One of the most annoying things that can happen to any homeowner is a plumbing problem. Whether it’s a dripping faucet or a mysterious puddle of water that suddenly appears in the middle of their home, having a plumbing problem that can be repaired by a professional plumber can become the principal reason for a number of costly repairs if left unchecked for too long. Think about it for a second. How would you feel if you are suddenly left without any running water with which to bathe or to drink? Fortunately, there are plumbers out there that can provide plumbing service and maintenance to your water provision system so you don’t find yourself one morning standing in the shower covered in soap without any water to rinse it off.
The Importance of Plumbing Maintenance and Repair
According to Law Insider, “Plumbing Services means the design, installation, construction, replacement, service, repair, alteration, or modification of the pipes, fixtures, and other apparatus used for bringing the water supply into a building and removing liquid and water-carried wastes from a building. These services also include the installation and connection of gas piping.” This definition leads us to realize that while the term is almost always believed to be related only to the supply or removal of water into a home or office, it also covers other related areas, including the supply of gas and the installation and repair of heating systems, such as that required by water heaters, furnaces and more. In short, it is very rare for homeowners to realize the importance, value and scope of a plumbing service until they find themselves needing one.
What Type of Plumber Can A Homeowner Need?
If you live in Mesa, AZ, there is a long list of plumbing services you might need a plumber to perform at any given time. Here are only some of them.
- Plumbing issues that require repairs, such as broken pipes
- The cleaning of clogged drains both indoors and outdoors
- The installation and maintenance of garbage disposal devices
- The installation, maintenance and repair of sink faucets and other fixtures
- The hydro jetting of drains that have become severely backed up
- The inspection of pipes to detect leaks and their repairs
- The repair of a clogged toilet
- The maintenance and cleaning of the main water line leading into your home
- The repair of broken or busted pipes
- The installation and maintenance of sump pumps
- The repair and prevention of water filtration points
- The installation, maintenance and repair of water heaters
- The inspection, maintenance and repair of sewer lines
- The maintenance and repair of septic tanks
While some of these plumbing services may seem familiar to you, others may not, so let’s take a look at a few of them in order to provide a more ample picture of what they entail.
The drains of sinks and toilets have a tendency to become clogged quite easily due to the very nature of their use. Anything from an excessive amount of toilet paper to hair, soap scum, and even children’s toys can create a blockage that is almost impossible to remove by using a simple plunger. Pouring any number of caustic materials into your drains in an attempt to remove a clog can result in even costlier damage to your entire pipeline, which is why it’s always best to call in a plumbing service provider to get the job done.
Installation and maintenance of garbage disposal devices
One of the most environmentally friendly ways of getting rid of waste in your kitchen is to install a garbage disposal system in your sink. These devices are usually attached to the sink itself and they work by shredding the waste into pieces that can easily be transported through the drain pipes into the sewer system. A garbage disposal device will also need periodic maintenance to keep it in good working order, but, because it is usually connected to your Mesa, AZ home’s electrical power, it’s best to leave the job to the pros.4
Hydro jetting blocked drains
Sometimes you will find there is no easy fix to a blocked drain and no amount of plunging, snaking, or even manually trying to remove a clog will work. When this happens, an experienced plumbing service provider will use a device to blast water into the drain to break up and remove the clog. Keep in mind that the complexity of the procedure, even though it may appear to be simple, can cause a lot of damage to your drain system, which is why only a professional plumber should perform this technique.
Installation and maintenance of sump pumps
Flash floods and other disasters can happen without warning. A sump pump keeps your home safe from them by removing any amount of water that enters your home, even when it is the result of a burst pipe. A sump pump helps protect the foundation of your home and prevents further structural damage, which is why having one is always a good idea.
Do You Need a Professional Plumber?
Even though DIY videos can save you in a pinch, they might even make your plumbing problems much worse than they already were. Sure, if you type the correct terms into a search engine you will be presented with dozens of videos that promise to teach you how to unclog your bathroom sink like a pro, but, even though they might provide a temporary fix, not having a plumber intervene could worsen the problem over time. Additionally, plumbing service providers have been trained and certified to do work that a layman simply can’t do, no matter how many videos they watch. In the long run, having a professional plumber take care of these issues can prove to be a better financial option than trying to do it yourself and then having to pay more money for a permanent fix.
Schroeder Plumbing provides a full range of plumbing services in the Mesa, AZ area, so if you are facing an overflowing toilet, a foul odor coming from your drains or are simply wondering what state your plumbing system is in, give us a call and we will be happy to get you the professional help you need.