Stemmle’s Richmond Plumbing Service
Commercial Plumbing Service
At Stemmle Plumbing, we recognize our customers have very special needs—whether it’s installation or the repair of industrial plumbing or a fire sprinkler system in Richmond. With our vision, our skills, and the very latest in plumbing tools, we have developed the capabilities and processes to not only satisfy our clients but to provide them with value-added services. Our plumbing company continues to focus on timely service, fair pricing and personal attention. Stemmle Plumbing is committed to provide innovative solutions to the industry where our long-term relationships are based on integrity and reliability.
Stemmle Plumbing believes successful plumbing & HVAC projects are based on a healthy and cooperative working relationship between the design team and plumbing and HVAC contractors. We strive to be an active participant with all team members. Our goal is to provide a strong management team throughout both the preconstruction and construction phases.
Residential Plumbing Service
If you have a plumbing problem in your home, give Stemmle Plumbing a call for a professional qualified response. There’s a long list of plumbing problems that can occur in any home – running toilets, leaking faucets and pipes, water heaters leaving you with cold water, and low water pressure. We’ve seen just about everything when it comes to plumbing in Richmond and know how to fix it all!
Our residential Richmond plumbing services include:
- Plumbing fixture repair & replacement
- Water heater repair & replacement- tank & tankless
- Backflow repair, recertification & replacement
- Low water pressure problems
- Leak and drip repair
- Repiping – water, sewer and gas lines
- Water softeners
- + More!
You maintain your car with regular oil change and tune-ups. Do the same for your residential plumbing and commercial plumbing. Many of our emergency plumbing calls would not occur if people had annual plumbing maintenance. You save on plumbing repair costs, lower utility bills and get greater peace of mind. If you have never had your home or office checked to make sure there are no plumbing leaks in your home causing plumbing problems that you may not see, give Stemmle Plumbing a call today to make sure.
Benefits of plumbing inspections
1. Exposed plumbing system – We will visually inspect your plumbing to ensure everyone’s safety. We can recommend plumbing improvements that will save you money and give you peace of mind.
2. Water heater – We will inspect emergency water shut-off, drain valve, thermostat, gas/electric connections, temperature and pressure relief valve, temperature setting, gas thermocouple, emergency gas shut-off, flue pipe and the draft.
3. Water service – We will check your water pressure regulator. High pressure can damage a water heater or cause a pipe to burst in your plumbing system over time, including washing machine hoses.
4. Sinks, faucets, tub, shower, dishwasher, disposal, toilet – We will check for plumbing leaks, (a small drip could waste hundreds of gallons of water and increase your water bill) aerators, handles, mounting seal, drain flow, trap/tubing, water supplies, water shut-offs, pop-up operation, strainer, disposal and dishwasher hose. Toilet test includes flush, seat, bolt caps, base movement, supply line, emergency water shut-off.
5. Water softener is tested for hardness and emergency water shut-off operation.
6. Washing machine – We will check your emergency water shut-off, drain and hoses. Worn hoses could burst resulting in flooding and expensive water damage.
Oftentimes the most challenging aspect of a project is locating just the right materials to achieve a desired look or design solution. Whether the gracious curve of a faucet spout, claw feet on a vintage style tub, molding on a custom cabinet or just the right knob to open it with, at Stemmle Plumbing, we realize that the beauty of a home truly is in the details. Whether you are adding a master bath suite, freshening up your powder room, dreaming of a wine cellar, or expanding your kitchen or entertaining area – our skilled staff works with you and your building or design professional to create a one of a kind space that is a unique reflection of you.
We have all the inspiration you need to make your ideas come to life. From fabulous faucets and fixtures to tantalizing tiles and tops; full custom cabinetry and gracious hardware we offer a comprehensive collection of nifty necessities for kitchen, bath, bar and home. We can install all styles of faucets, fixtures, cabinetry, designer tile, stone and decorative hardware from the world’s leading plumbing fixture manufacturers.
Taking pride in the look and feel of your home or business is extremely important. It’s also important to make sure your fixtures are up-to-date or working properly. Stemmle Plumbing is available to assist with all your residential plumbing or commercial plumbing fixture repair or replacement needs. If you suspect a problem with your toilet, sink, faucet, tub, or any other plumbing fixture, we can diagnose the problem and make all the necessary fixture repairs. Our goal is to keep your entire plumbing system running smoothly, efficiently and economically.
