Greenville Plumber Answers Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions
Question: How do I know if a water line outside my house is broken?
Answer: If you notice puddles of water in your yard or if your water bill has increased substantially you may have a broken water line. You should also listen for running water when all your faucets and appliances are not running or shut off as this could also indicate a broken water line.If you do suspect a broken water line call KT Plumbing of Greenville. Our highly trained plumbers can quickly locate the leak and get your sanity and water bill both back to where they should be.
Question: What causes low water pressure?
Answer: Deposits in water lines, leaks, valves not fully opened, or clogged faucets/showerheads are all possible causes of low water pressure. Go through your home and clean all your faucets and clean or replace your showerheads. Check that your under the sink valves are all fully opened. If you still have low water pressure give KT Plumbing a call as the problem is probably something a plumber needs to tackle.
Question: Which is better a Conventional Water Heaters or a Tankless Water Heaters.
Answer: The answer to this question can be boiled down to an efficiency vs cost debate. Conventional water heaters cost less upfront but end up costing more on your power bill as they are always on.
Tankless water heaters only heat water as needed so use substantially less energy and hence lower your power bill. However they have a higher purchase price. You can expect a longer life expectancy from a tankless water heater as well.
For more information on what type of water heater would be best for your home call the friendly neighborhood plumbers at KT Plumbing in Greenville.
Question: What is wrong with my water heater?
Answer: With age water heaters build up sediment and lime deposits. It is important to drain your water heater once every 3 months to remove these sediments and extend the life of your water heater. If left unattended the water heaters will become less efficient due to the sediment creating a barrier between the burner and the water.
It is also a good idea to have a plumber inspect your water heater for signs of corrosion and leakage every couple of years.
If you have plumbing questions feel free to contact us and we will do our best to answer.