Water and Gas Leak Detection
We repair and service any kind of water or gas leaks. If the house plumbing system has water or gas leaks or you have any other gas or water leak problems, simply call our toll-free number and we will take care of rest, returning your water or gas plumbing lines to working order. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to schedule an appointment for your water or gas leak service. We will do our best to work with your busy schedule when we set up your water or gas leak service appointment. For a convenient water or gas leak service repair appointment, call us at our toll-free line.
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Our water or gas leak service areas cover all of our city and the nearby areas.
The information below will help you learn more about your water or gas leaks. This information will also help you use your water or gas leak utilities effectively and efficiently so that you save on utility bills while also extending the life of your water or gas.
WARNING: Do not take chances with your safety. The following information is strictly for educational purposes. We certainly never recommend that you do get involved with water or gas leak repairs on your own. All water or gas leak-related repairs require professional training and experience with water, gas, or electric systems. Undertaking such repairs can be very dangerous if you don’t have the appropriate training. For professional water or gas leak repair help call us 24/7.
Continuous Wastes Leaks
Continuous wastes and slip nuts account for many of the leaks under a kitchen sink. When people store objects under a sink, they often hit and disturb the tubular drainage pipe and slip nuts. If a slip-nut washer is old and brittle, it doesn’t take much stress to make it leak.
Many plumbers make a big mistake when they are looking for leaks in the drainage system of a kitchen sink. I’ve seen numerous good plumbers make the same mistake when they were testing out new installations and when they were looking for leaks in existing plumbing. They frequently fail to fill the sink to capacity before looking for the leaks.
Slip-nut leaks don’t always occur every time water is drained past them. For example, if a kitchen faucet is turned on and the water runs directly from the faucet down the drain, there may not be enough pressure on the faulty slip-nut washer to create a drip. However, if the sink bowl is filled and all of the water is released at one time, the volume and pressure of the water can cause a significant leak at the weak joint.
Homeowners often fill their sinks to the capacity to wash dishes. When they release the water, leaks can occur that a plumber will never find without filling the sink with water. This can cause a plumber to tighten the slip nuts and leave the job, satisfied that the leak is fixed. But the next time the homeowner fills the sink to do dishes, the leak will reappear. This creates a callback for the plumber, aggravation for the homeowner, and lost money for the plumbing company.
When you are looking for leaks in the continuous waste of a sink, always fill the sink to capacity and release all of the water at one time. If you are working on a double-bowl sink, fill both bowls and release them simultaneously.
Finding a leak in a trap should be done with the same procedure that is used on continuous wastes. Fill the sink to capacity and release all of the water at once.
Drainage leaking problems
Kitchen sinks are prime targets for drainage problems. This is especially true when the sinks drain into older plumbing pipes, such as galvanized steel. Many foreign objects find their way into the drainage systems beneath kitchen sinks. Grease, however, is one of the largest contributors to drainage problems in the kitchen.
As a service plumber, I have removed rings, forks, knives, spoons, shampoo-bottle tops, bracelets, earrings, and even aerators from kitchen drains. With the crossbar strainers in modern sink drains, not nearly as many large objects fall into the drainage system as did in earlier years.
Most drainage problems in sinks are easy to troubleshoot. The trap is removed and inspected. If it is clear, the problem is normally in the trap arm or drain, and a snake will generally clear the obstruction. We are going to get into much more detail on clogged drains and vents. For now, it is enough to say that by removing the trap, and possibly sections of the tubular waste, you can eliminate the possibility of blockages in a kitchen sink.
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This blog was posted by Chambliss Plumbing in San Antonio