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Below are some common questions we get regarding plumbing and water heaters. 

How do you fix a toilet that’s constantly running?

There are a few reasons for this problem to occur. The most common cause is the flapper at the bottom of the tank, and are easily replaceable. Another common problem is the chain being too long and getting caught under the flapper. 

Would a backed-up toilet be considered an emergency?

  • Toilets that are backed would be considered an emergency. It can cause property damage with flooding which poses health risks and obviously is a huge inconvenience to your family. In order to avoid clogged toilets our local area Terre Haute plumbers recommend to never flush:

    • Hair

    • Beauty aids

    • Hygienic products

    • Baby wipes

  • Your best option is to keep a wastebasket nearby to properly dispose of these items.

Can I use my new toilet right after it has been installed?

Unfortunately no. In order to ensure that the toilet is properly sealed, grout is used around the base and it can take 6-12 hours to completely dry. 

Should I switch to a low-flow toilet installed?

Low-flow toilets can be great for your water bill. According to the EPA, homeowners could save as much as $110.00 a year on their water bill by switching. Older toilets can use anywhere from 3.5 to 7 gallons of water per flush verse a low-flow toilet that uses no more than 1.6 gallons per flush. 

Why does a plumbing system need a vent?

In order to vent out the sewer gases outside the home. Also an additional function of plumbing vents is to help with the liquid that goes down the pipe be followed by air. IN a more practical sense if you did not have vents than draining one fixture may cause another fixture in your house to back up. Therefore in summary a plumbing vent system should keep sewer gas out of the home while also draining every fixture in your home well. 

What factors contribute to a high water bill other than leaking faucets and pipes?

The most common location of plumbing leaks are found in the toilet tank. In most cases you never even know its happening because the water is leaking within a system that water drains out of. Many of these leaks are a result of worn parts or improper alignment of some part of the flushing mechanism. 

Do you service galvanized water lines or cast iron drains?

Yes, we service every kind of drain system that is in your home. Call today for questions and a estimate. 

Do you install tankless water heaters and conventional water heaters?

Yes. Please call today for a estimate. 

How hot is an energy-efficient water heater?

If you are asking this because you think they are less hot then a normal water heater than the answer is simple, they are has hot as an normal heater. In the easiest of terms, what makes them energy efficient is their ability to insulate hot water within the unit for longer periods of time.

Should I get a tankless water heater?

If you are in the market for a new water heater, tankless could be a great solution. However, you will certainly want to weigh the pros and cons of installing one in your home. Some pros are as simple as on-demand somewhat limitless hot water, but the cons can be the initial installation cost and hiring a professional to change everything out of your existing service which can get very costly in certain homes. Consulting plumbing services professionals to go over the pros and cons of your setup will be the best starting point.

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