Monday, 25 December 2017
For a toilet to function properly, it must have a clear pipeline that is capable of carrying the dirty toilet bowl water and waste away. The unfortunate fact about toilets, however, is that through their normal use, the pipe that carries waste out of the home can often become clogged. This may happen when the excessive amount of waste together with toilet paper get flushed down the toilet. It also can occur when foreign objects that are not meant to be placed in the toilet are flushed away by mistake. For example, kids can drop toys into the toilet, and they could mistakenly become lodged in the pipe. Several approaches can be used to clean the toilet choke efficiently.
Gather all items needed
First, gather all items needed. Remove the toilet tank to give you access to where the water comes from. There may already be water in there. Just make sure there is not too much water in there. But inside the toilet, there should be some water. If there isn't sufficient water to plunge, and then add some water to the bucket, be sure it's hot water. Pour that water into the toilet bowl. The point is just to make sure there is enough water in the bowl, to be able to plunge, without it overflowing the choke toilet bowl.
Take the plunger and insert it in the toilet, base side downwards.
Now take the plunger and insert it in the toilet, base side downwards. Make sure the base is to the bottom of the toilet, lined up with the hole. The point of this is to form a tight suction between the plunger and drain. This will aide when it is time to plunge.
Push down firmly and pull up, steadily and rapidly
Next push down firmly and pull up, steadily and rapidly to loosen up the choke toilet bowl. This should be done until the gunk from the choke comes up. This is confirmation that the plunging is operating. Go on plunging until it seems the choke is no longer there. Bleach can be poured into the toilet at this time.
Flush the toilet.
The toilet ought to be flushed every day. That is the only way to eliminate the choke lavatory bowl. Rinse off the plunger and keep away equipment used. You should eliminate the gloves and make sure to scrub the hand after the process. Dealing with a clogged toilet can be the messy business.
As a first step, you should shut off the water valve that supplies water to the toilet. This will prevent additional water from filling the bowl and spilling onto the floor. You should also clean up any water that has already spilled onto the floor to prevent the possibility of experiencing water damage.
Some homeowners may decide to try to clear away the clog on their own.
Both plungers and snakes may be effective at removing some chokes, but these can indeed be messy to deal with. This is particularly true if the water level in the bowl is high, and any movement of the water may result in dirty water spilling onto the floor. Even if you choose to clear away the clog on your own, your efforts may not be successful. Some clogs are too deep in the pipes or to significant in size or composition to be affected by these basic efforts.
An easier solution may be to call a plumber for assistance.
A plumber can provide you with expedited service for both minor and major issues. Most plumbers will utilize a commercial-grade snaking device to clear away chokes. Whether the clog is located just inside the pipe or several feet down the line, you can rest assured that plumbing service can resolve the issue. Many toilet clogs are also caused by putting an excessive amount of debris into the toilet or by putting the wrong type of debris into the toilet. Some unfortunate people will experience a clog after the last person who used the toilet before them tried to flush the wrong items away. It is important to understand why a choke occurred so that you can prevent it from happening again in the future. However, it may be more pertinent for the time being to find a way to remove the choke.
Using a Plunger
A plunger is among the most effective devices that can be used to clean a toilet. It is most effective at removing clogs related to excessive toilet paper and waste being flushed away. To use a plunger, you simply place the rubberized cup over the hole in the bottom of the toilet bowl to create a seal. When you apply pressure to the plunger with a gentle up-and-down motion, this will create suction on the toilet bowl hole. This suction power may be enough to loosen the clog so that it can be flushed away. After applying pressure in an up-and-down motion several times, you can lift the plunger away. If your efforts were effective at removing the clog, you would notice that the toilet water is slowly evacuated from the bowl. Flushing the toilet after completing this process may be needed to remove the clog from the line fully.
Using a Snake
In many cases, a plunger is an effective way to remove the clog. However, if the plunger is ineffective, it may mean that the debris clogging the toilet is too compacted to remove with suction, or it may be too heavy to be removed in this fashion. You can purchase a snake device at a home improvement store, or you can make your own by unraveling a metal clothes hanger. You just wind the snake slowly via the hole in the backside of the restroom, lightly wiggling or turning the snake as wanted. This process may push the clog away. In other cases, the snake may latch onto the debris so that you can pull it out.
When these efforts are not successful, the next step you should take should be to contact a reputable plumber for assistance. A plumber may utilize more advanced techniques and devices to remove the clog from the line gently. It is not hard to fix a toilet that has clogged. Just ensure the wanted tools are available. A few tools that may be required are gloves, plunger, a bucket, and bleach.
