The Do’s and Don’ts of Garbage Disposals

The age-old question: Can I put that in the garbage disposal? Many of us are keen on tossing in whatever will fit down the drain. Whether it be leftovers from last night's dinner, a group of eggshells from your French omelet, or coffee grounds from cleaning out your reusable K-Cup. Maybe you've flicked the switch of the disposal, bracing yourself for that awful grinding noise and thought to yourself "This one-time won't hurt…".

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Plumbing 101: Common Plumbing Terminology

Chances are if you're a homeowner or renter, you've encountered some sort of plumbing issue. Needing to call on a plumber to fix an unexpected toilet, shower, or drainage issue can be frustrating, but what can be even more frustrating is not having the words to explain the actual hinderance that is occurring. Fortunately, while the world of plumbing is vast, brushing up on your plumbing terms can help you and your plumber when communicating about the problem you are experiencing.  

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5 Tips to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

 For many of us in the South, we're not used to the frigid temps year-round. Nevertheless, it's still incredibly likely that there are a few times out of the year that we experience below freezing temperatures, however short lived they might be. Whether you love the cold or hate it, one thing is for certain: significant drops in temperature put certain parts of your home at risk of damage.

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What causes water to become discolored?

There are a number of reasons why your water could be discolored. In order to find the cause, you first need to look at the water and determine the color, because for each color there is often a different reason. Cloudy WaterIf your water looks cloudy or sort of milky white, it could simply be because of air in your water system. Air in your water ...

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Can chemical drain cleaners take care of a clog?

In short, chemical drain cleaners can usually take care of a clog. However, it's more of a question as to which drain cleaner works best for which clog, because if you use the wrong drain cleaner, it simply won't work. Grease and FoodClogs like grease, food, and other slimy bits tend to happen in the kitchen. One way to prevent this is to simply no...

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How can I find the source of a leak that is not apparent?

Water leaks can happen in all different places throughout your house. The main problem is that leaks drain water you could have used, wasting both precious water and precious money. To make sure you don't have a leak, even if there isn't an apparent one, here are some precautions to take. HumidifiersSome houses have whole house humidifiers that req...

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What causes water to have a foul odor?

Sometimes plumbers will give you the wrong reason as to why your water has a foul odor. The number one thing they tell you to get rid of is your anodes. While this is a temporary solution, it will cause your water heater to rust out very quickly, and usually voids your warranty. But fear not – there is a better way.The foul odor you smell when you ...

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4 Things You Should Know About Water Pressure

Water pressure determines how the water in your house will act during everyday uses, such as turning on a faucet or flushing a toilet. It's important to understand water pressure, especially if you're having problems with it. A common misconception is that having low water pressure is the only potential problem. On the contrary, that's only the beg...

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When It’s Time to Call a Plumber

Working on simple plumbing problems yourself can be an easy task for some. However, knowing your limits on what you can do and what you should leave to the experts isn't always common knowledge. There is a boundary between what tasks you can perform on your own and where it can be dangerous without certified plumbers performing the job. But where a...

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Summer Plumbing Tips

Summer time is always pictured as the most exciting time of year, until you have to face plumbing problems within your drains, pipes, or water heater. The stresses of dealing with plumbing emergencies not only adds to your headache, but can also be a bill that you were not expecting. These problems range from repairing broken pipes to cleaning out ...

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What is a T&P valve?

All water heaters whether gas or electric need to have a temperature and pressure relief valve (commonly called a T&P valve) in them. These valves are required because hot water heaters are in reality, pressurized tanks. T&P valves are there to reduce pressure inside the tank, if it builds up. Simply put, when water is heated, it expands, a...

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What is thermal expansion?

When water is heated, it expands in volume by 2 – 3%, depending upon the initial and final temperature. This can mean as much as three or four extra gallons of water in a closed system. If there is no demand for hot water, the expanded volume of water has no place to go. Since water is not compressible, the expanded water cannot be accommodated in ...

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Pressure Reducing Valve

A pressure reducing valve, (PRV) is a great way to protect the plumbing in your home. Coleman Plumbing Services recommends the use of a PRV because it can also help to save water. Lower pressure means less water coming out of fixtures. However, pressure which is too high can result in leaks, eroded washers, banging pipes, and even pipes bursting. A...

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Professional Plumbing Services – Roswell, Alpharetta and Woodstock Georgia

Every customer's individual plumbing needs are important to us at Coleman Plumbing. Our focus of providing quality 24 hour service has made our plumbers the first choice of many residential and commercial clients.We provide a free safety inspection and estimate with any completed job. We are a family owned business that have been serving clients fo...

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About Coleman Plumbing LLC - Professional Plumbing Services

Coleman Plumbing Services is a licensed and insured plumbing business that prides ourselves in being your total service plumber. We are located in Woodstock, Ga. And have been serving our neighbors in Cobb, Cherokee, and North Fulton counties since 1970. We serve many areas including Woodstock, Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth, Canton, Alpharetta and Ro...

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