What Are the Signs of a Leaky Faucet?

What Are the Signs of a Leaky Faucet?

Drip, drip, drip – you know the sound. It’s a constant drip or drizzle from your bathroom sink, bathtub, laundry sink, or kitchen faucet. While water trickling or dripping from your faucet is a pretty obvious symptom of a faucet leak, many leaks are much sneakier and you won’t be able to spot them quite as easily. The experts at … Read More

5 Warning Signs of a Water Leak on Your Property

5 Warning Signs of a Water Leak on Your Property

Somehow, water leaks always seem to take homeowners by surprise. Whether it’s the slow dripping of a leaky faucet that drives you mad or a sudden pool of water flooding out from under your kitchen sink after your dishwasher leaks. Water leaks are never welcome, but you can catch them before they cause lasting damage. If you have a leak … Read More

Why Won’t My Toilet Tank Fill with Water After Flushing?

Why Won’t My Toilet Tank Fill with Water After Flushing?

It’s a common problem. You notice the water in your toilet tank won’t stop running, so you lift the top and take a peek inside. That’s when you see the toilet tank won’t fill with water after the toilet is flushed. That’s where Plumbing by Jake comes in. Give us a call at (888) 628-5890 and we’ll come out to investigate, … Read More

Why Does My Toilet Keep Flushing on Its Own?

Why Does My Toilet Keep Flushing on Its Own?

If your toilet is flushing on its own, Plumbing by Jake can help. Give us a call at (888) 628-5890. We can ensure your toilet only flushes on demand and stop the water waste. Toilets Flush on Their Own Due to a Leaky Seal Water held in a toilet’s tank discharges into the bowl when the toilet is flushed and … Read More

How to Choose a Heat Pump Water Heater

How to Choose a Heat Pump Water Heater

Nearly 20% of the average household’s energy usage is for the water heater, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The only item in your home that uses more energy is a space heater. Heat pump water heaters are electric water heaters that use at least 60% less energy than a traditional electric water heater. The team at Plumbing by … Read More

What Are the Signs Your Hot Water Heater Is Going Out?

What Are the Signs Your Hot Water Heater Is Going Out?

A hot water heater can last a long time if it is properly maintained. If you have a version that uses a tank, its lifetime typically is typically between six and 12 years. On the other hand, some households use tankless water heaters, which can last upwards of 20 years. Still, nothing lasts forever, and it’s important to know the … Read More

How Often Do You Need to Replace a Hot Water Heater?

How Often Do You Need to Replace a Hot Water Heater?

Water heaters have different lifespans depending on the type of heater you have, the frequency of its use, and the way you maintain it. As a general rule, you should replace your water heater every six to 12 years if it is a tank-based water heater. If you use a tankless water heater, it is not unheard of for the … Read More

Does a Whole House Water Filter Reduce Water Pressure?

Does a Whole House Water Filter Reduce Water Pressure?

As you might guess from the name, a “whole house” water filtration system filters all of the water that enters your home. Whether the water is being used in your refrigerator, kitchen sink, bathtub, or toilet, a whole house filter removes contaminants and debris before the water gets to you. In some cases, a whole house filtration system can even … Read More

How Often Should Plumbing Pipes Be Cleaned?

How Often Should Plumbing Pipes Be Cleaned?

It’s always a good idea to take care of your plumbing before a problem happens because a plumbing problem can turn into an emergency very quickly. You should have your plumbing pipes cleaned every 18 to 22 months or so. If you are already on this kind of cleaning schedule and you’re experiencing problems with your plumbing, then you may … Read More