Toilet Repairs Service Boca Raton, Fl

Toilet Repairs Service Boca Raton

When the toilets have problems with running and leaking it’s a real plumbing mess. If this happens you can call a local plumber that will assist you in trying to resolve your  toilet repairs service.

The toilet has a lot of different things that can cause problems. The first one is the flapper valve, the flapper valve controls the water going into the bowl from the tank.

Now many companies have different types of flapper valves so you should know what kind of toilet you have to get the right parts.

Toilet Repairs Service Boca Raton, Fl

Toilet Repairs Service Boca Raton, Fl

There are different places that you can go to buy a flapper valve. In most large cities like Boca Raton there are different types plumbing supply houses that stock brands that they carry for parts. Some plumbing supply houses may have your part they may not have your part or they have to order it.

The next thing on your list would be the ballcock. The ballcock controls the water supply to the amount of water in the tank using a float ball to open and close the supply. When the toilet is running into the overflow tube, the ballcock needs to be replaced. Other situations that occur with the toilet is the handle for the toilet flushing mechanism is broken the to the handle needs to be replaced. When replacing a flapper valve with a new one and it still does not work then the Douglas valve needs to be replaced.

The Douglas valve is the overflow tube that leads to a plastic seat that flapper valve seats to close the water from draining out of the tank. When the Douglas valve needs to be replaced, the tank needs to be removed from the base. The new Douglas valve will be installed after removing the old and a gasket between the Douglas valve and the tank will be installed.

A new gasket will be installed between the tank and the base. When completing the job of installing the Douglas valve new tank bolts will be installed between the tank in the base. The washers should be placed on both sides of the tank and bowl watertight conditions.

Most Boca Raton plumbers have complete rebuild kits on their truck so it is better to rebuild the complete toilet at one time. The supply line is the line that goes from the angle valve to the commode and over years of service they can start to leak.

The new supply lines that they have today are made of braided steel. These types of supply lines last a very long time. If water is found on the floor around the toilet, the homeowner should take his hand and wipe underneath the tank and around the supply line to locate the source of the leak. When a toilet is leaking around the base there’s a good chance that the toilet needs to be regrout and a wax ring should be installed to make sure this would not happen again.

Toilets can cost anywhere is from $4000-$89 it’s depending on the taste of the homeowner. It’s important that the availability of the parts can be gotten at a nearby plumbing supply house. Most supply houses carry Kohler American Standard and toto. Sometimes the cost of these toilets to repair them cost more than the getting a new toilet.

If you need toilet repairs service  call Hardenburgh Plumbing (561) 968-0000. .

Bathroom-Shower Remodeling Service Boca Raton, Fl

Bathroom-Shower Remodeling  Boca Raton

Many people who live in Boca Raton have come from other places in the country to retire. In Boca Raton there is a large majority of the people in the area that are retired, because of the beautiful weather that we have.

When senior citizens get older sometimes having a bathtub is not the best idea. Senior citizens have to get around the best way they can, but things can happen a slip in the fall the bathtub. The best idea is to have a plan before they are unable to get around so well. A lot of people who are seniors and they want to keep the house that they live in usually decide to make it accessible and easier to do daily functions.

Removing the Bathtub and Installing a Shower

The first thing that comes in mind is removing the bathtub and installing a shower. And the shower you can install a chair to set while taking a shower. Also you can install grab bars to maintain your balance. When the homeowner does the conversion it helps a lot to maintain their independence. A local plumbing contractor would be more than glad to give you an estimate on converting the bathtub to the shower.

Bathroom-Shower Remodeling Boca Raton

Bathroom-Shower Remodeling Boca Raton

The old bathtub needs to be removed and the shower drain must be installed. When removing the old bathtub about 10 inches of tile around the tub needs to be removed. The drain in the bathtub must be unscrewed and removed to remove the tub. If the bathtub is made of cast-iron the tub can be removed breaking with a sledgehammer.

The project of removing the tub and installing a shower is about a two day project with a plumber. The tile contractor usually takes another 2 to 3 days to finish the job. When the job is completed, the senior citizen will be able to not worry so much about falling in the top.

Now let’s get back to finishing the project. After removing the old bathtub the area must be cleaned of all the broken tiles and dirt. A curb needs to be constructed with pressure-treated wood so that rotting does not occur. The shower curb is about 4 inches high.

The neoprene shower pan material will be folded in all four corners and overlapped with the curb. Neoprene is a rubberized pan that goes under the shower tiles to protect the water from penetrating into the wall. Then new wonder board, which is the board that tile is placed on when it is installed. Before installing the pan, the shower drain needs to be installed.

