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Ed Rosse Plumbing & Heating F.A.Q.s

1. How can I protect my pipes from freezing?

Take care before the cold to prepare your home and plumbing system for below-freezing temperatures. This means insulating, sealing, and repairing. But some pipes may be more exposed than others due to their placement in your home, for example, in your basement, crawl space, or attic. For more vulnerable pipes, you can install pipe insulation and heating cables. But if this isn’t an option and your pipes are in danger, turn on a faucet and run some water. Running water will take away the opportunity for it to freeze in vulnerable pipes.

2. Why Should I Consider a Tankless Water Heater?

Tankless water heaters are more expensive, but they deliver a bevy of benefits to homeowners who want quicker access to hot water. Because they’re continuously storing hot water, but only activate when you turn a hot water faucet, they deliver almost instantaneous hot water.

3. Why does the toilet keep running?

This is probably the most commonly asked plumbing question. In most cases it is caused by the flapper not closing on or making a proper seal around the flush valve. If the flapper is not closing, then jiggle the handle and that will normally fix the issue. If the flapper is worn out and not properly sealing, then you will have to have the flapper replaced. Either way if the flapper does not seal the water will leak into the toilet and the tank will not fill with water to push the float up and turn off the supply of water.

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