Thursday, 26 October 2017
After reviewing the cost of plumbing services of a number of top service providers in Singapore it has been concluded that this cost ranges between SGD 50 and SGD 500 and the average cost can be SGD 50. But an exact cost of plumbing services cannot be quoted as it depends on various factors like the extent of damage, area you live in, types of appliances and the parts to be replaced.
Normally people rarely upgrade their plumbing pipelines unless they stop transporting wastewater from their homes or bring in fresh water to do various day-to-day household works. Their plumbing pipes do all these works in a dramatic manner until something goes wrong with them. It becomes necessary to call a plumbing service immediately when something goes wrong with the plumbing as it can cause damages worth hundreds of dollars if not cared as soon as possible. The leakage of water in your plumbing pipes can be soaked by your ceilings, foundations and floors to cause mold and rots that can make you home unsuitable to live in. You can reduce the cost of plumbing services by calling the plumbing service as soon as you notice the problem.
While calling the plumbing service after noticing the problem you will have to send a request to your pre-qualified and researched service provider and answer few questions asked by them. They will respond your request by sending you a rough estimate of cost of plumbing services so that you can compare it with the costs quoted by other service providers. You can book a service provider of your choice when you are satisfied with his quotations.
Most of the plumbing service providers offer plumbing and cleaning services in residential and commercial buildings with the help of their team of experienced and well trained plumbing professionals. The service provider you select for this purpose must be in this field since many years as they may have team of best professionals who can provide you fast services at very reasonable price. Normally these plumbing service providers offer various types of services including repairing and replacement of toilets, faucets, bathtubs and sinks etc. Different plumbing service providers charge at different rates like some charge a flat rate whereas some charge on hourly basis.
Services provided by plumbing service providers
Clogging of sewer, sink or bathtub
The number one plumbing problem experienced by homeowners is clogging of plumbing pipes of their sewer, bathtub or sink. Though, they may not be serious every time still you cannot ignore them as any delay can cause various health problems. The back-up of water in toilet or bathtub has to be tackled immediately. Disposal of garbage in the sink is the most common event that can clog its plumbing very frequently. By using these facilities carefully you can avoid most of these problems.
Before calling a plumbing service you can use plunger or follow the troubleshooting instructions provided with them yourself to unclog the pipes. But if you cannot unclog it successfully or if any or all of these plumbing pipes have been clogged due to your negligence then you will have to call a professional plumbing service immediately. In fact serious plumbing problems cannot be rectified always just by replacing one or two pipes as sometimes you may have to cut floors or walls for this purpose. The cost of plumbing services increases with the increase of labour involved in your plumbing problem. The cost will be a bit higher if they have to torn out more part of your floor or wall.
Septic and sewer problems
Main problem with clogged sewer system or septic tank is that it stinks and makes the entire environment unhygienic. Instead of facing damages caused by leaking sewer or septic tank you should immediately call your plumbing service. The cost of plumbing services in this case may depend upon the nature of job to be done but it will allow you to save your property and family from future damages. The back-up of sewer water can also contaminate the surface water and ground water through its bacteria. Sometimes it can be as easy to fix this problem as removing a clog but sometimes it can be more complicated as it may need replacement of a part of sewer pipe etc. but you can reduce the intensity of problem by calling the plumber as soon as possible.
Factors that affect the cost of plumbing service
The cost of plumbing services varies with:
The type of appliances to be repaired or replaced like bathtub or sink etc.
The severity of the damage caused by the blockage in the pipes as it can be time consuming which can increase the cost considerably
The parts to be replaced if the blockage cannot be repaired effectively
The number and quality of the fixtures to be replaced or repaired as every problem takes its own time to be rectified.
The time of calling plumbing service as the cost will be higher if you call them on weekends, holidays or in emergency after working hours.
Tips to control plumbing cost
You can easily control the cost of plumbing services just by taking some DIY steps before the situation goes out of your control. You should be vigilant while a plumber changes a faucet or move a sink in your bathroom or kitchen so that you can know some basic things in this regard. It will help you to fix some of your plumbing problems even at the time of emergency as you can call a plumber anytime, if you cannot handle the problem yourself.
How to hire a plumbing service?
While calling a plumbing service you should go for the licensed and reputed companies as many of others may ask for upfront fee just to show their busyness. Moreover you should not go for cheap or low cost plumbers as they can sometimes increase your problem instead of fixing it. They may also charge additional fee for using their equipment. You can hire unlicensed plumbers to tackle normal plumbing problems like clogging etc. but for tricky problems you should always depend on licensed and experienced plumbers. You can also reduce the cost of plumbing services by consolidating the works to be done instead of calling them for every petty job.
