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International Day of Peace – How Your Plumbing is Saving You

International Day of Peace – How Your Plumbing is Saving You

September 21st marks “International Peace Day,” an official day created by the United Nations in 1984 where all nations can come together and commit to their shared interest in World Peace. Most global tensions stem from the competitive need for energy resources and food supply.

A unifying concern of the world is access to clean water, and how climate change is affecting our ability to acquire it. Most people are unaware of how modern plumbing has facilitated our lives and allowed us luxuries our ancestors did not have. Let’s take a look at how plumbing as we know it is being affected by the effects of global warming.

How Plumbing Technologies Affect Us

It may seem like common sense that plumbing is convenient, but most people don’t really understand to what extent these systems improve our quality of life on a daily basis.

Climate change is affecting the way we acquire water, the quality of that water, and the amount of water we have access to. Here are a few ways modern plumbing is helping you:

  • plumbingtechnologyTransporting consumable water to you, and wastewater away from you. Studies show that access to clean water and safe disposal of wastewater has extended life expectancy in the human race more than any medical advancement out there!
  • Filtration systems remove pollutants, sediments, and illness from our drinking, cooking, and bathing water — you can use the water in your home and not stress about becoming ill.
  • Eco-friendly technologies and plumbing systems provide water efficiency, controlling the overuse of water and saving consumers billions of gallons of water and dollars every year. This is best for places affected by drought and water scarcity, but everyone benefits from water efficiency.

Speaking of Water Droughts…

waterdroughtsStudies are showing concerning records of water droughts on a global scale. Droughts are lasting longer and water is becoming more scarce.

Plenty of states and countries are implementing emergency conservation restrictions on water use, or they’ll quite literally run out of water.

This leads to overheating and environmental dryness, which in turn become terrifying and unstoppable forest fires. And you can’t put out fires without water…

On the opposite end of the spectrum, climate unbalancing has also lead to rising sea levels and flooding in inhabited areas. It is said that natural disasters displace three times as many people as international conflicts, forcing large migrations of people to find a home elsewhere.

World Peace Can Start With Water

worldpeaceThe whole world agrees that our water supply must be protected. This is a job for everyone, not just a select few.

Increasing awareness on how to preserve, conserve, and reuse water will benefit all of us now, and all future generations to come. Humans are 60% water! We cannot survive without it.

Finding environmentally friendly solutions to increase water efficiency should be everyone’s business. This isn’t a problem best left for tomorrow. What good would all the modern plumbing be if there is no consumable water left to ‘consume?’

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On Peace Day, take a moment to reflect how much nature has done for you, and does for you every day. We are quite literally all in this together, and it’s time to start being mindful about how we are treating our planet.

Egos and money will not keep you alive – but food and clean water will. At the end of the day, we are all organisms in search of the same thing – peace on earth.


Let’s Go Back to School: Our Plumbing 101 Guide to the Basics

Let’s Go Back to School: Our Plumbing 101 Guide to the Basics


It’s August and that means it’s back to school time for many of us with kids. This month we’re going to “school” those homeowners out there that are tired of their home’s plumbing being a misunderstood mystery.

We may not be able to answer all your questions or make you a master plumber, but we can give you the basics of how the water gets into your house, how it’s controlled, and finally how it makes its way out of your home after you’ve put it to good use.

Ready to learn a few things? Let’s start off with some basics!

All Homes Rely on a “Pipe System” to Deliver Water

pipesystemIf you live in a town or city, your home is hooked up to the municipal water supply. If you live in the country you may have your own well. Either way, the water enters your home through a central supply line or pipe.

From here the water is directed to your various faucets and appliances through a network of pipes. These pipes often have a way to shut off the supply before the faucet so that a plumber can make repairs without interrupting service to the entire home.

Depending on the age of your home, your pipes could be made from a variety of materials. They may be metal in the form of copper tubing, steel, or cast iron.

Other homes, especially those recently built are likely to have pipes constructed from plastic, either PVC or PEX tubing. No matter what they’re made of, their function remains the same, bring water from an outside supply to our kitchens, bathrooms, or wherever you see a faucet.

