Performance Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘O’Fallon’

Is It Time to Schedule a Drain Cleaning?

Monday, March 4th, 2019

plumber-working-with-drain-snakeThe drain and sewer system connected to your home is one of the most important components of your plumbing system. If the drain system isn’t maintained as it should be, it can cause serious problems for the entire plumbing system. Fortunately, it’s actually pretty easy to keep your drain system in good shape.

All it takes is scheduling drain cleaning service on a routine basis—once a year—as a part of your overall plumbing maintenance. Still though, it may end up that you need drain cleaning between maintenance appointments, and therefore it’s important to know the signs you should watch for if this is the case.

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When to Schedule Repiping Services

Monday, December 10th, 2018

copper pipes and plumbing fixturesThroughout the years, there have been many different materials put to use for constructing plumbing pipes. During much of the 20th century, for instance, metals such as galvanized steel (this is steel coated pipes coated with zinc to prevent corrosion) and cast iron were most commonly used in residential settings.

Cast iron was rather quickly found to be ineffective at preventing corrosion, while galvanized steel was replaced around the 1970’s in favor of a more lightweight option—copper. In addition to being lightweight, copper has better corrosion resistance, as does the other two modern types of plumbing pipes you may see: PVC and PEX piping.

Homes today tend to use either one of these plastic pipes or copper exclusively throughout the property. However, if your home is one of the many in our area built prior to the 1980’s, then it may have piping, fixtures, or even elbows and joints made of the outdated material. And if this is the case, by nature there is a very good chance you need repiping. This is a service provided by our professional plumbers in O’Fallon, MO, and could do your home a world of good. But, how much repiping do you need?

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Keep Your Home Safe from Water Damage with an Automatic Shutoff Valve

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Pipe-RupturePlumbing leaks are both a common issue, and a potentially serious one. It’s possible that a leak could just cause a bit of water damage in a localized area, or it could end up flooding an entire floor of your home. If you know where your manual shutoff valve is, you can mitigate a lot of water damage caused by a leak if you react quickly enough. That’s not always the best way to deal with it, though. Have a look below at some of the ways that an automatic shutoff valve can better protect your home.

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