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Atlanta Plumbing Blog

Welcome to our blog and thank you for stopping by! If you are one of the many homeowners in the Atlanta area who has used our services in the past, you understand why we say leave the plumbing to the Atlanta plumbers and the painting to the painters! However, there are a few brave souls out there who once in a while like to give a new venture a try. If this sounds like you, here are a few articles ranging from everything from Sewer Problems and Drain Problems to Water Heater Problems, Natural Gas Pipe Problems, Plastic Waterline Problems, and Blue Poly Leaks. We welcome you to try any one of these solutions on your own but please before you start buying a specialized tool that you’re only going to use once in your lifetime, give a call. There is no need to spend $200 on a $100 plumbing call!

5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Sewer Water Line Video Inspection

Video inspection tools are just one of the many useful tools that plumbing contractors have in their arsenal. A sewer water line video inspection can help the professionals to discover many different issues. As a result, this enables them to create the most effective plan of action for tackling the problems found within your sewer and water lines. If you think that such an inspection is a lavish and unnecessary expense, we’re here to [...]

What You Should Do to Prevent Broken and Frozen Pipes

Wintertime is a nightmare for homeowners, especially where plumbing is concerned. It’s all too easy for pipes to freeze and wreak havoc on their home. When you have broken and frozen pipes, it can become incredibly time-consuming and expensive to repair the problem. For this reason, it is imperative that you attempt to safeguard your pipes against freezing during the year’s coldest months. Below, we’ll tell you how you can minimize the risk [...]

My Water Heater is Leaking from the Bottom. Why Does This Happen?

Unfortunately, there is rarely a good prognosis when a water heater is leaking from the bottom. Almost always, this means that replacement – of a part or of the water heater entirely - is going to be required in the very near future. When water is coming from the bottom of a water heater, there are three sites that could be hosting the leak: The tank itself The drain valve at the bottom [...]

Here’s Why Your Drain Smells Like Rotten Eggs

A smelly drain can really foul your mood when you enter a room. If your drain smells like rotten eggs, you’re experiencing a very common – but potentially dangerous – plumbing issue. You’re not smelling literal eggs; you’re getting a strong whiff of sulfur. There are several causes behind this commonplace problem, including a sewer gas leak. It’s important that you address your stinky drains promptly, as you don’t want to leave a [...]

5 Ways to Unclog a Toilet Without Damaging It

Toilet clogs are always inconvenient, because they essentially make it impossible to use one of the most important fixtures in your home until the clog is gone. You want to unclog a toilet without causing it damage, obviously, so what is a person to do? Below, we’ll tell you 5 ways that you can beat a toilet clog without potentially damaging this vital plumbing fixture. It Can Be Easy to Unclog a Toilet [...]

What Happens When Tree Roots Get Inside Sewer Lines, and What Can You Do About It?

It’s something that homeowners rarely have to think about, but when it happens, it causes a ton of problems. We’re talking about when tree roots get inside sewer lines of a home. Of course, trees make for a great and cozy aesthetic. But these beautiful plants can wreak expensive havoc on your water lines under certain circumstances. Unfortunately, sewer lines contain everything that trees crave for growth: moisture, oxygen and much-needed nutrients. Tree roots [...]

The 3 Most Expensive DIY Plumbing Mistakes We See in Atlanta Homes

There are many household projects that can be handled with a do-it-yourself approach. When it comes to plumbing, however, most things should be left to the professionals. DIY plumbing mistakes can wreak havoc on a home, leading to expensive repairs and a lot of headaches. The plumbing experts at Ridgeway Mechanical are called in often to remedy these mistakes, so take it from us. To help you avoid such frustration and expense, we want [...]

Why am I Always Running Out of Hot Water?

A long, hot shower is the perfect way to take a break from the stresses of the day. But for far too many homeowners, running out of hot water abruptly puts an end to their relaxation. Where there used to be an abundance of hot water for the whole family, there suddenly seems to be a shortage of it. In this article, we’re going to explain 4 possible causes that can make your [...]

How Can You Prevent a Flooded Basement?

Basement flooding is a serious problem, one that can lead to extensive property damage, electrical damage, and great expense to repair. Because you undoubtedly don’t want to worry about this in the future, you should know how you can prevent a flooded basement. There is nothing that you can do to control outside elements that may lead to flooding, like natural disasters. But rest assured that the majority of basement flooding is completely [...]