So here you are looking in disbelief at your kitchen sink or that worrying puddle spreading across your basement floor. You’re probably wondering how you ended up in this situation. Plumbing emergencies never wait for a good time to happen and always catch us off guard.
However, professional plumbing services aren’t meant only for dire emergencies and disasters. Taking measures such as hydro jetting, inspecting your pipes, or upgrading to an energy efficient water heater can save you time, money, and energy.
Hydro Jetting and Drain Cleaning
Hydro jetting and drain cleaning are definitely essential.
When your drains start backing up or running slowly it’s time to blast away those clogs.
Hydro jetting uses high pressure water to clean your pipes and get rid of any accumulated debris, grime and grease.
We’re talking about water pressure of, up to 4,000 PSI–a force that eliminates the toughest obstacles. The jetting hoses and nozzles maneuver through your plumbing system to annihilate years of buildup.
Speaking of drain cleaning, have you ever thought about what might be lurking inside those pipes?
It’s probably better not to know.
Instead, use the services of a professional plumber to get rid of all those hairballs, soap scum messes, and whatever else decides to call your drains home.
Plumbers use tools and equipment to reach down into drains, removing blockages by cutting through and pulverizing them so they’ll flow away.
What you’ll receive, in return, is a smoothly running plumbing system – no more water backing up in the tub. Nor will you be late to work because you have to wait for your sink to slowly drain.
Installation and Repair of Water Heaters
Maybe it’s time to replace your water heater.
While water heaters are undoubtedly important, spending a fortune on them is unnecessary.
When you need to install or repair a water heater, it’s best to compare prices. Get quotes from plumbers or contractors in your area. Check out reviews from customers and see what they paid for similar work. You might find affordable rates from a dependable, family-owned business.
Once you’ve found some options that won’t break the bank, make sure any potential plumber ensures that your water heater meets the required standards for safety.
Installing water heater expansion tanks and temperature and pressure relief valves or securing the unit to wall studs are required by code – not just recommendations.
If replacement is necessary, consider investing in an energy-efficient tankless upgrade. Although they may have higher upfront costs, tankless water heaters reduce utility bills and last as long as 20 years.
Water heaters with tanks that are highly efficient can also save both energy and money.
Take you time in making a decision. Make sure the plumber is bonded and insured. Then, enjoy those inviting hot showers.
Leak Detection and Burst Pipe Repair
When faced with emergency plumbing situations, such as leak detection or a burst pipe repair, you don’t want to waste any time. After all, it’s pretty alarming to be awakened at 3 AM by the sound of rushing water.
Perhaps you’re experiencing super high water bills.
If so, you need a plumber’s expertise.
The key is detection. A plumber has the equipment needed to find the source of a leak, whether it’s lurking inside a wall or originates underground.
Once the leak is located, the plumber will determine the appropriate method to access and repair the damaged pipe. However, don’t worry. Modern technology today allows plumbers to repair pipes so your property does not end up looking like a disaster zone.
If your pipe bursts, the plumber will replace the affected section. Therefore, that part of the pipe will be removed and a new section installed to restore the water flow. All repairs go through a pressure test to ensure there are no leaks before the water is switched back on.
Remember, it’s better to take measures now than deal with potential expenses for water damage remediation and mold removal in the future. If you have any doubts about plumbing issues in your home, it’s always best to call a professional. Your pipes (and your wallet) will thank you.
Sewer Line Inspections and Maintenance
The inspection and maintenance of sewer lines are a different matter compared to other home plumbing repairs. That’s because they may be less manageable and messy. When your sewer line becomes clogged or starts leaking sewage, it becomes an emergency that requires immediate attention.
Don’t wait until the sewage water bubbles up in your yard or, worse yet, back ups into your bathtub. That’s why having regular inspections conducted on your sewer lines is highly recommended.
If you’re concerned about the condition of your sewer line, a plumber can use a camera to inspect it for any cracks, clogs or damage. If everything appears to be in shape, you will at least gain some peace of mind.
If the plumber uncovers any issues, again, it’s best to address them before they become worse.
Sewer Line Repair and Maintenance Options
Repairing a sewer line typically involves one of the following options;
1. Hydro Jetting: This method utilizes high pressure water jets to remove clogs and debris. While its not a fix, it can provide some temporary relief before more extensive repairs are made.
2. Spot repairs: When there are cracks or holes in the line, the plumber can patch those specific areas to seal them off and keep everything flowing like it should. Depending on the condition of the surrounding pipe, spot repairs, in some cases, may last for years.
3. Pipe lining repairs: In instances where there is significant damage, the plumber coats the pipe with an epoxy resin. This process seals leaks and strengthens the pipe. It also prevents the necessity of digging up your yard. Having this repair made can increase a pipe’s lifespan by as much as 50 years.
4. Pipe replacement: If all other options have been exhausted and the sewer line is severely damaged or collapsed, excavation becomes necessary. This is done in cases where the sewer pipe needs to be totally replaced.
In-Home Plumbing Fixtures
Needless to say, when we’re discussing plumbing services, we can’t overlook plumbing fixtures – fixtures, like the shower head, faucet, or toilet that we frequently take for granted.
Just imagine – your shower suddenly reduces to a drip or your toilet won’t stop running. If you don’t have regular plumbing inspections, you can run into these dilemmas – unexpectedly.
Making a Choice for a Faucet
One of the important fixtures in the home–the faucet–serves as a gateway to the water supply, whether it’s located in the utility room, bathroom, or kitchen. Therefore, when choosing a faucet, you need to consider its style and its function.
For example, a single handle faucet provides effortless control over the water temperature and flow while a two handle model offers a traditional look.
For areas that see more use, such as kitchens, opting for a faucet, with a retractable spray head and high arc spout allows for easy pot filling and cleaning.
Toilet Maintenance and Repairs
When it comes to toilets it’s important to address any issues without delay. A toilet that continuously runs not only wastes gallons of water every
day but also adds unnecessary costs to your water bill.
Upgrading to a low flow or dual flush toilet can significantly reduce water use.
The moment you need a toilet repair, call out the plumber. Don’t wait until the problem becomes a major event. You can also contact different
toilet rentals whenever you need to perform a major repair on your plumbing and sewer system.
Clogs and Leaks
If you notice that your toilet is clogged or leaking, it’s important to figure out the cause before reaching for the plunger. Are there any leaks around the fill valve or flush handle? Is water gathering near the base of the toilet?
These types of leaks generally require replacement parts.
As for clogs, start with a plunger. If that doesn’t work, it could mean that something is stuck deeper in the drain pipe. In this case, it’s best to call a plumber to avoid any damage or mess.
A No Flush or Weak Flush Toilet
If your toilet doesn’t flush at all or has a weak flush, chances are there’s an issue with either the flush handle mechanism or the fill valve. A plumber can easily repair or replace these components to restore your toilet’s flushing ability.
If you’re concerned about the quality of your tap water, investing in a water filtration system can effectively remove sediments, chemicals and impurities. You can set up a whole house filter system to have filtered water on demand or, alternatively, reduce the chlorine or chemicals in your water, with a faucet mounted device.
While plumbing fixtures may not be a thrilling topic, selecting efficient and high quality products will ensure that your water will keep flowing smoothly and without problem for years to come.
Do Yourself a Favor – Contact a Plumber Today
By keeping your plumbing in working order and staying up to date, you can avoid plumbing emergencies and save lots of money on expensive and unexpected repairs over time.
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