The average shower drain is 2 inch but a bathtub drain is inch and a half. The contractor will have to install 2 inch piping so that a trap for the shower can be installed in the floor usually in the center of the shower. After the shower drain is installed the neoprene pan can be installed. It is very important to keep in mind that the shower and should be tested to make sure there are no leaks.

Bathroom-Shower Remodeling -Testing the Shower Pan

The method of testing the shower pan is with a 2 inch test ball to be inserted in the drain for a period of 24 hours before the tile can be installed. A project of this nature needs to be inspected by the Boca Raton plumbing department of the city. The inspector will require the contractor who is overseeing the project to get a permit from Boca Raton city. This is for the protection of our homeowner.

After the shower can have been installed then we raise the bathtub valve to the height for the shower to be usable. When selecting a shower valve that is simple to repair and durable, a plumbing contractor’s favorite choice of valve would be Moen.

For the senior citizens the Moen pos-temp valve would work much easier than to handles. The movement of the valve is much better because of little restriction. Senior citizens with arthritis in her hands would find this to be much easier to handle.

In the process if homeowner would like the plumbing contractor to install a handheld shower, so that the homeowner sits in a chair in the shower it’s much easier to wash with. When the tile contractor installs the tiles on the wall it is important to tell that you would like to have several grab bars around the shower area to support getting in and out of the shower safely.

Hardenburgh plumbing  561-968-0000.

Wells and Pumps Installation Services Palm Beach Area

Wells and Pumps Installation Services Palm Beach County

Wells and Pumps Installation Services

A well is a pipe that goes down into the aquifer to produce water for a place. An aquifer is a flow of water underneath the ground which flows through rocks.

Wells and Pumps Installation Services

Wells and Pumps Installation Services

The well is pounded down into the ground about 100 feet where there is a rock formation and water is pulled , rock formation protects the water source from sand and debris.

The piping system is made up of galvanized pipe with couplings and at the bottom of the pipe a drive shoe is pounded into the rock formation. The drive shoe is a coupling constructed sharp side and a threaded side for this purpose. Also the piping will have a PVC pipe lining to protect the well from corrosion in the years to come.

Well Installation Services : Galvanized or PVC?

Over the years galvanized pipe has a tendency to rust but the PVC will keep the well intact for many years to come. At the top of the well head which is a tee fitting there is stainless steel screen inserted in the Tee to prevent debris from the well from jamming the check valve.

A check valve is a brass or plastic valve which holds the water in the plumbing system intact when the jet pump is not running. If debris gets into the check valve then all the water will drain from the pump and tank back into the well. Most people have problems when the pump loses the prime and this scenario is one that is the major culprit in this problem.

The jet pump average from three-quarter horsepower to two horse power depending on the demand with how many bathrooms and other things. Some water filtration systems can actually reduce the pressure in a house so larger jet pumps are needed to handle this problem.

Many years ago and pump systems were installed, galvanized tanks were used with air volume controls on the tank. But now tank have an airbag inside where air volume controls are not needed. The pump fills up to a certain pressure then turns off when the tank is full. When the tank gets low the pressure switch will turn on the pump to fill the tank back up. The pressure switch is located on the side of the pump. The purpose of the pressure switch is when the water gets full in the tank the pump will shut off and when it gets low it turns out. In a basic water filter system there is a water softener.

The water softener prevents the calcium entering into your house and causing water stains on your glasses and damages the water heater and appliances in your kitchen. A water softener needs salt to be dumped in the softener every 30 days. This will prevent calcium from entering your home. Another element of the water filtration system is an iron filter. The reason for having an iron filter is to keep iron deposits from building in your home appliances and fixtures.

A simple method to check and see if there is iron deposits in your water.

Take the lid of the toilet and look inside if the toilet tank has a rust color on the porcelain inside the tank. Then iron is coming into your house. The types of iron filters are green sand and prolix filters. If your house water as a rotten egg smell it has sulfur and bacteria in the well.

The only way to get rid of the bacteria is to injected with a slight solution of chlorine or peroxide with an injection pump and a neutralization tank. These water filter systems need to be understood by the homeowner and able to do simple maintenance to keep the units in operational condition.

There are companies that provide salt and maintenance on the systems once a month so the homeowner would not need to worry about the maintenance.

Wells and Pumps Installation Services Palm Beach County

Wells and Pumps Installation Services Palm Beach County

Hardenburgh plumbing is a licensed certified well contractor in the state of Florida and a licensed plumbing contractor as well.

If the homeowner  needs Wells and Pumps Installation Services Hardenburgh plumbing would more glad to answer any questions or schedule a service call the phone number is 561-968-0000 . .