To many, the plumbing in their home is a necessity that they overlook. If you turn a handle on the shower you expect the water to come on. If you press down on a toilet handle, you expect the toilet to flush. When something breaks, however, not having adaquate plumbing can be a nightmare.
What are the common plumbing problems that occur without warning in Las Vegas area homes?
- Slab leaks- Usually a hot water line is leaking on copper piping underneath your home.
Prolonged slab leaks can cause ground settling, cracking of the foundation, high water bills,
and damage to the rest of your plumbing system including sewer pipes.
- Water service pipe is broken by meter or in the yard- A water service pipe can be many
different materials including PVC, PB or Polybutylene "Black Poly," Copper, Steel, or PEX. A water service leak may not be visible, because the leak is underground, or the leak may cause puddling of water in your yard.
- Water heater stops working-Tank water heaters do not last forever! Sediment and minerals in the water here in Las Vegas cause buildup inside the tank which eventually rusts out the bottom of the tank, causing the water heater tank to leak. Tanks cannot be repaired as they are under pressure and once a leak occurs on the tank, the water heater needs replaced right away.
- Drain Clogs- Drain clogs are very common here in Las Vegas. A lot of homes have cast iron piping and buildup can occur on the inside of the pipe walls, causing frequent clogs.
- Roots in pipe- Root growth is very common inside drain pipes here in Las Vegas. Once roots begin growing inside the pipe, cracks develop and the pipe will eventually collapse. Also roots inhibit proper drainage, causing your drainage system to back up frequently. Roots need to be eliminated by replacing the section of pipe affected by them.
It is not recommended that a home owner do plumbing repairs alone. Here in Nevada, a plumbing license is required for doing all plumbing work including installing hot water heaters, replacing piping, or performing plumbing repairs.
Hot water heaters can be dangerous and require a professional to service them. In the Las Vegas valley, a permit is required to replace a water heater. Handymen are not allowed by law to replace water heaters, repair broken pipes, or work on plumbing inside of any home or business establishment. Please make sure that the plumbing company you hire offers you a permit when replacing a water heater.
We are a full service plumbing company in the Las Vegas area. We are licensed, bonded and insured and have many professional references ranging from residential home owners, to commercial property managers and apartment communities.
There are many plumbing service providers in the Las Vegas area, but we are set apart from the rest by our passion for the trade and our unbeaten customer service. Do you want to be treated like just another number? Nobody does. Most people love to be treated like they are important and that their business matters. Code Red Emergency Plumbing will treat you with the respect you deserve and