About our plumbing services

Stiles Services offers plumbing services to homeowners and businesses in the Athens. We are dependable, affordable and skilled at what we do. With nearly five decades helping clients in the Athens region, we’ve built a respected and reliable business that always offers fair and honest prices for its services. Our plumbing services are no exception. We have skilled and licensed plumbers who will help to troubleshoot your problem, offer you expert advice on various solutions, and will repair the problem or replace parts or systems when necessary. Our plumbers will discuss options with you prior to starting any work and pricing will be discussed ahead of time. Transparency is important to us and you will always know the bottom line before any work is completed. We work hard to make sure the job is completed quickly and efficiently.


Our plumbers’ knowledge of water distribution and disposal is vast. Whether it’s installing new plumbing systems to distribute drinking water and dispose of waste, or analyzing systems to place pipes according to design, our plumbers are trained to do several technical jobs that require analytical problem-solving skills and a high degree of knowledge. The plumbers at Stiles ensure each task complies with safety regulations while also correcting the problem in the most affordable and efficient way.

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  • Some of the services we offer include...

    • Drain Cleaning: Our plumbers perform routine maintenance to unclog drains. Using a rooter, which is a tool or machine designed to help clear clogged drains, our plumbing professionals will clear your clogged drain and or sewer pipe that may be blocked with debris such as roots, tree limbs, rocks or waste matter. They will examine the situation to determine what the problem is, decide the best tool to use to unclog the drain, figure out the best way to access the sewer pipe or drain with minimal damage, fix the problem, repair any damages, and offer you maintenance solutions to keep the problem from happening again.
    • Sewer Line Camera Inspections: It’s important to know whether your sewer lines are functioning properly. Maybe you’re in the market for a new home, or your experiencing drainage issues at your current home or business. Having an experienced sewer line inspector run a thorough investigation is crucial and can prevent further damage. Our professional plumbers will use inspection cameras to view and record potential problems within sewer pipes. We use state-of-the-art equipment that’s efficient and can fit in various sized pipes. We will pinpoint the problem, clear it out, and offer solutions to keep your pipes clear of debris moving forward. We can also offer a DVD and report of the inspection, which may help with the sale of a house or in determining whether you want to purchase a home or change your purchase offer.
    • Sewer Line Repair or Replacement: If you’re experiencing frequent clogs or overflowing drains, it may be the sewer line that’s clogged. Sometimes a sewer line becomes so old or damaged the only solution is to replace it. If a pipe is overgrown with large and heavy roots that have damaged its structure beyond repair, replacing the sewer line may be necessary. Our expert plumbers can inspect your sewer line for blockages and or damages and determine whether a sewer line can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced.
    • Water Heater Repair, Replacement, or Installation: Trying to repair your water heater yourself can be dangerous. Our expert plumbing team can assist you with repairing your water heater, replacing it if necessary, and installing a new water heater. We are experienced with gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters, so no matter the issue or system you have, we’re here to help.
    • Repiping Specialists:We can replace your pipes quickly and efficiently. We can also repair your drywall and match the paint to repaint the area following the replacement.
    • Troubleshooting Leaks and Clogs: Troubleshooting problems such as leaks and clogs in sinks, toilets, faucets, bathtubs, and sewer pipes allows our plumbers to determine the problem and offer you effective solutions based on necessity – and your budget.
    • Plumbing repair, replacement and installation: Diagnosing your plumbing issue is key. This allows our expert plumbers to determine the best course of action to fix the problem while staying within your budget. The plumber can give you advice on whether the problem can be repaired with parts or if it needs to be replaced. If you’re a business owner looking to install plumbing or you’re building your dream home – our plumbers are experts at what they do and can design and install your plumbing system.
    • Garbage disposal repair or replacement: Most people put their garbage disposals to good use. Sometimes though, the wrong thing may get lodged in the drain or remnants of food can build up and clog it. We can help diagnose the problem and quickly repair it or replace it if necessary.
    • Other services we offer include:
      • Faucet repair or replacement
      • Toilet repair or replacement
      • Bidet repair or replacement
      • Sewer cleaning
      • Video pipe inspections
      • Rooter services
      • Pipe locating
      • Gas line leaks
      • Gas line repair or replacement
      • Gas Log installation
  • Common Plumbing Issues

    If you have running water in your home or commercial building, then you’re bound to eventually run into issues. Plumbing systems get old, pipes burst in freezing temperatures or from high pressure. Sometimes problems are unavoidable. It may be a small repair you can handle on your own, such as problems that only require a plunger, or a new drain cover. But larger issues need professional attention. Trying to fix a leak or drainage problem on your own could mean bigger problems on the horizon. That’s where we come in. Stiles Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing offers a full line of plumbing services from helping to troubleshoot a clogged toilet, to repairing a leaking or clogged sewage line. We have the expertise to figure out what’s wrong quickly and the skill to repair the problem or advise you on the best course of action to fix the issue.

    Our plumbers are knowledgeable, friendly, and want to help you figure out what’s going on and fix it. We always work with our customers one-on-one, explaining the issue and how it happened or what caused it. We then walk you through several options to rectify the problem. Finally, once you’ve decided the best route for us to take, the plumber will repair or replace the necessary system or parts. You will always know the final line price before we start any work.

