Household Plumbing Issues From Household Leaks to Damaged Sewer Lines

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There’s a long illustrative history associated with the development of indoor plumbing. According to historical records, indoor plumbing actually dates back to 2500 B.C. or even earlier. Even though plumbing systems have clearly advanced since that time period, an occasional issue, such as household leaks, may still arise.

While a small percentage of homes have leaks that can be fixed easily, many homeowners don’t have them attended to immediately. A recent survey showed that ten percent of homes within the United States have leaks that are wasting 90 or more gallons of water every day. Fixing these, and other types of easy-to-correct leaks can save water as well as money. Recent figures indicate that when homeowner attend to these types of leaks as soon as they notice them, it can potentially reduce their water bills by ten percent.

There are other situations that can arise which potentially lead to serious issues. These include burst water heaters, frozen and/or cracked pipes, leaky and/or damaged roofs, and inclement weather. When flooding occurs in a 2,000 square foot home, for instance, just a one-inch flood of water may cost around $20,920.00 in damages.

If you have ever lived in a house or apartment where the sewer line backs up or breaks down, you know how unpleasant that can be. When a sewer line is in need of constant repairs or it is irreparably damaged, it may be time for a sewer line replacement. In this instance, you may want to consider the benefits of having a trenchless sewer system installed.

When you contact a local plumbing contractor to inspect your plumbing service and attend to any needed maintenance or repairs, you can ask them about the benefits of having a trenchless sewer line replacement. At this time, you can also discus the type of trenchless sewer service that may be needed in the future. In addition to regular trenchless sewer service needs, it would also be a good idea to discuss other topics with your contractor, such was steps to protect your plumbing during the winter.