Q. How can I check if I have a leak?
A. Put a dye tablet or food coloring in the tank of your toilet overnight. In the morning if you see color in the bowl that's a clear sign of a leak.
If the concern is more extensive than a drippy faucet or running toilet you can always check your underground water meter. Water meters are usually located at the end of the driveway or property line. The Plumbing Trust also recommends an automatic leak detection shut off valve. This very inexpensive device can save you in many ways! It is Wi-Fi compatible so you can shut your water off at the touch of a button. It will detect if you are using more water than normal and automatically shut off your water. In most cases you will save on your homeowners insurance premiums if an automatic shut off valve is installed.
Q. Do I really need to worry about hidden leaks?
A. Yes. A leak of any kind can waste water. Causing a higher-than-normal water bill. A leak will always get worse, never better. As well as causing damage to your home and appliances.
Q. Can leaks get bigger over time?
Q. Should I repair or replace leaky faucets?
A. This is a case-by-case scenario. We recommend installing faucets and fixtures that include lifetime manufacturer warranty.
Q. My toilet sounds like it is constantly running - is there anything I can do to fix it?
A. A running toilet is usually caused by high water pressure or even something as small as a flapper needing to be replaced.
Q. Is having a tankless water heater more beneficial than a conventional heater?
A. Yes. gas tankless water heaters have much higher efficiency rating. Ours are also energy star appliances. Also have a much higher life expectancy and warranties than a typical water heater.
Q. Why does my hot water not work as well in the winter?
A. Depending on location: water usually comes in a lot colder in the winter. Also, your pipes are like not insulated properly, if at all.
Q. How can I tell if I need a water heater replacement?
A. National average of water heater is 10 years. We always recommend being productive. All traditional water heaters recommended by The Plumbing Trust carry a 6-10-year part and labor warranty depending on model.
Q. What do I do if my toilet overflows?
A. Turn off the water to the toilet. Don't use any other water in the home. And call The Plumbing Trust. We offer 24-hour emergency services. The cause could be many different things that can get messy fast!
Q. Why do my pipes rattle and make noise all the time?
A. Noisy water lines are usually caused from a failing pressure reducing valve. Which is code to have installed on your main waterline by most counties and municipalities. Average life expectancy of a Plumbing Trust pressure reducing valve is 20 years. Most builder grade pressure reducing valve last 10 years or less.