Sunday, 27 August 2017
Most families face the problems with their toilets; some face it rarely while there are some for whom it is a frequent issue. According to experts, if you hire a trained and skilled plumber for repair the toilet problems and take adequate care of your toilet, you will not need to face such issues regularly. Below are remarkable tips on how the plumbers repair common home toilet defects.
Leaking Toilet Base
Leaking toilet is a common problem faced by many people. A plumber will use high-quality sealants to repair leaking toilets and prevent water loss. However, the plumber will do so only if the leaking is caused by a crack or due to loosening of screws. To eliminate other causes of the leak, for instance, problems in the flush system, he will usually check the area where the pipe meets the cover of the toilet seat.
When a flush flows incessantly, the plumber will check the position of the float ball by peeping into the toilet's flush tank. Often this happens when the wire connected to the ball gets bent. In such cases, the plumber will bend the ball back to the original position. Your flush can run unceasingly even if the float ball gets punctured. A punctured float ball cannot rise to float; this stops it from performing its function of preventing the water flow. If the ball gets punctured, your plumber will advise you to get the tank replaced.
Is your toilet seat making abnormal sounds? If yes, then there's nothing to worry about; contacting a reputable plumber will surely solve the problems causing the sounds quickly and effectively. A common cause of such sounds is wind entrapment in the pipeline. To correct this problem, the plumbing expert hired by you will open the flush tank and reach the pipe to remove the entrapment. However, before doing so, he will shut off the unit's water work. Once the job of removing the entrapment is over, the repair person will replace the connection.
It's true that many homeowners do their unclogging jobs themselves. However, in today's time, the majority of the people prefer hiring someone to clean clogged toilets. Minor unclogging jobs are usually done using a 'snake' or suction pipe. However, if the problem is a serious one, clog cleaners are used. Plumbers only use clog cleaners that do not contain any harmful agents.
How to stop a leaky toilet
A leaky toilet left running to itself can result in wasting gallons of water. This typically concealed problem can also increase your water bill. While there are variations in the toilet's design mechanism, their functions remain essentially the same. One source of the problem for leaky toilets can be pointed to the flush valve-that cover at the bottom of the tank controlling the water's entry into the bowl. Another possible cause is a leaking refill valve that results to an overfilled tank. Below are a few simple steps can help you troubleshoot the problem and try simple fixes.
Tools and materials that are needed to stop a leaky toilet:
Step 1-Check the Flush Valve
Since you'll be leaving the tank for 20 to 30 minutes without using and flushing, it's best if you used it before you perform this test. Carefully open the cover of your toilet tank. Then draw a line inside the tank to accurately mark the water level. Next, switch off the valve supplying the water at the bottom of the toilet tank, making sure it's tight. Then leave for half an hour. Afterwards, check if the water level still matches and touches your line. If it's considerably fallen below your mark, then the problem is with your flush valve which may not be seated right. Go to Step 4 or test the other parts of your tank.
Step 2-Test that Refill Valve
You can twist back the tank's water supply valve on. Next, put a few drops of food coloring or dye or what have you inside the toilet tank. Leave the toilet unused for a good while: 30 minutes to 1 hour is ideal. If you see the food coloring tinting the water in the bowl, then that's not a good sign. Proceed to Step 5 or continue to the next step.
Step 3-Troubleshooting the Refill Tube
Now stand back and flush the toilet. Take note of how the water flows out of the Refill Tube. If it is aimed at the long plastic Overflow Pipe, then its position is correct. If it is not positioned correctly, go to Step 6.
Step 4-Correct your Flush Valve
Flush out all the water in the toilet tank. Next, make sure the guide arm is aligned with the seat. Press the trip handle and examine the flush valve. See if lifting hardware gets in the way of the flapper resting fully on its seat. In this case, adjust and repeat.
Step 5-Adjust the Refill Valve
For this step, the valve that supplies the water has to be open so the tank can be filled. Next, bend the float arm of the Refill Valve to set the water level about of an inch from the Overflow Pipe's top. Make sure the float is not touching the other parts and is safely away from the mechanisms inside the tank. After unscrewing the float, look for signs of water inside. Replace when necessary.
Step 6-Adjust the Refill Tube
Position the Refill Tube over the Overflow Pipe. If it goes below the water level, lift it up higher. Flush the toilet and repeat Steps 1 to 3 to check for leaks again.
