Are you adding a bathroom, remodeling an existing bathroom or kitchen? Maybe you just want a new shower or tub, or are you looking to move your washing machine and dryer to a new location in your house?
ABC Plumbing Heat and Air can help with your bathroom, basement or kitchen remodel. Just let us know what you are interested in doing. We will come to your house and provide you with a FREE estimate!
We service and install Grease Traps.
Septic Tanks – Standard
A septic tank, the key component of the septic system, is a small-scale sewage treatment system common in areas with no connection to main sewage pipes provided by local governments or private corporations. (Other components, typically mandated and/or restricted by local governments, optionally include pumps, alarms, sand filters, and clarified liquid effluent disposal means such as a septic drain field, ponds, or peat moss beds.) Septic systems are a type of On-Site Sewage Facility (OSSF). In North America, approximately 25% of the population relies on septic tanks; this can include suburbs and small towns as well as rural areas.
The term “septic” refers to the anaerobic bacterial environment that develops in the tank and which decomposes or mineralizes the waste discharged into the tank. Septic tanks can be coupled with other on-site wastewater treatment units, such as bio-filters or aerobic systems involving artificial forced aeration.
Periodic preventative maintenance is required to remove the irreducible solids that settle and gradually fill the tank, reducing its efficiency. In most jurisdictions, this maintenance is required by law, yet often not enforced. Those who ignore the requirement will eventually be faced with extremely costly repairs when solids escape the tank and destroy the clarified liquid effluent disposal means. A properly maintained system, on the other hand, can last for decades and possibly a lifetime.
If a failure or clog does occur, ABC Plumbing Heat and Air can help. We have fully trained and certified technicians ready to assist in any way possible.
Septic Tanks – Aerobic Septic Systems
Aerobic septic systems are used in situations where standard septic systems are not a viable option. In many cases, they are used to replace failing septic systems. Aerobic systems are similar to septic systems in that both use natural processes to treat wastewater. But unlike septic (anaerobic) treatment, the aerobic treatment process requires oxygen. There are two types of bacteria, anaerobic and aerobic. Aerobic bacterium work much faster than anaerobic bacterium, which means they process septic tank waste more quickly. Aerobic treatment units use a mechanism to inject and circulate air inside the treatment tank, which accelerates or speeds up the treatment process. This mechanism requires electricity to operate. For this reason, aerobic systems cost more to operate and need more routine maintenance than most septic systems. However, when properly operated and maintained, aerobic systems can provide a high-quality wastewater treatment alternative to septic systems. They can also be used in some cases by owners of wooded lots, who don’t want to clear enough land to install a traditional septic tank and drain field.
Aerobic systems can cost two to three times that of a standard septic tank, although this varies based on design, location, size and installation, and maintenance requirements. The aeration mechanism requires electricity and routine maintenance.
Savings can be realized if the drain field can be reduced or if its life can be prolonged. There is the potential for space-saving and less groundwater pollution than ordinary septic systems. Aerobic systems may allow a site to be developed that could not otherwise support a conventional septic system.
All septic systems need a washing machine filter to protect the system from lint, which is one of the leading causes of septic system failure. However, they are even more important to use with septic systems, because they usually use some types of media or filters in them which can easily get clogged with lint. Many manufacturers will claim their systems don’t need a lint filter, because they are afraid their systems will appear inferior next to their competitor’s systems. In fact, the head of one of the best manufacturers has contacted us and confirmed that lint was a major problem in their systems. As you may know from research this topic, failing septic systems are major financial and environmental problems in this country. Expensive septic repairs can often run from $5,000 to $20,000 or more and a large number of systems are failing throughout the country.
If you would like more information Aerobic Septic Systems, please contact our office at 918-341-5508, and ask for Brian.
Sewage Ejector Pump
In some homes, it is necessary to have a sewage ejector pump. Sewage ejector pumps pump the sewage from sewage from your house into the city sewer.
ABC Plumbing Heat and Air offers outstanding service, installation or replacement on all brands, makes and models of Sewage Ejector Pumps.
We can service and repair the drain lines to any sink in your house or business including, but not limited to, kitchen, vegetable, bathroom, utility, and bar sinks.
We can also supply and install any sink of your choice, but recommend Elkay and Kohler brands.
If you have a basement that floods, you need a sump pump. A sump pump will keep your basement, laundry areas and storage rooms from causing water damage to your home. It is important to check your sump pump regularly to make sure that it is in proper working condition.
