Frequently asked questions

Find the answers to our customers' most common plumbing questions.

Answering Your Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

The Plumbing Paramedics provides comprehensive plumbing services in your area. Whether you have slow drains or need emergency plumbing services, we're here for you. Our fully insured and trained plumbers quickly diagnose and repair your plumbing problems. We offer plumbing installations, replacements, repairs, and maintenance. Our team is here to answer your most frequently asked questions about plumbing problems. Contact us today if you have any more questions.

Q Is a tankless water heater more efficient than a traditional tank water heater?
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Yes, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, "homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand water heaters can be 24%-34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters. They can be 8%-14% more energy efficient for homes that use a lot of hot water -- around 86 gallons per day" The agency states that these savings can be further increased by having a water heater at every hot water outlet, and by the longer average life expectancy of tankless water heaters when compared to traditional ones which are 20+ years and 10-15 respectively.

Q Do you offer anything if my power turns off because I am afraid of my basement flooding?
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Yes, we offer a variety of battery backup sump pump systems with dedicated alarms that notify you via text or email if your primary pump is not working.

Q Every morning, I turn the shower on for two minutes before it's hot. Is there anything I can do?
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Yes, our technicians can easily add a recirculation line and pump to provide instant hot water at your furthest fixtures away from your water heater.

Q How do free plumbing estimates benefit me?
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A free estimate guarantees that we will provide the highest quality services without pushy sales tactics. Our free estimates benefit you by inspecting your plumbing issues onsite and offering an honest pricing estimate.

Q What are the most common plumbing problems
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We understand almost every homeowner faces plumbing issues at some point. The most common plumbing problems include:

  • Clogged toilets or drains
  • Broken garbage disposal
  • Leaky pipes
  • Running toilets
  • Low or no water pressure
  • Sewer system backup
  • Slow draining sink
  • Water heater issues

Q Why can't I unclog drains without a professional?
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Do-it-yourself methods of repairing plumbing problems usually aren't a complete solution. If you pour harsh chemicals down your drain or try to snake drains without a professional, you may cause more harm than repair. Our professionals know the best ways to approach every type of plumbing problem. We'll never use chemicals that create slime in your pipes or snake your drain to only reach surface clogs. Let us step in and offer professional plumbing help.

Q Do you have financing options?
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Yes, we offer many different consumer financing options through Wells Fargo. We offer a wide range of financing options from 0% for 12 months to 0% for 60 months, and you can get instantly approved on our website.

Q Do you offer water treatment and water softener service?
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Yes. We offer various water treatments, from a water softener to a reverse osmosis drinking water system. We can help determine the best water treatment products for your home.

Q Do you need to flush your water heater?
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Yes! The manufacturer recommends that your water heater is flushed from sediment once per year. Only a half inch of sediment in the bottom of your water heater can reduce the efficiency by up to 35%. Our Paramedics Home Health Check PHHC is the best way to stay on top of your home's plumbing. For only $89.00/year, you get a whole house plumbing inspection and complimentary water heater flush.

Q Do you charge for after-hours calls?
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No! Plumbing emergencies happen at all times. Our repair costs don't change based on the day of the week or time of day.

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Contact us today for your plumbing needs.

The Plumbing Paramedics always offers free estimates and never uses pushy sales tactics. We're here for you for all your plumbing needs. Our licensed, bonded, and trained plumbers will answer your questions and perform plumbing services that exceed your expectations. You can count on us to ensure your plumbing is working at optimal levels. Contact us today.