Some Things You Should Know About Your Plumbing
Keep your home’s plumbing system in its best possible shape by learning as much as you can about how it all operates.
Every Plunger Is Different In Its Own Way
A high percentage of households only have one type of plunger in the home. Most of the time, it’s either a flat plunger or a bell plunger with a flange. To keep clogs away from your home’s drains you actually need to have both types of plungers. The main reason for having two plungers is that they are meant for different fixtures in the house.
The flat plunger is a sink or floor drain plunger. The flat surface fits over the drain and gives it an opportunity to have better suction.
Toilets need a different type of plunger. A sink plunger won’t be enough because it doesn’t fit ideally over the hole in the toilet. Rather, toilets need a plunger with a flange that gets inside the toilet drain and creates a pretty tight suction.
The good news is that each of these plungers are not too pricey. So, if you want to keep your home’s drains free of irritating clogs, go to the home improvement store to get a sink and a toilet plunger.
Plumbing Needs Insulation
You know the importance of insulating your home to protect against extreme cold and heat loss, but did you know that your plumbing benefits from insulation as well? Insulating your home reduces heat loss when water travels from the water heater through the pipes to the plumbing fixtures in the home. It also brings down energy and utility costs.
For added energy savings, think about purchasing an insulating blanket for your water heater. Check with a licensed Corona Del Mar Plumber to learn more about the pipe insulation process.
A Leaky Faucet Needs Repair ASAP!
When most people think about costly water leaks, they think about hidden leaks such as slab leaks. These are the leaks that form in water pipes under the home’s foundation and result in things such as low water pressure and spikes in water usage. It causes structural damage to the home.
Nonetheless, that leaky faucet in your master bedroom’s bathroom that you’ve decided to live with, is actually just as costly as a slab leak, if not more. Leaky faucets and shower-heads waste hundreds of gallons of water every month. Over a year, that adds up to quite a lot of extra money paid out on your monthly water bill. The good news is these leaks are seamless and inexpensive to fix.
You Are Responsible for Sewer Line Repair
Yes, the city maintains part of the sewer line that services your home, but a majority of the line is your responsibility. When sewer lines are not successful, don’t expect the city to take care of the problem. Make sure you have your sewer line inspected daily for leaks, cracks, and other problems to prevent a costly repair.
The Septic Can Be Converted
Did you know that a variety of homes qualify for septic to sewer conversion? If you’re tired of maintaining your property’s septic tank, the great news is, you can convert your septic tank into a sewer. If there is a main sewer line on your street or near your property, you may be able to connect your plumbing to it.
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