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Is Your Home’s Plumbing Prepared for Cold Weather?

Summers always go by quickly, but this one went especially fast. It’s September already which means it’s time to start preparing the home for colder months ahead. There are a few major plumbing maintenance tasks as well as essential repairs that should be performed before winter if possible. One of these tasks includes water heater repair. As the experts in plumbing repair including water heater repair for Minneapolis and the surrounding areas, we’d like to cover some of these important tasks.

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Water Heater Repair

A water heater can be one of the most relied upon modern conveniences in the home and at All Ways Drains, our job is to make sure it’s something you can depend on. The older a water heater gets, the more likely it is to break down. As a general rule, a tank style water heater will last, on average, 8 to 12 years. If your water heater is pushing the 10-year mark, there’s a good chance it’s time to replace. It is possible for a water heater to last almost twice this long, but it is advisable to have it checked.

You should also check your water heater for rust or corrosion; this is a huge indicator of the need for water heater replacement. Most hot water tanks are made out of steel and will eventually rust. You may even notice rust in your hot water when it’s drawn from the tap. It is important you call us to take a look and determine if you require water heater replacement right away.

As a water heater ages, sediment will build up on the bottom of the tank. As the sediment is heated and reheated, it eventually will harden. This causes strange noises as well as lower efficiency.

Can’t get your water to warm up? Give us a call for water heater repair as soon as possible so you can enjoy hot showers all winter!

Pipe Repair or Replacement 

Old, outdated pipes can cause a multitude of problems including freezing. Galvanized pipes can cause low water pressure and blockage. If you see signs of rust on the pipes or if they suffer from low water pressure or repeated clogs or leaks then we recommend repiping with copper or PEX pipes, which do not rust. When you enlist All Ways Drains, we can replace old outdated types of piping systems with new copper or PEX piping that can last you much longer.

Appliance Repair

Appliances always seem to act up at the most inopportune time. So, if you’ve been noticing a small problem all summer, have it fixed before it can turn into a big problem this winter. If you are dealing with a leaky faucet, clogged drain or broken garbage disposal, suffer no more! Give us a call and we can send someone out to your home as soon as possible.

When you are in need of plumbing fixture and water heater repair, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422. Or, contact us today for a Free Estimate.

Water Jetting/Hydro Jetting to Get Your Drains Back Up & Running

Every now and then, a drain can become super clogged. This can be a frustrating experience that can affect the overall comfort of a home with no end in sight. Right now, we are spending a lot of time in our homes so comfort and convenience is of utmost importance. That is where professional plumbing comes in. Here at All Ways Drains, we offer high pressure water-jetting or hydro jetting for the Edina area and can help get your drains running like they should in no time. Technology is constantly advancing and making once impossible or highly invasive jobs more cost-effective and less invasive. Water jetting, also known as hydro-jetting is just one of those inventions.

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Many people might think hydro jetting is only for commercial use. However, it is more than appropriate for residential home plumbing troubles. Hydro jetting is a versatile system and works well for both large and small jobs. Even the toughest clogs can’t stand up to hydro jetting. Hydro jetting is a popular solution that provides clean, safe and fast relief; it is an efficient process that is completely safe on your drains. Hydro jetting is probably one of the coolest parts of our jobs. Using a high-pressure water jet, our technicians at All Ways Drains can quickly clear out years of hardened debris from your drains. The water jet is also powerful enough to smooth the inner texture of the pipe, which gets rid of any porous patches that form clogs. This prevents future clogs before they start and gets your pipes back up and working like they should.

The major benefits to hydro jetting versus chemical, cable or snake cleaning is that water jetting is much more effective on grease clogs and things like sludge, dirt and sand. Where a cable just tends to pass through these items and spread them out, the hydro jetter is capable of actually cleaning these materials from the pipe and getting it out of the pipe rather than basically spreading it through the pipe. It is also possible to cut invasive roots faster and better with the hydro jetter.