Beyond the Kitchen Plumbing, Where Else Is the Water?

kitchenplumbingWhen you think about plumbing your mind usually goes to one of two places, the kitchen plumbing or the bathroom. It’s obvious that those two rooms readily use the water we rely on to live our daily lives.

We need water in the kitchen sink, to prepare meals and wash dishes. A home’s plumbing system is more intricate than you might realize at first glance. Our refrigerators now dispense crystal clear ice and cold filtered water, so they require plumbing to make them function.

The dishwasher and the washing machine all need an effective water supply to allow them to make our lives easier. Plus these two appliances also need a way to get rid of the water once it’s done its job. The other half of any plumbing system is carrying away the wastewater without causing a mess.

Getting Rid of Waste Water Requires Proper Drainage

drainageJust like the network of pipes that bring the freshwater into your home, there is another network of pipes that take the used dirty water from your home to the city’s sewer system. If you live in the country and have a well for water, chances are you also have a septic tank to collect your home’s used wastewater.

These pipes are made out of PVC plastic or cast iron and are larger in diameter than most of the supply pipes in your house. We might not think about these pipes much until there is a problem. Usually something like a sink or tub that will not drain.

This article taught you a little bit about the basics of a home plumbing system. Should you have questions about your own plumbing or need help with any plumbing situation, our pros at Allore’s Plumbing Services LLC can help.


Improving Your Water Bill and the World

Improving Your Water Bill and the World


Every day you’re probably bombarded with messages about how to improve your life, be happy, make money, and save the world. Although we can’t promise to do all of these things on a grand scale, we can still help you out on these issues. Today we’re going to help you find if there are water leaks in your home or water-wasting elements in your life.

Addressing these issues will help you to save money on your water bill, have more peace of mind, and save the environment by not wasting a limited precious resource we often take for granted.

Cutting a Different Type of Toilet Waste

lowflushingtoiletsBy using a low-flush toilet, you can save 25 gallons of water a day and 9,000 dollars per year in the average household, according to Amy Vickers.

All toilets now use 1.6 gallons of water per flush, as required by law, so if your toilet is older than 1994, it’s probably causing your water bill to be higher than necessary. If you want to buy a newer toilet, there are many reviews available to find the best one, and you can pick between gravity-flush toilets and pressure-assist toilets.

Usually, gravity-flush toilets will have a little more trouble with solid waste but in the long run, are cheaper to maintain than a pressure-assist toilet. Pressure-assist toilets are best for businesses as well as homes with bad drainpipe carry. Regardless of whatever model you decide is best for your home and budget, you’ll save more money if you replace an old or leaking toilet with a low-flush toilet.

Faucets Can Drip Away Money

showerfaucetsBe sure to check your shower and sink faucets around your home to make sure they aren’t dripping water 24/7. In fact, check your water hose too!

The more leaking faucets in your home, the more water, and money you waste each day, particularly if you have fast-dripping leaks. Leaking shower and sink faucets can cost you $60 to $200 a year.

Just think of all the things you can do with that money, not to mention the valuable water being wasted! Addressing a problem like this can go a long way to cutting down your water bill.

Find Pesky Pipe Leaks

pipeleaksStopping all the sources of water leaks is a way you can help protect the water supply for your city and cut down on global waste. But what about the leaks you can’t see?

While sinks and showers are obvious places to find leaks, don’t forget that your whole house has pipes connecting your entire water supply. As these pipes age or get damaged, they can form an invisible leak, leading to water damage to your walls or ceilings, and even causing mold.

How can you check for these leaks? After making sure you caught all obvious leaks, turn off your home’s water supply and wait 20 minutes to one hour to check your water meter. It should have a leak detector, which will be moving or changing numbers if you have a leak.

If indeed you do have a leak, shut off the house’s water supply and then check the water meter again. If it stopped, the leak is in your home somewhere, but if it’s still going, you have a leak outside your house. You can look for signs of water damage or moistness outside to find the culprit, but if you prefer less stress, call a professional.

