Tubs and Showers

When it comes time to remodel your current bathroom, or you simply want an updated look, tub and shower replacement are a great way to modernize your bathroom’s appeal and function. From plain white, one-piece drop in units to contemporary cast-iron claw foots, complex arrangements or complete tile walls, tub and shower redo’s are an easy way to change the look of your bathroom while opening up the door to many custom and value increasing options along the way.

Many choices are available when replacing a tub assembly. If the tub is a combo as in many homes, it has three walls and an entrance, and is normally made of fiberglass. Sometimes one piece, other times, multi-piece, this assembly can be purchased in many colors with hundreds of wall designs and unique etched patterns. Replacement is basically straight-forward, with the extraction of the old tub combo the largest portion of the job. Installation of the new piece involves hooking up the drainage and tub/shower valve, then sealing all the work.

Stand alone claw foot tubs are an older design that has recently regained popularity. Elegant and contemporary, claw foot tubs sit on the floor away from any surrounding walls, with the drain stubbed up from the floor directly behind it. The tub/shower valve resembles a faucet, and is attached to the edge of the tub on one end. Claw-foot tubs range higher in price due to their design and construction, and are much heavier that standard fiberglass units. Installation is, once again, simple, just setting the tub in place and connecting pipes and water supplies.

Replacing a shower involves a few more decisions. Showers are usually of the fiberglass type as well, while some are complete tile assemblies with a shower pan underneath. Replacing a fiberglass assembly with another unit of the same style and size is relatively easy, and the most common type of replacement. The shower valve and drainage are disconnected, and the old shower assembly is pulled out. The new shower is then installed, connecting everything back up and sealing all the edges. Removal of sheetrock or wall material is usually necessary to accommodate the complete installations, as access to the shower valve is necessary. Replacing a tile shower is much more tedious, and as such is more expensive. Removal of all the tile work is the first step. This alone is complex work and can take some time. Disconnecting the drainage and shower valve is necessary. The shower pan is now accessible. If replacement of the shower pan is needed (older pans were made of lead, and often leaked), now is the time to do that job. Once all prep work has been completed, including valve replacement, drain work, and if necessary, the shower pan, a tile contractor can now come and reinstall all of the tiling, with thousands of colors and design options. Plumbers DO NOT do this task. Once all the tile has been replaced, a plumber can come back and finish the shower, installing the shower arm, handle, and trim plate.

Faucets

All sinks in your house have some sort of faucet attached. Single handle or two handle, faucets are the outlets of water inside the house. They come in thousands of different styles, finishes, sizes, and shapes. Your kitchens, bathroom sink, and utility sinks all require a faucet for operation, and we service and install them ALL.

Homeowners repair and replace faucets for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes faucets begin to drip after many years. Some corrode and rust. Some crack or break. Other times homeowners become tired of their current faucets and want to update the look of their kitchens and bathrooms. In 99% of new faucet installations, we recommend that you go out and purchase the faucet you like. This is because there are SO MANY different options of faucets on the market that if we were to pick one up for you, the odds of us getting the one you want are slim to none. Buying one yourself guarantees that you will get exactly what you are looking for, and seeing as how our prices hardly change due to the model or brand, your installation fees remain consistent. Fees only differ for lavatory and kitchen faucets. During the installation process, we will remove and dispose of your old faucet, and install your new unit, ensuring that everything functions properly before we leave. Labor warranty is our standard 12-month, with the faucet’s warranty defaulting to the manufacturer.

Not all faucet issues require complete replacement of the whole assembly. In many instances we can make small repairs to the faucet’s internal components to stop leaks or other problems. The replacement of small parts such as washers, springs, and cartridges can be a less expensive alternative to complete faucet replacement, sometimes halving the total cost to you. Often times simply repairing the existing faucet will give you many more years of dependable service without incident. No matter what make or model, style or finish, we service all faucets and can find almost any part necessary to complete the job. As always, all faucet repairs carry our 12-month warranty. Faucet replacements have this, as well as the manufacturer’s warranty on the faucet itself (usually 10 years or lifetime).

Toilets

Ever woken up in the middle of the night to the sound of a running toilet? Stumbling your way through the dark to jiggle the handle has never been a fun proposition, however, almost every toilet will, at some point, begin to run, leak, or make odd noises. This is simply the nature of the parts inside a toilet’s tank that comprise the flushing system. With a combination of brass, rubber, plastic, and other misc materials, there are multiple points for possible failure. Leaks from tank bolts or cracked valve shanks are common as well. Fill valves begin to wear out and allow excess water to enter the tank, flappers become warped and allow water to run into the bowl, and even the toilet’s flush handle can rust. We will resolve each and every one of these issues for you quickly and reliably, giving your toilets several more years of dependable, trouble-free usage.

