When you own a home, eventually there will be a time when you need to call a Benjamin Franklin plumber. This article provides a guide for homeowners to know more about what service a plumber could do at home. Plumbers are highly skilled and extensively trained in all aspects of water and gas piping inside and to a home. Many plumbers provide numerous services to homeowners, including fixing water and gas pipes, fixing septic system problems and installing new gas lines. Plumbers do not only work with water and gas pipes. They also work with steam fittings and ventilation. Plumbers are available for scheduled appointments, on-call services and emergency calls. Often they will provide information about their fees and charges over the phone.
One of the major areas of concern for many homeowners is septic systems. Even if you live in a city or town where you have septic provided, you still may have problems with the septic system in your house. This is the system that deals with waste water and waste products that are produced in your household.
Some of the common septic problems that homeowners have are failed septic tanks that leak sewage waste into the street or into the yard. When septic pipes break or become severely damaged, wet and smelly patches may also become visible in your garden or yard. Another type of septic problem is backed-up waste that appears in the bathtub or floods a toilet.
You may find that plumbers occasionally specialize in septic systems and fixing the problems that come with septic systems. These plumbers not only work with septic systems that are connected to a city septic line, but also work with leach lines, leach fields and septic tanks. Plumbers also provide services to clear out clogged pipes and drains connected to the septic system and septic lines.
Gas lines are also an area of concern for many homeowners. Often, new homeowners want to install gas appliances, such as a gas dryer or new gas stove and need a new gas line installed. This is a job that should only be performed by a qualified plumber, since it is very dangerous to work with natural or LP gas. Fireplaces also have gas lines installed. Although many plumbers do not also do fireplace work, they will work in conjunction with a fireplace contractor in order to install a gas fireplace fixture.
Most plumbers are called in to help by homeowners who are having problems with their water lines in their bathroom or kitchen. These are two rooms in which water is key and problems can occur where water lines break or are damaged. This frequently happens during winter months when water pipes can freeze and break. The result is that water pipes leak and flood the home and a plumber is needed to make repairs.
Another service that a plumber can provide to a homeowner is to connect or add water pipes to a kitchen or bathroom remodel or addition. Very often, homeowners do not have the knowledge necessary to connect or add water pipes when they are remodeling their home. This is where the services of a plumber become necessary. When the building inspector is examining the water pipes for permitting purposes, the plumber’s work must be up to par in order for the remodel to pass inspection.
Plumbers are one of the service providers that every homeowner needs from time to time. Plumbers perform a wide range of services, including repairs to the septic system, adding new gas lines and repairs to kitchen and bathroom water pipes.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of North Austin are specialists in installing and maintaining systems used for drinking water, sewage, and drainage.