5 Common Services Plumbers Offer


Homeowners across the country have taken to calling on Plumber Fremont CA more often in the last few years because of the rising cost of living. Problems like blocked sewers, leaking pipes and clogged drains are a fact of life for most homeowners. The good news is that there are many affordable plumbing services available. In fact, some of the best plumbing services can be had at prices as low as one hundred dollars.

Basic plumbing installation can be done by any do-it-yourselfer. Homeowners report spending anywhere from an hour to several hours on basic plumbing repairs or replacement. This may include fixing a clogged drain, installing an underground bathroom sink or faucets, or repairing a leaking pipe. Basic maintenance calls for routine testing to make sure pipes are not leaking. Often this requires digging down in the ground and checking for any cracks or other problems.

A homeowner can also call a plumber to install new water heaters for an existing home. A plumber can check for leaks around fixtures, replace lost pumps, or install new hot water heaters. Some plumbers even provide emergency hot water service.

Plumbing fixtures and fittings are inspected by the plumbing department before installation and must meet current building codes. In some cases, this means the plumber will have to remove the building codes’ safety requirements for the fixture. This can get very expensive because codes must always be followed. The cost of the inspection and the removal will depend on the size of the pipe being replaced and the contractor’s fee schedule. Some plumbers are willing to perform all the work under one roof so they can offer installation, both under building codes and the local homeowners association (often at a discounted rate).

One of the most common plumbing repairs is updating the plumbing fixtures inside a bathroom or kitchen. New toilets use natural rubber soles to absorb liquid from the bowl and prevent it from leaking out. Toilets and sinks came with flanges made of copper to prevent the pipes from becoming clogged with hair, dust, food particles, and small rocks. Pipes that are used to connect the drain to the toilet often have rubber tips. The most common types of plumbing fixtures in bathrooms or kitchens include:

Jet Vacuum Sewer System: Most households have a jet vacuum sewer system installed in a closet or attached to a septic tank. A clogged sewer line causes sluggish drainage that eventually causes sewage damage. A plumber unplugs the drain, removes the blockage, expands the pipe, ties the end of the new pipe to a strap, and replaces the old drainage system with the new one. A jet vacuum is designed to suck up debris, such as hair, dust, soil, and dry leaves, from the pipes. Plumbers often use ultraviolet light to kill bacteria and germs that may be present. After the plumbing is cleaned, the jet vacuum is removed and the system is reinstalled in the same location.

Septic Tank Tiles: Septic tank tiles are installed over soil or concrete to prevent sludge from entering the tank. A septic system is similar to a sewer system in that it also has a drain and a sewer pipe. These drains and pipes are composed of concrete, terra-cotta clay, or fiberglass, depending on the application. In some areas where there is limited room for installing drains and sewer pipes, a plastic drain liner is laid instead of the clay or terra-cotta.

Pipe Bending: If a sewer line breaks in a basement or on a house’s roof, plumbers often install piping around the area. The plumbing connects the sewage line to the house to the sewer line. The plumbers then repair the pipes by welding them together or cutting them out. A sewer line trench is usually big enough for one person to walk through.

Rosemary Oliver