When it comes to your home’s plumbing system, it sometimes helps to think of it as two halves. On the one side is your water supply, which brings fresh water into your home for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. On the other side are the drains for getting rid of your home’s wastewater, which is transported away to the municipal sewer system.
When your drains become damaged, that wastewater can’t exit your home properly, and you need the help of a professional plumber to get your system working again. At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we’ve provided Marion drain replacement and repair services for more than five decades.
Over the years, we’ve cultivated a reputation for outstanding workmanship and peerless customer service, and we remain just as committed to those values today as when we first opened our doors in 1969. When you choose Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, you know that your home’s plumbing system will receive the care it needs.
Our team of professional plumbers is all licensed and insured, and with our emphasis on training, you can rest assured that your technician will be up to date on the latest techniques and technology. With thousands of projects completed, our plumbers have the experience to tackle any challenge they come across, no matter the size of the job.
Replacing a drain in your home refers to one of two things: replacing a drain from a fixture or appliance and replacing your home’s sewer line. Usually, this is necessary because your drain has either started to leak or because it’s become clogged. Here are some of the reasons you may be experiencing trouble with your drains:
If your drains are clogging more and more frequently, there’s likely a bigger issue that’s causing the problem. Your first step should be a drain cleaning, but if that fails to fix the problem, you’ll probably need a drain replacement.
Many factors can cause damage to your plumbing. Inside your home, accidental damage can cause leaks, as can frozen pipes. In your sewer line, you may have roots growing into your pipes. Because the wastewater acts like fertilizer, tree roots can quickly fill the entire pipe, blocking water from draining while weakening the pipe.
Your buried pipes can also be damaged by shifting soil. While this is sometimes related to events such as earthquakes, heavy rains can also cause soil to settle, and the added weight can deform, pinch, or crush your sewer line.
Older pipes are much more likely to fail due to the wear and tear of daily use. If your home was built before the 1970s, for instance, there’s a good chance your plumbing is made of galvanized steel, which begins to corrode after about 50 years. That corrosion can cause your drains to weaken and eventually fail.
Any time you install a new appliance or fixture that uses water in your home, it’s best to hire a plumber to do the job, especially if you’re replacing existing equipment. More often than not, this new installation will require relocating or retrofitting existing plumbing, including drains. We’ll make sure your drains connect seamlessly to your new fixture or appliance.
While it may sound straightforward, there’s more to our drain replacement services than just pulling out the old drain and putting in the new one. At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we want to make sure your plumbing system works as well as possible. That’s why we start every drain replacement with a discussion, to make sure we understand the scope of the job.
After an initial inspection, your technician will give you an estimate for the work, and once you agree on the price, they can almost always start the job almost immediately, although there may be a slight delay for drain replacements that require digging. Once we replace your drain, we’ll make sure your new equipment works correctly, so you can be confident your drain will last for years to come.
For more than 50 years, we’ve been providing drain replacement in Marion and the surrounding area. We’re dedicated to helping homeowners in our community protect their investment by offering them solutions for all of their plumbing needs. If you want more information about our drain replacement services, contact the experts at Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling today.