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Dealing with Ice Water Line Damage

Posted on: November 2nd, 2018 by admin

 

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Ice makers have become a popular device or as a component on appliances in many homes. They are a great feature which allows you to constantly have a supply of ice on hand but as with any appliance feature there is the possibility of malfunction. You may not even notice the signs of a problem but if you notice water pooled on the floor or no ice ready in the tray, you may have a compromised water line.

A great number of homeowners have experienced the damage which can be caused by water damage from this inconspicuous water source. Many people assume that the potential for damage from these small water lines is only small, but there are two main circumstances in which the line can be compromised; a slow small leak or a steady stream. (more…)


Ants in My Bathroom! What to Do?

Posted on: July 27th, 2018 by admin

Take a look at this infographic and follow these quick easy steps to get rid of ants in your bathroom. If you are in need of help, don’t hesitate to call us.


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A Brief Guide to Types of Gas Grills

Posted on: July 25th, 2018 by admin

Gas grills have become a feature in many homes, which allow outdoor cooking throughout the year, especially over the summer months. Gas grills allow homeowners to take advantage of great weather and entertain outdoors. A gas grill can be the focal point of any summer party or outdoor event, so it is important to choose the right grill for your needs. Generally there are five types of grills which are available for domestic purchase and use. (more…)


Why is the Water Pressure Low in my House?

Posted on: June 22nd, 2018 by admin

One of the problems that homeowners could experience in their plumbing is low water pressure. This kind of concern could range from simple fix to a serious problem that needs the expertise of the professionals. If you are lucky enough to deal with it on your own, then you could eliminate the expense of letting the experts deal with it. But, if simple fixes does not work, do not hesitate to call a professional plumber. (more…)


Solving Common Toilet Problems Always Happen

Posted on: May 14th, 2018 by admin

If there is something that every home is not spared from, it would have to be problems with toilets. Because it is one of the most frequently used piece of plumbing fixture, it is understandable that it will also suffer from potential problems. Let’s take a look how to solve some common toilet problems.

Phantom Flushes

What do we mean by phantom flushes? This is the instance wherein we see water trickling into the bowl even when no flushing has been done. It may be characterized by hearing your toilet tank spontaneously refilling similar to the way it does after somebody has flushed it.

This type of symptom is normally caused by an extremely slow leak coming from the tank and allowing the water to end up in the bowl. The most common culprit is a defective or worn out flapper or flapper seat.

Is this bad? To a certain extent, yes! Because aside from the wasted water, it can also jack up your water bill. How do you solve it? The first step is to completely drain the toilet tank and bowl. Before replacing the flapper seat, clean and check it out first. It is possible that dirt has been trapped and you don’t have to make a replacement. However, if the flapper seat is worn or damaged, then you need to replace it to stop the phantom flushes.

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Trickling Water

This is different from phantom flushes in the sense that it comes with a sustained hissing sound that is produced by the water trickling from the supply line and into the tank. The most common source of the problem would be the refill tube, ballcock, float, or the inlet valve assembly.

The resolve the problem try to adjust the float first to check if it is causing the problem. If this does not solve it, ensure that the refill tube is extending about a fourth of an inch from the rim of the overflow tube. The last resort would be to replace the ballcock assembly to stop the water from trickling.

Slowly Draining Bowl

Also referred to as weak flush, this is commonly the result of clogged holes found under the rim of the bowl. The good thing with this is that it can almost always be solved by using a simple curved wire that goes into the space between the rim and the bowl.

Use the wire to gently poke all of the flush holes to remove the debris. A small mirror can help you see underneath the rim. While you’re at it, clear the siphon jet as well. Just make sure that you do not scratch the bowl in the process.

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Clogging

Many homeowners are fearful of toilet clogs primarily because of the number of other problems it brings with it. However, there are many tools that can be used to ensure that clogged toilets are cleared up easily.

The most common would have to be the plunger, which has proven to be extremely effective against minor clogs. When done properly, the clogging would be cleared in virtually no time at all. For more stubborn clogs, a closet auger would be great. Simply insert the end into the drain hole and start twisting the handle to push it forward and dislodge any clogs in its path.

Seals

The standard bathroom toilet would have five seals at the very least. Each of these seals have the potential to leak due to a number of reasons like age and faulty installation for example. The largest seal would have to be the one that sits between the bowl and the tank. Any breakage in this area will result in a major leak.

To solve this type of problem, you would need to drain and remove the tank, and turn it upside down for easier access. Smaller seals like those in the mounting bolts or the base of the ballcock are usually replaced in the same manner. For these seals however, usually slight tightening would stop leaks.

Another seal to check would be the wax seal at the plastic flange. You will know that this seal has been broken if you see water underneath the base of the toilet. The entire toilet has to be removed to completely replace the wax seal. Other problems associated with seals would often require professional service.

If you are unsure of what to do in solving common toilet problems, your safest bet is to always call a licensed professional plumber.


Hydro-Jetting: Deal with Clogged Drains Effectively

Posted on: May 11th, 2018 by admin

A lot of homeowners today experience problems in their drains. The frustrating part is that it this part of the plumbing system is very hard to reach for it is mostly found underground. When you experience this kind of problem, better call the experts immediately to properly address the problem. Among the best option for plumber with clogs in drains is hydro-jetting. (more…)


Tips for Remodeling a Small Bathroom

Posted on: April 11th, 2018 by admin

If you are considering remodeling aspects of your home, you may have been hesitant to change anything about a small bathroom space, as you thought your options were very limited. However, although smaller bathrooms may not be a lavish and extravagant space, with a little careful thought and planning you can remodel your smaller bathroom to improve the space. (more…)


Do’s and Don’ts for Effective Garbage Disposal Maintenance

Posted on: April 4th, 2018 by admin

Many homeowners take their garbage disposal unit for granted; only giving it any kind of consideration once it has developed a problem. However, taking a little care with your garbage disposal can reduce the risk of malfunction, clogging and the potentially costly repair bills which can result from this. There are a number of simple do’s and don’ts which can allow your garbage disposal to be properly maintained and keep working well. (more…)


How to Troubleshoot a Water Leak in Your Front Yard

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018 by admin

Every time you find a water leak, it should not be something to ignore although it may be a minor issue. For a building either house or apartment, a water leak is a serious problem as it can lead to other damages to the house that requires thousands of dollars for reparation. When you suspect a water leak happening, the first thing to do is to find the source. Only then, you can continue fixing the problem. Usually, there are three common places for a water leak to happen, the sewer line, irrigation system, and main water line. (more…)


Aquaculture Water Filtration Services

Posted on: March 6th, 2018 by admin

Aquaculture becomes the latest technology today and has been used in several industries. For example, there is the term of aquaculture farming which offers a better result. Aquaculture water filtration services are coming to facilitate the system to achieve goals. Those services are explained below. (more…)