You may have been told that leaks and clogs are inevitable. That at some point, you’ll have to deal with them. Yes, this is true, but it doesn’t mean you can’t fight them off for as long as possible!
Along with following good practices (like not putting fats and oils down the drain), we can think of a few plumbing services that can go a long way in assuring your safety and home plumbing performance.
1. Sump Pumps
Flooding is one of Mother Nature’s destructive forces. Heavy rainfall can turn your basement into a swimming pool, as well as damaging the walls and floor and all of your belongings. But there’s nothing we can do to prevent nature from wreaking havoc, right?
Not entirely. While we can’t promise it’ll fend off a tsunami, sump pumps can go a long way in keeping your basement and crawl spaces free of flooding. They’ll pump out several dozen gallons of water before you ever see the risk of a flood in your home. Best of all, sump pumps are one of the easiest preventive products you can buy. They’re small, not too difficult to install, and can be easily tested by pouring water on it.
2. Video Pipe Inspection
Video pipe inspection is almost like something out of a spy movie. It consists of a long cable and a tiny camera and light at the end of it. The cable is fed into your drain camera-end first, and the plumber is able to see the image on a monitor, in real-time.
Have video pipe inspection scheduled as part of your regular maintenance to have your plumber in Richardson, TX search every inch of your drains. They’ll be able to see leaks and clogs long before they ever become a real problem.
3. Hydro Jetting
Drain cleaning is one of the best preventive plumbing services you can have performed on your home. Keeping your drains clean helps keep your home sanitary and in good working order.
A clogged kitchen sink will force you to put your dinner plans on hold. A clogged bathroom sink or shower will be inconvenient for your guests and embarrassing for you.
Luckily, all it takes to keep your drains in good shape is a simple hydro jetting. The hydro jet is a hose with a nozzle at the end. It shoots a highly pressurized stream of hot water. The jet is fed into your drain and it will blast away all the grease and grime before it can form into a clog.
4. Water Testing
Finally, we recommend water testing as a preventive service that can go a long way in maintaining your health (and possibly your plumbing).
Just because you get your water from a municipal supply doesn’t mean it can’t contain contaminants. In fact, most contaminants seep into your water supply after the water has left the treatment plant.
A water test will be able to tell you if your water has any such contaminants, including bacteria, chemicals, dirt, and minerals. If necessary, we’ll be able to set you up with a good water treatment system.