A working toilet requires running water, but when that water runs continuously, it means a bigger water bill and an unnecessary dent in your budget. Taking steps to fix toilet problems like this is something that every homeowner should be able to handle, given the relative ease in dealing with the issue.
When it comes to major investments for the average person, few are bigger than purchasing a home. An investment of that magnitude brings with it a vast number of responsibilities, even in the best of circumstances.
Inevitably, issues will crop up during the course of that home ownership, but the problems can be magnified if previously undetected concerns weren’t addressed prior to the purchase. That’s why a plumbing inspection before any sale is agreed upon is one of the wisest courses of action that a homeowner can take.
According to a July 2004 survey conducted for Kohler, about 28 million U.S. households experience a toilet clog each month. 10% of U.S. households have leaks that waste 90 gallons (and more) per day. The IBHS found in a study that plumbing pipes and drain systems were the leading cause of interior water damage, with the average incident costing around $5,000. We’re not telling you this to make you nervous or have you checking your plumbing every 5 minutes, we’re letting you know why it’s important to have the best plumber in Plano on call!… [Read More]
As a homeowner, you want to be aware of emerging technologies that help you take care of your home. Not only does this make you an educated consumer when contacting a potential plumber, it can also help you choose the fastest and least expensive option.
That’s where video pipe inspection comes in. It is likely that staying on top of plumbing technology hasn’t occurred to you, making video pipe inspection a foreign term. Video pipe inspection is an important development in plumbing and can help you deal with any residential plumbing problems you experience.
Video Technology Finds the Exact Location of Problems
Naturally, you hope to never encounter a plumbing problem that’s going to cause a major disruption in your home. A clogged toilet is bad enough. However, many people find themselves with an unexpected plumbing problem and no idea what the source of the trouble is. Unfortunately, many problems originate in places that aren’t easily accessible.
In the past, not know where the problem is has necessitated having your yard destroyed or parts of your home eviscerated during a search and destroy approach. The invention of video pipe inspection helps limit the damage caused to your home. Plumbers who use video technology are able to locate the exact source of the problem by inserting a video into your plumbing.
The specially made camera is simply pushed along until the problem is found. A device that emits an electronic signal is attached to the camera. Once the blockage or broken pipe is located, a professional plumber will use a location device to pinpoint the exact location.
Minimal Disruption During Repairs
Using video line inspection, a professional plumber can diagnose and locate just about any plumbing problem you may have in your home.
When your plumber has identified the problem area, they paint an X on the ground above the problem. This limits the scope of damage to your yard. Before, repairs could take days – a large portion of that time just dedicated to finding the problem. Now, video line inspection offers a fast and inexpensive way to locate the problem and work on it in a timely manner. Of course, this is a huge benefit to homeowners faced with unexpected plumbing problems.
How You Can Apply Your Knowledge
In the future, ask your plumber if they use video line inspection and the quality of their equipment. A good plumber will stay on top of the latest developments in their industry and be sure to offer the service that is the most efficient for you.
Please join us Saturday, March 14th for the Save Drops Save Watts Workshop sponsored by the City of Plano. Our technicians will be presenting a workshop on how to fix minor plumbing leaks in your home to save water. The event is free – register here: Conservation Corner.
To learn more about other programs offered by North Texas cities, visit this link – North Texas Water Programs.