If you take good care of your plumbing, you might never have to call a plumber to clear out a clog. However, you may still need professional plumbing help at some point if a pipe bursts or if you need to install new fixtures. Here are some important services plumbers offer that you may need as a homeowner.
1. Find A Hidden Water Leak
A pipe leak is always annoying, but it's even worse if you're not able to figure out where the leak is located. A plumber has leak detection equipment they can use to find a leaky pipe that's under the soil, under your home's foundation, or behind a wall.
If your home has mold, a musty odor, an increase in pests, or a high water bill, you may have a water leak. Bring in a plumber to track down the leak so they can repair it and save your home from water damage.
2. Plan The Installation Of New Plumbing Lines
If you want to make a bathroom bigger and move a toilet or add a shower, it's a good idea to work with a plumbing contractor so you understand what's involved and so you get good advice on where to place the new pipes for the lowest cost.
A plumber may need to do all of the work later, but bringing in a plumber during the planning stage could be important and save you from having to undo work you've completed later on.
New pipes have to be installed during specific phases of renovation, and it could be less work and a lower cost if pipe installation is done at the right time instead of later when walls are completed and they have to be opened back up.
3. Repipe Your Entire Home
If your plumbing is old, it might be corroded and near the point where major leaks are likely to happen. You'll want to change your pipes before then, and a plumber can help you choose the right replacement pipes and the method for installing them.
Replacing all the pipes in your home is disruptive, but a plumber can often snake pipes under a floor or through a wall with the least amount of disruption possible. Getting all-new plumbing can eliminate fears over pipe leaks that cause your water bill to skyrocket and your home to sustain water damage.
4. Install A Remote Spigot Or Fountain
If you want a spigot by your garden or a relaxing fountain near a shade tree in your backyard for a scenic view and to water birds, you may want a water line hooked into your home plumbing and connected to your new water feature.
A plumbing contractor can run a water line in a trench to the location you desire and hook it up to a spigot. This is convenient if you work in your yard a lot and you don't want to run back and forth to the house to get clean water. For more information, contact a plumber near you.
When you have a plumber come work on your home, we hope you thank them. Really, you should be thanking any contractor who works on your home, but we are a little partial to plumbers and happen to think they deserve a little more recognition. After all, the stuff inside the pipes they work on doesn't usually smell very good. And even though they wear gloves, they have to get pretty close to it! If you would like to learn a little more about plumbers, then we invite you to read this blog. After learning the basics, you'll really want to thank your plumbers!