What if after trying all the tips you've done, you besides have a leaky home toilet? Don't be intimidated as you've tried your all your luck. Some of the leaky toilet predicaments are too complicated for the average people no matter how fit they are with their plumbing devices. In such a situation, don't wait to call a trained, licensed, and insured plumber who will readily assist you out. Before long, your leaky toilet is solved, your water bill is back to normal, the environment is safe again, and you didn't have to replace the entire toilet tank.
Friday, 21 July 2017
Almost everyone is faced with the same problem: clogged toilet what to do at home? You should make the decision and carry out emergency work at home on their own. In order to approach the problem correctly, it is necessary to know the causes and the nature of this unpleasant phenomenon. That is, knowing what has choked the toilet bowl, you quickly find ways and means to clean.
The main cause of the problem
Usually a clog in the toilet occurs through the fault of the homeowners. Itself plumbing fixtures to become clogged may not. With the exception of those cases when the device is in operation for decades, and the drained water is rich in calcium. This leads to the fact that on the inner walls of plumbing formed a thick limescale. Over time, the orifice is narrowed so that the wash liquid will pass through it with considerable difficulty. But it happens quite rarely, as the plumbing not being used for so long.
Mainly reasons that a toilet bowl choke, as follows:
- Improper Assembly. Since the product connects to the sewer via the corrugated tube, to achieve complete water tightness of joints sealants are used. A mistake is an excessive amount of this substance. Freezing in the Bayou, they pretty much cover it. On this ledge delayed of thread, hair and other items, gradually narrowing channel. Sooner or later they will clog the drain. Corrugation may warp during careless installation, and the clog in the toilet arises from the fact that the curves of the clogged waste that is drained into the sewer.
- The formation of fatty deposits. Emptying into the toilet the remnants of food is quite common. As a rule, the fats and grease in a hot condition. Getting into cold water, they cool down quickly and stick to the walls of the inner channel of the toilet. On these deposits is not affected by either water pressure or vacuum. But, new fat waste will be to continue the process of narrowing drainage channels.
- Violation of the technology of waste disposal. The most common reason that water is stuck after flushing, are sanitary pads. Not wanting to be seen around, many ladies allowed in the toilet these personal hygiene items. The sorbent which is contained in them, instantly swells. As a result, the gasket gets stuck and completely blocks the flow of water. Another mistake is the flushing of the filler for the pot. Pressed sawdust greatly increase in volume when in contact with water.
- Repairs in the apartment. After using cement and putty remains a dirty container. As a rule, it is washed, and the liquid is discharged into the toilet. Heavy particles sink to the bottom of the channels and hardens. Formed a very solid deposits. They will help to ensure that the toilet is clogged constantly.
If choke the toilet bowl immediately after installation and observance of technology of installation, then it may be a structural defect. In the pursuit of compactness the manufacturers forget about the notion of channel capacity of a sanitary unit.
In this article, we have prepared repairing tips. If suddenly choke toilet bowl, it is necessary to establish the cause of this. From the correct diagnosis depends on the choice of the method and means of eliminating the problem. First of all, you need to understand that clogged toilet or a blockage has formed in the sewers. For this you need to open the faucets in the bathroom and the kitchen and check on running drain. If everything is in order, then a clog has formed in the toilet.
Then you need to try to find a place where the formed barrier. First you need to take out the liquid that filled the bowl. You can use buckets and half-liter jar. After that you should put on hand rubber glove and stick it as deep as possible into the drain hole, you can use a thick plastic bag. If a foreign object is stuck close, then it can be felt to the touch. In this case, you can try to remove it by hand. If a clog has formed in the back of the toilet, you have to use one of the available means of cleaning plumbing fixtures.
The use a standard plunger
The plunger is the simplest, but quite effective device to clean the drain in the plumbing fixtures. It is a rubber hemisphere attached to the handle. The principle of cleaning is to create high pressure or vacuum in areas blockages. Before you start, you need to take steps to strengthen this unit. The rubber cap does not come off with the arm (which happens quite often), it needs to tie to the tree 2-3 small screws.
The method of using a plunger is pretty simple. First you need to try to use the vacuum. The device is promoted as far as possible in the drain field. It is pressure, after which the plunger suddenly jerks themselves. The action should be repeated several times. If this does not help, then apply pressure. The cap is applied to the edge of the drain and is aligned to the cutoff of the liquid. This is followed by a strong push the product down. The operation is repeated until obtaining the desired result.
A plumbing snake
It is not always possible to solve a problem with a choke toilet bowl using a plunger. Water pressure and vacuum is powerless against compacted and compressed obstacles in the drain. Such blockages can be destroyed only by mechanical impact. For this it is best to use a special plumbing snake. For work at home enough products up to 5 m.
