Plumbing Advice from the Pros: Roto-Rooter

Plumbing Advice from the Pros: Roto-Rooter

Just like getting your car serviced every few thousand miles is extremely important for future use, a full and comprehensive house inspection is essential to staying on top of future plumbing maintenance. As a homeowner, however, there are so many different parts of a house to maintain, which can quickly get overwhelming. Luckily, Roto-Rooter offers plumbing expertise and is a leader in the industry. Since 1935, we have set the standard for outstanding customer service, products and professional knowledge. With all the know-how we have about plumbing in Fresno, take the following into consideration to see how far a little plumbing knowledge can take you.

Leaky faucets are a mess. They leak water day and night and are responsible for more than just an annoying sound. In fact, one drippy faucet alone can waste up to $20 of water a month. With a few of those around a house, you're looking at more substantial bills to pay. Leaky faucets are, however, very easy to fix. First, turn off the water to the faucet. Next, use a wrench to loosen the nut holding the faucet head in place. Once it is loosened enough to remove, take a look inside. You will notice a small sealant washer sitting against the seat. This little washer acts as a switch letting water through, as well as, holding it back when in the off position. Over time, water can start to seep through and warp the piece. If you notice this is the case, simply replace it with something fitted in its place and your leak should disappear.

Frozen pipes can cause a lot of stress during the winter months. As the temperatures drop, frozen water starts to form inside exposed waterlines. While the ice may seem like the culprit, you will notice the cracks in pipes actually form in places where there is no ice at all. This is because as the ice forms, small pockets of air get caught. As the pressure builds, the air is forced under pressure to burst through a pipe, forming a crack or shattering the line altogether. To prevent this from happening this year, all you have to do is beef up the insulation in your walls and wrap exposed pipes with a little extra insulation.

For more information about plumbing in Fresno, give Roto-Rooter a call today.

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