Category: Plumbing

Rheem Water Heaters Professional Series (Al’s) -VERSUS- Performance Series (big box store)  Rheem Professional Series Water Heaters                                             Rheem Performance Series       Al’s Sells Only Rheem Professional Series Water Heaters   Professional™ Series Water Heaters Are […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 once due […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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