Ever wonder if the noise your toilet makes is normal? Or how making simple changes in your home can save you money on your water bill? Find out in this blog where the InSeider team answers our customers’ top plumbing FAQs.
- What do I do if a pipe bursts? A burst pipe is a plumbing emergency. Shut your water off at the main source to stop water flow and then call Seider for emergency service at 414-354-1180 or 262-436-0505. If you don’t know where your water shutoff is, our experts recommend you locate it now and learn how to switch the water off just in case a plumbing emergency ever strikes.
- Do I really need to hire a master plumber? Technically no, but it’s highly recommended. Hiring a master plumber means your installation or repair is performed by someone with the highest level of training and skills in the industry. Master plumbers follow necessary guidelines, do things right the first time, and guarantee your plumbing is up to code versus a handy neighbor who may just temporarily fix the problem.
- My toilet won’t stop running, what do I do? If your toilet won’t stop running, you may have a slow leak in your tank or need to replace the flapper. Some homeowners perform DIY repair, but if you’re unsure, we recommend you have one of our expert plumbers fix it for you.
- How can I save money on my water bill? Simple ways to save money include using your dishwasher instead of washing dishes by hand and only running the dishwasher when it’s full, installing a faucet aerator to reduce water flow without lowering water pressure, and repairing faucet leaks which can waste anywhere between 1,000-2,000 gallons of water per year.
- Why do some people “winterize” their home when they’re gone for an extended period of time during winter? Is this really necessary? Snowbirds who travel south to warmer temps during winter have their homes winterized to protect against weather-related problems while they’re away. Winterizing means our plumbers turn off your water supply at the main switch and drain remaining water out of the pipes. This is important to protect homes against leaks or burst pipes since heat is not running during the winter months.
Whether you’re trusting our Carrier technicians to keep your home comfortable or our master plumbers to keep your plumbing running smoothly, we’re always available to answer your questions. Learn more about your home plumbing in our top plumbing tips blog.