Bud Matthews Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Toilet Plumbing’

Ways You May Be Wasting Water

Monday, December 24th, 2018

budget-scissorsWhen you look at your monthly bills and see how much water your household has been using, do you feel a bit faint, or do you start seeing red? How can we be using this much water? you may be thinking.

Unfortunately, there are many ways a house can waste water and send water bills skyrocketing. Some are bad habits. Others can come from repair troubles or out-of-date fixtures. It’s not difficult to make changes that will get those water bills back under control—and benefit the environment as well with water conservation.

We’re going to look at several ways you or your home’s plumbing system are wasting water unnecessarily.

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Common Toilet Repair Problems

Monday, October 29th, 2018

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanThere are a number of important plumbing fixtures in your home that demand fast attention when something goes wrong with them. The bathroom toilet is probably the most prominent—when a toilet won’t work, or is leaking or overflowing, it’s something you’ll want to have repaired immediately. Unless the issue is a simple one (and we’ll look at some examples), you’ll need to call a plumber in Chapel Hill, NC to repair it. A professional plumber, not just a “handyman” who has a few different sizes of plungers and a hand-cranked drain snake. You can’t afford to take chances with this vital part of your home’s plumbing, so only work with a licensed plumber.

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Some Plumbing Repairs Our 24-Hour Plumbers Can Help You With

Monday, October 30th, 2017

water-leakNobody wants to make an emergency call to a plumber at some odd hour of the night because a major plumbing disaster has hit their house. However, those strange laws of nature that say things will usually go bad when it’s least convenient applies to plumbing as much as to anything else. This is why we offer 24-hour emergency plumbing service to our customers. We understand this is something you may need at some point. The peace of mind you’ll get from knowing our assistance is only a phone call away any time you need is valuable even if you manage to escape a serious plumbing fiasco.

Let’s take a look at some of the common household plumbing fiascos we can help solve, whenever they might happen.

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The Overflowing Toilet Emergency: What You Can Do

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

toilet-with-sprayer-and-phoneThere are a number of plumbing emergencies in a household that can send people into a panic. This is why any good professional plumbing contractor offers 24-hour service to handle these problems: we’ll put your mind at ease when a plumbing disaster strikes.

However, even before our plumbers reach you for emergency plumbing in Durham, NC, there are a few steps you can take to prevent further damage. For example, you can take charge of an issue like an overflowing toilet—a scary problem nobody wants to see happen—so you won’t be in a panic. The immediate danger will be gone, and you can relax knowing that we’ll soon be on the job to provide repairs to restore your bathroom to you.

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5 Reasons You May Have High Water Bills

Monday, July 10th, 2017

water-down-the-drainHere’s an unpleasant experience most of us are familiar with: your monthly bill arrives, and the amount on it is much higher than normal. Suddenly, your monthly budget plan has been thrown off, and you’re scrambling to find out exactly why the cost has made an abrupt jump.

Our Durham, NC plumbers are familiar with a wide range of different plumbing troubles that can affect homes, so we have a good idea of the reasons that your water bill might arrive showing a higher gallons-per-month usage. In most cases, you’ll need to have professionals take care of repairs—and we have the people for the job ready 24/7 to help out!

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Why Won’t the Toilet Stop Running?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

toilet-with-button-flushAfter a toilet is flushed, which sends water from the tank down into the bowl, the tank starts to fill up once again with water coming from the fresh water feed line. Once the water reaches a set level in the tank, as detected by a float, the flow shuts off. You’ll be used to the sound: running water for around a minute or so after the flush.

But if you notice the water is continuing to run, there’s something wrong. You can try flushing the toilet again or jiggling with the handle; often times the problem won’t repeat. But if it does—or if this trouble persists—you have a running toilet that will need to be repaired. A toilet that runs longer than it should is a major water waster.

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Signs Your Toilet Needs Repairs

Monday, January 16th, 2017

You certainly don’t need us to tell you how important the toilet is in your household. It’s just about essential a plumbing fixture as there is! (Although you might be surprised to know just how much of your indoor water use is for the toilet: around 40% of the total.) When your toilet has repair issues, it’s vital that you contact only professional plumbers to fix it.

Unfortunately, people often don’t notice or ignore the signs that something is wrong with their toilet’s plumbing. We’ll run down a few warnings that you shouldn’t ignore. Simply give our plumbers a call for bathroom plumbing service; we offer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

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