When you need a plumber, cheaper is not always better. The last thing you want is to hire a plumber who only temporarily “fixes” the problem. At The AC Hero, we focus on providing quality, results-oriented service for any plumbing installation, maintenance, or replacement. Our Fort Worth plumbing technicians offer an unbeatable response time and are always here for you when you need us. We are available 24/7 for emergency support, and we can help you implement a maintenance plan designed to extend the life of your plumbing system.
Each job we take on involves a thorough inspection while our professionals work to implement lifetime solutions to your problem. Once you call or text, a technician will meet with you, provide upfront pricing, and begin work the same day.
If you need assistance with any part of your plumbing system, contact us online or call (817) 631-2507. Se habla español.
Plumbing Services We Offer
The health of every component of your plumbing system is paramount. Anything amiss could affect the safety of your home or business’s water and trigger other serious consequences, including property damage.
Our Fort Worth plumbing technicians offer a wide variety of services, including:
- Drain Cleaning. Slow or backed-up drains can signify larger, more expensive problems ahead. Some drain issues cannot be easily resolved on your own. Professional drain cleaning ensures your sinks, showers, tubs, and toils work normally and are free of any issues.
- Gas Plumbing. Our gas plumbers are trained and certified in proprietary and modern methods of gas testing and leak prevention. With our state-of-the-art pneumatic equipment, we can test and diagnose gas leaks of any size. Our team runs miles of gas piping daily, and we therefore have the experience and knowledge to ensure your gas lines are safe and reliable.
- Hydro Jetting. We employ the latest hydro jetting equipment that utilizes high water pressure to quickly clean out sewer lines. These cutting-edge tools enable us to eliminate debris and blockages with ease. Our technicians are specifically trained to accomplish this task safely and effectively.
- Sewer Cleaning. We have the skilled technicians and the precise equipment needed to clear everything from backed-up sinks to lines blocking entire apartment communities. We will not stop until the job is done.
- Leak Detection. The smallest of plumbing leaks can waste thousands of gallons of water. A slow drain or tunning toilet can mean deeper troubles in your pipes, which we can quickly find using sophisticated equipment. Once we have located the source problem, we swiftly repair it and restore your plumbing system’s optimal efficiency.
- Water Heater Repair and Replacement. Our technicians are factory trained by just about every manufacturer in the industry. From Raypak Lochinvar, A.O. Smith to Rheem, we will have you covered with the fastest and most accurate diagnosis.
- Water Leak and Pipe Repair. Our team at The AC Hero has the most industry-leading and up-to-date tools and equipment for locating and repairing any type of water leak imaginable. Again, we are available 24/7 to assist with emergency leaks or burst pipes.
- Gas Line Repair. A gas leak can be identified by a distinguishable rotten egg odor. If you notice this foul smell, get outside right away. Once you call 911 and/or your gas company and the gas is shut off, call our team. Our professionals are trained to fix any natural gas or propane line and will eliminate the danger.
- Sewer Line Repair. Accessing sewer lines is more complex than home plumbing, but we employ inspection cameras, cleaning tools, and proven sewer repair techniques that allow us to fix all kinds of common problems. Hydro jetting lets us clear clogs or tree roots, but if your sewer line has collapsed or been crushed, we offer practical (and quick) repair and replacement solutions.
- Trenchless Sewer Repair. Our professionals can use new technology to resolve subterranean sewer line defects without excavating and dramatically disrupting your home or business.
- Fixtures Maintenance. We repair all types of plumbing fixtures, including toilets, in which valves and tanks can be the source of leaks and other problems. Whether you have a backed-up or leaking sink or your shower or tub is not draining well, you can trust our technicians to fix the issue. Newer fixtures are more efficient and less prone to problems, so if your fixture nearing or has surpassed its lifespan, we may suggest a replacement to save on utility and maintenance bills.
- Installation Services. Our installation process includes inspecting your existing system, removing your old fixture, and placing and connecting a new one that best fits your space. Our professional technicians are prepared to install a standalone tub or shower, an efficiency toilet, or any other fixture with extreme precision and care. We work as fast as we can while guaranteeing high-quality service and results.
- Traditional and Tankless Water Heater Services. We install, replace, and repair traditional water heaters and can address common issues such as sediment buildup or lack of heating. We are also familiar with tankless water heaters, which are smaller, more efficient, and longer lasting. If you are considering an upgrade, trust us to prepare your home and manage all of the technical work.