A plumbing snake is a steel tourniquet of twisted strong steel wire. Some models are made of stainless steel. At its one end pressed arm adapted for rotation. The other end is equipped with a tip with a thread. On the tip of the fixed replaceable nozzle in the form of spikes, hook and screw. With their help, is punching, the weakening of the blockage or seizure of its individual fragments.
Before cleaning it is recommended to prepare the container for garbage and rags for wiping dirt that inevitably appears during such works. The cable end with a nozzle is inserted into the drain and pushed deep into him. As soon as there is resistance, need to start rotating the handle clockwise. Depending on the type of foreign object blocking the drain, its break or pull out. The cleaning procedure is repeated as long as the water will freely drain away from the toilet.
To determine how to clean the toilet from clogging, you need a good understanding of its structure and have simple tools to independently carry out rinsing of the pipes. However, if you restore the patency of the system on their own proved to be impossible, you have to seek the assistance of professionals.
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Plumbing plays a vital role in your home maintenance and your plumbing system will not concern you until a case of emergency appears. Efficient plumbing system enables you to have access to clean and fresh water. This is essential to good health, hygiene and well-being of your family. Home plumbing systems add convenience to your daily living as you rely on them for your daily chores and other tasks.
It is why we rely on professionals plumbers to fix our problems. But it helps to have a basic understanding of what could go wrong under our sinks, floorboards and gardens.
Stoppages are probably the most regular issues that demand plumbing repair. A block in a pipe can bring ruin to your shower, sink or toilet. Moreover, it can be hard to identify the exact cause of the stoppage. Once known, it often takes the tools of a professional to dislodge the block, but their advice can help with prevention.
Few household annoyances are more frustrating than a malfunctioning toilet, if only because we use the toilet so often. While the flush mechanism of a toilet is fairly simple, wear and tear of the parts and blockages in the piping demand plumbing repair. In fact, early detection of potential problems and prevention can fend off serious problems.
Sewer line repair
We trust our sewers to transport our waste without any interference, and when they require a plumbing repair, the problem can seem much larger than that of any stoppage or pipe block. In fact, the tilt of your piping, the flow and reverse flow of the water, and the shifting of the ground are often the unseen chronic causes of sewer problems - hence regular check-ups are advantageous.
No one likes to the see the grime of unclean water pouring out of their taps. Indeed, it is hazardous to the health of your family to allow contaminated water to backflow into your clean water pipes and system. It is more of a case of prevention than plumbing repair, as the connections and integrity of your pipes should be regularly checked to prevent any crossover with contaminated water.
Gas Leak Repair and Prevention
Some problems in your home are annoyances, while others can be real dangers. A gas leak falls into the latter category. If you do smell gas, open your windows and shut off all gas pipes. It is vital you call professionals and do not attempt the dangerous work of fixing the problem yourself. Of course, regular check-ups of your gas lines can reduce the risks dramatically.
Water Heater Services
Sometimes, solving problems with your water heater is simply a matter of re-reading the instructions and checking your pilot light. In other cases, you will need an expert to check the quality of your tank. Most times a tank that is more than ten years old will need replacing.
Benefits of Professional Plumbing Services
Plumbing is one of the most important aspects of maintenance of your building. It demands as much attention as any other repair or construction work of your building. Thus, it is essential that you give your plumbing contract to a firm that is skilled, knowledgeable and has over years of experience in the field. Here are some benefits of hiring plumbing services:
Wide Range Of Services
As an experienced plumbing contractor is well versed with all kinds of plumbing requirements. They offer an array of services like:
- Installation of water heaters, water filters, fixation of extensive yet efficient pipe networks, garbage disposals and more.
- Fixation of fixtures like showers, water meters, faucets and shower heads
Unclogging of your drainage pipes, inspection of sewer lines, and cleaning of your drain.
- Repair and replacement mod garbage disposals, pipes and all types of bathroom remodelling.
By hiring a professional plumbing service, you can be sure that your work is done with latest technology and equipment. They used state of the art equipment for drainage pipe inspections and known for employing only best methods to remove foreign material even from the narrowest ducts.
At certain times, it is impossible to identify and resolve your drainage problems on your own. In all such cases, professional plumbing service can be more than handy. It lets you to easily and effectively ensure the smooth and efficient running of your drainage system.
Hassle Free Services
When you hire professional and high-quality plumbing services, they buy all the necessary and additional equipment during the process themselves. So, you can be sure that you need not run here and there to buy the parts and accessories required for the plumbing services.
