Plumbing is the system of pipes, drain fittings, valves, valve connections, and devices for your building. It’s the water distribution system for drinking, heating and washing, as well as the removal of water-borne wastes. At A-1 American Services, our plumbers can install or repair pipes, tubing and fixtures in Virginia Beach plumbing systems We also install and repair equipment such as water heaters and backflow preventers. We are the premier heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company based in Virginia Beach. We have offices all over Hampton Roads to respond to emergencies and general repairs quickly in every Hampton Roads city.
A-1 American offers plumbing repair services and new plumbing installations to the entire Hampton Roads area. We have multiple offices located across the region, so we can respond as quickly as possible to your family’s plumbing problems no matter where you live. If you are in Virginia Beach and have a clogged drain, for example, we can be there in no time. Does your family need an expert plumber in Newport News, VA? We have an office there, too. All across Hampton Roads, and also in Williamsburg, A-1 American has been providing quality service to our customers for more than 25 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 dishwasher
- Doing laundry
- Watering your lawn
How Plumbing Affects Your Daily Life
Occasionally, problems come along which can stop the 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 issues with your home’s or business’ plumbing. They can also disrupt your peace of mind. Plumbing catastrophes can stop the flow of your daily life in its tracks. Trying to deal with them by yourself can lead to further damage, and even serious health problems.
Depending on the type of plumbing problems you’re experiencing, the hazards are limitless. Other than just health concerns, dealing with plumbing disasters without the knowledge of a trained professional can lead to carpet stains, water damage and even mold growth. It’s important that you call us at A-1 American for help immediately. Doing it yourself is hard, messy, tedious and often 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 handle 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 (PB) piping was installed in millions of homes by plumbing contractors and builders because it was a cheaper alternative to copper. The piping was produced under the names Qest, Thermoguard, and FlexTemp. After 20 or 30 years, some of the pipes may burst. Many homes’ plumbing has been under siege from busted PB pipes for quite some time now. We can send out help as far north as Newport News and Williamsburg, VA. PB piping repair and replacement is no match for the plumbers at 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 can be quite intimidating, depending on the project. 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. A professional plumber who’s familiar with toilet repair and replacement can best advise you. Check out this blog for signs that your toilet may need repair or replacement.
Top Plumbing Myths That Take Cash Out Your Pocket
Unfortunately, many of the plumbing tips passed on from friends and family are actually false. For example, did you know that Drano® 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, where Drano and other cleaners like it must work much harder. Discover these and other plumbing myths from our 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 systems. They moved wastewater, as well as clean drinking water, using an aqueduct 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 wastewater 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 because it’s 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, plumbers are experts at any water-related issues that may arise in your home.
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A-1 American provides Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Newport News and all of Hampton Roads with comprehensive plumbing repair services.
- Drain Cleaning
- Excavations/Pipe Repair
- Kitchen Sinks
- Garbage Disposal
- Plumbing Repair
- Rooter Service
- Sewer Line Repairs
- Toilet Repair and Replacement
- Trenchless Sewer 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.
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An important plumbing question that you may not be asking is,”How should I winterize my plumbing? Our free tutorial will walk you through the essentials you need to know when you’re 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.