Frequently Asked Questions About Plumbing
Our Pasadena plumbers generally offer service within a 15-mile radius of Pasadena. Give us call to see if we can help you!
Do you guarantee your work?
Yes, our plumbing company provides a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all the work our plumbers do for you.
What are the floating white flakes in my tap water?
If there are white or tan particles floating in your water, it's because of a high concentration of mineral deposits in your water. Do dishes look chalky or spotty after running them through the dishwasher? Are your toilets and tubs hard to clean? These are signs you have hard water. A water softening system can be installed to dissolve the minerals and improve the hardness of your water.
How long should my water heater last?
If you have a tank-style water heater, it works constantly to keep your water hot. Because of this, gas and electric water heaters generally last until the warranty is up, about 10 to 12 years, even though manufacturers claim they have a life expectancy of 25 years.
If your water heater doesn't get regular maintenance, don't expect it to last beyond 7 or 8 years!
Tankless water heaters are expected to last 20 years or longer, which is pretty accurate because they have more replaceable parts and no tank to rust out.
Which is better, copper water pipe or plastic?
If your plumbing system needs repiping or you're building a new home, your two pipe options are copper and PEX. PEX pipes are made of strong cross-linked polymer materials. Most copper pipe is more appropriately called tubing because it's a softer material.
People choose copper piping because they're concerned about the dangers of plastic products. It is around 65% more expensive than PEX. On the other hand, people choose PEX because it's more affordable and resists freezing and breaking better.