J. Wood's Plumbing & Drain Cleaning of Bakersfield, CA
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Question About Plumbing (FAQ)
When it comes to plumbing, we are here to offer the best service, regardless of what service you have or need. Our job is to give you the best quality in the area, no matter where you come from or what service you need! This is why we are J. Woods Plumbing & Drain Cleaning!
How can I use leftover wastewater to flush my toilet?
When you wash your hands or use your kitchen sink, you use the wastewater that you used to wash your hand, collect it in a bucket, and then use that water to flush the toilet without having to pull on the handle! After all, you were using the water anyways, so you can use the water from the handwashing to pour into your toilet. The gravity from the extra water will be able to flush the toilet without having to pull on the water. In the end, you will be saving the planet, because you will not have to worry about wasting unnecessary water, and you will be able to lower your water bill! It is a win-win deal!
Why is my bathroom faucet not dripping unless my toilet flushes or some other faucet is turned on?
This may be due to a loose washer. The pressure of the loose washer holds the water down when there is no other running water around. When there is a faucet that is already on or a toilet that is flushed, the pressure goes down and allows for the water to be used at a lower pressure, allowing you to use your bathroom faucet when there is another faucet on or the toilet flushing.
There is a Leak somewhere in the plumbing in my shower or bathtub!
This is a common problem that occurs in homes around Bakersfield, Arvin, Lamont, Shafter, and other cities we serve. The leak can be a constant leak or a periodic leak, and if it is constant you can check to make sure. If it is a constant leak, it may be due to a pressurized water line. If the leak is periodic, our plumbers will have to perform tests to track down where the leak is coming and how it is occurring. We may be able to tell if the grout is the problem. Usually, it may be due to a grout or a bad pan under the shower; the thing is that we need to test to make sure it is the case.
Back in the day, we would be able to find the leaks by filling your bath tub halfway with water and then draining it. This would tell if there is a drain pipe that is leaking. We would then fill a shower base drain full of water and then see if it is the lead or vinyl pans that do not work. Then, we would remove the shower head and put the shower arm and turn the pressure. We would then check to see if there is a leak between the shower valve and shower arm. This will allow our plumbers to tell if there is a leak in the pipe.
If there is no leak above, we will be able to check to see if the leak through the tile is due to the bad grouting or water going from the shower to holes in the bathroom floor. We would be able to tape a plastic cloth in the shower to cover the tile work and have the customer use the shower for a couple days like normal. If the leak disappears, then we know it is due to the tile. If the fluid still accumulates, then it is not the tile grout problem, and we would have to crack open walls.
Instead of doing all the complicated stuff like what we mentioned, we just do thermal leak detection. It makes life much easier and cheaper for both of us.
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