Looking for a Plumber in the Birmingham and Surrounding Areas?
Latta Plumbing provides a full range of plumbing services throughout the greater Hoover area.
Latta Plumbing: Your Hoover Plumbing Experts
Are the plumbing issues in your Hoover home giving you a headache? Call us today at (205) 631-6445!
Many homeowners want advice on how to keep their plumbing systems running properly.
At Latta Plumbing we provide you with helpful tips for all of your needs. However, we know that being a homeowner does not center your life around your house’s plumbing, because of this, plumbing complications do occasionally happen.
Luckily, our trained technicians are available in Hoover to help you with all of your needs.
- 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 Prevent Drain Clogs?
Yes, drain clogs are usually preventable. While they do happen from time to time, basic hygiene and maintenance will go a long way. When it comes to your sink, avoid dumping grease, coffee grounds, or food down the drain. If you use a food disposal unit, make sure you give it enough time to grind the food into bits before turning it off.
For shower drains, take the time to pick up hair out of the shower. Don’t let it go down the drain. We can install drain covers that let the water pass through while keeping large pieces of debris on the surface for easy disposal. Aside from personal care however, an annual checkup is key to keeping your plumbing system running smoothly.
What Should I Consider When Buying a Water Heater?
The first thing to consider is the type of fuel you want to use. Water heaters are powered by electricity, natural gas, and propane, so taking into account the cost of fuel is important. Propane and natural gas are going to be much more expensive, especially if you shower more.
The next thing to consider is the size of the tank, if you live alone and take fast showers, you probably don’t need a very large tank.
However, if you have a large family, and everyone tends to shower around the same time, buying a tank which holds enough water to serve the entire family’s morning/evening shower is important. Our trained technicians will help you select a water heater based on your family’s needs.
What Constitutes as a Plumbing Emergency?
While it may seem easy to tell when you have a plumbing emergency, these matters can be deceptive. If you wake up to a foot of water in your home, naturally you know that’s a problem.
However, it’s not always so obvious. If your walls are damp, it could indicate a serious leak in the pipes inside the walls. Another indication could be your flooring. If your carpet is damp for no apparent reason, make sure that no pipes running under the floor are leaking.
A plumbing emergency should be taken care of quickly. Water can cause an immense amount of damage in both long and short terms, including rot, mildew, mold, and more.
If you're looking for a plumber for your home or business in the Birmingham AL or surrounding area give us a call at (205) 631-6445 and we’ll get you fixed up. We get the job done right the first time - every time!