Thinking of making a change in your home? Maybe it’s time to talk with a plumbing consulting company to find out more about new technologies, and ways to make your home even more efficient.
Plumbing consultants are plumbing experts that can guide you into the right direction with your plumbing needs. They can help you with:
- Performing a home energy audit, giving you advice on ways to go green with your plumbing. From water conservation, to energy efficiency, there are many things we can all do to help the environment.
- Redesigning your current living space. Whether you are finishing a basement, redesigning your kitchen, or updating your master bath, a plumbing consultant can offer you suggestions on the best technology and the best resources on the market today.
- Building a new home for a growing family or downsizing for retirement. More people are changing out floor plans for aging in place, and being able to live in your home through all types of unexpected challenges. A plumbing expert can give you suggestions on how to get the most out the space you are planning for.
- Changes inside and out. While most people associate plumbing with inside living space, there are a number of things a plumber can help you with outdoors. If you’re building water features such as ponds and fountains, or looking at an outdoor living space, its important to make sure your plumbing is in top shape. It’s also a good idea in more mature areas to check your water main and sewer lines for backups or potential problems. It’s easier to correct things before you begin building your outside features.
Plumbers are there to answer your questions, and provide you with resources and advice on what’s possible. Make sure your plumber has experience and knowledge in the plumbing industry, and can help you with today’s top technology. You’ll be amazed at what’s possible.
One of a homeowners worst nightmares is a broken or backed up water main. Even though the problem needs to be handled quickly, the thought of destroying mature landscape and have days of holes and trenches all over the yard can be daunting at best.
But thanks to technology, there is an alternative. A Trenchless Water Main Replacement System is a process that allows the replacement of existing pipe without having to dig a trench, and therefore will not have an impact on your homes landscaping, including patios, decks, walkways, or driveways. The trenchless system can be used to replace a variety of piping, including your water, sewage and gas lines.
The pipe used in the trenchless system is made of a strong polyethylene that is virtually root and chemical proof. It has a life expectancy of well over 100 years, and is quickly becoming the standard in all underground piping installations. The piping is seamed to fit on the job site, and is pulled into place underground using trenchless technology. Plus the benefits to you as a homeowner are many:
- Quick Installation – a normal project can easily be completed in just a day or two.
- Cost Effective – replace the broken or backed up pipe instead of having to replace landscaping too.
- Strong – because of its strong construction and seamless design, it’s a great way to guard against future problems.
Check with your local plumber to learn more about your options when replacing old pipes.
With a trenchless system, the old pipe is located and prepped for replacement. Both ends – the beginning and ending pipe or the problem area – are found and cut. The polyethylene pipe is laid out and seamed together to create the correct length. A cable is used to snake through the pipe, and lead the new pipe through the existing pipe, breaking away the old. As a trained technician, your plumber will ensure the entire process occurs smoothly, and corrects the original problem.
One of the largest, most unpleasant jobs you can face in your home is clean up after a sewer back up.
Find The Problem
While it is important to begin clean up immediately to avoid further damage, its equally important to locate the source of the problem. A sewer backup or break can be caused by a variety of things: basement flooding, tree root growth, or even breakage of pipes. Your local plumber is experienced in finding and dealing with sewer problems, and can assist you in any sewer issues. Make sure the source is located and fixed to avoid further damage.
Pump Out The Water
Before you can remove solid particles and begin a thorough cleanup, you have to remove standing water. Use submersible pumps to remove water. When the water reaches a reasonable level, you can begin using wet/dry vacuums to remove the remaining moisture from the floors.
Remove Your Personal Belongings
While some of your belongings may be damaged beyond repair, it is important to remove them from the area, and begin restoration as quickly as possible.
Clean up and Dehumidify
Open windows and doors if possible to begin circulating air through the affected area. You may also with to use a dehumidifier to further remove moisture from the room.
Avoid sewer damage through prevention measures. Your local plumber has many tools to easily see the condition of your drain and sewer lines. With fiber optics, the plumber can view inside the lines, see small problems before the become big, and offer recommendations before backups occur. This is especially important in older homes where trees may be more of an issue.