• Why do faucets leak?

    Faucet leaks are commonly caused by washers that are worn or damaged. In addition, an O-ring or stem unit assembly may need to be replaced.

  • Why doesn’t my water heater work as well as it used to?

    The life span of gas and electric water heaters are around seven to ten years. Some units can survive up to more than twelve years. The lifespan can be influenced by factors such as technical mechanism of the unit itself and the proper maintenance as well as amount of use.

  • What does it mean to “pressure balance” a shower faucet?

    Tub and shower valves regulate the flow of hot and cold water to prevent temperature shifts when there are sudden pressure drops in the water line. With a pressure balancing shower you can be sure that you won’t get burned each time someone flushes the toilet.

  • Why does my drain get clogged?

    Even having taken the most care, washing plates, bowls and silverware that have food particles or oily residue on them can clog your kitchen drains. You may even take great lengths to catch the hair in your bathroom sink, but even the most careful person cannot keep small hairs, soap and shaving cream from going down the drain. The inner walls of your drain pipes accumulate this material and if enough build-up occurs your drain will get clogged.

  • Why does my toilet always run?

    Continuously running toilets are usually caused by a fill valve or flush valve problem. These problems can be easily managed by one of our team members.

  • Our dishwasher doesn’t drain completely. What can I do?

    There are a few reasons why this could be happening. It could be that the drain hose or pump aren’t working properly. Other common reasons could be that there is a clog or other plumbing problem in your homes drain.

  • How do I unjam my garbage disposal?

    After taking care to turn the power off to your unit, look inside the grinding chamber for any visible objects that might cause the disposal jam. Remove any of these obvious items and test the unit. If your unit is clear of any possible obstruction, try using the disposals wrench in center bottom of disposal, also try resetting the unit’s power. If trouble persists it may be necessary to replace your disposal.

  • I have low water pressure in my home, what can I do about this?

    The cause of this problem could be corroded piping, a restriction of the line due to a failed pressure relief valve (PRV) or backflow preventer, low municipal water flow or a valve partially closed.

  • Why should I seek a professional’s help?

    Professional plumbers bring with them not only years of experience, but the proper tools to deal with any of your plumbing needs. A-1 Plumbing offers a guarantee during your installations or service to ensure that your problem is handled correctly from start to finish.