Plumbers Kansas City
Here are a list of licensed plumbers that can help with your most common plumbing issues. Not all plumbers specialize in the same type of work, this list will help put you in touch with the most relevant plumber to your service needs.
Water Heater Replacement
Tankless Water Heaters
Sump Pump Replacement
Trenchless Sewer Repair
Drain Camera Service
Gas Line Installation
Restaurant Plumbing Service
Sump Pump Installation
Most homes in Kansas City built after 1980 have a drain tile that surrounds the outside of a the house and feeds into a sump pit where it is then pumped out by a sump pump. Many older homes in Kansas City don’t have a sump pump or pit and have problems with water.
Replacing a sump pump is a smaller job than adding a sump pit to a basement. Often the pit is not enough to keep the water out of the basement. You may also need to remove a portion of the concrete to allow for a drain tile that will feed into your sump pit.
Water heaters have changed quite a bit over the last ten to fifteen years. One of the biggest changes to water heaters has been the efficiency of the tank. Another big difference between the new water heaters and older water heaters is the overall quality of the tanks that are installed. Water Heaters manufacturers are using very thin steel and a glass liner for their tanks.
Not only are water heaters being made cheaper but they are also under more stress than older water heaters may have gone through. This is one of the reasons that we recommend installing expansion tanks when replacing your water heater.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are slowly becoming more and more popular for residential and commercial applications. Traditional water heaters have not changed much over the last 100 years, it’s really a quite simple concept. The thing that many people don’t like about traditional water heaters is that the 40 gallons of water inside of the tank, must be kept hot at all times.
Vacation homes or lake homes are great candidats for tankless water heaters. On on demand unit heats water right as you need it, so if you’re only there for a few weeks a year there can be a significant savings.
There are a few drawbacks to tankless water heaters that you also need to be aware of. Most tankless units have a minimum requirement for flow before they will kick on. So if it’s just a trickle of water, don’t expect it to get hot.
When installing a gas line try to get your plumber to hard pipe with iron pipe instead of using flexible gas line. Flexible gas lines have been used in some applications because the installation cost is cheaper than running rigid pipe. However, rigid pipe is safer in terms of being penetrated by foreign objects. There has also been several changes to the grounding requirements that have increased the cost of flexible gas lines. Several incidents of lighting striking the CSST have lead to changes in many cities throughout the U.S.