Plumbing Services from the Experts in Albany

It seems like any plumbing problem is a huge problem and the warmer months carry their set of unique problems that mean a call to the plumber. From sewer line backups or garbage disposal damage from a corn cob or a watermelon rind, to a leaking washing machine or a faulty sprinkler system—we’ve been through all of it.  When you need a plumber, our team is here for you. What’s even better is that, just like all of our other services and products, any plumbing repair or other repair completed by Roland J. Down Service Experts is protected by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Leaks and Other Plumbing Repairs

One of the most received calls we receive for plumbing services in Albany throughout the year is leak detection and repair. With such a variety of different leak and clog-related issues that can develop in your home, preventative maintenance can go a long way. According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety®, there are several clues that may mean a plumbing leak, and being congnizent of that could help you address the problem before it ends up as costly water damage: 

  • A higher water bill than normal could indicate a leak.
  • Pipes that bang loudly and routinely are a sign of trouble.
  • Rust stains in your sinks or rust-tinged water may be signs of big problems.
  • Moisture on your floors or in your walls may point to a plumbing leak.
  • Signs of wet soil erosion near your home’s foundation could mean you have a leak.


Water Conservation with the Experts

By knowing how much water we use on average each day, we can find ways to conserve.

BATH: 36 gallons to fill the average bathtub

SHOWER: 2 to 5 gallons per minute, depending on shower head

TEETH BRUSHING: 1 to 2 gallons per minute of running water

HAND AND FACE WASHING: 1 gallon
 
SHAVING: 1 gallon

DISHWASHER: 6 to 16 gallons, depending on efficiency of model

DISH WASHING BY HAND: 8 to 27 gallons

CLOTHES WASHER: 25 to 40 gallons per load

TOILET: 1.6 to 4 gallons per flush depending on age of toilet

DRINKING WATER: half a gallon per person recommended

LANDSCAPE WATERING: 2 gallons per minute depending on faucet

Statistics from USGS Water Science School (https://water.usgs.gov/edu/qa-home-percapita.html)
 
All you have to do is call Roland J. Down Service Experts at 518-417-2938 or request an appointment online and we’ll handle all your plumbing and water heating needs. We even carry a Plumbing Maintenance Agreement to help you keep your plumbing system working as it should and to prevent possible problems, so you don’t have to worry about unexpected plumbing problems and potentially expensive damage to your Albany home.