Water Lines and Piping

waterEvery home has a water line that delivers fresh water and every home is going to have a leak in their water line at some time.

This line may come from the city meter or from a well, or even from a community water system. This line is called a “water service”. Your water service may be made of copper, Galvanized steel, Polyethylene, or PVC.

The effective lifespan of these different materials vary greatly. Our technicians are trained to locate the area of the leak and determine if repair or replacement is necessary. Should you choose to replace the line (most commonly selected option), we can get this job done in quickly so you have the least amount of inconvenience possible. Also, we have the ability to install the new line with minimal disruption to your landscape.

Even past your main water line, pipes leak – we can handle it.

Our technicians have years of experience to draw from in finding and repairing leaks inside your home. Most of the time only a small hole is required pinpoint the source and repair the problem.  Our licensed plumbers can repair all types of pipes in any location of your home.

Older homes will need to be repaired. Our licensed and professional plumbers can carefully plan the new system for you and keep demolition of your walls and ceilings to a minimum. Quite often we can install piping in existing chases or hollow areas, and reuse the existing holes. With new plumbing pipes, you not only increase the value of your home, but it becomes a joy to bathe and cook with bountiful amounts of fresh clean water.

Whatever option you choose, you can be sure that the job will be done quickly, professionally and correctly at a price that you approve up front!

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Got Tankless?

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Thinking about going tankless? These cost effective water heaters have a leg up on traditional units. Tankless water heaters are smaller, allowing for installation in tight spots. Plus, they produce water the moment you need it rather than relying on storage, which means your home has a fresh, endless supply of hot water available.

 

  • The Benefits:
  • Up to 40% energy savings
  • Eligible for energy-efficient home improvement tax credits
  • Flexible installation options and significant space savings
  • Endless fresh hot water produced at a consistent, safe temperature
  • Energy efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions
  • Digital controls offer precise temperature management for safety and comfort
  • Long life span – 20 years or more
  • Reduced risk of flooding compared to conventional tank water heaters

Call us today for your tankless Water Heater Installation needs.

Sewer Line Repair and Replacement

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While most stoppages can be taken care of with a drain cleaning machine, sometimes we find that the main drain is broken and needs to be repaired to solve your problem. Drain lines can be affected by tree roots, shifting earth, ground water, etc. Our experts can electronically locate the affected area and dig down to make the necessary repairs.

Often it is more cost effective to replace the sewer line at the first sign of trouble. Continually clearing the line year after year can cost thousands and as long as the line repair is not addressed the potential for a back up into your home is always a possibility. We offer conventional replacement, Trenchless replacement, and if your drain line problem is caught early enough, pipe lining could be an option.

Tips & Maintenance: Home Safety

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Never store flammables in the vicinity of a furnace, boiler, or water heater, especially one with a standing pilot light. This is a more common mistake than you may think, because basements and utility rooms are commonly used as storage areas as well. Some combustibles that people often don’t recognize are swimming pool chemicals and many household cleaners.

The most common household injuries occur from falls, which are blamed for more than 8,000 U.S. deaths a year. Bathtub and shower stall slips account for more than 160,000 documented injuries each year, and many more that go unreported. Non-slip bath mats and grab bars are important safety measures for any house. South West Plumbing can help with installation of these types of safety measures.

More and more homes have carbon monoxide detectors, which is good. Many of them have them installed in the vicinity of CO-emitting appliances, which is bad. You want them installed near bedrooms. The biggest risk from CO occurs when people are sleeping.

Tips & Maintenance: Heating

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Furnace filters ideally ought to be changed four times a year, and certainly at least twice a year. Yet, heating technicians routinely encounter furnaces where the filters haven’t been changed in years. Ask your South West Plumbing technician about a new “permanent” filter or possibly an “electro-static” air filter. At South West Plumbing, we can take care of all of your furnace needs.

During a heating system tune up, these are just a few of the measures we take to ensure added comfort, safety, and energy efficiency to help make winter a warmer experience:

  • Inspect the heater and vent pipe.
  • Clean or replace the filter.
  • Check for ignition or flame failure.
  • Check the motor and fan bearings.
  • Check burners and controls.
  • Check safety controls.
  • Check thermostat.
  • Perform Combustion Analysis.
  • And much more.

An automatic setback thermostat is one of the best investments any homeowner can make. These devices can be programmed to modulate your household temperature for maximum comfort when occupants are present, but conserve energy when everyone is away at school, work, or vacation.

In the immediate aftermath of a major disaster, do not turn lights on or off, use any electrical appliance, or use matches if you have gas heat (or other gas appliances). Instead, you would want to contact South West Plumbing for expert help.