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Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company
1337 Hughes Pl.
St. Louis, MO 63110

At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we offer sewer line and pipe maintenance services in St. Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas that reduce the risk of major and costly problems, such as clogged drains and sewage backup.

Neglected sewer lines and pipes will eventually lead to a buildup of grease, limescale, and chemical deposits. Leaks can also develop, encouraging unhealthy mold growth.

Being proactive can prevent problems before they start and progress any further. In addition to sewer line maintenance services like hydro jetting and descaling, Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company offers sewer line replacement, and sewer repairs.

We also install and service water filtration systems, and water softeners. Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company is your one-stop shop for plumbing and sewer line services!

Sewer Line Maintenance Services in St. Louis

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company has the highest level of licensing in MO. Our knowledgeable professionals continue to advance their skills through extensive research and hands-on training.

When it comes to maintaining your sewer line and pipes, you can rely on our experts to get the job done right. We offer the best in pipe rehabilitation that includes a thorough evaluation of your sewer line to determine the appropriate course of action to support optimal efficiency.

What Are the Benefits of Hydro Jetting?

Hydro jetting involves using industry-approved tools to thoroughly scrub your sewer lines. It is similar to power washing, as the process flushes out the buildup inside your pipes. Hydro jetting offers more than just a powerful pipe cleaning-it can also remove blockages and support a more efficient sewer line system.

Some benefits of hydro jetting include:

  • Provides a thorough cleaning
  • Helps you reduce the risk of plumbing problems
  • Prevents new clogs from forming

Learn more about hydro jetting here.

What Are the Benefits of Pipe Descaling?

Your pipes develop scale over time. A buildup of minerals and rust can infiltrate your pipes and sewer line, compromising the efficiency and safety of your equipment—and even your health. Pipe scaling can result in poor water flow, possibly leading to severe damage and costly repairs.

Our Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company experts offer pipe descaling, which begins with an extensive sewer line inspection so we can determine the best descaling technique to use for pipe restoration. We can either scrub your pipes with special tools and equipment, or we can use chemicals to remove the scale. You can count on us to recommend the best method—it's what we do!

When you want to avoid a plumbing or sewer line problem, prevention is key. Maintenance is essential-it ensures your sewer line is cleaned out and working properly. The last thing you want is for plumbing or sewer failure and to be left with a hefty repair or replacement cost. Schedule your plumbing and sewer line maintenance with our Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company professionals today!

Look to Our Sewer Line Maintenance Experts

Be proactive and keep your St. Louis, MO, home's plumbing and sewer line in top shape. Our Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company professionals offer trusted and reliable hydro jetting and descaling services to protect your equipment, home, and health. Call us at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online.

Drain Cleaning and Clog Busting Services

Plumbing clogs inside your St. Louis home can make life miserable.

They cause sinks to drain slowly and toilets to back up. They make water pool in your shower and flow out of your floor drain.

You can try clearing your drain with a plunger, chemicals, or other DIY remedies that may or may not work. Or call us at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company for quality work and ensured success. Our experts safely clear blockages and restore normal water flow in residential and commercial plumbing systems.

When a plumbing clog disrupts your daily routine, you need help fast. You can rely on us to provide prompt, effective service.

We offer our St. Louis customers water heater services, sewer repairshydro jettingkitchen sink installations, and other services. Call us for a timely response.

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Missouri Drain Cleaning Options

We typically remove clogs that form in your bathroom, kitchen, and floor drains with a drain cleaning cable machine. Clogged sewer lines can benefit from hydro jetting. The two methods use different equipment and techniques.

  • Drain cleaning machines send flexible cable with an attached cutting tool into your drain. The device cuts through and removes clogs as it snakes through the pipe.
  • Hydro jetting is best suited for blockages in sewer lines. We send a high-pressure blast of water into your sewer pipe to remove the blockage.  The powerful stream of water flushes out grease, corrosion, and other matter from your sewer system.

Our Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company plumbers will assess the problem and recommend the best solution for your plumbing system. The techniques we use are designed specifically for the size and location of the clog.

Prevent Clogs With Regular Maintenance

You don't have to wait until a clog causes a toilet or drain backup to call Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company for help. We recommend regular maintenance on your drains and sewer line to prevent waste buildup and clogs.

Schedule periodic drain cleanings to keep water flowing in your sinks, toilet, and shower. Consider inspecting your sewer line every few years, especially if large trees grow on your property. We can identify emerging problems, such as root growth, by snaking a camera through the sewer line.


Maintenance You Can Do at Home

We recommend leaving drain and sewer line cleaning and flushing to professionals, like our experts at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company. However, you can help keep your plumbing in top shape by treating it with a little TLC.

Here are some ways you can avoid clogging your drains and sewer line:

  • Throw only toilet paper into your toilet. Do not flush other products, even those described as flushable.
  • Dispose of oil or grease in the trash, not down your sink drain. After leftover cooking oil cools slightly, pour it into a disposable container to harden before tossing it into the garbage.
  • Use a drain screen to catch hair before it goes down the shower drain. Attach a metal mesh lint catcher to your washing machine's discharge hose. Consider placing a drain screen or lint trap in the laundry sink drain hole.
  • Pour enzyme-based drain cleaners into your plumbing system periodically to keep clogs from forming. These drain cleaners work best as a preventative measure and remove only organic materials. They are easier on your pipes than chemical drain cleaners.

Contact Our Drain Cleaning Pros Today

Whether you need help maintaining your St. Louis, MO, drains, or removing tough clogs, Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company offers solutions tailored to your needs. Call us today at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online.

Drinking Water Systems

If you own a private well here in Missouri, you know that contaminants can make your drinking water smelly, cloudy, unpalatable, and possibly hazardous to your health.

Testing for contaminants in your well annually is imperative for your well-being. Installing the appropriate [water-treatment] systems to mitigate particles, metals, chemicals, or bacteria in your well water makes good sense.

At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we can assist you with testing. The results, provided by a third-party lab, guide us in recommending a drinking water system best suited to eliminate or reduce specific contaminants in the drinking water at your St. Louis home.