Your sump pump is your last line of defense from water getting into your basement and ruining your possessions or that recently remodeled family room. The plumbers of Stemmle Plumbing have the experience to handle the following:
- Sump Pump Install
- Sump Pump Repair
- Sump Pump Maintenance
- Sump Pit Install
- Sump Pump Battery Backup System
It is important that your sump pump is properly sized and installed correctly. We make sure that we use a sump pump brand that can withstand the demands of pumping water 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
At Stemmle Plumbing, we have specialized in water pump repair for the past years, and are one of the oldest water pump rebuilders in Richmond. We have rebuilt water pumps for homes and businesses for 2 decades. We offer fast work and fair prices. We take pride in the skill it takes to do a quality water pump rebuild. Contact us for more information on a water pump repair or a water pump rebuild.
Grease Trap Cleaning Service
Finding a grease trap cleaning service company in Richmond that specializes and performs a combination of Grease Trap / Interceptor Cleaning, Used Cooking Oil / Grease Collection, Hydro Jetting / Plumbing, and Hot Water Pressure Washing Service can be a nightmare to say the least. The perfect plumbing company that offers these combinations of services in Richmond is not easy to find. There are not many reputable companies that provide a full line of grease trap cleaning services that caters to the food servicing industry in Richmond. However, if you are hunting for a full service grease trap cleaning company that can cater to all your needs, your search ends right here. Stemmle Plumbing is a highly reputable, grease servicing company specializing in the Richmond food servicing industry for the past 20 years.
Backflow is the undesirable reversal in the flow of water from a real or potential source of contamination back to the potable (or clean) water supply. Consider having a garden hose in a bucket of soapy water at your home, and having backflow event occur causing that soapy water to “backflow” into the drinking water portion of your home. Various types of backflow preventers exist for different applications and health hazard conditions, check state and other local administrative codes or other regulation on the correct backflow to use. The most common are reduced pressure backflow preventer and double backflow preventer valves. Backflow preventers are primarily used in sewer, waste water, residential, sprinkler and irrigation backflow applications. If you are looking for a backflow prevention system, give Stemmle Plumbing a call today to keep your water and sewer safe.
Water pressure regulators control both the water pressure and the flow rate of the incoming water supply into your home. Regulators are used to allow high-pressure water supply lines to be reduced to safe and usable pressures. A properly installed pressure regulator can eliminate many common plumbing problems, saving you both time and money in the long run. However, a damaged or worn out pressure regulator can result in a dangerously high water pressure being present in your home. There are many common issues that can be easily prevented or solved through the installation or replacement of a water pressure regulator.
Problems Caused by High Water Pressure:
- Broken or burst pipes that can lead to flooding
- Continual sound of running water
- Running toilets
- Damage to your appliances such as dishwashers, refirdgerator icemakers or washing machines
- Banging pipe sounds
- Leaking sprinkler valves
- High water bills
Stemmle Plumbing’s expertly trained professionals can help determine the unique needs of your plumbing system and what solution best works for your situation.
Tank-type & Tankless Water Heaters
Running out of hot water? Have a big home and family that uses lots of hot water? Then a tankless water heater could be right for you. You can use up to 200 gallons of hot water an hour. Stemmle Plumbing only sells and installs the very best tankless water heaters on the market. Installed correctly, with a new enlarged vent, and to a ¾ gas line to meet the increased BTU’s (British Thermal Units) needed and a new water filter, the final cost can be between $2000-$3000 or more, depending on extras. For most customers it has been well worth it. Contact us today at (804) 744-6401 for tank and takless water heaters.
Water Heater Repair Service
The professionals at Stemmle Plumbing receive ongoing training and have access to thousandss of repair parts for the most popular Water Heater brands, you get the best by calling Stemmle Plumbing. Schedule your Richmond Water Heater Repair service today.
Water Heater Replacement Service
We are one of the few water heater replacement companies in Richmond that are certified and highly recommended. We provide quality water heater, basic installation, repairs, or disposal of your old unit; Extra parts and labor required to do the job right. If your old water heater needs replaced, give us a call today for expert services to keep your water clean and heated.
Water Heater Inspections
The typical water heater is usually a cylindrical tank with a heat source in or below the tank, used to heat entering cold water for supply of hot water to a home when needed. Most residential water heaters have a 38 to 50 gallon glass-lined steel tank (but can range up to 88 gallons). The heat source can be eithergas (natural or propane), oil, electricity, solar or geothermal. The life expectancy of the average water heater is 8 to 12 years for gas and oil, 10-15 for electrical, solar and geothermal, and over 20 years on tankless (made of stainless steel).
