Pros and Cons of Garbage Disposals

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
Pros and Cons of Garbage Disposals It’s easy to overlook the pros of a garbage disposal — that is, until yours is broken or you’ve had to live without one in the past. As an unsung hero of your home’s plumbing system, the garbage disposal works tirelessly and...read more

Advantages of a Backup Generator

Monday, November 5th 2018
Natural disasters — such as hurricanes in the Southeast and the numerous tornadoes in the Midwest — really highlight the importance of having a backup generator. Often referred to as a standby generator or whole-home generator, backup generators offer a permanent solution to...read more

Plumbing Noises: Which are Bad?

Sunday, September 23rd 2018
  Plumbing Noises: Which Are Bad? An older home may make some creaking and grinding sounds, as the building material shifts or a strong wind blows. But plumbing noises are usually a bad sign. You should know what plumbing noises to listen for, so that the next time you hear a...read more

Tankless Water Heaters vs. Tank

Monday, June 25th 2018
Tankless Water Heaters vs. Tank.  By Dan Jape - Founder of Reliable Heating and Air In the past few years, tankless water heaters have drawn a lot of attention from consumers looking for a better way to heat water in their home. The tankless offers many attractive features that make them...read more

A Plumber's Black Friday

Friday, November 18th 2016
People look forward to Thanksgiving day because who doesn’t love amazing food? Everyone spends the day stuffing the turkey, mashing the potatoes and baking the yummy pies. Thanksgiving is definitely a day for food! The day after thanksgiving, is a plumber’s worst...read more

Unclog a Slow Running Shower Drain Right: Here Are the Do’s and Dont’s

Wednesday, May 13th 2015
Among plumbing problems that occur in nearly every Georgia household, clogged shower drains may be the most common. Hair is constantly flowing into drains, and this can stop water from flowing properly. Eventually, you will have water rising at your feet and a problem that needs immediate...read more

Ultimate Water Heater Maintenance Cheklist

Wednesday, May 13th 2015
Water Heater Maintenance Checklist Other than the seasonal heating and cooling required in the Atlanta area, heating water is your home’s single biggest consumer of energy. A newer, high-efficiency water heater can go a long way toward you keeping energy usage (and costs) at a...read more

Why Does My Garbage Disposal Smell So Bad? And Can It Be Fixed?

Friday, December 19th 2014
Prepare your kitchen for the holidays by eliminating the garbage disposal smell emanating from your kitchen sink. A garbage disposal is a kitchen appliance used to grind or break up kitchen waste such as food scraps small enough so you can wash them down the drain. Although the machine is very...read more

Save Money on your Plumbing by following these Professional Tips

Monday, December 15th 2014
Stop flushing your hard-earned money down the drain and save money on your plumbing by following these professional tips. Economic times are hard enough without wasting money due to a water guzzling or leaking plumbing fixture. Not only will it save you money in utility costs, but also conserve...read more

Can Drain Cleaner Damage Pipes?

Tuesday, October 21st 2014
  Can Drain Cleaner Damage Pipes? Thinking about using drain cleaner to attack a clog in your home? Turning to an over-the-counter chemical shouldn’t always be your first move — nor is it ever the best move. To break up certain types of clogs, a drain cleaning product...read more

Tips for Preventing a Rusting Water Heater

Wednesday, October 8th 2014
We rely on our water heater 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That is a lot of work, especially in a household where multiple people are using the sinks, bathtub and showers. As a result of wear and tear, age and lack of maintenance, homeowners occasionally end up with a rusting water heater....read more

Remodeling? Take Care of Faulty Home Electrical Wiring or Plumbing

Thursday, September 25th 2014
If you own an older house and decide to make some upgrades, chances are you or your contractor may find some unpleasant surprises — especially when it comes to your home electrical wiring or your plumbing system. Outdated or faulty utilities systems in your home not only can cost you money in...read more