    Some of the more common plumbing issues you may encounter include:

    • A dripping faucet
    • Bad water pressure
    • Clogged sink
    • Running toilet
    • Overflowing toilet
    • Knocking pipes
    • Jammed garbage disposal
    • Leaks
    • Corroded pipes
    • Sewer clogs
    • Broken or blocked sewer lines
    • Slow drain in tub or sink
    • Sewage backup
  • Types of Plumbing

    Plumbing Pipe Types and Sizes

    There are several different types of plumbing pipes that vary in function and sizes. The two main types of pipes include the water supply pipes and the drain-waste pipes. Water supply pipes function under pressure while the drain-waste pipes utilize gravity. There’s also sometimes natural gas pipes or central vacuum systems depending on the type of water supply system in the home or business.

    Some of the main pipes include:

    • Main water supply pipe: Connects to a well, city supply, or water company supply
    • Waste drainage system: Connects to a sewer line or septic tank
    • Vent pipes: Prevent gases from the sewer from entering into your home

    Types of Pipe

    The size of the pipe and the material it’s made from is typically determined by what its function is. For instance, most water is carried through white plastic or copper pipes from ½ to 1 inch in diameter. Steel pipes and sometimes flexible copper pipes may carry gas.

    Metal plumbing

    Most homes nowadays don’t use metal pipes due to their heavy weight, chance of rusting, and discoloration of water. Galvanized pipes do sometimes show up in older homes or can sometimes be used as water pipes so long as they’re coated with zinc to help prevent corrosion or rusting. The benefit to galvanized piping is that it lasts for up to 100 years if installed properly and maintained. Metal pipes are typically used for water supply lines, outdoor pipes or underground. 

    Copper plumbing pipes

    Copper pipes last a long time and are durable, making them a popular choice. Copper is also known to tolerate extreme temperatures well, is resistant to corrosion, and safe to use with drinking water. Copper is however one of the most expensive options. It’s typically used for drinking water supply, hot water supply, refrigerant lines, and underground. 

    Types of PVC pipes

    PVC pipe is the most common type of pipe in homes today. PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride. PVC is affordable and versatile. It’s also strong and won’t bend under pressure. PVC pipe offers a wide selection of sizes and fittings. It’s mainly used for water lines, both warm and cold. PVC doesn’t rust or corrode, so the only time it needs to be replaced or repaired is if it’s damaged. It’s also one of the easier types of pipes to work with because it doesn’t require any welding. PVC pipes cannot be used for hot water lines because the heat may cause the pipe to warp. Most of the time PVC is not used for drinking water since it can be damaged by hot temperatures and high pressure. 

    • PVC is typically used for:
      • Drain lines (sinks, toilets, showers)
      • Main water supply lines

    PVC comes in two sizes. Schedule 40 is the most popular and is typically white in color. It has thinner walls than Schedule 80, so it works well with low water pressure. Schedule 80 is slightly thicker and stronger than Schedule 40 and can withstand higher pressure. Schedule 80 is typically grey in color. Both have the same outer diameter; the difference is in the thickness of the walls. That means if necessary, a schedule 40 can fit together with a schedule 80. The problem is that because each pipe can withstand different amounts of pressure, putting them together may risk one of the pipes becoming warped.

  • When Do You Need an Emergency Plumber?

    Not all plumbing issues are an emergency. You may be able handle simple problems on your own such as a clogged toilet or shower drain. You may need to contact an emergency plumbing service if you have a more serious issue such as a water leak. A burst pipe can cause water damage to your walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, and even cause mildew or mold if it’s not handled right away.

    Some of the most common emergency plumbing issues include:

    Flooding: A burst pipe, leaky pipe, clogged toilet, or malfunctioning water heater may cause flooding, which all require an immediate response. Having a professional evaluate the source of the leak and repair it can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. 

    Septic Tank or Sewer Backup: When a septic tank or sewer is backed up, it likely means your wastewater lines are blocked. That means the sewage water will backup into your yard or even your home, causing damage. Sewage can contain bacteria and other contaminants that spread disease. It can even cause death. If you are experiencing issues such as bubbles from your drain, multiple clogged drains, a wet yard, sewage smell or your toilets aren’t flushing normally, this could mean your wastewater line is blocked and needs immediate attention from a professional. 

    No more hot water: If your water will no longer heat up, this may mean there’s an issue with your hot water heater. It could be something simple like a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Or it could be a faulty thermostat or that the water heater just isn’t large enough. But sometimes it may mean there’s a gas leak or other major issue. This can be dangerous and it’s important to have a specialist evaluate and diagnose the issue.  

    If you need a plumber now, contact us to help with your emergency plumbing problem. You can reach us at (706) 548-1328 or schedule a service here. For emergency situations, it’s best to call and speak to someone over the phone about your situation.

  • Residential and Commercial plumbing contractors

    Stiles Services has licensed plumbers who are ready to help you with all your plumbing needs, so your daily routine isn’t interrupted by a stressful or potentially dangerous plumbing problem. You may be searching for “residential plumbing contractors near me,” or “commercial plumbing contractors near me.” We proudly serve customers in the Athens region and help them to troubleshoot, diagnose, and fix a wide array of plumbing issues. 

    Whether you’re in need of expert advice on a clogged toilet or broken food disposal – or you have a more serious emergency such as a busted pipe or clogged sewer line – Stiles Services has you covered. Our expert plumbers are licensed, trained and knowledgeable. They routinely help install new plumbing for both residential and commercial properties, repair faulty systems, or replace systems, pipes, or other fixtures when systems stop functioning properly. Whether you’re a business owner in the Athens region looking for some plumbing advice or a homeowner who has a plumbing issue that requires a professional eye, you can count on the reliable plumbers at Stiles Services. Contact us today by phone at (706) 548-1328  to set up an appointment or schedule a service here.

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