There are several different types of hot water systems used in Richmond: Indirect water heater systems, dual purpose water heater systems, on-demand water heater systems (or tankless), high efficiency gas systems or direct vent systems. Indirect water heater systems use a boiler to heat the water. Dual purpose water heaters (also referred to as hedonic water heaters) use one of the heat types above and then store domestic hot waterwhile circulating hot water through a heat exchangerconnected to a forced air furnace. On-demand water heaters (or tankless) only heat the water when there is a demand for it and they do not have a storage tank. Instant hot water heaters are small (1/2 gallon) and are located near the tap–a design that provides hot water for only one tap.
Stemmle Plumbing is the plumbing company to call in Richmond when you need your water heater inspected.
Basic Water Heater Components
Whether the water heater uses gas, oil or electric to fuel the heat source, all water heaters share the following basic components:
- Cold Water Inlet Pipe
- Cold Water Control Valve
- Cold Water Dip Tube
- Hot Water Outlet Pipe
- Anti-Corrosion or Sacrificial Anode
- Drain Valve
- Temperature/Pressure Relief (TPR) Valve (TPRV)
- TPRV Discharge Tube
Leak Detection Service Richmond VA
Stemmle Plumbing offers a non-invasive way to test and locate leaks on the potable hot and cold water systems through out the house. Our detections include a thoroughly check of the water system, identification of the origin of the leak, multiple estimates for the repair and a solid guarantee with our services.
Slab Leak Detection
If you have a leak underneath or within your home’s concrete slab foundations it can be a big problem – simple corrosion (in older pipes) or small leaks in soft copper pipes can start with higher utility bills and rapidly escalate into flooding and major damage. If you suspect that there is a problem with the pipes underneath your home (commonly the hot water pipes) it is important to get an expert to look at it sooner rather than later. If you have had a catastrophic leak, then of course it’s important to shut off your mains water and tank water heater lines as soon as possible – if you need help locating these call us immediately. For all your slab leak diagnosis and repair in Richmond you can count on the expertise you receive from Stemmle Plumbing .
Gas Leak Detection in Richmond VA
At Stemmle Plumbing we can locate where gas smells are coming from and or gas leaks we have gas detectors just like the gas company in Richmond and its now Gas Company Policy to shut off your gas to the whole house and lock in off position if they believe you have a gas leak. We will locate the gas problem and do whatever work is needed to correct the gas problem or gas leak and try to deep your house in gas service if possible.
If you suspect a gas leak or a gas problem in your Richmond home, call the professionals at Stemmle Plumbing today at (804) 744-6401
Drain Cleaning Richmond VA
Clogged drains? No Problem! At Stemmle Plumbing, we specialize in clearing drains. Whether it is your kitchen, bath, basement, or toilet we can handle any drain. We have advanced tools and technology to get to the root of the problem. Along with a great price, every time you call Stemmle Plumbing you also get,
- Reliable Technicians – Our technicians are all background checked, drug tested, and properly trained.
- Cleanliness Guaranteed – We respect you and your property.
- Same Day Service – Call before noon and get service today! You can even get emergency service at night or on weekends.
- Kitchen Drains
- Bathroom Sink Drains
- Bathtub Drains
- Shower Drains
- Main Line – Drain Cleaning
- Floor Drains
- Clogged Toilets
- Sewer Drain Cleaning
Sewer & Water Pipes/Lines in Richmond VA
Running water provides the foundation for many everyday tasks including washing the dishes, cooking, showering, gardening and many other activities. Without it, family life comes to a standstill. Our experienced plumbing technicians can ensure that all of your plumbing needs are met so that you can go about your daily household routine with ease.
You can trust the professionals at Stemmle Plumbing to perform basic and advanced water line repairs for your home. We’ve been in business for over two decades and have a reputation for outstanding workmanship, as well as exceptional customer service. Whether you need us to install a water line or are in need of sewer line replacement, we can get the job done in a timely and efficient manner. If you are experiencing a plumbing emergency, please call us right away! We offer 24/7 emergency service. Stemmle Plumbing can always be contacted at (804) 744-6401
Sewer Line Repair Service in Richmond VA
It stays out of sight and you rarely give it a thought. But sewer line repairs are expensive. If you have a sewer line clog, you suddenly have a lot to worry about. Finding a qualified plumbing contractor, getting the right permits and overseeing a messy plumbing project is a hassle. Stemmle Plumbing is pleased to offer you a plan to avoid costly, unexpected repair bills and to breathe easier with our total 24-hour service. The Sewer Line Repair Program eliminates most sewer line worries for a low monthly fee. Enroll today and you’ll have peace of mind. Contact us today for more information about our sewer line repair service in Richmond.
