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Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions – Answered By Brinks Plumbing & Heating, LLC

Why Is Your Drain Cleaning Service Better Than Buying Household Chemicals?

Professional drain cleaning services are better than buying household chemicals for a few reasons. One of the most important reasons is the overall maintenance of your pipes.

Common household chemicals made for drain cleaning are made to break down organic materials that may be clogging your drain. However, this can also result in the breakdown of your pipes over time. Because professional drain cleaning services utilize drain snaking and hydrojetting to keep your pipes in the best shape possible, there’s no fear of damaging your pipes.

Another reason to hire a professional drain cleaning service is that household chemicals, especially those used in draining systems, are harmful to your health. These chemicals are caustic and can cause dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath and more. By investing in a professional drain cleaning service, you’re taking care of your pipes and your health.

How Do I Know If I Need A Water Heater Repair Or Replacement?

There are a few simple ways to assess whether you can repair your water heater or if it would be simpler to replace it. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • How old is my water heater?
  • Is my water heater rusty?
  • Does my water heater leak?

Water heaters generally last between 8-10 years. If your water heater is newer than this, it’s likely you can get away with simply repairing your water heater. If your water heater was purchased over 8 years ago, the likelihood of your water heater needing to be replaced is high.

Another question to ask yourself is if there are any visible signs of rust on your water heater. Rusting is an immediate problem you’ll need to address to keep your home in the best shape possible. If there are visible signs of rust on your water heater or in the water coming from your water heater, it is likely your water heater will need to be replaced.

Lastly, you should consider if there is any leaking near your water heater. Rusting can lead to leaking in or around your water heater, which can cause significant damage to your home. If you’re unsure where a leak is originating, it is best to call a professional plumber.

A professional plumbing service can give you a full assessment of your water heater and help to provide context to the issues you’re facing. Our plumbing professionals will help you decide on the best course of action for your unique water heater.

I Have A Plumbing Emergency. Can You Help Me Right Now?

Yes! Brinks Plumbing & Heating, LLCs provides emergency plumbing for all your plumbing needs.

Why Should I Consider An Oil To Gas Conversion For My Heating System?

Converting from an oil heating system to a gas heating system is a great way to save money. Not only does a gas heating system rely less on routine maintenance than an oil system, but you’re also saving on the costs of refilling your oil.

Gas is also a more reliable form of heating. Because oil needs to be trucked to your home, you’re risking delays due to weather and other factors. Because gas is piped directly into your home from your local gas main, you have a reliable heating source no matter the season.

To learn more about why you should consider an oil to gas conversion for your heating system, call the experts at Brinks Plumbing & Heating, LLCs today.

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