Your plumbing is much like an automobile; it requires regular maintenance in order to function properly. However, most of us simply ignore it until something goes terribly wrong. Regular maintenance in bathrooms and kitchens can save you money by preventing expensive repairs. Your plumbing will also operate more efficiently and this can result in reducing your water usage.
Hot Water Heater Maintenance
Many homeowners do not know that if there hot water heater tank rusts out in the bottom, it can overflow. There’s nothing worse than coming home to flooded carpets. Furniture and other items sitting in the floor can be ruined. Water heaters can also burst or explode and this can be very dangerous if anyone is standing nearby.
Professionals recommend annual check-ups for water heaters that are more than five years old. At Faulkner Plumbers, we often find that valves, seals or gaskets are leaking on older hot water heaters. The floor around the unit may be permanently damaged and most homeowners say they had no idea there was a problem.
Plumbing Fixtures: Kitchen
No one likes a leaky faucet and even though this is a very easy DIY project, most homeowners will put the repairs off as long as possible. The good news is that our rates are so low at Faulkner Plumbers that you can afford to have a licensed plumber come out and do the work properly. We will check all the fittings in and around the sink and under the sink to make sure everything is secure and working properly.
Plumbing Fixtures: Bathroom
Got a leaky shower head? Many homeowners do say that the tub faucet leaks a bit but they aren't too worried about it. Most leaky faucets simply need new seat washers. There are about 6 steps to follow to get the job done right, beginning with turning the water off under the sink or to the entire bathroom. There are several different types of faucets, including compression, cartridge, ball type and ceramic disk. The repair technique varies according to which kind you have.
This is everyone’s least favourite plumbing issue. The drain always seems to get clogged right in the middle of dinner when friends are coming over for the evening. This is embarrassing and makes it difficult to finish cooking your food. Bathroom tub drains frequently get clogged as well and this is usually due to clumps of hair. If feasible, it’s best to have a strainer to catch this so that it doesn't wind up in pipes.
Call A Pro!
If you don’t have the right tools and experience, then it’s best to call an experienced plumber. Faulkner Plumbers has many years of experience and highly trained teams that can handle any type of plumbing emergency. We are licensed and insured and back all our work with exceptional guarantees. Next time you need a good plumber, please give us a call. We respond to service calls very quickly and never up charge or overcharge for services.