When toilets reach a certain age, it is often best to replace the whole toilet itself rather than bother with smaller, detailed repairs. If your toilets are reaching 25-30 years of age, the flush pathways inside them are growing narrower and narrower with a build-up of calcium and lime, increasing the probabilities of clogs. There is no repair for this. In such cases, or if you simply want to update the look of your bathrooms with newer and higher quality equipment, it’s time to replace your toilets. With literally thousands of options for models and styles out there, there is guaranteed to be something out there for you. Prices for new toilets can range anywhere from $100 all the way up to and exceeding $4000, showcasing every possible feature you could think of. Though rare on lower priced models, features such as automatic flushing, heated seats, and LED lighting are available. We suggest that the homeowner purchase their own toilets and then have us install them. We suggest this due to the wide variety of toilet styles, colors, and features. We will answer any questions you may have along the way in your search for new toilets, as well as offer advice on brand selection, feature necessities, and pricing options. Regardless of which toilets you choose, we install them all, and we’ll even get rid of your older ones for you at no additional charge.

Misc Valves

The water system in your home is a complex network of pipes and valves. While the piping tends to require very little maintenance most of the time, plumbing valves are a different story. These valves are located everywhere from under your sinks to behind your toilets, from your water heater to your icemaker, from your dishwasher to your clothes washer. Also known as cut-offs, stops, or shut-offs, these valves all perform the same function: shutting off the supply of water to a fixture or area of the house. There is a large valve one on your main water line close to where it enters the home, next to your PRV (see” Pressure Valves” section), allowing you or your plumber to shut off the water to your entire house, allowing maintenance of the system. While all performing the same function, these valves are built in many ways and are used in specific places throughout the house.

“Stops” is the name generally given to the valves located under sinks and behind toilets. These small valves are used to cut off the supply of water to one fixture. They function on a simple shaft and rubber washer system, and often fail after repeated use. Small, slow drips are usually the first sign of an impending problem, and the valve should be immediately replaced.

Gate valves and ball valves are heavier-duty units used to isolate water at specific places in your plumbing system. They are in-line valves, meaning they are installed between two points of a waterline. Gate valves are usually made of brass, and employ a multi-turn handle to open or close a thick brass “shutoff” inside the valve body, thereby cutting off the supply of water. These valves are often found on water mains, above hot water heaters, and on various pipes throughout the home. Ball valves are also generally made of brass, and are operated using a lever-type handle that swivels a core less brass “ball” inside the valve body. Because of their design, ball valves require only 90 degrees of rotation to operate, rather than the multi-turn gate valves. While both types of valves function well, gate valves are more prone to failure after many years due to their construction, which employs a threaded brass rod to operate the gate. These rods often corrode and break, rendering the valve useless.

Another type of inline valve found in some houses (and on most water meters) is called a check valve. This component of the plumbing system uses a one-way “door” inside the valve, which allows water to pass through the valve once, and never flow back through. These valves are usually used to eliminate the possibility of contaminants that have entered the water in the home from passing back out to the county or city lines. Two types of “doors” are employed in a check valve. The first functions just like a door in your home, swinging on a hinge inside the valve, opening and closing with water flow. The other, known as a spring-check, uses a plate attached to a spring that opens and closes with pressure, allowing water to flow around its edges, closing the valve when pressure is equalized.

Just like any other plumbing item with moving parts, these valves fail on occasion. Add to that the presence of water, a highly corrosive (yes, really) liquid, and you have the recipe for disaster. We install and replace ALL of these valves and more. We will also install additional valves in areas of your home if you prefer, adding to the serviceability of your plumbing system, saving you time and money during future calls.

Copper pipe repair

A large percentage of homes have interior copper water piping, servicing all of the home’s plumbing fixtures. Toilets, faucets, water heaters, hose connections…all are often fed by copper piping. Copper is an excellent material to have in your home. It’s clean, sturdy, and handles temperature and pressure changes well. But let’s face it, even the highest quality products fail from time to time. Copper is no exception. Sometimes, small leaks will form on the joints connecting the copper piping together, dripping, unbeknownst to you, inside your walls or into your ceilings. Transition joints (copper joining plastic pipe) are also common locations for leaks. These small leaks can cause big problems, damaging sheetrock, hardwood floors, and carpeting. We will locate and access these leaks with minimal invasiveness or damage to walls or flooring, make the necessary repairs, and thoroughly test the system before we leave.

Copper piping often provides the connections to your water heater. Hot water heater inlets often leak due to age and to the corrosion of the galvanized stubs that connect the water lines to the top of the hot water heater. We will remove these faulty fittings and replace them with dielectric (corrosion-eliminating) fittings to remove any chance of future corrosion.

Copper, once the most popular material for main water lines, servicing your home from the street. Unfortunately, copper has weak areas that will often oxidize underground, causing severe leaks. It is not usually necessary to replace the entire waterline when this occurs. As such, we will dig and expose the leak, make any necessary repairs, cover everything back up, restore your water service and leave you with a full warranty. If the leak happens to be located at the penetration point (where the waterline enters the home), we can remove the faulty section and replace it, encasing it within a sleeve to ensure no future corrosion issues.

