Plumbing

Our experienced Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC plumbing technicians can handle any residential or commercial challenge – and they can do it better, cleaner and faster. Clogs, leaks, backups, drips? My Plumber can fix them – no problem. Our work is 100% guaranteed, and that guarantee comes from a company that has been providing plumbing in Virginia, Washington and Maryland for more than 30 years. Customer satisfaction is, and has always been, our number one priority.

Our Full Range Of Plumbing Services Include:

Faucet Repair and Installation

 

Living with a dripping faucet that’s driving you crazy and wasting your water – and your money? Ready to upgrade from that old, worn-out faucet and bring your décor into the 21st century? My Plumber is the #1 Maryland and Virginia Faucet Repair & Installation Contractor to call when you need any repairs to your existing faucets or a complete installation of new ones in your bathroom or kitchen. Not only is it more pleasant to live with functioning faucets in your bathroom and kitchen, it adds to your home’s value to have attractive, properly installed plumbing. Upgrading something as simple as a tub or sink faucet in Maryland or Virginia makes a huge difference when it’s time to sell your home. Home buyers look for such details and having a licensed, professional and experienced MD or VA faucet contractor do the work is a must.

More Than Just Faucet Repair

 

For more than 30 years, we have been offering quality plumbing and heating and air conditioner repair services to our friends in the Washington, DC metro area. Our contractors do everything from small repairs to complete installations of plumbing, cooling and heating units for commercial and residential clients. It is our pleasure to fix your faucet in Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax, VA and Rockville, MD.
No job is ever too big or small for a My Plumber faucet repair expert!

Faucet Repair vs. Faucet Installation

 

Faucet repair isn’t always possible. We also know when it is not cost effective to repair a faucet. There are always times when it is less expensive to replace faucets. New faucet installation may be necessary because of unrepairable cracks in valve bodies or because your faucets are simply too worn to work properly anymore. Changing faucets and fixtures can transform your kitchen or bath into an entire new space. If you’re considering a bathroom or kitchen renovation, we can help! Our licensed plumbing contractors are trained to have a high attention to detail when installing sinks, showers, faucets, and toilets.

Boiler Repair and Replacement

 

Boilers are an important part of a home heating system, considered to be not only highly efficient but cost-effective. They can be powered by natural gas, oil, propane or electricity. A boiler is an appliance used to heat water for some residential & commercial heating systems. These systems use the hot water from the boiler to spread the heat throughout the home or business by piping it into different rooms and dispersing the heat through various types of radiators. Once the radiator is heated with the hot water, the water is returned to the boiler to be re-heated and then the circulation can continue. Although most modern homes do not have a boiler, most people with a boiler can use the same unit for years provided it is repaired when needed and maintained properly.

There are Two Types of Boilers:

 

Hot Water Boiler: These are small, low maintenance units that heat water to a temperature of 160-180 degrees Fahrenheit. The heated water is circulated through a building’s pipes, which heats up the radiators within each room. The water eventually cools and is directed back to the boiler through a return pipe and the process starts again.

Steam Boiler: Not as commonly used today, they are much more complex than hot water boilers. Found in mostly older homes that haven’t converted yet, they operate with pressure gauges, blow-off valves, automatic feeds and special gauge glass. Steam heat is created from water that is heated in a gas, oil or electric boiler. It then goes through pipes and radiators or convectors, where the steam turns into water and cycles back to the boiler.

Boiler Repair Service

 

My Plumber can handle any type of boiler repair on any system you have in your home or office, and can even provide Emergency Boiler Repair any time of day or night. We provide boiler repair service to all makes and models including oil fired and gas fired boilers and other hot water-based systems. Among the top brands we use are Burnham, Columbia and American Standard boilers.

