Plumbing Services FAQs
Get Answers to Your Questions on Maintenance, Repair, Replacement & Installation
Why Do I Have No Hot Water and My Pilot Won’t Light?
If you have a gas water heater and you are not getting any hot water, it usually means the pilot light on your water heater has gone out. Or your water heater has a malfunctioning part.
Why Is My Water Heater Leaking?
If the water is leaking from the bottom of your water heater, this usually means there is a crack in the internal tank and you will need a water heater replacement. Sometimes a water heater can develop a leak from the top, this is usually caused by a fitting or a plumbing part that has malfunctioned. In this case, the water heater can most often be repaired.
Why Does My Water Heater Make a Funny Noise?
Having a noisy water heater is mostly a nuisance, but it could also mean there is a problem. As water heaters age sediment accumulates at the bottom of the tank, this is especially true if the water heater has not been drained on a regular basis. The noise described as “rumbling” usually is the sound of expanding heated water escaping from sediment at the bottom of a tank. This situation is not dangerous, but it is a sign that the water heater has lost much of its efficiency.
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Why Is My Toilet Always Running?
A running toilet is usually caused by a flapper, the rubber or plastic valve on the bottom of your tank, that fails to seal. Open the toilet tank and adjust the float arm to see if the water stops an inch below the overflow pipe. If the water doesn’t continue to fill, the flapper needs replacing and plumbing services.
How Do I Replace My Toilet Flange?
Replace your toilet flange by disconnecting your toilet’s water supply. Flush out all remaining water and unscrew the floor nuts. Remove the toilet from its place on the floor and set it aside the newspaper. Clear away any gunk from the existing flange seal, then unscrew it from the floor to clean underneath it. Screw the new flange into place and reinstall your toilet.
How Do I Test If My Toilet Is Leaking?
Open the toilet tank and put a few drops of food coloring into the water to check if your toilet is leaking. Return after 15 minutes to see if the color inside the toilet bowl has changed. If the color has changed, your toilet has a leak, but if the water’s still clear, you do not have a leak.
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