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5 Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

We’ve seen nearly every plumbing issue you can have and strive to give our customers the highest quality plumbing services in the greater Austin area. We know that when plumbing issues strike you have questions and we’re here to help.

Here’s a list of 5 frequently asked plumbing questions that you may have:

  1. What is the life span of a hot water heater?
    Most hot water heaters will last up to 15 years, however, their longevity is determined by a number of factors including manufacturer, model, and maintenance. It’s important to flush your hot water heater tank yearly in order to help reduce sediments which can build up and decrease your tank’s efficiency and life span.
  2. What causes my house to have low water pressure?
    Low water pressure can be caused by a number of issues including leaks, blockages, deposit buildups, or other hidden issues. Are your neighbors in the area also experiencing low water pressure or is it localized to your home? A qualified professional plumber can help you find the issue and get your water pressure back to normal.
  3. What is soft water?
    Soft water is water with fewer ions. Ions can cause your pipes to have buildups and deposits. Soft water can help protect your pipes because it can help keep your pipes free of deposits.
  4. How do I locate the source of a leak?
    You may have noticed the signs of a leak, such as water stains on a wall or ceiling, but can’t determine where the leak is coming from. Because water can travel far from the originating source before appearing as a leak, it can be very difficult to locate the source. It’s best to call a professional plumber right away to locate the leak for repair.
  5. Do I have a broken water line?
    If you’ve noticed puddles in your yard, a higher water bill, or the sound of running water when no appliances are running, then you may have a broken water line. Call a plumber for an inspection ASAP.

At Reliant Plumbing, we are here to help with all of your plumbing issues and emergencies. Contact a friendly member of our team and let us help you today.

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