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Sump Pump Failure

Sump pumps are the silent heroes of basements, and homes in general. Here in Anchorage, sump pumps quietly protect your home from flooding. It only takes that one major rainfall or ice storm to foil your sump pump’s success rate. Our professional plumbers at Alkota Plumbing and Heating recommend keeping your sump pump regularly maintained […]

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5 Common Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

In Anchorage, the plumbers at Alokota Plumbing and Heating get called out to people’s houses for all kinds of different reasons. Sometimes it is a big and serious situation, other times it is something smaller and more common. Here is a list of the most common plumbing mistakes that we see: Using the Wrong Tool […]

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Well Pump Knowledge

A well pump is part of your well system, and like any other system and investment in your home, you need to know something about it to ensure its proper installation, maintenance, and service. Call us at Alkota, and we can help you in these areas, so you can protect your investment. Types and Installation […]

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What to Do if You Have No Hot Water

There are few things more annoying than running out of hot water in the middle of a shower. But don’t panic. It’s more than likely something with your hot water heater. Typically it may be something simple that you can take care of yourself. However, some things do need the assistance of a professional plumber. […]

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What Should I Do If My Pipes Freeze?

What to Do About Frozen Pipes During the coldest months of winter, frozen pipes can be a real concern. It’s not only about the pipes freezing and you not having water. The bigger issue is when the pipes burst, causing all levels of havoc and damage to your home. Just like everything else in life, […]

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A Brief History of Plumbing

Plumbing is a system that moved fluids around for heating, cooling, waste removal, potable water etc. Plumbing uses pipes, valves, fixtures, tanks and other things to move fluids around. Plumbing infrastructure is critical for public health and sanitation. [Wikipedia] Clean water and waste removal is long cited as one of the most important inventions in […]

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5 Common Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

In Anchorage, the plumbers at Alokota Plumbing and Heating get called out to people’s houses for all kinds of different reasons. Sometimes it is a big and serious situation, other times it is something smaller and more common. Here is a list of the most common plumbing mistakes that we see: Using the Wrong Tool […]

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What You Need to Know About a Clogged Main Line Drain

A main line drain is the drain that transports waste water from your home to the the sewer mains underground. A main drain clog can lead to raw sewage backing up into your home or yard, and can lead to costly repairs to both the line and your home. How do I know if I […]

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Water Testing and Safety

The quality and safety of your water has, for a long time, been a trusted public service. Recently there has been a lot of inquiries about what to look for to know if the water in you house is safe. Many quality anomalies in your water are relatively harmless, some discoloration, some smells etc. If […]

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When Do I Need to Replace my Pipes?

Old Plumbing

As a homeowner, it is important to know the signs and signals that the pipes in your home need replacing. The pipes in your house are used every day and also hidden from view so they are easy to overlook and forget about. Though out of view, pipes need maintenance just like any other system […]

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