My Plumber Boiler Repair Services Include:

  • Radiator repairs and installations
  • Baseboard heating repairs and installation
  • Gas piping
  • Chimney liner installation
  • Programmable thermostats
  • 24/7 emergency service

Boiler Replacement

 

If we assess that your unit is beyond fixing or totally outdated and inefficient, we can also do a complete installation of a brand-new, energy-saving boiler. Our boiler installation technicians know the ins and outs of every boiler make and model. Our boiler expertise allows us to correctly choose which boiler will suit your needs. My Plumber’s boiler replacement service will ensure your homes stays warm throughout the cold months. Customer service is our number one goal, and we want to make sure you enjoy the pleasure of the warm, comfortable and worry-free home that you deserve. If you suspect your boiler in Virginia, Maryland or DC is in need of attention, call My Plumber and one of our experienced, knowledgeable technicians will be there to help. We are licensed for both residential and commercial boiler repair and proudly serve clients with their Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. boiler needs.

 

Gas Line Repair and Replacement

 

There may be dangers lurking in your home of which you are unaware. A gas leak is a potential hazard that most people don’t give a second thought. This colorless and sometimes odorless pollutant can cause serious damage, not only to your home but to your health as well. Let My Plumber put your mind at ease. Our professional plumbing experts provide leak detection and gas pipe repair in Virginia and Maryland that will give you peace of mind knowing your home and your family are safe and secure.

Gas piping is an important component in many Virginia and Maryland area homes. The main gas appliances in your home, like the stove or water heaters, use a commercial gas that gives off a distinct, foul odor to indicate that you have a leak that needs immediate attention.

 

The potential dangers that can arise from a leak make it imperative that the gas pipes be installed and maintained by an experienced plumbing contractor. After the leak has been assessed, the technician will then be able to determine if a gas pipe replacement or repair will be necessary for remedying the problem in your Virginia or Maryland home.

If you are concerned that there may be a gas leak in your home or place of business, it is essential that you act fast. Call the professionals at My Plumber to ensure your leak gets taken care of immediately. For professional gas pipe repair or replacement in Fairfax, Springfield, Alexandria, Arlington, Prince William County and Loudoun County and surrounding areas, trust your local dedicated professional at My Plumber.

 

Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation

 

Your garbage disposal is one of your kitchen’s best friends. It’s not an appliance that is shown off like some appliances, however it is one of the most important appliances in your home. This hidden device helps to make food preparation and cleanup convenient and using a garbage disposal is actually a positive for our environment. Your garbage disposal is attached to the underside of a kitchen sink drain. It collects and grinds food scraps, which are forced down your drain with a heavy flow of water with an impeller arm and plate.

The water from your dishwasher drain also runs through the garbage disposal, enabling large chunks of food to be ground up and drained away. Most garbage disposals have electric powered motors – the most environmentally friendly ones run solely on water force from your sink. The water powered disposals are also handy for use with sinks that do not have access to electrical power.

Garbage Disposal Problems

 

Garbage disposal repair is normally necessary when the undercutter disk becomes jammed, the hoses and seals start leaking, or if the impeller wears out. Fortunately, our qualified garbage disposal repair technicians at My Plumber can save your garbage disposal with garbage disposal repair in a lot of these cases. Garbage disposal repair is usually necessary when a garbage disposal is used in ways it was not intended to be. The main culprits are grease, large or hard items, and fibrous foods like celery.

Garbage Disposal Repair Experts

 

A good disposal can last many years, although it is not uncommon for it to periodically require repairs. Those with more complicated problems may require a replacement

My Plumber Heating and Cooling Technicians can install a new unit quickly and without a mess! We can repair or replace any make or model of garbage disposal.

Give My Plumber Heating and Cooling a call when you need professional plumbing and heating repairs for your home or business.

Our work is 100% guaranteed, and that guarantee comes from a company that has been providing plumbing in Virginia, Washington and Maryland for more than 30 years. Customer satisfaction is, and has always been, our number one priority.

