4 Times You Need Residential Plumbing Services

Some homeowners have a plumber’s number saved in case a pipe bursts or little Billy gets his GI Joe into a sticky situation with a toilet tidal wave (again)—or maybe you just call the first plumber you can find in an emergency. This isn’t the smartest move. You have a go-to professional for your car maintenance, your hair, and your health, so why not your pipes? Reputable plumbers can do a lot more than snake drains and play the hero when the basement floods. Choosing a plumber during an emergency situation is never a good idea. You’re stressed, you might overpay, and you don’t research their reputation or check that they are licensed. Building a relationship with a plumber is a good idea because just like every other part of your home, regular maintenance is key to prevent unnecessary repairs and urgent situations. Check out these four times you might need a residential plumber and start your research today. Every autumn for TLC Going into the winter months means more than pumpkin spiced lattes and holiday decorations. Your pipes are about to get a workout and might need new insulation sleeves, heating tape or repairs. You should also make sure that your water heater is up to par and won’t leave you with frostbite indoors. A routine fall checkup can help you with the following and more.
  • Avoid frozen and burst pipes
  • Ensure you have water
  • Check for existing leaks before they get out of control
When shopping for a water heater There are seemingly endless types of water heaters out there. Whether it’s time for a replacement or you’re custom building a brand new home, choosing the wrong one can cut your indulgent showers short—or leave your family giving you the stink eye when there’s no hot water to do the dishes, wash their face or take a bath. Not only do water heaters come in different sizes, they also come in a plethora of options, such as:
  • Conventional storage
  • Heat pump
  • Tankless (also known as on-demand)
  • Solar
  • Tankless coil/indirect
A plumber can expertly install your new water heater, repair one that’s acting up, and even help you choose the best one for your needs. Plus, the plumber isn’t getting any commission on that sale, so you know he or she has your best interest at heart. When the water pressure is embarrassingly low Does it take you 30 minutes to shampoo your hair because the water pressure is barely working? That can be a sign that a tank or pipe is clogged—and you need an immediate fix before you shower diminshes to a trickle. It can be tough to recognize low water pressure since it often slows down over time. However, if you think there’s a problem, a plumber can offer a fast and efficient analysis. When you’re buying a property Plumbing is the skeleton of the home, and the vast majority of the system is tucked into walls or underground where you can’t see it. However, “bad pipes” aren’t just costly—they’re potentially dangerous. Particularly with older homes, the pipes might be in such bad shape that metals and other debris is sloughing off and right into your tap water. Other times, the main line or septic tank might be about to die, and that’s several thousand dollars to fix. A proper home inspection should be required and include a comprehensive plumbing check. Are you sure it’s taken care of? You wouldn’t buy an expensive car without getting an inspection—don’t take a risk with your future property. Having a plumber in your corner can save you headaches and serious cash down the road, and that’s exactly what you deserve. Look around for residential plumbing services in Norristown PA.

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Home Renovation Expectations: Knowing What's To Come

When I bought my first house, I did it with the expectation of needing to do some remodeling. I wasn't, however, prepared for how complex the renovation process was. From upgrading the retaining walls to adding cosmetic features like the stone patio, I was inundated with decisions to make and materials to select. I wished that I had known how much was involved from the beginning so that I could be better prepared. That's when I decided to use what I'd learned to help others better prepare for their own remodeling projects. I hope the information here helps you to see what you can expect as you get ready to expand your property or renovate the existing space.

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