They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, and the same applies when it comes to plumbers. But you’d be surprised when you really think about how plumbers affect your day-to-day life. Take your morning routine for…
A plumbing emergency is probably one of the more troubling situations you can encounter in your home. This is especially true if the emergency happens after regular business hours.
Plumbing problems don’t always decide to work on your schedule, and they don’t seem to mind popping up on weekends or in the middle of the night. Luckily, having access to a 24-hour plumber offers several advantages.
As many people have found out from the recent superstorm Sandy, serious basement flooding is no laughing matter. When water gets into your basement, it causes a lot of financial and emotional stress, and in extreme cases can alter your life. And while there isn’t a lot you can do if a megastorm comes calling, you can prevent basement flooding from regular heavy rain or melting snow if you follow some basic guidelines.
Seal Up Holes
Holes and cracks in the foundation of a home are some of the primary culprits when it comes to basement leaks and flooding during storms. It’s important to have a proper home inspection when you first purchase a home, and also have the foundation checked for problems if you’ve been living in your house for a while.
Basement windows are another area where water may get in, especially if they have older wooden frames that have rotted. If you have older basement windows, consider an upgrade to vinyl or aluminum to keep water out.
If you live anywhere that has running water, you know how troublesome it is when drains become sluggish and slow, or even completely blocked. It can certainly put a damper on your daily activities, depending on which drain is affected.
It’s wise to keep some basic drain cleaning equipment on hand, for when these inevitable clogs and back ups threaten to disrupt your day. Here are some good choices:
Technology has greatly improved the diagnosis of any plumbing problems in your home. One of the ways that technology has benefited plumbers is with video inspection.
Plumbers no longer have to rely on their wealth of experience or guesswork to figure out exactly what is going in inside your pipes. With plumbing camera inspection, it’s all right there for everyone to see.
Despite your best preventative efforts, every homeowner has to face a clogged drain every now and again. When you think of how often the various drains in the typical home are used, you’d think it would happen even more than it does.
Even though calling in a professional plumber will solve your clogs, it probably isn’t necessary for minor clogs. Whether it’s in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room, be prepared and keep it simple.
A standard-issue plunger is definitely one of the most unglamorous pieces of equipment you’ll use in your DIY efforts. However, it is one of the simplest and most effective pieces of equipment you will use, and it works for most small to medium clogs in sinks, tubs, showers or toilets.
Here’s a scenario that happens all too often….potential homebuyers shop around for that perfect home, make an offer, get a mortgage approval, get a home inspection and become homeowners.
Then, two months or five months or eight months down the road, they are on the phone with a plumber because there is an inch of water in the laundry room or there is some other plumbing-related issue.
If the home passed its inspection with flying colours just a short time ago, how can there possibly be any problems with the plumbing?
With over 10 years in the plumbing repair industry, we’ve seen many plumbing issues small and large. Here are the top 5 plumbing and drain services ExpressRooter performs for homeowners like you:
We’ve all had a leaky faucet, drain pipe or toilet in our home at some point in our lives. Express Rooter’s plumbers are often called to residential homes to stop leaks fast. This is where our 24 hour emergency services come in handy! If you find a leak and can’t stop it yourself, contact us right away before the leak can cause extensive – and expensive – damage to your floors or walls. A call to a plumber can save you money in the long run.