Is A Tankless Water Heater Right For You?

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tankless water heater in homeA typical tankless water heater has a gas burner or an electric element that heats water on demand, allowing the heater to deliver a constant supply of hot water. In other words, a tankless heater, as the name suggests, has no storage take. On average, instant water heaters provide hot water at a rate of two to five gallons per minute. Typically, electric on-demand water heaters produce lower flow rates than gas-fired on-demand heaters.

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Tankless Water Heater Emmaus PA: Is It Right For You?

Below is some more information about tankless hot water heaters to help you decide whether an on-demand heater is right for your home.

On-Demand Water Heaters Use Less Space

Instant hot water heaters are significantly smaller than conventional storage tank water heaters.

Because of this, they are typically mounted on walls, meaning they do not take up any floor space. Still, instant hot water heaters can deliver an unlimited amount of hot water. However, if you have simultaneous demands of hot water, you should install multiple tankless hot water heaters in parallel to meet your hot water demands.

Energy Efficiency & Tankless Water Heaters

Because tankless water heaters do not use a storage tank to heat and store hot water, they are generally more energy efficient than traditional storage tank water heaters.

For example, for a home that uses less than 41 gallons of hot water every day, instant water heaters can be between 24% and 34% more energy efficient than traditional hot water heaters, according to the US Department of Energy (DoE). For homes that use about 86 gallons of water daily, on-demand water heaters can be anything from 8% to 14% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank heaters, says the DoE. What’s more, if you install an ENERGY STAR qualified on-demand water heater at each hot water outlet, you can achieve energy savings of up to 50%. In general, ENERGY STAR qualified on-demand water heaters can help you cut your annual water heating costs by $100 or more, according to the DoE.

Tankless Water Heater & Cost

While the initial cost of an on-demand water heater may be significantly higher than the price of a traditional hot water heater system, on-demand hot water heaters last about five years longer on average than conventional water heaters. Additionally, instant hot water heaters consume less energy than traditional hot water heaters because they eliminate the standby heat losses associated with traditional water heaters. By considering all these factors, tankless water heaters offer better value for money over the long term.

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What Are The Disadvantages Of On-Demand Water Heaters?

hot water heaterFirstly, the cost of operating a pilot light in an on-demand water heater could potentially make the heater energy inefficient, especially gas-fired on-demand heaters, which tend to have high flow rates. In contrast, the pilot light in a gas-fired traditional water heater heats the water in the tank, improving the heater’s energy efficiency.

Secondly, according to manufactures of tankless water heaters, you should hire a qualified plumber to inspect and flush your on-demand hot water heater regularly to prevent the buildup of minerals such as calcium. However, traditional water heaters require maintenance too. To ensure reliable performance, a traditional water heater needs to be flushed annually.

Thirdly, tankless hot water heaters require minimum flow rates in order to work properly. For instance, some units have minimum flow rates of ½ gallon per minute. This means that you may need to replace your water pipes to ensure they are capable of delivering the required flow rates before you install hot water heaters.

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Conclusion

Compared to traditional storage tank water heaters, tankless water heaters do not take up any floor space, they are more energy efficient and they offer better value for money over the long term. To avoid unwanted breakdowns, hire a qualified plumbing service to maintain your tankless hot water heater regularly.

When searching for reliable plumbing services, be sure to call Robinson Plumbing. We offer water heater installations, water heater repairs, and much more. Get your home back in working order by using our affordable and highly professional services. Call Robinson Plumbing now to schedule a free, in-home estimate.

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Some of the areas we service include Alburtis, Allentown, Emmaus, Macungie, and these zip codes: 18011, 18101, 18049, 18062 as well as all surrounding areas in Northeastern, Pennsylvania.

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Current Trends In Bathroom Remodeling

Current Trends In Bathroom Remodeling originated at Robinson Plumbing

bathroom plumbing ideasWe often think of the bathroom as a practical room.
Almost a necessary evil. We shower and make ourselves presentable here. However, it’s not a room that is likely to get much love and care when it comes to the décor.

But if you are taking this view of your bathroom, then you are making a mistake. A well-modeled bathroom can be an incredibly valuable space in your home. It can be like your own spa that you can retreat to whenever you need some R&R after a hard day. It is a space of luxury, of beauty, and of peaceful recuperation.

