What should I do if i see water spewing out of my water heater?
We would recommend you call us right away at (305) 570-3511. The bottom of the water tank is normally rusted when water is leaking from the tank. A Brand new water heater is generally needed when this occurs. Please don’t panic and give us a shout. We are available 24/7 in an emergency.
I want a longer lifespan out of my water heater and plumbing machinery. what can i do to increase their vigor?
Using a water softener or water conditioner in your place is the most desirable way to extend the life span of your water heater and plumbing fixtures. Using these type of systems are customized to put a halt on scale building up, screen pipes and fixtures and make all your household appliance use water more efficiently.
WHY DOES MY silly drain always get stopped up?
The main reason most drains get stopped up because individuals are careless of what they throw in them. If you check out your bathroom drains, they get clogged because of the residue from body wash products, shampoos and your golden locks. We recommend that you keep an eye of what you are throwing down your drains and clean them once every two weeks with a drain pipe cleaner such as Pure Lye.
How can I stop that annoying dripping faucet?
A dripping faucet can be a pain in the neck for most people but a fairly simple solution to resolve. Please don’t make it hard on yourself and either replace or rebuild the darn thing. This is the easiest and the cheapest way. We recommend you turn the knobs off gently rather than hard as the washers will last longer.
HOW CAN I put a hault on those PESKY LEAKING PIPES?
Do your due diligence here, and spend some time examining your pipes. If you notice dis coloration this maybe your clue that a leak maybe occurring. When this happens, contact us to fix the issue. General maintenance by you could put an end to a tiny problem before it gets big and nasty. We have seen leaking pipes cause some major damage to personal belongings and flooring, so be on guard and catch it early.
My noisy toilet is running all night and I can’t sleep. What can I do to get some rest?
This is not just causing you sleepless nights but money in your pocket by wasting water. Your water bill will start to sky rocket by at least 12 dollars more per month. By the way, this is generally easy to fix by replacing the flush mechanism in the tank.
My kids keep throwing all kinds of stuff and jamming up the garbage disposal. WHAT CAN I tell them and the rest of my family to what is allowed?
This is a major issue for most homeowners. Our company loves to give sound advice to keep your garbage disposal running in tip top shape.
#1. Run ice cold water down the drain when using it. This will allow the waste to move and go south. The cold water flushes the junk through the mechanics of the system. NEVER use hot water as it can’t dissolve the junk, which will plug up the drain pipe.
Just about all food capable of decaying is allowed to be thrown into the disposal. Any type of shell fish or hard material should never be tossed in. Never ever dump any type of glass, plastic or metallic type material into the garbage disposal. We have reported incidents from our experienced plumbers that they often find tops of cans and tin foil jammed into the disposals, which often what breaks them.
Maintaining your disposal is fairly simple. Every so often try grinding hard ice cubes, which scrapes away the nasty deposits left behind. They will often leave a fresh scent which is also good. It is like changing your oil every 3000 miles or so, they are pretty much easy to maintain.
My neighborhood handyman told me that a DISPOSAL will impede MY PIPES? Is this a myth or fact?
Sorry to say your handyman should stick with pounding nails into walls. The real answer is No. If you do all the things we have told you in this FAQ and use it properly you should never have a problem with your pipes. A licensed plumber should always install your disposal. They will always make sure that the pipes are lined up properly and unobstructed.
This is an excellent reason why a licensed professional should be called to install your disposal. We always do complete detective work and preventative checks before installation takes place. Remember, be nice to your garbage disposal and it will love you back.
I want to run my dishwasher more because my hands are chapping badly but water backs up into the disposal. Why does this happen?
This is most often caused by food that was left in the disposal and not properly ground up. Make sure to run a lot of ice cold water down the drain while grinding up the food particles. You need to make sure your leftovers are cleared out properly because the dishwasher and disposal share the same piping system. You will for sure have plumbing issues if you don’t adhere to this.
My water heater is really starting to show its age. HOW LONG do they normally LAST?
It often depends on how much you use it, the quality of your water and if it was installed properly. When shopping for a water heater it’s good to know all the bells and whistles it comes with. As long as you properly maintain it, you should get 7 to 9 years out of it. This is if you buy a less expensive model.
We generally recommend you buy a better more efficient one. Why because they are used pretty heavily 24/7 365 days a year. Our customers normally get 12-15 years of use out of it when they purchase a more expensive series. It’s definitely worth getting the better hot water tank because an average household family uses quite of hot water. Our company normally recommends the 40-50 gallon tank because of the longer life span. Our trained licensed plumbers will be happy to install it at an affordable price. Feel free to contact us.