Is Fixing a Running Toilet a DIY Job?

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Toilet repair in Santa Clarita, CA by your neighborhood plumbing pros.A toilet that runs nonstop isn’t just an annoying occurrence. It’s wasting your money. You know you need to get it fixed, but should you make the repairs yourself or call a licensed plumber. Well, of course, we want your business but the truth is that minor toilet repairs are easy DIY jobs.

Toilets that run for an extended time after being flushed usually do so because an interior part is damaged or it isn’t installed correctly. Here are some tips for making this minor repair.

Take off the tank lid and check the chain that connects the toilet handle to the rubber disk that lets what in and out of the toilet. Many times, this chain breaks or just comes loose. If it’s broken you can find a replacement chain at your local home improvement store. If it’s just fallen off, reattach it to the arm of the toilet handle and go about your day.

You may need to replace the toilet flapper. Interior parts can start to wear after years of usage, especially if you have hard water. The flapper is a rubber disk that keeps water from flowing back into the bowl after the toilet has been flushed. If this component is damaged, head to the hardware store and get a new flapper for less than $10.

The fill valve may need replacement. Replacing the fill valve isn’t as easy as replacing a toilet handle or flapper, but it’s not so complicated you need a plumber. Make sure you read the instructions before you begin taking apart the interior parts. Of course, if you get stuck, call a plumber to help you out.

When to Call for Expert Toilet Repair Service in Garden Grove?

Some toilet leak repair needs require professional service to ensure they are done correctly. For instance, a toilet that leaks around the base probably needs the seal replace. This repair involves removing the toilet from the floor, replacing the seal, and installing the toilet tightly over the opening. So you don’t risk damaging the commode or reinstalling it incorrectly, we suggest letting a licensed plumber handle this quick repair.

Also, if you have persistent clogs or raw sewage backing up in the toilet, give us a call for 24-hour toilet repair service in Garden Grove.

Sewer Line Drainage Problems after Rain

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Sewer line repair in Santa Clarita by top, area plumbersSewer line drainage problems after rain could be a sign of various issues. One of the mitigating factors is whether your home sewer system is linked to the municipal sewer system or a septic tank. Septic tanks often develop distribution field problems with time. These problems may be caused by water saturation around the septic tanks. Our Santa Clarita Plumbing Service Pros can handle sewer line drainage problems after rain. We have the knowledge and equipment that can help solve this problem once and for all so that you do not have to worry about sewer drainage problems when it rains.

Septic Tank Distribution Field

A septic tank is a huge tank that is often installed underground on a lawn. It provides storage for wastewater and sewer. However, sewer drain lines do not function well when the soil around the septic tank is soaked, for instance, after a heavy downpour. If the water in the septic tank is not drawn off, it overflows and causes drainage problems in your home.

Other Septic Tank Issues

When a septic tank cracks and its lid is displaced, groundwater can flow into the tank and flood it. To prevent this problem, consider clearing out your septic tank regularly, especially after it rains. Alternatively, replace your septic tank with a more efficient one.

Sump Pump Problems

A sump pump helps to keep crawl spaces and basements dry. Sump pumps are usually concealed in pits and are designed to detect high ground water levels. The pump automatically switches on once water rises to a certain level. This prevents water from flooding crawlspaces and basements. Some states do not allow homeowners to connect their sump pumps to municipal sewer systems. This is because when it rains the pump drains a lot of water into the sewer system leading to overflows. If your sump pump is connected to your sewer line, consider calling Santa Clarita Plumbing Service Pros to remove the sump pump drain line and plumb according to your municipal code.

Santa Clarita Plumbing Service Pros has gained a reputation for providing quality sewer line repair services to residents of Santa Clarita and surrounding counties. Call us today to help you with sewer line drainage problems.

3 Surprising Ways to Prevent Basement Leaks

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Pipe repair in Santa Clarita, CAAt Santa Clarita Plumbing Service Pros, we help homeowners every day detect slab leaks and other plumbing problems that can result in a leaky basement. But, did you know, that there are other things that can cause a leak basement other than broken pipes? Here are 3 surprising ways to prevent basement leaks and keep your home water-tight.

Clean Your Gutters

No one likes to clean the gutters. It’s a messy job and can be scary if you’re not comfortable on a ladder. Unfortunately, dirty gutters can cause water to pool around your home’s foundation. Standing water can break down the foundation causing cracks to form and water to enter your home.

Fix Broken Sprinkler Systems

In-ground sprinkler systems are great, but if a sprinkler head is damaged and spouting water in the wrong direction, you could have a problem on your hands. At Santa Clarita Plumbing Service Pros, we get calls periodically from homeowners needing assistance with broken sprinkler heads and we’re always ready to lend a helping hand.

Periodically Check for Hidden Leaks

How do you find a hidden leak? That’s easy. You call a licensed plumber in Santa Clarita, CA. Our plumbers use electronic leak detection methods that make it fast and easy to find the smallest leak hidden beneath a home’s foundation. Periodic leak detection, once every couple of years, is a preventive measure that can save you a lot of money. Hidden leaks have the potential to be quite destructive and extremely costly. Calling your local plumber for this service can save you quite a few Benjamins.

To learn more about slab leaks and other ways to prevent leaks from forming, give us a call and schedule an appointment with one of our trust, licensed and insured plumbers.