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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!

When is it Time for Sewer Line Repair?

Sewer line cracks, if left unattended, will fester and grow. Minor problems eventually become colossal, requiring more expensive repair. If you want to keep your sewer lines from further damage, it is important to catch the signs and symptoms of a cracked sewer pipe early on. The first warning signal for leaking pipes for most homeowners is the faint sound of water dripping somewhere in your home, even if they cannot see the [...]

The Pros and Cons of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

Everyone knows the reputation sewer line problems have in the Atlanta area. Not only does it usually follow horrible water damage to your home both inside and out, the process of sewer line repairs can require your entire yard to be destroyed. There is an alternative to taking care of sewer line problems that do not require any serious digging, however. It is called trenchless sewer line repair. With trenchless sewer line repair, [...]

How We Locate Cracks in Your Pipes at Ridgeway Plumbing Atlanta

In Atlanta, Ridgeway Plumbing offers sewer line camera inspection service to easily locate all cracks before beginning sewer line repair. Prior to this special technology, it was difficult for plumbers to identify small cracks and other damaged areas within sewer pipes. Often times a stain or puddle would identify one area, but where there is one crack, there are usually others. In order to effectively repair the pipes, they often had to be [...]

How Much Digging is Required for Sewer Line Repair?

Sewer line damage is something that - if not repaired - can fester and grow. It only gets worse if ignored. People often take this don’t ask don’t tell route when they suspect an issue with their sewer line mainly because the thought of digging up their entire yard is cringed worthy. We understand the fear of having your property in disarray, however, we are here to let you know that is no [...]

Consider This Before Sewer Line Repair in Atlanta

Whether you have a new home or of gutted the plumbing in an older home, you invest a lot of money into your sewer system to keep it in good shape. After all, in what state would your home be if it were flooded with sewage? When sewer line problems arise, it is important to tackle it right away so that disaster never has the chance to strike. In order to keep the [...]

How to Replace PEX Piping

PEX water pipes are durable and easy to install, repair or replace, when the time comes to do that. When your water supply lines spring a leak, you can easily repair it, using our instructions below, to save money. These instructions apply to PEX water pipes, as others may require different processes, so be sure to identify the type of pipe before you continue with the repairs. You don’t want to try bend [...]

How to Replace the Water Line on Your Ice-Maker

Appliance companies tend to sell new ice-makers, washing machines, and other appliances with low-quality water lines and valves. You won’t believe how often we here at Ridgeway Mechanical receive calls from clients with flooded kitchens as the result of these inferior materials. What’s a person to do? You need a washing machine and you need an ice maker. We recommend that you replace the inferior plastic water lines with braided steel supply lines. [...]

Signs of Water Line Problems

Your main water line is the most important part of your plumbing system. It carries water from the city’s treatment plant to your home, but since it is buried underground, it remains out of sight and out of mind. However, plumbing materials deteriorate over time, and will need repairs or replacement at some point in time. The water supply line is vital to your family’s comfort in the home. It provides clean water [...]

Hot Water, Do You Really Need It That Hot?

Saunas are not necessary in every home; however, access to hot water is such an affordance that it very much seems like such. The limitations and affordances of home installations are plentiful. As many as there are for either side, there seems to be just as many variables that may play a role in one’s decision to choose how to best address their need to supply hot water to their homes. The size [...]