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The Tools and Technology of the Professional Plumber

Today's plumber is equipped with a few trusted tools that can help with most typical plumbing issues. There have also been advances in technology that allow for the quicker and easier resolution of more involved maintenance and repair procedures. The modern full-service plumbing company relies on both traditional and innovative methods to solve residential and commercial plumbing problems.

Diagnosis Equipment

The advent of video technology has greatly streamlined the diagnostic process for plumbing service calls. This is especially true of sewer line repair issues, where access can be difficult. A plumber can now use remote video to inspect the length of a sewer line, a slow drain, or anything else as necessary. This can be useful for identifying tree roots or locating a leak.

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Maintenance Tools

Hydro-jetting is a relatively young and incredibly effective technology that uses the simple power of water to clean drains and pipes. With a special high-pressure attachment, a hose is fed into a sewer line or drain and activated. With a spinning motion, jets of water are sent into the drain or pipe. The high-pressure quickly and effectively scrubs grease from the walls and powers through clogs. This can be especially useful for food service businesses that tend to accumulate a high amount of grease in their plumbing systems.

Repair Supplies

Your professional plumber will not be without the various wrenches, augers, and even the trusty plunger for small jobs, but sometimes repairs require a little more muscle. In the past, most sewer repairs had to be done by digging up the landscape and was a time-consuming process. Today, trenchless sewer line replacement feeds a new sewer line directly into the same space as the original, bursting the old line as it goes. This provides a much quicker and cleaner repair.

Ace Plumbing has the tools, technology, and the experience to take care of your plumbing problems. Contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (916) 455-4548, or visit our website to send us an e-mail today.

 

The Fundamentals of How Septic Systems Work and How Often Pumping Is Needed

Septic systems have been used for many years in areas where municipal sewer lines don't reach residential developments. Consisting of a septic tank and drain field, these systems are designed to process waste using gravity and natural bacterial organisms.

Septic tanks can be installed at or below ground level, and a newer quality tank can be accessed from the surface regardless of depth. Multiple chambers in the septic tank separate solids from liquids in the primary treatment stage. Sludge settles to the bottom of a tank, while lighter solids form a scum at the surface of the waste in the tank. Liquids are eventually transported to the drain field. A septic tank should be pumped every two to three years, depending upon usage and local requirements.

Inspections of your tank will help you determine when it is time to have yours maintained. Ace Plumbing can handle all of your septic tank maintenance needs. Visit us online or contact us at (866) 999-4073 today.

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Popular Upgrades to Reduce Your Home Water Consumption

Decreasing your water consumption is both good for the environment and easier on your wallet. Your plumbing company can help you make a few important upgrades to your home that will help you use less water. Some of these offer additional benefits and can even help you save energy. Here are a few popular home upgrades that can reduce your water consumption:

  • Tankless Water Heaters: One recent and effective innovation in water heating is the tankless water heater. Storage water heaters use a lot of energy, and you often have to wait for hot water to be delivered to a shower or sink. Eventually, they also run out of hot water and need to reheat it. This can result in a lot of wasted water. In contrast, tankless water heaters provide on-demand hot water indefinitely. They greatly reduce the need to wait for your water to heat up, and only use water and energy while hot water is being requested.

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  • Low-Flow Toilets: The average toilet from 1990 or before uses six or more gallons of water per flush. Water-saving toilets use 1.6 gallons, and sometimes less for dual-flush models. Large families can see quite a bit of water savings when they have a plumber replace their old toilets with these instead.
  • Aerators and Showerheads: Most sinks and faucets come equipped with aerators, which mix the water flow with air. This provides an equal amount of water pressure while reducing water flow. If your sinks do not have aerators, they are a simple fix that can help you save. Another upgrade for your bathroom is a low-flow showerhead. They are similar to aerators and help reduce your water consumption. Shaving even two minutes off of your typical shower can net you additional savings.

To learn more about upgrading your home or to get additional tips for water conservation, contact Ace Plumbing at (866) 999-4073. You can also visit us online to learn about our full range of plumbing services.

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