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Monday, January 27, 2014

Copper Repiping Replaces Old Corroded Galvanized Pipes

What is Copper Repiping ?

If your home or building was built prior to 1970 then you probably have out-of-date, corroded, and rusty galvanized water pipes (which are more than likely to break and cause costly water damage in and under your home). Old galvanized water pipes are almost guaranteed to cause a host of problems for home and property owners.

Do you experience low water pressure?
Low water pressure can be caused by rust or corrosion blocking flow in your galvanized pipes.

Do you get rust colored or yellow water?
Discolored water is usually a sign of advanced rust and corrosion. Any sign of discoloration means you should replace your water pipes as soon as possible.

Have you had leaks in your plumbing?
Plumbing leaks are often caused by the corrosion of old galvanized pipes.

Do you ever get scalded in the shower when someone flushes, uses a sink, or turns on the washing machine? Let Jomi Plumbing retrofit your tub or shower with Pressure Balanced Valves.

Do you have galvanized or polybutylene (plastic) pipes?
Galvanized pipes are the grayish silver looking pipes. If your home was built prior to 1970, you probably have rust-filled and corroded galvanized water pipes.

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then consider copper repiping, by Jomi Plumbing.

Benefits of repiping your home include:
Replacing your old and damaged galvanized water pipes with new clean copper piping is a good idea. Copper pipe does not corrode, does not rust, and once installed will last a lifetime.

After copper repiping you will enjoy:

Reduced Plumbing Costs
Clean/Clear Water Without Rust
Better Volume and Water Flow
Better Tasting Drinking Water
A Great Selling Feature (if you plan to sell your home or building)

Copper repiping may also let you take a comfortable shower, wash dishes, water the lawn, wash laundry, and use faucets and fixtures at the same time. Copper Repiping gives you great water pressure, improves delivery of hot water, reduces or eliminates plumbing repairs, and saves money on water loss.

Contact Los Angeles area JO-MI Plumbing today at 310-473-8111 for more information copper repiping.

What Are The Steps To Take To Remove A Clogged Drain?

There are few other annoying home repairs that demand your immediate attention like clogged drains. Regardless of what you're doing, you must stop and attend to the current mini crisis that is a clogged drain.

Preventing drain clogs involves very little work. Instead of spending excessive time and effort whenever the pipes get backed up, you just exert a fraction of that effort on a monthly (or, in more extreme situations, bi-monthly) basis. For many people, that effort is nothing more than pouring a gallon of hot/boiling water down your drain. This helps loosen any hair or gunk clogging the main pathway and push down. After you do this, be sure to run regular warm water for about five minutes just to continue pushing everything as far down and out as you can get it.

If you find that doesn't work a hair catcher will come in handy. For about $5-10 you get a little device that sits in your drain and catches hair and gunk. Gross, yes, but you just empty it after use of your sink or shower. This mesh screen will save you money and prevent costly drain clogs.

If the problem continues to persist, that's when our experts come in and identify the cause and quickly eliminate the problem. Leaving you plumbing crisis free.

Contact Los Angeles area JO-MI Plumbing today at 310-473-8111 for assistance with any of your plumbing needs.