Indoor plumbing has been around for a long time – dating back to 2500 B.C. – and we have continued to perfect it in this modern age. Unfortunately, however, plumbing repairs are still sometimes necessary. From clogged drains to septic tank cleaning, plumbing problems are relatively common and should be dealt with as soon as they are noticed for optimal results.
A plumber should be called in most cases that the individual homeowner doesn’t have the knowledge or skill to handle on their own. Plumbing services can deal with small repairs like clogged drains to bigger issues like water leaks. A water leak can be a relatively small fix, but a leak that hasn’t been dealt with can cause a lot of problems. The average family household in the United States uses a lot of water – up to 70 gallons each day, per family member. Using the toilet alone makes up around 30% of the water usage, and that doesn’t even account for all the other times water must be used throughout the day, from taking showers to washing dishes and more. Water leaks are not particularly uncommon – around 10% of homes have a water leak that wastes at least ninety gallons of water a day. This, of course, makes the water bill for the household skyrocket astronomically. Fortunately, however, fixing a water leak can save families up to 10% each month on their water bill, both correcting the problem, conserving water, and cutting costs.
Garbage disposals are another common household appliance, along with clogged drains, that need the assistance of a plumbing service. Garbage disposals can be useful household tools for many years if they are serviced and provided maintenance regularly. They can even last up to ten years – a whole decade. Unfortunately, grease, fat, and oil buildups accumulate to cause almost half of all sewer overflows, almost 40,000 a year.
Because of the possibility and overflow, septic tanks should be checked as well as serviced every few years. Professionals recommend that they be looked at and provided maintenance no fewer than every three.
No matter what the issue with your plumbing, be it an overflowing septic tank caused by a malfunctioning garbage disposal or something as simple as clogged drains, a professional plumbing service can help to diagnose and rectify the problem and help to save you the money that future damage would waste.
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