Fix Drips and Leaks
Do you have an annoying drip in your bathroom sink or shower? Or in your kitchen? Clarksburg Plumbing can help you to quickly resolve any plumbing issue. Whether you need a fixture repaired or replaced, we are here to help you and will fix every problem according to state and local specifications.
Repair or Replace Traditional or Tankless Water Heaters
The average life span of a water heater is 11-13 years. This span can be significantly shorter depending on your water quality. New tankless water heaters use less energy to operate and provide an endless supply of hot water. If you want to improve efficiency, save on utility bills, and have hot water instantly from bath and kitchen faucets, we recommend tankless water heaters for their many advantages. Our plumbers are fully licensed and insured and can help you determine what best fits your needs.
Water Alert System
A water alert system is a way for you to be notified should water be some place other than in the pipes in your home. Some systems are small and simple. They will sound an alarm alerting you to the problem. Other systems are more complex, tie into your water lines and can even engage a shut-off valve, preventing more water from entering. Some of the benefits of these systems are:
- added property protection
- potential insurance savings (discounts or credits)
- integration with home security & automation systems
- protects 24 hours a day while you are home or away
- conserves water
- give you peace of mind
For more information on how these systems can protect your home, call our office today.
Clean and Unclog Interior Drains
Drain backups can be as minor as your sinks draining slowly or as major as having sewage coming back up into your sinks, toilets and showers. Snakes are tools used to go down the drain and break up the debris allowing the fluid to flow freely again. We have various snake sizes to work with the different size drains in your home. A sink drain may just need a hand auger. When the main line in your home, the one that leads outside, is backed up, we will use our biggest snake, the K-150. Drain cleaning fees depend on what size snake we use and how long it takes.
We will always start with the smallest snake to clear your blockage and only bring out the more powerful equipment if necessary. We will clear out the blockage and run water down the drain to ensure it is draining normally. Does this mean you will not have another back-up next week, or month? Not necessarily. It could be that we cleared one blockage, but there is a bigger one down the line that will need to be addressed. The only way we can guarantee a drain clearing for 1 year is to camera your line.
If you are having back-ups in your main line several times over a couple of months, we will recommend that you camera your drain line. This will allow you to see if it is roots or debris that is causing your back-ups and make an informed decision on what to do next.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Drain backups can be tricky things. We may come in, clear a clog at 6 feet and leave with everything draining normally. However, you may have additional backups further down the line that may cause backups again soon after we leave. The only way to guarantee a drain line is clear is to camera the line and see if there is anything else going on.
- In order to get to the clog, we may need to remove a toilet.
- Drain clearing can take time. We always start with the smallest snake that we believe will resolve the issue, however, we may have to pull out the big guns, move to another area of the home or do other things to get the job complete. Our trained professionals will keep you informed as the process continues so you can make informed decisions.
- The biggest challenge to clearing your drains is the age and condition of your pipes. If your waste system is old or corroded, any snaking or jetting can cause the line to be damaged. We do our best to ensure this does not happen, however, we cannot be held responsible if your pipes require additional work due to their current condition.
Repair Sewer and Water Lines
We can repair or replace sewer and water lines using both traditional or trenchless pipe lining. A sewer jet is the perfect tool for cleaning dirt, sludge, and debris from sewers ranging from 4″ through 72″ in diameter. The jet nozzle propels the jet hose up the sewer using high pressure water, while flushing everything back to the point of entry.
If properly designed, constructed and maintained, your septic system can provide long-term, effective treatment of household wastewater. If your septic system isn’t maintained, you might need to replace it, costing you thousands of dollars. A malfunctioning system can contaminate groundwater that might be a source of drinking water. And if you sell your home, your septic system must be in good working order. We can help you to maintain your septic system in good working order.
Sump pumps are used where basement flooding happens regularly and to solve dampness where the water table is above the foundation of a home. Sump pumps send water away from a house to any place where it is no longer problematic, such as a dry well. Usually hardwired into a home’s electrical system, sump pumps may have a backup. Since a sump basin may overflow if not constantly pumped, a backup system is important for cases when the main power is out for prolonged periods of time, as during a severe storm.
There are generally two types of sump pumps — pedestal and submersible. The pedestal pump’s motor is mounted above the sump, where it is more easily serviced, but is also more conspicuous. The pump impeller is driven by a long, vertical extension shaft and the impeller is in a scroll housing in the base of the pump. The submersible pump is entirely mounted inside the sump, and is specially sealed to prevent electrical short circuits.
Sump pumps generally don’t need maintenance, however, they should be checked regularly to ensure the motor is still good and the pump is working properly.
Many homes in our area receive water by private wells which use a submersible pump, a mechanism placed within the well underwater. When you turn on a faucet or a water-using appliance, water is drawn down from the pressure tank and a signal is sent to the water pump to start pumping more water up from the well into the home.
Before getting too concerned about your home’s lack of water, make sure power is running to the water pump. Check that the electrical circuit for the well pump has not tripped. A surge in power, or increased power usage, can trip the circuit. If it doesn’t look like it’s been tripped, turn the circuit on and the off again to make sure.
If you have power and the pump is still not drawing water, we can help you determine the best remedy.