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There are many different factors in a plumbing system. A homeowner will need to decide what kinds of water heaters, toilets, and sinks will be most effective in meeting the needs of the home in which they are installed. He or she will also need to decide precisely how these different devices and systems will be maintained, as well as the pipes that carry the water to these devices. This article will discuss some important information for Virginia homeowners with regards to their plumbing systems.

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What are the benefits of a tankless water heater?

There are a huge number of different benefits that are associated with purchasing and installing a tankless water heater.

A tankless water heater will always be able to produce enough water for a household. Ordinarily, if more than two or three people take a shower in a row, a traditional water heater will have to heat up more water, a process which could take at least an hour. A tankless water heater heats water immediately and will therefore be able to ensure that there is always an adequate supply of water.

Another advantage is that tankless water heaters reduce the amount of energy that is needed. Heat is conserved because water is only heated when it is needed. Traditional tanks heat up water in advance and cool down again when hot water is not used. This makes them inefficient.

A tankless water heater will have very low mineral content when compared to a traditional water heater because no water is stored. This will make the water safer and more pleasant to drink, as well as easier to clean with, since the water will lather more easily.

A tankless water heater is designed to last for a very long time. Traditional water heaters are designed to be fairly disposable and, depending on the quality, will only last for between 6 and 12 years. In comparison, a tankless water heater will have a lifespan of about 20 years

What is hydrojetting?

Hydrojetting is the process of cleaning a piping system by running hot water through it at a very high pressure. This pressure, usually around 3,000 psi, will be strong enough to remove any debris or sediment buildup from the walls of the pipes and ensure that they let as much water through as possible.

What is considered a plumbing emergency?

A plumbing emergency is essentially when there is a plumbing system within a household that is not working correctly. This problem, no matter how minor it seems, can very quickly develop into a larger problem that will require more expensive repair. It is also very problematic for a home to have a plumbing system that does not work because it can make a home nearly uninhabitable.

If you have more questions about the types of devices that will be most effective for your home and how they are able to be maintained, contact us at 540-665-8196 for more information.

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