We know that water leaks and wasted money are stressful, and know that adding the weight of environmental responsibility doesn’t make it much easier. But addressing water leaks around your home can help lead to peace of mind and lead to a lifetime of savings so you can invest in things that really matter to you. If you have any leaks in your home or want an annual check-up, please be sure to call Allore’s Plumbing Services LLC today and we’ll get your home in tip-top shape in no time at all!


Why Celebrate Your Favorite Trees this Month?

Why Celebrate Your Favorite Trees this Month?


It seems like there’s a national holiday for just about everything, but we’ve recently discovered one that’s definitely worth celebrating. Have you heard about Love a Tree Day yet?

Trees make our lives better and help us live longer, so who wouldn’t want to celebrate them? Without trees, we wouldn’t have clean air to breathe and fresh water to drink. Since we were young, our teachers have been telling us that trees clean the air. The way they do it is unique. Do you remember how?

Leaves are covered in tiny little pores called stomata that absorb gaseous and particulate toxins. Everything from nitrogen dioxide to soot gets absorbed by the tiny stomas. Trees also do a lot to purify water. When it rains, leaves and branches catch the water and slow its descent to the ground. This gives the soil more time to absorb the moisture, which means that less water runs off into rivers and lakes.

If the rainwater contains pollutants, a tree’s roots can actually filter out some of the contaminants. Without trees, all of the rain would have fallen directly to the ground, the soil would have become oversaturated, and the dirty water would have run off into rivers and lakes, eventually ending up in our drinking water supply.

Trees Need Clean Drinking Water Too

cleanwaterMore healthy trees mean less pollution in the air and water. Each tree can do a lot to purify the air and water near it, but eventually, a tree reaches its maximum filtration capacity. Just like us, trees don’t survive well with excessively dirty air and water.

If a tree absorbs water that’s full of chemical runoff from factories and pesticides from agricultural areas, it’ll become sick. Polluted water is a double whammy for plants because it’s toxic and it washes essential nutrients out of the soil.

Without adequate nutrition, trees and other plants are more susceptible to fungal infections, insect infestations, and droughts. To help trees thrive, feed them clean water. Trees are essential for our health, but they’re also vital to our leisure time. If there were fewer trees, we’d miss sitting in their shade, climbing their branches, swinging from tire swings, and watching their birds.

Water Filtrations Systems for Your Home

waterfilterTrees do a lot to clean our water, but they can’t get all of the pollutants out. And, like trees, humans need to drink a lot of clean water to thrive. Without water, we can get very ill and even die, but not all water is safe to drink. Most of the tap water in the United States is okay to drink, but scientists have tested drinking water and found some alarming things.

They’ve discovered that drinking water can contain some predictable things like chlorine, but it can also have hormones, pesticides, and even trace amounts of prescription drugs. As an aside, never flush anything down the toilet that you don’t want in the drinking water supply.

If you don’t currently have a water filtration system at your home, you should speak with a professional about installing one. Ideally, every home would have a house-wide filtration system so that even the water they use for laundry is purified.

However, that’s not feasible for most families. If you start by filtering just your drinking water, you’ll go a long way in improving the health of you and your family. If you can afford a little more, have your shower water filtered next.

How to Celebrate Love a Tree Day

plantatreeThe best ways to celebrate trees are to plant more of them and to care for the trees that are already in your yard and neighborhood. To save money on your watering, try collecting rainwater in a barrel. It’s often quite clean when it’s collected in a freestanding container.

If you collect rainwater that drips from your roof, you’ll need to filter it before using it for cooking or drinking. If you want to be extra kind to your trees, filter it before watering them as well. They do so much for us, so let’s do something special for them to celebrate Love a Tree Day on May 16.

If you don’t currently have a water filtration system in your home, give us a call. We’d love to speak with you about your options and discuss how clean water can benefit your health.


Spring Season Troubles With Your Well Pump

Spring Season Troubles With Your Well Pump


There are relaxing afternoon showers, the flowers are filling the fields with color, and the weather is just right for a day tending to the yard. But how healthy is your well pump? Numerous things could have gone unnoticed in the winter, and making sure your well pump is up to the new usage this season is key.

