Radford, VA




Industry Leader in Plumbing Services in the New River Valley

Collier Services

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Plumbing and Heating

Collier Services is the industry leader in plumbing services in the New River Valley. Call us at (540) 380-8486 or review our FAQs for more information:

What is your experience?

Owner Jonathan Collier has over 20 years’ experience as a plumber and continues to take classes to stay updated on certifications.

What kind of customers do you work with?

We are currently concentrating on new construction.

What are the benefits of water filtration?

Our filtration systems can correct problems with taste or odor, hardness, and the PH balance. It can also help improve the smell and taste of the water by removing chlorine, pesticides, heavy metals, and bacterial contaminants.

What kinds of water filters are available?

We have acid neutralizing filters, water softeners, sediment filters, and sulfur filters.

What are the benefits of a whole-home water filter?

A whole-home filtration system protects any appliance that uses water from the effects of “hard water.” They also extend the life of your plumbing system.

What causes water heater problems?

Hard, untreated water will lead to mineral deposits building up inside your tanks and the water lines that carry the water to and from the water heater. These deposits can cause blockages and corrode the tank, which leads to leaks. Water heaters are also victim to age.

How long does a water heater last?

The average life of a hot water heater is 10 to 15 years. Replacing it before it fails could save your property from costly water damage.

When should I replace my water heater?

If your water heater has heavy lime build-up, corrosion or leaks, you should consider replacement.

What is the difference between a boiler and a water heater?

-A water heater continuously keeps water warm for washing dishes, showering, and washing clothes.

-Boilers heat water to circulate or create steam for radiators, baseboard heating, forced air heater, or radiant floor heating.

What causes sewer line problems?

Blockages, cracks, worn or partially collapsed lines, tree roots, grease, food particles, and sinking pipes cause problems with sewer lines. Sewer and drain cleaning problems are often caused by flushing unapproved items such as disinfecting wipes.

What do plumbing installation services include?

  • Water heaters
  • Faucets
  • Drains
  • Toilets
  • Bathtubs
  • Showers
  • Garbage disposals
  • Hydronic floor heating

What are the benefits of plumbing maintenance?

With regular maintenance you can lower the chances of an emergency, save on repair costs, lower your bills, and have peace of mind that your plumbing system is working correctly.

What re-piping services do you provide?

  • Complete Re-Piping
  • Pipe Replacement
  • Copper Piping
  • Drain Piping
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Bathroom Piping
  • Kitchen Piping
  • Replacement Piping
  • PEX Piping
  • Water Pipes
  • Leaking Pipes
  • Boilers
  • And More!

When should I replace my faucet?

When leaks come from within the faucet itself, if the innards are shot, or the tubing is eroded, then the faucet has to be replaced.

How to avoid faucet leaks?

One way is to turn water on and off gently.

What is your service area?

We provide our plumbing and heating services to Radford, VA, Blacksburg, VA, Christiansburg, VA, Dublin, VA, and throughout the New River Valley.

For answers to FAQs, call Collier Services, the New River Valley’s plumbing industry leader.