24/7 All Services, LLC, offers Emergency Plumbing Repair Services to all of Baldwin County, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at no extra charge!
Plumbing problems never happen at convenient times. Our usual rates apply whether you call us at 2:00 a.m. on a holiday or a regular weekday afternoon. 24/7 are our regular business hours, and we can typically be there within an hour of your call! We take pride in offering you reliable plumbing repair services at a reasonable cost.
We service all types of private homes and commercial businesses.
We repair water lines and wall leaks and our sewer inspection camera can locate the source of the problem under slabs and other hard to diagnose places. Our staff of drywall repairers and professional painters will restore the location of your leaks to its original state. We can fix, replace, or install your water main and have trenching equipment that lets us handle the job quickly.
Update your old pipes!
24/7 All Services, LLC, specializes in replacing pipes made from polybutylene. According to Wikipedia, polybutylene water pipes are no longer accepted by the United States’ building codes and have been the subject of class action lawsuits. There is evidence to suggest that the presence of chlorine compounds in water will cause deterioration of the internal chemical structure of polybutylene piping and the associated acetal fittings. The reaction with chlorinated water appears to be greatly accelerated by tensile stress and is most often observed in material under highest pressure such as at fittings and kinks. Localized stress whitening of the material generally accompanies and precedes decomposition of the polymer. In extreme cases, this stress activated chemical corrosion can lead to perforation and leakage within a few years.
Let us re-plumb your house using PEX (polyethylene) pipe. PEX tubing is widely used to replace copper in plumbing applications. One estimate is that residential use of PEX for delivering drinking water to home faucets has increased by 40% annually, and there is substantial evidence that PEX will soon become the dominant technology for carrying water in homes and businesses. It is widely accepted among different companies and has been used by volunteer organizations such as Habitat for Humanity in constructing homes. In 2006, the Philadelphia Inquirer recommended that plumbing installers switch from copper pipes to PEX. In the early twentieth century, the first plumbing pipes were made from galvanized steel water pipes. As users experienced problems with the internal build-up of rust which reduced water volume, these were replaced by copper pipes in the late 1960s. Plastic pipes with fittings using glue were also used in later decades. Initially PEX tubing was the most popular way to transport water in hydronic radiant heating systems, and it was used in hydronic systems from the 1960s and forward. Hydronic systems circulate water from a boiler or heater to places in the house needing heat, such as baseboard heaters and radiators. PEX is suitable for recirculating hot water. Progressively, PEX has become more accepted for indoor plumbing uses, such as carrying pressurized water to fixtures throughout the house. Since the early 2000s, copper pipes as well as plastic PVC pipes are gradually being replaced with PEX. PEX can also be used for underground purposes.
Clearing ClogsWith a variety of types, lengths, and sizes of augers and motorized snake machines, we can unclog any sewer line, drain or commode. If your garbage disposal needs to be replaced or repaired, call 24/7 All Services, LLC.
Grinder Pump ServiceIs your grinder pump light flashing? If so, call 24/7 All Services, LLC, for fast grinder pump service. We can repair or replace your grinder pump, and we offer a preventative maintenance program at affordable rates. The average life of a well maintained grinder pump is 8-10 years. Our preventative maintenance program includes an annual thorough cleaning and inspection of your grinder pump basin, floats. We make it easy for you, and we’ll even remind you each year by calling you to schedule the appointment. We sell, service or repair any make and model of grinder pumps. Some grinder pumps cannot be easily repaired. If it is necessary to install a new grinder pump, we will install a type of pump that allows for convenient future repairs.
Water Heater ServiceDid you know that if you drain and inspect your water heaters every year, you’ll extend their life by years? We replace and maintain water heaters and keep a number of sizes and styles in stock so we can meet your needs at any hour of the day or night.
Remodel Kitchen & BathLet us remodel your kitchen or bathroom. If you can dream it, we can do it. With a variety custom cabinets and vanities, new fixtures, and countertops, we can completely transform your home. We replace sinks, bathtubs and toilets. Custom shower spaces are also available in many different colors, designs, and sizes of cultured marble, tile to transform your bathroom into your personal spa. Our licensed electricians can update your lighting and fans to complete your new look.
Benefits of using PEX in plumbing include
PEX has become a candidate for use in residential water plumbing because of its flexibility. It has the ability to twist into a wide-radius turn if space is permitted, and accommodate turns by using elbow joints. Moreover, it can handle short-radius turns. In contrast, PVC, CPVC and copper all require elbow joints. In cases where PEX needs to be placed at sharp 90-degree turns, it is essential to connect two PEX pipes with an accommodating PEX elbow joint.
PEX can run directly from a distribution point to an outlet fixture without cutting or splicing the pipe. This reduces the need for potentially weak and costly joints and decreases the drop in pressure due to turbulence induced at transitions. Since PEX is flexible, it is usually possible to install a supply line directly from the water source to an appliance using just one connection at each end.
Since PEX pipes typically have fewer sharp turns, there is greater water pressure where it is needed, such as at sinks, showers, and toilets.
The cost of materials is approximately 25% of alternatives. One account suggested that the price of copper had quadrupled from 2002 to 2006.
Installing PEX is not as labor intensive as copper pipes since there is no need to use torches to solder pipes together, or to use glue to attach pipes to fittings. Builders putting in radiant heating systems found that PEX pipes "made installation easy and operation problem-free." PEX connections can be made by pushing together two matching parts using a compression fitting, or by using an adjustable wrench or a special crimping tool. Normally, fewer connections and fittings are needed in a PEX installation.
It neither corrodes nor develops apparent "pinhole" leaks.
Less susceptibility to fire.
Copper piping required soldering using torches which made it vulnerable to fire. With PEX there is virtually no danger from fire. Overall, PEX piping is much more harmless to install. According to the U.S. National Fire Prevention Agency, torches used for soldering metallic plumbing ranked as one of the top-ten leading causes of house fires each year.
Acceptability by plumbers
Most plumbers are now experienced in using PEX.
Manufacturers make fittings that allow installers to join a copper pipe on one end with a PEX line at the other. Producers also give options to condense or expand the diameter of the pipes.
The beneficial properties of PEX make it a candidate for progressive replacement of metal and thermoplastic pipes, especially in long-life applications because the expected lifetime of PEX pipes is up to 50 years.
Suitability for hot and cold pipes.
A typical procedure is to use color coding to lessen the possibility of confusion. Usually, red PEX tubing is used for hot water while blue PEX tubing is used for cold water.
The general position is that PEX plastic materials are slower to burst than copper or PVC pipes, but that they can burst eventually if frozen long enough. One account suggested that PEX water-filled pipes frozen over time will swell and tear. In contrast, copper pipes rip and PVC shatters. In 2007, home expert Steve Maxwell suggested that PEX water-filled pipes could endure "five or six freeze-thaw cycles without splitting" while copper would split apart promptly on the first freeze. In new unheated seasonal homes, it is still recommended to drain pipes during the winter months or take other measures to prevent pipes from bursting because of the cold. In new constructions, it is recommended that all water pipes be sloped slightly to permit drainage, if necessary. Copper and iron pipes can experience corrosion leaks, but PEX does not have these problems.
PEX used in radiant heating is better for the environment than a copper choice.
Orthodox foam wrap insulation materials can be added to PEX piping to keep hot water hot, and cold water cold.