Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Archive for May, 2018

Why Does My Toilet Keep Running?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

toilet-with-button-flushThe title feels like the start of a bad prank phone call (back in days before the existence of caller ID), but it’s a plumbing issue homeowners run into frequently. A toilet is flushed, but instead of running for a minute afterward to fill up the tank through the feed line, it continues to run without stopping. This can be a minor problem or a serious one. You might be able to fix it yourself in a minute or so, or you may need to have a professional plumber see what the trouble is and repair it.

We’ll take a look at why a toilet might be running continuously and how a plumber in Andover, MA can put a stop to this major waste of water. Before checking for a problem or calling a plumber, shut off the valve on the feed line so the running water will stop.

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Sump Pump Not Working? Call to Get It Repaired!

Monday, May 7th, 2018

sump-pumpWhen spring arrives, the weather starts to turn warmer. But warmer weather isn’t always good news. Nor are heavy spring rains. Both of them can mean water flooding into the basements of homes. Water damage is expensive to remediate, and this is why many houses have sump pumps installed to automatically remove excess water from a basement or crawlspace. If your home doesn’t have a sump pump already installed, call us today and we can arrange to have one put in.

If you already have a sump pump, we hope you tested it early in the summer. This is easy to do. First turn on the pump and let it run briefly to make sure the motor works. (Don’t let it run too long without water in the sump, since this can cause the pump to overheat.) Then pour water down into the sump and make sure that the pump activates automatically and removes the water from the sump.

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