Q: What is copper Re-Piping and why should I consider it for my home, apartment, or commercial building?
A: If your home or building was built prior to 1970 then you probably have out-of-date, corroded, and rusty galvanized water pipes, which are more than likely break and cause costly water damage in and under your home. Old galvanized water pipes are almost guaranteed to cause a host of problems for home and property owners. To determine if you need re-piping read the following questions:
Do you have galvanized pipes?
Galvanized pipes are the grayish silver looking pipes. If your home was built prior to 1970, you probably have rust-filled and corroded galvanized water pipes
Do you experience low water pressure?
Low water pressure can be caused by rust or corrosion blocking flow in your galvanized pipes.
Do you get rust colored or yellow water?
Discolored water is usually a sign of advanced rust and corrosion. Any sign of discoloration means you should replace your water pipes as soon as possible.
Have you had leaks in your plumbing?
Plumbing leaks are often caused by the corrosion of old galvanized pipes.
If you answered “YES” to any of these questions than call our office to schedule an appointment.
Q: Do you ever get scalded in the shower when someone flushes, uses a sink, or turns on the washing machine?
A: Let 911 Plumbing Services retrofit your tub or shower with Pressure Balanced Valves.
Q: Should I Install a Tank-less Water Heater?
A: Tank-less water heaters are a great alternative to traditional tank water heaters. They provide unlimited, continuous hot water and eliminate wasteful reheating of hot water stored in a tank. Tank-less water heaters require less space, less service and less energy than old style tank water heaters. A tank-less unit can be installed as a replacement an old tank water heater and are easily installed as a part of a remodel or in new construction. Because demand water heaters don’t heat water until water flow is detected, no energy is wasted keeping water hot. Tank style heaters store hot water and periodically fire up to reheat water, day and night. This constant reheating of water is very wasteful. A demand water heater can reduce utility bills while reducing the emission of carbon monoxide and other pollutants.
Whether you are considering a tank-less water heater to reduce your utility bills, for environmental concerns, to provide more hot water for your family or you just want the luxury of long, long, hot showers, a tank-less water heater may be in your future. Long popular in Japan and Europe, demand water heaters are gaining popularity in the U.S.