- Grease Trap Cleaning. If you operate a commercial kitchen or frequently cook with fats, oils, and greases (FOG), your grease trap will need frequent cleaning and maintenance. Our technicians can assist you with this process and ensure you are in compliance with local cleaning regulations.
Why Is My Hot Water Not Working?
If you have a gas water heater, common reasons for no hot water include the pilot light is out, the gas supply is turned off or, in a worse-case scenario, there is a gas leak. For electric water heaters, the cause may be a tripped breaker, a faulty high-temperature cutoff switch, or a flooded compartment that caused water to damage the thermostat. Faulty heating elements can cause your hot water heater to break down. It’s also possible the unit may be leaking.
How Can I Lower My Water Usage?
Checking for leaks can help lower water usage. Even a dripping faucet can waste quite a bit of water. You can also lower your water usage through changes in daily habits. Take shorter showers, use a low-flow shower head, and turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving. Also, don’t hand wash your dishes; fill a container to rinse of the excess and run the dishwasher only on a full load. Do the laundry only on a full load as well.
How Do I Test If My Toilet Is Leaking?
You can verify if your toilet is leaking by dropping a dye tablet in the tank. Food coloring works too. Then wait 15 to 20 minutes and check the bowl. If there’s colored water inside, there is a leak. Another way to check is to look in the tank. If the water level is higher than the overflow pipe, the cause may be a fill valve problem. A third test is to turn the water off overnight to the suspect toilet and check if the water level has fallen to less than an inch by morning. Also, an unused toilet that’s making a running noise or has water dripping down inside the bowl is leaking.
How Can I Prevent A Clogged Drain In My Home?
Clogged drains are often caused by cooking grease, coffee grounds, and soap scum. By not washing these down the sink, you can prevent clogs. Hair too can clog up drains. Other preventative measures include installing a drain strainer to catch foreign material, and running hot water after using the sink in case any food or oil has gotten in. This will help keep it flowing through the pipe instead of coalescing inside. Also, avoid caustic chemical drain cleaners; they can corrode certain pipes and don’t always remove clogs. Contact your local plumber for an annual or semi-annual inspection to spot potential blockages and correct them before there’s a problem.
Why Does My Water Look Yellow?
There is rust in your water supply. While the presence of iron and oxygen in water systems is common, oxidized materials are generally no cause for concern. However, if sediment stays in the lines and sticks to pipe walls, it can damage the linings until a failure occurs. If your faucet or bath water is slightly yellow, it is not harmful to drink. Contact your plumber if there is an unpleasant taste.
What Is The Difference Between Hard Water And Soft Water?
Hard water contains higher concentrations of minerals, mainly calcium and magnesium. It can cause a film to form on your hands after washing with soap, which reacts with calcium. Spots of calcium carbonate may be left behind on glasses and silverware from the dishwasher. Mineral stains can appear on clothing as well. Soft water tends to have more concentrated levels of sodium, which may cause a slightly salty taste in drinking water. Drinking either causes no serious health problems.
How Often Should I Have My Drains Cleaned?
In general, household drains need a professional cleaning only once every few years. Sewer and basement drains may need more frequent service. Also, consider more regular drain cleaning for an older plumbing system or if you know there are lots of tree roots near the main sewer line. By knowing the condition of your drains and which ones are most susceptible to problems, you can set a suitable maintenance schedule.
Water Pressure Tested Low, What Do I Do?
If the water pressure in your home has tested low, check the pressure regulator. It should be set to around 50 pounds-per-square-inch (psi) but not less than 40 psi. Is the water pressure low for one faucet or several? If it’s limited to one, then the problem may be with the fixture; if multiple fixtures are affected, there may be a clogged pipe or other problem. Water leaks can cause drops in pressure so check for evidence of leakage such as visible pooling of water, stains on walls or ceilings, running water sounds when faucets are off, or higher water bills.
How Do I Increase Water Pressure In My Home?
If water pressure is limited by your utility company, you can install a water pressure booster (suited for copper or plastic mains that are 3/4” or larger). Or, if you have a pressure-reducing valve on the water main, you can adjust it higher than its factory setting by turning the screw on top. Contact your local utility or city hall if there are any new regulations, restrictions, or water system issues. If not, the problem is likely in your plumbing system or, if you have a private well, the well pump, so you should call a professional.
Whether you need drain, pipe, sewer, or gas plumbing installation, repair, or maintenance, you can trust our professionals to get the job done. Our Fort Worth plumbing services include flexible financing options, so we will find a solution that fits your budget.
If you are having any trouble with your plumbing system, get prompt and reliable support by contacting us online or calling (817) 631-2507 today.