Monday, November 28, 2011

At Your Service


Pete’s Plumbing has been committed to providing you with high-quality, affordable home and commercial plumbing service and products for over 50 years.  Our trained professionals are on-call 24 hours a day to provide you with peace of mind.

Our commitment to excellence has inspired the confidence of Access Management Group and we have secured a position as a vendor for their Home Maintenance Services program. Access Management provides Atlanta’s Home Owner Associations (HOA) with pre-screened vendors who have been thoroughly researched and have passed a rigorous selection process to provide services to their customers.  
Our Services for the Home
We can bring this same level of service right to your front door. Our professional tradesmen provide quality service at great prices. Here are some of our plumbing specialty areas:
  • Water Heater Repair and Replacement: Worn out hot water heater? We have a fine selection of high-quality hot water heaters and, in addition, we offer tankless hot water heaters designed to save you money while helping the environment.  
  • Water Purification Systems: We install water purification systems that improve the taste of your water and reduce the sediments in your water.
  • Repair and Replacement of Bathroom Fixtures: Our trained plumbers can easily repair or replace worn-out and unattractive fixtures. 
  • Repair and Replacement of Kitchen Fixtures: New garbage disposer or kitchen faucet? Not a problem when you give us a call. We guarantee your satisfaction.
  • Septic and Sewer Systems: We easily clear stoppages and repair and replace sewer lines. We will gladly refer you to one of our partner vendors in the event you need additional services.
  • Water Meters: We install water meters for new construction and provide repair on existing water meters.
  • Water Mains: Our professional team of plumbers is skilled at replacing water mains. 
Our Commercial Services
Pete’s Plumbing offers a commercial division that focuses on the needs of our business clients. Our team is highly-skilled in the plumbing applications of office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, apartments and other commercial buildings. We provide new building construction as well as retrofit modifications.    

The Green Plumber
We have worked hard to be at the forefront of eco-friendly plumbing. We are focused on providing products that meet or exceed green expectations to reduce waste and save money. We offer a fine selection of products from Moen, Kohler, and Mansfield that addresses eco-friendly technology while offering outstanding looks and performance.
We are Here to Serve You
Pete’s Plumbing has been serving the Atlanta area for over 50 years and we are a second generation plumbing firm. Call us today to learn how we can serve you.  

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pete’s Plumbing Leads the Way in Eco-Friendly Plumbing in the Atlanta Area

Pete’s Plumbing continues to blaze a trail in eco-friendly plumbing. The downturn of our economy has not put a damper on people’s desire for eco-friendly plumbing. In fact, in some ways, it has increased consumers’ awareness of green technology and inspired them to do more.

Ways to Go Green
Many consumers are interested in ways they can reduce their impact on the environment and save money at the same time. They are concerned about our planet and look to serve as a role model for their children. Minor alterations can have an enormous impact on your “green” factor. 

And, the great news is, is does not cost a fortune to make these changes to our home and business.
  •  Water Conserving Toilets: Changing out your old toilet can save money and resources daily. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, replacing a pre-1992 toilet with a newer model that uses 1.28 gallons per flush will save you on average $90 per year and reduce water waste by 60%. 
  • Shower Heads: Replace your full-flow shower head with one that restricts flow while still supplying plenty of water for a refreshing shower. You can save thousands of gallons of year by simply replacing your shower head and reduce water running down the drain.
  • High Efficiency Water Heaters: According to the Energy Star website, water heaters account for 15% of your home’s energy bill. Replacing an old water heater with a high efficiency model can realize savings anywhere from 10% to 50% of their energy consumption.  
  • Outdoor Irrigation System: Review your outdoor irrigation system and look for problems with run-off and over-watering. Pay special attention to these areas as outdoor watering can account for up to 55% of your water usage. Adjust water times and schedule watering in the evening or early morning hours to avoid evaporation during hot and windy days. Avoid allowing water to puddle or runoff. Immediately replace any broken and missing parts to increase efficiency.
  • Aerators and Landscape Management: Consider replacing thirsty plants, scrubs, and lawns with drought-tolerant or indigenous materials to reduce your water consumption. Twice a year aerate your lawn to reduce soil compaction and runoff. Aerating your lawn allows for deeper watering and reduces your water consumption.
  • Insulate Pipes: Insulating your pipes is one of the cheapest ways you can go green even in a tight economy. Simply wrapping your pipes will ensure you receive your hot water quicker, thus eliminating your wait time and water down the drain.
  • Leaky Faucets or Toilets: The drip, drip you are hearing is money and resources down the drain. Fixing a leaky faucet or toilet will immediately save you money and stop our most valuable resource from going down the drain.
We are a Green Machine
Pete’s Plumbing is committed to being the “greenest” plumbing company in the Atlanta area. We have partnered with Moen, Kohler, and Mansfield to provide high-quality, good-looking fixtures at affordable prices that will reduce your water waste and save you money.

You can use these tips to make significant changes in your household’s water usage. Minor alterations can have an enormous impact. If you are still not sure where to start, give us a call today. We can get up set-up with the latest eco-friendly plumbing supplies that save you money and save our planet at the same time. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

No Project Too Small or Big

Pete’s Plumbing is in the business to provide skilled plumbing professionals who will complete the job in a timely manner at the best price. In today’s economy, it is paramount you receive the most value for your money. We are sensitive to budgets and deadlines, and we keep our eye on the bottom line and strive to give our customers the best value for their money.

