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A plumber can do many things. They can fix a broken water heater, repair leaking faucets, and clear a stopped up commode. But there’s more. They can perform a complete re-piping of your home’s plumbing infrastructure, which would include replacing old, leaky, and possibly galvanized pipes that are subject to rusting, wear and tear. Luckily, there’s Schroeder Plumbing, which serves Mesa, AZ and other surrounding areas.
Holes in your pipes can cause a myriad of other problems for the plumbing system within your home. For outdoor plumbing structures, these holes can pave the way for your ground to fall through, thus causing dirt, mud, and sediment to cave in through the intricate structure. They can also provide significant room for tree roots to poke through, and this results in further damage that can become quite severe.
This is often how drains can get clogged to the point where a simple mechanical snake just won’t suffice. In fact, the plumber may need to apply hydro-jetting, which uses an intense and steady pressure of pure water at up to roughly 60,000 PSI specifically designed to blast away rock, tree roots and branches, leaves, and other outdoor debris in almost record time.
Pipes have other ways of collecting minerals that not only harm but can lead to drain clogging issues down the road. The scum that collects from a bar of soap can form a residue within the structure of your pipes and lead to back up as water attempts to make it into the sewers but fails. Grease, fat, and oils of any kind are also excellent candidates for solid items that are not appropriate for going down your drain.
Some objects, such as bath tissue and hair, can be easily pulled out. All the plumber needs is a mechanical snake that has a gripping handle and the debris can be gone within a matter of minutes.
If needed, a good plumber should be willing to do a video inspection to look at your pipes. During the process, a tiny camera is dispatched where a video recording is made of the problem areas within your pipes and drains. After this step is completed, then the plumber looks at the video to determine where the clog or the leak is located. No fee is charged unless they needs to re-inspect, and that’s rare. Other than that, the plumber will go over the problem with you and discuss a work plan along with the total costs of parts, labor, and fees.
A plumber knows the value of a garbage disposal that works properly, and when the device fails to get the job done, that, too can affect your drains. Food that fails to make it through the garbage disposal and get properly ground up can get stuck in your pipes well enough to cause your water to back up and possibly overflow. Bits of solid food, ham or chicken bone, and other solid objects take zero time in clogging up your kitchen drains, and that’s why it’s important to use a strainer rather than the disposal to catch these items.
There are other issues that crop up in plumbing from time to time, such as problems with your water heater, which can be a major hassle for homeowners in Mesa, AZ and everywhere. Imagine the stress you feel as you try to take a hot shower and find there is no hot water coming out of the faucet. You’ve allowed the hot water to run for about two minutes and nothing has changed. This is a sign of possible water heater failure, which is all the more reason to call your plumber.
As any homeowner most likely knows, the average lifespan of a water heater can range anywhere from about eight to twelve years. When you purchase a brand new water heater, it comes with a six-year standard warranty designed to protect only the tank plus the parts, and does not extend to cover removing the old unit or installing a brand new one. At the very most, you may be able to purchase one from a dealer in your area. Other than that, there is not much else that can be covered.
Prior to breaking down completely, your water heater may experience a leak that’s anywhere from mild to severe. At that point, you can monitor the situation and check for any flooding that may surround your unit as it tries to do its daily job. But if there’s no way you can trace the flooding to a leak, you could call the plumber to drain the excess water through a hose attached to the bottom and see if that doesn’t work. This should be done once every 2-3 months to prevent water backup and flooding. But once it breaks down, then it’s time to call a professional to assess the problem and fix it.
Drains that are collapsed or broken are often the central causes of slab leaks. For those who may not know, a slab leak is a type of leak that is generally located beneath the tiles on your floor. Common features of slab leaks include hearing water constantly running long after use, sudden hot spots that appear on a section of the floor, and strange odors which emanate from the collection of mold and mildew as a result of water damage.
Slab leaks are no fun to live with, and can be a serious hassle for any homeowner due to the intensity of how they occur. Since the pipe in which they occur is located beneath the tile, a contractor will need to locate the bad section and make plans to reroute without having to break open any tiles. This can be done by rerouting where the bad section of pipe can be bypassed by taking out an old line that’s no longer effective.
Whatever your needs are, Schroeder Plumbing can help. An overview of their services is offered on their website and they are around to answer any questions you may have about your plumbing. All you have to do is call or visit them online today.