Let's face it, appliances in general just don't last like they used to. Water heaters, for example, have a life span of traditional gas or electric water heaters is about 10 years, give or take a couple of years either way depending on the demand for hot water in your home. If you buy a pre-owned home, check to see when the water heater was installed and calculate the likelihood of what the remaining life might be. It's a fact of home ownership that you will replace a water heater at some point. That being the case, it is helpful to know that many people are switching to a tankless water heater. Tankless heaters last about twice as long as traditional water heaters. That's because they only run when you are calling for hot water. Tankless water heaters do cost more upfront but the longer lifespan and the lower cost of energy eventually even out that additional outlay at the time of purchase. Another benefit for choosing tankless is the additional space you pick up in the mechanical room. And, who doesn't need more storage space? When shopping for the right tankless heater one should consider the typical volume of water that you might use at one time. For example, if you tend to wash clothes and run the dishwasher while you take a shower, you might need to beef up the model of tankless heater as there are some limits to the amount of flowage that can be heated. Discuss your usage habits with your installer before choosing the right model to avoid being disappointed after the sale
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Here's a review from one of our repeat clients!
"Wallace and his team are awesome. I first called them out to set a new tub and reconfigure my shower valve in a bathroom I'm remodeling. They showed up on time, provided a fair quote in a timely matter, and performed excellent work. I called them out for a second time to fix a leak in my second bathroom. Same excellent service. Most recently I called them for a leak in my third bathroom (yes my house is old). They came out on less than 24 hours notice and fixed the issue. Responsive, fast, and follow up. Ten thumbs up." John T.
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!)
Check out this wonderful review from one of our clients!
"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)
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Since becoming licensed and insured in Montana and Nevada, Val Allen Plumbing has been doing remodels, service, and repairs to the area! If you are interested please give us a call and receive a free quote!
Water is a crucial resource in everyone's life. Making sure that we use a reasonable amount is great not only for ourselves but for our environment. Here are some great ways to reduce water usage here in Reno.
Turn off the water when brushing your teeth
A very easy thing to do is rather having the water full blast, shut it off while you brush your teeth.
Do larger loads
Running your washer and dryer when they are full can save up to 1000 gallons a month. If its not urgent its always good to wait till you have enough for a full load to wash.
When washing dishes by hand do not let the water run. Try to let the dishes soak first and then wash. It makes it easier to clean them.
Taking shorter showers can save plenty of water especially if you have a large family. Five minute showers are easy to do and can be a fun for children.
Water lawn at night
Watering your lawn when the sun is setting, night time, or early morning can help save water. If you are watering during the day most of the water will not make it all the way down. You would have to use more than you would at a cooler time.
Van Allen Plumbing
Van Allen Plumbing offers residential and commercial services in all phases of plumbing throughout the greater Reno/Sparks area.