Water Treatment Solutions

No single filter or treatment process will eliminate all contaminants.

For example, if you have silt and dirt in your water, you might need whole-house sediment filtration and a drinking water system. If testing shows bacteria and viruses are the problems, an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system may be the solution.

A point-of-use carbon filter or reverse osmosis system works with your drinking water tap. We typically install these systems under the kitchen sink, where they screen out contaminants such as arsenic, lead, and nitrates.

When you use the correct drinking water system and filters, you can consume your well water confidently, knowing it is clean and safe to drink.

Not sure about the next step? Schedule a free consultation with our team today. We offer financing options to help you create a healthy home. 

What's in My City Water?

Your municipal water supply originates from a well, river, lake, or another water source. Your public water supplier must follow U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards and issue a water quality report to customers annually. During the treatment process, chlorine is added to the water to make it safe to drink.

However, municipal water supplies are not immune to contamination. An error made during treatment can affect the amount of chlorine that ends up in the water supply. Contaminants may enter your water supply through deteriorating pipes. Sewage released during a flood may contaminate municipal water systems.

Do You Have "Forever Chemicals" in Your Drinking Water?

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as "forever chemicals," are cause for concern in municipal and well water supplies.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PFAS do not break down in the environment, can build up in fish, and travel through soil to contaminate drinking water sources.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) notes that research suggests high levels of certain PFAS may lead to increased cholesterol in the human body, changes in liver enzymes, and an increased risk of kidney cancer, along with other medical issues.

Our experts at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company can add an extra layer of protection to your city water supply by installing a drinking water system in your St. Louis home.

Installing a Drinking Water System

If you want to treat all water running through your plumbing, we can recommend a whole-house system tailored to meet your needs.

Eliminate Contaminants in Your Drinking Water

Whether you own a well or pay for city water, our pros at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company can help you improve the drinking water at your St. Louis, MO, home. Call us at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online.

Time for a New Garbage Disposal? We Can Help.

Your Missouri garbage disposal does so much more than grinding food scraps.

It keeps your kitchen trash pail clean and odor-free. It helps decrease the amount of food that decays in landfills and emits greenhouse gas. It prevents food waste from clogging your plumbing and makes meal clean-up easy.

Your garbage disposal is one of the most hard-working appliances in your St. Louis kitchen. It performs best when installed correctly, with the precision and craftsmanship that Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company brings to every job.

You can count on us for leak detection, hydro jettingsewer repair, and other services. Our trained and experienced plumbers can ensure a perfect fit for your new garbage disposal, regardless if it is a replacement or a first-time installation.

We pride ourselves on delivering honest, trustworthy service to homes and businesses throughout St. Louis. Contact us to replace your aging garbage disposal or add a new one to your kitchen.

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Garbage Disposal Replacement and Installation

Garbage disposals last approximately 12 to 15 years if they are maintained. If your unit jams up frequently or makes loud noises, it may be time to replace it.

Every installation or replacement we handle is different because plumbing systems and electrical services vary from kitchen to kitchen. If this is your first garbage disposal, we can confirm if your plumbing is ready to handle a new appliance.

We can help you choose the best garbage disposal for your needs and budget. If you have a big family and frequently prepare meals at home, you may need a unit with more horsepower. Typically, more powerful garbage disposals are bigger than standard models. The space available under your sink may dictate the brand or model you choose.

  • Do you want stainless steel or galvanized steel components in your new garbage disposal?
  • Do you prefer a hard-wired model or one that plugs into an electrical outlet?
  • Is continuous feed or batch feed better for your needs?

A continuous feed garbage disposal enables you to add scraps as it operates. Batch feed models only run when a safety stopper covers the drain.

Our experts can advise you about the many features available, including noise reduction technology, single- and multiple-stage grinding, push-button starters, and dishwasher drain connectors.

At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we offer convenient financing options to help you purchase the right equipment for your comfort and safety. Call us today for a free consultation.

Insinkerator Pro Garbage Disposal

Invest in your home and the environment with the new InSinkErator Pro Series® Garbage Disposer!

Environmental Benefits

An estimated 35 million tons of food waste from commercial and residential sources end up in American landfills each year, according to the EPA. Consider the fact that food waste is already comprised mostly of water. Grinding it into a fraction of its original size and sending it down the drain using a garbage disposer—as opposed to throwing it in the trash—helps reduce landfill pollution. InSinkErator Pro Series disposers are especially powerful, practical, and efficient. This technology offers a simple way to contribute to a holistic waste management strategy within your kitchen.

Consumer Benefits

InSinkErator’s new disposers are more powerful than ever. They have longer warranties. And they’re quieter than any other garbage disposer on the market. The power and performance of advanced Pro Series® technology sets it far above standard disposers. Schedule your InSinkErator Pro Series garbage disposer installation now to take advantage of our special offer!

St. Louis Garbage Disposal Repair

No matter how careful you are with your garbage disposal, breakdowns can happen. If your garbage disposal stops working or jams frequently, we can help. Contact us if you experience these problems:

  • A garbage disposal that hums when you turn it on indicates it has power. Food or an object likely is jamming the grinding components.
  • It works, but the water does not drain. The garbage disposal, the pipe under the sink, or the drain line likely is clogged.
  • If you find water in your sink cabinet, the connections between pipes and your garbage disposal may be loose or a worn rubber gasket at the top of the garbage disposal may need replacement.

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company offers our customers 24/7 emergency repair services to be there when you need us. Our goal with every job is to provide worry-free service and 100 percent customer satisfaction. 

Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

You can extend the life of your new garbage disposal and prevent unexpected breakdowns with these simple maintenance tips:

  • Keep your drain smelling fresh by grinding a few lemon peels.
  • Refrain from grinding fibrous foods, such as celery, or hard waste, like fruit pits and chicken bones. Some garbage disposals with two- and three-stage grinding can handle tough food waste. Check the instructions for your model.
  • Occasionally grind a few ice cubes to sharpen your garbage disposal's blades.
  • Keep grease and shellfish shells out of your garbage disposal.
  • Always run cold water while the garbage disposal is operating to help flush food particles through the drain. Let the water run for a few seconds after turning off the appliance.
  • Avoid stuffing large amounts of food scraps into your garbage disposal.


