Plumbing issues can cost you on your utility fee and in damage to your space.

When you need skilled plumbing services in Greater Richmond, Virginia, look to the local pros at Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.

Our expert plumbers offer a full range of resources, from water seepage repair to water heater installation. We’ll get there in a fully prepared service vehicle reinforced by an in-house components warehouse. This ensures we’ll be able to get your equipment working quicker.

Call us at 804-302-6657 for emergency plumbing service. Or contact us online to schedule a plumbing fitting appointment.

Plumbing Products

  • Bradford White Water Heaters
  • State Select Water Heaters
  • Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters
  • Navien Tankless Water Heaters
  • Delta Faucets
  • TOTO
  • Moen
  • Kohler
  • American Standard
  • Wolvering Brass
  • Elkay

Commercial Plumbing Services

Herman Allen Plumbing van

Through our parent company Bantam’s Plumbing Co, Inc we can handle plumbing project of almost any size. From commercial tenant upfits and build outs to restaurants, medical/dental space, office space and multi family apartments projects and hotels, our dedicated commercial crews can take your project from the group up, start to finish through your general contractor or yourself. Please call the office today and ask to speak to our commercial estimating department. We can design build and bid throughout the entire state of Virginia.

Remodels & New Construction

As a licensed Class A plumbing, gas and mechanical contractor, Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling can help you from the ground up. From kitchen and bath remodels, to bathroom additions, or to even new construction, we can help you from permitting to completion. We can also help you with any commercial new construction or remodel needs through our parent and sister company, Bantam’s Plumbing.

Plumbing piping in a new build

12 Reasons You Need a Plumber

Some plumbing problems, such as a leaking pipe, are obvious. Others aren’t as pronounced but have the potential to impose a lot of destruction in your home.

While you may try to fix some of these plumbing concerns on your own, you might end up making them worse in most situations. Pro plumbers have undergone specialized training and have years of hands-on experience.

Here are a few issues that call for the assistance of a local professional like Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.

Water Drips

1. Broken Pipes

In the cold weather, water can freeze within your pipes and cause the pipes to break. A broken pipe can cause flooding and sizable water damage in your home if it’s not fixed immediately.

If you have a broken pipe, the beginning step is to disable your home’s water supply. You’ll complete this at the main water shutoff valve, which is usually situated in your utility area or basement. Rotating the valve clockwise will disable the water.

Then contact our team at 804-302-6657 right away. If it’s behind a wall, in your backyard or under your home’s foundation, we’ll be able to locate the burst pipe and fix it quickly.

2. Water Payments Are Piling Up

If you haven’t used more water than normal and your payment doubles, there’s a good likelihood you have a water leak. Sometimes your payment will go up a bit. It’s more difficult to expose but will typically become more noticeable as the leak gets bigger.

It can be hard to discover a water leak without expert assistance. Although you can check your water meter to determine if the leak is inside or outside your home.

3. Mildew is Developing on Walls, Ceilings or Floors

Some mildew is usual in hot rooms like bathrooms. However it’s not usual to find sizable amounts accumulating on a non-shower wall, the ceiling or on baseboards, especially if these spaces feel pliant to the touch.

4. Walls, Ceiling or Floors are Disintegrating

A dripping pipe can cause walls, ceilings and floors to feel soft or sag. It can also leave water spots on surfaces.

These challenges can occur in areas with poor venting or high humidity. But it is especially difficult if you are experiencing other signs of a leaky pipe, like mildew or moldy smells.

5. Musty Smell

Sitting water can make an area smell like mildew. If the area also has wet walls or floors, you may have a water leak.

Different Plumbing Concerns

6. Backflow Inside Your Sink or Toilet

Your plumbing can back up sewer water and cause ruin when the water density lowers in your property. This can be caused by a broken backflow preventer, sewer line impairment or other municipal issues. Contact us at 804-302-6657 at the earliest sign of backflow and we’ll get it fixed quickly.

7. Water Pressure is Scarce

A few things can be wrong when your water pressure is low. There can be a obstruction in your plumbing fixture. It can also be caused by a broken water heater or a leaky pipe.

8. There’s Never Plentiful Hot Water

If you own a water heater with a tank, it has a limited capacity for hot water. If you’re getting cold water when you haven’t used a lot of warm water, something might be wrong. Your boiler could be not watertight, malfunctioning or need to be replaced.

9. Sink or Shower Clears Slowly

An obstruction is probably to be the reason when your sink or shower empties too slowly. Our team uses a special tool like a drain snake to unclog and get your fixture draining correctly again.

10. Toilet Won’t Stop Running

If your toilet’s tank seal is broken, it will signal the tank to continue refilling. A toilet that keeps refilling can rapidly drive up your water bills.

11. Water is Dirty

Your water should be transparent.

Don’t fret if it comes out dirty once in a while, as this usually just means there’s air in the water store. If you see particles settling at the bottom of your glass, you should have your water heater checked.

Water that’s any other color can be hazardous to your well-being. Listed are a few situations that can cause your water to be discolored:

  • Brown, red or yellow—This is often caused by a water main break in your area. It could also mean your pipes are deteriorated.
  • Green or blue—This is extremely serious, since it means your pipes are likely corroded. Your water may taste metallic or bitter on account of a high density of copper or lead. Long-term exposure has been linked to serious health issues in adults and children, such as intestinal illnesses, cancer and seizures.

If you’re observing discolored water or sediment in your water, connect with us at 804-302-6657 and we’ll diagnose the issue.

12. Pipes are Making Odd Sounds

If your toilet’s tank seal gets damaged, it will signal the tank to keep refilling. A toilet that keeps refilling can rapidly drive up your water bills.

Plumbing Fixes and Emergency Plumbing Services

We know that things break at all times of the day, and all times of the year. From a burst water pipe in the middle of the night, to a clogged kitchen sink drain on Thanksgiving morning, our crews are available around the clock for all of your emergency needs. Our technicians are also available by phone for emergency consults to help walk you through turning the water or gas off should you want to wait to repair the following day and eliminating the need for emergency service. The technicians at Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling are always just phone call away! We also recommend you saving our number in your phone to eliminate wasted time searching when that unexpected emergency arrives.

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