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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!

My Pipes Burst! What Should I Do?

On the list of a homeowner’s greatest fears is a burst pipe. This is especially a concern during winter, when pipes are prone to freezing. Pipes burst, however, throughout the year – it doesn’t matter the season, just the circumstances. So, it’s important for you to know what to do when you’ve experienced bursting pipes in your home’s plumbing system. What to Do When Your Pipes Burst When you realize that [...]

Here are 7 Items That You Need to Stop Flushing Down the Toilet

Your toilet is designed to handle only a set few things: bodily excretions and toilet paper. Still, there are far too many individuals who need a reminder as to what to stop flushing down the toilet. Young children are especially notorious culprits for poor flushing tendencies. Flushing the wrong things can lead to a host of problems, ranging from clogged toilets to even some fairly severe plumbing issues. Below, we’ll list 7 items [...]

Garbage Disposal Tips: How to Keep Your Garbage Disposal in Good Shape

The garbage disposal is an invaluable appliance in the home. But, like any other appliance, you need to maintain and care for it. With the 7 garbage disposal tips we’ll share with you below, you can do exactly that – and with great ease! Continue reading to learn more about what it takes to keep your garbage disposal in ideal condition. 6 Essential Garbage Disposal Tips Garbage disposals can be quite finnicky [...]

Flies Coming from Drains? This Atlanta Plumber Explains

Nobody likes sharing their space with flies – especially not where food is stored and prepared. Flies coming from drains are not only an eyesore, but they are also incredibly unsanitary. And sometimes, it can feel like there’s no stopping this persistent problem. Fortunately for you, we’re here to help you understand the causes of flies in drains – and what you can do to put this issue to bed. Do You Really [...]

7 Tips for Preventing Clogged Drains

A clogged drain can be quite a nuisance, sometimes even requiring the assistance of a professional plumber to remove. Fortunately for homeowners everywhere, preventing clogged drains is actually quite simple – much simpler than some of the clog removals we’ve seen at Ridgeway Mechanical. Prevention is the key to many common plumbing problems, so let’s discuss what you can do to prevent a clogged drain from ruining your day and costing you money and [...]

5 Common Kitchen Plumbing Mistakes and Their Effects

The kitchen is the epicenter of the home – it’s where the food lives! So, it’s obvious that you want to make sure that your kitchen plumbing is always in tip-top shape. This could drive you toward the DIY method of doing things, as plumbers can be pricy. If you’re considering tackling any of the plumbing issues in your kitchen, you should know what the most common kitchen plumbing mistakes made by do-it-yourselfers are. [...]

4 Signs That Your Vintage Home Needs New Plumbing

Owners of older homes usually have to invest a lot of time and funds into the maintenance of their property. At some point along the way, these homeowners may find that their vintage home needs new plumbing. And none of them want to find this out the hard way, through some type of catastrophic failure along their water lines. Instead, you should be aware of the signs and symptoms of a home in dire [...]

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Install Your Own Water Heater

There are many home plumbing projects that can be conducted by a reasonably researched do-it-yourselfer. One thing that you should never do on your own, however, is install your own water heater. There is a lot of hot water and pressure that builds up inside of your water heater’s tank, so mishandling the appliance during installation can be a big, dangerous and expensive problem. Don’t believe us? Here are 6 Reasons why you [...]

4 Homemade Tub and Shower Cleaners You Have to Try

Nobody likes cleaning their body in a dirty tub or shower. It feels self-defeating, doesn’t it? Fortunately, you don’t need to spend a fortune on cleaning supplies to keep your bathroom clean. Check out these homemade tub and shower cleaners, all of which can be formulated from things that you already have at home! The Benefit of Homemade Tub and Shower Cleaners While cleaning products on the market are certainly effective, [...]