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Latta Plumbing provides a full range of plumbing services throughout the greater Alabaster area.
Your Alabaster Plumbing Experts
Your satisfaction is our number one goal. This is why we have continued to serve Birmingham for over 30 year under the same principle “Getting the job done right: Every time.” At Latta Plumbing, we like to leave no questions unanswered or issues unresolved. If you are looking for reliable services, you have reached your destination! But don’t take our word for it, take a look at what your neighbors are saying in our customer reviews.
- Have been in business since 1981.
- Are accredited members of the BBB.
- Guarantee your satisfaction with our services.
- Provide upfront pricing with no hidden fees.
- Are a locally owned and operated company.
Can I Keep Drain Clogs from Happening?
By keeping the drains clog-free in your Warrior home, an emergency plumbing expense can be avoided. Here are a few tips for keeping your drains from clogging up:
Hair Deposits – It’s important to keep after hair that accumulates in bathroom sinks, bathtubs, and showers. Remove any hair buildup on a regular basis. Every three months or so, use a screwdriver to remove the shower screener. Clean it thoroughly to remove soap film and hair.
Hot Water Flush – Pour boiling water into the sinks in the bathroom and the kitchen to flush accumulating debris.
Cooking Grease – When cooking grease is poured down the drain, it can cool and solidify on the way down. Avoid this problem by disposing of grease in a used aluminum can. When the can is full, simply dispose of it in the trash.
What Should I Consider When Choosing a Water Heater?
When it’s time to replace the hot water heater in your home, you’ll want to select one with the right capacity. A hot water heater with too much capacity will actually cost more to run, because it will be heating unneeded water.
First Hour Rating – To determine the proper capacity water heater for your needs, consider using a common calculation method to arrive at what is called the “first hour rating.” Count the number of bedrooms in your home and add one, then, multiply that figure by 12 gallons. For example, a five bedroom home would have a first hour rating of 72. When you shop for a hot water heater, look at the Energy Guide label to find the first hour rating for each one.
Energy Factor – The Energy Guide label will also include what is identified as the “Energy Factor.” The most energy efficient water heaters are those with the highest numbers. Many homeowners try to strike a balance between the energy factor and cost. Low-priced, less efficient water heaters may quickly gobble up any short-term savings by causing higher energy bills in the long run.
What Constitutes as a Plumbing Emergency?
Just when is it critical to call an emergency plumber to your Warrior home? The key situation that will separate an emergency from a normal plumbing malfunction is the threat of further damage. If your home has a burst pipe, or an overflowing toilet, it is certainly in a state of emergency. Whenever you can observe that your home may suffer from water damage, or is under a health hazard, it is time to call for our emergency services.
Our team of experienced experts is available to address your needs around-the-clock, seven days a week. At Latta Plumbing, we take pride in getting any needed repair or replacement done right the first time. For the best in professional plumbing services call us now at (205) 631-6445.