FAQ

Is handicap plumbing mandatory?

Yes, in all places of business that provide a public bathroom, you must have one bathroom to comply with handicap plumbing accessibility codes. If you or someone else in your home requires the extra assistance, we can install handicap plumbing fixtures like:

Toilet with 17-19 inches high manual flush valve

Grab bar – 44″ x 36 long

Faucets that turn with less than 5 pounds of pressure

Slip proof shower floor

What is the most common filter?

An activated carbon filter, which filter out dirt, rust, chlorine, taste and odor.

Stainless steel or cast-iron?

Both stainless steel and cast-iron are common kinds of sinks. Other kinds available are made of corian, acrylic, fiberglass, enameled steel and Americast.

Tell me about stainless steel sink.

The most important issue is the thickness which range from 18 to 28 gauge the 28 is the thinnest material.

What is a trap?

A p-trap prevents sewer gases from spewing from the drain.

What is pressure valve?

A pressure reducing valve reduces the pressure of the water in the pipes of your home or business and save your fixtures parts.

What is pressure balance?

A pressure balanced shower valve is designed to maintain the temperature of water preventing from scalding or freezing.

What are water dispensers?

Water dispenser are small electric hot water heaters which heat water to 180 degrees. The tank is about gallon so they are efficient.

What is a standard and handicap toilet?

A standard toilet is about 15 inches tall. A handicap toilet is a toilet designed for an elderly person or someone who needs more assistance in the bathroom. It has a seat with a height of about 18 inches.

What is hydro jet?

Hydro jet is a cleaning device which uses water and extreme pressure 1000-3000 pounds . A hydro jet does a great job in cleaning greases and soap residue.

How long do water heater last?

In general, a six year heater will last about eight year.

What size of water heater is enough?

Depends on how many people are in the building and how many bathrooms. For family of four with 2 bathroom, 40 gallon is adequate.

What is an expansion tank?

An expansion tank is designed to expand as the temperature of water increases by maintaining the level of pressure in your water heater. The expansion tank uses a rubber bladder inside that expands, so the water does not increase. An expansion tank is used in conjunction with a PR valve to prevent leaking and damage to the water heater, extending it�s useful life and warranty.

How hot should be a water heater?

125 degrees 1 to 2 minutes.

130 degrees 30 seconds.

135 degrees 10 seconds.

140 degrees less than 5 seconds.

145 degrees less than 3 seconds.

155 degrees less than 1 seconds

Do I have lead in my water?

Prior to 1983, lead soldering was used in installation of copper pipe. If you have a home that was built prior to 1983 and has copper, lead was probably used to solder.

Is a multi stage filter better?

Yes, because it uses more technology to filter. A reverse osmosis filter gets rid of dirt, rust, chlorine, bad taste, odor, heavy metals and nitrates. Osmosis draws the water through fine membrane and produces extremely fine filtered water.

Does a water filter improve my life?

A whole-house water filter can remove the taste and odor of chlorine, reduce lead, mercury and sediment pollutants in water. So not only will your water taste better, your laundry will be cleaner. Water filter installation is an important step to take. If you want the water at your home or business to be cleaner, healthier and great tasting, call Absolute Plumbing! We insure your water is pure and clean.

What size garbage disposal is enough?

Depends, which one is capable to do the job right, A  Horse power garbage disposal is the most common in the industry.

Is it a good idea to run water in my garbage disposal?

Yes, run water while you garbage disposal is grinding the waste down the drain.

What is a T & P?

This is a valve that will open when temperature exceeds 180 degrees or pressure exceeds 150 pounds. The valve will open and water will drain out. Temperature and pressure will go down preventing the heater tank from exploding.

Why Galvanized Pipes are a Problem?

Low water pressure at a faucet, shower or washing machine is caused by the build-up of rust and corrosion on the inside of galvanized iron pipes. As these pipes age, the rust and corrosion continues to build restricting the flow of water more and more.

Rusty or discolored water is caused by the rust from the inside of the pipes combining with the water flowing through the pipes. This usually indicates an advanced stage of corrosion in the pipes.

Leaks most commonly are caused by corrosion (the eating into or wearing away gradually, as by rusting or chemical reaction) of the galvanized iron pipes.

Iron water pipes coated with zinc to prevent rusting and corroding are called galvanized iron. As galvanized iron pipes age, the zinc coating gradually wears away, exposing the iron. The unprotected iron rusts rapidly in the presence of water, just as iron rusts when it is exposed to rain.

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