Located in West Palm Beach and Serving the Surrounding Areas
Located in West Palm Beach and Serving theSurrounding Areas
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COMMERCIAL PLUMBING FAQ
West Palm Beach Plumbing FAQ
Here at Seacoast Septic & Plumbing, we hear a lot of questions about plumbing, and we’re more than happy to answer. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, feel free to contact us. We’re happy to help.
Q.1 How often should I have my septic tank pumped and inspected?
Our company recommends pump out every once to two years because people now are washing multiple loads of clothes more than past years which inturn can kill the bacteria inside the septic tank. So if your household does multiple washes per week then a pump every one to two years is highly recommended. A proactive, preventative maintenance approach is best. Waiting until the system backs up before pumping out can cause irreparable damage to your tank and drainfield and be very expensive. An inspection with each pump-out can head off costly problems. Seacoast Septic & Plumbing will inspect your system with each pump-out and recommend any needed service.
Q.2 What is fiber-optic pipeline video inspection?
Q.3 What is high-pressure pipe jetting?
Q.4 I am getting a foul odor from a bathroom in my home that we rarely even use. Why?
Q.5 I have an unusually high water bill but I have no apparent leaks. What could cause this?
Q.6 How can I tell if I have a slab leak?
If you've checked the above items and found no leaks, you should check your water meter. This will usually be found in the front yard and will usually appear as a concrete or metal rectangular lid at a grade level. Open the lid and locate the meter inside. This may require removing some dirt to access the face. With no water running in the house (laundry, toilet, refilling, etc.),check the dial face for any movement. Many meters have a "leak detector" which appears as a small black triangle or a small white wheel. If this is spinning or there is any movement on the dial, this indicates a leak in your water pipe system.
Q.7 What is a repipe?
Q.8 At what temperature should I set my water heater?
Manufacturers recommend setting water heaters at 120 degrees (F). This will prevent accidental scaldings.
Q.9 My drain is running slowly. Should I put a caustic drain cleaner in it before calling a plumber?
We do not recommend EVER putting caustic drain cleaners in drains. If a drain is running slowly you may use a biological product to help clear it. We recommend BIOOne. Use according to directions. If it is completely stopped up we recommend you call a professional to unclog your line. Pouring caustic solutions into drains can ruin pipes and cause severe burns to anyone working in the drain after application.
Seacoast Septic & Plumbing plumbers have been serving local businesses for a number of years helping you resolve complicated and nuisance plumbing issues for good. Here is a list of some of the most common inquiries we receive, and the answers to your questions:
Q10. Why does my drain smell?
Drains usually smell for one of two reasons:
- There is a problem with the trap.
- There is a buildup of food or soap residue inside the pipes.
Q11. Why do my pipes make sounds?
Pipes that make sounds are usually caused by improper pressure in the lines. Loose strapping is another factor that can cause pipes to be louder than usual.
Q12. Why do I have low pressure?
There are several possible culprits for low water pressure:
- There is a closed shut-off valve that needs to be reopened.
- You have a blocked faucet.
- There is an obstruction in the supply line.
- You have a leak sucking pressure out somewhere along the line.
Q13. Where can I find the main shut-off water valve in my property?
The main shut-off valve is usually located on the ground level along the perimeter of the property and most often looks like a brass wheel that you must turn. If you have trouble locating it, you can look on your property inspection report to review its hiding spot.
Q15. What should I do during a plumbing emergency?
The first thing you should do during any plumbing emergency is to give us a call. We answer our phones 24/7/365 so we can guide you through emergency situations with expert advice as soon as you pick up the phone.
Q16. What should I do if the toilet won’t stop running?
There are a handful of possible causes behind a toilet that just keeps running. However, the usual suspect is typically a flapper that isn’t sealing properly and needs to be replaced.
Q17. What are the benefits of a low flush toilet?
The 3 main benefits of a low flush toilet are:
- Your toilet performs better as its modern design is made to drain easily.
- You use approximately 60-80% less water.
- Savings on your water bill.
Q18. Why does my toilet clog easily?
A9. If you’ve got a toilet that is easily clogged there may be several reasons for its condition:
- You’re flushing objects that aren’t meant to be disposed of through your waste water pipes.
- The flapper on your toilet is completely shot and needs to be replaced.
- The port holes have become blocked and are restricting flow.
- There is a problem with the float that needs adjusting.
- There is a clog somewhere along the drain line that is restricting ideal drainage rates.
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