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Unless it is looked after carefully many things can go wrong with your plumbing system. Plumbing emergencies seem to happen out of the blue when you least expect them. Unless you know a good plumber, who is available 24/7 you may find it difficult to find one that will visit you in a timely fashion.
When confronted with a plumbing emergency many people turn to Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach, SC. We have many years of experience providing quality plumbing repairs in the great state of SC!
We Offer a Comprehensive Plumbing Service
You name it, we fix it. We do more than just repair burst pipes and broken-down water heaters, we provide many other vital plumbing services as well, and these include:
Emergency Plumbing Service
A plumbing emergency can happen at any time, but not every company works at night, on weekends, or on holidays. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing has a dedicated team ready at all hours to take your call and send a plumber to you straight away. Whatever your emergency, when others are sleeping, we are available to help you.
We have often been called to deal with the aftermath of an inexperienced Do-It-Yourselfer’s attempts at a repair. Unless you have the skills, we suggest you leave any plumbing repairs to the experts at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Many so-called ‘experts’ on YouTube are nothing of the kind and can often make the problem worse and more expensive to repair.
Drain Cleaning Service
If your sink or bathtub is taking longer and longer to drain, you have a clog somewhere in your pipework. Often the first thing people do is to pour chemicals down the sink to remove the clog. For smaller clogs, this may work, but if you have difficulty removing the clogs, then repeatedly pouring chemicals down the sink will only make matters worse.
Strong chemicals will corrode older pipework and joints and cause leaks. The only safe way to remove clogs without damaging your pipework is to schedule a drain cleaning service from a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing service because we are experts at all plumbing repairs and can reduce the chances of a severe repair.
Once cleared of clogs we suggest that if you are pouring grease and food down the sink, that you stop doing it and place them in the compost. These materials will stick to the insides of the pipe and form a clog, which will restrict the flow of water through the pipe.
Any wastewater from your home will flow out to the main sewer network via your sewer line. If it is blocked or damaged for any reason, then the wastewater has nowhere to go but back into your home. If you see any discolored water gurgling back into your sink or toilet, accompanied by the strong smell of sewage then the pipes can’t reach the main sewer lines.
You need an experienced plumbing service to help as this represents a serious health hazard. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing has skilled technicians who are highly trained in cleaning, repairing, and replacing sewer lines that have become blocked or damaged.
A leak is not always easy to detect since most pipework is located under floorboards or behind walls. Often, the first sign of a leak is a sharp increase in your water bill. If you think that you have a leak, then we suggest that you turn off all your water appliances and check your water meter. If the meter is still running, you have a leak.
As well as higher water bills you could smell dampness and mold, often under sink cabinets. There may be water stains on the ceiling from any leaks upstairs. Whatever the cause, a leak that is left for any length of time is likely to be causing a lot of water damage.
The worse type of leak is a slab leak. This is a common problem as most homes are built on concrete foundations, with water and sewer lines built inside or under the stab. In older homes, these pipes may have corroded or have been damaged due to shifting ground. They will leave signs like pools of water around the outside of the house or green and lush glass during a dry spell.
Leaks in the concrete stab may even make their way to the top of the stab and so you may get damp floors and carpets and even hot spots on the floor if the leak is from a hot water pipe. You need an emergency plumbing service as there is structural damage to your foundation occurring. You run the risk that your home may collapse if you ignore the problem.
Water Heater Plumbing Service
The best thing that you can do for your water heater is to have it regularly serviced by Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach. A service will correct any minor problems and ensure the water heater is safely running. It will also give you peace of mind knowing that it is less likely to break down. As an average water heater repair costs, hundreds of dollars, routine maintenance is a prudent and cheap choice.
But eventually, even a well serviced water heater will start to go fail. If it is over ten years old, it may be worth considering having it replaced. Although replacing a water heater is not cheap to install, it will save you in the long term by being more energy-efficient.
There is a confusing choice of water heaters on market, and it is not always easy to decide which is best for you. It is important to select the right sized heater for your family’s needs. The water heater in your home may have been there since you moved in. Your family may have grown, and you have to probably replace the old water heater to accommodate your growing family’s needs. If you need help in selecting and installing the right unit for you, then please call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach.
The Best Plumbing Service in Myrtle Beach, SC
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach has many years of experience offering the highest quality services and customer care at very affordable prices. If you need a quality plumbing service, then call us today.