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How often should drains be cleaned?

How often you clean your drain depends on the type of drain and how often you use it. If you noticed more drain clogs or slower draining, it might be time for a drain cleaning. Even if you don’t notice any drain issues, an annual drain cleaning is always a good idea. 

How long does pipe repair take?

Pipe repair times vary depending on the extent of the repairs needed and the type of material the pipes are made of. Simple repairs to PEX may only take a few minutes to complete, whereas copper pipe repairs behind walls may require an hour or two. Underground pipe repair or pipe replacement requires anywhere from several hours to several days. 

Do I need a video camera sewer line inspection?

If you experience repeated sewer or drain line backups, slow drains, or frequent toilet clogs, it may be a good idea to have a video inspection performed to determine the underlining problem. Sewer inspections are also recommended to prospective homeowners before buying a new home to detect any potential costly sewer repairs. 

What is a sump pump?

A sump pump removes collected groundwater from a basement floor basin and pipes it to a storm drain or detention pond. A perforated water collection pipe called a drain tile is installed in the foundation footer around the perimeter of the home. Groundwater falls into the drain tile and is directed by gravity flow through the pipe to the sump crock at the lowest point of the basement floor. As the collected water level rises in the sump pit, a float switch activates the electric sump pump, forcing the water out of the pit, through a pipe, and safely away from the home.

How many years does a sump pump last?

The life expectancy of a sump pump depends on how often it operates. If your sump pump runs often, you should replace it every five years. If your sump pump barely ever operates, you can expect it to last around 7-10 years. 

How do I maintain my water heater?

There are different maintenance requirements for different types of water heaters. Check your manufacturer’s recommendations and follow them carefully. However, in general terms, you’ll want to drain sediment from your water heater tank on an annual basis and tankless water heaters will require at least an annual descaling to keep them operating efficiently.

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