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6 Key Features of Good Household Plumbing

Your plumbing system is used dozens of times per day, whether it’s for a shower, washing your hands, or filling up that five-quart pot to boil pasta for dinner. But just because it delivers water doesn’t make it “good” household plumbing. Today, we’re going to show you what the difference is.

Through our plumbing service in Sarasota, FL, we’ve seen just about every kind of plumbing-related problem you can think of, and how good plumbing can improve your overall quality of life. Here’s what you need to know about good household plumbing.

1. Good, Long-Lasting Material Choice

There are different types of piping materials that you can use for your plumbing system. For example, copper piping will last for around 50-70 years for your home plumbing system, but PVC may last for up to 100. Iron and steel pipes corrode into your water and aren’t good choices, and often last for even less time. The right material matters right from the get-go.

2. Space-Saving Pipe Layout

Your plumbing system isn’t just about the materials that the pipes are made of. It’s also about the way they’re laid out throughout your home. While there can be justification for using a certain amount of pipes depending on what workarounds you need, usually, fewer feet of pipes are better and allow for ideal water pressure for your plumbing system.

3. Ideal Water Pressure

When you turn on one faucet, you should still have decent water pressure while another faucet is on across the house. If you know for a fact that you can only run one fixture at a time otherwise pressure will suffer in the other one, that’s not a good thing. It doesn’t mean your water pressure is low, but it could do with a bit more.

4. Efficient Water Heater

Water heaters should fill and heat water rather quickly. While it will have to turn on to heat water throughout the day so you always have access to a proper amount of it, it can still heat that water efficiently so you don’t spend more on your energy bill. This one is big and has a large implication on your overall costs.

5. Obvious Upheld Maintenance

When a plumber starts working on your garbage disposal, drainage system, or fixtures, they can tell whether or not it’s maintained on an annual basis. When plumbing is maintained properly, it just works better and doesn’t pose a risk of random failure. Keep that maintenance schedule intact and it will help your home plumbing in the long run.

6. Updated Faucets and Fixtures

Sure, some aspects of your faucets and fixtures are purely cosmetic. But some actually deliver water in a more efficient manner, lowering your water consumption without sacrificing pressure or comfort. Those are fixtures worth upgrading to, because they can make up for some other inefficiencies of an aging plumbing system.

Let’s Get Your Plumbing in Order

Looking to upgrade your plumbing system? We’re here to help. If any of these signs of good household plumbing stood out to you, and they’re ones you’d like to implement, we can help you figure out how it fits into your home today. It all starts with a phone call.

Contact us today to schedule your plumbing services as soon as possible.

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