Willy's Plumbing is a well established company. Willy Phillips started his business in 1979. Currently it is a small family owned and operated business. Our clients include, but are not limited to; Hospitals, Restaurants, Property Management Companies, Home Owners, Apartment and Condo owners. Our plumbers are Ready, Willy'ng and Able to complete all your plumbing problems. No matter how big, or how small at Willy's Plumbing, INC. we do it all! Every customer is important so here at Willy's Plumbing we treat you like you're part of the family. We want to be your plumbers for life! Willy's Plumbing in located at:
3861 West Imperial Hwy Inglewood, Ca. 90303
Our service area's include, but are not limited to; Los Angeles, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Ladera Heights, El Segundo, Westchester, Playa Vista, Playa Del Rey, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Culver City, Palms, Mar Vista, Rancho Park, Sawtelle, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Bel Air, Century City, Beverly Crest, Beverlywood, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills.
Willy's Plumbing, INC. has service available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Whatever the problem may be , and when it simply can't wait for morning, or Monday. Call the emergency line 1-800-294-5597 and we'll send a plumbing professional right away!
You never know when a small problem will suddenly become a huge problem. Give your pocketbook a break and call Willy's Plumbing, INC. for any job no matter how small! Our professional plumbers are here to help resolve the problem!
Some plumbing disasters have nothing to do with pipes, toilets, or water in general. Instead, they are related to “do-it-yourselfers” who break something else along the way.
This can be anything from cracking tiles when removing a toilet to putting your foot through the ceiling of a lower level room when attempting to gain access to piping. If you don’t know for sure that you can handle a plumbing job on your own you need to hire a professional.
Do you want to face any of these plumbing disasters? Your answer should be no! And remember, these are just a few of the more common disasters. You need to be careful to avoid them all.
Whatever the plumbing problem might be it's always best to seek a professional for the job. Calling Willy's Plumbing for a professional plumber will save you time, headaches, and money.
A little information about why you may need a copper re-pipe...
Types of Plumbing Lines
Most homes are constructed with two types of plumbing lines in them. The first type of line, drain lines are the ones most likely to cause problems in the future. The second type, water lines are usually not as problematic, but will have their own issues down the road. When you look at replacing copper and galvanized steel pipes, it is a good idea to understand the reasoning behind it. Most homes today have copper plumbing being used for the house water lines, primarily because they do not corrode as rapidly as iron, steel, or galvanized steel pipes.
Unfortunately, older homes will have been constructed with iron or galvanized pipes, and should be replaced with copper piping as soon as possible. The first sign that usually crops up is that the drains begin to clog easily, and are not easy to clear when they do. This is because iron and steel corrode easily, and will build up mineral residue inside them as they break down. You will know that the water pipes have been affected when you begin to lose pressure, and the water tastes odd.
The Ravages of Age
For some, even the constant clogging and loss of water pressure is not enough incentive to even begin thinking about having copper re-piping done. It may seem to be an unnecessary expense, or along the lines of "if it isn't broke, why fix it?" thinking, something that most people will blame on outside agencies rather than their own plumbing first. There are times that the source of water to the home may experience low pressure, usually during drought conditions, but such effects are very temporary, and never constant.
Over time, if left alone, the signs of aging iron and galvanized pipes will steadily grow worse. Soon, you will begin to find moist or damp spots within the structure of your home, on concrete floors, in the drywall, and especially within any wooden walls or floors. The water coming out of the pipes will continue to darken, becoming discolored as the minerals build up and the metal continues to rust. The end result of this will be foul smelling water that no one wants to drink, cook with or bathe in. Finally, the corrosion will build to a point where pipes will begin to leak, break and burst. The cost of re-piping just got elevated higher than it would have been previously.
The Easy Solution
Refitting the corroded piping with copper is the easiest solution, and will restore your home's plumbing quickly into functioning as it should be. Copper does not rust or corrode as easily as iron or steel, and any qualified plumbing contractor will be able to tell you how much you will need to correct any current issues, and how much it will cost to do so. Most iron piping only has a lifespan of thirty years, from installation, and steel only around forty years. Copper has a far longer lifespan, and will last nearly forever, barring accidents.
Immediate benefits of replacing copper and galvanized steel piping will be evident in the restoration of proper water pressure, better tasting water, and less clogs popping up in the drainage pipes. Over time, you will also see a reduction in your monthly water costs, as you will see no more leaking pipes, backed up drains or seepage under the foundation of the home. Want to save money on water? Replace as much of your plumbing as you can with copper piping.
Replacing copper and galvanized steel plumbing pays for itself over time. Why waste money now, or in the future by delaying, Call Willy's Plumbing INC. today. Our plumbers are happy to give you an estimate to replace, or re-pipe.
Willy's Plumbing specializes in re-pipes and repairs. Whether it's a simple repair, or a large re-pipe. Willy's Plumbing, Inc. has got very competitive prices. It never hurts to compare prices! In the long run it will save you money for repetitive costly repairs and maintenance. Call us today for a estimate.
Shutting off your water until plumber arrives.
