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Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

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Answers to your plumbing questions

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Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

  1. 1. Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions
  2. 2. What is the Anode Rod on my water heater and what does it do? • There is a plug fitting screwed into the top of your water heater. • The Anode Rod is a solid metal rod made of magnesium, aluminum , or zinc that is suspended from the fitting in the top of the water heater. • The sole purpose of these rods is to slowly corrode away so your water heater does not corrode. • You should have your Anode Rod checked every 2-4 years.
  3. 3. Why does my toilet start running all by itself? • Your toilet runs on its own when it is in need of repair. • There is a rubber flapper in the bottom of your toilet tank that is supposed to stay closed except when flushing. • When your toilet runs, it means water is slowly moving past that rubber stopper. • Replacing the rubber flapper will solve this problem.
  4. 4. My hot water takes forever to get to my bathroom. Is there anything I can do? • There are products available that will significantly cut the time it takes for your hot water to get to the bathroom. • You can a small pump to your water heater and a special valve under the sink that will be able to provide hot water much quicker. • This process is very easy and non invasive.
  5. 5. Are plumbing permits required when changing a water heater? • Yes, most municipalities require permits to change a water heater. • Water heaters are connected to gas and electricity, and permits ensure that proper technical and safety requirements have been met.
  6. 6. Should water heaters be flushed and drained regularly? • Yes • Flushing and draining your water heater on a yearly basis will help promote longevity. • Flushing your water heater helps improves water quality and heating efficiency • A clean water heater also decreases energy consumption and cost.
  7. 7. Are instantaneous water heaters adequate to heat an entire house? • Instantaneous waters are compact and only heat water as it is used. • Because the water is made on demand, instantaneous water heaters are only adequate for those that do not require much hot water.
  8. 8. General Plumbing can help you solve all your plumbing problems and cut down on your water and energy bills. General Plumbing 2001 7th Ave. N Lake Worth, FL 33461 (561) 585-291

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