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Don’t Take The Risk Of Fixing It Yourself – Contact a Plumbing Professional

June 14th, 2017

plumbing serviceYou put a lot of money into your home. Whether that be the flooring, the walls, the appliances, or just the various pieces of furniture within it. You put a lot of your time, energy, and money into making that space a home for you.

Which is why it’s critical to protect your home and that investment from anything that could harm or ruin it. A plumbing issue is one such thing.

Your average 2,000 square foot home that experiences a one-inch flood of water from a leaking or burst pipe can face about $20,920 in total damages. That is including damages to the home, and to the property in the home.

In those key situations where your home has experienced these issues, or you suspect that it may soon experience them, you need to make the right call. You may have confidence in your ability to repair the damage yourself, but should you really risk it?

Unless you’re a trained and certified plumber, you might not have the skills or knowledge necessary to fix some issues, and it’s not as simple as replacing a pipe or taping a leak.

Plumbing service providers have the ability to work on a large scale of issues, including the advanced ones that could cause you to lose thousands of dollars. Plumbing contractors offer a worry free solution to your plumbing repair needs.

They work on your home, giving you the knowledge that a trained professional is there, doing the work, and you can feel secure. Often, they will even give advice on how to avoid the issue in the future.

Some of the benefits of contacting a professional plumbing service provider are that you don’t have to purchase the tools to do the job yourself, you don’t have to worry about making a mistake (as there’s no guarantee you’ll do the job right), and you can have many problems fixed in one visit.

There is also the knowledge that any mistakes that have been done by the plumber that may cause more damage to your home, is covered by insurance through the company you hired. Something that you couldn’t claim had it been your own hands that did the work.

If you have any questions about how a plumbing services company could benefit you, or just on general plumbing issues, contact us. We’ll be happy to answer them for you.

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Considering Trenchless Piping? Here Are 3 Benefits To Keep In Mind

June 7th, 2017

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Plumbing is one of the oldest technologies on the planet, dating back to at least 2500 B.C. It’s also one of the most important, with an entire trade dedicated to it, with professional plumbers skilled in all manner of plumbing situations.

One of the newest and preferred methods of plumbing is the “trenchless pipe” version. These are preferred because of the lack of digging that is required in order to perform the job, especially for trenchless pipe repair. Unlike traditional plumbing repair, this is a little more complicated than your traditional home plumbing and may require a professional familiar with the technology.

If you do choose to hire a professional for your trenchless pipe repair, here are some of the benefits you can expect.

  1. Minimal Resources Used
    It may seem like the initial costs of a trenchless repair are equal, or even greater, than that of a traditional plumbing repair, but when you take multiple factors into account, that quickly appears to be false. These factors are time, labor, and post-repair costs.

    Trenchless is also more green than traditional options, as you use the broken and damaged piping as a skeleton for the new pipes in most instances. No resource wasted.
  2. Little Labor Needed
    Unlike with traditional methods of pipe repair, which can mean a lot of labor-intensive work like digging up piping and other aspects, trenchless has a far less initial labor investment. Your pro-plumber will not have to dig at all, they just need access to the entry points on the pipes.
  3. Longer Lasting Repair
    The modern pipe repair and replacement methods don’t use the metal and plastics of the past, which had a higher degree of needing replacement or breaking. Instead, there are perma-liner and epoxy resins, which have a higher performance and can last longer than 50 years in some instances.

There are, of course, other benefits like the removal of the landscaping fees from not having to dig, and the convenient nature of trenchless piping technology because you don’t have to relocate and disrupt your day due to the work needing to be done.

If you have any questions about trenchless repair and what it can do for you, or if it may be right for your lifestyle and meet your needs, contact us. We’ll be happy to help.

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3 Major Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Repair

May 31st, 2017

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You have so many responsibilities as a homeowner, it can be difficult to keep up with all of them. That’s your job, though, otherwise you probably shouldn’t have purchased the house. There are certain aspects of your home that, when issues arise, you can take care of. But there are also plenty of problems that require professional assistance.

Some household plumbing issues, for example, can be quite minor, but can actually lead to serious structural damage and end up costing you a fortune to get them fixed. Contacting emergency plumbing services and having professions fix simple household water leaks can even save as much as 10% on your water bill.

Major plumbing issues, however, require a little more effort than a simple water leak might. Luckily, trenchless sewer repair is available to you as an efficient option. Here are a few benefit of trenchless sewer repair.

Much more visually appealing
Rather than having your yard or driveway dug up, resulting in often permanent damage, trenchless repair is a much better option. The technology involved in trenchless repair allows professionals to fix any drain, pipe, or sewer issue in a non-invasive way and without ruining the visual appearance of your property.

