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Why is there a rattle in my water pipes?

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The issue could be that the water line is not properly isolated from the structural components of the home. This indicates in case your pipes aren’t appropriately isolated from the home’s elements, the water coursing through the pipes could end up relocating to studs, joists or beams beneath the floor or in the walls.

This may be a hassle-free fix in the event the pipes are easily reachable.We’re able to insert materials to insulate the pipes and stop the rattling.

Should you solely hear the rattle when turning the water on or off it could be that you need a hammer arrester installed. This challenge isn’t always easy to detect and you should always depend on a plumbing expert to properly diagnose your rattling pipe problem. Our plumbing professionals at Plumbing Garden Grove are only a phone call away.

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Exactly what does “hard” and “soft” water mean?

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“Hard water” is water consisting of high amounts of calcium and/or magnesium. The existence of these minerals in high amounts may lead to build up, called scale, on house appliances and fixtures and may negatively impact their efficiency after some time. Hard water also decreases the successful washing action of detergents and soaps for example in the dish washer and washing machine.

Having a water softening system installed in your house will essentially remove calcium and magnesium by means of interaction with sodium through the process called ion exchange.

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Can I use chemical drain solutions?

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Absolutely not. Many retail drain cleaners are bad for the plumbing. Over time these products can corrode the interior lining of drain pipes. If you want a professional to come clean your drains, just give us a call today.

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What is a leak detection service?

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Leak detection service is meant to identify underground or hidden leaking utilizing top quality sound-detection equipment. You might say these are the most popular, and effective, method for accurately and successfully locating the source of a leak. Our company specializes in expert slab leak discovery and service. We’ll figure out the actual area of the leak and take care of the problem straight away.

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Why doesn’t my hot water keep going very long?

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You may be pleasantly surprised to know that it doesn’t always indicate something is wrong with your water heater. This can be caused by problematic taps or shower heads. There are older shower head styles that can generate as much as 5 gallons of water each minute. Newer shower heads primarily allow around 2.5 gallons a minute.

Switching to lower volume shower heads and faucets may well take care of the issue. Another potential reason behind your decrease of hot water could be the dip tube on the water heater. It might need to be replaced. In case you are still hesitant or are looking for some professional help and advice you need to give Plumbing Garden Grove a ring at 714-676-3801 right away.

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What is forcing my hot water heater to leak water?

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The most typical trigger of water leaks from a water heater would be a rusted out water tank. This can require you to replace the existing hot water heater. If your hot water heater isn’t close to the end of the manufacturer’s guarantee the issue might be because of a source that is much easier and less of a financial worry. For example, the pressure relief valve, usually located at the top part of the unit, could be leaking.

At Plumbing Garden Grove you can be confident that our expertly educated technicians will quickly detect the leak and advise a solution that’ll be in your best interest.

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Why does my toilet continue refilling?

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Many reasons exist for a toilet that continually runs. Maybe the flapper isn’t seating perfectly. The flapper can acquire a thin layer of scale or a slippery film as time passes which may cause the water seal to stop working. Switching the flapper will fix this issue. One other reason could be a twisted lift chain which is also a hassle-free fix. When you know these are not the problem, your flush valve could be spent.

If neither of these is the problem, it may be a worn out flush valve. If that looks to be the problem, give Plumbing Garden Grove a call right now at 714-676-3801 so we can service your toilet.

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Why is my electric water heater not delivering any heat?

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In many cases the main cause for your hot water heater not heating up correctly is a tripped high-temperature cutoff. This is often solved by just pushing the reset button. In the event you reset it and it still doesn’t heat, the element might be bad. If that’s the case you have to replace the element.

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Does it matter what type of water heater my home has?

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There are several things to consider when choosing the right hot water heater. This includes just how many people live in the home, the number of tubs or showers, if you have a dishwasher, washer or large garden tub and if your hot water heater is electric or natural gas. Ordinarily, a 50 gallon hot water heater will suffice for a family of four people. If you have an electric powered water heater, consider a 50 to 60 gallon water heater.

Please do not be reluctant to get in touch with Plumbing Garden Grove if you’re puzzled by what type to choose. We will assist you in finding an ideal water heater for your residence.