Q: How do I solve toilet problems like frequent clogs, leaks or lack of flushing power?
Q: I have a serious, constant issue with clogging and I am using the plunger a lot. Help!
A: Is there a more helpless feeling than when a toilet won't flush? Water rises in the bowl and begins spilling onto the floor as panic sets in. If a toilet requires plunging on a regular basis, there is probably an obstruction in the trap or further down the drainpipe. It may even be a symptom of a bigger problem, further down the sewer line. We're experts at dealing with clogged toilets.
Q: The water keeps on running in the tank after flushing. Usually, jiggling the handle makes it stop. Should I be worried?
A: If you hear water running in your toilet tank for extended periods after a flush, then your toilet is leaking. It is dumping water down the overflow tube and wasting up to 200 gallons of water daily. The problem may be a corroded overflow pipe or flush valve assembly. Sometimes the culprit is a worn-out flapper valve. Stop jiggling the handle and call William B. Perleoni Plumbing Co. Chances are you'll save enough money on your next few water bills to cover the cost of the plumbing repair.
Q: My water heater is not working. Do you work on electric or gas water heaters?
A: Our plumbers know all about conventional gas or electric water heaters. Don't stress over water heater repairs! Call William B. Perleoni Plumbing Co.
Q: How long should a water heater last?
A: A conventional water heater should last about 11 years. Hard water will shorten the life, regular maintenance will prolong it.
Q: How can I use my hot water efficiently? What temperature should I set it at?
A: To reduce the risk of scalding and to avoid the risk of running out of hot water, most plumbing companies (including William B. Perleoni Plumbing Co.) recommend a temperature setting of 120°-125° F.
Q: How can a water heater be dangerous, especially an electric one?A: Always keep safety in mind when it comes to water heaters. Never store paints, solvents or other combustibles near the unit – it’s possible for water heaters to flood your property if not cared for or checked on a regular basis. There’s no reason to risk your well being when the pros at William B. Perleoni Plumbing Co. can quickly diagnose and repair problems, as well as advise you on the status of your water heater. Call us!