Dave’s Plumbing Tips

11
May

Garbage Disposal Problems

GARBAGE DISPOSAL PROBLEMS When your garbage disposal stops running, it can be a sign of a number of problems. Some disposals have a safety switch that shuts the motor off when it gets too hot or is overworked. Sometimes the disposal will “jam” and stop turning because a piece of debris is lodged in the …

17
Apr

WATER PRESSURE PROBLEMS

WATER PRESSURE PROBLEMS Improper water pressure, either too low or too high, can cause serious damage to your plumbing system and appliances and result in appliances not filling and operating properly. Checking your water pressure requires a water pressure gauge that can be connected to one of a number of fixtures or appliances in your …

6
Mar

RUNNING TOILETS

RUNNING TOILETS A running toilet can waste gallons of water and seriously increase your monthly water bills. Running and leaking toilets are one of the most common plumbing problems and one of the less expensive repairs to perform. But care should be taken when working on your toilet and customers often do more harm than …

10
Feb

SLAB LEAKS

SLAB LEAKS One of the major causes of leaks and flooding in the Las Vegas Valley is a leaking pipe under the foundation of the house, commonly referred to as a “slab leak.” Slab leaks are frequently linked to construction defects that occurred when the home was built. Other common causes of slab leaks result …

26
Jan

WATER HEATER MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

WATER HEATER MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR Regular flushing of your water heater is probably the single most important step you can take to prolong its service life and to save energy. Over time, sediments build up in the bottom of your water heater. These sediments act as a barrier between the flame and the tank, thereby …

9
Dec

WATER CONDITIONERS, SOFTENERS, & FILTERS

WATER CONDITIONERS, SOFTENERS, & FILTERS Many people ask if they would benefit from a water softener or water conditioner. It’s a complicated answer, and depends on what your priorities are for getting a conditioner: Is it to protect your plumbing? Improve the taste and quality of your drinking water? Or eliminate that soap scum feeling …

13
Oct

SEWER GAS ODOR

SEWER GAS ODOR Sewer gas can not only be offensive and annoying, but also deadly. If you smell sewer gas it is recommended that you call a professional plumber, such as Precision Plumbing, to diagnose and repair the problem. There are many conditions that can cause sewer gas odor, ranging from cracked vent pipes in …