While it may sound odd to call plumbing technology, indeed it is. Plumbing has just become so commonplace that it is easy to take it for granted. Unfortunately, this mentality is what often leads to plumbing repair issues in the first place. Whether you have a drain that’s clogged or an old faucet that’s leaking, ignoring these problems can lead to major emergencies down the line.
At Paul The Plumber, we are your local plumbing company serving the Auburn area. We understand the importance of your home’s plumbing system and make it our goal to keep you and your family safe. Our staff is also available for emergency service, helping you address those unexpected issues.
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Preventing Plumbing Emergencies
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is especially true when it comes to home maintenance. The whole goal of routine plumbing maintenance is to take a proactive stance to prevent problems that can turn into emergencies. Most plumbing emergencies can be prevented with the right actions or at least their damages can be mitigated by quick reactions. Some of the best ways to prevent plumbing emergencies include:
- Routine Drain Cleaning: Clogged drains don’t happen overnight. They slowly start to clog until the water can no longer flow through your pipes. Once water is completely blocked sewage can start to flow back into your home and excess pressure can rupture your plumbing. Routine drain cleaning can keep your drain pipes clean and prevent the need to call for emergency service.
- Damaged Water Heaters: Hot water tanks can become dangerous when not cared for properly. More often than not, this is generally caused by rust and deterioration. Eventually, the tank is compromised to the point where it can rupture, pouring gallons of water into your home. Inspecting your tank often is a great way to limit any surprises.
- Inspecting Gas Fittings: Most gas appliances are equipped with safety devices to prevent gas leaks and explosions, but sometimes these safeties fail and can lead to very dangerous situations. It’s always a good idea to have these fittings inspected annually to ensure there is no wear and tear.
At Paul The Plumber, we are available for 24-hour emergency repair services! Whether it’s a burst pipe caused by frigid temperatures or a gas leak from your water heater, you can count on our plumbers to get your system back up and running.
Advantages of Professional Drain Cleaning
Most homeowners are unaware that they are doing things that contribute to the need to schedule drain cleaning. There are actually very few things that should be going down your drains. Even though garbage disposals are common in kitchens, most food waste should be discarded in the garbage.
Hair traps should be installed in showers to prevent drains from becoming a tangled, sticky mess. Finally, only toilet paper should be flushed. All items that are labeled “flushable” are not. Despite best practices, eventually drains can become fouled with foreign debris. Routine drain cleaning will remove all the build-up from the inside of your pipes and restore them to like-new condition.
If you are dealing with a clog, it’s also important toa void store-bought chemicals. They can actually damage your pipes and lead to further repair concerns. Instead, opt for professional drain cleaning. Not only do we use the most effective tools and methods, but also we get to the source of the problem, ensuring a long-term solution.
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Should You Replace Your Water Heater?
With the constant expansion and contraction from heating cycles of your hot water heater, your tank works very hard to provide you with hot water. Eventually, this work will take its toll on your tank, and you will need to schedule a hot water tank installation. If your tank is more than 8 years old, it is nearing the end of its life.
If you have noticed rust or cloudiness in your water you may need to consider replacing it. Leaks are also an indicator that it is time to replace your tank. Let Paul The Plumber handle your next hot water tank installation. We offer upfront pricing and extended warranties on our parts and labor.
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Arrived to customers house to a clogged drain in master bath. Snaked drain through shower and pulled hair and cleared clog. Tested ran shower tub and 2 sinks filled and dump all at the same time.