Frequently Asked Questions

Plumbing is a critical component of any home! Luckily for you, there are many highly experienced plumbers who can provide you with the help that you need. Browse through some of our most commonly asked questions concerning plumbing issues from water heaters to repiping!

Why is my water only getting warm?

If water is only getting warm, it may be that your water heater is set too low or there could be a water leak. To check the water heater, make sure your water heater is set to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or in some cases may even require 140 degrees Fahrenheit. If the water temperature is correct, water heater repair may be necessary. If you suspect there is a water leak, water leak detection can help find the source of the issue.

Why would a tankless water heater suddenly quit operating?

Tankless water heaters are a great option for some homes, but they do require more maintenance than traditional water heaters. If your tankless water heater suddenly stops working while you have no hot water, it is likely because there was an issue with the electronics or one of the heating elements in the unit. In almost all cases, these issues can be fixed easily with a water heater repair.

Is it difficult to locate a water leak beneath concrete?

Water leaks can be difficult to find, especially if they’re hidden under concrete. If you suspect that you have a water leak, there are a few methods you can use to try and locate it. One way is to use a water meter to detect the water flow. Another way is to use a listening device or electronic detector to locate water under concrete. You can also use a moisture meter to detect water on the other side of walls or floors. If you’re having trouble locating the water leak, contact a plumbing professional for help. They have the experience and tools necessary to find and fix water leaks quickly.

How do you unclog a grease-clogged drain?

Grease is made of fat, oil and grease. When this mixture enters the drain it gets harder to clear them out with water because they form layers for each other. The best way to get rid of grease from your sink or shower head would be to use boiling hot water which melts down the fat and oil in clogged drains. Pour a pot of boiling water down the drain and wait for it to work its way through. If that doesn’t work, pour half of a bottle of baking soda mixed with hot water into the clogged drain. Follow up by pouring in one cup of vinegar. Cover the drain with a plug or cloth and let the mixture sit for 30 minutes. After that, pour hot water down the drain. If the clog is still present, use a plunger. If that doesn’t work, it might be time to call in the professionals.

What is the disadvantage of PEX plumbing?

PEX plumbing is used in homes and businesses for water supply and distribution. However, there are a few disadvantages associated with using PEX tubing including: - The need to use transition fittings (and potential leaks) when transitioning between different types of pipes. - It's more difficult to repair than other materials such as copper or cast iron. - It cannot be used for outdoor plumbing applications due to its susceptibility to damage from sunlight exposure and chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, and chlorine bleach. If you have any other questions about PEX plumbing, don't hesitate to contact us! We would be happy to help!

Is sewage line repair covered by home insurance?

Many times homeowners insurance will cover the costs of repairing a sewer line. However, it is important to check with your individual policy to see if this is specifically covered. In some cases, the damage may be considered an act of nature and not be covered by your insurance policy. If you are unsure, it is always best to speak with your insurance agent before beginning any sewer line repair project.

What happens if you don't repair a broken sewage pipe?

If you don't repair a broken sewage pipe, the wastewater will flow out of the pipe and could contaminate the soil and groundwater. In addition, untreated wastewater can corrode metal pipes and create an unpleasant odor. It is important to fix a broken sewage pipe as soon as possible to avoid these problems.

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 772-879-1414 or schedule an appointment online!