What is a “Perfect Plumbing” System?
Perfect plumbing shouldn’t be difficult. However, it often turns into being just that when you allow ‘plumbers’ who aren’t licensed work on your pipes. When dealing with professionals, you should ensure they are state-licensed and insured, but also offer all the services you need to maintain your home plumbing system.
With Allore’s Plumbing, LLC, we guarantee your satisfaction and offer 24-hour emergency service when you need it. Needing emergency service is never a good thing and can often be prevented with maintenance.
Keep reading for a few ideas on how to get as close to the “perfect plumbing” system as possible!
Maintenance is Your Friend
As mentioned, maintenance can prevent many emergencies. This includes visually inspecting all areas of your home for plumbing problems.
A few things that may indicate you should call a plumber soon include:
– Leaky faucets
– Slow drainage
– Wet spots in the yard
– Bubbles or odor from drains
– Puddles around the toilet
If you’re smelling rotten eggs, or see a wet wall, these could be indicative of a gas leak or burst pipe. These two things are definite emergencies and should be taken care of immediately.
An inspection should also be done once a year by a plumber as he has the trained eye to spot deeper-rooted problems and offer the solutions for them.
Clean drains also can fall under maintenance, but are such a huge part of your plumbing, you should know how to care for them. First of all, do not use store-bought drain cleaner on your pipes.
It may sound like a great idea in theory, but you could be slowly destroying your plumbing and PVC fixtures. The chemicals involved can actually MELT plastic.
A professional, on the other hand, will use the proper tools to ensure your pipes are clean and functional. There are a few things you can do to lessen the need for cleaning:
– No grease down the drain– it causes buildup and hardens blocking any flow of water
– Hair catchers– install a few and check them in a few weeks. All the debris collected is what has been going down the drain as long as you’ve resided at your home.
– Flushables– yes, toilet paper is flushable. Feminine products and baby wipes claim to be but can cause problems in older systems. Regardless, don’t attempt to flush a ton of anything.
Too much water pressure stings when you get in the shower. It also makes a mess by splashing everywhere when washing hands or doing anything else. Did you realize it could be ruining your pipes, as well?
This is because water expands as its heated. The faster it moves through your pipes, the more it expands. This will eventually weaken your pipes and possibly cause them to burst.
The other side of this problem is too little water pressure. Too little pressure is probably even more annoying because it makes it difficult to get the soap out of anything. Little to no water pressure can also indicate a problem.
It may be as simple as the water main isn’t open all the way, or it could be a major blockage in your pipes. If it is a major blockage, a professional can fix it easily with the best method for the job.
Deciding Who to Call and When
Customer service is just as important as a highly trained plumber. Just as importantly, plumbers should be trained to spot irregularities and deviations from local codes and regulations.
All of our plumbing repairs are made-to-last, and to your satisfaction. We’re experienced in all makes and models, including the plumbing in mobile homes.