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 force to travel throughout the entire building, even in an upward direction. When water enters the property, it goes through a water meter that registers the amount of usage. The system has multiple shutoff valve points, including the 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 risk damaging your property and its contents. It also will start to develop mold. Mold can be hazardous 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?

bath tub plumbing diagram

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 freshwater system where a leak occurs and you know where the proper shutoff valve is, you should close that valve immediately. 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 essential to keep all building materials dry to prevent damage, mold, and mildew.

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