Peace Of Mind
By hiring skilled and professional services, you can be sure about the quality of service. They have the knowledge of best plumbing products in the market and have the expertise to install and fit them in the plumbing system of your building. Thus, you will have your peace of mind that work is done with right equipment and best possible standards.
Established plumbing company offers a guarantee with their services. Thus, you can be sure that if you face any plumbing issues within a specified time and period, they will come to fix your problems without charging a single cent.
A professional plumbing service also guides you through necessary and latest upgrades that you should install in your bathroom or kitchen. These look decorative, help you to serve multiple purposes at a time and offers savings in certain cases like in the case of water heaters that helps to reduce your electricity bills.
Everyone should know a little bit about plumbing, if for no other reason than to be able to stop a problem before it gets worse.
The advantages associated with hiring an experienced plumbing service provider are many. There is a necessity to compare the experience, services, skilled workforce, certifications, insurance and valid referrals before finalising. Plumbing services perform quality services at affordable prices. Reputed companies work in the best interest of their clients. Speaking with the concerned person from the company will provide insight into the work they would be carrying. One can even know the procedure they would be implementing in dealing with several problems. It is an experience, skill and commitment of the professional that will deliver successful results when dealing with plumbing problems.
Thursday, 20 April 2017
It is always every homeowner's dream to have a beautiful house, well built and perfectly designed to offer it's occupants and visitors a cordial and welcoming feel. This makes it their responsibility to maintain and repair their homes when the need arises. Plumbing issues, like all household damages, occur at the least expected time. In fact, it is usually quite hard to tell when your plumbing system will start to act up. Sometimes you may go to bed at night knowing that your house is neat and in good shape only to wake up in the morning to find your kitchen flooded because of a pipe burst that happened due to pressure build up in the middle of the night. In most cases, this is usually a very depressing issue.
Try picturing yourself wading around your kitchen early in the morning trying to prepare breakfast - it would be utterly uncomfortable and unhealthy for you and anyone else in your home. Or you are in an office environment, imagine how unbearable it would be to work in an open office setting if the toilets got clogged - the awful smell would be enough to drive everyone out of the office. Scenarios like these are used to show how important it is to ensure that your home plumbing or office plumbing is regularly maintained and repaired. Below are a few questions you need to ask yourself about your plumbing system:
1. Is It Okay If I Fixed My Plumbing Issues? (DIY?)
Yes and No! Yes, only when the plumbing issues are basic or minor. Such issues may include tightening loose fixtures, unclogging you sinks or patching up a small puncture on your drainage pipes. But, if the problem is serious, the answer is No! Serious plumbing problems may include blocked drainage pipes, clogged toilets/bathrooms, drain replacement and so on. In case you find yourself facing these serious plumbing issues, then it is always wise to seek the services of a plumbing service provider.
2. How Do I Tell That My Home Or Office Need Plumbing Services?
Well, sometimes it's quite easy to tell when your plumbing starts to act up. Small things like pipe leaks, reduced water pressure, blockage or even dirty water discharges are usually a clear indication of a faulty plumbing system. Sadly, at other times it may be quite hard to tell that your plumbing has issues that require immediate attention; this is usually as a result of external factors like pressure build-up in the plumbing systems, accumulation of dirt, grease and fatty materials that cause blockage or a simple case of water pipe corrosion and wearing out.
3. How Soon Should I Seek Plumbing Services In Case Of a Plumbing Emergency?
That would be as soon as the damage happens - Immediately! You should note that plumbing issues often worsen with every passing minute. This means that the longer you take to get it repaired, the more the damage on your plumbing system. Delayed repairs may end up costing you more than they would have if you had sought these services promptly. That coupled with the fact that plumbing issues can be quite discomforting makes the whole ordeal twice as bad. Always seek plumbing services as soon as it happens or if you get wind of any impending breakages or issues. This often saves you a lot of time, discomfort and money.
4. When Should I Have My Home or Office Plumbing Checked?
Advisably, plumbing system inspection should be periodic and not carried out only when repairs need to be done. We all know that "prevention is better that cure." That's why it is always wise to have your plumbing system inspected, maintained and repaired on a regular basis. You may assume that this would be costly, but you should know that preventive maintenance always costs less that actual repairs. The main reason why it is imperative to have your home plumbing or office plumbing checked regularly is to ensure that any impending plumbing disasters are unmasked and preventive measures are put in place before it happens. For example, having regularly maintained drains reduces the chances of blockage material build up in the pipes which in turn saves you from having to endure the agony of dealing with a blocked drain in the future.
