PLUMBING FAQ

FROM YOUR NEW BRAUNFELS PLUMBING EXPERTS

In most homes, the master shut-off valve for water is located outside by the water meter, or in the basement, crawl space or garage. We recommend locating the master valve before a plumbing emergency occurs, so you’ll know exactly where to go when you need it. If you cannot locate the shut-off valve, we can help you find it.

The average water heater installation costs $1,200. Tankless water heater installation can cost closer to $3,000.

You should verify with your insurance provider, but homeowners insurance typically covers water damage caused by a plumbing problem. However, it may not cover water damage that happened over time, such as damage from a leaky pipe.

Many home warranties cover plumbing issues, including leaky pipes, breaks in your water line and clogged drains.

The average cost for a plumber to replace a toilet is around $350, including the toilet installation.

Clogged drains don’t typically cause leaks, but they can result in backed up pipes that overflow into your bathtub. If you suspect a clogged drain, we can get it cleared out in no time with a thorough drain cleaning.

If you’ve noticed that brass fittings are leaking, we recommend applying Teflon tape to the threaded joints. Wrap the tape around the pipe a few times, then apply Teflon pipe joint compound. Tighten the connection. Check out these step-by-step instructions (with photos).

Some of the most common signs of a water leak are foul odors, hearing water running when it shouldn’t be, wall cracks, higher water bills and water stains on the ceiling. Leak repairs will solve this issue.

You can check for hidden water leaks by turning off the water in your home and seeing if the water meter goes up. If it does, your home most likely has a water leak.

Mold, peeling paint, discoloration and damp areas can be signs of a leak inside of a wall. If you don’t notice any of these signs but think there still might be a wall leak, our team can inspect the area and confirm or deny your suspicion.

Over time, flushable wipes can clog pipes, especially when flushed frequently. This is because, unlike toilet paper, these wipes take a very long time to disintegrate; some don’t disintegrate at all. The buildup of these wipes leads to clogged pipes. If you’re worried that flushable wipes have clogged your pipes, schedule a clog removal or hydro jetting service today. 

It will cost anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000 to repipe an entire house. If you only need to repipe one appliance, it will likely cost between $500 and $2,000. Contact us today for a free estimate.

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