Pipes & Sewers

What’s With the Pool of Water Collecting in My Yard?

When it comes to your main sewer lines and water lines, your peace of mind is entirely dependent on them operating properly. Sewer lines are responsible for providing an exit for waste products from the home; water lines are responsible for bringing water to the home. Both water and sewer plumbing systems are full of fixtures, fittings, and appliances, all of which can cause potentially serious problems. The problems range from sewer backups, clogged lines, damaged pipes, to issues with leaks, and high and low water pressures. Effective solutions for all emergencies and minor headaches alike can be found at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®- The Punctual Plumber®.

Water Pipes

Water pipes are responsible for delivering potable water from the street or well to all areas of your home including the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and outside faucets. These pipes, which are made from a variety of materials including PvC (polyvinyal chloride), iron, polyethylene or copper, are often buried in the slabs of homes and in their walls. These pipes are pressurized and consist of joints, valves, and fittings making them more susceptible to leaks. Without a close inspection, a lot of leaks are difficult to detect. These leaks can lead to a lot of problems including: low water pressure, water damage, increased bills, and a waste of natural resources. Frozen pipes are also a major concern for people living in colder parts of the country.

Sewer Pipes

Sewer pipes, generally made of up plastic materials (PvC and polyethylene), provide an exit for waste water materials from the home to sanitary sewer or septic tank system. A majority of residential sewer systems utilize gravity systems that rely on slight inclines in the piping to promote the flow of sewage to further distribution points. Since sewer pipes consist of joints and fittings, leaks can occur and result in unpleasant odors and major messes.

At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® we have such a high level of pride in our performance of a variety of preventive and restorative measures for both your water and sewer pipes, including whole house re-pipping, that all our services come with our Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® guarantee.

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