Why would I need a plumbing service?August 31, 2012 5:07 am
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Here is another plumbing blog by Helen Garner –
Blocked drains are more common a phenomena than you think. They can be caused by many reasons, like a pile up of hair in the bath and sink plugholes or fat and grease is poured down the sink, causing the fat to get encrusted on the sides. This reduces the flow of the water and water borne wastes, thus clogging the drain pipes. Sometimes people flush big items that should not be flushed, like sanitary napkins or baby diapers, as this again clogs the drains. You will require the assistance of a plumber and his services, as he has specialised tools to help you out.
This is a problem associated with your drain pipes. Tree roots affect and block the drain pipes, as they are mostly laid underground where they are in reach of the live tree roots. Roots looking for water probe the pipes and start becoming stronger and grow thicker. Getting rid of them can be quite a task, so you will require the help of a professional team. They use probing cameras to analyse the problems and then solve it with, say, an electric eel, cutters or by using the novel method of a Sanafoam Vaporooter, which uses a herbicide to get rid of the roots, but not the plant.
Leaking taps can result in the loss of hundred of litres of water every month. For you they might just be drips, but these drips collectively make litres of water, which ultimately increases your water bill and wastes precious resources. Toilets have their own set of problems, too, like hot water being flushed out instead of cold. They can also be leaking toilets or leaking toilet tanks, which cause a large loss of water.
Water heaters have problems too, as any other appliance. Water heaters can burst or just plain refuse to heat the water or they can leak. These all need the expertise of a professional plumber who can make it right, even in the middle of the night. Most plumbers will either repair it or will recommend the spare parts or will completely install a new unit for you in case it is unrepairable. Some plumbing services even have services to completely rework your old heaters and get them working again.
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