Plumbing Leaks and Clogs and Pipes

by | Oct 19, 2021 | Plumbing

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Plumbing is one of the most forgotten parts of a home. It is rarely thought about and usually taken for granted until something goes wrong. When a toilet isn’t draining and the water keeps rising, threatening to overflow all over the bathroom floor, the plumbing in Lancaster Pa can fix the problem. Most of the time, it is only a matter of adjusting the float device.

Leaks are something that should be taken very seriously since leaks can leave hidden damage behind walls, possibly causing structural issues to the home or business. The professionals at plumbing in Lancaster Pa can tell the difference between a plumbing leak and a roofing leak. A suspected leak behind a wall or ceiling can be checked by Lancaster Pa plumbers using electronic or infrared technology instead of breaking through the wall. The leak can be repaired by soldering or replacing the pipe.

When it comes to water pipes, copper is one of the main choices and it is a very sturdy metal. It doesn’t corrode too fast compared to other types of piping such as iron. Copper resists bacteria, is recyclable and it does not allow gases or liquid to escape. But even copper does not last forever and can develop pin holes or stress leaks. Even a slight change in the makeup of the water pH coming from a town’s water supply can cause what is known as pitting and that could compromise the copper pipe. As an alternative, copper pipes can be replaced by PEX pipes. PEX is less costly than copper and can also be used in conjunction with copper pipes. PEX is flexible so it can be used around corners easier than other metal piping. PEX can be cut easily for different sizing and can be installed as separate sections. The one caveat regarding PEX installation: the manufacturers advise that it should not be directly connected to a water heater. They suggest using a copper or other metal pipe for the first 2-3 feet, then attach the PEX.

The professionals at Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical can locate and fix leaks plus discuss the pipe options that will work best for your home or business plumbing.

They provide our customers with professional, quality service that deserves a 5-star rating. Whether you are in need of plumbing repairs, replacements, or maintenance – they can help! For more details, visit their website or contact them today.