The latest news and innovations in plumbing industry
When you think about technology and innovations, you don’t think about plumbing out of all other industries. But in reality, the plumbing is one of the industries that profits from changes more than some other industries. New additions to plumbing make it easier and safer to bring cold and hot water in homes, and some of those innovations reduce the waste of the water, which is always a good thing.
Technology and eco-friendly approach to plumbing
Last several years brought an environmental approach to plumbing innovations with the aim to save as much water as possible. This method was inevitable due to dwindling clean water reserves. New technologies bring changes that work on reusing dirty water in a safe way and using less water to perform chores that used to waste a lot of it.
The eco-friendly approach is already present in plumbing. Going eco isn’t expensive as some think, and it’s a better option, in the long run, you will save a lot of money. This means that you won’t have to compromise when it comes to water use.
The green products are already popular and more people ask for them than it was a case before. We also offer green solutions for plumbing issues for those that ask for them. We also like to recommend them to people who didn’t hear anything about advantages that green products bring.
The battle between Green and technology doesn’t exist
Some people think that going green means refusing all technological additions to plumbing. This isn’t true as these two things work well together. No sane person would give up on advantages of technology and gadgets it brought. Those devices may increase the use of electricity, but they have little to no influence on the use of water. The green innovations complement those gadgets, and they reduce water waste in the same matter as they do that in bathrooms and kitchens that have no advanced devices. Plumbing is all about bringing comfort and functionality into the life. We aren’t Spartans, and we don’t want to strip you out of the useful gadgets, we want to give you the best possible service while making sure that it follows the green codes.
Burst pipe – causes and the extent of damage it does
Pipe bursting is one of the most common problems in plumbing. It happens on a regular basis, especially with pipes that were installed several decades ago. Other issues will also cause pipes to burst which causes problems an amateur can’t fix quickly. That can cause thousands of damages to the household, and if it isn’t fixed well, it will happen again shortly.
The causes that can lead to pipe bursting
The best possible way for a pipe to burst is if freezes. This means that water goes bellow the freezing point and its contraction causes the pipe to break. This type of accident won’t cause as much damage as the majority of the water is frozen. But water pressure can still force excess water to rush through a crack in a pipe which can do extensive damage to the property (even a one-eight inch crack will leak over 250 gallons of water just in one day).
The pipe freezing won’t cause it to burst if the pipe is properly insulated. Older pipes that have zero insulation, as well as plastic pipes that aren’t as advanced as they make them now, are highly susceptible to freezing.
Other causes of burst pipes – Hard water
Freezing temperatures aren’t the only reason of bursting pipes; some other factors can cause it. You might not believe it, but hard water can also cause this problem. As you probably know the hard water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium. The high percentage of these two minerals isn’t harmful to humans; some even have benefits of consuming it. But the pipes don’t handle well this kind of water as these minerals build up within them. The build-up will slow the flow of the water which is a giveaway of the problem on which you should react. The build-up can close the pipe and cause a pipe to burst. It can also corrode some pipes and make holes that will leak water. In either case, the low water flow should alarm you. Calla professional to replace the pipes as that is the only solution in this case.
Other issues exist, but they aren’t easily preventable
Other causes can lead to burst pipes, but in general, you can’t notice or prevent them. You won’t see a bad installation until it’s too late. This kind of issue isn’t for amateurs so don’t even try to fix it as you might make it even worse.
How to deal with small plumbing problems without any help
A plumber is professional when it comes to plumbing, and they won’t just fix an issue they will make sure that it doesn’t happen again shortly. But if you call a plumber for every single problem then you will have to take loans just to cover the fees.
It’s better to learn how to fix small plumbing problems as you will save some cash. This applies to small issues, so if there is a problem you can’t recognize, or you don’t have tools to fix it, then call us, and we will send a professional to sort it out.
Plunger – The most useful plumbing tool
The plunger is the first tool you should use if there is a clogged toilet or a drain. It will sort the majority of the problems, and you won’t have to take apart the pipe system. The plunger will also tell you the nature of the problem, whether it is a grease or clump of hair.
You don’t have to buy an expensive plunger; a regular one will do the job. Do wear gloves and a mask for protection, as toilets and drains are home to bacteria that could cause sickness if it comes in contact with your skin. If plunger fails to solve the issue after a couple of tries, then it’s time to call professionals.
Other plumbing problems and how to fix them
A very annoying problem is a leaky fixture. It wastes water and makes people crazy due to sound it creates. You can try to repair the faucet that leaks with a bit of knowledge and a couple of tools. Remove the valve handle and tighten the nut which is located at the base. Return the handle and check whether the issue is fixed. If that is the case, then call a professional as some parts will have to be changed.
If a pipe bursts then you can fix it with a c clamp and a bit of rubber. You will have to close the water before that. This is just a temporary solution, so be sure to change the pipe or call someone else to do it.