Skip the Hassle and Hire a Plumber for All Your Plumbing Needs

Indoor plumbing has been around for a long time. Ever since around 2,500 B.C. households have enjoyed some sort of indoor plumbing. Fortunately, plumbing technology has advanced over the ages to what we have today. But even with all the modern marvels of modern technology, plumbing emergencies still happen. The plumbing system in the average home is made up of two parts. One part directs fresh water into the home, while the other directs wastewater out of the home. Both systems are susceptible to damages, though. When that happens, local plumbers can help. Whether the plumbing emergency involves a rooter service, water heater maintenance, sewer cleaning, or something else, plumbers specialize in keeping a home’s plumbing system up and running.

What are some of the most common plumbing issues that plumbers tackle, though? For starters, leaky faucets are very common and can happen even when homeowners don’t know they’re happening. Unfortunately, when left untreated leaky pipes and faucets can wreak havoc on a home’s water bill. In today’s day and age, an estimated 10 percent of households in the U.S. have some sort of leak that can water 90 gallons of water each day or more. For example, a shower head that leaks 10 drips of water per minute can waste upwards of 500 gallons of water each year. That’s the equivalent of running 60 dishwasher loads. A leaky faucet wastes even more water. In fact, a faucet that leaks one drip per second can cost a home more than 3,000 gallons in wasted water per year. To put that number into perspective, that’s the equivalent of 180 showers.

Leaks aren’t the only plumbing issue plumbers might tackle. Water heater repairs and maintenance are also common headaches for homeowners, as is sewer and drain cleaning and anything that might require a rooter service. To avoid unnecessary repairs on appliances like water heaters, homeowners should always remember to tackle any routine maintenance their unit might require over the years. When appliances are well care for, they tend not to require as many repairs or premature replacements.

If you or someone you know has a plumbing emergency, don’t delay. Contact a plumbing professional today.

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