Plumbing FAQ

There is a lot to know about the plumbing within a home and just a little bit of knowledge can go a long way when it comes to figuring out what is wrong. Here are some frequently asked questions that will help detect all kinds of plumbing issues within your home.

A: The normal water pressure in a home is anywhere between 30 and 60 psi (pounds per square inch). As a general rule, the water pressure should not exceed 60 psi. A reading under 30 psi is usually a sign that there is a leak.
A: Turn off all the water fixtures inside your home and then go outside to your water meter. Look at the dials for a few minutes and check if any of them are moving. Any movement will indicate a water leak and if there is no leak, those dials should remain still.
A: This is a sign that there is a clog in the main sewer line.
A: This could be caused by changes in pressure, a bad ballcock assembly on a toilet or a faucet that contains a loose washer.
A: Electric water heaters have an electric line connected to the top part while a gas water heater is equipped with an exhaust vent on its top. There are also gas lines connected to gas water heaters at its base.
A: A residential home that has a family of anywhere from one to four people should be able to make due with a 40-gallon tank. However, homes with larger tubs or more frequent shower usage can ensure plenty of hot water with a 60-gallon tank.
A: Age is always a prime indicator. Any heater that 10 years of age or older should be replaced. Leaking water heaters should also be replaced while minor problems like knocking could be fixed with a simple repair.

Any kind of questions you have regarding your home’s plumbing can be answered by the team at Ammons Superior Plumbing. Our Charlotte plumbing service is designed to fix all types of problems in a short amount of time while also providing affordable pricing.