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Whether you have a single-family home or a studio apartment, your plumbing is still a maze of pipes to move waste water away from the home. Without plumbing, sewage is relegated to above ground pathways, creating a health hazard for everyone. At Powell's Plumbing, we want you to be informed about your plumbing and its basic anatomy. When you understand your piping, it is easier to maintain and troubleshoot small issues. However, when your issues need to be handled with care, we are always here to help. Click here to check out our customer reviews.
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What are The Benefits of a Garbage Disposal?
The garbage disposal is one of the most important appliances in your home. Hidden beneath the kitchen sink, it grinds up food scraps using sharp blades. If you accidentally drop lettuce or a bread crust down the drain, you simply turn on the disposal to chop the food up. It slides quickly down the drain with a steady water stream from the faucet.
The kitchen sink has a high potential for clogs because of food being dropped down the drain consistently. Disposals make food scraps disappear without harming the plumbing. You also keep those food scraps from entering landfills. Placing food in the trash only adds to landfill volume, creating even more environmental issues. The disposal reduces your trash contribution while still retaining a healthy piping system.
How Often Should I Replace My Water Heater?
Your hot water heater takes incoming tap water and converts it into stored, hot water. The moment you turn on a hot water faucet, you provide a pathway for hot water to exit the tank. Water is constantly stored and heated for years. On average, you need to replace your water heater after 10 to 15 years, depending on its overall care.
A great way to prolong your heater's life is through draining. Allow all the water to flow out of the tank and into the nearby gutter using a garden hose. Call Powell's Plumbing to inspect the tank's interior. Sacrificial anode rods inside the tank protect it from premature corrosion damage, but we may have to replace them if they are corroded themselves. A little care and professional evaluation allows the heater to last for more than a decade.
Why Does a Plumbing System Need a Vent?
It may appear that an enclosed liquid system shouldn't have an air vent, but your plumbing needs venting for pressure reasons. As water moves through the plumbing, it displaces air. Both of these substances need to fill the piping. If air is cut off, pressures increase in the pipes, leading to proper drainage on one side of the home and backing up waste water on the other side.
Sewer gases are another concern. When air cannot move within the plumbing, it has to vent at the pipe outlet ends. Noxious fumes enter your home through sinks, toilets and faucets. Some fumes can be dangerous, causing possible fire hazards if a spark arises. Venting keeps air moving away from the home and maintains normal plumbing operations.
If you have any plumbing questions or issues, contact Powell's Plumbing at (540) 665-8196. We can offer an accurate estimate of your needs and fix the plumbing quickly.