So, last week I was sitting around with some friends. While we were visiting : ) (Yes Rox that was for you!) the topic of plumbing came up. Go figure. No, I did not bring it up! My friend Jessica’s husband, Drew, completed a plumbing repair that evening and sent a picture to her to let her know ….”Leak fixed” . I immediately said let me send that picture to Bear. So this led to more questions which of course I could not answer. So here goes.
Ladies if I forget any of the questions, or you have more, please send them my way.
Question from Jessica – I have sand or grit in my water. What would cause that? My response, I have no idea. Let me text Bear and ask.
His immediate reply
Ok, Bear, that is three different issues which I am sure everyone is questioning how do we figure out which one it is.
- Old pipes – this could mean you may need a partial repipe or a full house repipe of your home. This is by far the most costly ranging anywhere from $8,000.00 – $12,000.00 or more but, Bear said it really depends. Never go with a quote over the phone make sure you have a reputable licensed plumber come out and give you an estimate. This is common in the Spring area with homes that were built in the 1970’s. You can reference my post from 5/5/2012 This could be lurking in your attic….
- Neighborhood pipes being worked on – this is the one you hope for as the sand and grit will eventually flush out of the system. However, we do have customers that do not want to deal with this issue at all so it too can be prevented. You could install a whole house water filter system. You can give us a call for pricing 281-350-BEAR (281-350-2327).
- Water heater could be old or contain sediment that is being passed through to the faucets. Our prices in November 2015 would range $1,175.00 – $3,600.00 depending on the size and style you have installed.
We would be glad to send Bear or one of our guys over to help you figure out which of these issues you may have.
Please let me know if you find this information helpful. I would love to answer any questions, so please send them my way!