In the even yours needs repairs or replacement, there’s a lot to consider. Namely, what pump you need or have in your home! If you’re not sure how to tell what’s what, read on to learn more about well pumps, and which may be right for your home!

Is a Shallow Well Jet Pump Right For Your Home?

whatisShallow well jet pumps are applicable in wells or reservoirs that need a total pumping lift no more than 5.5 m or 18 feet.

They have three main components, include an electric motor, an impeller, and a jet assembly. They’re generally a top choice for smaller and shallower systems, hence the name.

When it comes to operation, they’re much simpler to work and require a lot less maintenance than larger units. They’re also easier to install, making them a top choice for homes with a smaller system that requires a minimally invasive well pump installation.

When to Opt For Deep Well Jet Pumps?

idealjetpumpDeep well jet pumps are applicable in wells with a pumping lift of 22 to 110 feet. A deep well jet pump adds the principle of a centrifugal pump and that of an injector.

The injector nozzle and tube size are based in accordance with the pumping depth, the distance the pump is offset from the well and the size of the pump. Generally, deep well jet pumps are used in dryer conditions, where the water supply is a lot deeper.

Deep well jet pumps can be offset from the well, are almost trouble-free if they are properly installed, and are energy efficient, making them a great choice for any homeowner.

The Benefits of Deep Well Submersible Pump

submersiblepumpDeep well submersible pumps can function like any other pump; the only difference is they can function under water. They are used for wells as deep as 22 feet to 110 feet, and they contain a more powerful jet pump which helps them push water up and out of your well, instead of pulling.

A deep well pump can be used in a wide number of applications including farming, hydroponic techniques, residential use, and many others. These types of pumps use power to operate and have motors that are encased to protect them from fluid leakage that might cause failure.

As with any well pump, these systems work best when they’re properly maintained and services, especially since they’re submerged in your well. Just as you might take an afternoon looking over flowers, trying to find the right one that speaks to you, you always should take the same approach with your well pumps.

At Allore’s Plumbing Services LLC we can help you with all your well pump needs. From choosing the system to maintaining your existing unit, we take the time to find the right solution for you so you can spend less time worrying about your water supply, and more time enjoying the spring season. Call us at (772) 288-0998 for all your Stuart plumbing needs.


Obvious Signs of Hard Water

Obvious Signs of Hard Water


Have you thought about your home’s water lately? Specifically, have you thought about how hard or soft your water is? Chances are, you haven’t. Most people don’t even realize what hard water is–they hear the term and think that it’s odd because water is a liquid and can’t physically be hard.

However, this assumption is somewhat incorrect. Although water can’t be hard like a rock or wood is, it can contain traces of minerals that build up over time and can have significant effects on your home. We’re going to take a look at some of the signs your water may need to be treated or softened–keep reading for more information!

Health Signs of Hard Water

You might be thinking that hard water won’t really affect you and that it’s not a concern you should worry about. This is false as hard water can cause your hair to become dull and lifeless as well as your skin to become dry, itchy, and flaky (yes, the flakiness can manifest as dandruff).

Other studies suggest that consuming hard water over a period of time can lead to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and reproductive failure.

Water Quality

Sometimes you won’t exhibit signs of health problems when you have hard water. However, there can be several other signs that your home is suffering from excess minerals that are found flowing through your pipes:

  • Strange bathroom stains- if your toilet, tub, or sink continually has reddish brown stains, that look similar to the color of rust, you can blame the iron levels in your water. Many people find that vinegar helps remove the stains, but that will only temporarily take care of the problem.
  • Soap scum- maybe you’ve been lucky and not had to deal with rust-colored stains. Another problem hard water often causes is excess soap scum. This can be an annoyance to remove and require excess product. Additionally, the biofilm created by this scum on shower curtains can allow for diseases to spread.
  • Clogged pipes- the minerals in your water can build up as limescale on the inner walls of your pipes. Over time, this can constrict the flow of water, eventually stopping the flow completely.
  • Appliance repairs- hard water and appliances do not get along. The minerals cause premature wear and tear which shorten the lifespan and require repair or replacement more often.
  • Dingy clothes- some people don’t mind having to replace their clothes from time to time but with hard water, you will have to replace them far more often. When clothes are washed normally, the detergent is used to get rid of dirt. Unfortunately, hard water makes it almost impossible to remove all remnants of the detergent which allows for it to build up over time, dulling colors and greying whites.


