Plumbing Tips....

plumbing pageYour water should always be tested for bacteria and/or viruses prior to drinking or use. Moreover, water conditions change from season to season and therefore, it is recommended that you have your water tested periodically by a qualified professional.

Plumbing projects can get messy from time to time. Whether you are upgrading an appliance or fixture, installing new plumbing or repairing old plumbing, it is important that you research what your options are and prepare for a plumber.

If you are planning to take on a home improvement project, the plumbing involved is probably something that is causing you to worry. Whenever you make major alterations to a property, plumbing is usually involved and needs to be done properly.

A LITTLE HISTORY: Plumbers specialize in the installation and maintenance of water systems. Like electricians, plumbers are required to adhere to a national plumbing code on all various aspects of industrial, domestic and commercial plumbing work.

Why you should always choose a licensed and insured plumbing contractor.
Is is really cheaper?
No, specially in these hard times but you have to be careful in how you attempt to save a few bucks. It's not always cheaper to use a handyman or attempt to do it yourself. Plumbing is a skill that takes years to master. While some minor repairs can be done without a great deal of experience and training most aspects of the plumbing system and design in your home can be dangerous to deal with if you don't have the proper knowledge, tools and skills. Not only that but the damages that can be caused can get really expensive. Beware of who you allow to "fix" or "repair" your plumbing, it must be treated with great care. Would you hire someone to perform a surgery on your body if they were not licensed and insured? Doing so could have disasterous consequences. Well not using a licensed and insured plumber is much like that, your home is your biggest investment so dont put it at risk. Use a trusted company that is fully licensed and insured for your project.

Below are some examples of what could happen when you don't use a professional.
Water use and especially unattended Leaks can quickly add up to excessive water bills!

The following shows the amount of water that can be lost for various size leaks...

1 2
15 gal. per day 450 gal. per month A 1/8 in. leak consumes: 3,806 gal. per day
114,200 gal. per month
   
3 4
A 1/16 in. leak consumes: 943 gal. per day
28,300 gal. per month
A 1/32 in. leak consumes: 264 gal. per day
7,920 gal. per month
   
5 6
A 1/4 in. leak consumes: 15,226 gal. per day
456,800 gal. per month
A 1/2 in. leak consumes: 60,900 gal. per day
1,827,000 gal. per month