Plumbing Technology: What’s New?

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You don’t usually think much about your plumbing until something goes wrong. If you are having a problem or are considering replacing some of your pipes or perhaps your water heater, it’s not a bad idea to check into what technology has to offer these days.

Companies want to stay ahead of the curve, so they create new technologies all the time. Even things as dull as your kitchen sink or bathroom pipes are the subjects of research on a regular basis.

What’s New

Plumber Fixing Pipes Under Sink

Technology comes up with new things all of the time, but there are some latest developments that are piquing people’s interest. One of these things is epoxy pipelining. This is actually a new trend in repair. It used to be when a pipe was becoming worn and developing holes, it needed to be completely replaced. With epoxy pipe lining, instead of replacing a pipe, the plumber sandblasts the inside of the pipe to remove corrosion and rusting, then fills it with an epoxy lining that seals it and makes it function good as new. There are new types of sinks, such as ones that have an extra, filtered tap just for drinking water, and tankless water heaters that give you continuous hot water but are energy-efficient.

Should You Upgrade?

When you find out about something new in plumbing, should you run right out and get it? Not necessarily. If you’re interested in being more energy-efficient, however, you might want to consider replacing an old water heater, or if your pipes are 10 to 15 years old, you might want to ask a professional about epoxy lining. Though new technologies have created more energy-efficient appliances and stronger structures, there are still things that you should consider before upgrading. If what you have now isn’t too old, it’s probably okay to wait for a while before upgrading.

Keeping up with the Trends

Do a little research now and then to find out what’s new and available. No doubt they’ll be coming out with even more new and exciting plumbing technologies in the near future, and it’s always good to know what they are. Be wise about your choices, but know all your options. Even if you don’t want to upgrade right away, it’s still a good idea to stay up on what’s new. When you know your options, you can make better choices when you need repairs or upgrades, or perhaps if you’re having a new home built.

So if you are looking for a professional plumber in Maui, then please call us at 808-563-4054 or complete our online request form.

What Our Clients Say

Matt was very professional and considerate as we are in a COVID world. May not necessarily be the cheapest but you are paying for the quality, peace of mind, and quick response time to my urgent matter. I will definitely call them again for my next plumbing issue.

-Elias S.

If you have any plumbing needs this is the company to use. They said they would be there at 9:30 and by gosh, they showed up at 9:28 that not a normal thing when it comes to plumbing. Both of them were not they answered all my questions without hesitation and got the job done within 45 minutes even though they said it would take an hour and a half.

-Bob J.

Brayden and Maka worked on a major repair at our home over a time period of four days. We have high praise for both of them, their professionalism, courtesy, friendliness, and reliability. Steve’s Plumbing is lucky to have these two fine employees.

-Ulrich

Shon Bolo was very courteous. He was very informative about how Plumbing is just as important as the engine of a car. He was very respectful. Even though I wasn’t able to get everything done as expected. Shon was able to install my laundry tub to get my washer ready to drain and connected. Definitely would recommend shon bolo to friends and neighbors. Thank you very much for the wonderful job. Great service Shon!!

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