A Job For An Expert
When it comes to plumbing repair, it’s always best to leave the job to an expert. A plumbing professional is the best one to perform repairs on your plumbing – either at your business or at home.
A plumber is trained to do many types of repairs and all kinds of maintenance work. Even though you may be able to learn how to do some plumbing on your own, it’s always better to leave it to a pro. This way, you will be sure not to waste any time or money on additional fixes. By calling up a professional, you will be sure to have the job done correctly the first time.
Knowledge is Power
Some of us have no idea how much work goes into professional plumbing repair and maintenance. It’s good to understand just how difficult some plumbing work can be so that we can more effectively appreciate the work that plumbing professionals do.
Occasionally, pipes break. This can happen in a number of ways. Sometimes, a pipe can break due to normal wear and tear. More often, pipes break when they freeze. This can happen with metal pipes. Since metal pipes do not expand very much, they can break when the water inside of them freezes and expands to a degree that the pipe can’t accommodate.
Often, modern pipes are composed of synthetic materials and plastics. These materials stretch more than metal and are less likely to break from changes in weather. However, pipes of all kinds can break under various circumstances.
If you have a pipe that needs to be fixed, call a professional. Read on to learn more about what a plumber may do to fix your broken pipe.
How It’s Done
Step 1 – Turn off the Water
It’s very important to turn off the water source to your broken pipe. This is one of the first things your plumber will do. In fact, if you know how access the water main, it’s something you can do while you wait for the plumber to arrive. Turning off the water will allow the pipe to stop leaking water.
Step 2 – Fix The Pipe
Depending on the material of the pipe, the repair process will vary. Either way, the affected area of the pipe is removed with pipe cutters and a replacement portion is fitted in place. In the case of a metal pipe, the replacement portion will need to be soldered in place.
Contact your local plumbing professional if you have a pipe that needs to be replaced. For the best service, contact Landa Plumbing. We look forward to serving you!