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Commercial Plumbing FAQ

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What is a fiber-optic pipeline video inspection?

A fiber-optic pipeline video inspection is a diagnostic process whereby a high-resolution fiber-optic video camera is inserted in a pipeline to view the pipe from the inside. It takes the guesswork out of diagnosing a pipeline problem and can pinpoint exactly where a problem is and exactly how to fix it in the most cost-effective manner. LCS has several of these cameras and qualified technicians to run them.

What is high pressure pipe jetting?

This is the most effective method of completely cleaning the inside of a pipeline. Water is pumped through a nozzle at up to 4,000 psi to actually scour the inside of a pipe, thereby removing roots, scale, grease, dirt and other obstructions.

How can I tell if I have a slab leak?

If you've checked the above items and found no leaks, you should check your water meter. This will usually be found in the front yard and will usually appear as a concrete or metal rectangular lid at a grade level. Open the lid and locate the meter inside. This may require removing some dirt to access the face. With no water running at the facility (dishwashers, laundry, toilet, refilling, etc.), check the dial face for any movement. Many meters have a "leak detector" which appears as a small black triangle or a small white wheel. If this is spinning or there is any movement on the dial, this indicates a leak in your water pipe system.

What is a repipe?

A repipe is a complete replacement of the incoming fresh water system in a home or business from the water meter or well to all plumbing fixtures. As severe as it sounds it is actually a very common procedure. It is necessary in situations where the plumbing pipes have begun to leak due to deterioration, or when low pressure due to calcification is present in pipes.

At what temperature should I set my water heater?

Manufacturers recommend setting water heaters at 120° degrees (F). This will prevent accidental scaldings.

Should I use a caustic drain cleaner before calling a plumber?

We do not recommend EVER putting caustic drain cleaners in drains. If a drain is running slowly you may use a biological product to help clear it. We recommend BIOOne. Use according to directions. If it is completely stopped up we recommend you call a professional to unclog your line. Pouring caustic solutions into drains can ruin pipes and cause severe burns to anyone working in the drain after application.

What are my payment options?

New customers are given the option of paying with either Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Checks, or Money Orders. Repeat customers in good standing are offered a "30 Net" option..

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