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The Important Services Local Plumbers Provide 

In the last 150 years or so, indoor plumbing has gone from being a luxury to a necessity. Long gone are the days when someone has to make a cold trek through the snow to get to the outhouse in the middle of the night. This is thanks to plumbers and innovations in the plumbing industry. Plumbing services are essential to a home's day-to-day operations, and this blog will discuss some of the important services plumbing companies offer.

The Basics: Taking Care of Water and Sewer Lines

sewer lineWater supply lines and sewer or drain pipes do more than just connect to the toilet and sinks. Several often-used appliances are also connected to these pipes, like the washing machine and the dishwasher. Plumbing repair services are essential because if the water supply or sewer services are interrupted, it will disrupt the whole household. Here are some of the plumbing services related to water and sewer lines that plumbers provide:

  • Backflow testing and repair
  • Drain cleaning
  • Burst pipe repair
  • Installing new sinks, tubs, and toilets
  • Leak detection and repair
  • Repiping services
  • Unclogging toilets

Gas Line Services

Many homeowners have another system of pipes in their homes that carry natural gas. Plumbers are qualified to work on these as well. Gas lines can present a much more dangerous problem to repair: a natural gas leak. Gas line repair is one of the most important things plumbers do because gas leaks can cause numerous health issues, fires, and explosions. 

Signs of a gas leak include:

  • The smell of rotten eggs:  If anyone catches a whiff of rotten eggs, it can signify a gas leak.
  • Hissing sounds: A hissing or whistling sound can be emitted from a larger leak.
  • Flu-like symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and feelings of fatigue and weakness are symptoms of natural gas poisoning.
  • Mental Fog: Along with the above symptoms, disorientation or slow thinking may occur due to a gas leak.

If someone inside the household notices these symptoms, everyone should leave the house immediately and call the gas company to shut off the gas and qualified local plumbers to repair the gas line.

Water Heater Services

water heaterFew home appliances are quite as essential to home comfort as the water heater, providing hot water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing. But when they go out, it can be a major inconvenience. That's where professional plumbers come in. 

Many symptoms of problems with a water heater can look the same, so determining what is wrong takes a trained, professional set of eyes, and they can get the job done quickly and efficiently without the collateral damage that can come with DIY work.

Plumbers are trained to work on all types of water heaters, from traditional storage tank models to newer tankless water heaters. They can troubleshoot problems and make repairs to keep water heaters running smoothly. And if homeowners are in the market for a new water heater, they can help them choose the right model for their home and budget and safely install it.

And homeowners shouldn’t wait until their water heater fails to call a plumber. Routine maintenance can go a long way toward prolonging the life of a water heater, avoiding repairs, improving efficiency, and saving money on energy bills.

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