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bob电竞押注卡尼管道加熱和冷卻is the leading plumbing, heating and air conditioning in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding home plumbing systems below.
What do I need to do to prepare for my bathroom renovation?
You can start by getting a good idea for the type of look and style you want. Of course this is not necessary, but it does help if you do. If you don’t know yet, look at some magazines, websites or watch some home remodeling shows to get some design ideas. Then, contact us for a free bathroom design consultation. You will be instructed by one of remodeling consultants as to what exact steps you need to take, but generally speaking, before construction begins, you’ll want to clear out the area being worked on of all your personal belongings that can be removed.
Bathrooms typically get the best return on investment in a remodeled home. Realtor Magazine reported that for the year 2005, the national average return on investment for bathroom remodeling was between 93.2% and 102.2% depending upon if the budget is upscale or moderate.
Will I have an operational bathroom during my renovation?
While your bathroom may not be completely operational during the renovation, we will never leave you without at least one functional toilet in your home. That is a guarantee. If necessary, we will disconnect and re-install your toilet every day until the project is complete. Our goal is get your bathroom renovation done quickly and with very little hassle.
A main line sewer clean out is one or two pipes that normally stick up out of the ground, usually in the front or back yard of the home, and typically in the flower beds around the home or within 2 to 4 feet of the edge of the foundation. This clean out is one or two pipes that tee directly into the main sewer line, its purpose is to allow for something, normally a sewer machine cable to be inserted into the sewer line to unstop a clogged sewer as necessary. We use these clean outs in order to insert a rubber inflatable test ball into the sewer line, or a sewer camera for testing purposes.
What is the best solution for a clogged bathtub or sink drain?
What is the proper way to plunge a bathtub drain?
I have a clogged toilet, what should I do?
General Plumbing Questions
What is that white substance that builds up on my shower head and what can I do about it?
The white substance is actually mineral deposits. To remove the mineral deposits from the shower head, pour a cup of vinegar into a plastic bag and then place the bag over the shower head fixture and leave it in place overnight. The next day, remove the bag and use an old toothbrush to scrub off the deposits.
My toilet fills up every 10 minutes. What is the problem?
I am not getting enough hot water from my electric water heater.
I am getting no hot water from my gas water heater.
Try removing the faucet aerator at the end of the spout and cleaning the screen of any dirt and debris. The faucet aerator is designed to diffuse the water to prevent splashing, but it can become clogged over time.
Why does my water smell like rotten eggs?
This problem is usually caused by the water lines not being properly secured. It can be easily fixed but only if your water lines are easily accessible. It means that either in one or many places your water lines come into contact with the wood of your floor joists. All you need to do is get copper or plastic pipe hangers that will secure your water lines to your wooden joists.
The Carney Care Club is our comprehensive plumbing maintenance agreement. Our plan offers complete protection with a one-time complete home inspection of your home with half off on all repairs at this time, 10-15% off all service calls, preferred scheduling, guaranteed pricing, specials, savings and more! The CCC provides complete security for the plumbing system within your home.
Why do I need the protection of a plumbing preventative maintenance agreement?
A plumbing maintenance agreement gives you the peace of mind that your plumbing system is operating both reliably and efficiently. Our comprehensive inspection identifies potential problems before they become inconvenient and costly emergencies. We will save you money by locating and repairing any leaks within your plumbing system. The Carney Care Club offers half off on all repairs at the time of your maintenance inspection!
Tankless Water Heater Questions
At what temperature should the tankless water heater set at?
Our trained, professional installers will discuss this with you based on your specific wants or needs.
Will tankless water heaters give me instant hot water results?
Tankless water heaters will supply 'endless' hot water and can offer 'instant' hot water at the same time if used with a recirculation system.
Our tankless water heaters are so small that you can have them installed just about anywhere in your home. A conventional tank-type water heater is about five-feet tall, while a tankless water heater is less than a third of that.
Should I install the tankless water heater myself?
Yes! Perhaps the greatest benefit of our tankless water heaters is that The Federal Government is issuing tax credits of 30% (up to $1500) to homeowners that replace their tank-type water heaters. Please note: This is not a deduction, but rather full dollar-for-dollar credits (the $1500 tax credit is like earning $6000 of income with no taxes if you are in the 25% tax bracket). In addition, homeowners can potentially receive up to $300 in PECO and/or manufacturer rebates through the end of the year when they replace their old, inefficient tank style water heaters.
Water Conditioning Questions
What is hard water?
What is hard water?
Why should hard water concern me?
For many uses, it would not matter. For instance, to put out fires, water your lawn or wash mud off the streets, water would have to be pretty hard to cause a problem. However, for bathing, washing dishes and clothes, shaving, washing your car and many other uses of water, hard water is not as efficient or convenient as 'soft water'. For instance:
- You will only use half as much soap when cleaning with soft water.
- Hard water and soap combine to form ‘soap scum’ that can’t be rinsed off, forming a ‘bathtub ring’ on all surfaces and dries leaving unsightly spots on your dishes.
- Soap scum remains on your skin even after rinsing, clogging the pores of your skin and coating every hair on your body. This crud can serve as a home for bacteria, causing diaper rash, minor skin irritation and skin that continually itches.
- 硬質水加熱時,硬度礦物質re re-crystallized to form hardness scale. This scale can clog your pipes and water heater, causing premature failure, and repair or replacement.
I have a water conditioner and now my water feels "slimy"?
When the hardness minerals are removed from your water, soap no longer forms soap crud, or ‘bathtub ring’ on your skin, clogging your pores, clinging to every strand of hair. You are now truly clean. That slick “slimy” feeling is your natural body oil without the soap scum. The old saying that you get “squeaky clean” is a myth; the feeling is caused by the soap scum on your skin. Furthermore, that soap scum provides an excellent place for bacteria to hide and grow, causing numerous skin ailments.
Can I get properly treated water with just any softener, or do I need a special system?
Water quality can vary from town to town – even from well to well in the same neighborhood. That’s why we highly recommend testing your water before purchasing any water treatment system. That is also why we carry a broad line of water conditioning systems and filters. Each is designed to effectively treat different water problems. Our wide choice of proven systems makes it easy to match the right system to your specific water quality needs.
Can bacteria really be growing in my present household water system?
Well System Questions
I have no water, what should I do?
First, check the power source (fuse box/circuit breaker box) to see if a fuse is blown or a breaker is tripped. If it is, simply replace the fuse or reset the breaker.
Why should I test my well water?
安全，清潔水是我們生活中最重要的物質之一 - 用於飲用，烹飪沐浴和清潔。這是你可以做的最簡單的東西之一，以照顧你家人的健康和幸福。專業測試將揭示不需要的礦物質，硬度和pH不平衡的水平，以及其他汙染物。你不能用人眼看到這些東西。測試是你確定的唯一方法。我們的專家，訓練有素的水處理顧問可以為您可能擁有的任何水質問題提供適當的測試和證明解決方案。我們提供免費水測試！
What is that steel pipe that sticks out of the ground?
All wells require a casing to seal off possible contaminants at or near the ground surface. This is a board of health requirement so that ground water runoff does not enter the well.
What is the purpose of a well storage tank?