Plumbers run pipes, install toilets, and clear clog drains. Almost everyone is aware of this. But what you might not know is that plumbers offer a lot of other services. Here are some lesser-known plumbing services that you should be aware of because you might need them one day!
1. Installing water treatment appliances and water softeners
Hard water is really common in the United States. Even if your water is not overly hard, it may contain some dissolved minerals that give it an unpleasant taste, or it might be higher in chlorine than you would like. Your plumber can install a water treatment system that removes these contaminants from water as it enters your home. Then, you won't need filters at your taps, and you won't need a filter pitcher in the fridge, either.
2. Searching for small leaks
Most people wait until they have a leak to call the plumber. But did you know that you can have your plumber come to look for tiny leaks before you otherwise notice them? Your plumber may send a camera down into your pipes, or they may use thermal imaging for this purpose. In either case, they will pick up on leaks before you notice any significant water damage. Making repairs at this stage is less costly than waiting for the leaks to grow larger.
3. Sleeving main sewer pipes
So many homes have tree roots growing into the main sewer line. You may wait until these roots start slowing down your drains and then have them either ground out or treated with an herbicide. A better approach, however, is to have your plumber sleeve the main sewer pipe. They'll put a vinyl sleeve inside the pipe. The roots won't be able to penetrate through this layer, so you won't need to keep having your pipe cleaned out every year or two.
4. Fixing water boilers
You might have trouble finding an HVAC company that will work on your boiler heating system. As forced air has become more common, many HVAC technicians have stopped servicing boilers. The good news is that many plumbers do still service boilers. They will often not only fix the boiler itself, but also the pipes leading to and from the boiler.
Plumbers do more than install toilets and clear clogged drains. To learn more information about how plumbers can help you, reach out to a company such as Complete Plumbing.