In the state of Arizona, as well as in every other state, plumbing codes exist so that plumbers know how to properly install and repair plumbing equipment while remaining in compliance with state and local laws. Information covered in the state plumbing code includes:
- Proper installation of roof drainage and piping systems
- Identifying where dishwashers should discharge their refuse
- Installing street sewers
- Installing residential fire sprinklers
As you can see, Arizona’s plumbing codes cover a wide range of equipment and installations having to do with plumbing. Here, at Plumbing by Jake, we ensure we are always in compliance with both state and local codes before we attempt a job.
Understanding the Plumbing Code
Not only does Arizona’s plumbing code explain the safest way to install or repair plumbing in the state, but it also tells plumbers the most modern methods to accomplish these tasks. This is good because you certainly don’t want a plumber installing fixtures the same way he did in the ’90s, since methods, tools, and parts have significantly improved since then.
It is crucial that a plumber follows the plumbing code because it’s not just your house that ends up affected if he does a bad job. Plumbing in any building, no matter whether public or private, connects to the community’s water supply and waste disposal system. If the plumbing in your home or business is faulty, this can have negative effects for both your neighborhood and your community – and not just inconveniences, but possibly even hazards to people’s health.
For this reason, you do not want someone with little to no experience working on your plumbing. When you have a plumbing emergency, you want a professional you can trust. That’s where our team at Plumbing by Jake comes in. We follow the plumbing codes to the letter. Couple that with our decades of experience, and you know your job will be done right when you hire us.
Respect the Code
Even if you’re taking on a plumbing project yourself, you must follow the state and local plumbing codes. In the absolute worst-case scenario, an improper installation can actually cause disease to break out in your local community, and you definitely don’t want to be responsible for that!
On a less catastrophic scale, you can cause a flood in your home or otherwise experience water damage that can cause mold and other problems that lead to health problems and costly repairs. Bottom line: you definitely don’t want to take on a plumbing project if you are inexperienced at plumbing.
When to Call a Professional
Ultimately, if you’re having trouble with your plumbing, and you don’t have the first clue how to fix it, you should hire a professional. While there are plenty of minor problems that you may think you can fix without help and save a few dollars, all it takes is a washer that you don’t install properly for a leak to happen and cause even more damage and problems than when you started.
Some of the more common kinds of plumbing problems out there include:
- A dripping faucet
- A clogged or slow drain
- A toilet that won’t stop running
- A leaky pipe
These problems are of the kind that you could try to fix yourself if you’re careful and have some basic knowledge of plumbing. And if you’d like some guidance, you can always give us a call and we can direct you over the phone.
However, there are some plumbing issues that you should never try to fix on your own unless you have prior experience as a plumber. These problems include:
- Installing a new pipe, sink or tub
- Problems with your water heater
- Leaks or breaks with your septic tank or sewer line
Having a Plumbing Issue? Plumbing by Jake Can Help!
No matter how small the issue, if you know next to nothing about plumbing, then you need the help of a licensed professional. Our team is available 24/7 to help with even the smallest of plumbing emergencies, so you never have to “feel silly” about calling us for something as small as a leaky pipe.
Call 928-379-7691 anytime, day or night, and one of our experienced team members will be here to answer your questions or schedule a service call. You can also use the contact form on our website in the event of a non-emergency.
Plumbing by Jake offers a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee on every repair and installation. We service several locations throughout the state, including Kingman, Lake Havasu, and Mohave County areas. So, if you need help with a plumbing situation, don’t delay – call us today!