Replacing Pipes: A Guide to the Process

If you live in an older home, you may be wondering about the condition of the pipes that run through your walls and floors. Over time, pipes can become corroded, leaking, or even completely blocked. Replacing old pipes can be a daunting task, but it's important for both the safety and longevity of your home. In this blog post, we'll take a look at the process of replacing pipes in an old home, as well as who can do it. Assessing the Condition of Your Pipes The first step in replacing pipes in an old home is to assess the…

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Shower Pans

What is a Shower Pan and What is it Made Of? A shower pan is the waterproof base that lines the bottom of a shower and prevents water from leaking onto the floor. It is typically made of a plastic or vinyl material, sometimes reinforced with fiberglass, that is designed to be water resistant. Shower pans also often feature an integrated tile lip, which helps to protect the walls of the shower from water damage. What is the purpose? The purpose of a shower pan is to provide a water-resistant layer between the shower and the floor below. This prevents water…

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What is a thermal expansion tank?

The Importance of a Thermal Expansion Tank for Water Heaters The thermal expansion tank is an important part of any water heater system. They help maintain the right pressure levels in the plumbing system and ensure that the water heater does not overheat or suffer from too much pressure. In this blog, we'll discuss why expansion tanks are so important for water heaters and how they work.  Here you can also find more information about the cost of an expansion tank, based on your plumbing and size of water heater. What is a Thermal Expansion Tank? A thermal expansion tank…

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Gas Water Heaters vs Electric?

Electric vs Gas Water HeatersYour electric and gas water heaters are some of the most crucial appliances in your home, yet you probably don't give it much thought. While that's good, you should think about a replacement after a decade has passed so your heater doesn't break down.Pictured is a recent installation by a Coggin plumber of a Navien tankless gas heater. There are many options available today, but the choice ultimately comes down to gas water heaters versus electric. For some, the decision is simple: if your home doesn't have gas, use electric. However, you do have a choice between…

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Water Heater Installation

Do I Need A Hot Water Heater Replacement? For a variety of reasons, homeowners may want to replace their tank. However, Coggin Plumbing frequently receives inquiries on when it is best to invest in a replacement. Often homeowners realize they need a replacement when they discover either a leak, or no hot water at the tap. Pictured is a newly replaced tank manufactured by Rheem. Of course, the answer varies based on the type you own, but in general, homeowners will want to look for a replacement when: Aging: Water heaters typically last 10 years or less. If your unit…

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Do you keep getting a clogged toilet?

Clogged Toilet - Causes and Fixes You're wondering what to do because your toilet keeps backing up. It's returned despite the fact that you've already used a plunger or even contacted a plumber. An occasional clogged toilet is irritating. A persistent obstruction, though, is a major issue. You're in luck since we're going to list the most frequent causes of a clogged toilet. In addition, we'll explain the solution. While some issues, like a running toilet, are simple to remedy, a clogged toilet frequently necessitates a visit from a plumber. It's time to get dirty and conduct some additional research.…

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Custom Sink Installation

Custom Sink Expertly InstalledAsk About Our Free In-Home Estimates.At Coggin Plumbing we are experts at custom sink installations. Many different sink styles exist such as:undermount sinkself-rimming sinkdouble sinksingle bowltriple sinkultra-deep sinkirregular shape sinkWe can customize the installation to your needs. We also have experience installing sinks in many different countertop types such as granite, tile, hard wood, and many more. Sinks are constructed of many different materials including:enamel steelstainless steelcast ironbrassstonecompositesEach combination of sink and countertop requires a different approach. Let our industry leading experts customize you installation.For those that would like further information about DIY or steps that most installers…

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