We will address residential and commercial plumbing concerns in California for 2019. The first concern is the galvanized pipes that were fitted in homes from the late 1800s until early 1960. After that, copper became the pipe of choice. While very reliable, their average life span is 47 years and most of those homes that have them have far exceeded that timeframe. Steel pipes begin to corrode from the inside out and start to leak. Delaying the repiping of your house could have serious consequences such as property damage caused by a water leak.
Plumbing Industry Predicted To Grow 16% By 2026
Plumbing is a booming industry, and it’s only getting bigger. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the plumbing industry will grow by 16 percent from 2016 to 2026. While there were 470,000 plumbers in the US in 2016, only 2.3% of those were women. Expect to see more women expanding their horizons and becoming plumbers. The population in California has grown by 20,000,000 since 1970. New homes, shopping centers, malls, schools, and hospitals are sweeping across California’s landscape, and they all will need the assistance of a plumber at some point.
Trenchless Sewer Lines Will Become More Common To Homeowners
Trenchless technology will become more common for homeowners. Most homeowners don’t know what a trenchless sewer line is. The technology began here in the US in 1976 but didn’t pick up steam until the early 1990s. The trenchless sewer line can repair a sewer line without disturbing much of the landscape. The process uses a resin-saturated felt tube that’s pulled in place. Additionally, the new sewer line is expected to last 50 years or longer.
More Advancements In Water Heaters
Expect more advancements in water heater technology that includes solar, tankless, storage tank heaters, electric and hybrid water heaters. Some consumers want the latest technology, regardless of cost while others are looking for value. Regardless of the reasons, there is one emerging trend, They’re all more conscious of the environmental impact that they will have on the environment. Most consumers have a basic understanding of greenhouse gasses and will take their concerns for the environment into consideration when making a water heater purchase.
Drain Cleaning Advancements Are Here To Stay
Drain cleaning advancements have already changed the way we clean drains. With the advancements in hydro jetting technology, no clogged drain gets left behind, and that includes tree roots. Hydro jetting is the method of using high-pressure blasts of water to dislodge the clogged drains. Other plumbing concerns is that technologies are moving faster than most can keep up with, but at Big B’s Plumbing, we make a point of educating ourselves on the latest plumbing developments.