Sunday, January 26, 2020

Tips on Solving Common Toilet Problems

Problem 1: Water Trickling Into the Bowl, or "Phantom Flushes"
You may periodically hear your toilet begin to spontaneously refill, as though someone had flushed it. A toilet that cuts on and off by itself, or runs intermittently, has a problem that plumbers call a phantom flush. The cause is a very slow leak from the tank into the bowl. This problem is almost certainly caused by a bad flapper or flapper seat. The solution is to drain the tank and bowl, check and clean the flapper seat, and replace the flapper if it's worn or damaged.
Problem 2: Water Trickling Into the Tank
If you hear a sustained hissing sound coming from your toilet, it's probably a result of water trickling into the tank via the supply line. In this case the parts to check are the float, the refill tube and the ballcock or inlet-valve assembly. The hissing sound is typically caused by water coming through the inlet valve. First check to see whether the float is sticking or needs adjusting. Next, check to make sure the refill tube isn't inserted too far into the overflow tube. (It should extend only about 1/4" below the rim of the overflow tube.) If neither of these adjustments solves the problem, you'll probably need to replace the ballcock assembly as described above.
Problem 3: The Bowl Empties Slowly
A bowl that empties slowly -- also known as a weak flush -- is usually the result of clogged holes underneath the rim of the bowl. Use a curved piece of wire to poke gently into each flush hole to clear out any debris. Coat-hanger wire works fine, and a small mirror will help you see under the rim. You can also use wire to loosen debris that may be blocking the siphon jet in the bottom of the drain. Be careful not to scratch the bowl.
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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Drain Cleaning Kingwood TX

Kingwood Water Heater, Harris County, Texas, will service all your plumbing needs any day, 7 days a week. We provide a wide selection of services that homes and businesses have come to appreciate. If you need a tankless water heater, our plumbers will install one for you. This unit will save space in your garage and also improve your energy usage since it only heats water when needed. Another option you may consider is an electric water heater. This could either be a tank-less heater or one with 40-50 gallon tank. These types of heaters cost less than their gas partners. If you have an electrical unit that needs a heating element, Kingwood Water Heater will replace it for you.
Tel : 713-482-1425

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

How Do I Maintain My Water Heater?

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Kingwood Water Heater

1. Know the temperature
Get in the habit of paying attention to the thermostat on your water heater. A safe setting for your water heater maintenance is 120 degrees F, which prevents tank damage and allows you to save on losses of standby and demand heat. Many manufacturers set the temperature to 140 degrees F by default, which is hotter than most families actually need. In fact, elevated temperatures may even cause scalding and accelerate corrosion and mineral buildup in your home’s pipes.

2. Test the pressure relief valve
We suggest testing the pressure relief valve on your water heater once a season or so. This is a great opportunity to both clear debris and check the pressure. When you raise and lower the test lever, the pressure relief valve should release a burst of hot water into the drainpipe. If it doesn’t let out a burst, call Griffin’s friendly Lompoc plumbers to get a new water heater installed straight away.

3. Drain the tank on a consistent basis
It’s a good idea to flush out about one-quarter of the tank in your water heater a few times a year. Here’s how: turn off the cold water supply, hook up a garden hose to the drain valve, and then run the water until it looks clear. Draining will help clear away sediment and preserve the heating efficiency of the water heater. Intimidated with this process? Not to fear, Griffin is here! Our experienced Lompoc plumbers are prepared to help maintain your water heater all year long.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

How To Unclog Toilet Using Baking Soda :

Baking Soda and Vinegar– When the toilet won’t flush and no plunger is handy, turn to the trusted non-toxic household helpers: baking soda and vinegar. You might know that baking soda and vinegar are fantastic at cleaning many surfaces, excellent deodorizers, and helpful to keeping drains running smoothly. Baking soda and vinegar can also great when you need to know how to fix a clogged toilet without a plunger. Simply add one cup of baking soda to the clogged toilet. Wait a couple minutes. Next, slowly pour two cups of vinegar into the toilet. Baking soda and vinegar react to cause bubbles, so be sure to pour slowly and carefully so that the toilet water does not splash or overflow. Allow the vinegar and baking soda mixture to work for several minutes. Flush the toilet to see if the clog has cleared.

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