Plumbing Services from the Experts in Elkhart

It can seem like any plumbing problem is a big problem and the warmer months carry their share of distinct problems that require 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 bad sprinkler system—we’ve encountered it all.  When you’re in need of 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 service done by BW/Cook Service Experts is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Leaks and Other Plumbing Repairs

One of the most common calls we receive for plumbing services in Elkhart 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 could mean a plumbing leak, and being conscious of that could help you handle the concern before it leads to pricey water damage: 

  • A higher water bill than typical could uncover a leak.
  • Pipes that bang loudly and consistently are a sign of concern.
  • Rust stains in your sinks or rust-tinged water can be signs of bigger problems.
  • Moisture on your floors or in your walls could point to a plumbing leak.
  • Signs of wet soil erosion near your home’s foundation can 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 BW/Cook Service Experts at 574-218-6404 or request an appointment online and we’ll work with you on all your plumbing and water heating needs. We even offer a Plumbing Maintenance Agreement to help you keep your plumbing system working as it should and to prevent would-be problems, so you don’t have to worry about unexpected plumbing problems and potentially costly damage to your Elkhart home.