Water Quality Standards

In order to determine whether or not your home has soft water or not, tests can be performed and the amount of minerals can be measured. The standard of Grains per Gallon for soft water is less than 1.0.

If you have a higher mineral content, your water may be rated slightly hard, moderately hard, hard, or very hard. Each of these ratings has a correlating number of Grains per Gallon.

If you want to find out more about hard water and if your home’s water has excessive minerals, do a bit of research. For more in-depth information, give Allore’s Plumbing Services, LLC a call at (772) 288-0998. We are glad to test for hard water, inform you of the benefits of soft water, and educate you about the options available to treat this problem!


Finding The Best Well Pump For Your Home

Finding The Best Well Pump For Your Home


You understand that turning a light switch on and off will make the lights do the same; that flushing a toilet will move waste to your sewer lines; to get water, all you must do is turn on the faucet.

These are all simple premises that have complex underlying workings. In the case of your home’s water, there is likely a well pump that is responsible for bringing water to your home.

We’re going to take a quick look at some of the market’s top-rated well pumps because what is best for one home may not be best for the next. Continue reading to find out about which well pump is ideal for your home!

Shallow Pump: Red Lion PWJet50

The Red Lion PWJet50 pump is ideal for depths up to 25 feet. These systems are made of cast iron, making them durable and long-lasting.

The Red Lion PWJet50 will pump out 7 gallons per minute, making it ideal for most rural homes and cabins. Basically, you get a lot of bang for your buck, especially if your home is a bit smaller and you don’t require water for multiple rooms at once.

Shallow well pumps generally work once they are primed with water and use suction to bring the water from the well to the surface

Convertible Well Pumps: Hallmark Industries MA

Convertible well pumps allow for the homeowner to transition between shallow and deep well water pumping. The Hallmark Industries MA is constructed in a way that is as durable and long-lasting as the shallow pump but has the added benefit of being useful in deep well situations.

There are three different versions of this pump that range from half of a horsepower to 1 HP. When using a half horsepower unit, you will be able to see use up to 49 feet deep and have 10 GPM produced–jumping to the 1 HP, you will have suction functioning up to 82 feet and 14 GPM.

Because these pumps are convertible, you can also use them for shallow wells, up to 25 feet.

What is a Deep Well Pump?

Deep wells can be defined as any water well that goes deeper than 25 feet. Shallow well pumps can only be of use up to 25 feet in the ground, so this is where deep well pumps will be of use.

These systems work similarly to shallow well pumps in that they need to be primed with water before use and use suction to bring well water to the surface. However, deep well pumps can actually pump water as deep as 300 feet from the earth.

The Best Water Pump For Your Home


Sure, you might know if you need a shallow or a deep well pump for your home, but finding the exact brand with the right features can be difficult. As a homeowner, we want to purchase the best possible items for our biggest investment. It is possible to go overboard and end up buying a well pump that is simply too much for your needs.

This is why it is important to call Allore’s Plumbing! Our technicians can take a look at your well, assess your water needs, and recommend a pump based on your specific water consumption. Give us a call to set up a consultation for your new water pump!


Where Does Plumbing Waste go in Your Home?

Where Does Plumbing Waste go in Your Home?

Unless you’re dealing with a backed up sink or an overflowing toilet, you likely don’t consider where your household sewage ends up. Usually, you really start to wonder when it seems like your toilet is exploding and the race is on to pick everything up off of the ground.

Before a sewage problem gets to that extreme, it’s smart to know what type of sewage treatment system your home uses and how to care for it. We’re going to explain the two most common types of sewage treatment options and how to know which one you have! Keep reading for more information.

