Etchen Commercial Plumbing is dedicated to answering all of your plumbing questions. Please see the below list of commonly asked questions. If you do not see the answer to your question please contact us.
9-13 years on average for the life expectancy of a residential type water heater.
At least once a year.
No. Plumbers have different specialties. There are new construction plumbers that are involved with building homes and buildings, and there are service plumbers that maintain, repair and modify existing plumbing systems. Make sure you choose the best plumber for the job!
No. Some service companies are drain cleaners that can do some plumbing, and other service companies are plumbers that not only can do all plumbing, but are also experts at drain cleaning.
It's not necessary, but while a master plumber is in your home or business you now have a great opportunity to have him look at any other issues you may have.
It depends! If you are remodeling, or looking at installing new water distribution piping, or any other larger project, then we will be happy to meet with you at your home or business at NO CHARGE! However routine service visits by our plumbers do require a service fee.
Yes, it most certainly does.
We are told by tree experts that root systems can remain active for up to 3 years, even after the tree is cut down.
Possibly both. You could simply open a lower level fixture such as a utility tub in basement or outside faucet to allow the water in the piping to drain down in a controlled manner. However, if your home is older chances are the original valves will not hold and will need to be replaced.
No, once the drain is stopped, a plumber will have to come and snake the drain with a machine.
Yes, a plumber will identify if the sewer is backing up or if the vent stack is plugged.
No, it's not worth it! Water leaks cause significant damage fast, the fuel piping can explode, or you could allow lethal carbon monoxide into your home. A licensed professional plumber has the training to identify code updates needed and manufacturers defects that could result in property damage or injury. Only a licensed professional plumber should install this appliance.
Yes. If outside temperature is below freezing for 24 hours or more, then shut off the inside shutoff valves and open the faucet out side to drain it down.
A master plumber not only installs plumbing, but is also in charge of other journeyman plumbers and apprentices on the team. The master has to make sure that everybody is safe and all plumbing is installed to the current code. Also, he insures that all quality standards are being maintained at all times.
To remove sediment from the bottom of the tank.