Plumbers Westbrook ME
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Plumbers, Remodel Plumbing, Residential Plumbing, Sump Pumps, Water Heaters, Water Lines/Pipe Work
Hollis Center, ME
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Commercial Plumbing, Emergency Plumbing Service, Plumbers, Remodel Plumbing, Residential Plumbing, Sewers & Drains, Sump Pumps, Water Heaters, Water Lines/Pipe Work
Plumbers install and repair pipes and plumbing. Some home and business concerns that plumbers address include leaking pipes, and burst pipes. Professionals working in this field may also deal with clogged sinks and clogged toilet issues as well as gas leaks. Predominantly a plumber works with water pipes ensuring that they function efficiently and safely.
Leaking pipes are a concern that you want to address as soon as you notice them. This is because leaking pipes are less expensive to fix than burst pipes and left in disrepair plumbing issues only worse over time. Water has tremendous force as it is being sent through the pipes and can erode leaking pipes until they split and cause more than just a few drips of water damage. Hiring a plumber’s service to fix a leaking pipe properly will save you money in the long run.
Clogged sinks or a clogged toilet are two more problems that plumbers are frequently called to repair. Many times using over the counter products don’t solve clogs, and sometimes they can even worsen the problem or compound it. Clogged sinks and a clogged toilet can end up causing overflow damage to surrounding flooring and cabinets and should be handled as soon as possible.
You may also want to hire plumbers if you think you have gas leaks. Gas leaks that often occur within the plumbers experience include hot water heaters that are fed from an outside gas source. These require specialized training to repair safely and securely.
The following was sourced from Mr. Rooter.
ABS : Aristocraft bristone styrine, a rigid black plastic pipe used for drain, waste, and vent lines.
Aerator : A device screwed into the end of a faucet spout that mixes air into flowing water, and controls flow to reduce splashing. It sometimes contains a baffle to reduce flow to 2.5 gpm.
Air Lock : Blockage in the flow of liquid, esp. on the suction side of a pump caused by an air bubble in the line.
Angle Stop : A shutoff valve between the water pipes and a faucet. Its inlet connects to the water supply pipe in a wall, and its outlet angles up 90 degrees toward the faucet. These are usually used to shut off water to a fixture in case of an emergency repair rather than daily usage.
Anode Rod : A sacrificial rod installed in a water heater that protects the tank from corrosion, helping to extend the life of the tank.
Anti-Siphon : Preventive device for the backflow of liquid into a system. Used on sprinkler systems to prevent water from trickling back into the supply that is feeding it.
BTU : British Thermal Unit - A unit of heat energy required to raise the temperature of 1 lb. of water 1 degree Fahrenheit.
Back Flow Preventer : A device to prevent water from traveling from one system back into any part of the main distribution system, usually by siphoning, esp. into a potable water supply. This is generally required for sprinkler systems, handheld showers, pullout faucet spouts, kitchen sprayers, etc.
Back Pressure : Pressure that resists the flow of fluid in a piping system.
Backwater Valve : Sewer line valve that prevents sewage from flowing back into the house.
Ball Check Valve : A valve that uses a ball to seal against a seat to stop flow in one direction.
Ballcock : The fill valve that controls the flow of water from the water supply line into a gravity-operated toilet tank. It is controlled by a float mechanism that floats in the tank water. When the toilet is flushed, the float drops and opens the ballcock, releasing water into the tank and/or bowl. As the water in the tank is restored, the float rises and shuts off the ballcock when the tank is full.
Basin Wrench : A wrench with a long handle with jaws mounted on a swivel that allows the jaws to reach and handle nuts to fasten faucets to a previously installed sink.
Blowbag : A drain-cleaning device consisting of a rubber bladder with a hose fitting on one end and a nozzle on the other. The device attaches to a water hose and is inserted into a clogged drainpipe. As water is introduced, it expands to grip the pipe, and releases pulsating bursts of water through the nozzle, forcing water through the pipe to clear the obstruction.