Sewer Line Replacement Service in Richmond VA
As a full service commercial plumber and residential plumber, Stemmle Plumbing can replace sewer pipes to correct a number of problems. Commercial building owners are responsible for maintaining the pipes connecting their premises to the city sewer main, generally to the curb or sidewalk. Drain and sewer pipes left in disrepair could cause flooding and groundwater contamination, representing a serious environmental hazard. Stemmle Plumbing can fix that sewer line to correct a number of plumbing problems, including:
- Broken, cracked, offset or collapsed pipes – damaged pipes due to shifting soil, frozen ground, settling, etc.
- Blockage – grease buildup or a foreign object is restricting or prohibiting proper flow and/or cleaning of the line.
- Corrosion – the pipe has deteriorated and/or broken, causing sections of the pipe to collapse and restrict flow.
- Leaking joints – the seals between pipes have broken, allowing water to escape into the area surrounding the pipe.
- Bellied pipe – a section of the pipe has sunk due to ground or soil conditions, creating a valley that collects paper and waste.
- Leaking joints – the seals between pipes have broken, allowing water to escape into the area surrounding the pipe.
- Root infiltration – tree or shrub roots have invaded the sewer line, preventing normal cleaning and/or roots have damaged the pipe.
- Off-grade pipe – existing pipes are constructed of substandard or outdated material that may have deteriorated or corroded.
Water Line Repair Service in Richmond VA
Did you know, in Richmond, that the water line that runs from the street to your home is your responsibility? Water line failures can cost a homeowner like yourself thousands of dollars in unexpected repairs. Fortunately, you can call the professionals at Stemmle Plumbing to help you avoid these costly repair bills, Stemmle Plumbing has the best Water Line Replacement solutions in Richmond. We have saved the people in Richmond thousands of dollars by providing cost saving alternatives, that are not made available by most plumbing contractors in Richmond.
- Convenience: Simply call our service hotline any time—day or night—and we’ll send a repair specialist to your home within 24 hours.
- Reliability: Instead of choosing a random contractor, you can rest easy knowing that your line will be repaired by qualified specialists who have experience with water line problems.
Water Line Replacement Service in Richmond VA
If you’ve noticed a sudden increase in your Richmond water bill or puddles forming in your yard when it’s not raining, you may have a leaking or broken water line. Water lines can crack or deteriorate from a variety of unavoidable environmental conditions, and most people don’t realize that maintenance of the water line, which runs from your house to the street, is the homeowner’s responsibility. Fortunately, a rapid response can prevent thousands of dollars worth of damage to your property and hazardous backflow.
At Stemmle Plumbing, we specialize in and frequently perform waterline replacements so you can rest assured that your waterline will be serviced by experienced plumbing professionals. So whether you suspect you have a plumbing problem with your waterline or want to run a routine plumbing inspection, we have the plumbing expertise and the plumbing knowledge to get the job done in a thorough, timely and cost-effective manner. For more information or to schedule a free inspection, please contact us today.
Repiping Service in Richmond VA
The re-piping process is also known as a repipe job (re-pipe, re-piping, repiping, new piping, re-plumbing, re plumbing. Piping and piping replacement). Re-piping and repipe is part of the plumbing C-36 license classification. We are licensed expert plumbers. We are re-pipers. We are experienced repipe specialists. As the pipes of a plumbing system age, these pipes will need to be replaced because of corrosion, rust, leaks, pin hole leaks, low water pressure, and rusty water. It is important to get pipes fixed as soon as possible, because leaks destroy homes and cause mold, this can be a costly damage that you may not even see until it is too late.
Pipe Relining Services in Richmond VA
Pipe relining is the process of repairing damaged sewer pipes by making, essentially , a pipe within a pipe, to restore functionality of your pipes. The epoxy relining materials that we use, molds to the inside of the existing pipe to create a smooth new inner wall. Many times, pipe relining can be performed through a building’s clean-out access and often requires little digging. pipe relining may be used to repair pipes that have tree root damage, seal cracks and holes in the pipes, fill in missing pipe and seal joint connections underground, in roof drain pipes, in storm lines and under concrete. The relined pipe is seamless and durable, and all materials used in the relining process are non-hazardous.
If you have a broken pipe, or a possibly a tree root intrustion, contact the services of Stemmle Plumbing to fix your plumbing problems without having to make a mess and dig a trench.
