24 Hour commercial plumbing services for the Greater Houston Texas are at Big State Plumbing. We offer complete commercial plumbing services and HVAC needs to local businesses. Big State Plumbing provides top-notch plumbing repair and installation services for a full lineup up areas such as leaky pipes, drains, back flow testing, sump pump repair, boiler repair, water heater, and much more.
Unfortunately plumbing problems can and do occur at the worse possible times for businesses and home owners alike. We typically see common problems that center around Water Heaters, and Leaky Pipes. Issues that may affect the performance of your gas appliances may be something as simple as a pilot light being out.
Typically sediment build up tends to be a main contributor of water heater damage. This is also known as calcium carbonate, which is a mineral found in water that settles into the tank bottom once the water is introduced to heat. This build up of dirt and gunk can reduce the efficiency of the water heater and find it’s way into the flow lines and cause problems with pumps and check valves. The best way to remove sediment from the bottom of the tank is to perform a “mini flush.”
Pipe connectors or joints that may have frozen over or even corroded can leak or even bust. To handle these problems, 1st turn off your main water valve or the water valve that feeding the leaking pipe. Pipe repair should be done by a professional plumber as soon as possible to prevent future problems such as molds.
Have an overflowing toilet? Problem is your tank will continue to run after flushing. To address this problem, (1) close the tank shutoff valve. (2) Then open the water closet tank and adjust the float arm. If the water stops after the flapper valve is able to close, flush and test again. Adjust as needed. If the flowing persists, you may need to replace all the components.
Plumbing emergencies can be a pain, but with a little information, you can limit the damage. Most of these common plumbing problems can be corrected by any homeowner. However, if the pipe or fixture is not properly fixed, then the same problem will repeatedly continue.