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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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!
Upgrading your home is something every homeowner is interested in, right? Older homes, while serviceable and sound, don't have the conveniences you (or your renters) come to expect with a modern kitchen.
Van Allen Plumbing can help you make the upgrades and repairs your kitchen wants and needs! What is a kitchen without a working garbage disposal these days. Some homes have a garbage disposal, but it's old and doesn't work quite the same. We can come in and repair or replace any garbage disposal system you have. We can also install a brand new one to go with your new dishwasher.
Instant hot water dispensers are also a creature comfort you don't want to be without. Never wait for tea again! Also energy efficient and economical, hot water dispensers can change the way you live. Van Allen Plumbing is experienced in the installation, maintenance and repair of instant hot water dispensers. We're energy efficient too - we work fast and don't waste your time and money!
Call us today for a consultation or appointment to work on your garbage disposal or instant hot water heater!
Van Allen Plumbing
Van Allen Plumbing offers residential and commercial services in all phases of plumbing throughout the greater Reno/Sparks area.