It is not pleasant to start a lovely hot shower and end up rinsing off in ice cold water! Its also annoying when you are doing dishes or trying to get your laundry clean. Pete has the 411 on why this happens and what we can do to help you make sure it never happens to you again. Let’s ask Pete all our hot water questions! Continue reading
Have a crack in your toilet tank? Depending on the size and severity of the damage, fixing it can be an easy repair. The most important thing to do is get a professional to do the repair for you. That way, you can guarantee that it’s properly fixed and won’t have any more problems.
Can A Cracked Toilet Tank Be Repaired?
The good news is that a cracked toilet tank can be repaired. The bad news is that a repair is only possible if the crack is small. A hairline crack in your toilet tank is a reasonably quick repair. In this situation, the best thing to do is call a professional to fix the crack. They’ll be able to properly seal the crack without causing any further damage. Unfortunately, if your tank has a large crack, you’ll probably have to replace it and might even have to replace the entire toilet.
Why Would a Toilet Tank Crack?
A toilet tank can crack for many reasons. Here are a few of the most common ways a toilet tank would crack:
- An old or aging toilet tank.
- Dropping something on the tank.
- Over tightening a bolt on the tank.
- Dropping the lid of the tank on the toilet.
If any of these things have caused a crack in your toilet’s tank, there’s no need to worry. Fixing it can be as easy as calling your plumber.
Is it Common for Toilet Tanks to Crack?
It’s normal for toilet tanks to crack, especially if your toilet is old or has had an accident. People drop toilet tank lids or cause other hard impacts on toilet tanks all the time. So, you shouldn’t worry that something is off if your toilet tank breaks because of impact or age. However, it’s not common for toilet tanks to crack if they are new and haven’t had any accidents.
Can You Use Epoxy on a Cracked Toilet?
If your toilet has a small hairline crack, a professional will use epoxy to seal the crack. Epoxy is a compound mixture of chemicals that creates a polymer. It’s commonly used as a protective covering, crack filler, and adhesive.
Can You Just Buy a Tank for a Toilet?
If your toilet tank has a large crack, replacing it by buying a new one is an easy fix. But, if you decide to do this, you must make sure that your new tank matches the toilet manufacturer and model of your current toilet. If you don’t, the toilet won’t work correctly. Because it can be difficult to find the perfect match, many people just end up replacing their whole toilet.
Got a Cracked Toilet? Talk to One of Our Professionals
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So, the question is, “Should I turn off my water when I go on vacation?” It depends! I know you hear that a lot from me, but it’s true. In many cases you won’t need to turn it off and in some cases you will absolutely need to do so. Mostly for those of us in the East Valley of Arizona, the answer is “no” for short trips, but there are some times you may want to, so I’ll clarify that. Continue reading
If you hear a knocking sound every time you flush the toilet, you might feel concerned about a possible plumbing issue. This noise, also called a “water hammer,” often sounds like someone is knocking on the walls of your home every time a person flushes the toilet. It might seem like this is a huge plumbing issue that needs immediate professional help. But, lucky for you, a “water hammer” is usually a simple fix that can and should be done quickly. Continue reading
If you live in Arizona you have probably heard the complaints about our famously hard water and know about the debate about hard water versus soft water. What exactly does all of that mean, and what is the difference between hard water and soft water? Let’s ask Pete! Continue reading
In this edition of “Ask Pete,” Pete answers your questions about your shower. Specifically, why does it suddenly start dripping out of nowhere; not just that it drips constantly, but when it releases water all of a sudden. Let’s find out what could cause that.
Q: Why does my shower suddenly start dripping?
We’ve all had that moment where we pause and even panic a little after depositing some item down the drain. Uh oh, can that go down the disposal? We don’t need to worry anymore because Pete has all the answers to “What can I put in my garbage disposal”
Pete reminds us that the purpose of the garbage disposal is to grind down food scraps into tiny bits so that they don’t clog the drain. Continue reading
Today’s “Ask Pete” is all about Reverse Osmosis Systems. Let’s check in and see what Pete has to say about this intriguing home system.
Pete, what is an RO System?
First of all, the RO system stands for Reverse Osmosis System which is a household appliance that filters your household water so you can have purified, ready-to-drink water straight from your tap. Continue reading