There are a number of reasons to hire a plumbing contractor. For instance, you may have a problem with your water heater and need the unit replaced. Alternately, you may decide to change from the old school method of storing heated water to an in-line or flash water heater, sometimes known as a tankless water heater. This water heating system is an excellent choice for any homeowner who doesn’t spend a lot of time at home or simply needs a little bit of heated water for minor jobs.
Tankless water heaters come as both small units that work well for simple tasks or whole house systems that provide heated water throughout the building. Whole house units are a perfect replacement for the standard water heater because they can easily tie into the existing plumbing.
Another reason that people hire a plumbing contractor is to eliminate clogs. Pipe clogs occur for many reasons including the simple ones that affect the pipe traps. Pipe traps or P-traps are those U-shaped pipes that you see under the sink. They function by holding water and preventing the return of sewer gases into the home. Unfortunately, P-traps can collect a lot of other things including hair or food. However, the worst drain clogs occur in the main sewage lines.
External sewer pipes are usually made from PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). Over time, these pipes can crack and get filled with roots or dirt. When this happens, the pipes will become blocked and the sewage won’t flow. All you can see is that the drains are backing up, but you may also see the problem as slow draining toilets or tubs. To locate the clog, a plumber may need to remove the toilet and insert a video snake. This is a flexible cable with an attached camera.
If the problem is just a clog, then the plumber can fix it with a pipe snake, also known as a rooter. However, if the problem is damaged pipes or roots in the pipe, then the repair will be more involved. One possible fix is the trenchless repair. This method of pipe repair inserts a sleeve in the damaged pipe so that it is solid once again. Trenchless repairs are usually more affordable than ripping out the broken pipe and a lot less messy. To learn more, contact the experts at Drain Right Services. You can also visit them on Facebook for more information.
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