Frequently Asked Questions
What are some reasons for my water heater running out quickly?
- You may need to update your shower head to a newer shower head that limits water output to about 2.5 gals per minute.
- You may have a broken or worn cold water inlet.
- The heating elements on electric waters heaters may be malfunctioning.
What size water heater would be right for my home?
After estimating the approximate usage of water during peak times in your household, you can select a water heater tank size that will work best for you and your family.
What are some causes of water leaking from my water heater?
- There could be a damaged or worn gasket that needs replacement.
- The pressure relief valve may be loose or malfunctioning.
- Your tank could be rusted, in this case you would need to replace the water heater.
What simple maintenance can I do to keep my water heater working properly?
- Test the pressure relief valve regularly and flush out sediments at least once a year.
- Check your water heater’s anodes at least once every two years to make sure they are operating correctly to prevent rust from happening.
- Check to see how much of your water heater’s steel core wire is exposed, if it appears to have corrosion, the rod should be replaced.
How can I be sure that the slab leak has been found?
Make your first call to Mesquite Plumbing Co. We have the necessary equipment to hunt down, find, and repair slab leaks the first time around to prevent any further damage that could happen as a result of a slab leak.
When a slab leak is found how will it be fixed?
- First we will remove the concrete in the area where the leak has been found.
- Any compromised piping will be repaired or replaced.
- We will replace the concrete removed to execute the repair.
Will my homeowner’s insurance cover a slab repair?
This will vary from policy to policy, so be sure to check with your insurance provider to determine if slab leak repairs are covered in your policy.