If you are a home owner there is a lot to take care of regarding your home – that is, if you want to keep it in the condition it was in when you bought it, or even improve its overall condition. Don’t get me wrong, this can certainly be overwhelming, particularly for the first time home owner. From roof inspections to air conditioning maintenance to sewer repair and more, there are so many things that must be kept in mind when you are the owner of your very own home. It’s liberating, certainly, to own your own place, but it’s a lot of responsibility as well.
Taking care of your sewer system and your plumbing system are particularly important. After all, plumbing is a modern convenience that many of us would not know what to do without. Aside from the occasional camping trip, the average person living here in the United States has never gone for a prolong period of time without access to indoor plumbing. So taking care of your plumbing system, having it regularly inspected, and conducting any sewer repair necessary as soon as you notice that it is a problem is hugely important, and is not something to be neglected or forgotten about.
And having any leaks in your plumbing system fixed, even if they are only minor ones, can be hugely beneficial for the typical household. After all, even having just one small leak corrected can save you an entire ten percent on your yearly water bill, a sum of money that should certainly not be overlooked or discounted in any way, as that kind of money will certainly add up over the course of time. On top of this, you can save as many as three gallons of water a year from just correcting a leaking faucet. As discussed directly above, this is great for your wallet – but it’s also hugely beneficial and helpful to protecting our environment and conserving water, perhaps our most valuable resource. All in all, a total of ten thousand gallons of water are wasted in minor household leaks throughout the United States in just one year. If all of these minor problems were fixed, we could save enough water to do as many as two hundred and seventy full loads of laundry (just to put things in perspective and to put your potential savings into the terms of real life, something that can be hugely helpful for quantifying as well as for qualifying).
Aside from minor leaks (of which there are many), sewer repair can also become necessary, particularly if it is an older one. As practically any plumbing service can tell you, older sewers are not likely to be functioning as well as a more recent one. In fact, there comes a point when sewer repair is no longer sufficient in the long term, with sewer repair acting only as a band aid to a much bigger problem (a mere band aid covering a gun shot wound, so to speak). If this is the case, sewer replacement is likely to be recommended by your local plumbing service. Though this will vary from case to case and you should absolutely take the advice offered by your local plumbing service who is working directly with you, the average sewer should be replaced if it has reached an age of forty years or even more, as after this point it is likely to decline significantly in ability and function, as well as efficiency.
Aside from sewer repair (and other repairs) and minor leaks such as a toilet leak (as many as thirty five percent of all residential toilets will leak at some point) or a water heater leak, a clogged drain is another great reason to call a plumbing professional. Drain cleaning is essential, as the presence of clogged drains in your home can lead to a number of unsavory consequences, such as your pipes backing up and can even, in extreme cases, lead to the need for sewer repair.