When it comes to your home you want everything clean and dry, but when the plumbing fails you usually end up with a nasty mess on top of a serious leak. In some cases the leak may not be visible, but this just makes the problem worse. A hidden leak can drip for months before you ever realize it and all of this water can soak into the walls or floors causing extensive and often expensive damage.
Most of the time, the only way to eliminate these types of leaks is to have the Plumbers come out and listen to the walls. They can use acoustic devices that detect sounds inside the walls and these tools can help them pinpoint where the problem is located.
Another problem that plumbing contractors have to deal with is clogged drains and plugged sewer lines. When your drains get blocked the problem is usually something caught in the gas trap. This is the U or S-shaped pipe just under the actual drain. The most common causes of clogs at this point are food or hair. When the main sewer lines get clogged it is probably from years of sludge collecting on the pipe walls and slowly choking off the drainage flow. This is usually a two-phase repair.
First, the plumber must remove the problem using a pipe snake or rooter system. This is a long, flexible cable with an auger attached to it. Once the clog is removed the next step is to ensure the pipes are clean.
Cleaning the sewer lines uses a high pressure washing system to scour the pipe walls. This heavy water stream can remove just about any sludge buildup. To ensure your pipes can handle the pressure the plumber will use a video snake. This tool is similar to the rooter except that it has a camera attached to the cable.
Plumbers perform other services as well. For instance, when you decide to remodel your kitchen or bath you will need to have a plumber come in and replace or extend any old pipes. Plumbing contractors can help with the designing and planning stages.
In most instances your plumber can tell you if your ideas are out of the budget or of they are even possible at all. If you are in need of a plumber be sure and contact Advantage Service Company, Inc.
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