Why not make the most of a repair visit by our highly skilled Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach plumbers? When we arrive at your home or business in the Myrtle Beach, SC area, our vehicle is well stocked with parts and tools for a wide variety of plumbing services. We can take care of major problems and minor repairs as time allows, making efficient use of your time and ours. Our customer service team can help you put together a list of work to do, from pipe repair and replacement to taking care of problems with faucets, sinks, toilets, showers, and much more. In many cases, you’ll be surprised at how simple the fix is, and wish you had added it to a plumber visit long before!
Make a To-Do List and Note Plumbing Concerns
Not every plumbing concern will motivate you to call us immediately, but when it’s time for our plumber to visit you in Myrtle Beach, SC, you might forget leaky faucets or a garbage disposal problem. Keeping a list of items that need attention from our expert can help you get the most from a visit, and prioritize your needs. It might also show that there are enough issues on the list that a general fix-up visit would be a good idea. If it’s been a while since you’ve thought about your plumbing, or your home is new to you, a plumbing inspection can help you review issues with fixtures, and even go deep for pipe condition, water heater corrosion, and more. In some cases, you may be living with issues you didn’t realize weren’t normal, and a fix by our plumber will help you get the full benefit from your plumbing.
Faucet Repairs Seem Small at First
Many of our plumber visits are for problems that started small or didn’t seem important at the time, but eventually needed prompt attention. A leaking faucet can use a lot of water over time, and eventually that extra force to tighten it and stop the dripping will cause damage to the valve or handle. A quick washer replacement and inspection is often the right move, and our professional can make sure it’s properly installed. Hot water is often the valve that leaks, and with each drop of water, a bit of heating energy is lost as well. Many modern faucets have ceramic instead of rubber, or other “washerless” construction such as ball valves and cartridge style. If your faucet is getting a decade or two old, you might want to install a stylish new replacement, including touchless mechanisms for the bathroom that save a lot of water. They shut off while you’re brushing your teeth, and are ready to go as soon as you need to rinse. Automatic or lever-based valves also help people who can’t easily twist standard faucet knobs.
Something Strange About Your Hot Water
Another problem that may be lurking in the back of your mind is hot water issues. It might be a bit too hot or cold, or have a strange odor or color. You may wonder if you’re running out of hot water earlier than you used to, as well. We can check your water heater and adjust the temperature of the hot water so it’s effective for sanitary uses, but not wasting energy or scalding people. If it’s turned up too high, you could save a significant amount of energy with the right adjustment. Odor and color problems with your hot water indicate that it’s time to check the water heater for problems such as bacteria growth, and the condition of a component called an anode rod. Typically, the anode rod should be replaced every few years with the right type for your water quality. It helps slow corrosion of the tank, and so it prolongs the life of the water heater. Anode rods also help prevent anaerobic bacteria growth in the tank, which can produce a foul odor. Hot water color can have several causes, and our plumber will figure out which is happening in your home. If your water heater has dual heating elements as many do, a problem with your hot water supply, running out too early or running too long cold before the hot water comes may result. This is because only half the tank is getting properly heated, and making a repair or adjustment to the heater will produce results your whole family will appreciate. You might even resolve the problem of morning showers running short! If you have a tankless water heater, many of these issues won’t apply, but there are a few concerns we can address about those as well.
Shower Problems Start Your Day Wrong
If your shower doesn’t have a strong spray, or the valve adjustment is getting crazy, our plumber can help. In some showers, for example, you may find that the position for the shower you like doesn’t make sense, and hot is no longer the furthest turn of the dial or level. You may have put off bringing in our plumber to check it out because you thought it was a major repair. In many cases, there’s a proper valve fix we can provide without going into the wall and making repairs. The same goes for the shower head, which may have gotten slower over time or might be an early low-flow model.
Keeping Your Home’s Plumbing in Good Repair
Count on our expert plumbers at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach to make sure you’re enjoying problem-free use of your home’s plumbing. We’re ready to take care of anything that’s lingering on your mind, from toilets that flush in the night, to noisy water heaters in Myrtle Beach, SC. Reach out to our customer service team to plan a professional visit, or ask for a plumbing inspection to help identify hidden issues as well as routine repair needs. Call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach to get plumbing peace of mind!