Slab Leaks

Many homes are built without a basement or crawlspace, instead locating the larger comfort systems (HVAC, water heaters, etc.) in the attic or utility rooms. These homes are supplied with water in the same manner as others, but the waterline penetrates the home through the slab, or the solid concrete foundation on which the home is built. The main waterline generally penetrates the slab at or near the water heater, but branches out underneath the slab to different parts of the house to feed the home’s plumbing fixtures, jutting up through the slab at each location and supplying the faucets, toilets, etc. In older homes, the waterlines were made of gray poly (see “Water Leak Repair” section), and were subject to constant problems. Being buried in the ground under the slab, the gray poly lines would frequently burst or split due to contact with rocks, or suffer similar problems due to temperature changes. But most of all, it was due to gray poly’s inferiority as a product. Copper pipes were also used under some homes, and were less prone to leaks. Often times, leaks on copper waterlines under the slab were attributed to the pipe not being properly wrapped or protected. Regardless, water leaks under the slab were problems for obvious reasons, with access to the pipes being impossible without destroying sections of the home’s foundation.

When a slab leak occurs, the most common sign is a dramatic increase in your monthly water bill. On occasion, if a hot waterline is the culprit, you will feel a temperature increase on the floor while walking in bare feet. Whether the break is on a hot or cold line, leak detection (see “Water Leak Detection” section) services will be necessary to determine the exact location of the leak. We offer this service at a very competitive rate, and will work the cost into the cost of the repair. Leak detection requires very specialized equipment designed to pinpoint water leaks in almost any location within a home. The equipment is very accurate, usually within inches.

Once the leak has been successfully located, accessing the leak is the next step. To do this, Any flooring in the area must be removed, stripping down to the bare concrete slab. Cutting or jack hammering of the area is then necessary to open a hole around the leak. Even then, the waterlines are buried to a depth up to 18 inches. After digging down to the waterlines and clearing away the mud made by the leak itself, the repair can be made. After this is complete, the lines are pressure-tested to ensure proper operation. The fixed section is then wrapped, and the dirt is filled \ into the hole. We then re-pour the concrete that was removed, leveling and smoothing the surface flush with the surrounding floor. After this new concrete is permitted to dry, the flooring can be repaired or replaced as necessary.

At times, drain lines under slabbed homes suffer can break as well. This is often due to substandard initial construction. The drain lines sometimes separate or crack. The problem usually presents itself as a clog or slow-draining fixture, and can only be located with a drain camera. With the camera, the exact location of the problem can be determined, and the slab removed as with a waterline leak. The repair process is similar; fixing the piping, filling the hole, and concreting back over the spot, smoothing it out again. Before the concrete is re-poured however, we camera the newly repaired section once more to ensure that all repairs were successful. We then test the line with water to check for leaks. Once everything is covered up, the flooring can be repaired.
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The tap water entering your home from Charlotte or North Fulton is actually very clean. It’s cleaned, treated, and filtered by Charlotte, and is proven safe for drinking, and has been in use for many decades. The taste of city tap water, however, leaves a little to be desired. Sometimes the chemicals used to treat and purify tap water can leave behind a taste that many consider to be unpleasant. It’s not uncommon for tap water to have a synthetic, almost metallic taste. There is sometimes a faint odor associated with tap water, depending on the age of your home and what part of town you live in. This smell is attributed to a combination of chlorine and other chemicals. It’s perfectly safe to drink and use throughout your home, but many homeowners are simply unsatisfied with the quality.

House water filter systems are a great way to further purify city tap water into an ultra-clear, tasteless, and refreshing end product. Good quality filter systems remove impurities, chemicals, and odors to supply bottled water-like flavor and clarity to your home’s faucets. These systems come in all shapes and sizes, and many are priced very affordably. From simple in-line units using a cartridge-type filter (typically about $150), to large-scale tank-type systems using a process called reverse-osmosis, the possibilities are endless. The systems are generally installed in an out of the way location, but with easy access to change filter cartridges or perform routine maintenance on the system. Filtration systems should be checked at a minimum of every 6 months, and cartridges or elements should be changed about as often, depending on the condition when checked.

