Plumbing problems can hit you at any time, putting a wrench in your day and your wallet. A & W Plumbing and Heating, Inc. offers you award-winning service with flat-rate pricing, that’s done right the first time.
The options are endless when choosing a plumber, but when your problem can’t wait, our 24/7 team is ready to get your toilet, shower or pipes flowing properly. You can rest assured that our friendly plumbers are dedicated to providing quality plumbing solutions to our Mt. Vernon, IL community.
- Water Heater Repair and Installation
- Tankless Water Heater Services
- Bathroom Remodeling
- Burst Pipe Repair
- Drain Cleaning
- Water Filtration Systems
- Water Leak Detection
- Water Softeners
- Clogged Toilet Repair and Toilet Installation
- Kitchen Plumbing and Garbage Disposals
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Frozen Pipes Require Fast Action!
When you have a frozen pipe, it’s critical to take quick action to limit the amount of damage to your home or building. The first step is to call a professional plumber for immediate repair. While you are waiting for the 24-hour emergency plumber to arrive, there are steps you can take to help control the situation and minimize the damage:
- First, you need to take safety precautions. If the leak is near electrical outlets or cables, turn off the power to that area.
- Next, turn off the water supply to prevent further damage. If hot water is coming from the pipe, also turn off the supply valve on the water heater.
- If your pipes aren’t completely frozen and there is water running through them, turn the faucets on to help drain the water. If the pipe is frozen, don’t attempt to unthaw it until after it’s been inspected and repaired by a professional.
Don’t attempt to repair the pipe until after the professional arrives to assess the situation and determine the best course for action. Once the issue is under control, ask the plumber for tips on how to prevent frozen pipes in the future. They can offer advice on how to improve insulation around the pipe and actions to take in extremely cold weather. If you have a frozen outdoor faucet, ask the plumber if the hose bib needs to be relocated further into the building for added insulation.
How to Avoid Clogged Drains
Let’s face it, having to deal with a clogged drain is a nuisance. You may have to cope with standing water in a sink, shower or bathtub, and foul odors coming from the drains. Fortunately, you can avoid blocked drains by following these steps:
- Keep food scraps out of drains: When doing the dishes, first scrape the food into the trash. Even if you have a garbage disposal, you should avoid putting food down the drain. You should also never pour grease down the sink. Instead, let it cool in a container and then throw it in the garbage.
- Keep hair out of bathroom drains: Placing screens over the drains in your shower or bathtub will help collect hair and prevent it from going down the drain.
- Only flush waste and toilet paper down the toilet: Toilets are only meant to dispose of waste and toilet paper. Anything else can risk causing a clog.
- Schedule regular professional drain cleanings: Having professionals regularly clean your drains can ensure any blockage is removed and help prevent clogs.
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Tankless vs. Conventional Water Heaters
Considering switching to a tankless hot water heater? There are plenty of benefits! Some of the advantages include:
- On demand hot water: Instead of heating a large amount of water and storing it in a tank, tankless water heaters warm up water as you are using it. This means more energy efficiency and less maintenance as a result. Even though a tankless unit costs more than a traditional electric, gas, or propane hot water heater, it requires less energy, thus lowering the size of your energy bill.
- Longer-lasting: Because tankless units heat water less frequently than traditional units, the wear and tear is considerably less. As a result, they can last up to twice as long. Not only will you spend less on repairs, but you will also have to pay for a replacement half as often with a tankless water heater. Even though the initial cost is higher, it will end up saving you money in the long run.
- Save space: Tankless hot water heaters also take up far less space, since they don’t require the use of a tank. If you have a small house, then this might be all you need. You can also use a tankless system in a larger house as well, but you may need to install an additional unit depending on the size of your house.