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If your home in New Orleans, LA has some history, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of New Orleans, LA is the plumber to call for informed, experienced repairs, maintenance, and upgrades to your home’s pipes and fixtures. We take into account unique local construction and requirements, making sure you can rely on your home’s plumbing and if the time comes to have it inspected for sale or insurance purposes, you’ll know that it was done right. We can help with older pipes, sewer lines, lead pipe, and solder issues, and issues unique to our often below sea level land and the ways that affect surface water and plumbing. We have to make sure that plumbing is ready to do a great job for you today but also think ahead to possible events of the future that could involve another rise in the water table and other issues. Along with local issues and those characteristics of older housing pretty much anywhere, our plumbers also deal with the usual drain clogs, pipe leaks, sewer line issues, and water line breaks that keep plumbers busy anywhere people live. Probably the most important one for many families is keeping their drains clear, followed by making sure their pipes and fixtures aren’t wasting a lot of water.
Conserving Water by Repairs or Fixture Upgrades
The EPA estimates of water waste nationally run into the billions of gallons, and some of the most notable and fixable problems are leaky faucets and toilets. It’s amazing how a small leak can add up over the year, and a plumber visit to perform simple washer replacements in your faucets or flapper valves in your toilet can stop it. If you’re thinking about making some changes in your bathroom, newer toilets not only cut back on the water they use for each flush, they often provide two flush modes depending on how much is needed. Modern pressurized flushing does a better job of cleanup, too. In the shower, low flow showerheads are now improved and provide a better experience that also makes it possible to wash, rinse, and get on with your day faster. With the sink, newer faucets have ceramic washers that are more durable and long-lasting, and their controls can help you save water over the old twist-type controls. Perhaps the best for most homes is a touchless faucet for the bathroom, allowing better hygiene and cutting off the flow while you’re brushing your teeth or shaving, for automatic and convenient water savings that are quite significant. In multiple bathrooms, these changes can add up.
Protecting Your Home Against Water Leak Damage
Water leaks inside your home can go undetected for a long time, with mold, insects, and vermin taking advantage of the dark, moist environment to multiply and break down nearby wood and wall materials. By the time wet spots appear or wood starts to warp, things could be a mess inside the wall and even if you do notice something’s wrong, water leaks often travel down the outsides of pipes and drip elsewhere, providing misleading clues. Fortunately, these days plumbers cutting into walls and other destructive methods of locating leaks are less common, because our technology allows us to listen for leaks and estimate their location using sensors, followed by running a small video camera up the pipe to verify the leak location and check to see if the condition of the pipe is a contributing factor to the leak or just an isolated bit of damage. These leak detection tools are also helpful for our plumber to check water supply pipes throughout your yard and home, helping to avoid digging and other work and allowing the detection of leaks as part of a routine plumbing inspection, with a minimum of disruption.
Drain and Sewer Line Inspection and Repair
Video inspection tools also help our plumbers check your drain pipes and sewer lines for damage and blockages that inhibit proper flow. Damage in wastewater lines can be even more expensive than water supply leaks to clean up after since it’s not clean water you’re dealing with and sanitary measures must be taken. Clogs in the line are natural from the buildup of fats, oils, and grease, along with soap scum, and the material that joins it to form clogs such as hair, dirt, food particles, and waste. If you experience slow or blocked drains and simply take enough action to get some flow restored, you may never address the clogs further down the line that are restricting flow and complicating your wastewater system’s flow throughout your home. Having our plumbing professional inspect the drains helps uncover these long-term issues, and an annual drain cleaning service can get your pipes cleaned back to the shiny surface, removing clog material and making it harder for more to take hold inside your pipes.
Whole House Drain Cleaning Service
Drain cleaning can be performed for areas of your home that need it, like the kitchen sink drain, but whole house drain cleaning every year helps reset the clock on clogs throughout your home. With clean drain pipes, wastewater can zip out and down your sewer line, taking everything with it. You’ll get rid of smells lurking in your drains, and except for things dropped into your sink or toilet, you’re much less likely to have emergency drain problems. Since video inspection helps us perform and verify our drain cleaning process, our plumbers also get a look at the condition of the insides of your drain pipes and can make a note of any damage, corrosion, or decay of the pipe material.
Trusted Plumbers and Expert Service in New Orleans, LA
At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of New Orleans, our team is ready to respond to your plumbing emergencies and provide thoughtful solutions to your repair and maintenance needs. We’re also here for remodeling and upgrades of fixtures and appliances. Four words describe our customers’ experiences with us: less mess, less stress. Call us today.