Water lines are the veins of the water supply system, the most important component. This means that their maintenance is of utmost importance, and should never be ignored or pushed back. Same is the case for repair and replacement, because letting a problem fester is never a good thing.
What Is The Function Of Water Lines?
To put it in simple words, water lines are responsible for carrying water to different parts of your home. The water in your home comes from the main line of water supply buried underneath the ground and are connected to water heater. From there, the line splits off in two ways, the cold and the hot water. The cold water line is directly connected to all the appliances in the building, and will reach then without any delay, but the hot water will first take some time to become hot and then will reach the devices for use.
Types Of Pipes In Water Lines:
The most commonly used types of water lines are PVC, CPVC and PEX pipes, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.
• PVC Pipes:
PVC pipes, made of polyvinyl, are the first choice for residential use due to their affordable price and easy to adjust size and ability to be fitted without any fuss. The biggest advantage of these pipes is that they are rust resistant, durable and will last for a long time. But this type cannot be used for carrying hot water, as it is vulnerable to higher temperature liquid and will easily break, nor for the water used for drinking applications, as the corrosion due to exposure to UV rays can cause harmful micro plastics to mix with the water, rendering it useless for human consumption.
• CPVC Pipes:
Although much more expensive than the PVC, CPVC pipes are preferred because they can be used for carrying water fit for human consumption. Although they are replacing the copper pipes readily enough, these flexible pipes cannot withstand cold, and will crack after freezing in the colder season.
• PEX Pipes:
One of the most commonly used type in the modern homes, REX pipes are extremely durable, flexible, perfect for retrofitting and remodeling, and most important of all, it trumps over both PVC and CPVC in terms of its ability to withstand colder and warmer temperatures without getting damaged. It does not requires glue to hold up, but it does need specialized tools for handling, and need a copper or CPVC pipe to connect with the water heater as these pipes cannot be connected directly with the heater.
Other types include copper and galvanized steel pipes, but have become outdated in recent decades.
Why Maintaining Water Lines Is Necessary?
Prevents Further Damage:
It is not unusual to hear about bursting pipes and flooding, and the reason is almost always poor maintenance. Like we mentioned earlier, these lines are the veins of your plumbing system, which means that they need all the care they require. Regular maintenance can help you catch any problems and nip them in the bud before they turn from minor to major annoyances. You will be able to learn which sections need repair, replacement or just a simple tune up.
Lower You Water Bill:
Who likes to pay more bills than their water consumption rate? Absolutely no one. But the poor maintenance can force you to do this.
Prolong The Life:
Any device needs proper care and maintenance to stay functional for a long time, and same is the case with maintaining water pipe lines.
Rusting pipes can leave the water unfit for the human consumption. Not only that, there can be some dangerous contaminants mixed up with water if the pipes crack or clog, making it very unhealthy.
Save Your Money:
Running regular repair and maintenance will never harm you, but ignoring the poor conditions and poor maintenance will definitely do that. After all, doing the repair and maintenance now will cost you a few dollars, but replacing the entire sections of water lines will cost you a lot more.
Catch The Leaks:
By now, you might be familiar with the damages caused by leaks. Mold infestation, smell, corrosion, rusting, wastage of water and high water bill are just some of the side effects, not counting the ignorance of a bigger hidden problem.
Why Choose LifeTime Sewers And Drains For Water Line Maintenance And Repair?
Not For An Amateur:
Plumbing work might not seem like it, but it is delicate. If you try to do it yourself, chances are that you will botch the whole thing before you could even understand what the problem is. LifeTime Sewers and Drains employee the best qualified and experienced plumbers that the field has to offer.
Diagnosing Is Easy:
Our plumbers are highly qualified for the job, and have enough experience to diagnose the problem in a timely fashion. After diagnosing the system, they will start the maintenance right away without wasting any time.
Go For Reliability And Safety:
You can cast away all of your fears, and just relax, as our plumbers are certified with real history, and they use the proper equipment and follow all the safety regulations to give you and your family a peace of mind.
Prolong Its Life:
As we have mentioned above, our professional and seasoned plumber will always keep an eye out for problems other than the required maintenence. Not only that, they will also be able to handle any unexpected mishap that might occur during the repairing process.
Save Your Money:
If you hire a self-employed plumber, chances are that you will be charged more than the project demands. In fact, there is a sure possibility that you will be ripped off, as they can demand the money for even coming to your home.
Even compared to other companies, LifeTime Sewers and Drains offer more affordable rates with discounts for recurring clients.
At The End:
All you have to do is to book our services. We will take it from there so you can sit back and relax while we are working on it for you. So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to make an appointment with us and play your part in making sure that your house is a safe and comfortable space for you and your family.