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American StandardServicing the Anchorage Bowl and surrounding Communities since 1984!

We are an Alaskan owned and operated company. Alkota Plumbing and Heating’s team of licensed professionals is dedicated to providing all of our customers with top-notch plumbing, heating and installation services. Thomas Gervais, founder and owner of Alkota Plumbing and Heating, started this company with a strong emphasis on quality and workmanship as the cornerstone. In fact, the original slogan for the business was “We Take Pride in Our Quality”.

When you choose Alkota Plumbing and Heating you can remain confident that we will provide you with trained, courteous, clean and respectful technicians that will treat each home as their own. Whatever your plumbing, heating and installation job needs, we will provide you with a quality experience!

Alkota Plumbing and Heating provides plumbing, heating and installation services in Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak, Wasilla, Palmer, Girdwood and surrounding communities. For service call us at 907-332-5325 or request an appointment online.

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We offer a full range of residential and commercial plumbing services, and are committed to providing professional, honest and affordable service on every job.

Emergency Services

We offer emergency heating, plumbing and pipe thawing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without costing you a fortune. Call us at 907-332-5325 with your emergency.


At Alkota Plumbing and Heating, we provide the highest level of quality in all our installations, and all jobs are performed by highly-experienced contractors you can trust.

Customer Testimonials

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Great service, on time and under budget! Our business experienced a frozen pipe because of a zone valve failure over the weekend. We called Alkota and set up time for them to come out. Curt was great and had us with heat in short order. Best of all, no broken pipes! Great job!

I called, Alkota came running to help. My water heater is crammed back into a very tight corner and it slowed things down a bit, but that’s no surprise. I rate my experience very high on the positive side of the scale. Extra kudos to Joe for rescuing my dog after he decided that the yawning hole into the crawlspace was too interesting to explore. I would never have been able to get him out on my own.

Great customer service! Straight shooters and honest work! I highly recommend them.

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Do I Need a New Furnace?

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We’re glad you asked! Furnaces, as you probably know, don’t last forever. And they can be a burden to replace, often for financial reasons. Unfortunately, at a certain point, your furnace may actually be costing you more in repairs than it would cost to replace it. If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, you may […]

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What to Do About a Leaky Furnace

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If you find a pool of water has formed on the floor around your furnace, don’t be alarmed. In most cases, this does not indicate a serious or expensive problem. In fact, it’s pretty common. What you should do though is call one of our Alkota Plumbing and Heating technicians right away to investigate it. […]

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5 Plumbing Problems That You Shouldn’t Ignore

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Plumbing issues have a nasty way of getting progressively worse and more expensive as they’re left unfixed. Water is a powerful chemical, and it always finds a way to where it wants to go. Avoiding a repair is like adding fuel to a fire (except water is the opposite of fire; if only there was […]

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About Boilers and Radiators

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A hot water system is a closed system. This means that water constantly circulates from the boiler though the pipes. Newer systems will have two pipes, one with hot water flowing in, and another with cooled down water flowing back to the boiler. Older systems have one continuous loop. As the home or building owner, […]

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Why Is My Heat Pump Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

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Heat pumps can cause your circuit breaker to trip for a variety of reasons. Though it might be frustrating, remember your circuit breaker is there to protect you. If your heat pump were to keep running without being tripped, it may cause an electrical fire! For this reason, don’t reset your circuit breaker more than […]

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What To Do If You Have No Hot Water

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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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Furnace Filters

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Furnace filters. They’re one of those items not really on the top of everyone’s minds, but they are important and can have a big impact. With the right furnace filter, you can save money and improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) in one fell swoop. The primary function of your furnace filter is simply to […]

The Importance of Filter Replacement

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HVAC filters and the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield have a lot in common. They both can tout, “I don’t get no respect!” Most people don’t realize how pivotal the HVAC filter is to both their homes and their HVAC system. Here in Anchorage, AK, you may only think about your filter when the seasons change, […]

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Anatomy of a Furnace

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Furnaces keep you warm, and cleanse the air that you breathe. They’re a big part of your life, whether you know it or not. But, have you ever been itching to know, “How does my furnace work?” Well, lucky for you, here’s what happens when your furnace is on: Ignition Similar to a car, the […]

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Do I Need a Plumbing Inspection?

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Gurgle, gurgle. Hiss. If you immediately recognize these sounds from any plumbing in your Anchorage, AK, home, it could indicate you’re in need of a home plumbing inspection. The whole idea of a plumbing inspection is to head off any potential big plumbing issues in your home––to avert a disaster or needed insurance claim. But […]

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