We install all types of filtration systems, from the small units to large-scale assemblies feeding commercial properties. Installations differ for each type of system, and we can recommend the best setup for your home of business. Different filter applications work better in different environments, and we’ll help you pick the right one for your needs. Call the Charlotte Plumbing service to discuss your water filtration options. Contact Charlotte Plumbing
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FIRST, CALL US NOW!!! Don’t wait, you can incur thousands of dollars of damage to your home and personal property in a matter of minutes in a plumbing emergency. Call us now so we can react as fast as possible. Contact Charlotte Plumbing.
During plumbing emergencies, the first step is to stop the flow of water immediately. Do this by turning off the main water shutoff valve or the shutoff valve for the particular fixture or appliance. You and each member of your family should know the location of these shutoff valves.
If you can’t locate the Main shutoff, individual shutoff valves for fixtures and appliances can usually be found underneath sinks and toilets and behind clothes washers, water heaters and other appliances.
If the emergency is limited to a specific appliance or fixture, look for its shutoff valve and close the valve by turning clockwise. Turn off the main shutoff valve if the problem is a leaking pipe or if there is no shutoff valve for the particular fixture or appliance.
Leaks
If a pipe leaks or breaks or if a joint should loosen, turn off the main shutoff valve to prevent water damage. If you turn off the main water supply, turn off your hot water heater by turning off the circuit breakers and the gas supply to the hot water heater. Failure to do so can cause the hot water heater to overheat, damage the heating elements and injure anyone who unknowingly turns on a hot water faucet.
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Charlotte Plumber – Pressure Regulators
Every home is required by code to be equipped with a PRV, otherwise known as a pressure regulating valve or pressure reducing valve. This brass, cone-shaped large valve is located on your inbound main line, most of the time inside the home. You may never have seen this valve if you have a crawlspace or a finished basement, but, it’s there (or should be). The function of a PRV is to regulate the water pressure inside your home between 55 and 70 psi. The water pressure on your main waterline before it reaches your home, and subsequently your PRV, is around 130-160 psi. This is far too much for your faucets, toilet valves, and other plumbing fixtures to safely handle. This large amount of pressure would cause damage to the components in these items, causing damage and leaks. So in order to keep the water pressure at a safe level, a PRV is installed to reduce and regulate the pressure at a consistent level, extending the life of your plumbing fixtures and piping. They do this by using an internally mounted spring and diaphragm assembly that manages the pressure by moving the water through multiple chambers. Imagine the muffler on your car…only a little more complex.

Like any other valve, PRV’s have a limited lifespan. Their total working time depends on several things, including street pressure, usage, and quality, but the average lifespan of one of these ranges from 7-12 years, with some exceptions. PRV’s can be easily damaged, however, and often you will notice pressure issues in your home after only a few years. Small bits of debris can find their way into waterlines, damaging or clogging the mechanism that controls pressure. The internal diaphragm, being made of a softer material, can be torn if debris enters the valve. This event will often cause a humming or banging sound coming from your water pipes, known as water hammer. High quality valves are less apt, but still vulnerable to these problems. Some brands and models have a longer life expectancy than others, and we only install the highest quality, well known valves in your home. These valves come in sizes from 3/4″ to 1 1/2″ for residential applications, and even larger for commercial properties. We install and service them all. So when you see a sudden increase or decrease in your water pressure, unknown sounds when you use faucets or flush a toilet, or if it’s simply been several years since your last replacement, have your PRV replaced. It will save you costly repairs elsewhere in your home and keep your plumbing system in check.
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Charlotte Plumber – CAMERA INSPECTIONS
While no one really wants to see the inside of their home’s sewer line, it is sometimes imperative for plumbers to be fully aware of the condition of these pipes. Roots, collapses, breaks, and bellies can cause catastrophic damage to sewer line function and condition. You probably won’t even be aware of any existing issues until your home’s drains begin to slow, and eventually back up completely. After you’ve called us to clear your lines, we will camera your sewer line at no additional charge. This is because we consider this process to be a necessary step in the maintenance of your sewer system. Our sewer camera equipment offers the latest technology in the field, being digital and full-color, offering long range inspection and location possibilities.

Once the line is clear and we have inserted the camera, we can observe your sewer lie in its entirety, finding any problems which may have contributed to your stoppage. Older homes had cast iron or clay sewer lines, and this piping was subject to root penetration and collapse. Once we have located the source of the problem, we can prescribe the best remedy for the situation, being either repair or replacement. The use of a sewer camera also reduces costs all around. You, the customer, pay less because we can dig and expose only the damaged section of piping without having to search your entire yard. This saves not only on our costs, but on landscaping repairs as well.

Overall, sewer camera inspection is a necessary part of any sewer repair job. It saves time, money, and frustration from both parties, and offers further insight to your sewer problems.
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Charlotte Hot Water Heater Plumbing
All homes have one; or two. The fact of the matter is, water heaters are an integral part of any residential plumbing system. Not only do they provide hot water for showers, faucets, laundry and other uses, they are actually required by plumbing code and health regulations. They can be powered by natural gas or electricity, and can be located in a variety of locations in the home. It is common to find water heaters in basement, garages, attics, crawlspaces, and closets. Some older homes even had them in kitchens, bathrooms, or bedroom. This is now prohibited by code, stating that a water heater may NOT be located in ANY living space. So, basements and garages are now the most common locations for a heater.

