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    What You Need To Know About Kitec® Piping

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Flooding is a big home problem and can lead to the growth of toxic black mold and cause thousands of dollars in damages. If your home has been the subject of major piping problems, it is possible that you have Kitec® Piping and require a total repiping. It is absolutely necessary for you to tackle this problem as soon as you find out. Here are a few important things to know about Kitec® Piping.

    What is Kitec® Piping?
    Kitec® brand piping was found to be defective because the brass fittings between the reinforced pipes go through a process of dezincification, which means they break down when exposed to water. As pipes deal with a heavy volume of water on a daily basis, connectors that cannot properly function are extremely dangerous to your home and your health.

    History
    In 2006, homes all over Clark County, Nevada (including homes in Las Vegas) began to experience major plumbing problems. Pipes burst, kitchen appliances broke down, and homes were faced with water damage. Not much later, a class action lawsuit was filed against the Kitec® Piping distributor, IPEX USA LLC.

    What does Kitec® Piping Look Like?
    Kitec® Piping is flexible aluminum made piping with brass fittings. They come in orange and blue for each of the water temperatures. If you have Kitec® Piping, the brass fittings will certainly be corroded if they have not already caused problems for your plumbing already.

    Lawsuits
    Not only should you have your home repiped, but you can file a lawsuit against IPEX USA LLC to be reimbursed for the cost of the repiping and any resulting water damage.

    As a Las Vegas plumbing company, The Honest Plumber specializes in Kitec® re-piping. Visit our website for a list of our services, or call us today at (702) 358-0862 for a pipe inspection or for any of your plumbing needs! We work around the clock, so call us anytime.

    Understanding The Basics Of Slab Leaks

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Attempting to find leaks in and around your house can be frustrating and nerve-racking, considering the costly problems that even a small drip can cause. Here are a few facts about slab leaks to help you keep an eye out for costly plumbing problems in your home.

    What is a Slab Leak?
    A slab leak is a pipe leak beneath the foundation of your home or underneath your flooring.

    How Do I Detect a Slab Leak?
    If there are wet spots, soft spots, or small pools of water on your flooring, and you cannot determine an external source, it is probably a slab leak. Slab leaks come from within the underground piping and affect your flooring differently depending on materials. You can also tell detect a major leak if the water pressure in your home has drastically changed.

    What Kind of Damage Can Slab Leaks Cause?
    Slab leaks cause major underground damage to your plumbing. The worse case scenario is that you would have to dig up the pipes to find the problem and probably replace your flooring. If you let the damage accumulate for too long, mold can form underneath your home, compromising structural integrity.

    Should I Involve the Professionals?
    If you think you have a slab leak, call your local plumber immediately. Before taking major action, they can use various tools to detect the source of the problem. Early detection is key, so if you’re at all suspicious, call a plumber for a quick inspection to potentially save thousands of dollars.

    Call The Honest Plumber in Las Vegas at (702) 358-0862 immediately if you suspect a slab leak in your home. We also offer plumbing services for water heaters, bathroom fixtures, kitchen appliances, drains, and much more. Please visit our website for a list of our services.

    Basic Plumbing Tools

    Last updated 3 years ago

    When emergencies happen, it’s always best to be prepared. For plumbing problems, there are a few basic tools that are essential to helping you before the plumbers arrive. Check out this video for a few of the most important tools and materials to help you turn off your water and gas, stop leaks, and clear any clogged drain. 

    At The Honest Plumber, we want you to be prepared for any plumbing disaster. If you need plumbing help, we are the experts to contact. Call us at (702) 358-0862 for all your plumbing issues. We work around the clock, so call anytime!

    Common Plumbing Problems That Can Affect Any Home

    Last updated 3 years ago

    From flooding and sewage stench to a backed-up drain and mold, plumbing problems can cost us time, money and energy at inconvenient times. Here are a few common plumbing problems to look out for in your home.

    Running Toilet
    Does your toilet make noise long after you have washed your hands and left the bathroom? Some toilets run and take longer to fill up than they should. There are a couple reasons this might occur:

    • A part of the system in the tank may need to be replaced
    • The tank may need to be cleaned out

    While some running toilets can be fixed with a little handywork and a bit of knowhow, the safest bet is to call a professional plumber.

    Noisy Pipes
    There are so many different sounds plumbing can make; a particularly common noise is that of a rattling faucet. Pipes usually rattle as a washer comes loose. You will want to tighten the washer or have it completely replaced. Pipes naturally expand and retract when hot water goes through them, making plenty of noise. Most of the time, when noisy pipes are a problem, they just need more padding and straps to hold them close to the wall. Call a plumber for an expert diagnosis.

    Leaks or Flooding
    Whether large or small, water seepage can cause serious damage. Too many homes have undetected mold growth because of a neglected leak under a kitchen counter. Mold can ultimately drive you out of your home and cause sickness and disease, so it is imperative that leaks and flooding be treated as soon as possible.

    With The Honest Plumber, you can have your home in perfect plumbing shape! We fix any water appliances, fixtures, leaks, water heaters and pipes in the Las Vegas area, around the clock. Call us today at (702) 358-0862 for more information or to schedule your appointment today!

    Three Reasons To Call A Plumber When Installing Tubs, Showers, Sinks And Fixtures

    Last updated 3 years ago

    It is becoming increasingly popular to attempt big do-it-yourself projects around the house. There are some projects the average individual can tackle at home, but jobs involving plumbing are definitely best left to the professionals. Here are three good reasons to call a plumber when installing tubs, showers, sinks or fixtures:

    Save Time
    Plumbers are experts in everything having to do with your water system. They can work with any type of tub, shower or sink. Rather than having to look up information or finding a step-by-step guide, professionals can arrive on site and immediately begin work hooking up your sink in the new location

    Save Money
    Usually, non-professionals create bigger problems by attempting to install sinks, showers, tubs and other fixtures. Oftentimes, property damaged is caused by attempting to work on intricate parts of the home, such as the piping. Also, lacking the resources and manpower to lift and place something as large as a tub can easy damage walls or other fixtures. All of these errors will cost you more money than just hiring a plumber to do the job in the first place.

    Everything is in Its Right Place
    When it comes to plumbing, there exists a wide variety of plumbing mistakes to be made by amateurs.  People purchase the wrong pipes and fittings, install the hot and cold knobs on the wrong sides, forget key pieces, or do not tighten the appropriate washers. Plumbers, on the other hand, have all of the tools, materials, and skills to do the job right, saving you money and time.

    We’re committed to helping you install new plumbing in your house, whether it’s a shower, tub, sink, or even a new water heater. The Honest Plumber provides the greater Las Vegas area with a variety of services! Call us today at (702) 358-0862 for more information or to schedule your plumbing appointment.

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