How to Know if Your Home Has a Septic Tank

Septic tanks aren’t quite as common as they used to be, but there are still homes that use them. Typically these homes are in rural areas that do not have a municipal sewage treatment facility. If you’re still unsure if this is the system used in your home, here are the best ways to tell:

  • Your sewage treatment bill reads $0.00.
  • Your neighbors have a septic tank.
  • Water is from a well.
  • You cannot locate a water meter on your property.

Now that you know whether or not you have a septic tank, let’s look at how they work.
All wastewater and sewage drain into a holding tank (AKA the septic tank.)

The tank allows the waste to separate with the solids sinking to the bottom forming sludge and the fats rising to the top forming scum.

What is left between these two layers is actually relatively clear water. As more sewage is drained into the tank, the water is pushed out into a drain field. The drain field consists of perforated pipes buried in trenches.

The water leaches into the soil where it is naturally cleansed of any remaining phosphorus and nitrogen. This process is completely safe and is actually good for the surrounding plants–you can see for yourself how green and lush they are!

Are Sewer Systems That Much Different?

“sewersystem”There is no easy answer to this question. Much like a septic tank, all of the wastewater flows from the home in pipes.

Instead of going into a septic tank, it goes into the sewer main that flows to the treatment center. Municipal treatment centers can treat wastewater up to three times.

The first stage acts similarly to a septic tank. About 50% of waste is removed and if the no further treatment is used, the remainder of the water is treated with chlorine.

If the city’s sewer system treats the water a second time, bacteria will be used to eat up to 90% of contaminants in the water. If this is the last stop for the water before being discharged, it will then be treated with chlorine and other chemicals.

Finally, if the system treats the water a third time, it may be run through filter beds or treated with certain chemicals to remove the remaining nitrogen and phosphorus. If you’re wondering about whether or not chlorine is used, it likely is.

Other Types of Water Disposal

“wastedisposal”There are multiple ways that a home can handle their wastewater. You may have heard of cesspools–these units function similarly to septic tanks but the water ‘percolates’ in the cement walls of the system while the solids stay contained.

These systems require a good bit of maintenance to function properly. Another form of waste disposal is composting toilets.

Most of the water is evaporated while the solid waste is composted (bacteria destroys all pathogens and viruses). If you liked what you’ve read, share the information with your friends. If you’re curious about your home’s sewage treatment and want to consider your options, give Allore’s Plumbing Services, LLC a call!


Don’t Know Your Local Plumbing Experts?!

Don’t Know Your Local Plumbing Experts?!

Dealing with a plumbing issue can be tough – add searching for a plumber to the equation – and you could quickly find yourself in an overwhelming situation. Before you start burning through web searches for “plumbers near me,” trust the experts that actually service your area.

At Allore’s Plumbing Services we put our skills to work for you and make any plumbing issues a breeze. Best of all, we’re also available for 24/7 emergency services, which means that when you need us most, we’ll be there to help.

We Have a Plumber Near You

For homeowners in Stuart and the surrounding areas, we have a plumbing professional near you. Since 1986 we’ve been helping homeowners with all their plumbing needs. We have fully-stocked trucks and always arrive ready to work. We offer 24-hour emergency services in Stuart and the surrounding areas including:


  • Palm City
  • Jensen Beach
  • Indiantown
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Hutchinson Island

If you’re not sure whether we can get to your home, simply give our friendly staff a call.

Because we know it can be tough dealing with a plumbing issue in your home, we always answer the phone and go above and beyond to be as helpful as possible so you can focus on getting your home back in working order.

Reliable Plumbing Solutions

“currentservices”Working with a plumbing company means more than just hiring the first company you find online. You always want to work with reliable plumbers that are licensed, insured, and experienced. At Allore’s Plumbing Services we can help with any and all plumbing issues.

The moment we arrive at your home we will take the time to listen to the symptoms you’ve been experiencing. Not only does this help us better understand your plumbing problem but also it gives you an opportunity to voice your concern. Once that’s done we’ll get to work inspecting and diagnosing the issue.

