Residential Plumbing Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
Types of Water Heaters Available:
Conventional Water Heaters
These are more commonly known as tank water heaters. Conventional storage limits the amount of available hot water to the size of the tank you have since it stores hot water until you’re ready to use it. The heating process must restart once you’ve used all the hot water, causing a delay before more is available.
Demand Water Heaters
These are more commonly known as tankless water heaters because they have no tank to store hot water. Instead, they heat the water as you use it, resulting in continuous hot water without needing to wait for a tank to refill.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Heat pump water heaters do not generate heat specifically for heating your water. They divert heat from one source—such as your air’s heating/cooling system—and focus it on heating your water instead. The heat is focused back on the air when you are done using your water.
Coil & Indirect Water Heaters
Your home’s space heating system is used to heat water with this type of water heater. It provides hot water on-demand without the need for storing it in a tank. Turning on your hot water causes it to flow through a heating coil or heat exchanger installed in the furnace or boiler.
Sump Pumps: Protection from Flooding
A sump pump could save you thousands of dollars by preventing basement flooding. Sump pumps pump out water before the water reaches the floor level. Water is diverted into a crock as groundwater level rises, where it is pumped out away from your home.
Power outages often follow in the wake of storms. In the event of a power outage, homes are left without a functioning sump pump, increasing the risk of flooding from the water brought by the storm. Make sure your home is protected by having a backup power system ready to go when you need it most.
We provide you with options for sump pump backup power: battery or generator. Our plumbers also help you to decide which sump pump is right for your home after carefully assessing the details of your home, and help you to understand why having a sump pump could save you thousands of dollars and prevent many headaches.
Water Smart Plumbing Products
Southport has low-flow Water-Smart showerheads and toilets for the homeowners who prefer to be ecologically considerate. Older toilets use up to 7 gallons per flush, possibly making it the most voluminous source of daily water usage in your home. Low-flow toilets use less than 1.6 gallons per flush, saving you countless gallons of water per year. Low-flow showerheads use 20% less water than normal shower heads, too, saving you tons of extra money on water usage per year.