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Signs of Trouble with Your Sewer Line

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

sewer-line-plumbingThe sewer line is the main line removing wastewater from the plumbing in your home and moving it to the civic sewer system. Sewer lines are usually buried under the ground in your yard, which keeps them safe from damage and wear from the weather. Unfortunately, when trouble arises, it requires the services of a professional plumber. We carry the most up-to-date equipment and use professional methods to access the sewer line, allowing us to repair leaks, clean out clogs, and address other problems without needing to excavate the pipe.

That, of course, means that you have spotted the signs of trouble with your sewer line and have the wherewithal to call in help. Homeowners should never attempt to formally diagnose a problem with their sewer line. However, they can spot the commons signs of a problem. When that happens, turn it’s time to call in a repair service as soon as possible.

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Signs You Need Your Pipes Replaced

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Some plumbing problems can be solved with the right tools and a little elbow grease. Others, however, require something more extensive, particularly when the plumbing pipes themselves are no longer able to do their job. Here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, trained plumbers are standing by whenever you spot the signs you need your pipes replaced. Spotting them can be difficult, since most of your plumbing is located in the crawlspace or other hard-to-reach locale. However, once you do spot them, you can usually get them replaced without an excessive amount of fuss.

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Saving Money with Low-Flow Fixtures

Monday, September 8th, 2014

In the U.S., we flush nearly 5 billion gallons of water down the toilet each day. While this drains our natural resources, it’s also tough on our water bills. About two-thirds of indoor water use in the U.S. comes from the toilets, sinks, and faucets in homes, but there is a way to significantly reduce water use. When you call a professional for plumbing replacement to replace your existing fixtures with low-flow models, you’ll greatly reduce your water usage, saving money every month.

One of the best ways to save money on your water bills is by calling a professional to replace your toilets with low-flow toilets. While this is a bit of an investment, the money you save every month, and your reduced environmental impact, will be well worth the cost. While some toilets flush down as many as 5 gallons per flush, a low-flow toilet uses only about 1.5, And while many homeowners worry about low-flow toilets clogging, this is no longer a concern with modern models.

In fact, you can also cut back on a lot of water use without making a major investment on plumbing replacement. Spending just a little bit to replace your showerhead with a low-flow fixture can save thousands of gallons of water per year. And while you may want to replace your inefficient faucets, you may choose instead to add aerators onto your existing faucets which may cut the water flow in half. New showerheads and aerators also help you cut back on hot water use, saving on energy costs.

Installing these fixtures is a great way to conserve resources and reduce spending without sacrificing your comfort. There are many other ways to save money on your water bills, including installing energy-efficient dishwashers and clothes washing machines, but calling for professional installation of low-flow fixtures is one of the most vital steps to take toward a more efficient home.

When you want a professional to help you with any bathroom remodeling such as replacing your existing fixtures with low-flow toilets, faucets, and showerheads.

Call the team of plumbing professionals at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. for plumbing replacement in Drexel Hill.

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Havertown, PA Plumbing Guide: Replacing Plumbing Components

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Our plumbing system works behind the scenes. We readily enjoy the stream of hot water coming out of the shower fixture high on the wall, or the washing machine unit that somehow fills up with water, but we don’t think about how our plumbing works. The truth is that a lot of hard work and design is responsible for the conveniences of our modern plumbing systems. But it won’t last forever and there may come a time when you have to replace some of your plumbing. Call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. today for comprehensive plumbing services, from whole home repiping to water heater replacement.

Here are some examples of common parts of your plumbing you might need to replace:

  • Piping: You have piping throughout your home plumbing supply system, and you can expect it to be durable, provided it is taken care of and was installed properly, but nothing, not even copper, lasts forever. Temperature and pressure fluctuations, hard water, and simply general wear and tear on pipes and connections can cause multiple leaks and corrosion. It’s important to try and prevent systemic pipe failure so that you can avoid any water damage in your home. If your pipes frequently leak, have a plumber examine your system to see if you need pipe replacement.
  • Water heater: No matter what type of water heater you have, it will eventually need repair or replacement. If your tank storage water heater has turned your home water supply a rusty color, then it could mean that oxidization has started to rust the interior of your water heater. This can be not only hazardous to your water supply, but it can also lead to major water heater failure, which can mean a lot of hot water leaking into your home.
  • Fixtures: The fixtures that function as the intermediaries between you and your water supply are subject to wear and tear just like the rest of your plumbing components. Don’t let small faucet leaks increase your water bill. If you have a faucet that is constantly leaking or a toilet that keeps running, its important to get it repaired or replaced quickly. If you want to make your home more environmentally friendly, replacing your faucets, showerheads, and toliets with fixtures specially designed to be low-flow can have a big impact on how much water your home uses.

Keep an eye on your home plumbing system. When you need to replace any of your Havertown, PA home’s plumbing components, call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. today! 

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Springfield, PA Plumbing Tip: Pros and Cons of Copper Piping

Monday, April 15th, 2013

If you’re in need of plumbing replacement, you may be wondering what type of pipes your plumber will use. While copper piping has become the standard hard pipe in the plumbing industry, and has been used in plumbing applications for many years. It is only since the 1970s that plastic piping has offered a viable alternative to copper plumbing. In this post, we’d like to run you through the pros and cons of copper piping so that you and your plumber can make an informed decision about what’s right for your home and your plumbing requirements. For more information about copper piping, or to schedule a Springfield, PA plumbing service, call Wm. Henderson Plumbing Heating Cooling Services today!

As a tried and tested standard of the plumbing industry, copper offers many pros, including:

  • Durability: While it’s ductile enough to be used for fittings and joints, copper is incredibly durable. In addition to its fire resistance, it is also corrosion resistant. Its rigidity allows for less supports when spanning distances, and it maintains alignment under pressurized conditions.
  • Malleability: Plumbers love copper because of its strength and malleability. Sweating copper pipes is one the basic techniques of the residential plumber.
  • Fire resistance: Copper has a high thermal rating, making it resistant to fires. For homeowners concerned with using fire retardant materials, copper makes an excellent choice.

That said, there are some potential cons to take into account, as well:

  • Cost: The major reason for the rise of alternative piping is cost. Copper piping is more expensive than plastic piping, such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or cross-linked polyethylene (PEX). The latter is quickly becoming a standard in many residential applications for its strength and flexibility.
  • Metallic flavor: While it is minimal, copper piping may add a metallic flavor to your drinking water, which may be off-putting for some homeowners.

Remember to discuss your options with a plumbing professional in order to receive the most up-to-date information on piping. For Springfield, PA plumbing services, call the experts at Wm. Henderson Plumbing Heating Cooling Services today! 

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