Many homes in this Dallastown have a long history and have been as beautiful and resilient as the generations of people who have roamed their halls. If you own one of these fantastic older homes, or if you are looking to feel secure in a somewhat newer living space, Foundation Plumbing & Heating is available to make you feel prepared when it comes to your plumbing.
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Water Heater Replacement: Is it Necessary?
A water heater, something that may have once been considered a luxury item, is by far one of the most underrated appliances (second perhaps only to the toilet) in the home. A large tank dutifully heats water for bathing, clothes washing and dish cleaning. You rarely think of it until it stops working. There are a few signs to watch out for that will tell you if your water heater is reaching the end of its life.
- Inconsistent water temperatures
- Rusty water
- Shorter time spans for hot water usage
All of these signs can indicate that water heater replacement should be in your future. Our company specializes in water heaters from A. O. Smith, a company that has been around for 145 years. While you may consider investing in a new traditional hot water tank, the latest technology in the form of point-of-use water heaters may be the perfect choice for your home. Tankless water heater installation can be the answer to all your family’s needs. These units have a higher initial cost, but also need less maintenance and save energy and money because they are not constantly working to maintain the temperature of over 30 gallons of water. Schedule a consultation to see if a new instant hot water is a good fit for your needs.
Fixing Clogged Pipes
Most homeowners are familiar with the idea of clogged pipes, but they may not be familiar with the root causes or the methods of removal. As your local residential plumber, Foundation Plumbing & Heating has expert technicians ready to solve your most disastrous clogging issues.
What causes clogs? While the specific list may be infinite, it can be narrowed down to a few things:
- Foreign Matter: Pipes are for liquids only. When objects such as feminine hygiene products or plastics or even toy slime get flushed down the pipes they can get stuck and cause nasty results.
- Hair and Soap: As humans, we shed hair and skin cells on a daily basis, often most of this is done in a bath or shower. The discarded hair and personal hygiene products can come together to form a glue-like mess that slows drains and catches other particles to create an ugly clog.
- Roots: This is particularly true of tree roots, but even the average plant can worm its roots into a weak area in a pipe and create a tangled web of roots in its unending search for water.
- Aging Pipework: When pipes have been around for a while, they tend to degrade and buildup layers of residue that may lead to clogs.
When clogs occur, instead of reaching for the chemical drain opener(which can damage the pipe itself) on the local department store shelf, give our professionals the chance to show you safe ways to clear that blocked drain.
Routine Maintenance and Its Benefits
As with any part of a home, plumbing fixtures and systems must be maintained in order to function. If you wait until something is already failing, the damage has already been done and it will likely end up costing far more. One of the unique offerings of Foundation Plumbing & Heating is our preventative maintenance program. This can help you as the homeowner keep up with those routine plumbing maintenance checks that will likely be forgotten in the course of normal life.
Routine maintenance can save you money as well as valuable time because it will prevent most catastrophic failures from happening. If you regularly descale your tankless hot water heater, the likelihood of a severe clog or system overload is significantly reduced. If you keep from pouring grease down your kitchen sink, it shrinks the possibility of an unsightly clog. Maintenance is always in the best interest of the customer and we are happy to keep you up to date.
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Why Choose Us?
Foundation Plumbing & Heating is a local family-owned business with highly trained techs who are ready to fix your plumbing problem the first time. Upfront pricing means you will not be surprised and available financing helps keep everything within your budget. We do it all with just one call.
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