How would I know if my toilet leaks? If it is, what should I do?
Toilet leaks occur in two ways and very often are difficult to detect. First, the most common toilet leak and often hardest to detect is caused by a deteriorated or defected flush valve (flapper) or "tank" ball at the bottom of the toilet tank. If the flapper or ball valve does not seat properly and form a water-tight seal, water will leak around it into the toilet bowl. Often, this leak will occur without being heard. Here is an easy way to check for flush valve leaks and in just minutes, you can find out if a toilet is wasting thousands of gallons due to an undiscovered water leak. Remove the tank lid, then flush. After the flapper/tank ball drops and the tank refills, add several drops of dark food coloring) or a Fluidmaster leak detector tablet. Wait at least 20 minutes. If any trace of color appears in the toilet bowl, there is a leak. The second most-common type of leak is caused by improperly adjusted or broken fill valve. If the float is set too high or the shut-off valve fails to close completely, water will continue to enter the tank and flow into the overflow tube. This type of leak can be seen simply by taking the tank top off and observing if water is flowing into the overflow tube once the tank is full. Excess water pressure can also have a negative effect on the operating system in your toilet. If you are experiencing either of these types of leaks and need service to fix them, contact our office.
How much does it cost to replace ac compressor clutch?
It costs $610-$664 to replace an AC compressor clutch. Labor makes up $184-$232, while parts are the other $426-$432.
Is there any water heater maintenance that I can do myself?
Yes, you should test the pressure relief valve regularly and replace it if it fails to operate. At least once a year, you should flush out the sediment. As long as a tank has a functioning anode, it should not rust. Therefore, you should have the anode checked by a Home Alliance professional about once every two years.
Can I plant or garden around my outdoor unit?
Yes and no. Shaded outdoor units require less electricity than those exposed to direct sunlight. At the same time, keep trees, shrubs, and grass far away from the unit to avoid blocking airflow.
I missed a call from the technician, and he is coming over here. I texted him back, but I didn't know if I needed to talk to you.
Yes, I just informed them that you are home and waiting for the technician.
How do I know when is a good time to have my appliance fixed?
When you realize there is a malfunction, call a certified technician immediately. If you suspect there may be a problem, such as an appliance not working as it should, with diminished performance, it could need maintenance. You don’t have to wait until your appliance breaks before calling a repair company. It’s always best to get it checked out if you think there may be a problem, to avoid costly repairs and replacement down the road.
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