Gas-powered water heaters function by using natural gas (or in some rare cases, propane) to heat the tank of water. A pilot light in the heater’s combustion chamber stays light 24 hours a day, and ignites the burner when the thermostat reads a temperature below the minimum setting. Temperatures are adjustable up to about 125-130 degrees Fahrenheit, although this is too hot for everyday use. Gas water heaters have an average life span of about 12-15 years with average use, and are the most common type of water heater. They require little to no maintenance, and provide quick, efficient heat. We install Rheem water heaters, most notably the Guardian/Fury models. This is due to the fact that Rheem heaters have an excellent track record for quality, long service life, and excellent customer service.

Electric water heaters use 220-240 volt electricity to operate heating elements inside the tank. These elements are controlled and monitored by thermostats located on the side of the unit. By using the electricity, the thermostats heat the element red hot, thus heating the surrounding water inside the tank. On most models, there is an upper and a lower element and thermostat. Often times during an electric water heater’s life, the heating elements and thermostats may have to be serviced or replaced. This can be caused by electrical surges, faulty wiring, or other circumstances. The repair is generally inexpensive, and we can perform it for you within an hour. Electric heaters last for about the same amount of time as gas units, and when replacement time comes, we are your guys. We replace anywhere from 10-15 heaters every week, sometimes more. We have a ready supply of any type of water heater you prefer, and we will supply you with a full warranty, both on our labor and the heater itself.
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Charlotte Waterline Repair
When it comes time to replace your home’s main water service line, look no further. We have personally performed almost 25,000 waterline installations in the Charlotte and surrounding areas in the past 20 years. We are Charlotte’s premier experts on the subject, and the only number you should call when the time comes. Here is why:

Trenchless Technology: Our waterline technicians know you care about the appearance of your yard and landscaping. That’s why when it comes time to replace your waterline, we use (when possible) a trenchless method of installing your waterline which includes boring through the ground and placing your new waterline in the new tunnel. Rarely do we actually need to trench your yard, leaving a long, obvious dirt line where we have been. It is sometimes necessary due to certain property limitations and grading, but more often than not, you’ll never even know we were there.

Utilities Marking: We always notify your local utilities authority and have them mark your underground electrical, phone, cable, gas, fiber-optic, or any other county/city-owned lines. Not only does this save both ourselves and the customer headaches of further repairs, it is also the law. We will provide you with ample notice of the city’s progress and also supply you with a locate number if you prefer.

Experience: We have replaced almost 25,000 waterlines in the Charlotte and surrounding areas. At this point, after 20 years of experience, there is little we haven’t seen. Be it residential, commercial, industrial, or even agricultural, or waterline experts can do it all and then some.

Polyethylene: We use only polyethylene piping for our waterline installations. This is due to the materials inherent strength, flexibility, resistance to temperature and pressure, and ease of use. The product is also much less expensive than copper, saving you money. It comes with a 25-year pro-rated warranty, and an additional 1-year warranty from us on parts and labor. We use brass fitting instead of plastic parts like some other companies. We also flush your line before final connection to ensure no dirt or debris has entered the line, causing possible problems in your home.

Pricing: We offer some of, if not THE best rates on waterline replacement. We are able to do this because of our technicians’ high level of skill, allowing him quicker completion times. It is also due to the sheer volume of replacement jobs we are contracted for. With an average of 3-7 everyday, waterline replacement is our main service. We have a stellar reputation for outstanding service and support, along with excellent pricing. Check out all of our satisfied customer reviews on www.kudzu.com.
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Charlotte Sewer Repair and Plumbing
When sewer line clogs or stoppages become frequent and costly, it is time to take further action and stop paying for monthly calls to clear the line. Repairing the damaged section of piping, or possibly replacing the entire line are your best options at this point, as most plumbing companies (including Charlotte Plumbing Service) can NOT warranty frequent drain cleaning. We can, however, warranty complete sewer line replacements or repairs.
“Spot” repairs, as they are called, consists of digging up the section of damaged sewer line (located precisely beforehand with specialized equipment; this ensures no unnecessary damage to your yard), cutting out the bad section, and replacing it with a new section. We will also inspect the sewer line while performing this process o ensure that no further issues exists down line. After the repair has been tested, we will cover the hole or trench and grade it smooth.