How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Basement

Thursday, September 25th 2014
  How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Basement Termite infestations, failing foundations, burst plumbing pipes — could there be anything worse than these messy, costly problems that are often irreparable? Basement mold is right up there with these very possible problems that...read more

Too Low or Too High Water Pressure: Both Bad for Your Plumbing

Thursday, September 25th 2014
When you are standing under a shower in the morning, just after waking up — or maybe in the evening after working out — those jets of water can really hit the spot. As good as high water pressure can feel on your stiff muscles, it is not necessarily a good thing for your plumbing. Too much...read more

New Washer and Dryer Installation: How to Avoid Issues and Save Energy

Monday, August 25th 2014
As with the purchase of any large appliance, homeowners have the opportunity to save big on energy when replacing old washers and dryers with efficient new models. If you are handy with improvement projects, you may even be able to install the units on your own. Here are some tips on the entire...read more

How to Finish a Basement

Monday, August 18th 2014
Many homeowners love their home but find they need more space. One option is to move to a new home. Another option is to build an addition. A third option is to convert the basement into usable living space. Dunwoody-area residents consider hiring local contractors who know how to finish a...read more

How to Conserve Water

Tuesday, August 5th 2014
Changing your daily habits can help to save energy and conserve natural resources. But what about families with strong-willed children who aren’t willing to cut a shower short or busy parents who can’t wait to wash a sports uniform until there are enough darks to make a full load?...read more

What Kitchen Home Improvement Ideas Need a Plumber’s Help?

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014
While there are many home improvement projects that can be handled by homeowners, upgrading items in your kitchen involves working with water lines, old fixtures and corroded pipes. Plumbing work of this nature gets tricky and usually requires the help of a professional. Here are five home...read more

Worried About a Water Main Break? Tips for Prevention and Replacement

Thursday, March 13th 2014
Sudden drops in temperature can have a major impact on your underground plumbing. Recent winter conditions in the Atlanta area are more than enough to contribute to a water main break outside your home if the pipes are old or damaged. Before the situation becomes an emergency, have a qualified...read more

A Gas Generator Can Power Your Home When You Need It Most

Wednesday, March 12th 2014
The weather in the Sandy Springs area is becoming more and more erratic and unexpected. Ice storms, heavy snow and even spring storms can knock out the power to your home, leaving you and your family helpless until utility crews can get out on the roads and restore service. Choose a backup...read more

Waterless Toilet Benefits: Good for Business and the Environment

Tuesday, February 11th 2014
Limiting the changing of bedding and towels, upgrading water-heating systems, fixing leaky pipes — these are all initiatives that the hospitality industry in the Greater Atlanta area can take to ensure lower energy and water costs. Being eco-friendly has become an advantage as more consumers...read more

How To Tell if Your Pipes Are Frozen

Friday, January 31st 2014
How To Tell if Your Pipes Are Frozen When temperatures plunge into the single digits and weather is impacting the lives of residents across the Atlanta area, it’s clear that our winters are becoming anything but routine. In fact, the distortion of the “polar...read more

Plumbing the Depths of Water Pressure Problems

Monday, January 27th 2014
Are you experiencing water pressure problems in your Woodstock home? Are you trying to figure out what you can do about it? The truth is, most homeowners don’t give much thought to the pressure of their water system — until it drops, anyway. Trying to wash your hair or waiting for a...read more

Innovations on Kitchen and Bathroom Faucets Homeowners Won’t Want to Miss!

