How often do sewer lines need to be replaced?

How often do sewer lines need to be replaced?

Toilet cleanliness is necessary for all of us. When it comes to toilet cleanliness, people are more aware of what they see from the outside. Most people give less attention to what is underneath the toilet, the sewer line. If a clogged sewer is left untreated, it may result in serious damage to your establishment. To avoid this major concern, we need to know how often do sewer lines need to be replaced.

A clogged sewer might be unseen. However, the signs and symptoms going on the outside will tell that you might need a sewer line repair or replacement. How often do sewer lines need to be replaced? Your awareness of what’s going on both outsides and underneath your toilet can determine that.

What is a sewer line?

A sewer line removes wastewater out from an establishment going to the main sewer. It is vital in making the plumbing system work effectively. Your sewer line plays an important role in the smooth functioning of your overall plumbing system.

Figuring out when to replace a sewer line.

Below are some of the noticeable signs that your sewer line is deteriorating. The best course of action is to call plumbing services for help if you experience any of these issues.

  1. Persistent sewer backups and blockages.
  2. The water drain goes slow from sinks, toilets, and bathtubs.
  3. Basement flooding especially around the drains with unusual foul sewer smell.
  1. Leaking pipes.
  2. The inconsistent water level in your toilet bowl. At different times, the water level may go from overflowing, to normal, or even too low.
  3. The pooling of wastewater in your yard.
  1. Lurking sewer odor around your property.
  2. Babbling noise from a flow of water through pipes while using the shower or washing the dishes.
  1. The continuous infestation of insects and rodent problem that doesn’t clear off despite pest control measures.
  2. Mold thrives in moist areas. If you see the presence of mold on your ceiling or walls, there may be a broken sewer line.

How to respond to these sewer line warnings?

Do not ignore the warnings. If left unattended, a damaged sewer line causes long-lasting effects on a plumbing system. You may resort to temporary fixes such as patching old pipes, running drain snakes, or using chemical drain cleaners. However, it may sometimes do more damages than good to your sewer line if these temporary fixes are overly done.

If warnings persist, it is better to call plumbing services right away. It is more economical to get your sewer line replaced with no need for repairs for more years. This will help you save money than spending daily, weekly, or monthly on temporary fixes.

As a provider of quality and guaranteed plumbing services in Rochester NY, we are here to help you. Call us today and we will be happy to assist you!

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Emergency Plumbers In Rochester NY, Where To Find One?

In our everyday living, some incidents can happen out of the blue. You may encounter plumbing issues that can be as unpredictable as the weather. Things may happen unexpectedly. Bearing that in mind, the right thing to do is to look for emergency plumbing services. If you are looking for emergency plumbers in Rochester NY, Leone Plumbing and Heating is the right choice for your urgent plumbing service need.

Every homeowner’s worst nightmare is perhaps waking up one morning with a toilet overflowing on the floor. Like a chain reaction, another problem suddenly comes in with the sink not draining, and worst of all some places in your home would not drain at all! Other problems might occur such as leaking pipes, can also tear down your home which can lead to further damages. These things can happen not only in a home but in business establishments too. You will never know when these things can happen until suddenly it wreaks total mayhem and you can’t wait for another hour to get help. These are probably the worst cases where homeowners or business establishment calls for emergency plumbing services.

What to look for in an emergency plumber?

Before picking up the phone and call for a plumbing service, make sure that the local plumber has a New York plumbing license. In the state of New York, plumbers must register with the Secretary of State. To obtain a certificate of competency to conduct the trade or business of plumbing, one must pass the New York plumbers exam. For someone who holds a license means they know what they do, and they have the expertise to do it. You will be at ease knowing that you will be served not only with quality but also with safe plumbing service.

When to Call for Emergency Plumber?

Overflowing Toilet
We bet nobody would want to encounter an overflowing toilet. If this issue takes place, call our professional plumber immediately to avoid further damages to your home or business. We also suggest to turn off the water supply before our plumber arrives on site. Regardless if it is a simple blockage in the drain, we highly advise having an expert plumber to work on your overflowing toilet to make sure that the problem will not recur.

Clogged Drains
This problem can easily be dealt with using a plunger. But in cases such as corrosion, water drainage, flooding, and in worst instance sewage backup, do not delay to call an emergency plumber before it becomes more serious. Another instance to immediately call a plumber is having several unused drains that cause clogs which need to be dealt with a professional plumber.