Entire sewer line replacement is the recommended choice to ensure that no problems will occur again. During this process, we dig and extract the entire sewer line from the ground, removing any roots around the pipe and clearing a path for the new sewer piping. We install the new sewer line in PVC, beginning at your home and running it all the way to the curb or city/county tap. During the process, we will install a backwater valve if necessary, as well as cleanouts (access points) every 50 feet as required by code. We will then “bed” the new sewer line in correctly. “Bedding in” is the term given to seating the line properly in the trench, using hard earth, gravel or sand to form a solid base on which the new piping will rest. Many companies skip this step, and as a result are often called back several years later to repair bellies in the sewer line. Once this is complete, we will test the line adequately before covering it up and grading the ground smooth to allow for proper grass growth and landscaping repair. We do not perform landscaping work, but will make it easy for whoever does. Our sewer line replacements include a 5-year warranty on function and service. Make sure to call the #1 Charlotte Sewer Repair specialist for the last 25 years. Contact us now.
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Charlotte Plumber – Drain Cleaning and Repair

Charlotte plumbing service offers a wide variety of sewer and drain related services. Our trained technicians will be glad to snake out your sewer line with a rotary cable machine and can do a video inspection of your line to determine the root of your problem. The technician can also determine the source of an annoying and potentially dangerous sewer smell with a sewer line smoke test. For larger jobs, Charlotte Plumbing also offers hydrojet services.
Make sure to hire the TOP drain team in Charlotte because there are numerous possible causes such as:
Backed up sewer lines
Plugged drain pipes
Grease & sludge build-up
Dirt & mineral clogs
Tree roots in pipes
Rust or other deposits in water
Clogged storm drains
Catch basin disrepair
Sewage & drain issues
Our plumbers are trained and have the experience to handle any of these conditions with no problem.
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Charlotte Plumber Service
The Charlotte Plumbing Service offer a variety of complete plumbing services designed to meet all your residential and commercial needs. From water heaters to water lines, sewer lines to slab leaks, faucets to freeze breaks, we do it all. Our plumbers are skilled, professional, friendly and efficient, providing you with the highest quality service at the most competitive rates. All of our work is backed by a full warranty, ranging from one to ten years, depending on the job performed. We are available 7 days a week, and you will reach an actual person every time you call, not a recording.

Services Offered:
-Waterline Repairs/Replacements
-Sewer Line Repairs/Replacements
-Drain Cleaning
-Water Heaters
-Tankless Water Heaters
-Faucet Repair/Replacement
-Toilet Repairs/Replacement
-Complete Leak Detection
-Leak Repair
-Slab Leaks
-Sump/Ejector Pump Systems
-Filter Systems
-Gas Line Installations/Repair
Don’t see the service you need? Just ask. We probably offer it. This is just a SHORT list of the complete range of plumbing services we offer. We have performed over 25,000 waterline replacements in the Charlotte and surrounding areas, and offer same-day service. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. Check out our reviews on www.kudzu.com. Call us today!
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Leak repair

Not all plumbing leaks are easily found. In fact, many aren’t visible at all. Plumbing leaks often occur inside walls, ceilings, appliances, attics, and often times under floors. In many cases, the only way a leak becomes apparent is when your water bill arrives, only to be two, three, or even ten times its normal amount. Leaks often show up as stains on sheetrock ceilings, wet spots in walls or on carpeting and floors, or in outside cases, mushy spots and water puddles in the yard. Locating these leaks and their sources can be hairy and frustrating work without the right training and latest equipment.
We offer complete plumbing leak detection and location services as part of our wide
range of Charlotte Plumbing services. Using the most sophisticated equipment, we are able to pinpoint with incredible accuracy the source of the leak. Whether behind a wall or under a concrete slab, our leak detection equipment will quickly find the problem by using a high-frequency listening device to zero in on minute pressure differences within the pipes. The pressure differentials are often caused by tiny pinholes or splits in the piping, and would be otherwise undetectable by the human ear. When no water is being used in the house by faucets, washing machines, etc., there should be no noise within the water pipes. Any hissing or other small noises are indicative of a leak, and by locating the source of the noise we are able to access the area and expose the leak. Accuracy of this equipment is surprisingly high, with most leaks being detected within 6 inches of their exact location. On some occasions, multiple leaks are present, and by the use of this equipment we are able to pinpoint several problem areas at once. This way, there are no surprises. The Charlotte Plumbing service has been locating these leaks for over 25 years. Hire the best for such an important job.

Prices for these services are fair and competitive, and will be applied towards the cost of the plumbing leak repair, should you choose to have the Charlotte Plumbing Service complete the work. In many cases, home insurance will cover the cost of the repairs performed as a result of these plumnbing leaks. Individual insurance policies vary, however, so be sure to check before you assume they will help. And as always, all of our repairs include a 12 month warranty (not applicable with polybutylene repairs).
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Our team technicians arrive in fully stocked vehicles with the state-of-the-art tools, equipment and comprehensive products to service your needs for repair, maintenance or new installation quickly and with expert professionalism.
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In these ways we aim to generate the customer satisfaction and repeat business that only comes from addressing questions, offering exceptional value and doing the job right the first time.

