Gas Line Installations
Natural gas is one of the most affordable energy sources around. It can be used for a lot of different appliances, from gas ovens to furnaces. It is essential for a gas line to be installed by a professional, because an improperly hooked up system or appliance is dangerous. Contractors will have to determine the right size of pipe, ensuring it is up to code with the required local permits. Only once the pipes have been secured and pressure-tested for leaks can they be safely operated.
Why Does My Toilet Keep Clogging?
Having a clogged toilet once in a while is an unfortunate (but natural) occurrence, which can often be solved with a plunger. When a toilet keeps experiencing clogs, however, it means that there is likely an issue. Sometimes, the problem is not so much what has caused the clog but where the clog is.
For example, the toilet trap (identifiable by the curved P- or S-shaped part of the bowl) is highly prone to becoming blocked by objects. Another problem could be that the plumbing vents are being cut off by debris, leading to an imbalance of pressure. Worst of all, the sewer line may be damaged from being compressed or corroded. Since so many situations could cause a repeatedly clogged toilet, it’s best to call a pro right away.
How Often Should Plumbing Fixtures Be Replaced?
Every appliance and fixture in a house will eventually reach its expiration date. Homeowners should be ready to replace fixtures before a full breakdown.
Although how long a fixture lasts can depend on the type of material, plumbing fixtures generally have predictable lifespans.
- 15 - 20 years for sinks and faucets
- 40 - 50 years for toilets
- 20 - 50 years for showers
- 10 - 20 years for bathtubs
- 10 - 12 years for garbage disposals
When your fixtures are nearing their maximum lifespan, reach out to Vivid Plumbing for a replacement.
Our experienced team is ready to help with all types of San Jose residential plumbing services, so contact us at (408) 217-0955.
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