plumbing

What is a sump pump and how does it work?

  • Plumbing

Your sump pump plays an essential role in protecting your home from water damage. Since it is usually tucked into a corner of the basement, you might not see or think about it every day. The team at Always On Call Mountain Mechanical in Anchorage, Alaska believes that understanding how your plumbing equipment works can help you avoid indoor flooding.

Do you have questions about your sump pump? This explains what these devices are and how they function.

An Anchorage Plumbing and Heating Company you can trust.

  • Anchorage Plumbing & Heating

Always On Call Mountain Mechanical is the Anchorage plumbing & heating company you can trust with your residential and small commercial plumbing and heating needs. 

We are committed to exceptional service. 

Whether if you are calling about plumbing or heating, you are greeted with exceptional customer service. Our team of experts will walk you through concerns, options, and costs. 

Our friendly staff will be happy to explain your options clearly and, when possible, provide a range of options. As experts in all types of Anchorage plumbing and heating jobs, we have solutions on hand for most plumbing and heating issues.

We are family

Always on Call Mountain Mechanical was started by Pat and Danielle Knowles in 1986. Today, the company is still run by the Knowles family – now more inclusive of the next generation: Emily Knowles, Jessie Embley, and Matt Schumaker. 

This family-owned and operated business makes customers feel like family. Mountain Mechanical takes pride in serving all of its clients with all their plumbing and heating needs. 

We offer specials

Keep an eye on our specials page. Mountain Mechanical saw a need to help people save money on some of the most important, most basic needs Alaskans have: heat, hot water, and safe home heating systems. That is why they offer Winter Start-Up specials and March Madness heating system install, and duct cleaning specials. 

An Anchorage plumbing & heating company you can trust

Always on Call Mountain Mechanical can handle everything from simple pipe repair to heating system installations with the professionalism you need and deserve. Call us with all of your Anchorage plumbing & heating needs

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When do you need a plumber? 4 Warning Signs

Did you know that the average American uses nearly 100 gallons of water a day? We understand that when you have a plumbing problem, you will need a plumber urgently.

After reading a few articles and watching a few YouTube videos, some small leaks look like they can be an easy, quick fix. In some cases, this is true but, in others, not so much. We’re here, at Mountain Mechanical in Anchorage, for when you need a plumber!

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4 WARNING SIGNS

#1: YOU HAVE NO WATER.

If you turn on your faucet and nothing comes out, you’re in trouble. No water is a warning sign that there may be a big emergency in your home.

In this emergency, you will want to call a plumber. It’s also wise to call a neighbor to see if they are experiencing a water outage as well. If it appears to be more than just your house, a plumber can help you figure out who to call for your property. If it’s just your house, a plumber will come out to assess and diagnose the situation.

#2: YOUR WATER IS NOT HOT.

One way to wake up in the morning is jumping in a cold shower, but that is not ideal! Lack of hot water may be a warning that something is wrong with your water heater! Let our plumbers be your plumbing partner! We can help troubleshoot an issue with your water heater, included why a water heater may be sweating.  

#3: YOU HAVE LOW WATER PRESSURE.

If you’re experiencing lower water pressure in one faucet, you’re likely experiencing a clog or clogged aerator! Clogged pipes may be a plumbing problem you can handle yourself. However, if it’s more than one faucet, you may be experiencing a broken or cracked piped.

#4: YOUR HOUSE SMELLS LIKE SEWAGE.

A sewage system, sump pump, or toilet will be the first place you want to look. Whenever you smell something wrong, it’s a tall tell sign that you need a plumber.  

Always On Call Mountain Mechanical is the leading heating & plumbing company in Anchorage, AK. We service all of Anchorage, Eagle River, and Chugiak Alaska. Call us if you have questions about water heaters, sump pumps,  and more.

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