Most insurance companies will allow an expense for locating cause and origin of water damage and locating fees which become part of the claim expense when a claim is filed. Coverage is usually only extended when there is resulting damage caused by either a sudden and accidental release of water or a sewage overflow that is caused by a one-time blockage or collapse of a sewer line. In some cases it is not covered so do not be duped into thinking that your insurance company will reimburse you for an expensive plumbing repair that an unscrupulous plumbing company claims will be a covered loss. Other plumbers may use high-pressure sales tactics to intimidate homeowners into paying for something that might not need to be done in the 1st place. That type of plumbing contractor is looking to do the MOST damage they can do to justify their exorbitant fees. Please be cautious. We have seen it too many times and know how unscrupulous some plumbing contractors can be. Don’t allow yourself to become one of their victims. If a repair is necessary, Schroeder Plumbing will ALWAYS attempt to make the repair in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner possible. Our integrity is our most valuable asset and we will protect our integrity and your property as if it were our own.
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Cast iron is metallic and will eventually rust through. ABS plastic doesn’t have the same issue, but can be prone to cracking if it is under stress. Roots can find the slightest presence of moisture and once it finds the source it can grow into and break pipes and fittings. Until the pipe is repaired or replaced it will continue to require periodic cleaning which can be costly over an extended period of time or VERY expensive if you call the wrong plumber! Once-upon-a-time sewer replacement required a trench over the entire length of pipe being replaced. NOT ANYMORE! Schroeder Plumbing has invested in “Pipe-Bursting equipment that allows us to pull new pipe into the old pipe using the old pipe as a conduit. PE SDR_17 pipe is used which is engineered to be flexible enough to pull through 90 degree bends without breaking. It does require that a hole be excavated at each end of the pipe that will be replaced to allow for an entrance point for the pipe and for the hydraulic rams to be set up in the exit hole to pull the pipe through. This protects against damage to flooring, landscaping, driveways and sidewalks and can also save money. Call us for a FREE estimate! Water lines can also be pulled in with minimal damage to your landscaping, driveways and sidewalks.
Galvanized piping will rust. Copper piping will corrode. Some plastics will crack or burst. Depending upon the issue it might be repairable or it might be more cost effective to replace it rather than dealing with ongoing issues. When that is the case we can take care of it in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner possible. Our prices will be competitive, but our workmanship can’t be beat. Call Schroeder Plumbing for a FREE estimate!
When you have a pressurized water leak or a collapsed/broken drain line beneath the slab and have a ceramic tile floor that is continuous throughout a large portion of the home it might be the best time to consider a reroute. A reroute consists of eliminating the line that runs beneath your floor to bypass the bad section of pipe. A pressurized water line can be rerouted by running it up through the attic or ceiling and reconnecting the new section to the pressurized lines inside the wall at the other end of the pipe where it comes up through the floor. A sewer line can sometimes be rerouted outside OR a pipe-bursting(Can we make a clickable link on pipe-bursting to take them to the trenchless sewer replacement?) method may be used to avoid damage to the floors. We would never advise breaking through a ceramic tile floor to repair a leak because anyone who has ever had to replace a ceramic tile floor knows how messy and invasive removing and replacing a tile floor can be. The other issue that a homeowner has to consider is that when a pipe is excavated and repaired through the floor it is only putting a ‘band aid’ on a pipe that could possibly spring another leak or collapse again because it is already being compromised by corrosion. Schroeder Plumbing can give you our honest, expert opinion for free once the leak or collapse has been located. Give us a call for a FREE estimate!
When you have a clogged drain line or sewer there are only 2 ways of clearing the blockage. One option is to use an electronic “snake” which will penetrate the clog so that the sewage can run down the drain, but can’t completely clear the line. The other option is to hydro-jet the line which will clear everything that is not pipe from the sewer/drain line. Both can be effective to get sewage flowing again, but hydro-jetting the line is the only way to be sure that everything that can be removed IS removed. Schroeder Plumbing has the right equipment for the job and the skills to accomplish the task. Give us a call when you need expert drain service!
Most water heaters come with a standard 6-year warranty. The warranty covers parts and the tank only, but does not cover the cost of removal of the old water heater nor the installation of the new water heater. It is easy to determine whether there is any warranty left on your water heater by taking down the serial number from the manufacturer plate on the front of the water heater and entering the serial number into the appropriate place on the manufacturer website. If you have warranty left, it is possible to get a new water heater from a local distributor, but you might be required to call a licensed plumbing contractor who can properly diagnose the issue and deal with the manufacturer. If your water heater is out of warranty, whether it is still functioning or not, it is advisable to replace it to avoid having to mop up from a potential flood. It is advisable to drain about 5-10 gallons out of your water heater every 60-90 days by attaching a hose to the drain at the bottom of your water heater. This will prolong the life of your water heater and help to make it more efficient. If you need help with your water heater give Schroeder Plumbing a call to get honest answers to your questions. If you have warranty questions we can give you the answers.
Schroeder Plumbing should be your first call if you need to find out where a problem might exist in your sewer/drainage system. We are a trusted resource for most insurance companies to give an honest appraisal of issues related to sewers and drainage systems. There are many rip-of artists, scammers, and shysters that will be willing to give you misinformation and astronomical estimates for sewer repairs that may or may not be necessary, because they know that you are in a panic. Their sales tactics are high-pressure. Send them away immediately then call Schroeder Plumbing for an honest appraisal. We may need to charge a fee to re-inspect your sewer, but we might be able to save you from being fleeced by an unscrupulous plumber and from unwanted or unwarranted repairs. We will never charge a fee for an inspection without giving clear markings where there might be issues that need to be addressed in the event that you would like to get competitive estimates. Demand no less from anyone else.
Sometimes finding a leak requires a you to think “outside the box”, but you have to have a good understanding of “the box” in order to do that. Schroeder Plumbing not only has the ability to find a leak, but we understand plumbing systems and the building structure so that we can determine the least invasive and most cost-effective means of repair. We use state-of-the-art locating equipment to locate leaks, drain collapses and to mark them out properly so that you can get competitive estimates for the repair if you should choose to do so. Schroeder Plumbing will give you a competitive estimate and the least invasive option, along with an estimate for the most cost effective repair. If you allow us to make the repair you will be glad you called us!