Wednesday, December 18th 2013
Bathroom kitchen and faucet manufacturers keep adapting to consumer demand for functionality, style and design. Learn how manufacturers are responding with innovations that transform the look and aesthetic of kitchen and bathroom faucets, as well as their ease and convenience. Style and Design...read more

Saying Yes to Septic Maintenance Prevents Costly Problems

Wednesday, November 27th 2013
You may not think about it much, but your household depends on your home’s out-of-sight septic system on a daily basis. Treat it right and it will treat you right. Treat it wrong and, well, you get the picture. Follow these easy septic maintenance steps to avoid having to endure an...read more

Tankless Water Heater Pros and Cons

Wednesday, November 27th 2013
Tankless Water Heater Pros and Cons Looking for ways to save on water-heating costs pays off. In most households, consumers pay more to heat water than any other energy-requiring appliance or action in the home, except for heating and cooling. If you’re looking for ways to save...read more

Wondering When to Call a Plumber? Don’t Overlook These Tell-Tale Signs

Friday, November 15th 2013
Savvy homeowners who are looking to save money in the Metro Atlanta Area may think they can handle home plumbing problems safely and properly. But you’ve invested a lot of money in your home, so don’t risk damaging the plumbing system. Instead, know when to call a plumber. Problems...read more

Is Your Plumbing Gurgling? Here’s How to Handle It

Friday, November 15th 2013
While it’s impossible to ignore major drainage issues with your plumbing, noises coming out of the pipes and drains are often difficult to diagnose. For example, gurgling noises may indicate something as simple as a clogged drain or as complex as a poorly vented plumbing installation. If...read more

Why Choose A Rheem Tankless Water Heater? Here’s Why

Thursday, October 31st 2013
Most homeowners in Dunwoody and Marietta may not yet know about Rheem tankless water heaters. Traditionally, only one option existed for water heater replacements: the traditional storage tank system. Thanks to innovative technology, you’ve got options now. Namely, a Rheem tankless water...read more

Choosing a Plumber? Make It Easy With These Questions

Thursday, October 31st 2013
When homeowners in Senoia and Peachtree have a plumbing leak, water pooling in the basement, or sewage problems, they need plumbing help — fast. Choosing a plumber isn’t easy when you have an emergency on your hands. It’s best to make the choice when you have time on your side to...read more

Sump Pump Noise: Don’t Ignore It

Thursday, October 10th 2013
If there’s one rule homeowners should live by it’s this one: Don’t ignore sump pump noise. Allowing any type of noise to go unchecked can be bad for the pump — it will likely break down sooner — and the storage items in your basement. If the pump stops working, and...read more

The Most Common Plumbing Problems - With Solutions

Friday, October 4th 2013
It is common for homeowners in to be mystified by plumbing problems. Whether it’s a change water temperature in the shower or concerns about frozen pipes, the answers aren’t always obvious. More problematic is the abundance of misleading information out there when you have these...read more

Sump Pump Power Outage Tips

Friday, October 4th 2013
Sump pump power outage: Four words a homeowner never wants to hear. Heavy rains and thunderstorms can knock out the power to your home, and if you rely on a sump pump to keep up with rising groundwater, your home could be at risk for severe flooding — and you could be in danger, too. In areas...read more

Water Filtration Systems Protect Your Family and Save You Money

Tuesday, September 10th 2013
Access to safe, drinkable tap water in the home is something we take for granted in the Atlanta Metro area. But how safe is that water, really? Worries about the chemical content in our drinking water have increased the popularity of bottled water, but there are numerous drawbacks to this...read more

Polybutylene Lines Will Fail

Monday, May 14th 2012
Polybutylene Replacement By Dan Jape During the late 70's to the mid 90's, polybutylene was the preferred piping material for builders of new homes and businesses. It was easy to install, cheap and could be installed quickly.  Poly was considered to be the future of all water pipe for new home...read more

The Last Water Heater You’ll Ever Buy

Monday, April 2nd 2012
By Dan Jape of Reliable Heating & Air, Plumbing and Electrical When you are in need for a new water heater, there are a number of different models on the market today. One can choose the regular tank water heaters that last for 10 to 12 years normally or a high efficient tankless type...read more

Don’t Forget Your Plumbing

Wednesday, January 11th 2012
At Reliable Heating, Air & Plumbing , we have thousands of customers under a yearly contract to maintain and service their heating & cooling systems.  By making sure the equipment is in top notch shape, we can assure a homeowner they are receiving the lowest operating cost and the most...read more