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It may be safe to say that a clogged drain could be one of the most frustrating situations. Without the right plumbing systems, this could be a nightmare you didn’t wish to have. From your bathroom to your kitchen, there are so many explanations for your build-up.

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The technicians at Snell Heating & Air Conditioning provide dependable plumbing repair and installation services to homes in areas of Virginia including Arlington, Centreville, Alexandria, and Reston. Our team of licensed technicians will fix things the right way or it’s free. Give our team a call by phone at (703) 543-9649 or book an appointment online if you need assistance with an emergency plumbing issue.

Drain Cleaning Services

Contrary to popular belief, the most common way your sink gets clogged is caused by minerals. Minerals dissolved in hard water can build up and cause insoluble masses that will easily block your drains. The licensed plumbers at Snell Heating & Air Conditioning provide dependable drain cleaning services to homes in Virginia. Book an appointment to receive assistance with a clogged drain.

If you have hard water in your area, an excellent way to prevent clogged drains is to install a water softener. If that’s not an option, you will need to hire a licensed contractor to descale and remove sediment and build up from your pipes. Mineral buildup clogs can be difficult to remove once established.

Food waste is another leading cause of clogged drains. Although it may seem convenient to throw your food scraps down the drain, it could be doing more harm than good. Food items like coffee grounds or tea leaves should never go down your drain. Other foods to be cautious of include grease or oil as they will solidify in the pipes and cause a blockage.

When it comes to your bathroom sink and drains, there are more than just a few ways that corrosion can happen. One of the reasons could be the soap you are using. Traditional soaps have oils and grease in them that are very harmful to your pipes. The fat in the soap combines with minerals in water and leaves a hard residue, known as soap scum, that stains bath fittings and clogs pipes. The team at Snell Heating & Air will help restore the flow of water in your pipes. Give us a call by phone at (703) 543-9649 to receive immediate help.

Water Heater Repair & Install Services

Just like your plumbing is a workhorse, so is your water heater. This appliance works almost constantly. Not only does every faucet in your house depend on the water heater, but so do appliances such as your washing machine and dishwasher. Like any hardworking appliance, the water heater is subject to a variety of maintenance issues and common problems. If you’re having issues with your water heater, call our team by phone at (703) 543-9649 or schedule an appointment online to receive assistance. Snell Heating & Air Conditioning provides plumbing repair, replacement, and installation services to residents in Virginia.

One of the most common complaints about water heaters is an insufficient hot water supply. How could this be? There are a multitude of reasons behind this:

Leaks

Water leaks can be caused by a faulty temperature and pressure (T&P) relief valve, excessive pressure, overheating, a stuck valve, a leak from an overhead or adjacent plumbing connection, loose heating element bolts, a bad gasket or a leaking water tank. If too much warm water is leaking out of the water tank, this will negatively impact your water supply for showers and washing the dishes.

Incoming Water Too Cold

In cold-climate areas, the incoming water supply can be very, very cold in the wintertime, which means your water heater will require considerably more time to heat the water. As a result, you may feel that you’re not getting the same volume of hot water as before.

Faulty Thermostat

If you notice no increase in water temperature when you increase the setting on your water heater, it’s possible that the thermostat is faulty. This is fairly common with electric water heaters, which have thermostats attached to both the upper and lower heating elements on the tank.

Reliable Plumbing Services Near You in Virginia

Besides your drains and water heaters, there is a lot more plumbing maintenance to be aware of. Have you ever been laying in bed at night and heard a drip coming from your faucet, or your toilet constantly running? Besides the annoyance of constant running water, this jacks your water bill up high!

Snell Heating & Air Conditioning is a family-owned and operated HVAC and plumbing company that was established in 1972. More than forty years in the business means we have done thousands of HVAC installations and repairs throughout Northern Virginia. We believe that we have to earn the right to ask you for your business, and we thank you for giving us that chance.

Our team of licensed plumbers provides plumbing repair, replacement, tune-up, and installation services to homes in Virginia. Snell Heating & Air Conditioning provides plumbing services in areas such as Alexandria, Centreville, Arlington, and Reston. Give us a call by phone at (703) 543-9649 or book an appointment online to receive assistance.

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