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Common Plumbing Questions, Answered

Your plumbing system is continuously working to serve your household and keep things running smoothly. While every homeowner can appreciate their plumbing system, you may have some questions regarding your plumbing that can pop up from time to time.

 

Don't worry; you're not alone! Homeowners in Canton and beyond have trusted our team at My Georgia Plumber for expert insight and assistance. We're here to help educate and share some answers to the most common questions we receive!

 

Why is My Toilet Continuously Running?

A toilet that won't stop running can cause concern and result in a waste of water and a spiked water bill. In most cases, a running toilet is due to the flapper. If the flapper doesn't close on or adequately seal around the flush valve, your commode may continue to run.

 

If the flapper doesn't close, try jiggling the handle. In some cases, a replacement flapper is necessary. If you've already tried troubleshooting your toilet, give our team a call, and we'll be right out to take a look.

 

How Can I Keep My Garbage Disposal in Good Condition?

It's no surprise that your garbage disposal is exposed to various substances and scraps in a given week. As time goes on, you'll need to make sure you're following proper garbage disposal maintenance to extend the unit's lifespan.

 

Remember: your garbage disposal is only equipped to handle soft items that can be easily disintegrated. Scraps like meat bones, eggshells, coffee grounds, stringy vegetables, or rinds can wreak havoc on your disposal's impellers.

 

After every use, don't forget to flush debris and help break down items by running water into the disposal. Your garbage disposal will thank you!

 

What is "Vacation Mode" on My Water Heater?

If you've ever poked around your water heater and have discovered a dial that features vacation mode, you've probably been wondering what the feature is designed to do.

 

Most conventional water heater units feature a "vacation mode" setting for ultimate energy savings. Essentially, vacation mode allows you to have complete control over the hot water production in your house while it's unoccupied. Think about it: there's no need for steamy water on standby if you're away from home. In fact, it can be a waste of energy.

 

Since vacation mode ensures the unit is not continuously heating water for an empty home, you'll be able to reap the benefits of lowered energy usage. When you're back from your trip, return your water heater to its standard setting, and hot water will be ready for your next shower.

 

My Georgia Plumber is your trusted team for all things plumbing. Give us a call at (770) 954-8038 or fill out an online contact form today!