We are always happy to answer questions and give our professional opinion to our clients. below we have compiled our top 5 frequently asked plumbing questions and answers.
1. My Water bill seems a bit higher than usual – is there a way to check for a leak?
Yes. Either we can perform this service or you can give it a try. If you turn the main house valve off and the water meter is still moving, the leak is between the meter and the house. To find a leak inside the house, isolate each fixture using the “stops” and look for movement at the meter. For more tips on detecting leaks, click here.
2. We are still on well water and have a cartridge filter. We have to change the filter constantly; is there another solution?
Yes. We would need to visit your home and collect a water test sample to determine what kind of filter you need. Sediment, low pH, iron, or hard water can all be handled with a variety of solutions. Call us today for our professional opinion.
3. My water heater needs to be replaced. What do you recommend?
The answer to this one will vary depending on the number of people in your household, your water pressure, and whether you regularly ran out of hot water in the past. If you were happy with your old heater, matching a new heater with the size and capacity of your old heater is often a good choice.
4. My water heater is leaking. What should I do?
If the heater is leaking from the bottom of the tank, it’s probably time for a replacement. If it’s leaking from a relief valve or other connection point, we may be able to repair it. Also, if it’s leaking from the relief valve, your water pressure might be too high. The remedy is most often 1 of 3 things that may need replacement: the pressure reducing valve, the relief valve itself, or the expansion tank. Click here to schedule service on your hot water heater.
5. Why should I hire a Licensed Plumber?
While your plumbing repair may seem like another simple DIY project, hiring a professional plumber is always worth it in the long run. This is because one small mistake could be disastrous to your home. Licensed plumbers have the experience and training required to accurately diagnose and repair plumbing issues. They are also equipped with the tools necessary for any plumbing emergency. Here at Bolton, our plumbing technicians are fully trained and prepared to handle your plumbing. Call us today or click here to get a quote or to schedule service!
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