No matter if you’re a homeowner or renting a space from someone else, you’ve probably got a few tools on hand to cope with any minor plumbing emergencies. We’ve all had to deal with a clogged toilet or a slow drain, and most of the time you can easily fix it yourself. However, tackling bigger plumbing repair jobs may require the help of a professional and while you may think that you can fix it, these smaller problems can lead to larger problems down the road. If you’re in the Long Island area and are in need of plumbing assistance, call Hubbard Plumbing. Since 1979, we’ve been providing our plumbing and heating services from generation to generation. We have over 100 years of experience and are happy to provide you with stellar workmanship and customer service. If you find yourself reading this blog post and needing assistance, connect with us today!
Keep Up With Routine Check Up’s
One of the best ways to avoid costly repairs and fixtures is to make sure that you’re keeping up with your home’s regular maintenance schedule. Many times issues with pipes and plumbing can sneak up on you. Sometimes small problems aren’t even found until their larger and more disastrous problems. You go to your yearly physicals at your doctor’s office right? Well, your home is no different. While it may seem like just another thing to add to the list, you’ll thank us later.
Consider The Age Of Your Home
While both newer and older plumbing can fall victim to minimal leaks and clogs, it’s important to understand the age of the plumbing system in your home. If you’re living in a home with older plumbing pipes, they are going to require more attention and maintenance than others. You’ll also have to make sure that your pipes aren’t prone to freezing, which can be a common thing, especially here in Long Island. While older doesn’t necessarily mean bad, newer pipes probably won’t require as much attention but you still want to make sure that you’re routinely taking the time to take care of them.
If you’re living in a home that needs installations, particularly when it comes to new pipes, sinks, or tubs, you’re going to want to call a plumber. While you can find do-it-yourself instructions about how to install it online, these installations can have some dangers that you’ll want to be aware of. Moving or the installation of new pipes can pose a risk, especially if they are not put in correctly. The last thing that you want is to find that your entire roof has caved in due to a leaky pipe that you installed incorrectly.
Buildings That Require Permits
If you’re living in a building that has specific permits, you’ll want to make sure that you’re abiding by those requirements which may mean that you need to call a professional plumber. Most of the time, this is only for newer construction so if you’re unsure, make sure you ask your complex.
Once again, if you’re in need of any plumbing services or have any questions, connect with us today! Hubbard Plumbing, we are here for you!