A1 Sewer & Drain
Plumbing & Water Heaters

Since 1987, we've consistently served the home and commercial plumbing needs of satisfied customers in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Tabb, Grafton, Smithfield, James City County, and Hampton Roads.

A licensed Class A Contractor with an A+ rating by the BBB.
A full-service residential and commercial plumbing company.
A team of experienced, uniformed, well-trained professionals who take great pride in what they do.
A 100% guarantee on all work, unless otherwise noted. Call our office for further details.
Competitive rates and dependable service.
24/7 emergency services
More Reasons To Choose A-1

Our Plumbing Services

Plumbing services for any situation.

At A1 Plumbing We Love Our Customers

And they love us too.

I called A-1 Sewer & Drain Plumbing & Heating in Virginia Beach when my water heater bursted and water was going everywhere and they responded quickly.

- Tommy P.

(Virginia Beach, VA)

I was very satisfied with the service from this plumbing company!

- Monroe Case

(Newport News, VA)

Terry of A-1 Sewer and Drain Plumbing and Heating was a personable and very efficient plumber.

- Daryl Waldrop

(Hampton, VA)

The Best Plumbing Services in Hampton Roads, VA

Emergency Plumbing

Emergency plumbing issues are some of the most annoying and inconvenient issues Emergency plumbingthat any homeowner or business can face. When a drain clogs or the toilet breaks, it always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time of day. You’ve done everything you could think of to alleviate the problem, but nothing seems to work. At this point, you do not have time to consider, “Where will I get an emergency plumber who is actually open and who won’t overcharge me to come and fix my toilet?” You need someone you can trust, with the experience to get the job done fast, and the expertise to not make a bad situation worse. That’s why you need to add A-1 Sewer & Drain to your speed dial. Besides offering our plumbing services around the clock, seven days a week, 365 days per year, we also offer our services at an affordable and always fair price, and we will never take advantage of your emergency situation. Centrally located in Hampton Roads Virginia, we are always minutes away, whether you are in Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Hampton, or Newport News. We know plumbing issues don’t happen on your schedule, so we are always there whenever you need us.

Why Are We Always Available?

Many plumbing problems are nothing more than simple annoyances while others will cost you a fortune if they are not attended to immediately. For instance, if the basement floods at 3 am, it is crucial that you have an emergency plumber come to your home right away to prevent any further damage. As a result of such emergency circumstances, we always make ourselves available to our customers. Our plumbing technicians will respond to your call immediately, and before you know it, we will be at your doorstep. We'll Bring our state of the art equipment to ensure the job is done right, completing your plumbing job in the shortest time possible. Whether you have a clogged kitchen sink, a leaky toilet, or a blocked sewer line – our expertly trained plumbing technicians know how to handle it all. With over 30 years of experience as one of the top plumbing companies in the Hampton Roads Virginia area, we guarantee excellent work on any plumbing problems you might have. And if you ever need a 24-hour plumber, just reach out to us.

Water Heater Repair and Installation

Water Heater Leak Repair

If your water heating unit is leaking, the chances are that it may need to be replaced. Water heater repairEven the smallest of leaks could end up being something messy, so it is advisable that you have the problem fixed as soon as it occurs. Water heater repair is best left to plumbing professionals with the experience to handle this delicate situation. If you find that your water heater has a problem, you should turn off the unit’s power and wait for our experts to arrive. If your water heater is having a substantial leak, it is advisable that you cut the water supply to the unit since it could slow the leak and even stop it depending on the source of the leak. You should take caution when dealing with water from a heater since it could burn the skin. If you cannot identify the source of the leak or are not confident doing it on your own, leave everything and wait for our professionals to arrive. Some of the areas where a leak could be coming from include:
  • Outlet and inlet connections: A plumber will check the point where the cold water inlets and how water outlet pipes join the water heater. Most of the leaks occurring here are minor and fixing them often requires tightening a loose connection.
  • Pressure and temperature relief valve: A leak from this valve could be a result of overheating or excess pressure in the tank. The immense pressure on the valve will cause it to keep opening, and this could result in a leak. To check this, our plumbing technicians will reduce the water temperature and then turn on the power and water to the heater and observe. If the valve keeps leaking, they will shut down everything immediately.
If that is not the problem, however, it may be that the valve is faulty. They will place a bucket below the discharge tube, remove the valve, and flush it to get rid of the debris which could be causing the leak.
  • If none of these prove to be the source of the problem, it may be the tank itself that has developed a leak. At this point, it is time to consider replacing your old water heater with a new one. Now is an ideal opportunity to consider if you want to replace the existing water heater with another one, or to move to a tankless water heater.

