You may be surprised by just how many homeowners are still using old pipes, water heaters, and gas lines in their homes in this new decade. Most people follow the motto "if it's not broke, don't fix it." And while this approach works, it may not be the best for your plumbing system.
Similar to other parts of your home, you need plumbing infrastructure that keeps up with modern times. Pipes from the 1960s and toilets from the early 80s will expose you to frequent plumbing emergencies.
This is where progressive plumbing comes in. Think of this approach as service and professional advice mixed into one. It's not just about repair, as progressive plumbing also involves a comprehensive analysis of your home's plumbing infrastructure to recommend areas where you can improve performance and prevent future complications.
To better understand what you can expect as part of progressive plumbing, here are some common elements of this service.
Upgrading pipes in your home
Pipes designed for plumbing purposes are incredibly durable. They can easily last for 80-100 years, depending on where they're installed and the material they're made of. However, there comes a time when you'll need to upgrade the pipes in your home. If you frequently call your plumber to unclog blocked drains, seal leaks or eliminate foul odours, you may need new pipes.
Progressive plumbing involves a thorough inspection of your current piping system and what will need to be done for a successful replacement. This approach focuses on the long-term, where your plumbing service will consider the best material and installation method that will maximise performance while eliminating plumbing issues.
Progressive plumbers may also future proof your pipes by adding smart sensors that can detect water flow, blockages and other critical elements.
Installing modern fixtures
Progressive plumbing is also exactly what the name suggests. It involves your plumbing service recommending, planning and installing modern fixtures that are more in line with the new decade. For example, when repairing a blocked toilet, your plumber may recommend newer toilet designs that are more comfortable to use, efficient in every flush and less prone to clogging. They may also work with you to install faucets that are less prone to leaking and drains that remain tough against many different materials being poured down the drain.
Replacing old water heaters
Another important service offered by progressive plumbers is the installation of modern water heaters. You may consider investing in a newer, more insulated and more responsive water heating system that can meet the demand in your home. In this way, you'll be able to save on utility costs and maintenance costs and avoid the problem of having an insufficient supply of hot water in your home.
For more information, contact a plumber.