Over 40 Years of Skillful Experience
Craig Gann, owner of Red Wrench Plumbing has over 40 years experience as a state certified master plumber for plumbing repairs. He is a highly skilled expert at repairing everything that has to do with plumbing. As well as the proper plumbing license, we have all the necessary insurances in place to protect you and your home.
Plumbing May Look Easy
At first glance, plumbing may look easy. A few pipes, some connectors and voila! All done. Not quite!
There are many parts involved with plumbing, most you don’t see, that have to be put together exactly or there is a high probability that a leak, burst or flood will occur. Plumbing is a mathmatical trade. Plumb means "measure or test". Disposals, faucets, bath and shower valves, have parts that can be hard to understand and install. Again, it “seems” simple, but one wrong screw, a bolt too tight or too loose, the wrong glue, (uh oh) you are in serious trouble. Toilets, hot water heaters, under ground (or in the wall) pipes, can also wreak havoc on you, if not done right!! We have gone to hundreds of jobs over the years where someone repaired a plumbing issue incorrectly and the cost to repair it correctly has gone up from the original problem. It is a shame and detrimental.
Talk Directly to a Licensed Plumber
When you call Red Wrench Plumbing for your repairs, you will always be talking directly to a state licensed plumber and only a certified, skilled plumber will show up at your door. There is a BIG difference between a state licensed, certified master plumber and a technician. And, you never want an unlicensed person to touch your plumbing. It is not only illegal for an unlicensed person to mess with any plumbing, it is also very dangerous to your home, family and finances.
Repairs Done Right the First Time
To have all your plumbing repairs done expertly, the first time, with a guarantee, call Red Wrench Plumbing and rest assure that you have made the right decision.
New Fixture Installations
Sometimes a plumbing issue is beyond repair or you would like a new fixture installed. Red Wrench Plumbing is ready to help you with what you want or need. Toilets, hot water heaters, disposals, sinks, bath tubs, showers, faucets, water treatment systems, hose spigots/faucets, outdoor plumbing, laundry room sinks, washer hookups, dish washer hook ups, new pipes. Any item that has water going through it to your home, we can install.
Have a Professional Plumber do the Work
When installing a new product it is very important to have a professional plumber do the work. Some name brand products will work well for your needs, others will not. There are pipes that may need to be repaired first, moved or replaced. There are many considerations before you have the work done. Red Wrench Plumbing will make sure you know and understand exactly what is needed to get the job done properly, beforehand.
Pipe Leaks and Re Pipes
Why Are My Pipes Dripping?
You may experience a small leak in a pipe under the kitchen or bathroom sink. There may be dripping from a pipe behind the wall of your shower or bath tub. What is going on? Pipes over the years become weak or brittle. They also form particle build up inside the pipes from minerals in our water supply. Your plumbing pipes wear out just like everything else. With this wear comes leaks.
We Repair or Replace Pipes
If you experience a leak that you can see and know where it is coming from, we can easily repair the area or replace the piping needed. A common pipe problem is sometimes a glued joint has busted loose or a crack in a pipe has developed from stress of an object pushing on it in a cabinet. Tree roots cause much damage as well. As plumbing experts, we can diagnose the problem quickly and get it repaired with little disruption.
However, what may look like a small problem sometimes, turns out to be just the tip of the iceberg. With out leak detector and camera, we can locate a leak/leaks that was not found before and pinpoint the area so minimal demolition is needed.
Possible Slab Leak
A very bad sign of a leak is a high water bill or when you see water on your floor with no apparent source. It can be on a wood floor, carpet, tile, etc. What has happened is a pipe has ruptured under your slab and water is seeping up. This is called a slab leak. Tremendous damage is done with slab leaks, especially if they are not discovered for a while. Red Wrench Plumbing has completed thousands of repipes for residents, with skill and expertise second to none. We do the best job and most precise job that will get you back to a home with healthy, strong, long lasting pipes.
Clear Drains, Pipes, Sewer
Sewer and Drain Clogs
If there is an issue with your sewer, drain or deeper in your pipes, you may need a professional to clear the problem. Clogs can happen anywhere along the line. Besides the normal debrie, we have found all kinds of interesting items, including sunglasses, makeup, glass, batteries, fish gravel, wax and more. Even worse, the Texas soil shifts, contracts and expands, which often breaks pipes, clogging with dirt. Also, tree roots can wreak havoc.
We use two kinds of machines to assist in clearing less difficult drain, toilet and sewer clogs. For shorter distance, simple clogs we use a hand help auger. It fixes the clogs that are not too deep. When the problem is more serious and there is more distance to cover, we use a much larger auger machine. It weighs close to 100 pounds. This machine has a cable that can travel very far in the pipes to reach a clog deeper in the pipes. There are different tips that are used for different kind of clogs. A highly skilled, licensed plumber knows what the clog is just by the feeling that cable gives back to them when it hits the clog. Access of the pipes to your house may be outside, directly down the drain or on the roof. The roof access is always the most difficult, but sometimes necessary to get the job done.