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Plumbing Emmaus Tips: Current Trends In Bathroom Remodeling

To successfully make a bathroom that feels relaxing and enjoyable, it can be beneficial to consider what some of the current trends are. In this article, we will discuss some tips that you can incorporate into your bathroom to make it feel great.

Modern Showers That Do Everything

A shower needn’t only be a place for you to splash yourself with water. More and more people are now starting to embrace the full possibilities of the shower.

If you want to go the extra mile with your shower, then it is possible to find showers that now include chromatherapy/sensory lighting, as well as LCD screens so you can catch up on the news, and even surround sound speakers. In these bathrooms, you can enjoy indulging your senses as though you were in the rainforest, standing under a waterfall, or you can take your shower singing to the next level!

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Bathroom Cabinets That Do More

It’s not just your shower that can be tricked out with bells and whistles. Similarly, bathroom cabinets are also becoming more and more impressive. For instance, why use this just as a place to keep a toothbrush and floss, when you could add in a refrigerated section and use it also as a place to store a drink.
We’re not suggesting that you drink on the toilet… but why not while you’re relaxing in a warm bubble bath? Now that’s a different story!

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Energy Efficiency & Plumbing

This feature isn’t focussed on luxury, but it will make you feel good – or your conscience at least!

More and more bathrooms and fittings now focus on trying to keep energy costs down, and water waste equally low. Low flow toilets are an example of this. These toilets come with different flushing options to suit different… scenarios let’s say.

Another surprisingly simple way to be more efficient with water is to use motion activated taps. These prevent you from needing to turn the tap on and off. Thereby, it reduces the amount of time that it takes to stop the tap when you’re done.

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Your Bathroom & The IOT

IOT is ‘Internet of Things’. This term refers to the fact that everything is becoming ‘smarter’ as the cost of installing microchips and internet connectivity has gone way down.

As such, we now have things like smart showers that we can turn on remotely to warm up while we do other things. Or how about showers that automatically adjust to the perfect temperature given the ambient surroundings?
Then there is voice activated lighting and a whole host of other potential smart features that you can install in your bathroom. Most people spend quite a bit of time in their bathroom. So, it makes sense to make these areas as functional and enjoyable as possible.

Sunbathing Spot In Your Bathroom

Finally, a very cool trend that has been catching on lately is the use of some kind of sun-lounging spot. If you have a suitable window or skylight, then why not have a space to lie down and relax while working on your tan with a good book?

This feature truly embraces the whole ethos of the modern bathroom as much more than just a place to wash!

Conclusion

Robinson Plumbing offers a wide range of plumbing services throughout the Lehigh Valley. As a family owned and operated business, providing our customers with outstanding service is our top priority. Our team of friendly plumbers have the experience and licensing to present you with the best plumbing solutions for your home. Call now to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions, we will gladly take the time to answer them. Call now!

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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

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hot water heater installationEvery appliance in your house will need replacement sooner or later, and your water heater is no exception. Though the average water heater has a lifespan of as much as eight to ten years, many people use their water heaters far past the use-by date, and this could be exposing your family to rust and other toxins. It can also risk structural damage to your house.

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Do You Need A Water Heater Replacement Whitehall PA?

Here are some sure signs that it’s time to replace your water heater.

Red, Rusty Water Coming From Heater Water

Rust is a sign of oxidization – that’s oxygen coming into contact with the substance and causing the decay that we see as rust. There are a few ways it can show up in your water heater.

If you’re finding rust in the water or on the tank or you notice that your water starts tasting metallic, request the services of a local plumber to have it replaced. Ingesting rust can lead to serious medical conditions. Rust in the water can point to a rusting tank, or rusting taps or outlet valves – make sure you check all of these to see where the rust is coming from.

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There’s Noise Coming From The Tank

Noise coming from your tank is almost always a bad thing and another sign that your water tank will likely need a replacement.

The source of the noise could be loose sediment floating around in your tank – and it almost goes without saying that it’s another one of those things you don’t want in your water supply.

Most people don’t know that their water heating tank needs a yearly flush to keep it in good condition; this can usually prevent the presence of sediment before it shows up.

If you’re having trouble with a noisy tank, your first step should be getting in touch with your plumber.

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Water Heater Pools Water Underneath

If you suddenly have a pool of water under your tank, it’s likely a sign that your water heater will need a replacement entirely. Water leaks are never good, and if it’s not because of loose or improperly fitted fittings or taps, it’s damage to your tank.

First, check the fittings and taps for potential wear – and do the same to the outside of the tank. Rust and decay can cause leaks to spring up.

