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While known as a noisy nuisance, a running toilet may actually end up costing you money in wasted water. Toilets that run are generally easy to repair, but unfortunately, many homeowners simply ignore them or they don’t believe that they have the know-how to fix them. As a result, General Plumbing, Inc. would like to offer the following DIY tips for homeowners facing a toilet that runs:
1.) Take the Lid Off
When investigating a toilet that runs, you should always take the lid off of the tank; inside, you’ll generally find the problem. Most tanks work using a variety of standard components, including flappers, floats, valves and overflow tubes. With most toilets that run, there is generally a problem with at least one of these components, but you may also be facing a variety of problems from a variety of components.
2.) Check the Flapper
Your toilet’s flapper is the mechanism that either seals off the tank from the bowl or allows water to enter the bowl upon flushing. Flappers can become worn or misaligned, leading to a running toilet. Essentially, if you have a worn or misaligned flapper, your toilet will be fooled into think that it is in a constant state of flushing, leading to the need for essential toilet repairs. Make adjustments as necessary, ensuring that the flapper seals against the base of the tank after flushing and that it opens properly upon flushing.
3.) Check the Valve
The valve located inside of your toilet’s tank basically tells the toilet when to stop running. If the valve is not adjusted correctly, it may not allow your toilet’s tank to fill to the correct level, leading to constant running. In order to determine if you have a problem with your toilet’s valve, inspect the inside of the toilet for the proper waterline. You may also need to consult your toilet’s manual to determine the proper valve setting for reaching the optimum amount of water in your toilet’s tank.
If you’ve tried the above steps and are still facing a toilet that runs, or if you’re seeking plumbing repair or the general services of a plumber in West Palm Beach, please give General Plumbing, Inc. a call today at 561-420-0442.
Whenever you have a plumbing problem in your home, it is essential to have it repaired and have the issue alleviated as fast as possible. Yet, our West Palm Beach FL plumbers with General Plumbing know that you need proof your leak has been repaired or your clog has been cleared. This is why our prompt plumbing professionals can provide you with camera inspections, showing you the job has been done right – the first time.
With General Plumbing, you can remain confident that the job will be done right, and your plumbing problems will be a thing of the past. Our state-of-the-art camera inspections not only allow us to determine the cause and position of the leak beforehand, but we can show you that the issue has been taken care of afterwards as well. At General Plumbing, we don’t believe in guess work, as we don’t believe in wasting your time or money, or our time for that matter. Our cameras will use infrared light to see into the darkest pipes, and send a clear image of the problem back to our screens, allowing us to devise a plan of action to get your pipes back to working order. Whether it is locating a break or leak in your pipe, or identifying the location of a drain line, we can provide this service for you.
For all your plumbing problems in West Palm Beach and the surrounding area, General Plumbing is the company to count on. For additional information regarding camera inspections, give us a call at 713-489-0300 or contact us online today.
As the temperatures dip, ensuring your home is provided with plentiful hot water is critical to the health and safety of you and your family. After all, there is nothing to worse than waking up to a freezing cold shower on an already freezing day. There are many different types of water heaters available, and the type that is right for you will vary depending on where it will go in your home and how often it will be relied upon. The West Palm Beach FL plumbers at General Plumbing can ensure your home is provided with warm water all winter long.
When you are torn between a conventional water heater or a tankless water heater for your home, our plumbing experts can advise you in which one would best suit all your needs. In addition to recommending the best fitting unit for your residence, our prompt and professional plumbers can install, maintain, and repair your water heater to ensure you are never left in the cold. Water heaters can use several types of energy to heat the water, including electric, propane, natural gas, oil, solar power, or geothermal power. We can use our expert knowledge to best recommend the type that would suit your needs, based on how many people it will be serving and how often it will be relied upon.
For all your water heater needs, General Plumbing of West Palm Beach is here to help. For additional information regarding water heater installation and repair this winter, give us a call at 866-436-7586 or contact us online today.
Of all the problems that can occur with your plumbing, a pipe break is one of the most intimidating. Pipe breaks often occur with little to no warning, leaving you with an extensive plumbing problem on your hands. For anyone finding themselves in this situation, it is essential to rely on a prompt and professional plumbing to alleviate this issue in no time. A professional plumber can utilize their vast experience in this area to get your pipes up and running and back to peak performance in no time. Our West Palm Beach FL plumbers at General Plumbing are the ones to count on when it comes to broken pipes.
No matter the problem with your pipes, our reliable plumbing experts can take care of the issue in a timely and efficient manner. Oftentimes, the cause of broken pipes is simply older pipes breaking down and giving out over time. With many galvanized pipes, however, the corrosion process over time can break them down slowly and leave your home with contaminated water. If your water appears contaminated or your faucet is flowing poorly, a pipe break may be the root of your issue.
Pipe breaks can cause costly damage to your home or property. Besides the water damage to your personal belongings, pipe breaks can cause wood to rot, metal to rust, or plywood to warp. Luckily, a reliable plumbing professional can get your pipes back to working order before you know it.
With any plumbing system in your home, there is always the potential for leaks to occur. When gone unnoticed, these small leaks may turn into large problems, resulting in extensive water damage to your home and costly repairs and replacements. In order to accurate detect and put a stop to these leaks, it is important to know the various kinds, what to look for, and how to stop them. Our professional West Palm Beach FL plumbers at General Plumbing can assist you in locating and alleviating these leaks.
