Residential Plumbing Services
Your home is your own private castle, and our residential plumbers understand that when it comes to these repairs, you want the work to be done with as few disruptions as possible. A residential plumbing contractor focuses on the proper operations of the system in a single residence. They are experienced in all areas of water in your home, including repairing broken pipes, recommended, and installing water-saving fixtures, such as toilets, and replacing a broken water heater. Our Pelican Point plumbers provide you with top quality workmanship and we fully understand the expectations are to not stop until the work is complete.
Some of the most common residential services include:
- Low Water Pressure
- Leaky Pipes
- Dripping Faucet
- Clogged and Slow Drain
- Running Toilet
- Issues with Hot Water
- Tankless Water Heater Installation
Preventative Plumbing Maintenance
As a property owner, one of the most overlooked types of maintenance is the plumbing system. If the appliances work, you can take a shower and flush the toilet, so why bother with maintenance. The truth is, our contractors often get frantic calls from property owners asking for emergency plumbing services, such as a broken pipe or a non-working water heater. Preventative maintenance is an easier and less expensive way to deal with these unexpected emergencies. Preventative maintenance catches minor problems before they become big issues and it’s an excellent way to assess your water usage, which can help you conserve water, ultimately saving you money on the cost of your water bill. Preventative maintenance is designed to prevent any major plumbing problems in the future.
Some of the things your contractor will check during preventative maintenance include:
- Check for pipe leaks
- Check for toilet leaks
- Inspect the water heater and ensure that the water heater is set at the appropriate temperature
- Check appliances, such as the ice maker, dishwasher, and washing machine to ensure there are not any current or future risks of leaks
- Test the sump pump
- Recommend ways you can reduce water consumption
- Inspect pipes to ensure they are up to code and that there is not any rust or corrosion
Backflow Installation & Testing
Whether you are a residential or commercial building owner, regular backflow testing is essential for ensuring the safety of your drinking water. The installation of a backflow preventer is critical because it protects your drinking water from harmful, toxic contaminants, such as insecticides, fertilizers, and protection chemicals. Most people take for granted that the water coming from their faucets is clean and safe. Water distributions systems are designed to keep the water flowing in one direction: from the distribution center to multiple points of use.
Water is intended to flow in one direction and the backflow preventer is designed to prevent water from flowing in the reverse direction (backflow), which can bring contamination from the outside back into the main waterlines. So, a backflow preventer protects your drinking water from outside contamination. Testing is essential in ensuring that the backflow preventer is doing its job and preventing the water you drink from being contaminated. Our contractors are dedicated to making sure the installation is quick and easy, and testing requirements are met, which includes maintenance, testing, certification, retrofitting, surveys, and repairs.
Drain Line Maintenance & Repair
A clogged drain is not only inconvenient, but it can also lead to raw sewage backing up into your home through the bathtubs, sinks, under the floors, and inside of the walls. As debris and water build-up inside of a clogged pipe, the pipe fittings and/or the pipe itself will eventually burst, which sends hundreds of gallons of raw sewage and water rushing into the small crevices of your home or commercial building. The water remediation and repair costs to your home that was damaged by raw sewage can be extremely expensive. The easiest way to avoid the risk of significant drain problems is with routine drain line maintenance and early repairs.
One of the first signs of a potential problem with the drain line is slow-moving drains. In some situations, using a plunger or a snake to pull out the debris will fix the problem; however, if this is a frequent issue, the problem may be further in the drain. Being mindful of what is being put in the drains is helpful in avoiding the potential bursting of pipes. For instance, avoid putting grease and food into the drains and do not ignore a small problem, because it can quickly become a big problem. Routine drain maintenance will help you enjoy faster drainage, extend the lifespan of the drains by reducing cumulative damage, and deal with serious clogs by addressing and resolving obstructions. When our plumbing contractors provide routine drain maintenance, it is an assurance that potential problems will be caught and repaired before the issue becomes more difficult and more expensive to repair.
Sewer Line Repair & Maintenance
From the integrity of your roof to energy efficiency, there are several things that require routine maintenance to help your home or commercial building run smoothly. Unfortunately, one of the most overlooked types of maintenance is the sewer lines. Because they are not in sight, it is easy to overlook potential problems with the sewer lines, but the sewer system is essential for ensuring the plumbing for your property is operating as it should. Without proper maintenance, the drains and sewer lines have the potential to cause unhealthy problems that may lead to expensive repairs. Routine maintenance is essential for ensuring the sewer lines are clear from blockages, such as tree roots and that they are in good condition, without cracks and breaks.
Some of the most common causes of sewer line repairs are caused by include:
- Blockage from tree roots
- Grease blockages
- Mud, leaves, and debris
- Blockage by objects, such as diapers, baby wipes, toys, and paper
- Collapsed sewer line
Water Heater Repair & Installation
Your water heater is responsible for ensuring you have hot water for cooking, showering, and cleaning, so it is essential to ensure the hot water heater is functioning as it should. If you notice any issues with the water heater, it is important to contact a professional as soon as possible to make the necessary repairs or to install a new water heater if needed.
Some signs that it is time to contact your plumber for water heater repairs may include:
- Water dripping from the bottom of the water heater
- Rust buildup (often noticed on clothes or in the sinks/shower)
- Clanking noise coming from the water heater as the water is heating up
- Rusty water coming from faucets
- Takes longer than usual for the water to get hot
- The water no longer gets hot
Don’t hesitate to contact McKeown Plumbing for all your residential and commercial plumbing needs in Pelican Point, CA. Call (949) 497-1108.