Are You Ready to Make Your Life Easier in the Kitchen? 

Our qualified pros at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company are ready to help with your next plumbing project in St. Louis, MO. Call us today at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online for garbage disposal replacement and installation services.

Hydro Jetting and Sewer Line Cleaning

Your sewer line is out of sight but should never be out of mind when you experience a plumbing issue in your St. Louis home.

If you notice any of these signs, you may have a blocked sewer line:

  • The water in your toilet bubbles.
  • Wastewater flows out of your shower or bathtub drain when you flush the toilet.
  • Sinks, showers, and tubs in your home drain slowly.
  • Your drains emit sewer odors and gurgling sounds.

Our experts at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company can determine if your plumbing problem affects just one drain in your home or involves a blockage in your sewer line.  A clogged sewer line needs immediate attention to avoid wastewater backups into your St. Louis home. Our professionals recommend hydro jetting to clean buildup and clogs from your sewer pipe.

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company is a trusted name for plumbing services in St. Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas. We specialize in drain clogstoilet repairssewer repairkitchen sink installations and other services. Call us today for a free consultation about your next plumbing project.

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What Is Hydro Jetting?

It is similar to power washing, with water cleaning the interior of your sewer pipe. The process uses 2,000 to 4,000 psi of water pressure to flush out grease, tree roots, sludge, and other matter accumulated in your sewer pipe. Our experienced Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company plumbers inspect your sewer line before initiating hydro jetting to determine if it is structurally sound.

If your sewer pipe is unlikely to withstand hydro jetting because of its age and structure, we are happy to discuss other sewer cleaning options, such as snaking. This alternative breaks up clogs but does not scour the pipe walls. It is safer for a weakened sewer line because it does not use high pressure.

What to Expect During Hydro Jetting

The first step in hydro jetting involves a video pipe inspection. Our Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company plumbing pros send a video camera into your sewer line to identify the blockage and determine how much water pressure to apply.

The visual also helps us decide if hydro jetting is the best solution for your sewer line. We will not perform hydro jetting on a deteriorated pipe that cannot safely tolerate the process.

We proceed with hydro jetting if it is a good fit for your sewer line. We place a hose into your sewer cleanout (the capped pipe that provides access to your sewer line), start the hydro jetting machine, and flush out debris with blasts of water under high pressure.

We finish the job by taking another look inside the pipe with a video camera. We pride ourselves on our high-quality work and want nothing but the best for our customers. The job is complete when you are 100 percent satisfied with the result.

Hydro Jetting as a Maintenance Tool

Periodic hydro jetting can help you keep your sewer line in top condition by removing grease, organic material, silt, tree roots, and other debris. Maintaining this essential drainage pipe with hydro jetting will help avoid future plumbing emergencies. We recommend hydro jetting annually for commercial facilities and every two to three years in homes.

Your sewer line is just one of many plumbing system components that benefit from preventative maintenance. During an annual maintenance visit to your St. Louis home, we inspect your pipes and fixtures, test water pressure, clean drains, and flush the water heater. We also can repair leaks and other problems we discover during the inspection.


Schedule Maintenance Today

Ask our experts at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company about hydro jetting the sewer line in your St. Louis, MO, home. Call us today at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online to schedule a sewer cleaning and annual maintenance on your plumbing system.

Faucet Repair

Your kitchen and bathroom faucets are among the most-used fixtures in your St. Louis home. As these reliable devices wear out through constant use, they may start to drip, leak, or even restrict water flow.

Although your faulty faucets may continue to work while malfunctioning, they will perform inefficiently, wasting water and costing you money.

You can end faucet troubles by contacting Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company. Our expert plumbers will quickly diagnose the problem, swap out any worn or broken parts and have your faucet working correctly in no time.

At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we have all tools, components, and experience needed to disassemble, repair, and reassemble your fixture. We can install a new fixture if your faucet is beyond repair.

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Kinds of Faucets

Consider the variety of faucet styles available today: Goosenecks, single handle, double handle, touchless, smart, wall-mounted, spray capable. Each faucet style requires a different approach to repairs, parts, and installation, depending on their inner workings. Here are three popular kinds of faucets:

  • A ceramic disc faucet, for example, has two slotted ceramic discs, one fixed and the other moveable, that control the flow of water as they align. A single handle on the fixture operates water volume and temperature.
  • Faucets with a ball valve also use a single handle. The handle controls a metal ball with holes and slots. When the openings align in different positions, they adjust the temperature and flow of the water.
  • The single handle of a cartridge faucet moves the cylindrical cartridge up or down to control water flow and temperature. A two-handled cartridge faucet uses two cartridges, one for each handle.

Our team at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company can recommend the best choices for your St. Louis home. Our convenient financing options make it easy to create a healthy home for yourself and your loved ones. Call us today for a free consultation.

Faucet Repairs in St. Louis

Faucet repairs may seem deceptively easy.  Even if you are armed with a few how-to plumbing books, wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, and washers, correctly diagnosing the problem and fixing it can be daunting.

Our pros at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company are experienced in working with all faucet styles, makes, and models. We always are prepared to tackle whatever the job entails. We work efficiently and complete the job as quickly as possible.

What can go wrong with your shower head and kitchen or bathroom faucets? Here's a partial list:

  • Water drips from the spout.
  • Water leaks from the faucet base.
  • Worn cartridges and washers can lead to leaks.
  • The aerator is worn.
  • The faucet appears corroded.
  • The handle squeaks, indicating wear.
  • The sprayer attachment clogs.

Fixing an easily corrected leak in your St. Louis household can save you up to 10 percent on your water bill, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Call Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company when you need faucet repair or replacement in Missouri.

