What would you do without water in your home or building, or without a way to drain water in your home or building? Despite that fact that plumbing dates back thousands of years, it arrived on US soil only 100 to 200 years ago. Without plumbing, early Americans had to supply their water by the bucket and empty it on the ground outdoors. Today, plumbing is often taken for granted until something goes wrong.
When Something Goes Wrong
If you own a home or a building, you likely know what can go wrong with your plumbing because you’ve experienced it first-hand. Plumbers in Jacksonville, FL, find that problems generally come in two categories: water supply or waste drainage. Water supply problems can be caused by leaks, low pressure, or simply the fact that plumbing hasn’t been installed yet, such as in newly constructed buildings. Waste drainage problems can also be caused by leaks, as well as clogs or stoppages.
Whether due to leaks or stoppages, plumbing problems can threaten to damage other building components such as floors and carpeting, baseboards and walls, or ceilings. When your plumbing experiences one of these problems, it’s critical that you enlist the help of professional plumbers to minimize damage to interior finishes.
New Plumbing Work
Plumbers are often needed when new plumbing needs to be installed for building renovations or new additions. Renovations may require replacing old, outdated plumbing such as iron pipes and lead drain pipes with new copper or PVC plumbing. Plumbers can help design new plumbing systems and make recommendations for updating existing plumbing.
Jacksonville plumbers are often enlisted to perform simple maintenance service on existing plumbing, which can ensure that potential problems are identified before plumbing failure occurs. Maintenance work may include updating plumbing fixtures, such as toilets and faucets, or regular drain cleaning to prevent flooding from a drain stoppage. While some of the common maintenance issues are easily addressed by the do-it-yourself handyman, there is no substitute for a professional plumber’s work.