What Caused the Clog?
The clog may be coming from an external source, not caused from human usage. Two situations that may be causing your plumbing nightmare are tree roots and sinking ground. Tree roots are well known to cause plumbing problems just about anywhere. They grow through anything in their way and plumbing pipes are no exception. PVC, CPVC, copper, galvanized, terracotta, Tree roots have no preference. Once the problem is located, the yard needs to be dug up, the pipe removed and new pipe put into place. This process may require extensive digging, root removal and long sections of pipe being replaced. The same would apply to the ground sinking where plumbing pipe is laid. The ground sinking caused the pipe to sag, creating a clog and blockage to develop. Digging, pipe removal, pipe replacement and ground leveling is required.
From simple plumbing clog mysteries, like stuffed animals down a toilet to large sewer stoppage, A. Gann Plumbing has the skill, equipment and expertise to handle any stoppage problem you have. We are happy to help and get your home back to normal again.
Restore and Remodel
Sometimes just a new sink or new shower is not all you have in mind. You want the bathroom, kitchen, laundry
room or outdoor patio redone to bring it up to date or give it a more appealing look. We have done hundreds of
restorations and remodels over the years. We make sure the plumbing is precise, accurate and ready for the
final build out.
- Laundry Rooms
- Outdoor Kitchens
What's Your Need?
Hot Water Heaters
Which Hot Water Heater is Best for Your Home?
Hot water heaters are one of the biggest products people purchase for their home and have difficulty deciding on which one, the most. When considering a hot water heater, here are a few things to think about. Take into account the fuel type, availability, size, energy efficiency and cost. The type of water heater you choose will affect your water heating costs. One type of water heater may use a fuel type more efficiently than another type of water heater. For example, an electric heat pump water heater typically is more energy efficient than an electric conventional storage water heater. Also, an electric heat pump water heater might have lower energy costs because of its higher efficiency than a gas-fired conventional storage water heater, even though local natural gas costs might be lower than the electricity rates.
Types of Water Heaters We Work With
-Conventional Storage (includes electric, gas, oil and liquid propane)
These are the most common type of water heaters, which include an insulated storage tank that holds a quanity of heated water, anywhere between 30 and 80 gallons.
-Tankless (or Instantaneous)
In comparison with conventional water heaters, the tankless variety promises significant energy cost savings, because it heats water only upon demand. In other words, the only water that you end up paying to heat is the hot water you actually use. Sounds great, right? The downside is that tankless heaters are dogged by a low flow rate: moving only two to five gallons per minute, a tankless cannot accommodate more than one household use simultaneously. So, if you are running the dishwasher, you cannot take a hot shower.
-Hybrid aka Electric Heat Pump Water Heater (our favorite)
Powered by electricity, this type of water heater works to intensify the heat it draws from the air (like in the garage), transferring that heat to a quantity of water contained within its storage tank. Because it works in concert with the environment, this system performs best in hot climates, where the technology can be up to three times more energy efficient than the traditionally designed unit. Welcome to Florida!
Rest Easy with the Right Decision
At the end of the day, hot water heaters are a big purchase that effect your home and family, you want to make sure you rest easy with you purchase and install. Red Wrench Plumbing will steer you in the right direction and install your new unit quickly and efficiently, giving you peace of mind.
- Bath Tubs
- Sewer and Drain Clearing
- Hot Water Heaters
- Re Pipes
- Sewer Hydrostatic Testing
- Water Line Hydrostatic Testing
- Sewer Line Video Inspections
- Reverse Osmosis
- Water Treatment Systems
- Laundry Room Sinks
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Real Estate Pre-Purchase Inspections
- Insurance Claims
- Hose Faucets/Bibs
- Washing Machine Hookups
- Dishwasher Hookups
- Ice Maker Hookups
- Hot Tub Hookups
Drain Line Video Inspections
Why Use a Camera?
We use a quality, rugged and dependable, remote controlled camera that gets the job done right and can work in all 2 inch to 6 inch pipes.
The benefit of the sewer camera is that it gives us the ability to gain an accurate view of any blockages or obstructions which may be in the pipe, and once the nature of the blockage is seen, we can determine the right way forward to resolve the blockage. Rather than costly dig-ups, the sewer camera saves time and money.
Locators add to Solving the Problem With Less Damage
Our locators are designed to solve the most demanding remote transmitter locates using multi-directional locating technology. Easier Locates: The multi-directional antenna technology sees the entire signal all of the time. When we maximize the signal strength, we have found the target. No nulls or false peaks to complicate the locate. Accuracy: Our locator verifies the locate position using a micro-mapping display to mark distinctive poles in front of and behind the target, insuring an accurate locate. Automatic Depth: Depth is automatically calculated and displayed when over the target. Voila!
(Electric, Tankless, Hybrid or Gas)