Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Why is My Gas Bill So High?

A sudden spike in your gas cost is a terrible surprise. The cause could be something as benign as the weather. In cold temperatures, gas-powered heaters have to work harder to create warmth, and people also crank up their thermostats to combat the chill. This extra gas adds up on your monthly bill.

Another reason your gas bill is looking high could be the settings on your gas-powered appliances. When your water heater is set at the highest setting, you’re programming it to heat your water extremely hot. This, of course, requires more energy than using a lower setting.

The most worrisome culprit could be a gas leak. If you’ve noticed a rotten egg smell, hissing, or other strange noises coming from a gas appliance or a patch of dying vegetation in your yard, a leaking gas line could be to blame.

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Washtenaw Plumbing & Heating Can Help with Your Gas Leak


We’re a locally owned and operated plumbing and heating company operating 24 hours a day to serve your needs. We know how serious gas line repairs are, and we will be at your home swiftly to give an accurate evaluation and estimate.

If you’re ready to talk to us about repairing your gas line, give us a call at 734-222-3620. We’re available 24/7 to answer your phone call and service your plumbing and heating needs.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Trying to Fix Your Garbage Disposal? 7 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make


Trying to fix your garbage disposal

Getting frustrated?

There’s nothing more irritating than a household appliance not working the way it’s supposed to.

It’s good to know how to maintain your garbage disposal before it gets to a point where you’re dealing with a soupy backup. Some common garbage disposal mistakes can cause that frustrating backup, those awful odors, and stop your disposal in its tracks.


If you’ve tried every fix under the sun and still aren’t getting anywhere, it’s time to call in the professionals. Washtenaw Plumbing & Heating is here to help. We can take a look at your garbage disposal and assess the problem.

We have 30+ years’ experience, and we’re here to help. Call us at 734-222-3620.

Monday, March 2, 2020

7 Common Garbage Disposal Mistakes

Do you have a garbage disposal that just isn’t cutting it?

Are you tired of your disposal working at half capacity?

Some common garbage disposal mistakes can cause that frustrating backup, those awful odors, and stop your disposal in its tracks.

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Garbage disposals are built tough — tough enough to handle your leftovers and even small chicken bones. But they’re not indestructible. Some maintenance issues and common kitchen items can damage the blades and motor or clog your pipes and drains.

Whether you’ve tried all the fixes or you’re just more comfortable letting a professional fix your garbage disposal, Washtenaw Plumbing & Heating is here to help. We can take a look at your garbage disposal and assess the problem.

We have 30+ years’ experience, and we’re here to help. Call us at 734-222-3620.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Next Steps When Your Water Heater Breaks Down


Did your water heater break down?

Are you panicking? Not sure what steps to take?

Unfortunately, everything wears out (including water heaters). Most of us aren’t thinking about our water heaters that often, or at all, until they break down or have problems that interrupt our lives. Maintenance is important. If your water heater isn’t checked, you may come home to a flooded basement (most likely not covered by insurance).

Troubleshooting Common Issues with Your Water Heater

The most common issue homeowners report is the water isn’t as hot as they want it to be. This can be caused by a faulty thermostat or a defective heating element. If a new installation isn’t in your budget, small repairs could fix this issue.  


Washtenaw Plumbing & Heating Has You Covered for Water Heater Installation in Ann Arbor

Call a plumber to install a new water heater or repair your current one. At Washtenaw Plumbing and Heating, we’ve had 20+ years of experience with water heater installation in Washtenaw County. We’re here to help any way we can and give you specific tips and next steps for your situation! (734) 222-3620.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Worried You Have a Leaking Water Heater?

Is your water heater not heating up properly?

Is it making noise or leaking?

Don't just write it off--let us make sure you need a replacement. In some cases we find a water heater with a leak somewhere besides the tank and it doesn't need to be replaced. However, if that's not the case, we provide installation and replacement for new water heaters!

When to Hire a Professional for Water Heater Replacement and Installation


If you’re replacing your unit, you can replace it with the same type, upgrade, or consider going the tankless water heater route! When looking for a new water heater, consider the gallon capacity, recovery rate, dimensions, and energy efficiency ratings. Ask the pros before you make a decision to avoid overspending!

Call a plumber to install a new water heater or repair your current one. At Washtenaw Plumbing and Heating, we’ve had 20+ years of experience with water heater installation in Washtenaw County. We’re here to help any way we can and give you specific tips and next steps for your situation! (734) 222-3620.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Prevent Pipes from Freezing this Winter


If you’re going to be in your home for the winter and want to be sure none of your pipes freeze during those cold stretches, there are some additional steps you can take to prevent freezing and cracking.

First, look for pipes located outside walls and windows, non-insulated pipes, and pipes installed near unheated spaces. Check your floors, walls, and ceilings for cracks or openings. If you find any, caulk them to keep cold air from coming in. 


We believe what this business is really about is serving you, the customer. It's important to us that even in an emergency, we are there for you. Our first goal is for our customers at the end of each job to know that we gave our all to meet their plumbing needs. We want each customer to feel like they could refer us to friends and family because you are our greatest advertisement!

Why is My Gas Bill So High?

A sudden spike in your gas cost is a terrible surprise. The cause could be something as benign as the weather. In cold temperatures, gas-pow...