Rentmeister Total Home Service Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

What to Do in Case of a Burst Pipe in Winter

Monday, February 5th, 2024

One of the worst things you can face in the wintertime as far as your home goes is busted pipes. Without enough insulation and protection, your pipes can freeze and burst when temperatures dip below freezing. 

If a pipe bursts in your home, you have to act fast to reduce the amount of damage. This includes calling our team to schedule an appointment with an emergency plumber in Layton. You can keep reading to learn more about the steps you need to take if a pipe freezes and bursts in your home during the winter season.

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What Can I Do About a Toilet That Runs Continuously?

Monday, May 15th, 2023
toilet in bathroom

If you have a toilet in your home that runs constantly, it could be costing you hundreds of dollars every month on your water bill. Your toilet should fill up with water again after each flush. But until someone flushes the toilet another time, you should not hear the sound of running water. 

If you do, that means your toilet is using water more frequently than it should. You may be wondering what causes a toilet to run, and our team is here to help answer your questions.

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2 Major Signs Your Garbage Disposal Needs to Be Replaced

Monday, April 17th, 2023

If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, you may have grown to rely upon it for rinsing food particles down the drain without worry. But what happens when your garbage disposal starts to act up and needs to be replaced? Ideally, you want to stay ahead of a garbage disposal replacement so that you don’t have to go any period of time without the valuable addition to your kitchen. 

The trick to this is knowing the signs that your garbage disposal is having problems and may need to be replaced. We are highlighting a couple of major concerns that can indicate your garbage disposal has reached the end of its life. If you’re unsure, you’re always welcome to give us a call for an in-home assessment, and we can either fix any potential problems or offer a replacement option instead. 

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Do Water Softeners Help Your Home Health?

Monday, April 3rd, 2023
Tapwater flowing into a kitchen sink and down the plughole.

A water softener is a system that gets installed to filter water before it ever enters your home. The ideas that if you have hard water, the high mineral content gets filtered out before ever entering your plumbing system. The questions that we get a lot include: Are water softeners necessary? Do they really do that much to improve home health? 

The short answer is, yes. If you’re interested in a water softener in Ogden, our team can help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of water softeners for home health, so that you have a better understanding of the investment.

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What’s Wrong With My Garbage Disposal? 3 Common Problems

Monday, February 20th, 2023
person's hands washing lettuce in the kitchen sink

If your kitchen sink has a garbage disposal, you probably depend on it pretty heavily when cooking and doing dishes. Sure, you probably know that you can’t put just anything down your disposal, but it definitely comes in handy. So what happens when your garbage disposal is having problems? You might be panicked and start looking for an immediate solution. 

Thankfully, the more common garbage disposal problems have fairly simple solutions when it comes to addressing and also preventing them. If you need garbage disposal repair in Layton, our team can help. In the meantime, you can read on to learn about three common problems we see with garbage disposals. 

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What Counts as a Plumbing Emergency?

Monday, February 6th, 2023
Professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.

You can’t predict when a plumbing emergency might pop up. That’s what makes it an emergency. But it is possible to watch for signs that you have plumbing issues and stay ahead of emergencies. Of course, it’s always possible that surprises will pop up. After all, a majority of your home’s plumbing isn’t visible because it’s inside your walls, ceilings, and in the foundation of your home.

And plumbing emergencies never happen at a convenient time. You may come home to find a leak that is out of control, or go to turn on your water and find out that it’s not working. If you need assistance with your plumbing in Salt Lake City, our team is here to help. In the meantime, you can read on to learn the difference between a plumbing emergency and a less serious plumbing problem. 

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Why Water Softeners Are Necessary and Why You Need One

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Investing in home appliances is a big decision. When you’re making that kind of investment, you want to know exactly how the appliance works and what it offers your home and family. A water softener is a smart investment, no doubt. But it is also expensive. 

If your home has particularly hard water, a water softener can protect your home and offer greater comfort to your family. Sure, you can get by without one. But once you know how a water softener works, you won’t want to live another day without one. If you’re interested in a water softener in Ogden, our team can help. Before you give us a call, read on to learn more about why water softeners are necessary for homes with hard water.

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Why Is My Toilet Running?

Monday, December 12th, 2022
toilet in bathroom

When you flush your toilet, it’s normal to hear the water run for a short time after that as the tank refills. But what happens if your toilet continues to run once the tank is full? You shouldn’t hear running water from your toilet if someone didn’t flush it. 

When you hear running water at other times, it’s a sign that something is wrong. If you have a running toilet in Layton, it may not seem like a big deal as long as it’s still working the way it should. But allowing your toilet to continue running can cause more damage and run up your water bill significantly. 

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Year

Monday, September 19th, 2022
frozen pipes

If you’ve ever dealt with frozen pipes, then you know it’s a problem you’d like to avoid at all costs. Fall is here and winter is just around the corner. When the temperatures reach their coldest this winter season, you need to be prepared for preventing frozen pipes. Not only are frozen pipes a short-term problem when it comes to accessing water in your home, but they are also a long-term problem when you consider potential damage to your plumbing. 

If you need plumbing services in Layton, UT, our team is here to help. We have experts who can troubleshoot any plumbing problem and offer advice for preventing future problems. We don’t want your pipes to freeze this winter, but if they do you can call us for that, too. In the meantime you can learn more about the steps for preventing frozen pipes so you can plan ahead this winter. 

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Key Ways to Help Your Kitchen Plumbing

Monday, January 10th, 2022
Clearing of blocked hammered polluted black metal U siphon for wash basin, sanitary devices, plumbing fixtures red special means cleanser with bubbles. For labels of cleaners, printed materials

Your plumbing system is one of the most important systems that you have in your home. Unfortunately, most people only realize the importance of their plumbing when they have an upset. Your kitchen plumbing is vital. Having any type of mishap here can throw off your entire day and affect the way your home functions. If you want to ensure that you can get great plumbing operation, then you need a reliable plumber. We’re a team you can turn to. 

We’re HVAC and kitchen plumbing experts in Clearfield, UT. We also understand that passing along the right information to the homeowners we work with is just as important as providing the right installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance. This is why we make sure our team members are equipped to do it all. We’ll get into some vital kitchen plumbing tips below…

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