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Plumbing: What To Expect 

»Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Plumbing | 0 comments

Plumbing is needed for all homes and will always be used as long as there are pipes and bathrooms in your house. Plumbing is basically the care of your sinks, pipes, toilets, and showers. Plumbers come to your house if you need a problem or if there is something that needs to be checked. There will surely come a time wherein your house is in need of a plumbing assistance in Hilo and here is a basic rundown of what you should expect, when the time comes that a plumber is needed in the house.


Looking for potential hazards and problems in your house with a plumber is essential because you do not wanna prolong a problem because the longer it stays hidden, the worse it gets. The first thing the plumber will do on his inspection of the house is to check the water  pressure. The water pressure test that the plumber will conduct is to check if the water pressure is too low or too high in your house. Is it not annoying when you step into a shower after a hard day at work but when you turn on the shower all that comes out are droplets of water. If it the water pressure is low in the house it may be caused by clogs, small pipes, and water leaks. High water pressure on the other and may lead to bursted pipes that may lead to water damage in the ceilings or household appliances.

Next, is to check the flexible hoses located inside the house. Flexible hoses are very common nowadays as they have replaced copper wires about 10 years ago and are used as an object to move water from the pipes into the sink or wherever the flexible hose is placed. Checking these will save you money from spending on damages due to floods if there is a leak or if the flexible hose was broken in any way.

Testing toilets for leaks is also essential when the plumber comes for a check up on the house because a leaking toilet could totally spike up your water bill by hundreds of dollars, thousands even if left untouched. These toilet leaks are actually one of the most common problems that plumbers encounter because of old or worn out flappers. These problems are one of the easier fixes but should not be done without the presence of a licensed repairman.

Then, the plumber check the drainage of the house. Notice some weird noises coming from the drains that may signify a problem with it and it is important to keep drains clean and well maintained to prevent flooding, bursts, backflow, or leaks. They will check if there are any clogs in the drain or if some drains need to be replaced. If there is a gutter in your house they will also check for some blockages.

These are some of the most common things that plumbers check out when they inspect a house. Calling a plumbing service when you find something out of the norm when it comes to your pipes is the right thing to do and should be done as soon as possible.

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