Plumbing Leaks

Plumbing leaks are one of the most stressful problems that a homeowner or a business may face. Leaks will occur in sewers, drain lines, pipes, or in underground water lines – It can happen to anyone, to any type of structure and can happen at any time! You may not always know what is leaking or where – you may not know how serious the damage is or exactly what has gone wrong.

 

Some Plumbing Leak Indicators Are:

1. A hot spot on the floor
2. The sound of water running when fixtures are not being used
3. Wet carpets, floors, leaking ceilings
4. Water coming from a low point on the wall
5. Hot water coming from a cold tap
6. A water heater that doesn’t turn off
7. Low water pressure

 

 

Plumbing Leak Detection

There are many methods of water leak detection, from electronic to employing sewer cameras or jack-hammering the area and doing a visual check, etc. With electronic leak detecting, pipes must be disconnected and pressurized with nitrogen that makes a high-pitched sound that is heard through high powered headphones. The point of the highest decibel sound is typically the source of the leak. This is a very effective way to detect leaks.

Obviously, plumbing leak detection of any sort and making the necessary repairs and pipe replacements requires the work of a professional. If you suspect you may have a leak in your home or business, call My Plumber immediately. Our technicians have the knowledge and experience required to find the leak and get the work done professionally – before it’s too late. Our courteous, professional and thorough specialists can service clients needing leak detection in Washington, DC, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Springfield, Germantown, Rockville, Silver Spring and other surrounding Virginia and Maryland cities. We will discuss your options and perform any necessary slab leak repairs quickly to avoid any further damage.

Slab Leaks

One type of leak is termed slab leaks. They occur when a water line has failed under a slab foundation. They can be caused by incompatible soil which contains elements that cause a negative chemical reaction when coming in contact with copper pipes (this is called electrolysis). Electrolysis can occur anytime, sometimes years after installation. Electrolysis is the most common cause of a slab leak and will require total replacement of all copper water lines.

Another cause is exposed piping that comes in contact with unprotected lines, rebar, electrical conduits or heating duct work. The friction causes the piping to become worn and leaky. Yet another cause of a slab leak is a kinked line or one that has been accidentally damaged by a concrete worker or other contractor. The nick or indentation eventually wears through and causes a leak.

 

Give My Plumber Heating and Cooling a call when you need professional plumbing repairs for your home or business.

My Plumber Heating and Cooling can undertake bathroom remodeling projects of any scope and size, all fully supported by our certified, bonded and insured remodeling consultants. Depending on the scope of the project, we can complete your remodel in less than 2 days! Our consultants will meet with you to assess the needs of your family and design choices using our exclusive good, better, best series.

 

A quality bathroom remodel is one home improvement and remodeling project that can return most of your investment when you sell your home. You are limited only by your imagination and budget, and luxury can be incorporated into any bathroom size and budget. Bathroom remodeling is a wonderful way to create an elegant, serene place where you can soak in a large, deep, new bathtub with Jacuzzi jets or indulge in a new shower with a rainfall shower head, then prepare for that special occasion on a radiant heating tiled floor.

If you are thinking of a bath remodel, here are some tips to consider before performing a contractor search.

Decide on your budget- This will determine the type of materials you choose.
Consider reusing existing fixtures- This will allow you to save money on the larger items.
Don’t forget the importance of lighting- Adding more overall lighting can make a small bath appear larger.
Make sure you have adequate ventilation- Moisture is a bathroom’s enemy.
Think about the overall bathroom design- Traditional, Modern, Eclectic, or ‘Green’. You should incorporate it into the style of your home.

Once you have figured out your style and budget, you need to assess your DIY skills. A bathroom remodel is not an easy job. There are many areas to contend with: construction: plumbing, radiant heating floors, drywall, bathroom vanities, toilets, a new bath or new shower, bathroom faucets, bathroom lighting and more. Additionally, unless your home is currently under construction, there are preexisting conditions that must be dealt with in attempting to make older structures new again. That’s why our Bethesda plumber, Fairfax plumbing technicians, plumber Arlington and all our other NoVA and Maryland plumbers are certified remodeling specialists and plumbing heating contractors.

