Having flawless plumbing and draining is a must in any residential home or commercial building. These drains are used multiple times a day, everyday of the year. Cooking in the kitchen sink. Cleaning your hands in the bathroom sink. The toilet in the bathroom, c’mon everyone poops, haven’t you read that book! The drain in the tub or shower. It’s crucial to have these drains working properly and cleaned professionally by Plumbing Co Santa Monica. Over the counter chemicals advertised as drain cleaners can actually do more harm than good. It’s a better investment to hire a professional company to ensure your drains are flowing properly.
A cracked or burst pipe can occur if a clog isn’t handled, and over time adds pressure to the entire plumbing system. Typically a shower drain is clogged with hair. To all the ladies out there, thanks for this! Soap build up can also clog a shower drain. In the kitchen, most clogs are caused by grease and food. Having a properly working garbage disposal will ensure the kitchen piping stays healthy for a longer period of time. Here at Plumbing Co Santa Monica, we also service garbage disposal systems. Remember it’s always better to have your plumbing serviced on an ongoing basis, than to wait until something goes wrong, leaving you replacing the entire system for 10X the cost of the maintenance.
In order to determine which piping you have, your home inspection report will have this information. You can also call us at 310-775-2774 and we will inspect your plumbing system. Each type of material has a different life span. Galvanized steel and Brass tend to last the longest between 80 and 100 years. Copper tends to last a little less between 70 and 80 years. These pipes bring water into your home, so you can imagine they are under constant pressure. These are called supply pipes. Drain lines are you guessed it, where waste leaves your home. Some common materials are PVC lasting between 20 and 40 years and cast iron, which typically lasts between 80 and 100 years.
Sewer Line Repairs
Typically a sewer line repair or replacement is done with a backhoe to dig up the problem area. The backhoe allows for accessing the area much easier. To fill the area back up, the backhoe again comes to the rescue. Depending on your situation, a trenchless repair can also be performed. Small holes are made at the beginning and the end of the damaged pipe. Here is the fun part. We’ll feed a new pipe through the old pipe, which actually causes the old pipe is burst, as the new pipe is fed through. This second approach is far less invasive to your yard, patio, or driveway. Here at Plumbing Co Santa Monica we hope you do not need sewer line repairs, but if you do, give us a call at 310-775-2774. We are here to make your sewer better than newer.