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-Toilet Repair & Installation
-Trenchless Sewer Lining
-Tubs, Sinks, Faucets, And Toilets
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-Water Line Repair
-Water Saving Toilets

For all your plumbing needs large or small give us a call today for a fast and convenient appointment!
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Published on
December 5, 2012in
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Tags:
Leaky Faucets,
Save Money,
Water Bill

Let’s face it: financial times are tight for most people these days, and we could all use a little help when it comes to cutting our monthly expenses down. Fortunately, there are some very simple things you can do to conserve on your water usage and save extra money each month. Here are some helpful tips to save money on your water bill:

Your shower head. Did you know that your shower head may be using as much as five and a half gallons of water per minute? By switching to a low-flow shower head, you can conserve up to three gallons of water per minute. That’s a considerable savings. Low-flow shower heads are relatively inexpensive, and super easy to install, so you simply cannot afford to not make the switch now.

Displace the water in your toilet chamber. Your toilet really doesn’t need to use all of the water it does to flush and then refill. Lift the cover of the toilet chamber and place a brick or large rock in there to displace the water so that you use less with each flush.

Turn off the water when you are not using it. This may seem like common sense, but the truth is that there may be times you are unnecessarily using water that you are not even aware of. For example, if you are brushing your teeth or washing your hair, you really only need to be running clean water when you rinse.

Leaky faucets. That small drip may not seem like a lot, but it can add up a lot over time and cost you a considerable amount on your water bill. If you need some convincing of how much water you can waste with a single leaky faucet, place a bucket under the faucet overnight and see what you are left with.

Choose showers over baths. The average bath time takes a total of thirty-five gallons of water. Compare this to the standard fifteen to twenty-five gallons of water for a quick shower, and it is easy to see why you should skip the bath in favor of the shower.

Your home’s plumbing is a major investment, and one that you will need to last for many years to come. Don’t take any chances with faulty plumbing materials or installation. Put all of your plumbing needs in the hands of competent, trustworthy professionals like us, Denver Plumbing & Heating. We can be reached by telephone, at 720-336-2700.

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Published on
May 20, 2013in
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Tags:
anode rod,
Gas hot water heaters,
Heating element,
Hot Water Heater,
hot water problem,
No Hot Water,
pilot light,
Sediment buildup,
Thermostat

No Hot Water!

Have you ever woken up early with visions of jumping into a warm steam shower, only to find that your shower is freezing cold and you have no hot water? If so, then you understand what a pain in the you know what it can be to have a problem with your hot water heater.

Fortunately, in many cases, this problem is easily solved . . . as long as you know what is causing it. Here are some reasons why your hot water is not working properly:

The pilot light. This is the simplest and easiest hot water problem to fix. Check your water heater to make sure the pilot light is still on (check your owner’s manual if you need helping finding the pilot light, as it is well hidden). If the pilot light is out, then you should follow the manufacturer’s instructions for how to re-light it.

Watch the video below to Troubleshoot the Pilot Light in a Hot Water Heater

(Did you notice he left his flashlight in the hot water heater when he put the covers back on, lol.)

Gas hot water heaters. If you have a gas hot water heater, then your problem may be caused by a leak in the gas line leading to the appliance. If this is the case, you may notice a rotten egg smell around the water heater. This is a very dangerous problem and should only be handled by professionals, so call your plumber immediately.

Heating element. In the case of not enough hot water, or hot water that is not hot enough, it may be that you need to replace the heating element on your water heater.

Sediment buildup. Over time, water contaminants can build up and harden in the bottom of your water heater, reducing its ability to produce ample hot water. You can combat sediment buildup by cleaning your water heater regularly, softening hard water with a water softening agent, and reducing the temperature of the water heater to 130 degrees. However, if the tank itself is rusty, you cannot remove that buildup and you will have to replace the water heater altogether.

Rust colored water. Hot water heaters contain an anode rod (sometimes called a sacrificial rod) that slowly dissolves to prevent rust from collecting inside the water tank. When the anode rod starts failing, the rust starts showing in the water. Replacement of the anode rod fixes this issue.

Smelly water. If the water starts smelling like rotten eggs, there is probably a bacterial infection inside of the tank. These bacteria feed on the hydrogen gas that is emitted by the anode rod. To fix this problem, flush out all the water from the tank and fill it with 2 pints of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution (assuming a 40 gallon tank). Let this solution sit in the tank for 2 hours before refilling it with water. If the problem persists, replace the anode rod with a zinc alloy anode rod.

Temperature and pressure relief valve. I f there is a water leak the water T&P relief valve may be releasing excess water because of water overheating. Reduce the thermostat setting and see if this eliminates the leak. Also, consider replacing the valve itself. If the leak is originating underneath the tank or the water that is leaking out is rusty, there may be a hole in the tank itself because of rust. If this is the case, a water tank replacement is in fact necessary.

Thermostat problems. If you have some hot water, but it’s just not hot enough, it may be that you need to adjust the temperature on your water heater thermostat. It may even be that your thermostat is not working correctly, in which case you may need to replace it.

Your home’s plumbing is a major investment, and one that you will need to last for many years to come. Don’t take any chances with faulty plumbing materials or installation. Put all of your plumbing needs in the hands of competent, trustworthy professionals like us, Denver Plumbing & Heating. We can be reached by telephone, at 720-336-2700.