We take bathroom remodels seriously and have partnered with the best manufacturers in the industry to help you select a new faucet, new bath and a new vanity. Additionally, our unparalleled 5-year warranty covers all parts and labor for any products we supply. Call us TODAY and ask us about our 2 Day Bathroom Remodels! From our accurate estimates for plumber service, to our friendly, certified heating and air conditioner repairservice specialists that listen to you to really understand your vision. Our work is 100% Guaranteed- We aren’t satisfied until you’re satisfied!

The average single family home has a 2,000 square foot roof. When it rains one half of an inch it is equal to pouring over 600 gallons of water down your gutters and onto your lawn. That’s why it is imperative to have an adequate roof-top drainage system so that extensive damage doesn’t occur to your basement or to your landscape.

 

Call My Plumber Heating & Air Conditioning TODAY
if you notice any of the following problems.

1. Standing water in your lawn or landscape
2. Your downspouts “gush” water everywhere when it rains
3. Your sump pump is constantly running
4. Your basement leaks
5. Cracking foundation
6. Strong odor of mold or mildew
7. Water damage to your baseboards
8. Heaving/warping wood floors or cracking floor tiles
9. Cracking in plaster on walls or damp spots on drywall
10. Sagging/cracking concrete

 

Areas where you park vehicles, keep pets, have landscaping or decorative items should not be in the path of water from your gutters or downspouts. My Plumber Heating and Air Conditioning can divert your downspouts underground with the Easy Flow drainage system so the water will not affect your basement, landscaping, sidewalk or yard.

With over 30 years of experience and trusted service, our trained plumber service Technicians will come to your home and consult with you on the best possible solution. Our Work is 100% Guaranteed so give us a call TODAY!

 

 

Sump Pumps – Maryland and Virginia

Your sump pump may be connected to a municipal storm drain or even a sewer system, depending on your home’s setup and location. There are two basic types of sump pumps in Virginia and Maryland – a pedestal unit and a submersible unit. A pedestal unit is mounted above the flood area, while a submersible unit is mounted below the flood area and sealed to protect the electrical circuits. Not sure which type is right for you? An experienced My Plumber technician can help you determine which sump pump model will work best in your VA or MD home.

A Flooded Basement is a Huge Pain!!!

 

Have you ever gone downstairs in your home and found rising water everywhere? Hopefully not, following are some points that will help prevent this from happening to you!

Your sump pump is your best defense against flooding. Regular maintenance and a back-up sump pump are sound practices in keeping your house dry.

My Plumber Heating and Cooling Technicians are professionally trained specialist and can perform a complete sump pump inspection in no time.

We repair all makes and models. Is it time to replace or upgrade your sump pump? My Plumber carries a complete line of quality systems designed to last up to 40 years, remember all of our work is guaranteed.

When heavy rains in our area hit, these storms often knock out your power as well, this can cause your sump pump to fail. We have found that the majority of people have chosen to use a battery backup system, especially after they have experienced sump pump failure.

Fast, Expert Sump Pump Repairs, Sales and Replacement | We Carry The Best Sump Pumps Available

 

A sump pump drains water year round, and when a rainstorm is present your sump pump works over time to keep your basement from flooding.Sump pumps are mechanical and all of them will eventually fail as they age. The average life of a sump pump life is 10 years and the most common reason for failure is the sump pump switch.

If your sump pump fails during a rain storm, hundreds of gallons of water more than likely will flood your basement, this can happen in a matter of minutes. This type of flooding can cause thousands of dollars in damages.

Sump pump failure can ruin your water heater, furnace and other mechanical devices.

According to the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association these appliances must be replaced after being exposed to water due to home flooding.

