One of the luxuries we take for granted in modern society is good plumbing. We take it for granted in the sense that most of the time we don’t really think about how convenient it makes our lives until it stops working correctly. Then we start considering what life might be like in a different place or time, where proper pipes don’t whisk away our unwanted waste. And that is not a happy thought.
Keeping pipes in good condition
The first step in ensuring that you will be able to continue to enjoy your luxurious plumbing system is regular, proper drain cleaning, and staying knowledgeable about what is and is not safe to put down the drain. With regular maintenance, hopefully you won’t be looking at an entire sewer repair replacement. However if the sewer has been in place for around 40 years, it is recommended that it be inspected, as it may need to be replaced, even if it seems to be doing just fine.
The latest in sewer repair replacement
Many people today are unaware of a much less invasive process when it comes to sewer repair and replacement. It involves sewer camera inspection to assess the condition of the pipes, and the replacement or mending of pipes without having to dig everything up. This is known as trenchless pipe repair, and this procedure has been a reliable option for more than 10 years. When it comes to sewer repair replacement, it is nice to have the ability to fix the problem without ruining the entire surface area above the pipes, which could add a significant amount of money in repair costs that you are probably not keen on spending.
Other ideas to keep your plumbing in a good state
One obvious action you can take is to take care of any pesky leaks and drips. It’s more than just an annoying sound that might keep you awake at night. It’s the sound of waste. That leak is wasting water, energy and money. For example, a leaky shower head that drips 10 times in one minute is wasting over 500 gallons a year! In an average household, drips like that can add up to over 10,000 gallons every year that is wasted. That is money literally down the drain. Repairing minor issues such as leaks could end up saving a homeowner around 10% on a water bill! And if you’re not sure that you can fix it yourself, not to worry. Of the nearly 400,000 plumbers working around the United States today, one will surely be available to help you out.