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Water Line Repair & Install Services in Atlanta, GA.

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A busted water line is a serious problem that needs immediate attention. The water line repair and replacement experts at Ridgeway Mechanical are standing by, ready to handle your water pipe repair or water pipe replacement needs.

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Looking for a water line repair or replacement plumber? At Ridgeway Mechanical we specialize in the replacement and installation of main water lines. This is the line that brings fresh water to your home. The main water pipe starts at your water meter and travels underground, through your yard and comes into your home either through your basement wall, your crawlspace or through the concrete in your slab. In many older homes, this pipe is made of copper, pvc, galvanized steel, or the dreaded “blue poly.” Depending on the material, this can be troublesome. For example, in the ground, copper oxidizes (think green rust). Galvanized steel rusts terribly, releasing rust particles into your drinking water. Not to mention that all that rust causes potentially serious leaking issues. PVC has a tendency to crack with temperature changes. And blue polybutylene? Well, if you aren’t one of the hundreds of thousands of homeowners who suffered through this plumbing nightmare of a product you are lucky!

Blue polyethylene (later replaced with a similarly faulty product called BlueMax) is a type of plastic water pipe designed to be a cheap alternative to copper plumbing. It was until homeowners started experiencing high water bills and pools of water in their yards. It was then that we learned that blue poly was particularly susceptible to pinhole leaks and cracking due to the natural chlorine content of our water. The chlorine attacked the walls of the pipe, weakening it to the point of small pinholes, and sometimes complete breakage. There was a large Blue Max class-action lawsuit filed against the manufacturer of blue poly in order to reimburse all the homeowners that were forced to have their waterlines replaced due to the faulty product. This lawsuit is now over and is no longer in effect.

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It is because of these experiences with other materials that we install all of our new water lines in a product called Black Poly. Known to plumbers as PEX (cross-linked polyethylene), or P.E. pipe, this material is what blue poly SHOULD have been. Completely flexible, black poly safely expands and contracts with temperature changes, is impervious to chlorine and other minerals, is rust-proof (being plastic), and is an all-around tough product. So tough, in fact, that we back EVERY waterline installation with a pro-rated 25-year warranty on the pipe itself, plus a 10-year warranty on parts and labor. We have personally installed over 24,000 plumbing waterlines in this material, with ZERO recalls due to product integrity. We also use brass fittings to connect the pipe to your water meter and house plumbing, eliminating plastic fittings’ tendency to crack under stress. Black poly is also much less expensive to produce than copper, often saving you, the homeowner, hundreds of dollars on plumbing installation costs.

Speaking of main water line installation, we know what you’re thinking. “You’re going to have to tear up my yard, making a mess!” Not true. We use a trenchless, boring technology to install your new plumbing waterline with minimal damage to your yard and landscaping, often leaving you wondering if we were ever there. Sometimes, depending on the nature of your yard or landscaping, we HAVE to make a narrow trench from the meter to your house, or at least part of the way. This is due in part to tree roots, large rocks, or other obstacles that simply get in the way. Nevertheless, we will leave your yard in EXCELLENT condition. Due to our boring technology, we are also able to safely avoid your buried utilities, such as electricity, cable, and gas lines. Our installation includes, if necessary, penetrating your basement wall in place of your old service line to ensure that the new, high-quality waterline extends all the way into your home, not stopping short just outside. We will also flush your new waterline to ensure that no dirt, clay, or any other small particles make their way into your home’s water system.

Water Main Line Installation & Repair Services in Atlanta, GA

Have a larger home or business that requires a larger diameter main waterline? No problem. The water line repair and replacement experts at Ridgeway Mechanical have a solution for you! We will assess the water demands of your property and determine the proper size line for you, ensuring excellent volume and pressure at all times. Have an extra-large front yard? Again, no problem. No matter the length, we are up to the task. And of course, all new water service lines are installed per code with the correct fittings and installation procedures. The best part? We’ll match or beat ANYONE’s price. When it comes to waterline plumbing, experience counts. And with over 90,000 new water service installations behind us, we’ve seen it all.

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Why Hire Local Plumbers to Unclog a Sink

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Dealing with clogged sinks and blocked drains can be very frustrating. If you a have this problem, there are many ways you can deal with it. If the problem isn’t remedied easily, you should call the local plumbers immediately. Otherwise, you risk causing permanent damage to your sink. That being said, if you do have a clogged sink, here are some easy remedies that may do the trick.

Use a Plunger: To do this, fill the sink with hot water until it is half or a quarter of the way full. Work the plunger up and down until the drain clears.

Use Vinegar and Baking Soda: Put on rubber gloves and use a cup or bowl to take the standing water out of the sink and pour it into a bucket. Push 1 cup of baking soda down the drain with a spatula to make sure it penetrates. Pour 1 cup of vinegar in the drain and use a stopper to make sure it all goes down. Wait five minutes. Run warm water through the drain to see if it has cleared.

The Wet and Dry Vacuum: If you have one of these, it can be a great way to unclog a drain. Set the vacuum to liquids and cover the vent to prevent a mess. Create the tightest seal you can over the drain. Turn the vacuum to its highest setting and hope for the best!

Why Call Local Plumbers

There are other ways to unclog a drain including using a metal hanger or drain snake, but these are invasive methods and can cause further damage if used incorrectly. You need the experience, equipment, and expertise of the professionals.

If none of these methods work, you may want to call a few local plumbers to help you out. We have the tools to do the job safely, quickly and efficiently. We understand that different kinds of drains may need different treatments and we are knowledgeable about various unclogging techniques for bathroom drain cleaning, basement, and utility room drain cleaning and outdoor drain cleaning.

We can also give you advice for preventing damage, maintaining your system and preventing clogs from occurring in the future. These can include:

  • Avoiding letting food scraps run down the sink.
  • Pouring boiling water down your drains once a week to reduce build up.
  • Avoiding putting certain foods in your garbage disposal that will make it jam up.
  • Running cold water in your sink while using your garbage disposal.
  • Never flush heavy paper products down the drain.
  • Using drain stoppers and cleaning them out on a regular basis.

Despite all this maintenance, clogs may still happen. That’s why it’s good to have a trustworthy plumber on hand. It’s not a good idea to try to find a plumber while you are experiencing an emergency situation. It is advisable to look for a trustworthy plumber when you have extra time so that you will be able to call them when an emergency happens.

If you are looking for trustworthy local plumbers, we hope you will call us first. We have the most knowledgeable staff, and we are dedicated to providing quality service at a low price.