Water Heater Installation

If your water heater is no longer producing sufficient hot water to meet your water heater installationstandards, then it might be time to install a replacement. Water heaters have an average life expectancy of 12 years, and water heater installation is not a DIY job. The task of water heater installation is best left to plumbing professionals. Because installing a new water heater requires physically removing the outdated heater and bringing in and installing a new one, the work is not only complicated but also difficult due simply to the weight and size of a typical water heater. This is a job that is best left for experienced technicians that have to do this kind of work regularly and know what to look for. Hiring a professional ensures that all the electrical, gas, as well as other connections, are handled safely. The installation work could also require you to get a plumbing permit from the county offices before commencing. Lastly, there is still the concern of what to do with the old hot water heater. When you choose A-1 Sewer & Drain, we will handle everything from permitting to installation and haul away. We offer 24-hour emergency water heater services; no matter when you lose hot water, we can quickly get you back to having hot water again. Our water heater experts can install a new water heater and even help you determine the unit appropriate for your budget and size of your home. When you rely on our plumbing services, you can expect nothing short of a friendly, professional service from licensed, fully insured, and skilled plumbers, and a guarantee on our work. Call us today to book an appointment.

Drain Cleaning

If your kitchen sink or tub is draining slower than it normally does, or will not drain at all, the chances are that you have a clogged or damaged drain. Our plumbers are always happy to unclog your drain and are always available for sewer drain cleaning, bathroom drain cleaning, and kitchen drain cleaning.drain cleaning If you want to try a do-it-yourself approach first, there are usually some simple steps you could take to clear your clogged drain before calling us. Read on for more information on how to clean a drain on your own.

Clearing a Clogged Drain With Cleaning Solutions

Clogged Drain If there is water standing in your sink, you should clear the clog with a plunger. Fit the plunger’s cup over the drain as you plug the overflow hole with your finger. With four to five thrusts at a go, plunge your drain until you see it draining quickly. After this, some common household cleaning solutions you may already have might just do the trick. Lemon and vinegar have been known to work perfectly for clearing slightly clogged drains. Salt and baking powder could also be mixed for some extra potency with any of the liquids mentioned above. After selecting a cleaning solution, put on eye protection and start pouring the baking soda down the drain. Half a cup should be sufficient for the job. You should never mix the baking soda with lemon juice or vinegar since the reaction of both ingredients could result in a foaming action that could be dangerous. A solution of baking soda aids in dissolving or loosening the clog. After clearing your clogged drain, flush hot water down until you have water draining normally. If the remedy above does not work for you, remember that we have plumbing professionals who will utilize professional tools, such as a drain snake, to thoroughly with clear and clean your drain.

Toilet Repair

If you have a toilet that seems to keep clogging, doesn’t stop running, or perhaps lacks the flushing power – or if you require any kind of toilet repair – our licensed plumbing professionals can help quickly resolve your problems.
  • Clogged Toilet
If there is one aspect that could cause frustration in your home is a toilet that will Clogged Toiletnot flush. Water rises in the toilet bowl and starts spilling on the floor as you start to panic. If you feel that your toilet needs plunging more often than you think it should, there is a high chance you have an obstruction in the trap or farther below the drain pipe. It could even be a symptom of a more serious problem in the sewer line. We are professionals at handling clogged toilets, and it is one of the highest requested bathroom plumbing services.
  • A Running Toilet
If water keeps running in the toilet tank for long periods even after flushing, then you probably have a leaking toilet. This means your toilet is dumping water below the overflow tube and could be wasting up to 200 gallons of water daily. The source of the problem could be with the flush valve assembly or a corroded overflow pipe. In some cases, the culprit would be a worn out flapper valve. If you are facing such a problem, stop jiggling the handle and contact us immediately. The chances are that you will save sufficiently on your next few utility payments to cover the cost of the repair.
  • Toilet Replacement
If your toilet’s manufacture date is before the year 1994, the chances are that you are Toilet Repair spending a lot on water. A majority of old toilets use close to 4 gallons per flush. The newer low-flush toilets use just 1.6 gallons per flush and have the flushing power of the 3.5-gallon models. Our plumbing technicians can install a new, efficient toilet which will help conserve your water and save money on your utility bills. Don’t flush your money away, call A-1 Sewer & Drain today. You can count on us to provide the highest level of service at a very favorable price.

