What causes the water temperature to change in the shower someone runs another water appliance in the house?

When you flush the toilet tank starts refilling by opening a valve. Water rushes through the opened valve and is diverted from the shower. Depending on how the piping is done and how wide the valve opens, more or less water is diverted form the shower and the effect is noticed

What is a pressure-balancing valve and why should I install it on my shower?

Pressure-balancing valves prevent change in temperatures. When a toilet is flushed elsewhere in the house, a faucet is opened,  and  the temperature changes in the shower . A simple device called a pressure-balancing shower valve can help you.

What would cause a water leak from a vent in the plumbing system?

Water should not leak from your vent system. The only water that should be in your vent system should be the occasional storm water after a big storm.

What could contribute to a high water bill besides pipes leaks?

Almost eighty percent of all leaks in plumbing systems are found in the toilet tank. Toilet tank leaks usually result from worn parts or improper alignment of some part of the flushing system. It is important to stop the leak happening.

What makes my plumbing & drain pipes noisy?

This issue is usually caused by the water lines not being isolated. It can be easily fixed if your water lines are easy to access.

Why does my hot unit smell like rotten eggs?

The common cause of “smelly water” is a non-toxic sulfate reducing bacteria.

The easiest treatment available is the shock-chlorination of the system. This is a surface treatment, and mostly requires repeated trials in heavily infected systems.

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Why does my toilet empty itself?

Poor venting or no venting of the toilet fixture causes the toilet to empty itself. Vents allow for airflow to the toilet sewage system. Without the vent, air pockets form in the waste branches, which cause what, is called back-siphonage.

Why does my toilet to fill up with hot water?

The reason you may have hot water in your toilet is due to a bad flapper in the toilet tank or a bad fill valve. When you have a mixing valve on your toilet to stop condensation from occuring, some hot water is introduced into the cold water line to warm the water, but when the water just seeps a little at a time the hot water dominates the cold and you get a tank of hot water.

Why does my hot water system not work like it used to?

This is due to a sediment build up in your tank. When hot water systems get older, they accumulate sediment and lime deposits. If these deposits are not removed periodically, the sediment will create a barrier between the burner and the water, greatly reducing the hot water systems performance level.

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Why does a hot water system run out of hot water faster than normal?

If your water heater is running cold frequently then several things could be happening. Firstly, check the showe rhead volume to make sure they are not too quick. A new shower head puts out about 2.5 gallons of water a minute. . Working with the shower head would double shower length. In some cases, the dip tube on the cold-water inlet has broken or is worn down.