Faucet Replacement

Consider replacement when buying parts is nearly as expensive as installing a new fixture.

If your faucet is more than 20 years old, looks worn, and needs frequent repairs, it is a good candidate for replacement.

Of course, you do not have to wait until your faucets break down before you replace them. Consider upgrading your sinks with new fixtures. New faucets can transform your kitchen and bathroom from blah to beautiful while providing useful features such as pull-down sprayers and one-touch or touchless capability.

You can command some faucets to turn off and on by voice command or touch the spout to start and stop the water.

Whether you want an efficient and economical faucet or a trendy fixture with bells and whistles, our pros at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company can recommend the best product for your home.

Call Us Today to Solve Your Plumbing Problems

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company specializes in faucet repair, toilet repairclogged-drainshydro jetting, and other plumbing services for homes and businesses in St. Louis, MO. Call us today at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online.

Nothing is better than sinking your toes into a lush, green lawn.

Kicking off your shoes and enjoying the look and feel of your yard is your reward for putting in the time to maintain a beautiful, healthy landscape at your Missouri home.

Cutting and fertilizing are periodic chores, but watering can be a full-time job—especially in the dry summer weather. Garden hoses and sprinklers can soak up all your leisure time and tend to do a spotty job.

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company can help you get a handle on lawn irrigation. Our qualified pros can design and install a complete irrigation system for your St. Louis yard. An in-ground, high-tech system will water your lawn as needed, saving you time while wasting little water.

We are your trusted water treatment experts with years of experience in maintaining, repairing, and installing water filtrationsoftening, and disinfecting systems.

Installing Your Home Irrigation System

Why trust a water treatment company for your landscape irrigation needs? Here is what makes Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company stand out:

  • We do not subcontract any of the work.
  • Our crews consist of licensed plumbers and certified backflow prevention experts.
  • We ensure your new system complies with all local codes.
  • We not only design and install your system but also service it if repairs are needed.
  • Our irrigation systems work with well water and city water at homes and commercial buildings.
  • Need more zones added? We can expand your system.

Our convenient financing options make it easy to find the right irrigation fit for your yard. Call us today for a free consultation! 

Repairing Your Home Irrigation System

Are you having problems with your home sprinkler system? Here are a few issues we can help you with:

  • Clogged or broken sprinkler heads
  • Malfunctioning valves
  • Broken pipes
  • Timer boxes

Maintaining Your Home Irrigation System

Closing your system down for winter and starting it up again in the spring is essential maintenance. We can winterize your irrigation system before freezing temperatures arrive in St. Louis and ensure it works when the weather begins to warm.

Our certified backflow prevention specialists will test backflow devices when we start your irrigation system in spring.

Conserving Water

Approximately 30 percent of average household water use happens outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Nearly 8 billion gallons of water irrigate landscaping nationwide every day but overwatering caused by inefficient methods waste up to half of it .

You do not have to worry about water waste and inefficiencies when using a system designed and installed by our Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company pros. We promote efficient water use and include water conservation technology in our designs.

Water Treatment Experts and Irrigation

Our technicians at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company know the water treatment industry inside and out and are skilled in irrigation system design and installation. We know what size irrigation system your plumbing can handle without affecting your well or water filtration system.

A company focused only on landscape irrigation may not understand how an oversized watering system can interfere with water treatment at your St. Louis home.

When it comes to both landscape irrigation and water treatment, Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company checks both boxes. We are the only company you need for indoor and outdoor water services.

Get a Free Irrigation System Evaluation

Our pros at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company want to help make outdoor life easier for you. Let us design and install an irrigation system at your St. Louis, MO, home. Call us at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online.

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company offers leak detection services that can locate leaks with minimal impact on your St. Louis property.

It’s not always easy to locate the source of a leak, especially when it’s underground—but that’s where professional water leak detection helps.

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company specializes in drain and sewer plumbing services in St. Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas. Whether you need a sewer line replacement, or sewer repair, our trusted team is ready to assist!

What Are the Benefits of Trenchless Leak Detection?

The main advantage of water leak detection technology is leak prevention.

Consider these statistics from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): The average household’s leaks waste more than 10,000 gallons of water annually. That is the same amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste approximately 90 gallons of water daily.

Leaks don’t just waste water—they also waste your money. Imagine how high a leak could cause your water bill to spike!

An efficient plumbing system saves you money. That’s why Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company is here to help! Let us create and maintain a healthy, safe home for you and your loved ones.

Here’s a brief overview of the many benefits of trenchless water leak detection:

  • Pinpoints the precise source of the leak so our professionals can inspect, diagnose, and address any issues
  • Offers a less invasive alternative to digging up and damaging areas of your home or property to find the source of the leak
  • Allows our professionals to address your plumbing needs at the source as quickly and efficiently as possible

How Does Leak Detection Work?

Leaks may be difficult to find due to being underground, but a leak detector will help our Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company professionals locate the source. We use cutting-edge tools and equipment that minimize any impact on your property.

Our leak detection equipment can pinpoint the precise location of the leak, even if it’s through hard surfaces, like concrete. The next step is to assess the severity of the problem and address the leak at the source.

When it comes to resolving your St. Louis sewer and plumbing issues, Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company is here with the best and most innovative technology. Call us today to detect and address any leaks at your property.

Make Leak Detection a Priority

Ready to improve the plumbing system in your St. Louis, MO, home? Our Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company experts are eager to help! Call us at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online.

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company is your go-to company for pipe repairs and other plumbing issues in St. Louis, St. Louis, and all the surrounding areas.

Traditional sewer and pipe repair involve excavating your property to reach the underground pipes. Our trenchless sewer line and pipe repair methods for Missouri homes and businesses offer a less invasive and more cost-effective alternative.

At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we specialize in providing innovative solutions that minimize any impact on your home. We offer top-quality trenchless sewer and pipe repair services, along with sewer line replacement, and sewer line maintenance.

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St. Louis Pipe Repair Services

When there's a problem with your home's pipes, look to Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company for help. We start with a video camera inspection to accurately diagnose and address any issues with your plumbing pipes and equipment.