Trenchless Pipe Repair Services in Richmond VA
You no longer have to have a trench cut through your yard or sidewalk or driveway to replace sewer or water pipe. With a small hole at each end of the run, we can pull pipe from the building to the main. We can even upsize a line from 4? to 6? to provide you greater capacity. The trenchless method uses the existing damaged sewer line as a conduit and guide for the new pipe. A cone-shaped, path-clearing installation head with the new pipe attached is inserted through the old pipe. As the installation head passes through the existing pipe, it actually pulls in a full-size replacement pipe.
After installation of the new pipe is complete, it is simply connected to the existing plumbing system. This code-approved pipe is a completely root-proof, leak-proof, chemical and acid resistant pipe, with a 100 year design life. In the past, the only way to repair underground sewer or water pipes was to dig a trench, essentially destroying your front yard or sidewalk. Now, there are trenchless pipe repair and replacement options that minimize the impact on your landscaping—and your wallet.
Pipe Bursting in Richmond
Pipe bursting allows us to install new pipelines in the same or even larger diameter than the pipe being replaced with minimum excavation. Pipe bursting systems can be used to replace deteriorated wastewater, water and gas piping, including vitrified clay, cast iron, concrete, reinforced concrete, asbestos cement and PVC with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. This heavy-duty HDPE pipe is available from 4 inches in diameter up through 36 inches in diameter. This high molecular weight pipe is corrosion-resistant and offers excellent flow characteristics. The use of continuous, fusion-welded pipe eliminates problem areas associated with joints such as leakage or infiltration and permits installation in smooth, jointless lengths. Another advantage is its flexibility, which permits it to be laid in a gradual radius for use on curves and steep hillsides without the need for
fittings or excavations.
Gas Line Repair Service in Richmond VA
It is impossible to predict when a problem will arise with an in-home gas line. But with Stemmle Plumbing In-Home Gas Line Repair, you don’t ever have to worry about costly, unexpected problems with your gas lines.
- Complete line repairs – All parts and problems fixed 100% guarnateed
- Reliable service – Our toll-free hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A qualified, approved contractor will arrive at your house within 24 hours of your call.
- Guaranteed satisfaction – Stay protected as long as you like. The low, monthly charge ensures you will continue to receive the full benefits of our service.
Gas Line Replacement in Richmond VA
If you’re like most people, you are probably unaware that the gas line that runs from your house to the street is your responsibility. What’s more, replacements cost, on average, $800 or more. You can avoid those gas line problems with Stemmle Plumbing Gas Line Replacement services.
- Peace of mind – You avoid the hassle of finding a qualified contractor and paying for costly repairs. We provide both of these services for you, saving you time and money.
- Reliable service – We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A qualified, approved plumbing contractor will arrive at your house within 24 hours of your call.
Plumbers in Richmond VA
When you need a Richmond, VA plumber, call Stemmle Plumbing’s team of professional plumbers!
Stemmle Plumbing will have the right solution to your water, gas, and sewer needs.
Our Richmond, VA area plumbing services include:
- Water Leaks
- Toilet Trouble
- Shower Pan Repair
- Tankless Water Heaters
- Traditional Water Heaters
- Water Heater Repair
- Water Heater Installation
- New Fixtures Installed
- Appliances Installed
- Garbage Disposals Repaired & Replaced
- Back-flow Prevention
- Auger Service
- High-tech Sewer Camera
- Septic Tanks / Sewer Lines
- Main Service Pipes
- Sinks & Faucets Installed
- Toilet Installed
- Washer Lines
- Tree Root Removal
- Floor Drains
- Drain Line Cleaning Using Latest Technologies
- Hydro-Jetting Cleaning of Drain Lines
- Video Camera Inspection of Drain Lines
- Leak Detection
- Water & Sewer Line Location
- Water Distribution Systems
- Site Utilities
- Leak Searches
- Pipe Replacement, Water & Sewer
- Water Efficiency Systems
- Water Softeners & Filtration Systems
- Back Flow Repair & Installation
- Back Flow Certification
- Tankless Water Heater Installation & Repair
- Boiler Repair & Installation
- Sanitary Sewer Installation & Repairs
- Gas System Testing, Installation & Repairs
- Back Flow Testing & Certification
- Grease Trap Installation & Repairs
- Storm Drainage
- Heat Pump Repair
- Heat Pump Installation
- Heating Service
- Furnace Repair
- Furnace Installation
- Furnace Replacement
- Furnace Cleaning
- Complete HVAC Repair
Call Stemmle Richmond Plumbing for all your plumbing and emergency plumbing needs
We can be reached 24 hours a day – 7 days a week at (804) 744-6401
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