I called several plumbing services, seeking immediate help. ACE Plumbing came to the rescue first. Due to the quick diagnosis of Technician Zack, my plumbing problem was quickly resolved. Unbeknown to him, the notations he wrote on the receipt helped me to be reimbursed by the owner of the property. Thank you Zack!
Since sewer and plumbing lines spend most of their lifespan underground, they’re usually out of sight. When the lines have cracks, invasive tree roots, or are otherwise damaged, homeowners don’t know until there’s a serious problem. Fortunately, video inspection allows plumbers to identify plumbing problems before they become catastrophic.
Video inspection is the only way to analyze underground sewer and plumbing lines short of digging them up. By attaching a high-resolution camera to a fiber optic cable and sending the cable down a drain, professional plumbers can identify problems and judge how best to proceed with repairs. Video inspection is also an important step for prospective homeowners. If the property you’re thinking of buying has problems with its sewer line, you might select another home or further discuss the terms of the sale.
Whether you’re looking to inspect a new home or maintain your current one, Ace Plumbing Heating & Air will gladly provide video inspection services for the entire Sacramento area and beyond. We can also handle numerous other plumbing and home heating tasks, including clearing clogged drains and maintaining HVAC systems. Call us at (866) 999-4703 or visit our website if you have any questions.
Many homeowners are content to flush their toilets without understanding anything about how they work. However, it’s helpful to learn the basics of toilet function in case anything goes wrong.
This video discusses the basics of how toilets work. A gravity flow toilet, which can be found in most homes, involves two main parts—the tank and the bowl. Water flows into the tank until the fill valve closes. Every time you flush the toilet, you lift the flapper valve, allowing water to flow into the bowl. The force of the flowing water causes the water to flush downward.
If your toilet is misbehaving, call Ace Plumbing at (866) 999-4703. We’ve been providing the people of Sacramento with top-quality plumbing, sewer, and heating repair services for over 40 years.
The toilet is an easy fixture to take for granted—until it stops functioning. You don’t have to learn everything there is to know about the toilet to be a responsible homeowner, but it helps to be familiar with the basics so you can help your plumber find a solution. Here’s a brief look at some common toilet problems and their possible causes:
Your toilet tank should have a special valve that stops water from flowing once the water in your tank reaches a certain level. If something is wrong with this valve, water may continue to flow into the overflow tube, causing the running sound. A toilet may also make the running sound periodically if the flapper valve has a leak, causing the water level to drop gradually. The final cause of a running toilet is a twisted flush chain that prevents the flapper from closing over the valve seat.
If the water in the bowl stops mid-flush, it’s likely that you have a clog. If you try to flush again, the bowl may fill with water and overflow, causing a significant mess. If you see water filling up your bowl, turn off the water valve next to your toilet. To clear the clog, place a plunger over the opening of the clog, make sure there’s enough water to cover the suction cup, then begin working the plunger up and down.
When you go to flush your toilet, you may notice that the handle goes up and down without any resistance. This means that the chain connecting the handle and the flush valve has broken or become disconnected. Most of the time, all you have to do is reattach the chain; however, it may become rusted and need to be replaced.
The next time you encounter a toilet problem that is too tough to handle yourself, contact the plumbers at Ace Plumbing. We also specialize in heating repairs for home and business owners throughout the Sacramento area. Call us at (866) 999-4703 any time you have a plumbing or heating emergency.