This circumstance puts you at risk of severe damage to the surroundings of the tank, and it can even make you sick: Damp, wet environments are a great breeding ground for mold. The labor cost to install a water heater, as well as the unit, are much cheaper to deal with.

Water Doesn’t Heat Up & Water Heater Temperature

no hot waterPlumbers recommend that your water heater’s temperature should be between 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature ensures that you have hot water coming out the other end, and restricts the growth of harmful microorganisms in your water that could make your family ill, like Legionella.

It’s also recommended that you don’t set your water heater too far above 120 degrees to prevent the risk of burns.

Water that doesn’t heat up or takes too long to reach the right temperature is commonly due to a malfunctioning element, and usually, it is the first sign that your water heater needs replacing.

It could also mean that your current water tank is too small to accommodate the size of the family or house – common if the problem is a recent one. Again, your best bet is a replacement. Call a reputable plumber in your area.

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Your Water Heater & Age

Most water heating tanks have a lifespan of around ten years if you take good care of it – but most people already have an existing water heating tank in their home by the point they move into it. Remarkably few people account for the water heater use of the previous homeowners.

By the time you move into your house, it’s likely that the tank could be well past its use date. The best way to find out is to get in touch with a plumber and have them check out your tank.

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Conclusion

If you notice any of the above signs, then do not hesitate to call a plumber right away. They will be able to find the cause of these issues and offer practical solutions to resolve it.

Robinson Plumbing offers a wide variety of plumbing services throughout northeastern PA. Our certified plumbers will troubleshoot your water heater and find solutions on how to solve it.

If a replacement is necessary, we will provide you with a fast installation to get your home in working order once again. We offer the best water heater replacement cost in the area. Be sure to contact Robinson Plumbing today for any plumbing issues that you may be experiencing.

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Some of the areas we service include Allentown, Coplay, Northampton, Whitehall, and these zip codes: 18101, 18037, 18067, 18052 as well as all surrounding areas in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

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Backflow Prevention: Homeowner Information

potable waterRobinson Plumbing offers a full line of plumbing services. Our plumbing experts have the skills and experience to understand any issues that you are experiencing with your plumbing system. They understand how to fix them quickly and efficiently.

At Robinson Plumbing, we will offer you all of your available solutions so that you can make an informed decision on how you want us to go about repairing any issues. Furthermore, all of our plumbing services are affordable.

As a family-owned business, we are interested in delivering honest prices for great services.

It is how we have earned the trust of our loyal customers. When working with us, you can expect friendly, knowledgeable, and professional services. We will take the time to explain the causes for the issue and answer any questions that you may have. Call our office today to schedule a free estimate.

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What You Need To Know About Backflow

A plumbing system that does not receive the right care is at risk of various problems, including backflow.

The issue of backflow occurs when water starts flowing in the wrong direction. The home has different lines for transporting potable fresh water in and drainage out.

During backflow, the drainage water can flow back into the house and mix with the fresh water supply, which is hazardous. A backflow problem in the plumbing system can be hard to spot sometimes until it is too late. The best solution is to apply preventative measures to ensure that the risks of such occurrences are minimal.

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Causes Of Backflow

sprinkler systemTo prevent backflow in a home’s plumbing, a homeowner must understand what causes it.

One element to learn is that backflow is not a result of a clog in the system. The most frequent cause is an imbalance in the pressure level inside the plumbing. For a plumbing system to function optimally, the pressure in the water supply has to be higher than that in the pipes so that clean water can flow into the residence.

When there is a pressure imbalance, it will result in strong backstream pressure that exceeds the upstream pressure. This imbalance causes drainage water to flow back. Pressure imbalances can happen when a firefighting emergency uses up most of the water, temperatures spike in a boiler, or a water main line breaks. This backflow can result in contamination, making potable water unsafe for use. For a home with sprinklers or a garden hose fitted with pesticide or fertilizer applicators, any backflow will cause the water to suck these contaminants into the system, which is dangerous.

Common cross-connections are also big contributors to backflow issues in a home plumbing system. A cross connection refers to a physical link between an end use system like a water fixture, hose, irrigation system or water conditioning unit to the potable water.

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Backflow Prevention Options

backflow preventerDuring installation, plumbers fit water backflow preventers in the plumbing system to ensure that this problem does not occur. A plumber places them inside the pipes to prevent water from flowing back into the supply system. They provide a necessary air gap that eliminates cross-connections. It forces water to move only in the desired direction. A defective backflow preventer is, therefore, another culprit that can result in backflow.