Our top goal is to provide you with an affordable and lasting solution for your sewer line and pipe problems. We will restore your plumbing and sewer line while protecting your property from unnecessary damage.

What Is Pipe Relining?

Pipe relining is the perfect no-dig solution for repairing pipes. The process involves creating a new, stronger pipe inside the current faulty pipe. This helps ensure cracks are properly sealed and improves flow.

With pipe relining, you can repair damaged pipes, and the process doesn't require any digging or mess. You minimize the impact on your landscaping, and you can enjoy having peace of mind knowing your pipes and sewer line system are operating safely and efficiently.

How Can I Prevent Pipe Failure?

Protect your pipes and reduce the risk of problems by scheduling routine plumbing pipe and sewer line maintenance. Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company offers hydro jetting and descaling services to remove grease, limescale, silt, tree roots, and other debris that causes clogs and blockages.

Drain cleaning is beneficial for the health of your pipes and sewer line. Neglected pipes can increase the risk of anything from leaks to clogged drains and can easily result in costly repairs or replacement.

Ensure your plumbing equipment and sewer line are protected and operating efficiently. Schedule professional maintenance with our Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company experts today!

Call Us to Schedule Your Pipe Repair

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company specializes in sewer and plumbing issues for homes and businesses in St. Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online for practical and cost-effective trenchless solutions.

Repiping Your St. Louis Home

Outdated, leaky, or deteriorating water pipes can make your life stressful and put your St. Louis home at risk for water damage.

You can regain peace of mind and reliable plumbing by repiping your home. Our qualified pros at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company are experienced in whole-house repiping, select pipe replacement, and pipe repairs. Contact us to assess your plumbing system and recommend improvements.

The appropriate plumbing fix may involve a simple repair or a single pipe replacement. However, a plumbing system with extensive damage, or many outdated, deteriorating pipes, can be a good candidate for whole-house repiping.

If we recommend whole-house repiping, we will explain what the project entails, how long it will take to complete, and how much it will cost.

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company specializes in plumbing projects for homes and businesses in St. Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas. We handle leak repairssewer repairsclogged-drainswater heaters, and other services. Call us today for a free consultation.

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When Should You Repipe?

A major renovation or addition to your Missouri home is the perfect time to replace your old water lines as a proactive measure. New pipes will eliminate the need to open walls and ceilings in the future to fix an aging plumbing system.

Other reasons for repiping include:


    • Your pipes are galvanized steel, lead, or polybutylene, all outdated materials. Galvanized steel can corrode, accumulate sediment, and leak. Lead in the zinc coating on the steel may leach into the water. Lead pipes jeopardize your health. Polybutylene pipes can crack and become brittle as they age.


    • Your aging pipes may be leaking behind walls and above ceilings. Water stains and increasing water bills may indicate a hidden leak. Musty odors also point to leaks that can encourage mold growth in your home. Mold and mildew can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms, irritate the eyes, and cause skin rashes and other health problems.


    • Rusty pipes can change the color of your water and give it a metallic flavor.


    • Sediment buildup and corrosion may restrict water flow.


We offer flexible financing packages to help you purchase the plumbing equipment your home needs. At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we take your safety and comfort seriously. 

Repiping Process

Our experts at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company will inspect and assess the need for repiping. If whole-house repiping is the best solution for your plumbing problems and you decide to proceed with it, we will help you select replacement pipes. Copper pipes or PEX tubing are sturdy, reliable options.

The amount of time needed for repiping varies from house to house and depends on the extent of the plumbing system and the ease of accessing it. A two-story St. Louis home with five bathrooms takes more time to repipe than a bungalow with one bathroom.

We strive to finish every job as quickly as possible without cutting corners on quality. We know how inconvenient it can be to experience a water shut-off.

After replacing your pipes, we restore any areas we have opened in your walls or ceilings to access your plumbing system.

What You Gain By Repiping

New plumbing enhances your St. Louis home and adds value. If you decide to sell your home, it can be an attractive feature for potential buyers.

Your plumbing will deliver water without sediment, rust, and odd coloring.

You will not have to worry about leaks and poor water pressure due to sediment and corrosion.

Consider Replacing Old Pipes Today

Our entire team at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company loves helping customers experience the peace of mind that whole-house repiping brings. We are happy to talk with you about your St. Louis, MO, plumbing needs and our affordable solutions. Call us today at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online.

Sediment in your plumbing system not only sullies your drinking water but also clogs aerators in faucets, reduces water flow, and decreases the service life of your home appliances and water heater.

When the faucets in your Missouri home deliver tiny particles of sand, soil, and rock along with water, it is time to consider a filtration system. Our experts at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company are ready to help.

In addition to maintaining, repairing, and installing sediment filtration systems, we assist customers with drinking water treatment, lawn irrigation, and leak detection devices.

With years of experience in the water treatment industry, we are your trusted professionals for reverse osmosis, filtration, ultraviolet (UV) light systems, and water softeners in St. Louis and surrounding areas.

Installing a Sediment Filtration System

Although sediment often is easy to detect in tap water, testing also will identify other contaminants in your water. Our qualified professionals will test your water and send samples to a third-party lab. The results will help us determine which water treatment system is best for your home.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends testing well water annually for total coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, and pH levels. The agency notes that a change in your water's taste, color, or smell is a reason for testing.

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company wants to make it easy for you to create a healthy home for you and your loved ones. That's why we offer convenient financing options customized to your budget and needs.

Identifying Sediment

At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we take a whole-house approach to filtering sediment from your St. Louis, MO water supply. We install the appropriate sediment filters where your water enters your home, blocking particles before they enter your water heater and faucets.

Our water treatment experts know what size filter will trap the sediment from your well or pipes. Filter ratings correspond to the size of the particles they screen out. For example, we offer cartridge-style filters that are rated 5 microns. That means they effectively screen out particles as small as 5 microns.

