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The Plumbing Experts is dedicated to providing the highest quality service from experienced Greenville plumbers. We always take the time to explain your plumbing repair needs, the cost of the repair, and to answer all of your questions.

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Questions about Hot Water Heaters

I think the temperature of my hot water seems to be higher than it should be.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommend setting the temperature of hot water heaters to 120 °F.

What is the rumbling sound I hear from my hot water heater?

Over time, sediment forms in the bottom of the hot water heater, which causes the rumbling sound. Draining the tank and flushing the sediment from it generally takes care of the problem.

What should I do to maintain my hot water heater?

There are a few things you can do to improve efficiency and get the maximum life from your hot water heater. Insulation helps improve energy efficiency, as does setting the proper temperature. Regular maintenance should include checking the pressure valve, anode rod, and other components to make sure they are functioning properly. Then, drain and flush the tank to remove sediment build up.

Plumbing Questions

How often should toilets be replaced?

The signs that it may be time to replace the toilet include:

  • It has not been replaced since 1994
  • The toilet has been repaired several times
  • It is unsteady
  • The tank has cracks

Newer toilets are more efficient and use less water, which reduces your water bills. When it is time for a new toilet, our Greenville plumbers can recommend the best toilet to fit your needs, your budget, and provide quality installation.

What should I do for a slow drain?

Drains become clogged over time with hair, food particles, mineral build-up, and other debris. As the drain becomes clogged, it will drain slowly until it becomes completely clogged. We offer drain cleaning services to keep your drains running as they should.

What can be done to eliminate bad odors coming from the garbage disposal?

Always run cold water when running the garbage disposal to help prevent bad odors. When you notice odor from the garbage disposal, you can cut up a lemon and put the sections into the garbage disposal while it is grinding. You can also use baking soda and vinegar or a small amount of mild or diluted bleach.

What should be done about roots in the drain lines?

Tree roots often find their way into the pipes following moisture from small cracks, holes, or areas where the joints are not tightly sealed. Once inside the drain or sewer lines, the roots can cause clogs or damage the pipe.

What are some causes of high water bills?

There are a few possible causes of increased water bills, such as:

  • A running toilet
  • Leaking faucets or plumbing fixtures
  • Leaks in underground pipes
  • Fixtures and toilets that are older and inefficient
  • Undetected water leaks or a slab leak

We can send a Greenville plumber to inspect your plumbing system and determine the cause of your increased water bills. We will explain the problem and recommend the most efficient and cost-effective repair option.

If you have any questions not answered here, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to help. Contact us at (864) 210-3127 for assistance.

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