“It’s time to call the plumber” might be some of the most abhorred words in the English language — at least when spoken together. In reality, though, your experience with a plumber doesn’t need to be a negative one. In fact, it can even be a solid investment in your property — if you’re willing to look ahead and not just solve the immediate problem. Let’s review.
Sewers Don’t Last Forever
It’s not something many people think about when purchasing a house — after all, we tend to be more concerned with what we can see and feel, not with what’s under the floorboards — but sewers are an incredibly important, under appreciated part of our everyday lives, and when they start to fail, a lot of problems can result. You can sometimes tack on a few extra years by fixing a pipe here and there, but at some point it will be a good idea to opt for total sewer replacements so that your property is good to go for another 40 years or more. Luckily, sewer repairs and replacements are something plumbing services are experienced in. Today you can even opt for trenchless replacement, which means you can avoid having your lawn dug up and your landscaping utterly destroyed.
Replacing Your Water Heater
The years often pass faster than we realize. You may feel like you just bought your home, only to realize 15 years have passed. In that amount of time, technology has been changing rapidly. Many of the newer products on the market are incredibly energy efficient and work better at the same time. After a while, replacing your water heater rather than simply getting every-other-year repairs will just make sense. In the end, you’ll save a lot more money on the heating bills alone. You can also read up on Energy STAR solutions — a variety of household appliances that the government has approved for energy efficiency. Water heater installations don’t take much time, either!
Sometimes it’s easier to simply ignore a leaky sink or toilet — they might make a bit of noise, but they’re not messing with your life in any real way. That is, until you read your bill. It’s been estimated that correcting leaks can save homeowners up to 10% on their water bills. A faucet that drips once per second can, in fact, cost you 3,000 gallons of water every year — that’s a lot of showers. Opting to get everything fixed at once can, ultimately, save you money in the end.
Would you call a plumber for replacing your water heater, fixing leaks, or getting rid of your old sewer lines?
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