Repairing a Sediment Filtration System

If anything goes wrong with your sediment filtration system, or if it is not working as well as it should, call us at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company for an assessment.

You might benefit from installing a second filter at your kitchen faucet or near other water treatment systems, such as a water softener or reverse osmosis device.

Maintaining a Sediment Filtration System

Water treatment is a must to keep the filter working properly. A clogged filter can affect water pressure and lose its ability to remove sediment.

Check your sediment filter for excessive accumulation of rock, silt, and other particles every couple of weeks. Filter capacity, the amount of water you use, and the amount of sediment in your system determine how long the filter lasts.

If you prefer, Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company can handle maintenance for you.

Improve Your Water Quality Today

If the water in your St. Louis, MO, home looks dirty, cloudy, and contains gritty sediment, contact Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company for an assessment. We will recommend the best option for your unique needs. Call us at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online.

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company offers trenchless sewer line replacement for St. Louis homes and businesses, allowing you to replace a sewer line with minimal impact on your landscape and property.

We get the job done, leaving you no mess to deal with afterward!

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company has a team of licensed plumbers that specializes in drain and sewer line services. Our services include:

No matter your plumbing or sewer line needs for your Missouri home, Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company is here with the solutions.

Sewer Line Replacement Services in St. Louis

A plumbing and sewer line repair isn't always an option. Your pipes and sewer line could be severely damaged or outdated, and replacing them may be your best option.

Sewer pipes can rupture and result in leaks or sewage backup. This damage may even compromise your health!

A faulty sewer line is bad for the environment and can result in expensive repair costs over time. Replacing your sewer line helps support optimal system efficiency, reduces the risks of contamination, and protects your health.

Pipe Bursting

Pipe bursting is an excellent method for replacing damaged and outdated pipes-it doesn't leave a mess! You can avoid digging a trench in your yard, protect your property, and have peace of mind knowing the worksite is much safer and less disruptive to your routine.

Benefits of Pipe Bursting

Pipe bursting is beneficial for many reasons, including:

  • Results in less damage
  • Requires less intensive labor and machinery
  • Provides a safer alternative to excavation
  • Increases pipe flow capacity

Contact Us for Sewer Line Replacement

Schedule an appointment with our Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company sewer line professionals when you need sewer line replacement services for your St. Louis, MO, home. We are committed to providing the top-quality trenchless solutions you need. Call us at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online today.

Sewer Repair and Maintenance

No one enjoys dealing with a sewer line problem on their property.

Broken or clogged sewer pipes can create messy, wet, and unsanitary conditions in and around your St. Louis home or business. If your sewer line cracks or leaks, it needs immediate attention.

At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we look forward to diagnosing your sewer problem and offering you the best repair, cleaning, and maintenance solutions. Contact us for timely service to resolve your sewer issue and restore your system to top condition.

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company has provided reliable plumbing services to Missouri many homes and businesses. We specialize in water heatersdrain clogstoilet repairskitchen sink installations, and other services. Call us today about your next plumbing project.

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St. Louis Sewer Maintenance

At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we recommend an annual cleaning to keep waste from building up in your sewer line. We offer hydro jetting, which sends a powerful blast of water through the sewer pipe to flush sludge, grease, and other materials.

Hydro jetting is ideal for a structurally sound sewer line. We can suggest an alternative cleaning method for an older, weakened pipe that cannot withstand high-pressure water jetting.

You can help keep your sewer pipe free of clogs. Avoid putting non-flushable products in your toilet, and refrain from pouring grease down sink drains.


Signs Your Sewer Line Needs Repair

You can't see your sewer line fail because it runs under your property, out of view. However, plumbing fixtures and drains in your St. Louis home can offer some clues about sewer damage.

For example, waste flowing from your St. Louis floor drain, shower, or toilet, is a warning sign your sewer line may need repair. It is a good idea to at least have it inspected.

Other signs your sewer line needs repair:

  • Sinks, tubs, and showers all drain slowly. If just one drain is slow, there may be a clog in that drain, but several slow drains point to a more extensive issue.
  • Toilet backups may signal a sewer problem.
  • Drains that emit sewer odors should prompt a closer look.
  • Water-logged, sinking, or lush green portions of your lawn, especially areas near your sewer line, may indicate a leak.

Our knowledgeable plumbers at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company consider these indicators when diagnosing your sewer line problem. We also use sewer line inspection technology to help assess the issue.

Sewer Camera Inspection

We snake a small, high-definition camera through your sewer line to see what is causing your sewer problem and identify where the clog, crack, or damage has occurred. Corrosion and tree roots are a few reasons your sewer line can weaken and collapse.

Sewer Repair Options

We can diagnose the problem accurately and provide the best solution after looking at the inside of your sewer line. We offer traditional and trenchless methods for repair and replacement.

Traditional Method

We excavate in your front yard to access the damaged sewer line. This method may involve digging in your driveway or uprooting some landscaping to uncover it.

We know how stressful and inconvenient sewer problems can be. Our qualified pros complete repairs efficiently and safely. We make every effort to finish the job as quickly as possible while minimizing disturbances.

Trenchless Method

This repair process is less invasive than the traditional method. We dig two holes at each end of the damaged sewer line rather than excavate your property. Repair options include pipe lining or pipe bursting techniques.

Pipe lining involves placing a lining and resin coating inside the damaged sewer line. The materials adhere to the inside of the pipe and harden within a few hours.

The pipe bursting method uses a tool that destroys the damaged sewer line as it simultaneously places a new pipe.

Call the Experts for Sewer Repair

A plumbing issue only goes from bad to worse. Call Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company right away to tackle any plumbing problem in your St. Louis, MO, home or business. Contact us today at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online.

Toilet Repairs in St. Louis

Has the "handle jiggle" become your go-to fix for a toilet that won't stop running?
Do you use a bucket of water to assist a weak flush? Are you constantly reattaching the chain to the flapper valve inside the tank?

DIY repairs may work for a while, but eventually, you need to address the underlying cause of any toilet problem. At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we know that repairing a toilet, an essential fixture in your St. Louis home, is not for the faint of heart.

