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Prepping Your Plumbing For Winter

Winter Homes in Anchorage, AK

Imagine this winter, cozily sitting at home by the fire, looking out the window at the falling snowflakes while you’re sipping your hot cocoa with marshmallows. Life is good. It’s good until you suddenly hear the loud rush of water somewhere in your home, that is. You’ve got burst pipes. Unfortunately, this scenario is all […]

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What Is In My Clogged Drains?

Bathroom – hair and soap residue will clog sink and shower drains and flushing large amounts of paper or other paper products down the toilet can cause a clog. Kitchen – food, grease and dirt will clog a kitchen. Utilize your garbage disposal whenever you can and don’t put grease down the sink. Washing Machine […]

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Water Heater Pilot Light Going Out

The most common reason that your pilot light on your water heater keeps going out is a damaged, bent or dirty thermocouple What is a thermocouple? The simple definition is that it is a device that measures temperature. More importantly it is the device that regulates the gas flow inside your water heater or furnace. […]

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Plumbing Problems that Cost You Money

Plumbing Problems That Cost You Money Even though thinking an ostrich will hide its head in the sand to avoid danger is actually a myth, it’s no myth that many Anchorage, Ak, homeowners will ignore plumbing problems, hoping they’ll go away. That can be a costly mistake, as these problems almost never disappear on their […]

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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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