Plumbing is one of the essential functions of any modern home, and without an efficient, working system, a household may rack up huge water bills due to leaking water, and leaked water can damage drywall and delicate electrical components in the home. And an older plumbing system may need replacement as a matter of course, since newer pipes and nozzles will be much less prone to damage, rust, leaks, and more, and the newer system may be also more water efficient to meet current standards of saving water as part of the “go green” initiative. Sometimes, maintenance on a plumbing system means fixing a leak or replacing rusted out pipes, and professional drain cleaning is another service that can be called upon, not to mention fixing a water heater leak or using a sewer snake to find the source of clogs.
Plumbing BasicsPlumbing for the home and public buildings dates back to the times of ancient Greece, India, China and more, where cities created public baths and needed pota
Water heating systems serve an important function in a home, providing a steady supply of hot water to taps and plumbing fixtures. While hot water may be a commodity that some take for granted, a lack of hot water in a home can be noticed right away.
Water heater repair and replacement is often done by professional plumbing services and if you’re in the market for a water heater, there are several types to choose from:
- A conventional tank is a common type of water heater and stores water until it is needed. The average life expectancy of a conventional water heater is 10-12 years and they should be drained and cleaned out at least twice a year.
- Tankless water heaters use heat flashes against coils filled with water to heat water quickly. They are more energy efficient, but homeowners can expect to