Plumbing Repairs

How does a plumbing system work?

A residential plumbing system is made up of two (2) separate systems. One plumbing system carries freshwater into the property, and the other plumbing system takes wastewater away from the property. Water entering the property is under pressure. It enters the property with enough pressure to travel throughout the entire building, even in an upward direction. When water comes into the property, it goes through a water meter that registers the amount of usage. The system has multiple shut off valve points, including a main shutoff valve, so that you can stop water flow to some or all of the property. The wastewater removal system relies on gravity to take used water away from the house.

Why are plumbing repairs important?

Water can be extremely damaging to other building materials. If a plumbing repair is not completed, you will run the risk of damaging your property and it's contents. It also will start to develop mold. Mold can be extremely dangerous to the health of the occupants. You should also solve plumbing issues for monetary reasons. A running toilet can use up to 200 gallons of water per day. That will lead to one hefty water bill. It's cheaper to fix a leak now than let the water bill balloon for a long period of time.

What are the sub-services within plumbing repair?

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How much do plumbing repairs cost?

Plumbing repairs vary for a multitude of reasons. At Gerard Plumbing and Heating, we price each plumbing repair by the job and not by the hour.  

What do you do if you think there is a problem?

If the problem is related to the fresh water system where a leak is occurring and you know where the proper shut off valve is, you should close that valve right away. The next step would be to contact a licensed and professional plumber, such as Gerard Plumbing and Heating. They will be able to walk you through any necessary safety steps and schedule an appointment for a plumber to come to your property. It is also important to keep all building materials dry to prevent damage, mold, and mildew.

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