Plumbing Services and Repair
Plumbing is the system of pipes, drain fittings, valves, valve connections, and devices installed in a building for the distribution of water for drinking, heating and washing, and the removal of water-born wastes, and the skilled trade of working with pipes, tubing and plumbing fixtures in such systems. At A-1 American Services we can install or repair plumbing systems, plumbing fixtures and equipment such as water heaters and back-flow preventers. A-1 American Services is the premier HVAC company with offices all over Hampton Roads to respond quickly to emergencies and general repairs if needed in any Hampton Roads city.
A-1 American Services provides plumbing repair services and new plumbing installations to the entire Hampton Roads region. We have multiple offices spread around the region so that we can respond as quickly as possible to your family’s plumbing problems, no matter which city you live in. If you have clogged drains, for example, we can be there in no time. Does your family need an expert plumber? We have an office close by. All across Hampton roads, and even up into Williamsburg, A-1 American has been providing quality service to our customers for 27 years.
You count on a working plumbing system for many conveniences in the home including:
- Fresh drinking water
- Taking showers
- Washing your hands
- Running your dishwashers and laundry appliances
- Watering your lawn
How plumbing affects your daily life.
Occasionally, problems come along which can stop the, ahem, “flow” of your daily routine. Leaking taps, clogged drains, blocked toilets, faulty water heaters and problems with piping under the sink, to name just a few, are all potential threats to your home or business’s plumbing and to you, your families, or co-workers peace of mind. Plumbing issues can stop the flow of your daily life in its tracks. Trying to deal with said plumbing problems by yourself and lead to further damage, or serious health problems.
Depending on the type of plumbing problems you may be experiencing, the hazards are limitless. Other than just health concerns, dealing with plumbing disasters without the knowledge of our trained professionals can lead to carpet damage, water damage, and even mold growth. It is important that you immediately call us at A-1 American for help. Doing it yourself is hard, messy, tedious, and dangerous work. Don’t risk the health of you, your family, or your co-workers. No matter the time of day or city you live in, our expert plumbers can finish the job in a timely manner.
At A-1 American we are committed to getting your plumbing working again as soon as possible. From a leaky faucet, a clogged drain, or a broken sewer line, a skillful plumbing technician from A-1 American can repair even the most challenging plumbing issues! Contact us today!
Polybutylene Piping – Public Enemy #1
From 1978 to 1995, Polybutylene piping was installed in millions of homes by plumbing contractors and builders because it was a cheaper alternative than copper. The piping was produced under the names “Qest”, “Thermoguard” and “FlexTemp”. Multiple homes in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake have been under siege from busted PB pipe bursts for a while now. We can send out help as far north as Newport News Va and even Williamsburg Va; Polybutylene piping fears the name of A-1 American Services!
Check out our quick blog on The Dangers of Polybutylene Piping
Signs it’s Time to Replace that Toilet
Costs of plumbing jobs, depending on the project, can be quite intimidating. Fortunately, toilet replacement is a relatively affordable undertaking for the average homeowner. “But how do I know when to replace the toilet vs. simply repairing it?”, you may be asking yourself. Usually, a professional familiar with toilet repair and replacement is the best way to determine this. Check out this Toilet Problems blog for signs that your toilet may need repair or replacement.
Top Plumbing Myths (That Are Taking Cash Out Your Pocket!)
Most of the plumbing tips passed on from friends and family are actually false! For example, did you know Drain-o is as damaging to your pipes as it is to the source of blockage? This is especially true for some items, such as meat and hair, on which Drain-o and cleaners like it must work much harder. Learn these and other false plumbing myths in this blog.
A Quick History Of Plumbing
Sanitization is the prevention of human contact with toxic wastes. In many ways, the use of plumbing to carry away sewage and other wastes is responsible for saving countless lives. Before indoor plumbing, waste would often be thrown into a nearby waterway, leading to contamination and a variety of diseases. As with many things, the Romans are credited with using the world’s first plumbing to move waste water (as well as clean, drinking water) using an aqueduct system, powered mostly by gravity, to and away from major living centers. The Romans are also known for their public baths, which promoted general public hygiene.
Today, we enjoy efficient, comfortable plumbing. Around the beginning of the 20th century public health authorities began advocating for better removal and disposal of wastes. Sewage treatment plants were soon operational, purifying the waste water and disposing of it properly. Lead piping was used at first in most buildings. Use of lead pipes declined sharply after World War II, after news of lead poisoning became widespread. Copper piping was later used instead, having been declared safer and better then lead.
Plumbing sure has come a long way, from pipes relying on gravity in ancient times to modern-day copper piping using advanced high-pressure systems to control water supply. A-1 American Services are expert at any and all plumbing issues that may arise in your home. Feel free to call us 24/7 at (757) 425-2400. We look forward to hearing from you!
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A-1 American provides all of Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, and surrounding communities with comprehensive plumbing repair services.
- Drain Cleaning
- Excavations/Pipe Repair
- Kitchen Sinks
- Garbage Disposal
- Plumbing Repair
- Rooter Service
- Sewer Line Repairs
- Toilet Repair & Replacement
- Trenchless repair
- Tubs and Showers
- Waterline Replacement
- Boiler Installation
Long lasting plumbing repairs at an affordable cost.
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7 Days a Week, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Call (757) 425-2400
An important plumbing question that you may not be asking: how should I winterize my plumbing? Our free tutorial will walk you through the essentials you need to know for winterizing your plumbing.
Thank you Hampton Roads for your many votes of confidence. A-1 American Services was awarded Best of the Best Gold two years in a row 2012-2013!
A-1 American Services provides air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, like plumbing repair to homes and businesses in the Hampton Roads Virginia cities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News and Hampton and north into Williamsburg. A-1 American provides emergency service and repair, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays. A-1 American charges by the job, not by the hour. A-1 American prides itself on immediate response, punctuality, courtesy and customer satisfaction. Call today 757-425-2400