Whether you are using your bathroom shower, your kitchen sink, or a simple faucet, all of the water you use in your home eventually exits through your sewer line. For this reason, it is very important that you make sure that your sewer line is free of cracks and other issues. Even small problems can contaminate your water supply and potentially cause water damage in your home. Here are some signs that it is time for you to look into a new sewer line.
Age If you live in an older home, then it might be time for you to replace your sewer line. The materials used for building sewer lines have changed over time. Modern materials, for example, tend to be much more reliable than the sewer lines built in the past. Over time, sewer lines can decay, leading to leaks and cracks. In addition to leading to water supply contamination, older sewer lines can also be more susceptible to problems like home flooding.
Root Incursion One of the most serious problems homeowners face when it comes to sewer lines is root incursion. Your sewer line generally runs underground from your home to the street. However, this leaves the sewer line vulnerable to the roots from the trees in your front yard. Tree roots naturally seek out moisture, and even if your sewer line has a minor leak, your trees’ roots will be attracted to the line, eventually forcing their way into the sewer line itself. Once roots enter your sewer line, they can cause a host of problems that can be prohibitively expensive to fix. In addition to serious leaks, roots can also cause clogs.
When your sewer line isn’t in top condition, your home becomes susceptible to serious problems like flooding and water supply contamination. Instead of waiting until its too late, have your sewer line inspected by a professional plumber. Replacing an old sewer line will help keep you and your family happy and healthy. To learn more about sewer line replacement, call Peter Levi Plumbing, Inc. at (415) 814-6900.
In the heat of summer, your home’s HVAC unit provides a sanctuary from the weather outside. However, as most homeowners know, this comfort comes at quite a price. Our energy bills tend to skyrocket during the summer, primarily because of increased reliance on air conditioners. What most homeowners don’t know, however, is that much of the energy used to cool their homes is actually going to waste. Here are some tips that can help you ensure efficient cooling of your home.
Resealing Doors and Windows
Regardless of how much cold air your air conditioner produces, it only makes a difference is that cold air stays in your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t take the necessary steps to ensure that their homes are properly sealed. For example, over time the original sealing placed around your home’s windows and doors and wear out, allowing more and more cold air to escape. This can decrease your cooling efficiency and drive up energy costs dramatically. Having your windows and doors resealed can help to keep the cold air in your home, meaning you won’t have to work your air conditioner as hard to stay comfortable.
One of the best things you can do to ensure that your air conditioner can efficiently cool your home is simply to have your unit maintained regularly. Having your HVAC unit inspected and maintained regularly by a professional can help boost your air conditioner’s efficiency and catch and repair problems before they become too serious. Your air conditioner is a relatively complicated appliance with many components. While it’s easy enough to replace your filters on a regular basis, inspecting the evaporator coils and condensers requires the help of a professional.
Don’t let high energy costs ruin your summer. If you are looking for ways to save money on cooling costs while keeping your home comfortable, consult with an HVAC technician immediately. To learn more about what you can do to ensure efficient cooling of your home, call Peter Levi Plumbing Inc. at (415) 814-6900.
Peter Levi has been in the plumbing business for more than 30 years because he firmly believes that his passion for plumbing helps make each job that much better.
This philosophy is espoused by the employees of Peter Levi Plumbing, so homeowners can experience the same high level of service whenever they call for plumbing assistance. Peter Levi Plumbing has experience in video sewer inspections, installing tub drains, fixing faucets, working on boilers and furnaces—if it has piping, Peter Levi Plumbing can handle it.
To learn more about our business and we can do for you, visit us online or contact Peter Levi Plumbing at (415) 814-6900 today. We offer emergency plumbing services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.