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Phantom Flushing Plumbing Auburn AL

The home’s plumbing can potentially develop a number of various leaks, with a toilet leak being a common source of wasted water. Phantom flushing occurs when the toilet spontaneously refills periodically, typically due to an issue with the fill valve or the flapper valve. Furthermore, it may waste as much as 200 gallons of water per day.

Flushing the toilet causes the flapper valve to rise, allowing the water in the tank to flow into the bowl, and providing the flush. Water leaking by the flapper valve can be due to a worn flapper not seating correctly, or an improperly adjusted chain.

Other potential causes of phantom flushing include either a faulty fill valve or one in need of adjustment. The following tips can assist you in determining the cause, or you can contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber for professional repair.

Questions To Ask A Plumber Plumbing Contractor Or Specialty Plumber When Considering For A Job

When hiring a plumber, a plumbing contractor, or a specialist, a homeowner should consider many things. Some you may think of, some you may not.

In our first post in the plumber/contractor series, we examined how to find quality plumbers and plumbing contractors.

Next we looked at the differences between plumbers and plumbing contractors — we address both specifically here — and the types of specialty plumbing available.

We conclude the series by examining what homeowners should consider when hiring a plumber, a plumbing contractor, a contractor/company, or specialist.

Upgrading Your Shower

Not long ago a reader commented on the How To Series — thank you very much, by the way — but we, unfortunately, didn’t answer his question.

Plumbing, we cordially explained, is so immense that we’re only getting started. Plumbing isn’t like, say, HVAC — heating, ventilation, and air conditioning — that is essentially a system outside (the AC), one inside (the furnace for heat), and vents that deliver cool or heated air to each room.

Plumbing is an entire ecosystem of pipes, fittings, and connections that attach to all sorts of fixtures and plumbing “appliances” throughout the home. It’s complicated and something that most homeowners rarely mess with.

Some repairs or upgrades Do It Yourselfers (DIYers) can do themselves and some are better left to professional plumbers or plumbing contractors. We raise various topics here in order to inform homeowners and aspiring DIYers and let them decide if it’s something they want to tackle or if it’s better to call the a plumber.

So, that said, we return to the How To and answer the dear reader’s question of how to install a shower stall.

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