Burst Pipe
When a burst pipe happens, you should immediately make a decision to call for an emergency plumbing service. In an emergency such as this, it may cause a great amount of water to flood a home or business establishment. It can cause serious damage to infrastructure including your valuables. It is very necessary to call an emergency plumbing service to do some repair of your burst pipe. The first thing to do before the professional plumber arrives on site is to turn off the main water supply. This will reduce any further damages that flooding might bring.

Now you know who to call in case you have plumbing issues. If you need emergency plumbers in Rochester NY, Leone Plumbing and Heating is the right place to call for your urgent plumbing service need. Do you have urgent plumbing issues today? Call us NOW and we will be there to serve you, anytime for your convenience!

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Therapeutic Bathtubs

 
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Therapeutic bathtubs have multiple benefits

  • Perhaps they are elderly and have difficulty stepping in and out of a normal height tub. This can be risky and unsafe, given the slippery wet floors.
  • Maybe they have arthritis or other ailment that needs relief from the ability to sit and soak comfortably. Sometimes bending all the way down and getting back up with a traditional tub can cause further pain, rather than relieving it.
  • A person with a physical disability that impairs them from actually being able to step over and into a regular bathtub would appreciate the benefits of a therapeutic tub.

Why can a therapeutic bathtub benefit you?

  • They are built with a bench or seat
  • Allows for a full body soak in a comfortable position
  • Eliminates the need to lower oneself all the way to the floor for a soak
  • There is a swinging door for easy access into the tub
    • The door opens into the tub allowing the person room to sit down and then easily close the door comfortably
    • The door seals completely to prevent leaking
  • There is a conveniently located grab bar for maneuverability while adjusting to sitting and/or standing positions
Leone Plumbing installed one of these beneficial tubs for a customer in need while remodeling their entire bathroom. We also installed a grab bar and a larger vanity with mirror to create a far more functional and therapeutic bathroom experience!
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Beautiful Bathroom Remodel

   

During the late 1980’s, whirlpool tubs with smaller showers were quite popular as a therapeutic way to relax or relieve joint and muscle pains. However, these days, people have found that they lack the time to use a whirlpool as it was intended in this fast-paced world. Additionally, with the amount of space that whirlpools take up, many feel they aren’t very practical or comfortable in most bathrooms.

A local Rochester, New York area couple decided that their master bathroom was simply no longer practical or functional. In this case, the whirlpool took up most of the space leaving a 36-inch space for a shower. They reached out to the Leone for help to design an elegant, fully functional master bath.

We were able to re-design the bathroom incorporating a large, more comfortable shower complete with bench and large recessed niche to hold plenty of product from tall to short. We were also able to incorporate a much larger vanity with two sinks and two mirrors with plenty of counter space in-between for all their needs.

Some of the work performed to reach this customers’ goals were:

  • Remove existing shower and whirlpool tub
  • Relocate plumbing as needed to eliminate the tub and add a walk-in shower
  • Relocate toilet, vanity and drain for shower to accommodate new layout
  • Install one GFI outlet for vanity
  • Build custom walk-in shower
  • Install new vanities – one dual sink with double mirrors for the couple, one sinkless vanity to be used as the make-up area
  • All new tiling, flooring, and paint throughout
  • An additional cabinet for linen and make up storage

By the time the work was completed, the customers now had an extremely functional master bath! As a bonus, we were even able to incorporate a matching free-standing linen cabinet for additional storage. Together with the espresso finish and brushed nickel for all the matching pieces, this fully functional bathroom became a work of art!

 
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Dual Tanks & Tankless Water Heater Systems

