Month: March 2022

Month: March 2022

The Most Common Reasons Why You Should Hire A Plumber
March 21, 2022 Blog Jeffrey Steeves

The Most Common Reasons Why You Should Hire A Plumber

It may not be necessary to hire a professional to handle every home repair. Some are relatively simple and can be handled on a do-it-yourself basis. However, plumbing problems are a special case. While they may seem simple on the surface, they are often among the most complicated home repair issues. Your amateur attempts may negatively affect the entire system. Here are some specific reasons why you should contact plumbing services  rather than trying to fix the problems yourself.

1. Keeping Water Clean

Some plumbing issues can contaminate the water that comes out of the faucet. The contamination is not always visible. You may take care of the problem you can see, but the water may still be dirty as a result. Hiring a plumber helps to ensure that the repair is complete and the water remains clean.

2. Making Sure Plumbing Codes Are Observed

You may not even be aware that governments at the local, state, and national levels impose codes on plumbing work. However, if your DIY repair is not up to code, it could affect the resale value of your home. Professional plumbers are familiar with these codes and will make sure the repair is compliant.

3. Saving Money

People usually undertake DIY repairs in the interest of saving money. However, trying to make your own plumbing repairs could end up costing you more in the long run. For example, if you do not repair a leak correctly, or miss it altogether as you are doing repairs, the loss of water due to the leak could significantly increase your water bill. Not only that, but a botched DIY repair could lead to even bigger plumbing issues that you have no choice but to hire a professional to handle.

4. Getting the Latest Equipment

Like most other forms of technology, plumbing equipment has seen significant advancements over the past few decades. Plumbers are early adopters of the most advanced equipment, which means faster repairs.

5. Ensuring Safety

Attempting to perform your own plumbing repairs could expose you to safety risks. Scalding hot water coming in contact with your skin or attempts to lift and carry heavy pipes could result in an injury. Another safety hazard associated with plumbing repairs is the force of the water, which you may not be able to control. You can avoid such hazards entirely when you hire a professional plumber, who is trained to manage these risks effectively.

6. Protecting Your Property

Because plumbing problems are complicated, you may inadvertently put your property at risk for further damage when you attempt the repair yourself. Professional plumbers are trained to avoid accidental damage to your property, and if something does go wrong, they will acknowledge it and make it right. On the other hand, if you inadvertently cause damage to your property while attempting plumbing repairs, it is entirely your responsibility.

7. Keeping Clean

Plumbing can be a messy job, especially if it involves raw sewage or old pipes. You may think that you can handle it, but you may underestimate how messy the job will become. Professional plumbers have no qualms about the mess, and once the job is complete, they will clean up afterward so that you do not have to deal with it at all.

Why You Should Choose Plumbing Services in Alpha Plumbing

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Importance of Plumbing Maintenance
March 2, 2022 Blog Jeffrey Steeves

Importance Of Plumbing Maintenance

There are no two ways about it, household maintenance is a boring job… but just because it’s boring doesn’t mean it isn’t necessary. When it comes to home maintenance, we often forget about things like the pipes, drains, and taps and only ever think about it when they block up or burst. Rather than waiting for an emergency situation and having to fork out for the cost of that, it’s a better idea to budget for plumbing maintenance and aim to avoid the emergency situation altogether.

Here are some of the basic plumbing maintenance tips:

Kitchen sinks are often clogged with food and cooking oil. Even as you’re washing the tea leaves down the sink you know it’s a bad idea but do it anyway. And, who hasn’t had that horrible job of pulling hair out of the shower or bath plughole when it stops draining properly. A simple strainer on top of plug holes can help stop much of that gunk heading down the drain in the first place.

A drip or two from water pipes and taps should be given immediate attention. This is a small sign of a problem that will only get bigger if left alone. The pipes in your home can be affected by the toxins and chemical composition of cleaning products we use when unclogging drains and sinks. When taps start dripping, check the washer, it might need replacing. You can also check the main valve, the pressure might be too much which could be causing continuous dripping. If you’ve adjusted it already and replaced the washer, and the drip is still there, you may need a replace the tap.

An annual inspection of sewer lines should be done to ensure water flows properly and continues to where it should go. If you have a garden, or trees near where your sewer lines are installed, there’s a possibility that roots might affect the pipeline. Tree roots can often be a cause of broken pipes. Call a plumber to have it checked once in a while, and never plant anything near your sewer line.

Maintenance and plumbing system checkups are designed to prevent costly repairs and replacements. You can do it yourself, but if you don’t know what to look for, it’s a good idea to get a professional plumber to do it for you.