Plumbing Services in Chattanooga
Serving Residential & Commercial Clients
If you’re a home or business owner, you owe it to yourself to know an experienced plumber such as Chatta-Rooter Plumbing. Serving Chattanooga and the surrounding areas, we are ready to help you with all your plumbing needs at a moment’s notice. From drain cleaning to trenchless sewer line repair, no job is too big or too small for us to handle.
When you give us a call, you can expect us to show up on time and respect your property as if it were our own. Whether you’re interested in a plumbing inspection or preventative maintenance or you need an emergency repair, we have you covered.
Contact (423) 443-4930 to schedule an appointment for any of the following:
- Frozen and burst pipe repair
- Plumbing maintenance
- Drain cleaning
- Sump pump installation
- Septic system services
- Grinder pump/ejector pump installation
- Sewer line inspection and cleaning
- Emergency plumbing
Signs You Have an Undetected Plumbing Leak
Plumbing installations and repairs are among our specialties. When one component of your plumbing system is damaged, it can affect your entire system if left ignored or undetected for too long. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment including cameras that can inspect your pipes from the inside, our Chattanooga plumbers can help you pinpoint leaks and other plumbing system issues requiring emergency repair from the inside-out.
Signs you may have an undetected leak in your plumbing system include:
- Increasing water bills or water consumption
- Damp, musty odors coming from your pipes
- Groaning or squealing faucets or water taps
- Rusty pipe joints
- Dripping noises without a visible water leak
Frozen Pipe Prevention in Chattanooga
While it’s true that our winters may bring warm holiday memories and sweet treats for many, they are also likely to bring extreme cold and ice that may leave our pipes frozen or leaky if we are not too careful. Because of the extreme pressure that builds up inside them, frozen pipes can burst and turn into a potential plumbing disaster. All it takes is one burst or leaky pipe to cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to your home. Fortunately, Chatta-Rooter Plumbing can help you properly prepare for the frigid weather and prevent frozen pipes from plaguing your home.
Here are some tips to help ensure your home and plumbing system are ready for winter:
- Replace any drafty windows or doors in your home
- Properly weather-strip your basement doors, windows, and crawlspaces
- Ensure your attic has been properly sealed and insulated
- Storm windows or protective plastic coverings may also keep cold air out
- Insulate any external or exposed pipes
- Allow warm air to circulate around your pipes (you may consider a small fan near them)
- Keep a faucet dripping to keep the water moving through your pipes
- Be sure to drain and disconnect all outdoor hoses, water spigots, and sprinkler systems
What to Do If Your Pipes Have Already Frozen
If you suspect that your pipes have frozen, you should immediately shut off your main water valve. While you could call in a plumber to help you thaw out your frozen pipes, it’s not always necessary. Heat and patience are usually all that are required to thaw frozen pipes. You may wrap your pipes with warm towels or electric pipe warmers or use a hair dryer to warm your pipes externally. However, you should never use anything with an open flame to thaw out your pipes, as this could cause a fire.
Once they’ve been thawed, it may be a good idea to call Chatta- Rooter Plumbing for a plumbing inspection to ensure further damages won’t occur. Should you ever have any questions or concerns about frozen or leaky pipes, or should you need to schedule an appointment for a plumbing inspection, please contact us and we would be more than happy to come out and take a look for you!
Common Types of Water Heaters
As their name implies, water heaters ensure you have access to hot water year-round. There are three main types of water heaters, namely, conventional, tankless, and hybrid, and Chatta-Rooter Plumbing has experience with all three to bring you efficient water heater installation, repair, and replacement services in the Chattanooga area.
Conventional water heaters store water in a large tank that is heated by electric or gas energy, while a tankless model only heats water as needed because it doesn’t store it inside a tank. A hybrid water heater stores water inside a tank but uses a heat pump to help reduce water heating costs. More homeowners are turning to hybrid models today than ever before. In fact, new federal mandates ensure newer water heaters are more energy-efficient to provide homeowners with improved overall efficiency and lower water heating bills over time.
Common Reasons Why Water Heaters Need Repair
Most water heaters have an average lifespan of about 11-20 years. You can prolong your water heater’s life with proper preventative maintenance. However, because you use your water heater every day, it stands to reason that it will eventually require servicing or replacing at some point. Whether your issue is minor or major, you can trust our water heater experts for all your service needs.
Some of the most common reasons for water heater services include:
- Only producing lukewarm water
- Taking too long to heat water
- Making unusual noises
- Model is outdated
To Repair or Replace? That Is the Question.
If you are experiencing issues with your water heater, you may be wondering whether you need a repair or a replacement. You can rest assured we have many years of water heater expertise to help you distinguish between the two. If you do need a replacement, we would be glad to help you find the best one for your needs.
In addition to water heaters, we are also capable of installing, repairing, and replacing grinder pumps, sewage ejector pumps, and sump pumps in the Chattanooga area. If you are unsure about whether you need a water heater repair or replacement, please contact us today to request an estimate for a water heater inspection.
Rely on Us for Routine Plumbing Maintenance
When it comes to fast, efficient plumbing inspections in the local community, Chatta-Rooter Plumbing has a corner on the market. Because we’re familiar with most major brands of plumbing fixtures and equipment, we are capable of backing all those plumbing inspections with our professional installations, repairs, upgrades, and replacements. Our state-of-the-art camera equipment takes all the guesswork out of plumbing inspections so that we can provide an inside view and better advice.
To schedule a plumbing inspection or to request more information about the benefits of maintenance, please contact us today!
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