Why would someone install a dual water heater system in their home? A couple of reasons! A common one is that it’s a large family household and multiple people are using hot water for various reasons and in large amounts, such as multiple showers and bathrooms. Another is that they have a whirlpool bathtub that requires many gallons of water. Most whirlpools start at 65-gallons while most houses only have a standard 40-gallon tank installed. One solution is to have a 2nd 40 or 50-gallon tank installed alongside the first. Leone Plumbing has installed these for their customers using a custom built manifold system to link the two together. This has a few benefits.
  • There are 4 separate shut offs to isolate either of the water heaters in case one breaks down or starts leaking, giving the homeowner time to call their service provider to make necessary repairs or replacement
  • If one breaks down, the homeowner will still have hot water by simple turning off the quick shut off valve we install on each tank
  • If the family size is reduced, then homeowner can simply turn off one of the water heaters and operate off the other
  • At Peak demand, the homeowner will have 80 to 100 gallons of water (doubling the amount of which one can provide)
On-Demand Water Heater Systems provide a different solution for families with the same issues as those that might consider dual water heaters. However, some additional reasons to choose an On-Demand are:
  • To provide hot water to a hot tub or bathroom located outside the home so the hot water provided inside will not be reduced
  • To boost dishwashers and/or washing machines
  • To provide additional support for solar water heating systems
  • Higher efficiency than standard water heater tanks over the lifetime of the unit
The main difference between the On-Demand and Dual Tank systems is that the On-Demand does not have a storage tank that holds the hot water. Instead, cold water runs through the pipes and is heated up, as needed, by either a gas burner or electric elements. This provides an endless supply of hot water for the household.
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Complete Bathroom Remodel

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Every member of the Leone Team strives to ensure that each customer feels like they are an active member in the remodel projects we handle for them. We encourage them to choose their own styles, colors, and materials so that we can ensure they will be satisfied with the work performed.

After living in her home for many years, our customer decided that it was time for a change. Her bathroom was of a typical style with a tub, sink with mirror, and toilet. All of which was rather outdated, and she desired a more comfortable and modern look for her bathroom.

To achieve this, she hired Leone Plumbing to perform a complete bathroom remodel, which included the following work:

  • Convert standard bath tub into a walk-in shower with all new faucets, a handheld shower spicket, and grab bars
  • Installation of new subfloors, moisture resistant drywall
  • Installation of tile, not only on the shower walls, but also the entire bathroom flooring
  • Relocate plumbing as needed and provide electric as well as a GFI for the new vanity
  • Build a corner bench within the new stand-up shower
  • Installation of tile backsplash from floor to ceiling with mosaic
  • Paint the entire bathroom where tile was not installed

The result of the Leone Team’s diligent work and the customer’s unique selections in colors and tiles is absolutely stunning! A vertical mosaic backsplash up the back wall of the shower really brought a touch of class to her new modernized bathroom. The vanity, with matching backsplash, provided the ultimate finishing touch to tie in all the elegance and style she had been longing for.

She was extremely satisfied once the Leone Team had finished their work, saying “I give your company a five star rating. Had a great experience remodeling bathroom from start to finish. From tearing out old bathroom (replacing tub with walk in shower) to finish, work was completed in a professional, neat, and systematic manner. I was not afraid to ask questions which were always answered.”

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Johnmark Bevacqua
Johnmark Bevacqua

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

Fantastic experience with Andy. When we were flooded out, though he was very busy already, he responded immediately and took the time to ask the right questions and diagnose the issue. He offered his immediate help and we are back up and running! Very professional and understanding. This will be the first place I call from now on for any work needed.

Timothy Wildman
Timothy Wildman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 days ago

I called Leone because I had sewer water in my basement. Two guys came to my house and spent a couple hours snaking my sewer drain, but unfortunately couldn't clear it. The next step was to install a lot line clean out (which was an entirely new concept for me). Andy took time to explain it and answer my questions, and we decided to go ahead with this project. Andy handled getting the utility lines staked, acquired necessary work permits, coordinated the inspection with the City, and when the job was done he communicated with the County to ensure they would come back to my house to unclog the sewer. The crew that handled the work (digging up my yard and installing the lateral pipe) showed up when they said they would and worked with great care and professionalism to ensure the job was done right and within the timeframe that was explained to me. They took pictures of everything and kept me informed throughout the process. The County did show up later that afternoon, as expected, and cleared the stoppage.

Pamela Benson
Pamela Benson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 days ago

We called Leone plumbing because we had a water leak and zero clue where it was coming from. Our ceilings were full of water and floors ruined!! They came out same day found the leak and repaired it. After all the damage from the water we needed ALOT of work done. New floors up stairs and down stairs the ceiling replaced and new counter tops! Lucky us they are a one stop shop! The next day they had someone come out and do and estimate and had supplies ordered in that week!! We had family from out of state staying with us so our house was a bit cramped and Leone plumbing was more than accommodating when it came to what time they could start and what rooms to start. Very respectful workers and very friendly! Definitely something you do not see that often anymore in that trade!! Very happy with their work!!!