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Jim Rodin, Owner
Plumber in Chula Vista, CA
24Hour Plumbers has been offering plumbing services in Chula Vista, California since 2004. Through successful operations, we have managed to grow to a team of 20 plumbers.
Our people are well trained to take care of your plumbing problem.
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We offer all plumbing related services in the Chula Vista area. We can help you with everything related to the following issues:
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Plumbing Services FAQ
a. How to know that you may have a sewer drainage problem?
Is an unpleasant odor wafting up from your drains? Is water draining slowly? Is water getting backed up instead of draining away? Does the toilet water level rise higher than normal when you flush? Overflowing sometimes?
Do you hear strange gurgling sounds from your drains? If any of one or more of these symptoms persistently occur, there is a high chance you have a sewage drainage problem and you have to fix it fast.
b. Why are sump pumps useful?
Not to be dramatic or anything, installing a sump pump might save your home and health. Sump pumps are installed to cater to basement floods and also avoid the build-up of mold-causing moisture in your basement, especially if your home’s foundation is below the water table, and in an area that sees excessive rain or snow.
Even if you have no flooding problem, the molds place your health at risk. So, reach out to the nearest licensed plumber and have it installed.
c. What are the main causes of sewer drainage problems?
Most sewer drainage problems are human-caused. Habits such as flushing insoluble objects down the toilet; grease build up on the sewage line from washing down grease, fat, and oil down the kitchen sink; and planting trees close to the sewage line, thereby increasing the chance of the roots entering into the sewer.
So also is applying DIY skills to plumbing issues, instead of getting ahold of a professional. On rare occasions, it actually might be that the pipes have deteriorated to the point they need to be changed.
d. How to choose the most suitable water heater?
There are a few things to put in mind when you want to choose a water heating system. You have to consider your family size, how energy efficient the water heater is, the size of the water heater and the fuel source. All these would determine your cost savings and the longevity and effectiveness of the acquired water heater.
Just check the “Energy Factor” (EF) of a heater to know its efficiency rating. A high EF rating means the heater is efficient in terms of energy use and water storage. To avoid making the wrong decision, it is advisable to seek help from a licensed plumber.
e. What to do when water leaks occur?
No one wants a leak but they happen. When you notice a damp spot, mold or an obvious leak, the first thing you do is see if you can ascertain the source. Do no start tightening and loosening pumps. No, just do a physical check for an obvious source.
If you find the source of the leak, stop the flow of water to that part. Whether this yields a result or not, the next step is to call in a plumber.
f. What to do when water pipes get frozen?
Unlike the people of Westeros, winter brings frozen pipes, not Whitewalkers. If you find out your pipes are frozen, your first move is to shut off the valve that controls that pipe and then check for cracks as the frozen pipe might be all that’s stopping water draining all over the house. If you find cracks, get your mop and bucket ready.
Either way, you have to defreeze the pipe(s). You can do this by applying a space heater, heat lamp, or hair dryer to the frozen length of the pipe. Start the de-thawing as close to the faucet as possible so the melting ice would not get stuck behind the blockage.
Whatever you do, no matter how tempted, please do not use a propane torch. That’s a dangerous option.
g. How to detect a water leak and are all leaks visible?
Not all leaks are visible and to detect them would take a bit of walking around. One of the best ways of doing this is to use your water meter. To do this, lock all faucets and water outlets, ensure water is not being used anywhere in the house, and all automatic water users like heaters and washers are switched off.
When this is done, check the leak indicator on your water meter or note the water level and check again in a half hour to see if there has being a drop.
After determining that there is a leak, try to ascertain where it is. Shut off water flow into the house and read the meter. If there is no drop, then the leak is inside the house. If not, then it is outside. If, for any reason, you are unable to locate the leak, to call a plumber.
h. What is a tankless water heater and how it works?
Tankless water heaters are also called instantaneous water heaters. This is because they provide hot water on demand, heating the water directly without the need for a storage tank. They are fueled by either a gas burner or electricity.
Though expensive to install, it, in the long run, is cost and energy-efficient. To use a tankless water heater, you turn on the hot water tap, this causes cold water to be directed to that pipe but it is heated up before it gets to the faucet and comes out.
This way you do not have to wait for a tank to fill up with water before you can use it, hence the name on-demand/instantaneous water heater.
i. How do garbage disposals work?
A garbage disposal unit is installed right under a kitchen sink to shred food waste into pieces small enough to flush down the drain. Usually powered by electricity, pre-installed lugs/metal impellers mounted on its spinning plate create a centrifugal force that forces food particles against a ground ring.
Contrary to popular belief, there are blades and it does not run like a blender. After the food waste has been ground, they are sent down the drain with water.
j. How to clean a garbage disposal?
Garbage disposals usually clean themselves up, the spinning barely allowing any food particle to remain. However, over time, there would be a build-up of food waste and they would cause the kitchen sink to start smelling. To avoid this, it is advisable to carry out weekly cleaning of the garbage disposal.
You can do this by washing the lid of the garbage disposal with soapy water and a brush. For a more holistic clean-up, you can pour a mild bleach down the garbage disposal and then follow that up with water.
This will kill the germs and also dislodge any food particle hanging around. Other options include turning on the garbage disposal and pouring a cup of dry baking soda and distilled white vinegar down the pipe. This will eliminate any odor.
k. How did faucets work?
The water system in your home is a complex combination of many units/organs, one of which is the faucet. The faucet’s primary function is to regulate the flow of water out of the pipes to ensure there is no wastage.
It contains check valves that ensure the water flows at controlled paces and blocked off when not needed.
l. Why Install a Water Treatment System?
Water treatment systems are put in for both safety and health reasons. It is installed where the main water line enters the house to ensure the water running into the house, irrespective of where is free of germs, rust, and other harmful contents.
m. What kind of regular maintenances should be done in a household (regarding plumbing)?
There are many maintenance tasks that you should carry out regularly. These include not turning fat or greasy food out in the sink, avoid putting things like orange and banana peels down the drain, running your dishwasher at night, not throwing insoluble items down the toilet drain. Checking for leaks regularly and always buying top quality replacements for any plumbing part that needs fixing or replacing.