A simple DIY repair can get messy, time-consuming, and very wet if you misdiagnose the problem or apply the wrong fix.

Why Choose Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company

You can trust our experienced plumbers to assess and fix the problem quickly and correctly. They have seen it all while on the job, from clogs and cracks-to failed flushing mechanisms. They will do their utmost to keep your bathroom as clean as possible while working on your fixture and ensure you are 100 percent satisfied with their work.

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company is a trusted name for plumbing services throughout Missouri. We specialize in hydro jettingsewer repairsdrain clogskitchen sink installations, and other services. Call us today for a free consultation.

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Signs Your Toilet Needs Repair

Call us at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company when your toilet leaks, overflows, does not flush, barely flushes, or continues running. We will address your plumbing issue immediately because we know how inconvenient a malfunctioning toilet can be.

When you notice these signs, your toilet needs attention:

  • If flushing seems weak, slow, and does not clear the contents of the bowl, the rim jets-tiny holes under the toilet rim-may to clogged. The siphon hole on the bottom of the bowl also may be corroded with mineral buildup. The toilet float inside your tank may need adjustment.
  • Water around the bottom of the toilet indicates a leak from a broken seal or cracks in the porcelain.
  • If you need to jiggle the handle, your toilet may need a new flapper valve.
  • The fill valve may be worn if the toilet bowl does not fill after flushing.
  • An overflowing toilet typically indicates a clog.

Before beginning any job, we discuss repair and replacement options. We tailor our recommendations to your specific needs and budget. We make our financing options as convenient as possible.

You can count on Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company to provide affordable, quality repairs and installations.

Installing a New Toilet

How do you know when it is time to replace your toilet? Age is a significant factor when weighing repairs versus replacement. It may continue to operate after 20 years, but it also may waste water and cost you money.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says toilets are the main source of water use in homes. Older, inefficient toilets that use more than six gallons per flush are a significant source of wasted water.

Toilet Repairs

Our plumbing pros at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company can help you choose a quality toilet with a strong flush and water-saving efficiency. Replacing your old toilet is a cost-effective alternative to frequent repairs.

Other signs you should consider replacement:

  • Cracked porcelain leads to leaks.
  • If your tank leaks, consider replacing the entire toilet. It makes better financial sense.
  • An older toilet that clogs frequently is ready for replacement.

Toilet Maintenance Tips

You can prevent common toilet problems by making maintenance a habit in your St. Louis home. Avoid flushing wipes, feminine hygiene products, cotton swabs, and other paper items into your plumbing system, even if the labeling claims they are flushable. They are likely to clog your toilet or pipes.

Take a close look at your toilet. Inspect for wet areas or water accumulation at its base, the signs of a leak. Add a few drops of food coloring to your tank, wait about 15 to 30 minutes, and check the bowl. If the bowl contains colored water, your tank is leaking.

Test the valve that shuts off water to your toilet. Consider replacing it if it is rusty or resists movement.


Contact Our Plumbing Experts Today

Whether you need toilet repairs or replacement, the experts at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company are committed to providing cost-effective solutions for your St. Louis, MO, household. Contact us today at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online for immediate service.

Are you spending a fortune on bottled water or buying countless filters for your water pitcher? Have you noticed a drop in water quality whenever you turn on the tap or step into the shower?

It may be time to consider a whole-house water filtering system for your St. Louis home.

Our qualified professionals at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company can advise you about filtering systems and help you select the best product for your home. Contact us for a recommendation and installation when you are ready to improve your water quality.

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company is a trusted source for plumbing services in St. Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas. We specialize in drain clogssewer repairskitchen sink installationshydro jetting, and other services. Call us today for a free consultation.

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Why Filter Your Missouri Water?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says more than 90 percent of Americans get their tap water from community systems that must adhere to safe drinking water standards.

If you are among the 90 percent whose tap water flows from a municipal or community supply, you may wonder why you should be concerned about water quality. After all, the supplier must maintain safe drinking water standards.

According to the CDC, your tap water generally is safe to drink but can become contaminated.

For example, a flood can cause sewage overflow, triggering a health department advisory to boil water. A malfunctioning wastewater treatment plant may taint the community water supply with bacteria. The CDC says pesticides, fertilizers, manufacturing processes, and inadequate water treatment may contribute to contamination.

Your own plumbing system may pollute your water supply. The water supply line to your St. Louis home may be damaged and allowing dirt and bacteria to enter your system. Rust, sediment, and lead from deteriorating pipes and faucets can pollute the water you drink and use for cooking, laundry, and bathing.

Lead-tainted water can cause issues with the nervous and renal systems, and bacteria can lead to gastrointestinal problems.

Our expert plumbers at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company can help you prevent contamination by keeping your plumbing system in top shape. Contact us to inspect your water lines. We will determine if any pipes have deteriorated or use outdated material, such as galvanized steel and toxic lead. We are experts in whole-house repiping and plumbing repair.

Whole-House Water Filter Installation

We can install a whole-house filtering system close to the entry point of the main water line in your St. Louis home, enabling it to screen out contaminants before they reach your faucets, showerheads, and appliances.

A home water testing kit is a useful tool for identifying contaminants in your water and determining which you want to remove.

At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we offer flexible financing options to maintain your water filtering system and other plumbing equipment. 

Choosing a Water Filter System

Our trained pros at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company can help you decide which filter is best for your home. A carbon filter, for example, can screen out some chemicals, such as chlorine, volatile organic chemicals, and some heavy metals. Block carbon filters also can eliminate some microorganisms like Giardia, which can cause intestinal infections.

Sediment filters rid your water supply of dirt, rust particles, and sand. They often pair with carbon filters or ultraviolet (UV) filters that kill bacteria, algae, and viruses.

A reverse osmosis system uses high water pressure to push water through a semipermeable membrane that filters some chemicals, minerals, and bacteria. This system generally is installed in the kitchen, where you need pristine water for consumption and cooking.