Clogged Drain Repair

A clogged drain is something that no one likes to have on their hands. Whether it is thedrain cleaning clogged drain repair malfunctioned garbage disposal or too much food debris, your kitchen sink will eventually clog. A backed up sink can become a major burden and get quite messy. If you have tried some of the at-home remedies, or if you feel like you have to try them too frequently, you most likely have something more serious on your hands. In other words, if you keep the plunger by your sink instead of near the toilet, it may be a good idea to have our plumbing professionals come out and diagnose the problem.

Leaky Faucet Repair

The kitchen is arguably one of the most commonly used rooms in a home. A kitchen sink is vital for cleaning and cooking so you must ensure it is working in order. Don’t make the mistake of thinking a leaky faucet is just a few drips here or there. A leaky faucet could mean that you are actually losing a lot of water and you may need to have this problem fixed immediately. Leaky faucet repair is something that is best left to professionals.

Common Faucet Repair Issues

Leaks are often as a result of faucets which have become loose as a result of daily wear and tear. In most cases, the addition of an O-ring or tightening the packing nut could stop the leak from the faucet. In some cases, the sealant fails, and this requires a replacement on an outlet or inlet. While these are tasks you may be able to do on your own, our plumbing technicians are guaranteed to do the job right the first time. Our plumbing professionals always carry the commonly required parts like outlets, inlets, O-rings as well as other sealants that make it easy to fix a faucet leak. Some kitchen faucets, however, often require specialized parts which could require time to replace. If you call one of our plumbers to fix your leaking faucet, they will establish the components which are needed and order them immediately so that you can continue using your kitchen sink without problems.

Backflow Prevention

Clean water usually flows under the force of gravity through the municipal water lines into your home. Backflow is the reverse flow of dirty water in the water lines, and since it could be contaminated, it could result in serious health problems. Most of the municipal codes will emphasize the installation of backflow prevention devices at all cross-connection points present in the plumbing systems of condominiums, apartments, commercial places, and food establishments. The kind of backflow prevention device should be in line with the extent of hazard present.Backflow testing Backflow prevention Backflow prevention is often achieved through the installation of a mechanical check valve which prevents dirty water from flowing backward into a clean water supply when there is an unexpected change in pressure. Besides installation, the backflow prevention valves require an annual inspection to ascertain their proper operation. Our plumbing technicians can perform backflow installation, repairs, testing, and certification of all the prevention devices. Our technicians will handle all the paperwork regarding the annual inspection in addition to inspecting the entire plumbing system to ensure the right backflow prevention devices have been installed. Call us today to schedule your backflow installation or test today.

Sewer Line Replacement

Sewer Line RepairIn some cases, your water or sewer lines could be too old and simply repairing them might not be the best solution to the problem. In such a case, it is essential to have the entire system replaced. You may also want to have the sewer lines replaced so that you can modernize your home’s plumbing system. There are many advantages that come with replacing your sewer lines, and our plumbers are here to help you understand the options you have. We offer a wide range of sewer line services like repairs, replacements, inspections and trenchless options. Our seasoned plumbing technicians can help you decide whether sewer line replacement is what you need. If you approve it, we will get down to work and you are assured a quality service at a very fair price Think you need a sewer line replacement? Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment with our plumbing team.

Leak Detection

Sometimes a leak isn’t easy to spot. A leak could occur in your yard, in your crawl Leak Detectionspace, or under your slab. Our technicians are equipped with the latest leak detection equipment that uses advanced sonar systems to quickly and confidently identify the source of the leak. This allows us to quickly attach and correct the source of the problem without needing to dig to locate the issue. This technique will save you a lot of time, headache and money. If you think you have a leak, call us today to schedule your free leak detection inspection.