For home owners and commercial property managers, knowing where to go for plumbing and sewer repair can be important. After all, the water supply and drainage are essential systems in any building. Without them, the building can’t be said to be functional. Fortunately, new plumbing technology like video sewer line inspections make it easier to identify problems, sometimes before they become problems.
New plumbing technology also gives you the opportunity to make your home or commercial building more eco-friendly by installing energy-efficient appliances and heaters. A good plumbing repair company can help you keep your building or home running smoothly and efficiently.
Plumbing repair and sewer inspections
Faucets, pipes, drains, even toilets – they all leak. A leak means that water is going somewhere it shouldn’t, most often into walls and parts of the foundation, where it can do a lot of damage if left unchecked. Leaky faucets dripping at the rate of one drop per second can lose more than 3,000 gallons per year. Not only is the water being wasted and running up higher bills, it may damaging the walls and basement.
Pipes and sewers can also develop leaks. The commonest cause of pipe and sewer leaks are tree roots, which can easily crack and infiltrate the clay pipes that were used up until the 1980s. Tree roots spread out for a great distance, up to two or three times the diameter of the canopy. Since roots seek out water, it makes sense for them to tap into pipes and sewers.
In fact, experts recommend that if your sewer lines are 40 years or older, they have to be relaxed. Sewer line inspections can reveal any problems, and your local plumbing services will be able to fix these for you.
Plumbers can help you go green
As people are looking for ways to make their lives more eco-friendly, they can look to their local plumbing services for how to name their homes and commercial buildings more energy efficient. Installing insulation and newer energy-efficient appliances are both steps that will reduce energy bills and help the environment.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued new energy efficiency mandates effective from April 16, 2015. Among other things, all residential water heating products in single family homes and apartment buildings are now required to have higher energy factor (EF) ratings.
Fortunately, the newer appliances meet these standards. Especially tankless water heaters, which use only a fraction of try energy used by older water heaters to supply hot water.
Full plumbing repair services
A professional plumbing company provides full repair and inspection services including:
- Drain cleaning
- Backflow testing
- Sewer line inspections and repair
- General plumbing repairs
As a homeowner or property manager, it is one of your tasks to make sure that the plumbing and sewers in your building are functioning properly. With a little help from a professional plumbing company, you can keep all systems ticking along perfectly.