Bear Plumbing Commercial Services – FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

 

Our clients often consult with us regarding a variety of plumbing issues. For your convenience, we have provided you with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our plumbing
services. Please be aware that this information is for educational purposes only. We suggest you contact us for our expert opinion regarding our plumbing services or any issues you may have.

1. What causes hot water leaks and do you repair them?

Corrosion is normally the main cause of hot water leaks. It is important to have these leaks repaired as quickly as possible. Otherwise, its structural integrity will be compromised requiring additional parts or a complete water heater replacement. Please contact us or schedule an appointment online.


2. How long does a hot water heater typically last?

Most of the hot water heaters being manufactured nowadays are increasingly being built with lower grade components to allow for an economically priced tank. The result is a unit that won’t last much longer than its warranty period on average. So you guessed it, the warranty is one of the primary selection factors you should be aware of when choosing your new hot water heater.The lifecycle of a hot water heater system depends on several factors including quality workmanship, performing periodic maintenance and environmental conditions. Our technicians can recommend the most efficient and cost effective water heater system for your facility. Please contact us or schedule an appointment online.


3. Which is more cost effective, an electric or a gas hot water heater?

Typically, gas hot water heaters are more energy efficient and cost effective than electric units. However, your facility must be in an area that has gas service and there are other safety precautions that need to be considered. Please contact us or schedule an appointment online.


4. Should I insulate my hot water heater?

We suggest hot water heaters be insulated by qualified personnel. Insulating the hot water heater will help prevent wasted energy from heat loss resulting in a lower energy bill. Please contact us or schedule an appointment online.


5. Does the hot water heater need to be periodically serviced?

We recommend having your hot water heater periodically flushed twice per year to eliminate any accumulated rust or sediment that can damage the hot water tank. Contact us or schedule an online appointment.


6. What causes pipes to rattle when water is turned on or off?

IThis problem is most likely caused by a worn washer in a faucet or an improperly installed pipe somewhere in the plumbing system. This issue is usually easily resolved. Please contact us or schedule an online appointment.


7. What should I do if I notice green particles on the copper pipes?

This is usually an indication that there is a plumbing problem that is causing the copper pipes to corrode. To prevent damage to your plumbing system, please contact us or schedule an appointment online.


8. Do you provide backflow device testing?

Yes, we are certified for backflow device testing and prevention. Please contact us or schedule an appointment online.


9. Are low flow toilets reliable?

Low flow toilets can be an excellent choice to meet water conservation requirements. For information on installation, repair and maintenance please contact us or schedule an online appointment.


10. Why causes a sink to drain slowly?

11. What should I do if plunging doesn’t fix the toilet?

When a toilet does not respond to a plunger it will need servicing from a professional plumber. Please contact us or schedule an appointment online..