That is why our sister company, R.A. Lippitt & Sons, is at the ready to handle industrial and commercial projects as well. Our team will carefully review and work with you to provide quality plumbing at an affordable price. Whether you are building your dream home, remodeling your present house, or embarking on a commercial or industrial project, Pete’s Plumbing and R.A. Lippitt & Sons are ready and able to deliver high-quality workmanship, meet tight deadlines, and work within your construction budget.   

Truett-McConnell Dormitories 
Recently, R.A. Lippitt & Sons was awarded the contract for the installation of new plumbing fixtures for the dormitories at Trueett-McConnell College. The college was expanding the Miller Building and the dormitories as well as completing a new dining hall. The new facilities held their grand opening in August of this year and R.A. Lippitt & Sons was proud of the role they played in the successful completion of Truett-McConnell’s facilities expansion.    

We delivered on-time results that stayed within budget while providing the highest levels of product and service. This is what we do for our community. R.A. Lippitt & Sons is a part of this community, and we are proud of the work we do to provide a measure of success for those who live and work in our area.

R.A. Lippitt & Sons continues to grow as the commercial and industrial division of Pete’s Plumbing. We work in tandem to supply our customers with quality workmanship at superior prices. Our team is devoted to customer service and we strive every day to deliver outstanding performance.

Give Us a Call
We guarantee our team will deliver durable workmanship and plumbing supplies that stand the test of time. Pete’s Plumbing stands arm-in-arm with R.A. Lippitt & Sons to provide all your residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing needs.   

When you are searching for a plumbing company for your next commercial or industrial job, give R.A. Lippitt & Sons a call and see how we can put together a bid that is on-track for your budget, your time deadline, and your expectations of quality.  

Monday, November 7, 2011

Staying on the Leading Edge of Plumbing Technology: Hybrid and Tankless Water Heaters


Pete’s Plumbing is committed to being a leader in green technology. The benefits to the environment and to our wallet demand we stay on the forefront. Small changes to the way we live can add up to big savings and can dramatically alter our impact to the environment. 

Hybrid Gas and Electric Water Heaters: A Choice for a New Generation
Traditional tank heaters depend on heat rising from bottom. This can cause traditional heaters to be very energy inefficient. With hybrid tanks we can significantly increase our efficiency and begin saving money immediately.

The gas hybrid water heater depends on a tankless engine and buffer tank to marry the best of both technologies. It provides continuous hot water for those long showers and during high-demand periods when you are using high-performance appliances.

There are many models on the market and we offer a large selection of high-quality models to choose from. We proudly offer electric and gas water heaters from Rheem, Whirlpool, GE, U.S. Craftmaster, Bradford White, and A.O. Smith.

Check out These Models and Features
There are many models and features to consider when shopping for hybrid gas and electric water heaters:
  • The GE hybrid gas water heater features advanced heat pump technology designed to maximize your energy efficiency. The GeoSpring is an Energy Star® rated electric water heater and qualifies for a $300 federal tax rebate through 2011. 
  • The GeoSpring was designed with convenience in mind. It uses standard connections and fittings, and has a similar configuration to fit easily in a standard 50 gallon space.
  • Rheem offers a hybrid electric water heater which is twice as efficient as today’s standard electric water heaters. These savings will quickly add up and don’t forget to check out this website to search for additional state and local rebates and incentives to increase your savings.  
  • If you are looking for a water heater that delivers hot water with 90% thermal efficiency, check out an AO Smith gas Hybrid®.  This powerhouse offers simple installation, interactive controls, and stops the sudden interruptions of your hot water supply.
  •  U.S. Craftmaster delivers the next generation of hybrid water heaters. With multiple lifestyle modes, easy installation, the latest technology, and a continuous supply of hot water, U.S. Craftmaster offers a quality hybrid unit for the home. 
Did Someone Say Tankless?
The convenience and space-saving abilities of tankless hot water heaters make them an ideal choice. By only heating water when you need it, you begin to save money the very first day. It delivers hot water quickly and efficiently. Rebates and incentives from state, local, and federal agencies make going tankless a wise choice. 
 We are committed to providing our customers with high-quality products that deliver performance along with savings. We are proud to offer models of tankless water heaters from these outstanding manufacturers:

  • Rinnai: Rinnai’s tankless hot water heater was awarded 2010 Builders’ Brand Leader by homebuilders in Builder Magazine by continually exceeding quality and expectations for their product. Rinnai offers an industry leading 12-year limited warranty to give added peace of mind.
  • Bosch: Bosch’s reputation has been built on a lifetime of offering high-quality and affordable products. Their tankless hot water heater delivers maximum performance at a great price.
  • Noritz: When you are looking for an affordable and dependable tankless hot heater that will provide you with years of service, look to Noritz and their top performing products.
We Can Help
This is just a sampling of manufactures and models available of tankless hot water heaters and hybrid water heaters. When you are in the market for a new water heater, consider these different models before you make a final decision.

If you are unsure about what route to take, give us a call and we can assist you in determining the best make and model for your home or commercial property. Great savings are just around the corner.