An effective measure to prevent backflow is…

to ensure that that the backflow preventers are in good condition. Proper installation of the backflow preventers in the different sections of a plumbing system is critical. A backflow preventer should be present in lawn irrigation systems, chemical sprayers, and hose connections. Various parts of the plumbing should use the right devices, especially the cross-connections for satisfactory results.

Backflow preventers contain moving parts, so when there is no flow or pressure such as during winterization or de-pressurization, the components are at risk of failure. Periodic backflow preventer testing by a plumber can tell if they are functioning optimally.

The design of standard plumbing fixtures in the home have inbuilt air gaps that prevent backflow and the risk of contamination. Additional protection in the form of backflow preventers is necessary when connecting directly to the potable water system.

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For backflow testing, be sure to contact Robinson Plumbing. Our trained plumbing experts will ensure that your devices are working correctly. They will thoroughly inspect your system to ensure that there aren’t any issues on the rise so that you can feel the peace of mind that your plumbing system is working as it should.

We also offer other plumbing services including water leaks, plumbing fixture installations, water heater repairs, sump pump installations, and much more. Click here to see all that Robinson Plumbing can do for you. Call our office today to schedule a free estimate.

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Schedule A Water Line Repair Or Replacement Early To Prevent Major Issues

water line replacement service for an allentown pa homeAs much as plumbing systems were built to last, there comes the time when one of the pipes in your home requires a repair or replacement. Sometimes a tree root can make its way into the water line and other times, corrosion or other environmental factors impacts the lifespan of a plumbing pipe. When you notice any issues, it is crucial that you call a plumber to conduct a pipe repair or water line replacement for your Allentown PA home.

Robinson Plumbing offers a full-line of plumbing services for residential and commercial properties throughout the Allentown, PA area. We are Lehigh Valley’s most trusted plumbing company. As a family-owned business, we place the importance on the quality of services that we provide to our customers. Our priority lies in their satisfaction. Also, we offer honest and transparent prices for all of our plumbing services. Be sure to call our office today to schedule a free estimate. We will gladly take the time to answer any questions that you may have.

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Signs That You Need A Water Line Repair Or Replacement

The main water lines, or the water lines from the street to house, transport water in and out of your home. Therefore, having a fully-functional water line is crucial for day-to-day life. Due to the amount of water that the water line transports, they are built to last. However, like all pipes in a plumbing system, outside forces can compromise it. Clogs, breaks, leaks, corrosion, and cracks from tree roots can damage a water line.

This type of damage leads to severe consequences for the homeowner. There are, however, some things to look for to keep an eye on the condition of your water line. By knowing the top signs that indicate the need for a water line replacement or repair, homeowners can prevent a lot of inconveniences. In this article, we will discuss what to keep an eye out for so that you can save some major stress in your life.

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Clogs

clogged sinkOne symptom of a problematic water line…

is plumbing clogs. Repeated clogs indicate that there are additional clogs in the main water line.

There are numerous causes of these clogs including debris, waste, tree roots, or a damaged or old pipeline. Clogged drains are commonplace, but if their frequency increases, it might be a good time to have a plumber check your main water line to see if it needs a repair or replacement.

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Discolored Water

If there is a crack or leak in the main water line…

debris and dirt can make its way into a home’s drinking water. By paying attention to the color of the water that comes out of the faucets, you can troubleshoot an issue like this. If there is discoloration, a grainy texture, or strange odors, the water could be contaminated. A broken main line that is contaminating your water source can lead to health risks for everyone in the home. Therefore, make sure to address an issue like this as soon as possible.

A Decrease In Water Pressure

low water pressureWhen the water pressure suddenly seems to drop, it is symptomatic of a water line issue. Be sure to monitor any low water pressure issues in your home. Pay attention to the force of the water flow that comes out of faucets, as well as the water pressure during a shower.

Higher Water Bills

It is always a good idea to keep an eye on your water bills.

Your bills allow you to see where your money is going and also to troubleshoot any potential plumbing issues. If there hasn’t been any change to your water consumption inside the home, but your water bills are increasing, it is time to contact a professional. A plumber can assess the situation. They will check if the main water line is in need of a repair or replacement. They will know how much it will cost to run the water line from meter to house.
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Strange Noises

While hearing noises when a faucet is running is nothing unusual, if you start to notice strange noises when there is no water flowing, it is likely there is a leak either in the main water line or elsewhere in the home.

