When Was the Last Time You Had to Call a Plumber?

It did not take a professional plumber to discover the problem your college aged daughter was experiencing in her new apartment. Billed as available housing for anyone, the suite style living space near a major college campus is obviously filled with mostly college aged residents. But when the opening of the completely furnished spaces was delayed by a little more than a month, the construction workers appeared to cut some noticeable corners. On the Sunday afternoon when your daughter was washing the first load of laundry in the apartment, it was fortunate that she stayed home. Within just a few minute of starting the cycle she thought that she heard dripping and ran to the machine to see what was going on. Noticing that water was running all over the floor she quickly shut off the water and called emergency maintenance number.
She was still using every towel that she had to soak up the leak when the maintenance worker arrived and discovered that the drainage house had never been a

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When You Know There’s a LeakSomewhere

So, your water bill has doubled in the last six months? Or that nagging drip from the bathroom faucet wakes and keeps you up? Time for a leak repair. But where to begin?

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. That amounts to about 270 load of laundry each year in every household! Here are some common causes of, and reasons to seek leak repair and other common repairs provided by a plumber.

  • Leak detection.Some obvious areas where water leaks can occur include bathroom and kitchen sinks, exterior pipes and basement pipes. Most of these are detectable from floor puddles or stains, odors or evidence of water stains near the drains at the bases of bathtubs, bathroom sinks and toilets.
  • Hidden leaks from obvious sources of water.Read moreWhen You Know There’s a LeakSomewhere

Learn More About Conserving Your Household’s Water and Energy

American households use a significant amount of water every day. On average, this amounts to 300 gallons. Unfortunately, however, about ten percent of households have plumbing leaks that waste a considerable amount of water. Recent figures show that this amounts to as much as 90 gallons a day.

A Few Facts About Household Leaks

A large percentage of water is wasted due to household leaks. Plumbing Manufacturers International, for example, reported that this amounts to 13.7% of a household’s water usage. Leaky faucets that drip once per second can potentially waste more than 3,000 gallons per year, which is enough for over 180 showers. When shower heads leak ten drips a minute, then this can waste over 500 gallons of water a year. The same amount of water could clean 60 dishwasher loads.

A Few Tips on Water Heater Maintenance

Since households require hot water for showering, washing dishes, cleaning clothes, and other purposes, it’s important to schedule reg

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Calling Upon Local Plumbing Services

Someone who has a plumbing issue that seems to be getting worse can contact a professional plumbing service quickly. They’ll want to make sure that they read the company website’s list of all plumbing services. Usually, they’ll find what they need when they see the plumbing services offered. Some people will need non-standard plumbing service … Read moreCalling Upon Local Plumbing Services

Oh No! What To Do In An Emergency Plumbing Situation

There is no good time to be looking up options for emergency residential plumbing repair service options, but the worst possible time is in the middle of said emergency. Planning ahead to know who you can call when you need help will give you peace of mind and assurance so that when something does go … Read moreOh No! What To Do In An Emergency Plumbing Situation

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