Water Main & Utilities
While the plumbing in your home is clearly your own, there is a point where your plumbing must connect with the public utilities. Which is where it pays to have professionals taking care not just of the physical connections that keep the whole system flowing, but also the administration and regulatory rules that keep your utilities company happy and make sure you don't have problems with your own home insurance. Give us a call and we'll be happy to explain more.
Underground Water Lines
Your responsibility for your plumbing doesn't stop at the point where the pipes go underground. The pipes that connect to the mains and the sewers run under your property and your yard or driveway all of which makes them your piping, and your responsibility. We can take care of that for you. California has strict standards about piping that cover everything from the materials use, the minimum and maximum working pressures and even how deep they should be set beneath the soil. That's as true for the pipes bringing water from the mains into your home as it is for the waste pipes running back the other way with sewerage and waste water. Just because water lines are out of sight does not mean they are out of mind and the government has the right to demand inspections before signing off on any new piping that is laid. Which is why you want to go about plumbing work safe in the knowledge that it is being done by experienced and licensed plumbing professionals with long history of working with the local authorities.
The water pressure varies across different parts of the state and is maintained by the water authorities so problems with water pressure normally require nothing more than a phone call. If the problem is with the property's regulator, however, then it is time to call in the pros.
Sewage and wastewater drains
Mains water coming in is only one part of the story. Your plumbing also has to deal with the waste water going the other way and that doesn't just include the sensitive area of sewage and septic tank systems, but also waste water including emptying washing machines and the run off water from gutters. We are equipped to check, repair, and maintain all of those key plumbing areas and we do so in full compliance with building codes, local authority regulations, and the utility company's rules.
Depending on whether you are working with a private water company or the city's facilities you could have one of a number of different types of water meter, including radio equipped meters that are read remotely. The meter is not normally your responsibility, even with a private water company (it's the company's problem) and ensuring that it functions properly is likewise something you can hand off. Deciding that the problem is the meter, and not your plumbing, however, is very much the homeowner's problem and once again we are happy to help with that.