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Water Line Replacement Allentown PA

Being a homeowner can bring numerous stresses regarding home maintenance and repairs.

The best way to minimize this stressful aspect of caring for a home is by knowing some valuable tips for troubleshooting home issues before major damage occurs. The last thing that any homeowner wants to deal with is water issues inside the home. Having your plumbing system annually checked by a professional plumber will greatly lessen the chances of that happening.

When you need plumbing services that you can count on, contact Robinson Plumbing. Our plumbing contractors have the experience and knowledge to get the job done in a fast, clean, and affordable manner. We have experience replacing main water line from meter to house, experience with well water line replacement, and, in general, main water line repairs and replacements. You will find that our main water line replacement cost is affordable and honestly priced. Be sure to call our office today to schedule a free estimate.

Some of the areas we service include Allentown, Catasauqua, Coplay, Laurys Station and these zip codes: 18101, 18032, 18037, 18059 as well as all surrounding areas in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

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Top-Notch Lehigh Valley Plumbing Company Offers Trusted Plumber Services

plumbing services for a bethlehem pa homeWhen you need a PA plumber, Robinson Plumbing can take care of you. Our plumbing services are always professional and come with a high level of skill and experience. You can count on us to provide you with fast, clean, and affordable plumbing services. We service Bethlehem, PA and the surrounding areas.

Our plumbers have experience with sump pump installations, leak repairs, water heater maintenance and repairs, clogged drains, and much more. We offer free in-home estimates so be sure to call us to schedule an appointment.

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Spring Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Spring not only represents a welcome change in the weather but also changes to your home. The furnace will not have to work as hard, windows are open, yard work begins, and the house will need to stand up to increased rainfall and snow-melt.

Prevention is the best strategy when it comes to home maintenance. This way, you can avoid those costly and inconvenient home repairs. When it comes to spring, one of the best ways to protect a home is to check that the plumbing system is up to snuff. With some basic spring plumbing maintenance tips, homeowners can significantly decrease the likelihood of any flooding or plumbing-related issues.

Sump Pump Maintenance & Installation

flooded basementIf you have not had a sump pump installation, right before spring hits is an excellent time to make that call to a plumber. Sump pumps stop water from entering the home and direct excessive water levels away from your home.

The plumber will place them in a hole called the ‘sump pit,.’ As water will always go to the lowest point, the hole will house any excess water that otherwise would make its way into the foundation or basement. Once the water level fills in the sump pit, the pump will activate. Then, the sump pumps the water through a hose away from the house.

If you have a sump pump already installed, it is a good idea to call a plumber and have them check the sump pump. They will ensure that it is in prime working order before spring is full swing. A certified plumbers near me will know how to inspect the pump so that it activates efficiently once the water reaches a certain level. They will also know how to ensure that it is free of any potential sediment buildup that could have accumulated throughout winter.

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Leak Maintenance

leaking toiletDo a check on all the home’s faucets and shower heads to find any leaks. In a year, a tap that drips can end up wasting hundreds of gallons of water. Checking your toilet tanks is also a good idea. To do a leak check, you can add food coloring to the tank. If the colored water appears in the toilet bowl, you likely have a leaky tank.

Drain Maintenance

Ensuring that a home’s drains have strainers to prevent clogs is practical and easy. It is also a good idea to schedule periodic sewer line inspections. Professional inspections from a local plumber near me can help reveal the location of small issues that, if left unattended, could become substantial expensive issues down the road.

Water Heater Maintenance

Ask a plumber to check your water heater. Now and then, a water heater needs to be “flushed”. The plumber will drain a few gallons. A few gallons will help remove any sediment buildup. If left unchecked, the sediment can reduce the heater’s efficiency, as well as shorten its lifespan.

When it comes to seasonal changes, the home undergoes extreme changes. It will need to cope with different conditions such as increased rainfall and snow-melt. Following these simple spring plumbing maintenance tips can help protect your home so you can thoroughly enjoy the upcoming season.

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When you need a fantastic and friendly Lehigh Valley plumbing company, contact Robinson Plumbing. We offer clean, fast, and affordable plumbing services in the greater Allentown, Easton, and Bethlehem area. Also, we have the knowledge and experience to understand any repair and installation that your plumbing system may require. For those unexpected moments, we also offer 24-hour plumbers near me services. Be sure to call us today to schedule an appointment.