In order to best understand leaks, you must first learn about the various types that may occur within your residence. By educating yourself on the characteristics and warning signs of these leaks, you can know what you’re dealing with should they ever occur in your home.
A yard line leak is just like it sounds, a leak in your yard. These are characterized by unusual flooding in your yard, even far away from the actual leak itself. You may also notice significantly higher utility bills caused by this wasted water.
Water line leaks are located inside your home, and also characterized by unusually high water bills. In this case, however, the excess water does not damage your yard, but your flooring, cabinets, or other household features located close to the ground or near a dripping pipe.
Where leaks become more serious, are slab leaks and gas leaks. Slab leaks can cause critical damage to your home’s foundation, and if you notice wetness on your floors, high water bills, low water pressure, warm spots on the floor, or a dripping noise, a slab leak may be the reason why.
The most serious leak of them all, a gas leak should never be taken lightly. These leaks are so dangerous because they often go unnoticed, but can cause extreme fires or result in carbon monoxide poisoning, a silent killer. If you smell gas in your home, evacuate the area immediately. One of our trained plumbing technicians can assist you in ridding your home of this danger. It is imperative you count on a professional to take care of these leaks in a timely and efficient manner.
Purchasing water is a popular trend these days. From the gym to the grocery store people are carrying bought plastic water bottles. A water filtration system can ease the cost and preserve the quality of water you already pay the city to use in your own home. Your West Palm Beach Florida water filtration plumbing service can install and service water treatment and softeners for your home.
Bottled water is cleaner, healthier and tastes better than tap water. House tap water often contains the taste and odor of chlorine, lead, mercury, agricultural pollutants and often local sediment. These pollutants can come from corroded plumbing systems, decay, landfill run-off or local croplands. Unfiltered house water not only affects your drinking water, but the water you use for laundry, washing your hands, and washing off in the shower. What if you could have that same clean, healthy, tasty water without having to go to the store or recycle bottles after use?
General Plumbing, your local West Palm Beach FL plumbing service, can provide a professionally installed home water filtration system. Our water filter and water softener systems will guarantee purified water throughout your home. From drinking water to faucet, shower, and laundry water; your water will be clean and healthy.
General Plumbing will also check the water for hardness, iron and PH levels. Treating your water efficiently is just as important as having clean water on hand. Our most valuable resource, water, should be treated as such and your West Palm Beach plumber is here with expertise on local water conditions and how to treat them.
Give our West Palm Beach FL plumbing service a call today or request service online.
It’s summer, and this is the most common time for home buyers to search the West Palm Beach real estate market. Unfortunately, many people aren’t aware of problems that may exist in a home that are not found by inspectors, especially plumbing leaks and poor plumbing systems. Before buying a home filled with plumbing repair needs, be sure to check out the various plumbing fixtures so you know what you’re getting yourself into.
In the bathroom, be sure to inspect the floor; look around the base of the toilet for water damage, and test to make sure there are no soft spots in the floor. These are signs of water leaks, typically existing. If you find black and white stains or rolled vinyl flooring, these are also clues that water leaks may have previously plagued the area or are currently a problem. Also be sure to press tiles on the wall to check for leaks and loose tiling. Before you move on, flush the toilet and make sure it works properly, not draining too slowly or causing water to leak.
To check for adequate piping and water pressure, turn on a bathtub faucet and the kitchen sink faucet. If the pressure is significantly reduced with both running, the piping may have a large amount of calcium and mineral deposits and need to be replaced. While you are in the kitchen, make sure the connections to the dishwasher and garbage disposal are tight and show no signs of leaks. Also, check within the cabinetry to assure there is no water damage, including stains, rotted corkboard, or sagging bottoms. Be sure to check the washing machine hose as well, since these can rupture and lead to extensive water damage.
The first four digits of the serial number on a water heater are the month and year of manufacture. If the water heater in the home is more than 15 years old, you’ll want to contact your local West Palm Beach plumbing company to replace it. You may also want to check for rust on the tank, as this is a sign of impending issues with the hot water heater. If you are unsure of problems you may find, you can get assistance with inspections from our West Palm Beach water heater technicians, available to help you assess the value of the plumbing system in your prospective home purchase.
Changing up your routine water practices in small ways can greatly contribute to water conservation in your home. These tips from your West Palm Beach FL plumber can also significantly reduce your monthly water costs.
Cutting down on time spent in the shower or bath by a few minutes every day can cut water consumption greatly. See what you are able to cut out of your shower routine that can help you get done more quickly.
Turn the faucet on only when you need to rinse your toothbrush or clean your razor blades when brushing your teeth or shaving.
Make sure to fill your dish washer and washing machine to capacity before running a load. Cutting down on the number of loads you run will help conserve water and energy, cutting down on your monthly bill.
Check your home for leaky faucets, running toilets, and hoses or leaking spigots outside. Consistent running or dripping water can add up quickly and exponentially.
Pay attention to where your sprinkler heads spray water. Out of alignment spray heads can waste water on the cement instead of watering the grass for which it was installed.
Give General Plumbing a call or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment today!