Sump pumps should receive maintenance twice a year – One thing you can do is pour water into your sump pit until the submersible pump (kicks on) cycles. This is usually an easy process and only takes a couple of minutes. Don’t wait for a failure during a rainstorm to find out your sump pump doesn’t work.

All sump pumps eventually fail, so you should protect your home with a battery backup sump pump. If you have a finished basement, a battery backup system is essential.

Things that Cause Sump Pump Failure

 

Power Failure
The most common cause for sump pump failure is an electrical power outage. On the same topic of power, some components of the sump pump may be vulnerable to damage from power surges

The Sump Pump is the Wrong Size

Improper Installation
Installing a sump pump must be done exactly right. Manufacturer’s instructions must be followed carefully for the installation in order to avoid severe water damage down the road. The sump pump pit should not be set in dirt or gravel. This causes debris to enter into your pump and can result in interference with the pump’s on/off switch or float arm.

Switch Problems
The leading mechanical cause of sump pump problems is a switch problem. This occurs when the pump shifts from its position inside the basin, rendering the float ineffective. Float is responsible for the smooth operation of the on/off switch. Your sump pump relies on both the switch and the float arm mechanisms to operate effectively.

Frozen or Clogged Discharge Lines
If water cannot exit your home through the discharge line, your system will not work.

 

 

Lack of Maintenance
Some pump manufacturers recommend the pump to be run every 2-3 months. Some recommend a yearly program completed just before the rainy season hits. Here are some additional manufacturer recommendations:

  • If there is a back-up pump, unplug the primary pump and run the back-up pump to make sure it works properly
  • When testing your sump pump, go outside to make sure it is discharging water
  • Sometimes the pump can run but not pump any water. This means the impeller has disengaged from the pump shaft or is installed backwards.
  • Check the operation of the float to make sure it is not restricted
  • Clean out the air hole in the discharge line
  • Listen for any unusual noises when the motor is running
  • Replace the battery on the back-up sump pump every 2 or 3 years

 

Product Defect
This is rare, however product defect is always a possibility and does happen. It is wise to test the pump when it is initially installed to make sure the pump operates properly.

 

A tankless instant hot water heater from My Plumber Heating and Cooling can be a great investment for your home. Instead of constantly heating water and storing it in a tank, residential tankless water heater heats water on demand. Energy is only used when you need it and is conserved during all other times.

 

Which Water Heater is Right for You?

 

No matter what style you choose, size is especially important because a tankless water heater that is too small may not be able to meet your family’s demands or allow you to tap into two sources at once – such as taking a shower and running the dishwasher at the same time. Our Technicians can help you decide which model is best for your home.

Residential Tankless Water Heaters

 

Residential tankless water heaters are a great alternative for families that want to go green. Over time, they can significantly reduce your impact on the environment, as well as save you hundreds of dollars on your utility bill!

There are two main types of tankless heaters: electric and gas. An electric model uses electric currents to make heat and a gas-fired model uses high-pressure burners to bring the water to the desired temperature. An experienced My Plumber technician can help you evaluate which style will best meet your family’s needs.

Tankless Water Heater Repair

 

If you already have a tankless water heater and it is in need of a repair, our skilled technicians will have you back in business in no time. Whether you want to explore or install a new unit or simply need repair or preventative maintenance, we are here to help. Our Maryland and Virginia water heater technicians are ready to help.

Do you need to fix a running toilet? Replace a toilet part? Or install a new toilet?

 

My Plumber can help!

We’re the most well-known and trusted plumbers in Virginia and Maryland and have been serving the community since 1982. Whether you are in need of a small repair or would like to replace your existing toilet in MD or VA, our experienced plumbers are up to the task. We understand the ins and outs of toilet mechanics and can tackle any problem. Some toilet repairs are simple such as replacing leaky seals to unplugging a localized clog, while others are more complex. A professional technician from My Plumber will have the knowledge, skills and tools to help get your toilet back in working order in no time – no matter what the problem is!

