Faucets & Plumbing-Hardware Are Made In Different Quality Levels

Al's Plumbing, Heating & A/C sells replacement faucets and other plumbing hardware for kitchens and baths.  Al's faucets & hardware are more expensive than those sold in Big-Box Discount Home-Improvement Centers, and for good reasons. We are all likely familiar with "Good, Better, Best" levels of quality for products.  Al's sells only "Best" quality products. [...]

July 24th, 2017|Plumbing|

Water Heater: Rheem Professional Grade Water Heater

Al's Sells Only The Rheem Professional Grade Water Heater Al’s Plumbing will replace any brand of water heater located anywhere in your home.   We sell only Rheem Professional Grade water heaters.  If it doesn’t say Professional on the label at the top, it’s not Professional-Grade. What is Special About Rheem Professional Grade? Water heaters begin [...]

July 24th, 2017|Plumbing|

Plumbing Terms Glossary

PLUMBING TERMS GLOSSARY When You Need To Know What A Plumbing Term Means, Use Our Handy Plumbing Terms Glossary ABS: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene. A black plastic pipe used in plumbing for drains and vents. ABSORPTION FIELD: A leeching or seeping field engineered to receive septic tank effluent. ACRYLIC:  A thermoplastic used on the surface of bathtubs and [...]

April 24th, 2017|Plumbing|

When A Low Priced Plumbing Repair Is NO Bargain

When A Low Price Plumbing Repair Is No Bargain A Low Priced Repair Becomes Wasted Money If The Repair Fails & Must Be Done All Over Again Some Some Plumbing Problems Cause Additional Problems  -- Slab Leaks Can Lead To Foundation Damage Al's Plumbing, Heating & A/C Was Called To A Home Because A Recent [...]

April 20th, 2017|Plumbing|

Slab Leak — 17 Signs You Have One

A SLAB LEAK Is Caused By A Leaking Water-Supply Pipe -- 17 Signs You Have One A Slab Leak Is Caused By A Leaking Water-Supply Pipe Under Your Home   Your Water Pipes Are In The Soil Underneath Your Home's Slab Foundation The Term Slab Leak Is Commonly Heard In DFW,  It can be caused by [...]

April 18th, 2017|Plumbing|

Whole-House Sewer Clog

Whole-House Sewer Clog             It's not uncommon.  Yesterday everything seemed fine.  Today every drain is backed up.  What happened?   A Whole-House Sewer Clog... In many cases, the problem was building over time, and eventually a Whole-House Sewer Clog has occurred.   In some cases, the problem happened all at [...]

April 11th, 2017|Plumbing|

Instant Hot Water Dispenser — Hot Water Any Time You Want It

Al's Plano, TX Plumbing   Instant Hot Water Dispenser -- Hot Water Any Time You Want It! An Instant Hot Water Dispenser is quite simple.  A cold-water line runs to the tank & another line takes the hot water to the separate faucet.  The tank is electric and thermostat controlled, so you can choose the [...]

November 8th, 2016|Plumbing|

Porcelain Toilet Parts: Identifying Each Component In The Toilet Tank

Al's Plano, TX Plumbing   Porcelain Toilet:  Parts Identification & Basic Toilet Repairs These Toilet Parts Are Inside Every Toilet Tank: These toilet parts are found in every toilet.  You can buy replacement toilet parts on-line, at big-box home improvement stores and at hardware stores. Fill-Tube is white and located in the center of the [...]

November 8th, 2016|Plumbing|

Whistling Water Pipes — Causes & Cures

Al's Plano, TX Plumbing   Whistling Or Banging Water Pipes - Causes & Cures Whistling Whistling or squealing in pipes results from water being forced through a smaller opening than the original plumbing components are designed for.  This is a result of wear & tear, or water mineral build-up in faucets and wall shut-off valves. [...]

November 7th, 2016|Plumbing|

RainWater and GreyWater Will Water Your Lawn For Free

Water Your Lawn With Less Cost, Or Free, With RainWater and GreyWater Collection, Storage, and Pumping Systems   There are technologies currently available (with more on the way) for minimizing lawn-watering water usage, and capturing & distributing RainWater and "GreyWater" to use for watering your lawn.  Gray water comes from your washing machine and showers.  It's [...]

October 20th, 2016|Plumbing|