Plumbing Done Right: Call Roto-Rooter

Plumbing Done Right: Call Roto-Rooter

The plumbing in most homes is done by a professional who was hired because of his experience and knowledge of the trade. However, there are occasions where you find that the work was done by one who did not know or care about the standard building codes. For example, you could encounter a situation where sewer pipe was improperly installed in the crawl space of a home that compromises the integrity of the overall structure.

You should never assume that implements have been installed correctly when you buy a home. Many times in previously used homes, owners have tried to lower costs by doing projects themselves or have hired workers who do not know the proper way to install a particular implement. If standard building codes are not followed, the safety and well-being of those living in the home may be compromised.

If you are suspicious that something has been done in your new home that does not meet code, you have recourse. You can simply call a professional to come in and do it correctly. Perhaps a Roto-Rooter technician will need to be contacted to fix an improperly installed tub or toilet. If you have recently purchased the home, you may have recourse in having the previous owners bear all or some of the cost of the needed repairs.

As a matter of safety and your peace of mind knowing things are installed correctly and are in good working order, here are a few tips concerning individual fixtures that may be helpful.

  • Air Conditioner/Furnace. Your air conditioner should reduce the humidity in your home at the same time it is cooled. With the thermostat set properly, your home should be comfortably cool, but not cold. Your furnace should cycle with no noise. If you are using a gas forced air unit, which is common in most modern homes, there should absolutely be no smell of natural gas. If there is, turn off the furnace and gas supply and contact the gas company immediately.
  • Sump Pump. Your pump should be tested periodically. This is done by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. The water should disappear within a few seconds. The working parts on the sump system should be free of corrosion and hard water deposits. Check the pit screens to make sure they are free of debris.
  • Water Heater. Your water heater should be flushed every few years to rid the tank of sediment.

If you have problems with any of your major plumbing appliances, be sure to contact Roto-Rooter as soon as possible to repair or replace the damaged or broken implements.

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