1) I think I might have a leak?
If there are supply lines or appliances around the suspect area, check them carefully for breaks or splits, unattached hose, or anything else that looks like it could cause a leak. If all looks ok, turn on the water (or water-using appliance), making sure you can turn if off again quickly just in case
Once you know what’s leaking, you can try fix it yourself or call your landlord and/or plumber and let them know what you found and how you found it.
2) Leak somewhere in my bath/shower?
Fill the bath tub half way and drain it. This will tell if it’s in the drain pipe. For a shower with a lead or vinyl pan block the drain and fill the base with water. This will show if the pan is leaking. Then remove the shower head and put a cap on the shower arm and turn on the pressure. This will tell if there is a leak in the pipe between the shower valve and the shower arm.
If no leak has shown up by then ther’s a possibility the leak is water bleeding through the tile due to bad grouting or that water is escaping the shower and going down through flaws in the bathroom floor. Check this by taping up a plastic dropcloth inside the shower covering all the tile work and having the customer use the shower normally for a day or two. If the leak has suddenly disappeared then we know it’s coming through the tile. A few cups of water on the floor will show a leak through bad tile or a cracked floor base. If none of this works, it’s time to open the walls.
3) I moved my toilet during a renovation and it now leaks at the base?
4) What makes a plumbing system work?
5) Why am I standing in 3 inches of water when I am having a shower?
6) Why do we run out of hot water so quickly?
There is a reset button that could have been tripped causing the water heater to stop working. If that reset button has tripped, that is an indicator that something is wrong.
If your water heater is running out of hot water quicker than normal give us a call
7) When we take a shower why does the water pressure go way down?
If you have an older home with low water pressure when taking a shower and someone flushes a toilet, give us a call and we will install the a pressure balance shower valve.
8) When I flush the toilet, everything does not clear out of the bowl?
The siphon jets under the edge of the bowl may be clogged with hard water deposits and may be restricting the amount of water flowing to the bowl.
There also may be an object stuck in the toilet, blocking the bowl from clearing.
If your toilet bowl is not clearing when you flush, give us a call and we can look into this for you.