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Plumbing & Air Conditioning FAQs

Plumbing & Air Conditioning FAQs

I Need the Plumber & AC Answers Your Questions

At one point or another as a homeowner or a renter, you are going to have some pressing questions about your home’s plumbing or HVAC system. Unless you are an experienced service technician yourself, knowing the answers to those questions can be tough, even if the situation at hand actually isn’t that complicated. To help you prepare for some of life’s most common plumbing questions and HVAC concerns, our team at I Need the Plumber & AC in Port St. Lucie have created this handy FAQs! If you have more questions after reviewing our FAQs, please feel free to call us at (772) 337-3222 to see how we can help with your plumbing problem.



Frequently Asked Questions About Plumbing & HVAC

A self-flushing toilet is probably caused by one of the parts inside the tank is defective, possibly due to normal wear-and-tear.

It might be that your toilet was not secured properly to the floor flange upon first installation, or the floor flange has cracked and needs to be repaired.

When faucet cartridges start to fail, water starts to drip and leak. As you close the handle tighter, the cartridge breaks down further. The problem could also be an issue with the gaskets, depending on the type of faucet you have.

Low water pressure out of your showerhead is usually indicative of needing a shower valve rebuild. The internal parts of the valve are could be old or covered with calcium and no longer work properly.

Something is wrong, but it might be one of many things. You should get someone to look at it sooner rather than later. Turn the system off to prevent further damage until a technician can tell you what’s going on.

A drip in this part of your HVAC unit usually indicates a clogged drain line.

Something is definitely wrong, but, again, it could be one of many issues. First, check or replace your thermostat batteries. If the issue isn’t with the batteries, increase the temperature to 77 or 78, and call a technician to check the system out.

It could be one or more of several issues, depending on the type of water heater you own. You should have it checked by a professional.

The water heater is rusting from the inside out and the corrosion is getting into your water. The solution can vary depending on if you have well or city water.

If it’s from the dielectric nipples, they can sometimes be removed and replaced. If the water heater is in bad shape, older than six-years, or out-of-warranty, we usually recommend replacing the entire unit.

First, you need to know where the main shut off valve is located! If you are able to find it, you might require some strength to crank the valve to the right to close it. A special wrench may also be needed. When in doubt, call our Port St. Lucie plumbers at (772) 337-3222 for emergency plumbing services.

You need to first identify where the leak is occurring. A leak inside a wall or slab needs immediate attention to help reduce the spread of serious water damage. A leaky valve located outside should be fixed quickly, but it is not likely a plumbing emergency. You can be scheduled your service a day or so in the future, if that is more convenient for you.

A slow drain in your shower or toilet is usually caused by a mainline clog. You will need to schedule a plumber to diagnose the issue for you to find out just what is happening, though


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