We also install water softeners that remove iron, manganese, calcium, and magnesium from your water. Water softeners can prevent heavy metals, nitrates, and some radioactive materials from entering your water supply.

Make Clean Water a Priority 

At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we can make a big difference in your St. Louis, MO, water quality by replacing any corroded pipes, repairing leaks, and installing a water filtering system in your home. Contact us today at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online to start your journey to healthier, safer water.

Water Heater Repair and Replacement

A water heater breakdown in your St. Louis home makes bathing, laundry, and cleaning nearly impossible to sustain for more than a day.

Sure, you can boil water as a workaround for a few hours, but why endure any inconvenience? Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company can fix any water heater issues you are experiencing and have your hot water flowing again in no time.

Our qualified pros offer emergency assistance, preventative maintenance, repairs, and replacement. We diagnose and resolve water heater problems, clogged-drainsleaky faucetssewers, and other issues.

Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company is your go-to plumbing business in St. Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas.

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Water Heater Installation

A water heater typically lasts 10 to 15 years. If your water heater is older and in need of an expensive part or repeated repairs, installing a new unit will save you money in the long run.

If corrosion is visible, for example, and the tank leaks, it is time to install a new unit.

A rusted or leaky water heater can burst and flood your home with gallons of water that may damage the floor and nearby appliances. You can avoid the risk of water damage in your home by replacing your aging water heater before it begins to corrode and leak.

Our experts at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company will recommend solutions that make the best use of your dollars and suit your water usage needs.

St. Louis Water Heater Repairs

Your water heater needs attention if your tap water is lukewarm, varies in temperature, or quickly goes from hot to cold. The problem may be a failed drip tube, the component that conveys cold water to the bottom of your unit's tank for heating. A broken heating element also could be the cause.

Other signs your heater needs a professional assessment:

  • The thermostat in your water heater may be damaged or simply on the wrong setting if your water temperature is either extremely cold or too hot.
  • Popping or banging sounds indicate sediment build-up on the bottom of the tank. Sediment that accumulates on the heating element can keep your water from heating efficiently. It can also worsen your water quality.
  • Rusty-looking water may signal corrosion inside the tank and a deteriorated anode rod.
  • Corrosion can lead to leaks.

We can repair your water heater by swapping out defective parts, flushing the tank to eliminate sediment, or replacing the anode rod before it completely deteriorates. In some cases, however, it makes more sense financially to replace a unit rather than spend money on repairs.

Maintaining Your Water Heater

Preventative maintenance extends the life of your water heater, just as it does with other appliances in your home. We inspect essential components and safety features during a maintenance visit. Our pros can flush the tank, diagnose potential problems, and replace malfunctioning parts.


Call Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company Today About Water Heater Repairs or Replacement

Whether your St. Louis, MO, water heater needs repair, maintenance, or replacement, Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company is here to help. Call today at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online.

Water Softener Installation

Hard water can be tough on your St. Louis plumbing system, laundry, and even your hair.

Thankfully there is an easy fix for hard water, and our expert plumbers at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company can assist you with it. We install and maintain water softener systems throughout St. Louis that eliminate magnesium and calcium, the minerals found in hard water.

We are a full-service plumbing company that maintains, repairs, and installs plumbing fixtures, pipesdrainssewer lines, and water softening and filtering systems. Our team of expert plumbers at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company is available for emergency repairs, clog removal, and drain cleaning, including hydro jetting.

Contact us to inspect your plumbing system and gain peace of mind.

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Problems With Hard Water

High levels of calcium and magnesium in your water can build up and leave limescale deposits on your plumbing fixtures, pipes, and appliances, shortening their lifespan and interfering with water pressure, and causing blockages.

Soap does not lather well in hard water and leaves scum on fixtures, shower doors, and sinks. Hard water may leave stains on glassware and dishes and leave laundry looking dingy and feeling stiff.

That hard water soap scum can irritate sensitive skin, making it feel dry and itchy.

Benefits of Installing a Whole-House Water Softener System

At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we always aim to recommend products and services that benefit your St. Louis household. Here are a few advantages of using a water softener:

  • Appliances, such as your water heater, will be less prone to limescale buildup and last longer.
  • Glassware and dishes will look cleaner without hard water stains, and laundry will be brighter.
  • Soap scum on bathroom and kitchen surfaces will be a thing of the past.
  • Blocked pipes from limescale buildup will be less likely.
  • Your skin may feel and look better after bathing with softened water.

You can count on our team to correctly install your water softening system so that you enjoy the most value from it. At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we offer convenient financing options to help you purchase your plumbing system.

How Does a Water Softener Work?

The typical water softener replaces calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions. As water enters the water softener's main tank, it passes through resin beads that have absorbed sodium.

The calcium and magnesium in the water are positively charged and attracted to the negatively-charged resin. They cling to the beads while the softened water leaves the tank for distribution through your Missouri home's plumbing system.

The system must be cleaned every few days with salt water to recharge the resin beads and remove the mineral deposits. A separate tank holds salty water for the cleaning and recharging process, and connects to the main softening tank. A valve controls the amount of water used during cleaning and recharging.

The sodium tank typically can be refilled with salt pellets. Some softening systems use potassium rather than salt.

Water Softeners Versus Water Conditioners

You may have heard about salt-free alternatives to water softeners called water conditioners. Water conditioners make the minerals less abrasive but do not remove them all.

Although water conditioners can significantly improve your water, scaling still is possible.

If you want to eliminate calcium and magnesium from your water, we recommend installing a water softener.

Some St. Louis homeowners are interested in water conditioners because they require less maintenance than water softeners. If maintenance is your concern, let our qualified pros at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company handle the work for you. We can install and maintain your system while you enjoy softened water in your home.

Take Steps to Improve Your Water Quality Today

Enjoy cleaner water and fewer plumbing problems at your St. Louis, MO, home with a whole-house water softener. Contact Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company to schedule an in-home assessment. Call us today at 314-501-9950 or schedule service online.