Thank goodness for insurance.
Not even two weeks after you moved into the two story home that you and your wife decided would be a perfect fit for the entire family, a broken water heater caused severe water damage while you were both away at work. Luckily, the insurance covered the damage, except for the amount that you had to pay for the deductible. You had the money, but you intended that you would be using it to buy new furniture for the much bigger two story home.
The furniture money was used for the deductible and it was obvious that you would need to wait until you had a chance to save up again. The good news, however, is that when all of the repairs are made it will be very much like a brand new space.
Hot Water Heaters and Other Important Features of a Home Require Professional Plumbing Services
From clogged drains to garbage disposals, there are a number of ways that professional plumbing services can be of help to home owners. And while there are some problems that property owners feel like they can fix themselves, it is important to make sure that you use a licensed plumber for the major projects in your home. Water damage that can be caused by mistakes are far too expensive to risk major plumbing work being done by someone who does not know what they are doing.
Consider some of these facts and figures about professional plumbing services and the impact that this industry has on the economy of the nation:
- 47% of the up to 36,000 sewer overflows that happen every year in the U.S. are caused by grease, fat, and oil buildups.
- New laws that were passed in the 1990s aimed to tackle water waste. As a result, in the name of water conservation, low flow toilets were brought into production.
- If you are not on the city sewer, experts recommend that the average household septic system be inspected at least once every three years.
- Unfortunately, 10% of homes have leaks that waste as much as 90 gallons of water or more a day.
- 25% to 30% of household water use is accounted for by toilets.
- 70 gallons per individual, per day is the average indoor water use in a typical single-family home.
Whether you are dealing with the headache of damage caused by a broken water heater or you are making plans for a new home, it is important to work with a professional plumbing service.