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Clogged Toilet: Let a Power Pro certified service technician fix your clogged toilet safely and completely to restore it to working condition.
Running or Non-Flushing Toilet: If your toilet won’t flush, or stop running, Power Pro will fix it
fast and at an affordable price.
Leaking Toilet: If you suspect a leak anywhere around your toilet it's important to get a professional inspection and repair. Apart from the additional water bill it can rot the floorboards, or cause other permanent damage to your home.
New Toilet: We can help with expert installations and upgrades to your existing toilet. We can even help by showing you a wide choice of the latest systems and designs on the market, bring the new toilet to your home, perform a full installation and take the old toilet away. It can be a great way to improve the comfort and styling of a bathroom.
Improved Flushing: Choose from a range of new toilets with improved flushing power that make for cleaner bowls and fewer clogs.
Save Water: With systems that use less water per flush, or offer a dual flush option.
ADA Compliant System: Which sit higher for greater accessibility to people in wheel chairs or who have trouble standing up from a lower sitting toilet.
At Power Pro Plumbing, we can repair and install all types and brand of faucets. For many people that think of themselves as a “do-it-yourselfer” they have, at some point, hit a road block and need the advice of a licensed plumber to get them back on track. When that happens, there is no need to worry, just call Power Pro Plumbing. We’re waiting to assist you!
We make faucet repairs and installation a painless process for our customers, making sure that your home improvement project is done the right.
Tips for Installing a New Faucet
Changing an old faucet out for a newer and classier model can be a relatively quick and easy home improvement project. Here are some tips to help make sure replacing your faucet does not become a long and difficult chore:
Step 1: Choosing the Right Faucet
As with many other do-it-yourself projects, the success of your plumbing installation project is largely determined by how much preparation you put in. For starters, make sure you purchase the right type of faucet for your sink. Check to make sure the new faucet is intended for a sink with the same number of holes, and the same spread between the holes, as yours — you may need to look at the sink from underneath to be certain.Once you’ve purchased your new faucet, spend some time looking over the instructions. Often, these instructions will tell you exactly what equipment and tools you’ll need. These will most likely include adjustable wrenches, pliers and plumber’s putty (or silicone caulk, depending on the sink type).
Step 2: Removing the Old Faucet
In many cases, the hardest part of installing a new faucet is removing the old faucet. Start by turning off the hot and cold water supply lines to the faucet. If you cannot figure out how to turn off the water locally, use the main water shut-off. Then turn on the faucet to drain the water and release the water pressure.Next, disconnect the water lines and any bolts or connectors on the underside of the faucet. You might have to wiggle the faucet back and forth, but you should now be able to pull it off the sink. Clean off and remove any leftover sealant or other material from the sink surface, using a razor blade for stubborn sealant.
Step 3: Installing Your New Faucet
Now you’re ready for the final step of the plumbing installation. If any of the water supply lines are old and worn, consider replacing them – it’s easier to do at this stage than to replace them after the faucet has been installed. Mount the new faucet according to the manufacturer’s instructions, applying a quarter-inch bead of plumber’s putty or other sealant appropriate for your sink composition.Re-attach the water supply lines to the faucet, being careful not to over-tighten any nuts. Next, make sure the faucet is in the “off” position, turn the water supply back on and check for any initial leaks around the supply lines. Finally, turn on your new faucet and check again for leaks.
As long as you don’t see any signs of water leaking, it’s time to enjoy your new fixture. If you need a New Faucet, or are having trouble installing a faucet that you have purchased, call Power Pro Plumbing today. We are ready to help you with all of your plumbing jobs!
Few kitchen appliances get as much abuse as garbage disposals. Tackling garbage
disposal related problems from damaged blades to blocked drains requires plumbing
work, although electricians may also be summoned to handle burned motor situations.
A garbage disposal plumbing failure calls for a prompt and adequate solution to get
this appliance back to working order.
How a Garbage Disposal Functions
Connected to the residential plumbing system, garbage disposals are attached to the base of kitchen sink drains. Disposals grind food scraps before releasing them down the drain with a strong water flow. The grinding chamber of the garbage disposal collects food matter for the shredder within to chop up into small particles. An impeller arm and plate will force the broken up mixture and liquid down the drainpipe.