Much more convenient
These trenchless sewer jobs are finished much faster than traditional jobs that require major digging. You’ll save both time and money choosing to work with trenchless affordable plumbing companies than conventional contractors. Because these jobs are done so quickly, you won’t have such high labor payments you otherwise would have had with a more invasive approach.

A better job well done
Because the innovative technology that trenchless plumbers rely on, the tools are much more accurate and result in a higher quality repair job. The old way of doing things, after your property has been destroyed and completely dug up, often resulted in poor repair jobs because of the human error. Trenchless tools and machine, on the other hand, can get a job done with nearly 100% accuracy and precision.

If you are in need of emergency plumbing services or just want to learn more about the trenchless sewer repair industry, contact Lifeline Plumbing, Heating and Cooling today!

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Keep These Out of your Drains to Protect Your Plumbing

October 31st, 2016

Wouldn’t it be great if you never had to deal with a plumbing problem? While this is a nice fantasy, it is very rarely reality. If you’re fortunate enough though, the worst you’ll ever have to deal with is a small clog that can be easily removed by a professional plumber. However, sewer line blockages and major leaks do sometimes occur.

While no drain or sewer line problem is completely preventable, there are steps you can take to help avoid this type of issue. It starts by keeping certain items out of your drains. For example, popcorn kernels should never go down the drain in your sink, and you shouldn’t flush baby wipes unless they are actually flushable. These aren’t the only things that you should avoid putting in your drains though. Keep reading for more information.

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3 Tell-Tale Indications You Need Drain Cleaning

October 23rd, 2016

If you’re anything like the average homeowner, then you probably believe that drain cleaning is something that only needs to be done if a clog has completely stopped your drain. This is not the case—there are actually a number of warning signs that indicate when you are likely in need of a good drain cleaning. The quicker you react to such a need, the more time and effort you’ll save yourself. Keep reading for some common indicators that a drain cleaning is needed.

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Help! Why Won’t My Furnace Turn On?

October 17th, 2016

Temperatures may still be mild enough during the day that you haven’t had much of a consistent need for your furnace. However, with nights dipping to the 50’s and below, chances are that you’ve at least turned your heating system on once or twice this past week. That is, of course, if it’s working well.

But what if you went to turn your furnace on and it failed to start up? What could be the reason for this troubling issue? Keep reading to discover the answers to these questions.

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Furnace Tune-Up FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

October 10th, 2016

In order to help your furnace operate efficiently and as effectively as possible for as long as it should, it’s vital to schedule routine preventive maintenance for the heating system. This is particularly true for gas furnaces. While safety risks are rare nowadays, they still exist within furnaces that are not properly cared for.

To help you understand the importance of regular tune-ups, we’ve shared with you below some of the most common inquiries we get in regards to furnace tune-ups, followed by our responses.

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Why Should You Enroll in Our Maintenance Program?

October 3rd, 2016

When most homeowners think about servicing their plumbing system or HVAC systems, they consider repairs they may need over the years. But do you ever think about how to prevent those repair needs from cropping up to begin with, or becoming worse than they would have otherwise been? The only way to do so is by scheduling maintenance for both of these vital home systems.

At Lifeline, we’re dedicated to giving the best to our customers, and that’s why we offer our Lifeclub membership, which allows our customers two multi-point HVAC tune-ups and one whole-house plumbing inspection per year, in addition to priority, 24-hour service, no service charges, discount prices on future work, and much more. Keep reading to learn more about why enrolling in our maintenance program is vital to your household.

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Why You Need This Important Plumbing Service

September 26th, 2016

Do you need to have your sewer line replaced? Images of this job probably make you cringe and want to put off repairs for as long as possible. It doesn’t have to be this way though; replacing a sewer line doesn’t have to be an intrusive and intensive process. At least, not when you hire us to perform trenchless sewer repair!

Trenchless sewer repair, which we refer to as pipelining, is a brand new service we offer that helps us—and you—avoid the timely and expensive process of tearing up your entire yard to make what should be a simple fix or replacement. Keep reading to learn more about what exactly this technology is and why you’d need it.

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When Might Whole-House Repiping Be Necessary?

September 19th, 2016

There is no such thing as a plumbing system that will never need repairs. It’s a fact of life that your pipes do a large amount of work in your home on a regular basis, resulting in a good amount of wear and tear that can cause leaks and clogs as well as pipe breaks. In many cases, repiping is the best way to rid yourself of these problems.

Our plumbers will remove the old pipes and replace them with newer copper or a type of plastic pipe such as PEX or CPVC. While whole-house repiping may seem an extreme step to take when you have a plumbing problem, sometimes it is truly the best option. Our professionals will help you determine if it’s really time for you to have this important issue checked out further. However, in the meantime, keep reading for some of the situations where whole-house piping would be recommended.

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