Don't be stuck with plumbing disasters! Call HVAC Warehouse for all your plumbing services, repairs, and replacement needs. Frozen pipes, damaged water lines, drain clogs, cracked outside faucets, water heater repair or sump pump installations. We have service trucks in your neighborhood right now and can be there right away to fix all your plumbing problems.
Did you know a huge part of your home's energy usage comes from heating water? Call HVAC Warehouse today for high efficiency tankless water heater installations that will keep you and your family in low cost, eco-friendly comfort all winter!
The biggest threat to any type of water heater is sediment and calcium buildup. The harder the water, the more quickly it can accumulate. We recommend that our customers have their water heaters tuned-up about once a year. During the tune-up, we will flush your water heater, clean it and check to make sure it is operating safely and efficiently. Annual water heater maintenance will reduce your chances of a costly repair and extend the life of your water heater.
Don't let a small leak lead to big water bills! Even small leaks, drips, or occasionally running toilets can lead to bigger problems. Ask us how to correct these plumbing problems and help save you money!
There is no regular maintenance that you need to perform on your garbage disposal. However, if there is an odor coming out of your kitchen sink, there is a quick and easy remedy you can use to get rid of foul smell. Run several ice cubes and a few slices of lemon or orange through your disposal. The ice cubes will help keep your disposal blades clean and the citrus slices will add a pleasant smell.
If you or your guests are experiencing cold showers, it is most likely because you have a traditional water heater and you are using the heated water more quickly than the water heater can keep up. This is especially common when more hot water is being used than normal (i.e. you have guests over). One solution is to purchase a water heater with a larger tank. However, this will also increase the energy used to heat the water. A better solution is to either replace the traditional water heater with a whole-home tankless water heater or install an on-demand water heater at the point-of-use.
Water contains many dissolved minerals, which may buildup on or around your faucets and showerheads. These mineral deposits are ugly and can also prevent or restrict water flow. There is an easy and inexpensive way to remove these deposits. Fill a small plastic bag with vinegar. Close the bag around the showerhead or faucet, secure in place with a rubber band or twist tie and leave it for a few hours. Then, just remove the bag and polish with a clean, dry cloth.
The simple answer is poor water pressure. When running your shower, you are using both cold and hot water, mixed together to give you your preferable showering temperature. When the toilet is flushed, it refills the tank using cold water. In homes or bathrooms with lower water pressure, this takes some of the cold water away from the shower. The hot water is flowing at the same rate, but with less cold water to balance it out, which makes your perfect mixture much warmer. If this problem gets worse, there may be larger issues, such as corroded pipes or blockages.
Even a small, slow drip can waste hundreds of gallons of water and faucets are the most common places for such a drip to occur. The cause of your drip will depend on the type of faucet you have. Over time, many faucets begin dripping as parts wear out, crack and deteriorate. The seals, washers, or o-rings are the most common culprits. You can either purchase the replacement parts at a home improvement store and repair the faucet yourself or contact a professional plumber.
If you turn on a faucet, shower or bath and notice that your water is a brownish-yellow color, one of two things is most likely the culprit.
Your home's pipes - If your home has old galvanized plumbing (commonly used in buildings in the mid 1960's and earlier), they may be rusting. You may want to consider having the plumbing in your home replaced.
Your water heater - A water heater tank can rust or collect sediment in the bottom of your tank. If your cold water is clear while your hot water is brownish-yellow, the water heater is the most likely problem. This may be solved by a simple flush of your tank or it could require a new anode rod or hot water tank.