Our goal is to always provide you with a long-lasting repair that takes care of the problem and gets your home back in perfect working order. Additionally, we offer reliable installation services, which can go a long way to repair some of your issues. Whether it’s a water heater installation or a garbage disposal, our expert plumbers always treat your home with the same level of care.

Why Work With Our Plumbing Experts?

At the end of the day, we’re homeowners too, which is why we understand how simple plumbing issues can wreak havoc on your entire routine. When you work with our experts you can expect:


  • 100% Customer Satisfaction: We won’t leave your home unless you’re satisfied with our services. We’ve stayed in business since 1986 because we always put our customers first.
  • Expert Plumbers: With over 35 years of plumbing experience, there are few repair issues we haven’t seen or fixed. You can have peace of mind knowing you’re getting the very best work in your home.
  • 24-Hour Availability: And because we know plumbing issues happen when we least expect them, when you need us most, we’ll be there to help.

So if you’re looking for a reliable plumbing company in Stuart or the surrounding areas, give Allore’s Plumbing Services a call.


What is a “Perfect Plumbing” System?

What is a “Perfect Plumbing” System?

Perfect plumbing shouldn’t be difficult. However, it often turns into being just that when you allow ‘plumbers’ who aren’t licensed work on your pipes. When dealing with professionals, you should ensure they are state-licensed and insured, but also offer all the services you need to maintain your home plumbing system.

With Allore’s Plumbing, LLC, we guarantee your satisfaction and offer 24-hour emergency service when you need it. Needing emergency service is never a good thing and can often be prevented with maintenance.

Keep reading for a few ideas on how to get as close to the “perfect plumbing” system as possible!

Maintenance is Your Friend

As mentioned, maintenance can prevent many emergencies. This includes visually inspecting all areas of your home for plumbing problems.

A few things that may indicate you should call a plumber soon include:

“haircleaner”– Leaky faucets

– Slow drainage

– Wet spots in the yard

– Bubbles or odor from drains

– Puddles around the toilet

If you’re smelling rotten eggs, or see a wet wall, these could be indicative of a gas leak or burst pipe. These two things are definite emergencies and should be taken care of immediately.

An inspection should also be done once a year by a plumber as he has the trained eye to spot deeper-rooted problems and offer the solutions for them.

Clean Drains

“cleandrains”Clean drains also can fall under maintenance, but are such a huge part of your plumbing, you should know how to care for them. First of all, do not use store-bought drain cleaner on your pipes.

It may sound like a great idea in theory, but you could be slowly destroying your plumbing and PVC fixtures. The chemicals involved can actually MELT plastic.

A professional, on the other hand, will use the proper tools to ensure your pipes are clean and functional. There are a few things you can do to lessen the need for cleaning:

– No grease down the drain– it causes buildup and hardens blocking any flow of water

– Hair catchers– install a few and check them in a few weeks. All the debris collected is what has been going down the drain as long as you’ve resided at your home.

– Flushables– yes, toilet paper is flushable. Feminine products and baby wipes claim to be but can cause problems in older systems. Regardless, don’t attempt to flush a ton of anything.

Pressure Problems

“balancedwaterpressure”Too much water pressure stings when you get in the shower. It also makes a mess by splashing everywhere when washing hands or doing anything else. Did you realize it could be ruining your pipes, as well?

This is because water expands as its heated. The faster it moves through your pipes, the more it expands. This will eventually weaken your pipes and possibly cause them to burst.

The other side of this problem is too little water pressure. Too little pressure is probably even more annoying because it makes it difficult to get the soap out of anything. Little to no water pressure can also indicate a problem.

It may be as simple as the water main isn’t open all the way, or it could be a major blockage in your pipes. If it is a major blockage, a professional can fix it easily with the best method for the job.

Deciding Who to Call and When

“localrequirements”Customer service is just as important as a highly trained plumber. Just as importantly, plumbers should be trained to spot irregularities and deviations from local codes and regulations.

All of our plumbing repairs are made-to-last, and to your satisfaction. We’re experienced in all makes and models, including the plumbing in mobile homes.