What Are the Different Kinds of Plumbing Service?
A plumber has various duties, he repairs and installs waste, water, and other systems. Some of the more common services are emergencies to identify leaks, to unblock pipes and drains and to repair or replace water heaters, garbage disposals, and other appliances. Some plumbers can also remove tree roots that have grown into sewage systems, reroute pipes, and do preventative inspections on new and existing buildings. Emergency plumbing services are more expensive than standard maintenance checks.
Leak detection services include reading water meters for unnaturally high readings, which are sure indicators of leaks. Looking for a leak could take several hours of a plumber’s time and may mean cutting holes in walls to check pipes and their fittings. Hair, food, and other such things will clog up kitchen and bathroom sinks. A plumbing service can clear blocked pipes and drains using such appliances as rooters, plumbers’ snakes and even hydrojetting.
When garbage disposals are worn out due to time, plumbing services may be needed to install a new one or just to repair any damaged parts on the old one. Repairing a damaged disposal may mean replacing any damaged parts and fittings or replacing the whole appliance. Water heater replacement is a common emergency that most plumbers receive calls for. Replacing one normally takes around 3 hours, and it is a specialized service best left to a professional plumbing contractor because these heaters have to comply with all local building regulations.
Tree roots sometime grow into sewage lines and subsequently back up toilets. Plumbers will use outfitted snakes to look in these pipes and find out exactly where the roots are in order to get rid of them. Re-routing pipes is sometime needed when homeowners have a remodeling project done or when pipes are old and rusted. Re-routing means changing the set up of pipes to work with a bathroom or kitchen’s new set up or to close leaking or damaged pipes.
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