FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Why Might I Hear a Rumbling Sound from My Water Heater?

A rumbling sound might be a sign that there is sediment buildup at the bottom of your water heater. If this is the case, the sediment could start boiling and cause water to become trapped. Even worse, the sediment can also block the heat from being transferred to the water in your tank.

To fix this issue, you will want to drain some water from the bottom of the tank. This can be done by fastening a drain hose to the tank’s valve, then allowing it to drain for 5-to-8 minutes. A total replacement may be required if you wish to make it easier to fix this issue in the future and save money on your energy bills if you own an older model.

What Will Happen if There Are Roots in the Drain Line?

Roots in drain lines can lead to serious problems. In fact, roots growing in the pipes can block toilet paper and other debris from exiting your home and reaching the main sewer. Your pipes will also drain slower.

Inevitably, if roots make their way into your drain pipes, they will continue to spread. Putting pressure on the part of the drain where they entered. Once there’s enough pressure, your drain pipes can break and will need to be repaired or even worse; be replaced.

Should I Choose Just Any Replacement Toilet?

Unfortunately, replacing your toilet is not as easy as using it. There are multiple things you might want to consider. We suggest staying with major manufacturers when choosing a new toilet. Additionally, you should ensure that your new toilet is installed correctly by a professional. Poor installation could lead to issues down the road.

Pro tip: Keep in mind that there are new government standards regarding toilets and that they are no longer permitted to use more than 1.6 gallons per flush.

Why Is My Water Bill So High?

There are various reasons that might be causing your water bill to skyrocket. However, a leaking toilet could very well be the main culprit and thus causing the water level to be too high. If you do have a leaking toilet, you can adjust your valves to eliminate the overflow of water into your drain pipes. In all, having a maintenance check done on your plumbing system at least twice a year will help you save on your water bills. 

What Should I Do if My Kitchen Drain is Moving Slowly?

The first thing you should do is grab a plunger and see if that will fix the clog. If that doesn’t work. Make sure to check the drain’s trap to make sure there is no debris in your drain. If you find no relief by doing either of these two things, you can try using a wire snake to break up the clog.

Lastly, for those who are having absolutely no success, you can call us here at Ben Franklin Doylestown.

If you need any other help, tips, or advice in regards to your plumbing system, please reach out to us here at Ben Franklin Doylestown. We have the tools and knowledge you need!