Are your sinks and tubs clogged or experiencing slow drainage? Or perhaps your pipes are leaking and your water heater is making odd sounds and otherwise not doing its job. If you haven’t had a plumbing service to your home for a while, you may want to give them a call so that they can address these and other potential issues, such as your home’s sewer lines.
Taking Care of Household Leaks
Whether you have leaky pipes or a water heater leak, it can not only waste water but potentially cause damage as well. When a home experiences even minor leaks, 10,000 or more gallons of water can be wawted every year. To give you an idea of how much water that is, it’s enough to wash about 270 loads of laundry.
According to several studies, 20% to 35% of all residential toilets leak to some extent. Even a minor leak will waste water and increase your overall bill. Furthermore, what begins as just a small leak may become larger.
If you have a leaky faucet that creates a drip every second, this can waste over 3,000 gallons or water every year. So, when you have a plumbing service take care of these and other easy-to-fix household water leaks, this will not only prevent you from wasting water, it will also save you approximately ten percent on your quarterly or annual water bill.
Taking Care of Old Sewer Lines
There are a variety of issues that can cause wear or damage to sewer lines. In addition to normal wear-and-tear and accidents, tree roots can also grow into the pipe joints. This is more common, however, for older houses built during the 1970s.
When houses are located in older neighborhoods with sewer systems that are 40 years or older, it may be time to replace them. The good news is that trenchless lines and methods have been available for residential areas and homes for about ten to 15 years. Many consumers may not be aware that these trenchless systems are an option. Since major excavation isn’t required, these are much faster and easier for a plumbing service to install.
There are different types of residential drain pipes available now, too. ABS pipe, for instance, is the most common choice at this time. The good news is that this type of pipe isn’t that expensive. Furthermore, it can be installed either above or below ground as well as both indoors and outdoors.
PVS pipes and fittings are also used in the same way as ABS pipes. The exception to this is when PVS pipes are used for drainage. In this instance, they need to have the right type of sweeps in order to drain correctly.
Contact a Plumbing Service to Schedule an Appointment
While you may be busy with a variety of work and family obligations, it’s important to address leaks and other issues at your earliest convenience. When you schedule an appointment with your local plumbing service, they will be able to assess your leaks and other household plumbing issues. If you’re considering a new water heater installation, you may want to learn more about a tankless water heater installation. This may be of particular interest to you and your family because your old one may not be able to accommodate your family’s hot water needs.