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Water heaters are often out of sight, and you probably take it for granted that you have hot water when you need it. Leaks happen when you least expect them, and drain buildup poses health hazards for your family. Our family owned business has served Foster City for more than three decades, and we can help resolve all of your plumbing problems. Take a look at what your neighbors are saying in our customer reviews.
Most water heaters last for 10 years on average. Hard water contains mineral deposits that can build up and make your hot water heater stop working. The heating element can burn out after years of use, and you notice it immediately when your shower is cold. Signs of trouble include running out of hot water sooner than you expect, gurgling noises coming from the unit or seeing leaks around the base of the heater. To make sure that you have a continuous supply of hot water, check the unit for corrosion or leaks, listen for noises and take note of a short supply. After 10 years, you may need to replace your water heater.
It is not always easy to find a leak, but it is easy to see the results when you have one. A sure sign of a leak is a significant increase in your water bill. To find out for sure, turn off all taps and any appliances that use water and see if your water meter is active. Supply lines to your toilet are frequent sources of leaks, and water that appears on the floor near it means that they are letting it escape.
Water may leak into the toilet bowl from the tank, and you can watch for a ripple in the bowl that identifies a leak. Serious damage to your drywall can occur if a line in one of your walls is leaking, and a damp carpet or floor tells you that you have a problem. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that leaks in the average household waste about 10,000 gallons every year.
Drains dispose of materials that can clog and create a build-up. Grease, detergents, food particles and hair can block a drain by slowly building up and preventing water from flowing through the pipes. Using chemicals from a home improvement store can produce hazardous fumes and damage your skin, making it an inadvisable project. Our high tech hydrojet equipment can prevent drain buildup and clear roots or any other obstacles in your lines. Annual maintenance of your drain lines is the best way to prevent drain build-up.
As your family plumber, we can promptly resolve all your plumbing issues, call us today at (650) 376-6800.
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