We install and service all makes and models. Faucets are high use fixtures and consequently, the internal sealing components often breakdown resulting in drips and leaks. Before making the decision to repair a faucet, one should always examine the surface where the various seals are seated. These surfaces should always be free of corrosion, mineral deposits and clean. If a careful examination reveals surface pitting or other corrosion, then one should consider replacing that faucet.
If used properly a garbage disposal can be a good asset. We put forward this qualified statement because we often see misuse result in an avoidable service call. If you do not remember anything else, remember this – an item may make it through your garbage disposal, however, that does not mean it will also make its way through the p-trap and bends in your sanitary drain. Too often excessive amounts of rice, coffee grounds, potato peels, etc. are introduced into the drainage system through the garbage disposal. These and other waste can absorb water and sometimes coagulate resulting in clogged drains. When using your garbage disposal, turning on the cold water is the recommended first step. When complete, turn off the power to your garbage disposal before turning off the cold water. Please use a pair of tongues or pliers to remove unwanted items from your garbage disposal. Safety is always first.
Sinks and Basket Strainers
We install both kitchen and bathroom sinks, however, we do not install under-mount sinks. This is the domain of counter top installers. When purchasing a new sink to install on an existing countertop, it is very important to ensure that the dimensions of the new sink are not materially different from those of the old sink. Failure to do so can result in gaps, improper support, customization of countertop and reworking of the PVC drain. The most common example of this is the replacement of a shallow kitchen sink with a deep one. This often renders an existing horizontal drain obsolete and may require the installation of a new vertical drain and vent from the crawlspace. Matching dimensions can save you money on installation costs or the time and hassle of returning your purchase.
Toilet Service and New Install
The internal components of your commodes very often wear out. This is both due to use and to the vitality of the water that sits inside the tank. In some cases well water or water supplied by the purveyor of such, can be very corrosive and aggressively breakdown internal metal components. We offer both a minor and a major rebuild. A diagnosis of the problem dictates what should be performed. We also install new toilets and more often, the homeowner selects the commode that aesthetically appeals to them. However, we advise that one’s decision to purchase a particular model commode should be based more on the commode’s flushing ability. This is captured by the toilets grams per flush rating. We do not recommend toilets with a less than 600 grams per flush rating. Also, depending on the application, one may also consider other factors such as, gallons per flush or the height of the toilet.
Broken Toilet Flange Replacement
A broken toilet flange can be caused by a commode that is not properly set and consequently, becomes unstable. It can also be caused by closet bolts that are torqued excessively. If a toilet begins to move or rock when one sits on it, then one should immediately consider having the toilet taken up, shimmed and the wax seal replaced. Failure to do so may result in slow but permanent water damage to floors and ceilings.