Who Do You Call When You Have a Plumbing Problem?
June 3, 2018
Home owners vary in how they address the problems that occur on their property. There are some who make sure that they address the smallest of clogged drains the second that they occur, but there are others who let problems go until they are an emergency. And while everyone knows that they really should address the small leak in the upstairs bath tub, there are some people who feel like they do not have the time or the money that is needed to call address a problem themselves or to call a professional plumber.
Plumbing repairs are one of the most important tasks in a home or a business. And while there are the rare property owners who feel that they are skilled enough to address plumbing problems, the reality is that there are many jobs from clogged drains to septic tank cleaning that would benefit from the help of a professional.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the many plumbing situations that home and business owners face:
- No one wants to be without functioning indoor plumbing, a convenience that dates back to at least 2500 B.C.
- On average, household septic system should be inspected at least once every three years.
- Statistics show that low flush toilets use about 1.3 gallons per flush.
- More and more property owners are switching because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that the average household will save $90 a year with a low flush toilet.
- A recent study indicated that the average indoor water use in a typical single-family home is nearly 70 gallons per individual, per day.
- Laws were passed in the name of water conservation in the 1990s that brought low flow toilets into production.
- Little drips can become big problems if they are not addressed correctly. For this reason, many people call in a professional as soon as they notice a problem.
- Leaks are not only dangerous, but they are costly as well. In fact, fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save home owners as much as 10% on their water bills.
- Estimates show that 10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water or more a day.
- About 47% of the up to 36,000 sewer overflows that happen annually in the U.S. are caused by grease, fat, and oil buildups.
- Keeping a garbage disposal in good condition can help you make sure that it will continue to perform. For instance, with proper use of a garbage disposal it should runn smoothly for up to 10 years.
When it comes to the value of your property, there is NO SMALL LEAK. In fact, addressing every small plumbing issues, even clogged drains, before they become major problems can help you avoid a costly repair.