A Safety Plumbing Tip:
When cleaning or applying minor do it yourself repair, close the power to the circuit serving the garbage disposal. This will disable the grinding action and allow treatment without endangering hands.
How to Clean Garbage Disposals
Regular cleaning of garbage disposals will go a long way in preventing clogged drains and offensive kitchen odors released out due to mold and bacteria growing on trapped food particles in the appliance. After turning off the power, extract with the aid of tongs or pliers food debris lodged inside the grinding chamber of the garbage disposal. Next, flush the drainpipe clean from small food particles by plugging the drain opening and filling the sink with 4 inches of water. Remove the plug and switch on the garbage disposal. Ensure a contaminated free drainpipe by pouring 1.5 cups of baking soda down the drain, followed with a cup of white vinegar. Let the mixture sit for some minutes before carefully running a medium size pot of boiling water down the drain. Alternatively mix a gallon of water with one tablespoon of liquid chlorine bleach in a clean container and pour the solution down the drain, after which flush the pipe with cold water.
Do It Yourself Repair to a Clogged Garbage Disposal
When facing a blocked drain you should first remove the trap. Place an empty bucket below the drain and with a pipe wrench unscrew the fittings to take out the trap. Try to spot the clog and clear it out of the drain. If you fail to detect the obstruction then push and turn a plumber's snake down the pipe until hitting the block, and either break it up or pull it out. When in doubt avail of how to online plumbing guidance or just call in your local plumber to continue with the garbage disposal's plumbing repair.
Fresh Scented Kitchen
Place several ice cubes in the drain together with citrus fruit rinds and grind away. This will not only clean the garbage disposal's cutting blades but will add a pinch of fresh scent to the kitchen.
A trap is installed in every type of plumbing fixture either internally or externally. Traps hold water and are used to keep the sewer gas smells from entering the building. The most common of these is the sink P-trap. The P-trap is installed under your kitchen and lavatory sinks of your home.
A sink P-trap is not only the most common trap, it is also the easiest to install or replace. Installing a
new P-trap is an easy way to replace your drain if it is leaking, clogged, or just old and unsightly.
Most of the time the P-traps under the sink can be either the white pvc or the black abs. Both of these types of pipe are easy to work with. If the pipes are going to be exposed then you can install a chrome P-trap so it will look nicer.
Make this simple job even easier by first gathering up the tools and parts you will need:
Medium Pipe Wrench for metal P-trap
Channel-lock Pliers for a metal P-trap or for stubborn connections
New P-Trap PVC p-trap comes in a complete kit at large hardware stores
Bucket or Bowl to Catch Water make sure it fits under the p-trap before you start
Old Towel for mopping up water
Small rag or a square piece of plastic and a rubber band
Before you go after your replacement P-trap or that PVC kit, make sure you measure your pipes to ensure you get the correct size! Whether working with metal or PVC P-traps, you will make this job a lot easier and less messy by using PVC as your new P-trap.
Completely clear the area under the sink where you will be working.
1. Unscrew the nut on each end of the P-trap, leaving one of the nuts loosely attached so that the entire U-shaped piece does not fall off. If your P-trap is metal, this is where you will use that pipe wrench or channel-lock pliers. If your p-trap is PVC, the nuts are made to be screwed/unscrewed by hand.
2. Move your bucket or bowl into place and carefully remove the nut you left loosely screwed and remove the P-trap. Empty the water and debris into the bucket or bowl. At this time, you may want to stuff the pipe with that small rag or put your piece of plastic over it and secure it with the rubber band to prevent unpleasant gasses from escaping.
3. If youve purchased the PVC P-trap kit, wipe the threaded ends lightly with rubbing alcohol to remove any possible debris.
4. Fit the new P-trap into place and screw the nuts hand tight, but dont over-tighten, over-tightening can damage the compression seals.
5. Turn your faucet on and let the water run to test for leaks. If one or both of the ends of the p-trap show signs of leakage, turn off the faucet and tighten the nut(s) where the leak is just a bit more. Dry off the pipes and test again for leakage, you shouldnt have any, but if you do, you probably should remove the new p-trap off and make certain all fittings are clean and fit correctly. Once youve ensured all fittings are clean and all fit correctly, begin again at Step 3.