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Some of the areas we service include Allentown, Bethlehem, Coplay, Emmaus, Whitehall and these zip codes: 18101, 18015, 18037, 18049, 18052 as well as all surrounding areas in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

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Robinson Plumbing Offers The Best Sump Pump Installation In Bethlehem

flooded basementWhen you are looking for a Bethlehem PA sump pump installation, contact Robinson Plumbing. We have the experience and knowledge to understand what it takes to find the best sump pump for your home. We also know what is required to install it properly so that you can count on it each and every time. No more flooded basements, no water damage, and any of the other issues that come with a flood.

Robinson Plumbing offers a full line of plumbing services.

This includes leak repairs, water heater installations, clogged drains, and much more. Your satisfaction is our priority. This is why we guarantee our work for every service that we provide. You can count on us to provide you with knowledgeable, friendly, and affordable plumbing services. Call our office today to schedule an appointment. We offer free estimates and free second opinions.

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Protect Your Home This Spring With A Sump Pump

sump pump installation service in a Bethlehem PA homeWhile flooding can happen any time of year, it is far more likely to occur in the spring. With excess amounts of snow melting and rainfall, the melt-off needs somewhere to go. For many unfortunate people, that location often ends up under, around, and inside the home.

Basement flooding can cause a whole host of problems for homeowners including…

mold, rust, rotting wood, and poor air quality. The best defense against the harsh damage of a flooded basement this spring is to have a good-quality sump pump installed by a professional. In this article, we will discuss why a sump pump is a great investment for protecting your home.

What Does A Sump Pump Do?

Sump pumps relocate water from one place to another. During the installation, the plumber places the sump pump into a ground hole, known as the ‘sump pit’. Water collects in the hole. When it reaches a certain level, the sump pump moves the water to a location away from the home via a hose.

Types Of Sump Pumps

submersible sump pumpThere are two main kinds of sump pumps: pedestals and submersibles. There are also floor-sucker pumps. They remove water from the surface of a floor. Water-powered pumps work with a home’s plumbing system. These pumps can remove and direct water.

A pedestal sump pump has the motor on a pedestal or post that stays outside of the sump pit. A hose connects to the pump and extends into the pit.

A plumber will submerge the submersible pump into the pit. As the pump features sealed housing, it can withstand being submerged in water as it fills the hole, and the intake is on the unit’s underside.

The downside to pedestal pumps is that pedestal pumps are noisier. However, the upside is that they are less expensive and easier to repair than submersibles.

As water levels rise and the sump pit fills up, the water is then drained into the ground, usually a minimum of 10 feet from the home’s foundation.

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Automated Vs. Manual Sump Pumps

Sump pumps can be activated automatically or manually, by the owner. Automation using a float switch is a popular option as the switch activates the pump automatically when the water reaches a certain level.

The size of the sump pit determines…

the type of switch needed. For pits with a more substantial diameter, tethered switches are the best option, and narrower pits require vertical switches. Between cycles, a tethered switch will keep the pump off for longer intervals, resulting in a motor that doesn’t overheat. Vertical switches run more frequently but keep a lower water level consistently.

In summary, sump pumps work on the simple principle that water that finds its way into the home will move in to fill the lowest point: the sump pit. Once the water level reaches the point of switch activation, the pump begins redirecting the water from the pit, through the hose, and away from the home’s foundation, where it can do damage.

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Sump Pump Installation Bethlehem PA

Many homeowners will tell you, the best defense against timely and expensive home repair costs is in proper prep and maintenance. So this spring, don’t waste your time and money dealing with a flooded basement. Instead, call and inquire into professional sump pump installation. If you are wondering who installs sump pumps because you think this is a DIY project, think again. You should only leave this job to a professional plumber.

For the best out of all the sump pump installation companies in the Lehigh Valley, contact Robinson Plumbing. We know what it takes to install a sump pump including aspects that include how to install a sump pump pit, how to install a sump pump outside, and other specifics of the installation. We offer the most affordable water powered backup sump pump installation cost. In fact, all of our plumbing services are honestly prices with a high level of professionalism.

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Some of the areas we service include: Allentown, Bethlehem, Coplay, Emmaus, Whitehall and
these zip codes: 18101, 18015, 18037, 18049, 18052 as well as all surrounding areas in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

Call us today at (610) 351-9889 or contact us for any questions that you might have!

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