Any plumbing fixtures and appliances have to be working properly so that a structure can be used. Regular maintenance of the plumbing system is important in order to capture any problems early enough and deal with them.

A plumber will be required to carry out any kind of repairs including roof repairs, leaking taps and showers, and sink repairs. A plumber will also need to repair the heating system, hot water system and the gas system. A plumber normally has a wide variety of skills in order to address the many issues that need to be dealt with in small and large buildings.

Roof Repairs

A leaking roof can be difficult to immediately detect until you notice water stains on the ceiling or on the walls of your home. It is important to immediately call in a plumber once you notice these water stains. This is because a small leak on your roof can cause serious damage. It can cause the rafters and the sheathing of the roof to rot. It also encourages the growth of mold which destroys the insulation.

You will therefore be required to carry out expensive repairs if the leak is not fixed immediately. There are different ways in which roofs can be repaired depending on the type of roof that you have.

Shower Repairs

A shower head will normally leak due to a faulty shower faucet. The shower faucet can get clogged up by deposits from water, or it may have rusted. In addition, if the seals that are in the shower faucet are worn out, the shower head will leak. The moving parts of the shower faucet can also have rubber rings which are worn out resulting in the shower leaking.

The method of repair that the plumber will use will depend on the type of faucet that is in use. A compression faucet has two knobs, one for bringing in cold water while the other supplies hot water. To repair a compression valve, the plumber disbands the faucet and replaces the damaged washers and rubber seals. If a Delta shower faucet is in use, the handle is removed and the damaged cartridge is pulled out and replaced with a new one.

Pipe Repairs

Pipes need to be repaired when they crack since cracked pipes can lead to damage of property. Pipes can crack due to roots which try to access the water that is in them. They can also crack due to the shifting of the ground which exerts excess pressure on them. Old pipes especially those which are made from steel can corrode and this weakens them and causes them to crack.

A plumber can repair cracked pipes by digging up the earth to access the pipes. He can also use trenchless technology whereby a pipe lining is inserted into the pipe to patch up the cracked spot.

The plumber uses drain cameras to inspect the insides of the pipe to see how severe the damage is. He can then decide whether to patch up the crack and if the pipe is excessively damaged, he may need to replace the entire pipe. If pipe relining is used to repair the pipe, the plumber will use the drain camera to confirm that the repair has been done successfully.