Toilet Installation vs. Toilet Repair

Toilet installation may be a better option than toilet repair. Our plumbing professionals can repair almost any toilet, but just like anything else, there comes a time when it makes sense to replace a toilet rather than repair (performance and water savings). You don’t have to wait in till you remodel your bathroom to enjoy the benefits of a new toilet. We will install all of the major brands and can help you pick out a new toilet. If the remodeling project is more extensive, we can also work with your contractor to install all the necessary plumbing to move the location of your toilet or install a complete new bathroom.

Toilet Installation

Thinking of installing a low-flow toilet for your Virginia or Maryland home? We service the entire metro area from Alexandria, Arlington, Bethesda, Springfield, Silver Spring to Herndon and everywhere in between. We can help you select and install an energy-efficient model. For more information regarding the installation or repair of toilets in Maryland and Virginia, just contact My Plumber!

Toilet Repair Emergency

If your toilet is overflowing or you are experiencing another plumbing emergency, we do offer emergency service. Give us a call at 1-866-662-1249 to inquire about our availability. We always offer same-day service if you call before noon Monday through Friday, and we are available after hours and on the weekends for emergencies. Don’t delay – call now! Our service area for toilet repair includes Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Springfield, Germantown, Rockville, Silver Spring, Herndon and the surrounding areas.

A leaking sink most certainly will cost you money and will damage the area below your sink. A dripping faucet can cause a higher than expected water bill even the smallest leak will run up your water bill and waste water. My Plumber Heating and Cooling is the one to call for any sink repair or installation.
Installation of a Vanity or Pedestal Sink requires an experienced professional. Improper sink installation or an ill-fitting product can ruin the look of the bathroom and ruin your home.

We Repair and Install:

 

  1. Sinks
  2. Basket strainers
  3. Water lines
  4. P-traps
  5. Drain lines
  6. Garbage disposals
  7. Outdated vanities or sinks
  8. Clogs
  9. Under-sink hot-water dispenser
  10. Water filtration system
  11. Plus More!

 

We can help you with the installation and repair of:

 

  1. Cabinet Style Vanities
  2. Pedestal Sinks
  3. Framed Sinks
  4. Wall Mounted Sinks
  5. Vessel Sinks and Vanities
  6. Drop-in Sinks
  7. Under-Mounted Sinks

 

Our Technicians are committed to excellence and are motivated to get the job done right. This high standard that we place on our Technicians is what allows us to say “We’re not satisfied until you are” and to guarantee all of our work.

 

 

Have You Tested Your Water? Educate Yourself on Water Quality

 

Read your local water authority’s Consumer Confidence Report, paying special attention to the trihalomethanes (THMs) levels as this can cause problems with your kidney, liver, central nervous system and are known to increase cancer risk. Haloacetic Acids (HAAs), are known to increase cancer risks.

Municipal water can be sufficiently tested with a basic chlorine/chloramines test and hardness test. Well water should have comprehensive testing done to test for a wide range of potential concerns, not relevant to municipal water.

Because municipal water is always chemically treated, a whole house carbon filter is a strong must to reduce the harmful impurities in your water.
The Pro Series line of filtration equipment reduces many VOC’s such pesticides and herbicides, as well as chlorine, benzene, trihalomethane compounds, radium, solvents and hundreds of other manmade chemicals that can be found in tap water*. These filters will also remove bad tastes and odors. This makes the whole house filtration systems the most common solution selected among home owners.

In hard water areas you may want help deciding if a traditional softener or anti-scale system best suits your homes needs. Our highly trained Technicians will be able to help.

Filters vs. Softeners

 

Filters or Filtration systems are installed to remove impurities in water. Softeners exchange particles in the water to remove minerals like calcium and magnesium and replacing them with sodium ions.

Anti-Scale Systems are a hi-tech and eco-friendly alternative to softeners that encapsulate minerals so that they pass freely through your plumbing systems without causing mineral build up.

Why use a Water Conditioner/Softener?