5. How Do I Find The Best Plumbing Contractor In Singapore?
Finding a plumbing service provider is usually easy, but getting a competent one is usually the hardest part. In an industry filled with bad, good and exceptional plumbers, finding the best service provider is usually easier said than done.
To get find best plumbers, you need to consider the following factors;
* The Equipment They Use - equipment and machinery matter a lot when it comes to fixing plumbing issues. That's because some plumbing problems are usually too complex to be handled and repaired using bear hands. That's why you need to find a service provider who is well equipped to handle any and all of your plumbing issues with ease.
* Their Hours Of Service - Since these problems often occur at the least expected time, a good service provider offers their services on a 24/7 emergency response basis. This means that you can still access their services even when your plumbing decides to go nuts in the middle of the night.
* Their Pricing - Since the plumbing industry is flooded with client-hungry service providers. Plumbing rates are usually very competitive. But that does not mean that you should go for the cheapest service you find because you may end up getting low-quality services. Always take the time to examine service prices to ensure that you pay reasonable fees for quality services.
* Their Work Experience - Like all other professions, being an experienced plumber always comes as an added advantage. That's because these plumbers gain more skills and knowledge about plumbing in the course of their years in service delivery. They are usually well-equipped in terms of knowledge about plumbing problems, their causes, their fixes and how to prevent them. Hiring them offers you more value for your money.
* And lastly, Their Service Delivery Track Record - A good plumbing service provider in Singapore has to have an impressive track record. This means that their past work should reflect on quality, efficiency, convenience and first-class service delivery. Always go for a provider that guarantees you the best services possible.
Thursday, 9 March 2017
Plumbing is an important service in Singapore. There will always be problems with water pipes, drainage, sinks, toilet, gas leakage, and faucets. They are some of the common plumbing problems in Singapore. Some of them such as gas leakage and cause devastating accidents if they are not attended to immediately. But you must be very careful with whom you are hiring as your plumber. There are many people out there posing as plumbers, but they are quarks. Hiring a professional plumber has plenty of benefits both short term and long term. A good plumber should provide both residential and commercial services. These are some of the main benefits of hiring a professional plumber to handle you plumbing problems:
• Permanent solution
Work with professional, and they will provide you with a permanent solution to your plumbing problems. It is not the business of a professional to be repairing the same problem every time. Having worked in the industry for an extended period, they know the main commercial and residential plumbing problems and how to fix them permanently. Quarks will repair a leaking water pipe, and after a few days, the problem will reappear. A professional has skills and tools to fix any plumbing problem.
• Insured services, license, and proper training
Insurance protects plumber in case of damages in the line of duty. The insurer will pay for these damages including household items. The license is also an important document in plumbing, and you should ask the plumber first if they are licensed. Some of the plumbing tasks such as gas leakage are very dangerous to be handled by anyone apart from a licensed plumber. To get a license, you must be certified by various boards for your credibility in offering the service. Plumbers are also highly trained, and a license is a proof of their training and ability to deliver. They are also insured against damages along the line of duty.
• Quick services
A plumbing problem such as gas leakage, a broken pipe or leaking sink can cause a lot of mess. What you can do is to repair it within the shortest time possible. The worst mistake that you can make is hiring a quark and inexperienced plumber just because they are charging a small amount of money. They will take a lot of time fixing the problem to show how bad it was or maybe because they had no idea of how to solve it. For a professional plumber, they do not rely on luck. Just explain what the problem is and where it is coming from and they fix it with a very short time.
• Wide range of services
An established and experienced plumber must have multi-diversified in their service delivery. They can work on different problems ranging from gas and water leakage, installation of heating and cooling systems, plumbing repairs, installation and replacement of water heaters and many other services. If you have a number plumbing problems at your house or office, one plumbing firm can work on all them. It will save you plenty of money that could have been used in different companies. You can bargain the entire project as one package, and the cost will be much friendlier.
• Quality of equipment
Plumbing is an expensive business to start. The kind of the tools and equipment that are required for a plumber to handle any project cost a lot of money. It explains why we have many quarks operating underground. In fact, most the plumbing failures are due to lack of proper tools. A professional plumber must have all the necessary tools to tackle assignment any time. Hiring a professional plumber will ensure that you are enjoying hi-tech equipment. They will work on the problem with the needed tools to ensure that it has been handled professionally.
• Reliable service
Reliability is a key factor to be considered in any plumbing work. The benefit hiring a professional plumber is that they can offer reliable services considering that they have dealt with similar problems before. You are ensured that they will put their effort into that job until it is completed successfully. No professional plumber will give excuses, and they will deliver as promised. They will provide you with services that will add value to your place by leaving it better than it was initially.
