is available 24/7 because plumbing emergencies wait for no one. They happen first thing in the morning, late at night, Sunday afternoon and anytime in between. You also want to choose a plumber that has several years of experience behind them. This is a good indication that the plumber has the knowledge and skills to tackle your plumbing problem.