 

Do you have hard water? Hard water is water that has heavy mineral content, specifically calcium and magnesium. These minerals can wreak havoc on your appliances and fixtures that use water and is also hard on your skin and hair.

It’s not hard to determine that you have hard water. Typically spots will form on your on your dishes and silverware, you will use more soap to “lather” in the shower and there will be build-up on your faucets and shower heads. While these things are annoying, your water employing appliances have to work harder because of buildup which requires more energy, costing you more in bills and greatly reduces the life expectancy of your appliances.

Pro Series Water Conditioning/Softening Systems

 

With this system, water passes through a bed of the resin. Negatively-charged resins absorb and bind metal ions, which are positively charged. The resins initially contain univalent hydrogen, sodium or potassium ions, which exchange with divalent calcium and magnesium ions in the water. As the water passes through the resin column, the hardness ions replace the hydrogen, sodium or potassium ions which are released into the water. The “harder” the water, the more hydrogen, sodium or potassium ions are released from the resin and into the water.

Pro Series Anti-Scale Water Softener Alternative

 

The Pro Series Anti-Scale System reduces the ability of water molecules to form crystals of calcium and magnesium scale. This process, called Template Assisted Crystallization (TAC), creates microscopic crystals of scale (seed crystals), which form in treated water and not on the contact surfaces of your water system. These are carried downstream in colloidal suspension through your water system until they leave with the water down the drain.

The Pro Series Anti-Scale System offers you an all natural method of water filtration that will help to condition your water, without a negative impact on our environment.

Pro Series Whole House Water Conditioner offers you an efficient and effective way to have great water throughout your home.

 

  1. Healthier and softer skin
  2. Brighter and softer clothes
  3. Leaves your shower and bath virtually spotless
  4. Makes hair shiny and more manageable
  5. Saves money on soaps and detergents
  6. Virtually spot-free dishes using less soap
  7. Maintain the efficiency of your water heater by reducing scale build-up
  8. Prolongs the life of all water-using appliances as wells faucets and pipes
  9. 10 year warranty on all parts

 

We recommend an annual service agreement for testing your water, reviewing system stored computer data and be sure your equipment stays in perfect working order.

Why Filter your Water?

 

Municipal water is treated primarily with chlorine or chloramines. Water treatment is used because it kills harmful bacteria and viruses living in your water that can cause serious illness or that can even cause fatalities.

The problem with type of water treatment is that disinfectant by-products are created in this process that are also unhealthy when they are ingested. Trihalomethanes THMs and Haloacetic Acids ( HAAs ) which are reported on in every Consumer Confidence Report (aka water quality report) and are known to cause serious health risks including being potentially cancer causing.

 

Trihalomethanes (THMs) can cause problems with your kidney, liver, central nervous system and are known to increase cancer risk. Haloacetic Acids (HAAs), are known to increase cancer risks.

The President’s Cancer Panel released a report in May 2010 that for the first time, produced a government based source noting that the impurities in our water supply may play a role in contracting cancer. To read the report, click here.

By using carbon filtration you can remove or reduce many of these harmful impurities and have cleaner and safer for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing.

Whole House Carbon Filters

 

Whole house carbon filters remove or reduce sediment, odor and rust. This helps to protect your pipes, drains and more importantly, your family’s overall health. The system provides bottled quality water from every tap in your home.

 

Depending on your water usage, the average family of four with a 1.5 cube unit can expect to get 10 years of use before you will need to replace the carbon.

The Pro Series Whole House Filter offers you an efficient, cost-effective and eco-friendly way to have great water throughout your home.

 

Water Filter Facts

 

THMs are known carcinogens. Read your water quality report to see how high they are in your area.

The American Chemical Society estimates that “we could receive from 6 to 100 times more chlorine by breathing the air around showers and baths than we could by drinking water.”

The U.S. Council of Environmental Quality reports that cancer risks for people who drink chlorinated water are 93% higher than people who don’t.

