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Where does your water come from? Do you use city or well water? If you use a well, you should know how to access the well. If you use city water, you should have a general idea of where the main pipes are in your yard.
Do you use sewer or septic waste system? If you have a septic tank, you should know where it is located on your property. No matter which waste system you use, you should know where the clean-out plugs are and make sure they are accessible.
Do all faucets have an accessible shut-off valve? Every sink, shower, toilet and water-driven appliance (including water heaters) should ideally have their own shut off valve. This ensures that, if there is a leak in one, you still have access to water in other parts of the house. If there is not a shut-off valve for each, you might consider having a Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical plumber install one. Be sure you know where each shut-off valve is and how to use it.
What types of pipes do you have? Plumbing pipes could be PVC, copper or PEX. Knowing what type you have can make our plumber’s job that much easier.
What your pipes look like. Most of us don’t know whether the pipes are right or not. But if you routinely make a visual inspection of your pipes, you are likely to spot a problem before it becomes an emergency. Look for rust, buckling or drops of water. If you see any of these, it is time to call a Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical plumber.
Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical New Jersey are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your plumbing or HVAC needs call toll-free @888-315-5564Read More
Change the Filter Regularly
Maintaining a central air conditioning unit is all about maintaining airflow. That is why it is important to regularly change the air filter on the system.
Filter packages usually state a recommended schedule for replacement (i.e. every 90 days or so) but it really depends more on how much the unit is running and how dirty the air is.
During hot months, it may be beneficial to change the air filter more frequently. The process is often as simple as sliding the old filter out and sliding in the new one.
According to air conditioner manufacturers,
…regular cleaning/changing of your filter will ensure the best filtration, increase the life of your machine, and give you peace of mind that you’re breathing easier.
Do Not Close Any Registers Completely
With a two-story house the upper level is often warmer than the lower level even with the central air running. This is the case with our home, and knowing that hot air rises and cool air falls I figured I could easily balance the air temperature by adjusting the register (air vent) openings.
It is true that closing some registers on the cooler lower level forces more air out of the registers upstairs. The cooler air then works its way downstairs and the air temperature becomes more even throughout the house. However, by doing this the air conditioning unit may completely shut off!
In fact, when level registers are totally closed, the coils in the unit froze and the A/C quit functioning. Luckily, by shutting off the entire cooling system and giving the coils time to thaw, the A/C was up and running again within a few hours.
Do not completely close registers. To balance the air temperature, registers can be slightly closed, but do not close them completely. Additionally, make sure supply vents are not blocked. Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call toll-free @888-315-5564
WHAT CAUSES YOUR FAUCET TO DRIP?
There may be several reasons why your faucet is dripping. Below we review some of the most common causes of a leaky faucet.
PROBLEM IN THE O RING:
A stem screw is used to hold the handle of a faucet in place. This stem screw includes a small disc attached to it, known as the O ring. This is an integral place where dripping can occur. The O ring can become loose or wear out over regular use, causing the faucet to drip near the handle. Replacing the damaged O ring will fix it if this is the issue. This problem occurs specifically in cartridge faucets.
CORRODED VALVE SEAT:
A valve seat serves as a connection between the faucet and the spout in the compression mechanism. Accumulation of water sediments can cause the valve seat to corrode, causing leakage around the spout area. Make sure that you clean the valve seat regularly with the help of a professional Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical plumber.
WORN OUT WASHER:
This is one of the most common causes behind a dripping faucet. During each use, the washer is forced against the valve seat, and this constant friction causes it to wear out. As a result, dripping is noticed around the spout. Dripping caused by worn-out rubber washers can be mended by replacing the washer. This type of leak is found in a compression faucet.
IMPROPER INSTALLATION OF WASHER:
Often, if the washer is not installed properly or is not the right size, it can cause a leaky faucet. We suggest hiring a professional Green Apple Mechanical NJ plumber to help you install the washer properly, allowing you to say goodbye to your leak. Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priorities. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call toll-free @888-315-5564Read More
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