Humphrey Plumbing Heating and Air – Your Salt Lake City, UT HVAC and Plumbing Experts!
Salt Lake City, Utah, was founded is 1847 and is known for it’s stunning backdrop afforded by the towering Wasatch Mountains. Due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the city was originally named “Great Salt Lake City”; however, the word “great” was dropped from the official name in 1868. Mining Booms, and the construction of the first transcontinental railroad initially brought economic growth to the city, and as a result was nicknamed the Crossroads of the West.
Salt Lake City boasts many beautiful historic neighborhoods, with some of the homes in the valley even dating back to pre–World War II times. Today Salt Lake City, Utah’s capital city offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, and year-round excitement and activities for the entire family.
Humphrey Plumbing Heating and Air is a family owned, full service HVAC and Plumbing Company located in Bountiful, Utah. Proudly serving our communities in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas since 2005. We take special pride in in our quality of service and the integrity of the work performed by all of our qualified technicians. Our entire company works hard every day to insure your experience with us is always hassle-free and enjoyable, with the comfort of knowing that we stand behind all of our work.
Our commitment to quality, affordability, convenience and excellent customer service has earned us an A+ rating with Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau. This is why we are rated so highly for Plumbing and HVAC Services, Repair, and Replacement in Salt Lake City, UT. Call us today at (801) 294-2757!
Salt Lake City Plumbing Services – What to Know for Pipe Replacement and Regular Servicing in Salt Lake City Homes
Do you know how old the pipes in your home are? Many of the beautiful historic homes located in Salt Lake City still contain older plumbing that is out of date and not up to code. Older homes tend to have a charmingly designed architecture that modern homes lack. However, along with old homes come new problems. Although older homes are charming and cozy, they tend to lack modern systems and structures. As well, these systems tend to become worn, degraded, and damaged over time, and they will need maintenance and modification to bring them up to code. Have you considered pipe replacement for your Salt Lake City home? Many of us haven’t considered pipe replacement until we have faced a problem in the home, and often times by then it’s too late. Your home is flooded because of an old pipe that has corroded and now you have to worry about flood damage and mold. It was not even until the middle of the 19th century that plumbing systems were invented that were the basis for those we know today.
Is it a challenge to bring old plumbing to code?
Homeowners in Salt Lake City will often have to do some upgrades to their older historic homes, including plumbing servicing, repair and replacement. If your home has a bathroom with old plumbing and you are preparing to modernize the bathroom, there are a number of plumbing issues you should consider in order to ensure your renovation project is a success.
Material of pipe such as lead, galvanized steel, and polybutylene are not as reliable and can leak or cause damage to fixtures of your home. While pipes in the home are designed to last a long time, usually 30 years or more, even if the pipes in your home are still holding strong the material of the piping such as lead and polybutylene pipes are not as safe as copper pipes and should be removed immediately.
Due to safety and durability concerns, lead and polybutylene pipes are two types of piping that should be replaced immediately in your home no matter how old they are. Used in the early 1900’s, lead pipes pose a serious health hazard as the lead can leach into the drinking water. Polybutylene pipes were used from the 1970-90’s but are very prone to breakage causing the pipe to begin to leak, which can cause severe damage throughout your home.
Plumbing companies can remove old pipes and replace them with modern piping. Humphrey Plumbing Heating and Air is knowledgeable in dealing with all issues related to plumbing and older homes, and can provide many services to bring your plumbing up to code.
Warning signs to watch for:
Many times, it’s the deceptively small things homeowners overlook that may signify a water issue. Something as simple as your family cooking frequently in the kitchen can lead to continued grease and food disposals building up over time in the sewer and drain lines. A stammering faucet can be an indication that a water line is leaking. Also, a clogged toilet or slow drainage can signal to a homeowner that the sewer line is clogged.
All of these signs could point to a sudden and potentially costly repair. Detecting these easy fixes and taking care of them can save you from potential problems – and save you more than 10% on water bills.
In Salt Lake City it is also important to be aware of the sudden changes in temperature that may occur with our fluidly changing Seasons. Water lines are more susceptible to breaks at times of extreme temperature swings, both hot and cold. Just a 10-degree change in temperature can increase stress on water mains and service lines, and increase their risk of damage. Pipes become brittle when water temperatures get below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, while air temperatures at or below freezing cause the ground to freeze. However, water main breaks often don’t occur until one or two days after the freezing temperatures arrive because water temperature takes more time to decrease than air temperature.
How can you stay water-worry free?
No matter how old your home is, you should have the piping inspected annually. If you decide to inspect exposed piping in your home yourself, here are a few things to keep an eye out for.
Locate exposed pipes in the basement, crawl space, and utility room. Look for signs of trouble such as tubing discoloration, stains, dimples, and flaking. All of these are indications of corrosion.
When you fill your bathtub or a glass with water, look at its color. If the water is brown or yellow, it’s a sign of decay inside the pipes. This is a sign that you need to consider pipe replacement in your home very soon.
Take the necessary measures to protect yourself and your home from water damage and costly repairs. Be aware of what’s going on in and under your property.
Check your pipes regularly and heed the warning signs, no matter how small. Always insure to have your pipes inspected by a qualified plumbing technician annually, and be mindful of the recommendations of your technician to prevent further issues and damage to your home later on.
With any questions or concerns, or to get a technician out to your Salt Lake City home today, Call Humphrey Plumbing Heating and Air at (801) 294-2757!!
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