Deland Plumber - Plumbing Repairs
Prestige Plumbing & Backflow Services your local Deland Plumber can handle all kinds of plumbing repairs. (Water Heaters, Faucets, Sinks, Toilets, Garbage Disposals, Sewer Lines, Stoppages, Repipes, Water Service Lines, Leaks)
Deland Plumber - Plumbing Repairs
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One way to avoid costly repairs to your home is to have a regular maintenance schedule. Many problems can sneak up on you. Regular thorough inspection is the key to catching small problems before they grow.
Tips / Questions
Sometimes the problems we are expriencing are not really as bad as we may think. Prestige Plumbing & Backflow Services (Deland Plumber) has been able help many customers solve their own problems over the phone at no charge. Unfortunately, this is not possible with every case, but we always try to help save money. Please check out Tips and Questions below for Money Saving Advice.
One thing I see on a regular basis is customers using a garbage disposal like a garbage can. This is not the correct function for this equipment. A garbage disposal is for the small food particles that are left behind after scraping most the food off the plates. Garbage Disposals do not grind up food into little particles like you may think. Customers are surprised to see the size of food I extract from the drain system.MONEY SAVING ADVICE - Scrape your plate in a trash can. Keep as much food out of your drain pipes as possible.
This could be one of two problems. First, check for power supply. Advice - Look under the garbage disposal for a red reset button for the motor. Push the button, and check to see if the garbage disposal comes on.
Second possible problem is the garbage disposal may be jammed. Advice - Check that the power is off. Look under the garbage disposal for a hole in the center, and insert an allen key to manually turn the motor. After turning the motor a few turns, remove the allen key and test.
If the garbage disposal still does not work call Prestige Plumbing & Backflow Services, your Deland Local Plumber. Tip - When trying to unjam a garbage disposal unit never insert any item or body part into a garbage disposal.
Advice - First, check your fuse panel for a tripped breaker. Reset breaker if tripped.
Advice - Second, remove the top panel of your water heater, and check the reset button on the top thermostat. Push the reset button and test.
Advice - If these two suggestions do not work, call Presige Plumbing & Backflow Services, a Volusia County Plumbing Contractor.
The answer is YES. Water contains many minerals (iron, calcium, lime stone, etc). When water sits in a tank, the minerals collect and fall to the bottom. After a period of time, you will have debris sitting in your tank which will deteriorate the tank.
Tip - Flushing your Water Heater once a year can prolong the life of your tank, saving you money.
Most likely, you have a leak. Here are some tips on how to find simple fixes and save money.
Tip 1 - Check the water meter. All water meters have a flow indicator. If no plumbing is being used and the flow indicator is moving you definitly have a leak.
Tip 2 - Check all faucets and hose bibbs on the property for drips. A dripping faucet or hose bibb can add up to a lot of water.
Tip 3 - Check all toilets are working correctly. A faulty fill valve or flapper can produce the same symptoms as a water leak.
Tip 4 - If you did receive a high water bill due to a leak, most water purveyors will adjust the bill after the problem is fixed. You need to show an invoice from a plumbing company stating the problems, and the corrections that were made.