Leaky faucets, plugged drains and failing water heaters are normal wear and tear items in all homes. Manufactured homes have unique needs when it comes to plumbing. Accessibility, for example, is sometimes tricky depending on how the skirting was installed and whether the home is on a foundation. Unlike stick built houses water heaters typically are accessed from the outside of a mobile home. Depending on the age of the mobile home the plumbing lines and fixtures may have a shorter lifespan than in houses built onsite. While manufactured homes have improved dramatically over the years, the materials used in the construction tend to require more maintenance over the life of the house. If the house has been moved, things can loosen up or break. Water damage from a leaky pipe or fixture can end up costing thousands of dollars to replace flooring and insulation. Not all plumbers are licensed to make repairs in manufactured homes. Others prefer not to work on them at all. Finding a licensed plumber that is qualified and experienced in manufactured homes is vital to extending the life of your home. Finding one that responds quickly to a plumbing issue can be the difference between a minor repair and a major renovation. There is no such thing as a minor leak when it comes to plumbing. Leaks don't heal themselves and the longer it is put off, the more damage will occur.
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Another 5 star review!
"My sewer was backed up. Called them at 4:30 pm on a Saturday. The guys arrived about 10 mins later. They snaked the line for a while and couldn't get it unclogged. They came back on Sunday morning at 8:30 am and tried to snake the line again. They determined the problem was a collapsed sewer line. This part blew my mind. They felt the ground for vibration, pulled the snake and stretched it out, and began to dig. They found the line and the problem almost immediately. The hole was four feet deep and five foot long. The guys fixed the damaged section and were on their way. The price was fair as far as I was concerned and well below what they estimated. I will us these guys again in the future." - Todd C. (via Yelp!)
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"Wallace was a pleasure to deal with. He kept it straight and was extremely personable. He fixed several leaking pipes, installed a new double clean-out, and reinstalled a sewer pipe that was installed incorrectly. He was always on-time and his workers were awesome in cleaning everything back up. I will call him up anytime I need a plumber!" - Jeff B. (via Yelp)
Holiday season means family and friends visiting, cooking extravaganzas, last minute shopping and, as much as we try to avoid it, stress. The last thing you need on your hands this holiday season is a plumbing emergency. Here at Van Allen Plumbing, we know this is the time of year that your home is taxed to the max. We are coming upon the most intense use of your home plumbing of the year. Between the buzz of activity in the kitchen and guests staying over, your sinks, toilets, showers, dishwashers, garbage disposals and hot water heaters will be working overtime. We're giving you some holiday plumbing tips to keep the holidays moving along as smoothly as possible:
Happy holidays to all and we hope these tips are helpful this season!
Emergencies are never convenient. Plumbing emergencies especially, seem to always happen on the weekend, or in the middle of the night. Many plumbing services are going only going to have a voicemail on duty at those times. VanAllen Plumbing proudly offers 23 1/2 hr emergency plumbing services! 23 1/2 hrs is an odd number, but hey, we have to sleep sometime.
Whether you have a clogged drain, burst pipes or sewage backing up into your basement, we can be there when you need us. With affordable rates, even in the off hours, you can't afford not to contact Van Allen Plumbing when you need emergency plumbing services. Call us anytime!
Van Allen Plumbing
Van Allen Plumbing offers residential and commercial services in all phases of plumbing throughout the greater Reno/Sparks area.