A dripping faucet in your kitchen (or anywhere else in your home) is more than just an annoyance. A dripping faucet can corrode your sink, corrode drain basins, wear away your pipes and waste hundreds of gallons of water and dollars per year. According to the US EPA, on average, leaks can cause almost 10,000 gallons of wastage in a home every year – enough to fill a swimming pool!
There is nothing worse than opening up your dishwasher to find water at the bottom.
Backflow is a movement of dirty water in the reverse direction through clean water lines. In the normal plumbing process, potable or clean water flows under pressure through municipal water lines to your businesses. Having clean water entering your commercial property is imperative for a properly functioning plumbing system. A backflow of dirty water can be contaminated with hazardous materials such as fertilizers, pesticides, chemicals, feces, and other toxins. This can cause serious health hazards if left unchecked. Backflow can occur at any cross-connection point between potable and non-potable water in the plumbing system and can cause damage to your business as well as your plumbing system.
If you own a business, a properly working plumbing system is vital. Having a good preventative maintenance program to keep drains clear will minimize and prevent plumbing issues. NRH Plumbing’s skilled commercial plumbers can handle all of your commercial plumbing needs. Call 612-900-7728 for free estimates.
Based on manufacturer’s suggested life, a water heater may need replaced every 8 to 12 years. If your water heater is leaking or not heating, you may want to consider replacing it. With advancements in technology, there are more choices on the market. While you can replace your water heater with a similar unit, you may want to consider additional features. For example, you may choose to increase or decrease the unit’s holding capacity to accommodate a changing family. Or, you may opt to go tankless.
Your home is vented to allow air to enter the pipes as water drains away. When enough air enters the vent, water and waste will drain properly. Vent pipes are installed in your home plumbing system and extend from the drainpipes up through the roof to provide that passage. Venting is important to your entire water system. For example, proper venting allows your toilet to swirl and empty quickly when it’s flushed. However, if the venting doesn’t let enough air in, you may hear the sink gurgle when you flush the toilet. Venting also allows sewer gases to escape and prevents them from building to dangerous levels inside your home.
If you suspect a leak in your toilet, you should test it right away. The toilet is the largest consumer of water in your home and generally accounts for over 25% of the total water you use! There are some simple steps you can take to test a toilet for leaks.
Most bathroom drain clogs are the result of dirt, hair and even skin flakes combined with soap scum. This nasty combination can build up on the walls of drain pipes and reduce water flow. Bathroom drains clog gradually. If possible, try to improve water flow before you have a major clog.
While it may be fun to test the capacity of your garbage disposal, not all kitchen scraps are meant to be disposed of using your sink garbage disposal.