How can I check if I have a leak?

If you think you have a leak in your home, there's an easy way you can check. Go out to your water meter and record the level. Make sure no one uses any water for a few hours, then go back and check the meter again (it's easiest to do this when everyone goes to bed, then check it again first thing in the morning). If the level has changed, you probably have a leak - call Bailley's Plumbing & Heating to have it taken care of right away!

Can leaks get bigger over time?

Yes. Water leaking out of your pipes or fixtures will eventually cause enough corrosion that even a pinhole-sized leak can eventually grow and potentially cause damage to your home.

What do I do if my toilet overflows?

An overflowing toilet is usually caused by a leak in your tank's fill valve or deterioration of the shaft or wire that sets the fill level. Whatever the cause, call Bailley's Plumbing for the solution!

What are some of the consequences of delaying plumbing repairs?

When plumbing repairs are delayed, you can actually incur more costs that previously estimated due to leaks continuing to compromise the integrity of your plumbing system. There's also the fact that delays can continue to cause you to rack up your utility bill.

If plumbing repairs are ignored for too long, the consequences can grow more serious. If a leak goes on too long unrepaired, it could cause mold or mildew to form which can cause serious respiratory issues if left untreated...not to mention give you another bill to worry about. If sewer line issues go ignored, sewer gas can begin to seep into your home or sewage can back into your home which presents a new form of bacteria in your home. That being said, it's never a good idea to ignore plumbing issues that need to be repaired due to the impact that it can have not just on your wallet, but on your health too.

How do I avoid clogged pipes?

Clogged pipes can be a major inconvenience. Whether it's a slow-draining tub or a severe blockage in your main sewer line, addressing the problem immediately will help prevent further damage. The best way to prevent clogged pipes is to be mindful of what you put down your drains and toilet. Use these tips as a guide:
  • Run cold water when using the garbage disposal
  • A drain strainer should be used if there is no garbage disposal
  • Avoid pouring grease or oil down the drain
  • After washing dishes, run hot water to rinse away grease
  • Clear drain stoppers in shower and bathtub
  • Only flush waste and toilet tissue down toilet
  • Pump septic tank every two to three years
  • Avoid coffee grounds, bones, grease, fruit peels and other fibrous foods in garbage disposal
  • What is Hydronic heating?

    Hydronic heating uses tubes to run hot water beneath the floors of your home, making each room toasty warm. It is more energy efficient than most traditional homes, is silent, and maintains a consistent heating & humidity level throughout the home.

    Why should I consider using a hydronic heating system in my new home?

    Hydronic heating is great for new construction because there is no ductwork involved. This also means that no heat is lost through ductwork, making it more efficient than traditional heating systems.

    Do I need a plumber if I'm remodeling my home?

    The short answer, it will depend. If you are remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, or are adding on to your home, yes you will! Any rearrangement of these areas will require a trained professional to adjust the plumbing. Call us today for plumbing on remodels or new construction!

    When do I need to have the plumbing set up in my new construction home?

    Plumbing is one of the most important aspects of any new build! Don't wait until the last minute, give us a call today and set up your plumbing services in Casper, WY today.