In May 2010, the President’s Cancer Panel recommended filtered tap water to reduce risk of cancer.

 

There are two principal mechanisms by which activated carbon remove contaminants from water: absorption, and catalytic reduction, a process involving the attraction of negatively-charged contaminant ions to the positively-charged activated carbon. Organic compounds are removed by absorption and residual disinfectants such as chlorine and chloramines are removed by catalytic reduction.

The Pro Series line of equipment works to effectively reduce dirt, rust, VOC’s, chlorine, bad tastes and odors from your water.

 

What is Activated Carbon?

 

Carbon is a substance which has a long been used to absorb impurities and is perhaps the most powerful absorbent known to man. One pound of activated carbon contains the surface area of 125 acres and can absorb literally thousands of different chemicals. Activated carbon is carbon which has a slight electro-positive charge added to it, making it even more able to attract chemicals and impurities. As water passes over the positively charged carbon surface, the negative ions of the contaminants are drawn to the surface of the carbon granules.

 

Activated carbon filters typically contain either granular activated carbon or powdered block carbon. Although both are effective, carbon block filters generally have a higher contaminant removal ratio. The two most important factors affecting the efficiency of activated carbon filtration are the amount of carbon in the unit and the amount of time the contaminant spends in contact with it. The more carbon, the better quality you will have in your home.

 

What does a Carbon Filter removed from my water?

Activated carbon filters generally reduce many VOC’s, pesticides and herbicides, as well as chlorine, benzene, trihalomethane compounds, radium, solvents and hundreds of other man-made chemicals found in tap water.

 

Virginia & Maryland Water Heaters

Water heaters are one of the most important appliances in your home. Whether your water heater is on its last leg or if you are ready for an upgrade, My Plumber Heating and Cooling can provide you with an information consultation about all of your choices so that you are able to make a sound and informed decision. Our technicians can install a new one in your home or repair your existing unit.

 

If you are in the market for a new water heater, there are two types to consider.

 

Storage Tanks & Tankless Water Heaters

A storage tank model and a tankless water heater. A storage tank model stores hot water in a tank until it is needed, while a tankless version heats water upon demand.

Depending on the size of your home and family, you may require a small or large unit. Typically, two people will only need a model that holds 30-40 gallons, a family of four will require a 40-50 gallon version and more than five people will need a 50-80 gallon unit. The size of your storage area also plays a role in the size and type that will work best for your home.

We can repair and install any type of water heater. If the water heater in your Virginia or Maryland home is in need of an annual tune-up, let us know! We offer same-day appointments. Call us TODAY!

Please read through the following checklist before your service call to assist the technician in completing a truly customized service call for your home:

 

Are you having any of these problems?

 

  • Leaky Faucets
  • Running Toilets
  • Toilets that take Two Flushes to Clear
  • Water around the Base of the Toilet
  • Moisture under Vanity
  • Standing Water in Tub / Shower
  • Sluggish / Clogged Drains
  • Soap Scum
  • Not enough Hot Water at Peak Times
  • Water Temperature Spikes when someone Flushes a Toilet or Turns on Cold Water
  • Faucet Handles are too Tight
  • Sump Pump Problems
  • Refrigerator Water Dispenser has Low Pressure
  • Garbage Disposal Jams or is Noisy
  • Leaky Hose Bibs
  • Low / High Water Pressure
  • Other:

Would you like:

 

  • Never Ending Hot Water
  • Instant Hot Water
  • Water Purification
  • Water Softener
  • Water Pressure Protection
  • Battery Backup Sump Pump
  • Burst-safe Washing Machine Hoses
  • Outdoor Hot Water Hose
  • Natural Gas Line for your Grill
  • Steam Shower
  • Tub Safety Bar
  • Massaging or Handheld Shower Head
  • Scald Guard Faucet
  • New Fixtures
  • Automatic Water Shut Off to Prevent Water Damage