Have a super clog? Give us a call at All Ways Drains today! We take pride in our outstanding customer service and want to be sure that if you are ever in need of water jetting or any other of our many services, you will come to us first. We understand that now more than ever it is vital for you to find a plumber you can trust and that’s why we strive to be that type of plumber for you.

For information on hydro jetting in the Edina area, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422 or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

COVID-19 Business Update

We have been monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic carefully and are taking extra measures to ensure the health of our staff and customers. We realize our company is in a unique position due to going in and out of many homes and businesses each day, while dealing with or handling substances that may carry disease. We have, therefore, instituted new rules for our employees in order to help prevent the spread of disease and sickness such as COVID-19.

  • Our field employees have been instructed to use hand sanitizer before entering and when leaving each job in addition to washing hands regularly. (Luckily, we already had a lot of hand sanitizer that we had been using as giveaways at tradeshows!)
  • A separate, new garbage bag will be used for each job, which will be disposed of in either the on-site dumpster or taken to our shop and disposed of in our dumpster. 
  • We will continue to use new nitrile gloves for each job. 
  • All our employees have been instructed to stay home if they are sick.
  • We are trying to have our office employees work remotely from their homes as much as possible during this time.

Some additional steps our customers can follow:

  • If you are sick or have been exposed to the Coronavirus, please call to cancel your appointment. If it is a plumbing emergency that needs immediate attention, please call to let us know so we can discuss extra precautions to keep our technicians safe.
  • Please avoid physical contact with our technicians during the appointment. We will greet you with a warm smile but not a handshake at this time.
  • Please wash your hands prior to our arrival. With your permission, our technician will wash their hands as well. Otherwise, they will use the hand sanitizer they have with them.

Thank you in advance for your patience during this challenging time. Keeping everyone healthy and safe is our highest priority. If you have questions, concerns or extra precautions you would like us to implement when entering your home, just let us know.

We are still available 24/7 to help with any of your plumbing needs. Give us a call at 612-922-9422, or you can contact us.

When is It Time to Call a Plumbing Contractor?

So you know you’ve got a plumbing issue; but how do you know when it’s time to call a plumbing contractor? If you’re like many other home and business owners, that answer may not always be so clear. While a simple slow drain may be something you can take care of on your own, a blocked sewer line is something that must by handled by professionals. Identifying and correcting plumbing issues is a daunting task for anyone without training. And, if something goes wrong, you could have an expensive mess on your hands; one that your insurance may not cover. As the trusted plumbing contractor for Coon Rapids and the surrounding areas, we’d like to cover some of the plumbing issues that could mean it’s time to call the pros. 

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Sewer Problems

How do you know if your sewer is experiencing issues? For one, if the drains around your house are suddenly much slower to drain, or if a bubbling sound comes from the drain, there may be a clog. And if wastewater is backing up into the drain, an unmistakable smell will be present.

Clogged Pipes

Most of the time it’s easy to clear a clogged pipe with a plunger or sewer snake. Home remedies are also sometimes effective. However, chemical drain cleaners can’t clear most clogged pipes and their toxic ingredients can damage your plumbing system. For stubborn clogs, call in a trusted, experienced plumbing contractor to clear the lines safely and effectively.

Leaks

For some minor leaks, simple plumbing repairs like tightening a connection or swapping out the washer and gasket could work. However, if an easy fix doesn’t take care of the issue, you’ll need a professional plumber. Fixing leaky showerheads, toilets, faucets and pipes not only helps you conserve water, it can also prevent further damage to your plumbing system and your home.

Bad Water Pressure 

A sudden dip in your water pressure is a sure sign that you have a problem in your plumbing system. Finding the cause of this annoying problem can be a challenge, and probably one that you can’t fix on your own so it’s best to leave it to the pros.

Have you been experiencing some of these common plumbing problems and are in need of a professional plumbing contractor for your Coon Rapids property? Call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422, or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.

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