If, like just about everyone else, you’re ever had a plumbing emergency – clogged drains, burst pipes or the water heater busted, you know how important it is know how to find a good, reliable plumber in your neighborhood. For every job from drain cleaning to water heater installation, you rely on them to keep the basic systems in your home functioning.
Not surprisingly, given the importance of their work in the every day and in emergencies, there’s an increasing demand for plumbers and the profession is projected to grow by 21.3% by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. From kitchen sink plumbing to sewer repair to tankless water heater installation, plumbers can handle it.
Sewer lines are one of those things that you don’t really think about unless they malfunction and demand your attention in a very forceful way. Experts recommend that if your home is more than 40 years old and still has the original sewer lines, they may need replacing. Fortunately, if your sewer lines do need replacing, trenchless sewer replacement methods have been available for residential homes for about 10 to 15 years ago. That means the plumbers won’t have to dig up your lawn, patio and basement to install the new sewer lines.
In any case, sewer lines should be professionally inspected to ensure that there are no leaks, which can lead to more serious problems.
For household plumbing like drain lines and vent lines, the commonest material used is Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene(ABS) pipe. This is relatively inexpensive and easily available. It is versatile and can be installed above or below ground, and can be used for indoor and outdoor plumbing.
Sometimes PVC sewer pipe and fittings are used in place of ABS pipe. They must be the kind that are meant for use as a drain pipe, so that they will have the proper sweeps for drainage.
Leaky faucets and toilets, as well as water heater leaks can waste a huge amount of water every year. In fact the average household has leaks that can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year. That’s the amount of water that would be needed for 270 loads of laundry. On the other hand, just fixing simple and easily corrected household water leaks can save water. That would also result in a 10% saving on their water bills.
Water heater installation
Your neighborhood plumber is also the expert who can make your home greener and more ecofriendly. One of the ways to do this water heater installation. By picking one of the new super-efficient tankless water heaters, you can reduce your water heating bill dramatically. The old style water heaters wasted a lot of energy storing a tank full of hot water, but the new models just heat the water on demand. And they do it very efficiently, so you don’t have to wait for the hot water. You just have a smaller heating bill and the warm fuzzies from doing the good thing for the environment.