Plumbing Repair: DYI Advice
Are you a hands-on type of person? Do you like to save a dollar anywhere you can? Is common sense important to you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are ready to take on some of your own plumbing. Through the years, Roto-Rooter has seen the worst plumbing catastrophes you could ever imagine. While these issues were solved efficiently by our trained service technicians, the damage done usually added upl. Most of these issues could have been avoided with simple knowledge and a little maintenance. With plumbing repair in Jersey City in great need, we've compiled a small list of repair and preventative ideas to keep your plumbing working great all the time.
- Flooding. Whenever water hits the floor, it is only a matter of time before you have to deal with water damage. Water left on the floor will warp wood and seep into hard to clean places. Moisture can quickly start to form mold. As these mold spores start to break off, you become susceptible to serious health problems. To prevent this from happening, act on any leaks you see as soon as they start.
- Plumbing inspection. Call Roto-Rooter today for a full inspection of your home plumbing. We will be able to reveal your plumbing needs, potential problems and even serious issues needing to be dealt with immediately. Whether or not you hire us to do the job, at least you will know what to watch out for as time goes by.
- Frozen pipes. Every winter, thousands of people experience the pain of frozen pipes. As the temperatures drop, waterlines become susceptible to freezing. As the water inside starts to expand, air pockets become trapped. Under the rising pressure, the air will escape anywhere it can. If there is nowhere to go, the air will actually burst through the side of pipe forming a crack or shattering the pipe completely. To prevent this, make sure you have enough insulation in your walls. Especially along outer walls, pipes should be amply wrapped in insulation to prevent serious freezing from happening.
- Water heaters are expensive. To make them last longer and prevent frequent failure, make sure to only allow softened water to pass through the system. Hard water will erode the insides causing it to eventually break. Using water softener will help your water heater last an extra 10 to 15 years in most cases.
For more information about plumbing repair in Jersey City , call your local Roto-Rooter service center today.