Frequently Asked Questions
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing can answer all of your plumbing questions. If you have any additional concerns, feel free to contact us at 713-364-0287 any time.
Can I Increase The Water Pressure in My Bathroom Faucet?
If the problem of low water pressure is isolated to a single sink, chances are the issue is with the pipes directly below the sink area. There are several steps a plumber can take to increase low water pressure in the bathroom. Detecting any leaks or blockages in pipes leading to your bathroom sink is essential for maintaining adequate water pressure. If you have an adequate water supply but you simply want a stronger or more sustained flow coming out of your faucet, changing out bathroom fixtures may also help to increase water flow in your sink. Finally, changing the settings on your water heater can increase the amount of water being supplied to your home and help improve your water pressure. A licensed plumber can help you troubleshoot the various causes of low water pressure and determine the best course of action.
How Do I Clean my Faucet Aerator?
Mineral deposits can build up on faucet parts, and it is a good idea to clean this parts to maintain a working faucet and to improve the lifespan of your faucet. Remove the aerator from underneath the faucet along with the small rubber gasket and place them in a bowl or container so they do not get lost. Soak the aerator in vinegar to remove the buildup and double check to make sure the gasket is not warn. Reinstall the parts and run your faucet to make sure everything is working correctly.
Is My Water Pressure too High?
Optimal water pressure for your home or office can be determined by calling your water company. The company keeps a record of how much pressure is considered optimal for your area, and you can use that information to determine whether your water pressure needs to be reduced. Some common signs of high water pressure are water that quickly overflows the sink when it is turned on, or water that stings when you place your skin under it. Water pressure that is too high can cause damage to pipes as well as messes when it spills over or splashes out of bowls. There are several steps a plumber can take to reduce high water pressure and extend the life of your plumbing system. One of the easiest ways to do this by having a pressure relief valve installed on your system.
Why is My Water Pressure So Low?
Low water pressure is usually caused by either a leak in your plumbing system or a clog in one of your pipes. Leaks can occur anywhere, and if low water pressure affects your entire home or office, the problem may be with one of the main lines that delivers water from your water supply. If the problem seems confined to only one sink or faucet, then it is likely that the problem is in the pipe that connects that faucet to the main water supply. If low water pressure affects only your hot water, the problem may lie with your water heater. Heaters have a variety of safety valves for emergencies, and if one of these valves is moved slightly it can affect water pressure.
Which Tools Will I Need to Drill Holes in My Bathroom?
It is possible for you to drill holes yourself to create passage ways for your electrical and plumbing wires by using a carbide tile bit. However, it may not be the most efficient way, nor is it the safest. When dealing with electrical wiring and the inner workings of a plumbing system, it is best to seek the assistance of a professional plumber. Not only can a plumber save you time, but they are also equipped with the correct equipment, skill set, experience and knowledge to complete the job properly and proficiently. They will know the proper placement and size of the hole needed to complete the job without creating any eye-soars or need for further repairs. Maintain complete peace of mind by hiring a
specialist to complete your bathroom installation and repair needs today.
Though it is possible to drill holes yourself, hiring a professional plumber is your best bet to get the job done efficiently. For a quote, call [phone].
Should I Fix the Leaky Sink Pipe on My Own or Call a Plumber?
If left untreated, a leaky sink pipe can cause major damage in your home. To fix a leaky pipe, it is best to call a plumber. As a licensed and experienced professional, a plumber is aware of certain aspects that you may not be which can ultimately save you time, money and future headaches. A leaky pipe may not be the root of your issue; you may be seeing one manifestation of a larger leak problem. A proper leak detection service can pinpoint the root of the issue and a professional plumber can then address the issue and return your home back to order. For those larger repair needs, there are financing options available with approved credit so that you may receive the affordable plumbing repairs that you need.
It is best to call a plumber to fix your leaky sink as they have proven methods to diagnose and treat the issue at its root. For more information call [phone].
Is the Water Heater Sediment Harmful?
In short, water heater sediment can be harmful if your water heater is not properly maintained. Sediment from the machine, such as calcium carbonate, can be dangerous to an individual’s health if too much has been consumed. Having some sediment in a water heater is inevitable, however, it does not have to become dangerous. By having your water heater flushed regularly and properly, you can rest assured that you and your family will be safe. It is also essential to have any water heater leaks or other issues addressed immediately. For those who need repairs or maintenance, but do not have the needed funds readily available, there are water heater maintenance financing options available with approved credit. There is no reason that you or your loved ones need to be exposed to harmful chemicals unnecessarily.
Water heater sediment can be harmful if your machine is not maintained with regular flushing. To learn more about your options and financing, call [phone].
Why Do I Find No Hot Water Pressure?
There are a few different possible explanations as to why you do not have hot water pressure. It could be an issue with one of your plumbing fixtures, your pipes might be clogged, or you may have a broken valve. Whatever the case may be, it is important to get on top of the issue by getting to the root of it. To properly diagnose and address any of these issues, it is best to contact a plumbing professional.
Whether you need emergency plumbing assistance, or you would just like to resolve the issue quickly to avoid further repair costs, an expert will be able to assist you. Qualified individuals have the experience, skills and appropriate tools to get your hot water pressure running again quickly. Contact your local plumber today for all of your plumbing needs.
Your hot water pressure may not be working for a few different reasons, all of which an experienced plumber can help with. For assistance, contact [phone].