How do you handle routine maintenance and plumbing emergencies for your property? Do you have your maintenance team handle it, or do you try to DIY it to save some money? The truth of the matter is that you should be hiring professional plumbers for every plumbing problem. This is because licensed plumbers have the skills, experience, and tools to diagnose the plumbing issue and repair it so that it doesn’t reemerge later and cause water damage, mold, mildew, and structural damage. Let’s take a look at the advantages of hiring a professional plumber for your residential buildings.
1. Professional Plumbers Have Knowledge and Experience.
When you hire a professional plumber to handle all your plumbing repairs, they have the knowledge, experience, and training to get the job done correctly and adhere to any modern code changes and regulations. If you were to perform the repairs yourself or have one of your maintenance staff take care of the problem, they may not be aware of any regulation changes, and they may not perform the work in accordance with the current building codes. When you hire a professional plumbing company to perform your pipe repairs, you don’t have to worry about an inspector walking onto your property, performing an inspection, and finding plumbing violations that could cost you money in the form of additional repairs and fines from the city.
2. You’ll Experience Increased Cost-Efficiency.
Plumbing problems can sneak up on you. Leaks can cause mold, mildew, and rot inside walls, and if the water leak is in your basement or under a foundation slab, it can result in damage to the concrete. Locating these types of leaks quickly and repairing them can help prevent major damage to your building. However, when you opt to fix leaks and other plumbing problems in your Chicago building by hiring someone who is not a professional plumber, you may believe that the repair has been performed correctly and that the problem has been solved. You may even be congratulating yourself on the money you saved. Unfortunately, it also means that the repair may not have been completed correctly, and it could recur, except this time, you’re not looking for it. This could result in having to spend more money on repairs to your building and your plumbing pipes, which could be more than the cost of fixing the problem correctly the first time.
3. Professional Plumbers Have Advanced Tools and Technology.
When you hire a professional plumber to fix a broken pipe, leaking sink, or sewer clog, you can expect them to bring the correct tools for the job and implement the most efficient solutions. This means that your plumbing repair will be performed correctly, and it will take less time than if you were to have a handyman or one of your custodians perform the repair. Not to mention, having a professional plumber fix your pipes and leaks will cause less disruption to your residents.
4. You’ll Have Reliability and Peace of Mind.
What happens when you experience a plumbing emergency or need a plumbing issue handled right away? Professional plumbers are well-versed in handling all types of emergencies, whether they occur during the day or at night. They also have stocked vans and work trucks with all the tools, pipes, and plumbing equipment that might be needed to fix the problem promptly and correctly, and they warranty their work. This means that if the repair doesn’t hold, the plumbing company will come back and fix it again.
5. You’ll Receive Customized Solutions to Your Plumbing Problems.
Is your property different? Certain types of properties require different approaches and solutions than other properties. This can occur due to your building being a historic landmark, an outdoor venue, or another type of less common establishment. If your property needs a unique solution to a plumbing problem, a professional plumber can develop several fixes and present them to you so that the best solution can be chosen for your building and property.
6. You’ll Enhance Your Property Value.
Having a reliable plumbing system can boost your property value. This is because when your plumbing system works well, word gets out. Your current residents may mention that they haven’t had any plumbing issues in quite a while, and when there are issues, those issues are handled promptly. This can attract new tenants and buyers to your building because they know they won’t have to worry about the plumbing system.
7. You’ll Be Putting Safety First.
Having a well-maintained plumbing system means that you’re putting safety first. When water starts leaking behind walls, it can lead to the growth of mold, mildew, and fungus. These are all health hazards and can increase allergy symptoms, like coughing, wheezing, and congestion. Leaking water can also be a fire risk if it leaks into an area where there’s electrical wiring. If a sewer backs up, it can lead to harmful pathogens entering your building and making people sick. By keeping your plumbing well-maintained you are helping to prevent leaks in your plumbing pipes and clogs in your sewer lines.
8. You’ll Be Preventing Future Problems.
Hiring a professional plumber means that you’ll get all the information about what the plumber saw while he was examining and repairing your current problem. Imagine a scenario in which you experience a pipe leak behind a wall. The pipe was severely corroded and the fitting was no longer in good condition. The plumber repairs that section of pipe but notices that the connecting pipes also look extremely worn and corroded. The plumber can then tell you that you need to get a plumbing inspection because if all the pipes in your building are the same age, they’re probably all experiencing issues. This alerts you to the fact that you need to get a complete plumbing inspection and start making plans to replace or rehabilitate your plumbing pipes with an epoxy liner before they all fail.
How Can Pipelining Help Me Keep My Plumbing System Maintained
When you want to keep your plumbing pipes well-maintained and repair broken drain pipes and sewer pipes, you can choose epoxy pipelining. Epoxy pipelining has the ability to repair cracked and broken drain pipes and sewer lines. It can also seal pinhole leaks in potable water pipes, and it can make your plumbing system easier to maintain. That’s because once the epoxy liner is in place, the host pipe doesn’t experience any further deterioration.
Experience the NuFlow Standard
NuFlow Midwest has been installing pipeliners and offering custom plumbing solutions since 2012. We are the exclusive installer of NuFlow epoxy pipeliners in Chicago and the greater Chicago area. Our pipeliners are safe and durable, and they’re cost-effective. This is because pipeliners are a trenchless technology, and their installation does not require the removal of drywall or digging through your landscaping or foundation to reach the pipes. Epoxy pipeliners can also be installed in two to three days, and they come with a ten-year warranty.
If you need to rehabilitate your pipes or want to extend the useful lives of your current plumbing pipes without the mess and hassles of replacing the system, we can help. To learn more about epoxy pipelining, contact us.