If you live or work indoors, you’ve experienced occasional plumbing emergencies. From the simple leak that requires a new faucet washer to the catastrophic sewage backup, they all require professional inspection and professional repair. The professionals for the job are licensed plumbing technicians that handle everything from the water that enters your home and the gas that heats it to the sewage lines and tank that takes it all away each day. But there are significant factors working against the consistent flow of your homes Seattle Plumber water flow and they include: the time, the materials that were used and the amount of use itself.
All household functions are constantly degrading with time. The pipelines are not an exception; they are generally leading the pack. If they were installed prior to your ownership of the home, without your approval during renovations or by a contractor claiming to know plumbing, you will never be sure of the quality of the materials until damage occurs, and it will. Faulty or inadequate materials and installation mishaps are the number one cause of pipeline disasters. They are far more likely to collapse, burst or even become fragmented under the pressure of performing their work, especially if they do not meet construction standards. They may not be the adequate size for water entrance or waste water removal, or they are not cut, connected or at the right angles in order to sustain their functions over time.
The most prevalent plumbing concern has been and always will be the infamous clog. It is not so much about the common clog that inevitably occurs over time each year in old homes but the specifics of what has caused the clogged pipeline in the first place. Yes, they are usually caused by a gradual build up and sometimes by one particular substance that cannot breakdown in the pipe like too much tissue paper or paper towels or an actual towel. More often than not pipes gradually become clogged because of a slow coating process. The pipes are coated by greasy substances and then as a few hair pins slip down the drain or a paper towel is accidentally flushed along with hair grease during daily washings, it can become a tight wall for water to get around. It pipe has to be opened and cleaned before any repairs can be made.
Lastly, residents with frequent pipeline issues rarely ever ask for tips on how to avoid fixture and wastewater catastrophes. A licensed plumber can keep the entire household informed of good pipeline habits that will keep the lines cleaner longer and prevent emergencies in the future. This includes paying close attention to what goes down the drain and warning signs early on so the proper help can be received.