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One good thing about Denver Plumbing & Heating is that you are assured of honest plumbing service. We will repair or replace the water heater, furnace or shower in your bathroom, find leaks, fix your AC or clear out a clogged drain. You are guaranteed plumber services are dependable. Our certified plumbers in Denver offer very competitive price rates. A professional Denver plumber can install, repair, and maintain almost all elements surrounding plumbing systems. We are also capable of troubleshooting and regular maintaining for all your plumbing needs.
Call Denver Plumbing & Heating for all your residential and commercial plumbing needs in Denver! From leaky faucets to hot water heater repair, from the kitchen and bathroom to the laundry room, our expert plumbers can make sure all your plumbing is in prime working condition! Our dispatchers and plumbers are on call 24/7 to take care of any Denver plumbing repair emergencies that you may have. If you are in need of a plumbing services now, call Denver Plumbing & Heating first! Some companies will “fix” things that don’t need fixing, not Denver Plumbing & Heating air conditioning technicians. Our goal is gaining loyal customers who are pleased with our work and will tell their friends and family about us. Don’t pay extra! We offer free estimates for all residential and commercial plumbing jobs in Denver! Contact us today for a free estimate at your home or office.
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What to Consider when Choosing a Denver Plumber

Denver Plumbing
There are different factors to consider while finding a plumber in Denver. This is most especially when you need an emergency plumbing service in the middle of the night.
When searching for a Denver plumber, you can compare the hourly rates of Denver plumbing companies. It does not always mean that getting the lowest rate equals quality service. There are discount plumbing companies that offer very affordable rates, although provide clients with lousy and slow service. Hence, a thorough research and comparison are equally essential throughout your search for the best plumbing company.
Another thing to consider when searching for the best Denver plumber is the reputation of the company. Bear in mind that the biggest companies are often misconceived as the best in the industry, although most reputable and established companies can still provide superior services. Hence, you can check the track records of plumbing companies so as to find the best plumber possible.
You should also consider Denver plumbing companies that offer quality and affordable plumbing fixtures and supplies. This can greatly help you reduce your expenses, especially when you have a major repair, renovation, or remodeling project. Throughout your search for a quality plumber, you will want to ask for referrals or recommendation from friend and relatives. They can be a reliable source, based on their personal experience with specific residential or commercial plumbers. Referrals are a strong indication of customer satisfaction or other wise. A certified Denver plumber should also present necessary licenses and insurance, assuring you of a workers’ compensation and general liability. This way you are not held liable for any damage in case of an accident if your plumber is certified and insured.
We are a Denver, Colorado heating, cooling, plumbing, air conditioning, and furnace repair, service, replacement and maintenance company that cares about our customers. We only hire top notch technicians for air conditioner repairs and furnace repairs as well as all air conditioner replacements, heater repair and furnace replacements
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Three Ways to Prevent Clogged Drains
Published on
November 14, 2012in
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Tags:
Clogged Drains,
Denver Plumber,
Drain screens

Some plumbing problems you just can’t avoid, due to faulty materials, poor installation, or simple wear and tear over time. However, there are certain plumbing problems that you can avoid by taking proper precautionary measures. To save yourself from unnecessary spending (and unwanted headaches), you should uphold some basic practices to protect your plumbing from avoidable mishaps. One of the simplest plumbing problems – and easiest to prevent – is that of clogged drains. How do you keep from blocking up your plumbing in such a way? Here are three ways to prevent clogged drains:

Drain screens. These are very simple little contraptions that can go a long way in protecting your drains from clogs. Drain screens are exactly what they sound like: screens that cover your drains. They are generally made of metal or plastic, and can be found in any chain retail, hardware, or home improvement store. Simply place the drain screen over the drain to block hair and soap scum from drains, and be sure to clean the screens frequently.

Boiling water. Even if your drains don’t become clogged with things like hair and other debris, you can bet that there is a collection of buildup from things like soap scum, water calcium, and other substances that grow on each other to form a nasty, mucky build up. One of the best, most simple, ways to clear out this buildup and keep drains free and clear of clogs is to pour boiling water down your drains once every week. Simply heat a pot of water on the stove to boiling, and then slowly pour it down each drain.

Be careful of what you allow into your drain. Even the smallest things, like hairs, sand, and food remnants, can work together over time to create some major drainage problems. Pay close attention to what you are allowing down your drain, and use a screen, stopper, and/or drain filter whenever necessary. Also, you should never pour hot grease down a drain. That grease may be in liquid form while it is hot, but it will harden when it cools and could very easily stick to your pipes and clog your drain.

Your home’s plumbing is a major investment, and one that you will need to last for many years to come. Don’t take any chances with faulty plumbing materials or installation. Put all of your plumbing needs in the hands of competent, trustworthy professionals like us, Denver Plumbing & Heating. We can be reached by telephone, at 720-336-2700.

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