The Kae Edward Plumbing Difference
One Year Labor Warranty on All Repairs!
The Importance of Plumbing Maintenance in Your Home
With a newly built home and within the first few years of being occupied, it is rare to see mechanical failures manifest causing you to get major plumbing Sugar Land TX done. It isn’t until around the 4th year that the smaller issues like smelly sink garbage disposers, clogged drains and minor leaking of toilets and faucets start to develop. Around the 6th and 9th year is when things such as water heaters, sewer drains, gas pipe and water pipe leaks appear. When it comes to plumbing maintenance and repairs, one thing that most customers usually concern themselves with is the cost. Kae Edward Plumbing is not a fly-by-night run-of-the-mill plumbing Sugar Land TX company. We do charge for our plumbing services and we are worthy of our pay. That being said, there will always be another competing plumbing company that charges more than we do for a particular task or plumbing service as well as the opposite where we are found charging more than they do for the same or similar task or plumbing service. The differences are because each company has its own outlook on how to conduct business; those considerations involve a whole range of considerations such as the size of their service area, the type of customer they are seeking, the level of service they will be offering, warranties, benefits and payroll for employees, insurances, building lease and utility bills, legal and financial consulting fees and the list goes on until there is a reasonable expected yearly cost to do business; profit is added and then that number is then divided into the number of active service trucks they will be fielding. Clear as mud, right?
From Small to Large Problems We Tackle Them All
We at Kae Edward Plumbing strive to keep our prices fair and competitive for the level of service we provide. Some have said our prices are too high while others have said we are much lower than the previous companies they have used for similar services, but the majority of our repeat customers are very happy with the quality of our parts, our prices and overall plumbing Sugar Land TX services. Our plumbing services range from simple repairs like replacing toilet fill valves and supply lines to more involved services like gas leak repairs and sewer drain replacements. Preventive maintenance will help you to make things last longer as well as aid to prevent water damage in your home.
Food Waste Disposers Care
If your garbage disposal stopped working, before calling a plumbing Sugar Land TX professional first check to see if there is something obvious inside the grinding chamber that can easily and safely be removed, then check to see if it does in fact have power by verifying it is plugged in properly. You can also check to see if the outlet is working by simply unplugging the disposer and plugging in a hair dryer or something else to see if it works. All disposers come with a built-in protective electrical reset button that will pop if the motor gets too hot. Look or feel for a small red button either at the very bottom of the disposer or around the outer lower side of the jacket area. If it pops or clicks when you press it, then run some water and attempt to turn it on. If you only hear a small humming sound, then immediately turn it off; it is jammed. Depending on the disposer, you can try to clear the jam with a ¼” Allen wrench using the slot at the very center of the bottom of the disposer; push and pull in both directions until you feel it moving without much difficulty; again, run some water and turn it on. It may initially make some loud grinding noises, but so long as the jam was not related to a foreign object it should quiet down fairly quickly. Disposers that do not have an Allen wrench slot are harder to clear. One method you can try is to use the end of a broom stick and force the grinding wheel to move. If you have done all you can do, then you should consider calling the Kae Edward plumbing Sugar Land TX professionals to assist you.
Leaks, How Serious Can They Be?
Leaks at sink faucets as well as tub and shower valves are usually attributed to water quality. Water softeners and conditioners improve the longevity of the seals and gaskets that keep faucets water tight and leak free. How important is it for you to fix a faucet that is dripping at a rate of 1 drop every 30 seconds? To most homeowners the answer boils down to how much water that equals over the span of one month and how much impact it has on their overall water bill compared to the maintenance cost to repair it back to leak free status. Our job as plumbing Sugar Land TX professionals is to fix leaks, so naturally we will point out the failures and offer recommendations to address the problems. A few small leaks at faucets here and there may seem insignificant until you experience a slow hard-to-find leak in a wall or ceiling that is causing water damage. It is then that you realize that putting off those repairs has come full circle. Now, because the leak source is difficult to find, the plumber must perform a pressure test on the house water piping to determine if it is losing pressure. A pressure test usually doesn’t take more than 10 to 15 minutes to determine the integrity of the piping, however, a dripping faucet will automatically cause the test to fail. So now you must first address the dripping faucet, then perform the pressure test. You will be surprised how many times this happens all to find that the actual leak source is due to a roof leak or something else like a clogged or sweating AC drain. Being able to rule out the water piping as the source of the leak gets the plumbing Sugar Land TX professional one step closer to the actual problem and hopefully before he has to cut unnecessary holes into your walls or ceiling.
Reliable Hot Water Year Around
Do you enjoy hot water when you shower? Water heaters need occasional maintenance too. Whether you have a gas or electric water heater, they both provide the same thing… hot water. When a water heater stops working properly, it is usually the home owner’s top plumbing Sugar Land TX priority to get fixed immediately. Just like faucets, water heaters are affected by the condition of the water entering into it. Hard water will almost erase a water heater’s efficiency within about 2 years. Water heaters have a safety device installed called a Temperature and Pressure Relief (T&P) valve. T&P valves are designed to release excessive hot water and pressure from the water heater tank in case a gas control valve or heating thermostat fails to regulate the temperature properly. T&P valves should be tested at least once every year and replaced every three years. Flushing and draining a water heater is helpful, however, we recommend that the drain valve be full port before doing that type of maintenance because the manufacturer installed drains tend to get overwhelmed with sediment and hard water debris that can cause the drain valve to clog or not fully shut-off. Anode rods are also things to consider changing… again, water conditioning is a factor and when it comes to anode rods be sure to install the one most suitable for the type of water entering your water heater. Kae Edward plumbing Sugar Land TX professionals are able to provide you with expert advice as to what type of anode you need for your water heater.
Don’t let your home’s plumbing become a burden. Let Kae Edward Plumbing assist you maintain your home. Schedule with us for your free home plumbing safety inspection.