Learning how to shut off your water supply can be vital in a plumbing emergency situation. Even if you are using a professional plumber you will still need to be able to shut off the water supply to avoid a flood in the home or in areas of the home. If you’re unsure of how to shut off your water supply, here are a few steps to help you get started. The steps are generalized steps for shutting off the water supply to a home or to an area of a home. Though each home is different, these steps will help you with shutting off the water supply in protecting from a flood.
Locating the Water Supply Valve
The first step in learning how to shut off your water supplies to locate the water supply valve. Depending on the style of home you have you may have several valves in the home. For example, if you are having a bathroom plumbing emergency then you would want to shut off the water valve to the bathroom. The valves can be located on the fixtures themselves under a cabinet. In a kitchen you may have a water valve that can be shut off to stop the water supply to a dishwasher, sink or to a refrigerator ice machine. You also have water shut off valves for washers and dryers and various other areas of your home.
However, if you are unsure of where the water leak is coming from with a plumbing emergency, then you will need to make sure you turn off the main water supply. The main shut off the water supply can be located outside of the home and may be located at the street in front of the home. In order to make sure that you can shut off your water supply you will need to make sure that you know the location of not only the individual water supplies in the home but the main water supply. If you’re unsure where the main water supply is, you can ask a plumber to help you locate it and show you how to shut off the water.
Turning off the Water Supply Valve
Turning off the water supply valve to the home will shut off all water leading into the home until a plumber can arrive. If you are turning off the water supply valve, it is a fairly easy procedure. You will simply need to remove the cover from the water supply valve area and turn the water valve until the water has shut off into the home. Remember, that if a pipe is broken it may take a few moments for the water supply valve to stop the water from flowing into the home. If you’re unsure if the water has stopped flowing and the home have someone inside the home turn on faucets in various rooms of the house.
If you are turning off the water supply to a particular area you can check the water supply has in fact been turned off by turning on a faucet in the sink, flushing the toilet, turning on a washing machine or turning on the dishwasher. This will let you know if the water valve has been completely shut off and the water to the home has been shut off. In the case of a plumbing emergency you will be able to contact a plumber without worry of flooding the home or a room of the home.
Before you try to fix it yourself... Call a professional. You may find it will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Dripping faucets; leaky toilets, leaking pipes? Water dripping from an outside spout? The best time to fix it is now! That's your hard earned money dripping away.
Check your faucets at home -- do any of them drip? Well, maybe it's just a small drip -- how much water can a little drip waste? True, a single drip won't waste much water. But think about each faucet in your home dripping a little bit all day long. What if every faucet in every home on your block ... in your town ... in your state also dripped? The drips would add up to a flood of water wasted down the drain.
There is no scientific definition of the volume of a faucet drip, but after measuring a number of kitchen and bathroom sink faucets, for our calculations below (numbers are rounded), we are going to use 1/4 milliliter (ml) as the volume of a faucet drip. So, by these drip estimates:
One gallon: 15,140 drips
One liter: 4,000 drips
Your tub and your sinks no longer drain properly: When you have a problem with just one sink or one tub not draining, you can usually attack it with drain clearing products or tools and the problem usually goes away. If you have more than one area that isn't draining properly, the problem is likely in the main line that runs under your house. The best thing to do is to contact a plumbing professional as they will save you time and money by locating the source of the blockage and clearing it away quickly.
Your toilet is blocked up or overflows: Which is probably why almost every household has a plunger and have purchased some type of drain clearing product over time. Assuming that you are having no success with these products, you can shut the water off to your toilet by turning the valve that is usually located inside the vanity in your bathroom or on the wall near the toilet. After you have shut the water off, it is a good idea to contact a professional and have them come out and clear the pipes for you.
Tips for getting a fair price:
Ask friends, family, and neighbors for recommendations. Word of mouth can be the best source for a reliable and reasonable plumber.
If you are using the phone book, don’t overlook small ads and single-line listings of local small companies. Remember that those large ads cost money. Small companies may not have the advertising budget because their prices are lower. Sometimes the local plumber can offer more reasonable prices simply because he doesn’t have to drive as far. After you call the well known larger plumbing companies, compare their prices with the smaller companies to establish a range of fair pricing.
Ask for an estimate over the phone. Phone estimates are not always possible, especially when you don’t know the exact source of the problem. For the more common repairs, however, you should be able to get the established prices over the phone. Asking for this is also a good way to gauge customer service. If they refuse to give you prices (or at least a range) or if they insist on an in-home estimate, they may be more focused on the sale than the customer. Look for strong customer service which can lead to a long relationship with a trustworthy plumber.
If they offer free in-home estimates, be sure to ask whether the estimate is free even if you don’t hire them. Sometimes these offers for free estimates have a catch. They are only free if you agree to let them do the work, otherwise, you will have to pay for the service call.
Consider the cost of doing it yourself but don’t forget to include your time and effort. If you have the time and you are looking to save some money you may opt for doing the work yourself. In that case you may still want to call around and get some estimates from plumbers to find out how much you’ll be saving. If you know what a plumber will charge, you can get a better idea of your true savings after adding up the cost of tools, material, and time.
Whatever your plumbing problem might be give us a call, and we'll happily send a plumbing professional to give you an estimate.
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