FAQ on Drain Cleaning:
What are some simple ways to fix a clogged drain?
For a simple clog, a quick bit of manual labor with a clean plunger can remove the trouble, and leave your drain operating efficiently once more.
How does a sewer line inspection camera work?
A camera is pushed through the sewer line to the exact location of the leak or clog, allowing for quicker service, less digging, and a higher success rate.
What problems can be identified using a sewer line camera?
The camera pinpoints the exact location of recurring clogs, leaking joints, and tree roots.
Where is my sewer line cleanout located?
A sewer line cleanout is often found in the ground outside of your home. It’s usually in the space between the home’s foundation and your street or road.
Why do I need a plumber to clear a clogged drain?
A plumber is experienced and much better equipped to handle recurring clogs within the home or office.
FAQ on Water Heater Repair & Installation:
Things to Consider Before Buying a New Water Heater
You must consider whether to buy a conventional water heater or tankless water heater, both of which have their advantages. A plumber can give you helpful information on pros & cons.
The Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters
Despite the increased upfront cost of a tankless water heater, the overall higher efficiency rating makes up for the installation costs over time.
Is it better to repair my water heater or replace it?
If you have a new hot water heater, then repairing is a more cost-effective solution than replacing the entire unit.
How do I maintain my water heater?
We always recommend scheduling expert maintenance services to avoid any issues with your hot water heater.
Why should I leave water heater repair or installation to the professionals?
Your hot water heater can enjoy increased efficiency and a longer lifespan when you opt for professional services.
Conventional vs. Tankless Water Heaters
Today’s tankless water heater models are longer-lasting and more efficient. A conventional water heater is cheaper to install and reliable (over its shorter lifespan).
Do I need to reconnect the drain pipe on a new water heater?
For a properly-operating hot water heater, you will need a connected drain pipe on a new system.
Do you have any money-saving tips for my water heater?
Occasional maintenance, such as draining the water heater tank, can increase both your efficiency and monthly savings.
Keep Off the Ground – Correct Ground Clearance Height for a Gas Water Heater
Your new gas hot water heater should be installed at least 18 inches off the ground for your safety.
How can I inspect our water heater to prolong its life?
If you plan on inspecting your water heater, carefully examine the pressure valve, tank, and anode rod during the process.
How can I keep my water heater bill low this winter?
Do not waste hot water by taking a too-long bath or shower on a cold day. Instead, bundle up with warm clothing and a cozy blanket.
Replaced the heating element – why are we still losing hot water?
If you recently swapped out the heating element, but still have no hot water, then the wiring may be loose or disconnected somewhere.
We need a new water heater. What are our water heater options?
Most homeowners will opt for either a conventional tank-model hot water heater or a tankless model, chosen for its efficiency.
What’s the best temperature setting for your water heater?
Ideally, you should have your hot water heater set at 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
What should I know about different water heaters?
You’ll want to consider the proper size, efficiency ratings, and installation costs for a new hot water heater.
What water heater maintenance should we perform?
With a garden hose attached, occasionally open the drain valve of your water heater tank to flush the system.
Why are we running out of hot water recently?
Some common reasons for a lack of hot water include an improperly sized system, faulty wiring, sediment buildup, or a broken heating component.
Why do I run out of hot water?
An old hot water heater may experience lower efficiency, leading to less available hot water running through your home’s plumbing fixtures.
Why is my electric water heater raising the temperature by itself?
An overheating hot water heater is indicative of an issue with the heating element, thermostat, or pressure relief valve.
Why is my water heater making rumbling noises?
The most common cause of a rumbling noise from your hot water heater is sediment in the tank.
Will new hot water heater rules lower your energy bills?
The latest hot water heater rules aim to increase both efficiency and the eco-friendly nature of hot water heaters, leading to savings for everyone.