Frank Francis
Owner & Technician

918.609.6797

State License #7543

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How can I save on my water bill?

Repair dripping faucets inside and outside that can waste thousands of gallons per month.

Check toilets for leaks. Put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and let it sit for awhile. Come back later and look in the bowl. If the water in the bowl has turned the same color, you are losing water. The flapper needs to be replaced.

Check your whole house for leaks. Make sure that there is no water running in the house and then check your water meter for movement. If the triangular indicator is moving, you are losing water.

Why does it take so long for hot water to reach my bathroom faucet, and is there anything I can do about it?

This is simply a matter of distance from the water heater. A hot water circulating pump will solve this problem and will also save thousands of gallons of water per year.

When should I consider replacing my water heater?

If your water heater is over ten years old or if your water heater makes rumbling and crackling noises.

Our water heater simply isn’t large enough for our family, but we don’t have room for a larger one. Is there anything we can do?

You might want to consider investing in a tank-less water heater. If the tank-less water heater is not a good option, you can get more out of your existing water heater by installing a mixing valve.

How do I know if I have excessive water pressure?

Ideal water pressure for any building water system is 70-75 PSI, but there are a lot of areas that exceed 100 PSI, especially at night when water usage is lower. Excessive water pressure can shorten the life of your piping system and your plumbing fixtures. This problem can be remedied by installing a simple pressure-reducing valve, which will keep your water pressure steady at a pre-set point. The standard pressure-reducing valve is adjustable from 55 PSI to 75 PSI.

Do I ever need to replace my washing machine hoses?

Yes. Washing machine hoses should be checked at least once a year. They can be replaced with standard hoses or higher quality braided hoses. It is also a good idea to turn the washing machine water valves off when you are going to be gone for an extended time.