Why is my faucet leaking?
A dripping faucet not only can drive you crazy – but it can also drive up your water bill by wasting up to 3 gallons a day. This problem could be caused by a couple of factors. If the dripping is coming from the handle, you could have a bad O-ring, which holds the handle in place.
If it’s coming from the spout, the issue could be with your water pressure. If water pressure is too high, water won't be able to flow away once the faucet is shut off, and leakage will occur as it builds up. On the other hand, a leaking faucet can be a sign of other plumbing and infrastructure issues in your home.
Without addressing these problems, you may be exposing your home to further costly damage. Call the Lexington, NC area plumbing experts at Pro Plumbing Air & Electric to get your leaking water identified and fixed professionally.
Why does my toilet have low water level?
If your toilet isn’t filling up, it could be due to a partially blocked fill tube or damaged fill tube clip, which helps fill the bowl with water. If it slips out of place, breaks, or clogs, the valve will shut off the flow of water from the tank before the bowl has time to fill completely.
The issue could also potentially be your sewer vent pipe. This pipe pushes sewer gases out and let’s fresh water in whenever the toilet is flushed. If blocked, the force pushing fresh water into the bowl will be weak, and it won’t fill all the way.
The third possibility is a leak from a hairline crack. Regardless of the problem it’s important to identify the root cause. Call the local Lexington, NC area plumbing experts at Pro Plumbing Air & Electric to learn why your toilet has low water level.
Why does my toilet keep running or why doesn’t it flush?
The most common reasons why a toilet keeps running is because of improper “float” level or a worn-out flapper. The float is the big ball floating on top of the water in your tank. If set to high (above the overflow tube) the excess water spills into the tube and the fill valve won’t shut off – water continues to run. Conversely, if the float is set too low (or the water level in tank is low) there’s not enough water for toilet to flush.
The flapper is the round rubber seal at bottom of the tank that stops water from draining into the bowl. They get old, crack and can leak causing the toilet to keep running. Flappers generally last 4-5 years – unless you use chemical bowl cleaners which can greatly decrease longevity to under 1 year.
If these do not fix your problem, time to call in the local Lexington, NC area plumbing experts at Pro Plumbing Air & Electric. They will properly identify the problem and present you with solutions on what to do next. Call now and see how quick we can get there!
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