Houston Texas Plumbing – Drains & Faucets

Houston, Texas plumbing companies will all agree that drain cleaning should be a regular part of home maintenance like cleaning your gutters and changing the filters in your heating and cooling system. Maintaining clean drains assures the proper removal of water and waste. Poor maintenance can lead to slow draining, pipe bursts or clogged pipes and bad odors coming from your drains. This is something no homeowner will want to deal with or smell.

Drains can back up with organic material which can lead to build up on the inside of drain pipes. This creates foul odors, especially if it is due to your sewer lines backing up. When a professional Houston, Texas plumbing company cleans the drains it allows the foul odors to dissipate. The last thing any homeowner will want to deal with is a sewer line backup, resulting in sewer water spilling out of the shower or bath tub drains.

In this same process the inner lining of the drain pipe becomes smaller as the material builds up. This process leads to slow draining pipes as it can take twice as long for the same amount of water to move out of a sink for example. Left unattended a clog will eventually develop and it may require the homeowner seeking immediate professional assistance with dealing with the problem. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, Texas can assist homeowners with any of their plumbing related problems. If you need plumbing repairs, installation or even maintenance you can count on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s professional and courteous plumbers to get the job done promptly, professionally and with none to minimal damage to your home in making the necessary repairs.

Occasionally it may be the main line itself that is the problem. Tree roots can break through your supply or drain lines in search of water. This causes material to leak out and can clog the pipe.

A professional Houston, Texas plumbing company can prevent problems by cleaning your lines with the proper tools. They can power right through your drain problems removing the material clinging to your pipes and blocking it. Once pipes are clean water and other materials can properly drain away from your home and bad odors will go away. Finally, your clean drains will ensure no clogs form to burst pipes or back up water or material into your home.

Freeze-Resistant Outdoor Faucets

Having an outdoor faucet is a necessity for watering plants, washing the car or filling the pool. Unfortunately, during the upcoming cold winter months it a source of potential problems when water can freeze and cause problems.

Having a professional Houston, Texas plumbing company install a freeze-resistant outdoor faucet can reduce or even potentially eliminate this worry from your winter plumbing checklist. Improvements over the past few decades have made it possible to install a faucet that is less likely to freeze if you forget to shut down your outside faucet, drain it, or insulate it before the cold weather sets in.

This is possible as freeze-resistant faucets keep the flow valve for your outdoor faucet within the heated walls of your home. The valve shuts the water off at the bottom of a stem within your homes walls. It has an anti-siphon feature built into the faucet.

Be aware, if your foundation is brick or concrete it will require a larger hole than is required for your usual outside faucet. Local code may determine the inner diameter size and may require a permit. Existing plumbing lines will have to be cut, so if you are not comfortable with doing it yourself contact your Houston, Texas plumbing company who will be happy to install it for you. Pipe bursts are a chore and can damage your home and its foundation. The new freeze-resistant faucets are another welcome addition in the prevention package.

For all of your plumbing related concerns, repairs, maintenance or installation needs, give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, Texas a call today. Ben Franklin is a leading Houston, Texas plumbing company providing plumbing services to both homeowners and businesses alike. We are a leader in the field and one of the most trusted and recognized brands in the area.

The next time you need assistance with your drains, or if you would like to install freeze-resistant faucets then give us a call today and one of our professional and courteous plumbers will be more than willing to assist you with all of your Houston, Texas plumbing needs.