• Proper Hygiene Services
One thing with professionals put emphasis on is proper hygiene and safety in what they do. It does not matter the magnitude of the task will be, but a good contractor will always put the hygiene first. If the task can result in dust, they will give you clear steps on how to cover the sensitive equipment. If the active can result in the emission of poisonous gas, they will advise accordingly on how to avoid gas poisoning. In short, they will provide you with a set of measures and procedures to avoid health hazards ad destruction of properties.
• Expert advice
Sometimes, you might have a plumbing problem, but you do not have any idea on how it can be solved. Maybe the sink pipes are clogged, and the only idea that you have is the use a pipe snake to unclog it. This could be a wrong approach since the clogging cause could be different. A professional plumber will analyze the situation separately and find out the possible cause of the problem. Do you know that sagging pipes could cause clogging of drainage system as opposed to the buildup of debris in the pipe? This is true. Only a professional plumber can give such expert advice.
• Guarantee on their work
A professional plumber will take full responsibility for their work. For every project that they work on, they will give you guarantee which they will honor. They are very confident that the work that they have delivered is beyond reproach. In case the same problem reappears with the guarantee time, the plumber will redo the work for free. This is how you get to know a professional plumber from the rest.
These are just a few of the benefits of hiring a professional plumber to handle your plumbing needs in Singapore. Whether your sink is not working, the heating system is faulty; you need sewer services, the draining or cooling system is in a mess, these are the guys that fix all these problems. Professionalism, quality of tools, experience, reliability and reputation are some of the factors that make a good plumber.
Monday, 9 January 2017
Plumbing is the water supply system of our house. This system supplies fresh water in the house and also takes away the waste water from the house. Thus, it performs dual function. Plumbing system was rare till 19th century but after that person realised that an efficient system is required for proper water supply and drainage problems which help in better water management and prevent various communicable diseases for which polluted water is the root. Plumbing system mainly consists of pipes or tubes. Earlier these were made up of bamboo, lead or stone etc.
The plumbing system consists of two subsystems and tone of them takes fresh water in which is entered the house through pipes in high pressure enough to reach upstairs and another subsystem takes waste water out. The equipment which plumbing system mainly includes are water meters, pumps, expansion tanks among others. The pipes included within plumbing system are either fitted inside the walls or under the house floor.
Plumbing systems or subsystems are divided into five major categories, and these are
-Portable cold and hot water supply - This system ensure the adequate supply of hot and cold water through pipes.
-Traps, Drains and vents - This system allows water to flow freely through traps, drains etc.
-Septic system - This is small scale sewage treatment system.
-Rain and surface water system - This is the system for using rain water as ground water.
-Fuel gas piping- This system ensures efficient gas supply in the house.
Thus, for an efficient working of all above systems a well-working plumbing system is needed.
The Basic Facts About Your House Plumbing System
A house's plumbing system is a critical part of a house that needs to be working well. The plumbing system at your home is composed of different subsystems for it to work properly. One example is the subsystem that takes water out of your house and another that supplies clean and fresh water. Make it a point to get to know your plumbing system so that you will know how to get it fixed. This article will give you an idea on how your plumbing system works in your house.
First part you need to get acquainted with is the main water shutoff valve. It maybe so self-explanatory but you have to learn how to turn it on and off just in case you have emergency plumbing disasters. In case you have plumbing disasters at home then you need to turn off the valve quickly. A burst pipe will surely be able to cause water damage in your house if you leave the water running. Be sure that you know where your main water valve is located as well as how to operate it.
Next we have the individual stop valves. These valves are located near some specific fixtures. As a general rule you will have stp valves for your faucets, tubs and toilets. When water is leaking in some of the individual fixtures, you don't have to necessarily turn off the main shutoff valve. The particular stop valve nearest the problem area will be able to stop the leaking water from damaging your house. All you need to do is to shut off the individual stop valve nearest the pipe plumbing disaster.
And finally we have the pipes. Make sure that you know how to differentiate between the two types of pipes that are used in your house plumbing. You have the first set of pipes that carries the fresh, clean water that you use in your house and another set that takes away the used and dirty water that was used in your house. It is important that you know the difference between the two, so that in case there is a problem, you know which specific pipe to address. The pipe which brings water in is attached to your plumbing fixture, so it will not be difficult to figure it out.
You have just read some of the important things about your house plumbing system. Knowing how each one works will be of great benefit to you in case of emergency.