FAQ

 

Why is my faucet leaking? 

There are lots of reasons as to why your faucet might be leaking, but some of the most common reasons are: 

  • The O ring is damaged and needs to be replaced
  • The valve seat is corroded
  • A washer is worn out
  • Improper installation of the pipes 

If your faucet is leaking or dripping, call our office at 706-786-6974 to have one of our plumbing technicians come and assess your faucet and plumbing system. 

 

Why is my water heater not working as well as it used to?

There are two common reasons why water heaters stop working as efficiently as before. For both electric and gas water heaters, mineral deposits can build up at the bottom of the tank and prevent the water from flowing properly. Also, the various parts used to circle the cold and hot water can degrade over time and need to be replaced in order for the water heater to function correctly. A water heater repair can commonly fix a water heater problem. However, if the water heater is old and not functioning properly, a new water heater installation may be recommended to prevent future problems. 

 

How can I save money on my water bill?

Reducing your water consumption not only saves you money but is also good for the environment! One easy way to save money on your water bill is to fix leaky faucets and sinks quickly. Although the leak may seem small, waiting a few days to get it fixed can cost you lots of money in your water bill. Another easy solution for reducing water bills is to install efficient showerheads and water faucets. In addition to this, installing modern and more efficient toilets will help to save water. 

 

How can I fix it myself?

As professional plumbers, we see lots of homeowners try and fix plumbing problems on their own. We understand that it can sometimes be a way to try and save money, but it can oftentimes lead to even bigger plumbing problems. So when can you fix the plumbing problem on your own? 

If you’re sure that the leak is coming from one specific part of the sink or toilet, then you can probably fix the problem yourself. Or if you have a clogged pipe that just needs a pipe snake, then you tackle the issue on your own. However, if the problem persists or if it involves an issue in the pipes or technical aspects of the plumbing, be sure to call SmartTech Plumbing and prevent a bigger problem from occurring. 

 

How can I detect a water leak in my home? 

To find hidden water leaks in your home, turn off all of your sinks and faucets and make sure the laundry machine or dishwasher is not running. Then, check your water meter to see if the number keeps increasing. If it is, you could have a leak in the main water line. You can also monitor your water bill to check if your water usage is increasing or drastically high. This could mean that you have a small leak in your home or in the mainline.