ABC Plumbing Heat and Air can service, replace or install a new sump pump in your home. We can also install an alarm to notify you if it is not working and a battery back-up system for your sump pump.
ABC Plumbing Heat and Air offers outstanding service on all brands, makes and models of toilets. We can install any brand or model of your choice, but recommend American Standard, Kohler, and Toto brands. These are high-volume flushing toilets that can flush up to 18 golf balls in one flush.
Washing Machine Hoses
If you still have rubber hoses and they have not been replaced in the last 5 years, they should be replaced so that they don’t burst and cause water damage. Stainless steel braided washing machine hoses will keep your washing machine from electric-and-gas-water-heaters flooding your wash room or basement.
ABC Plumbing Heat and Air offers a number of solutions to protect your home or business and to prevent flooding and potential water damage:
- Water Cop automatic water shut-off system will provide your home with round-the-clock indoor flood protection and works with wired and wireless flood sensors, wall switches, and most home security and home automation systems. Some insurance companies offer discounts on homeowner policies with the installation of Water Cop.
- Flood Stop stops flood damage before it really starts! Flood Stop can be attached to washing machines, water heaters, dishwashers, ice makers, sinks, or for your whole house and automatically shuts off the water supply at the fixture and sounds an alarm, leaving all other household fixtures and appliances operational.
- Water Alarms are a low-cost option. They are easy to install, just stick it on the ground after inserting batteries and you are good to go. It is also very effective: it has an extremely loud alarm and very sensitive water sensors that can detect the slightest amount of water.
Are you embarrassed by the funny taste or foul smell of your tap water? Do your plumbing fixtures have stains from the minerals in the water? A water filter will remove odors, tastes and minerals from the water to give you better tasting and smelling water, and stain-free plumbing fixtures!
ABC Plumbing Heat and Air offers outstanding service on all brands, makes and models of water filters. We can install any brand or model of your choice.
Water Heaters – Standard
Your water heater is a major energy consumer in your home. If your water heater is more than a few years old, you may consider replacing it with a new, energy-efficient Rheem model.
ABC Plumbing Heating and Air offers service on all brands, sizes, and models of water heaters for your home or business. We can install any brand or model of your choice, but we recommend and carry the efficient Bradford White, Rheem or AO Smith brands on our trucks. We have an outstanding complete guarantee on water heater installations that are above and beyond industry standards. Our guarantees cover the tank and parts for full 6- or 10-year guarantee!
Federal tax credits available on certain energy-efficient water heaters.
Water Heaters – Tankless
Tankless water heating systems are revolutionizing the way modern homes meet their water heating needs. These compact units can produce and supply endless streams of hot water to multiple outlets at once without any fluctuation in temperature. Tankless water heaters are also energy efficient.
ABC Plumbing Heat and Air offers service on all brands, sizes and models of tankless water heaters for your home or business. We can install any brand or model of your choice, but we recommend and carry the Navien brand. Call for a FREE estimate on the installation of a Tankless Water heater.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tank vs. Tankless
Tank vs. Tankless
- A Tankless Water Heater is a WISE investment!!!
- A Tankless heater only heats water when you need it, not when you don’t, so it is very energy efficient
- Energy $AVING$ OF 30-40% compared to old style tank water heaters.
- Pays for itself in energy savings in just a few years.
Federal tax credits available on certain energy-efficient water heaters.
- Tankless Water Heaters NEVER RUN OUT!
- Long, hot, comfortable showers never have to end.
- Your schedule doesn’t have to be controlled by the water heater. Dishes AND laundry can be done while taking showers without running out of hot water.
Water Heater Enhancements
When a water heater leaks, it makes a BIG mess! We enhance your water heater to help reduce damage in the event your tank fails.
- ABC Plumbing Heat and Air can install pans for water heaters which can reduce water damage by
1) Containing water from a leaking water heater
2) Directing the water to a floor drain.
- We can also attach Flood Stop to your water heater. It will automatically shut off the water supply at the fixture and sound an alarm, leaving all other household fixtures and appliances operational.
Whole House Re-Pipes
Does your home have galvanized or plastic water lines? Do you have poor water quality? Or are your pipes corroding and causing many leaks? ABC Plumbing Heat and Air can re-pipe your whole house and offer outstanding 10-year guarantee on all labor and up to 25 years on selected grades of materials! Call for a FREE estimate whole house pipe replacement.