Does Your Water Heater Sound Like A Popcorn Popper?

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Euless, Texas
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Does Your Water Heater Sound Like A Popcorn Popper?  This is a sign of excessive sediment buildup in the water heater tank.  Not only will sediment cause this noise, but it will reduce the efficiency of your hot water heater.  Titan Plumbing Service of Fort Worth, Texas can diagnose your water heater and determine if cleaning is cost effective or a water heater replacement is in order.

Titan Plumbing Service has diagnosed water heater issues for its clients in Southlake, Westover Hills and North Richland Hills.  Many times it is more cost effective to let us do a new water heater installation as opposed to performing a thorough cleaning.  The average life span for a water heater is between 10 to 12 years.  If a water heater tank is drained at least yearly, chances are Titan Plumbing Service can simply drain the water heater tank and remove the sediment.

In severe cases when your water heater is sounding like a popcorn machine it will be more cost effective to replace the hot water heater.  Normally the sediment has built up so badly that it cannot be removed in a cost effective manner.  Not to mention it can actually cause the glass lining to crack and lead to a leaking water heater tank.  This sound will be heard in either an electric water heater or a gas water heater.

Residential water heaters do not provide an access port for a thorough cleaning, the access ports are very small and cleaning a residential water heater can take hours, thus the reason for a new water heater installation.

In many cases when Titan Plumbing Service replaces a water heater we install a sediment filter prior to the water heater, this will prolong the life of the hot water heater and reduce the sediment buildup.

A Bradford White water heater as well as a Rheem water heater is manufactured to reduce sediment buildup, however they will not completely eliminate the sediment.  Did you know that a Bradford White water heater is the only water heater that is made in the USA? Call Titan Plumbing Service, we will inspect your water heater and give an estimate for sediment removal or replacement.

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Titan Plumbing Service Inc.
Euless, Texas
817-480-6856

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Toilet; Comfort, Design and Performance!

Titan Plumbing Service Inc.
Euless, Texas
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Toilet; Comfort, Design and Performance!  If you follow my blogs you notice I have a tendency to write about the toilet a lot.  You may ask yourself, why?  In my opinion the toilet is one of the most important bathroom plumbing fixtures in our home.  With that said it is imperative we keep it performing efficiently, be comfortable and have a stylish design as well.  I will touch on these issues below.

Comfort.  Of course comfort is purely subjective; however there are accessories we can add to a toilet to make it more comfortable.  One of the simplest ways to do this is with the seat.  Today we have a wide selection of toilet seats; there are soft close seats and even seats that integrate a bidet set-up.  Some of the bidet seats will heat the toilet seat itself and even have air drying functions too.  Kohler and Toto make soft close seats as well as Church.  Probably the best known bidet seat is Toto, Toto manufactures a quality bidet seat with options ranging from cordless remote control to warm air dying to several different washing options.  Another way to make your toilet more comfortable is with the height, today we can choose a “comfort height” toilet this toilet is slightly taller, making it easier to sit down and get up.

Design.  Again design is a personal choice as well.  However design in some cases can play into how well the toilet flushes.  With most of the budget priced toilets the design will be lacking as you might imagine as well as the performance or you can choose the Toto Neorest toilet for the utmost in contemporary design and be assured of top performance.  The plumbing fixture manufacturers have responded to meet every design taste and budget, along with improved performance.  The leading manufacturers are Kohler, Toto, American Standard, Vortens, Crane and Gerber.

Performance.  This includes sanitary performance as well.  The leading manufacturers have placed an emphasis on performance in all areas.  Of course flushing and cleaning is a major factor in your buying decision.  Pay close attention to these key areas.  Is the toilet WaterSense certified, does it have a fully glazed trapway and does it have a dual flush system.

The WaterSense certification helps consumers identify water-efficient products and programs that meet WaterSense water efficiency and performance criteria. Products carrying the WaterSense label perform well, help save money, and encourage innovation in manufacturing.

The Fully Glazed Trapway will help in preventing waste from adhering to the internal part of the toilet where the waste is dispensed to the sanitary plumbing system in your home.

Dual Flush Toilets are a relatively new design that allows you to choose the amount of water used to flush.  You can choose as little as .6 gallons for liquid disposal or as much as 1.6 gallons for solid disposal.

Titan Plumbing Service of Fort Worth has provided assistance in choosing the right toilet for the right application to many of its clients in Bedford, Southlake and Colleyville.  Whether you choose a Kohler toilet, American Standard toilet, Toto toilet or any of the other manufacturers toilets you can rest assured Titan Plumbing Service will be able to install and help maintain your toilet for years to come.

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Titan Plumbing Service Inc.
Euless, Texas
817-480-6856

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Does Your Flapper Leak In Your Toilet Tank?

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Euless, Texas
817-480-6856

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Does Your Flapper Leak In Your Toilet Tank?  As simple as it may seem the flapper can allow a considerable amount of water to be lost daily.  If you hear your toilet filling on its own throughout the day this is an indication that your flapper may be leaking.  Each time you hear your toilet re-fill it can be wasting as much as 3 gallons of water.  There are several factors that lead to a toilet flapper leaking, one is the amount of chlorine in your water and another is in-tank bowl cleaners.

One of the issues Titan Plumbing Service of Fort Worth finds is incorrectly fitting flappers.  Not all flappers are created the same, for instance Kohler toilets, Toto toilets, American Standard toilets, etc. all use different types of flappers.  Another issue is crinkled/wrinkled flappers; this is normally caused by too much chlorine.  Not to mention different types for 1.6 gallon toilets and the older higher capacity toilets.  A toilet flapper is not designed to last forever.

Not only does the flapper keep water in your toilet tank, but it also insures you will get the proper flush.  Timing is everything!

Titan Plumbing Service has corrected these issues for our clients in Fort Worth, Hurst, Euless, Bedford and many other areas as well.  Many times when we correct these issues the savings in water will offset the cost of the plumbing repair.

Along with the flapper there are several other toilet parts that insure you will have a good flush and save water at the same time.

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Euless, Texas
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Go Green with Your Garbage Disposal!

Titan Plumbing Service Inc.
Euless, Texas
817-480-6856

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Go Green with Your Garbage Disposal and reduce your carbon footprint!  With your garbage disposal you help reduce food waste introduced into the landfill.  Landfills are a significant source of greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide emissions.  Your garbage disposer is capable of reducing the food waste sent to the landfill, the waste will be sent to a water treatment plant and many are capable of recycling the waste into renewable energy.

Titan Plumbing Services of Fort Worth, Texas can inspect your garbage disposer and determine if it’s the most efficient model to allow you to Go Green!  And, Titan Plumbing Service can install a new more efficient garbage disposer to help you take advantage of this exciting way of reducing your carbon footprint.  Titan Plumbing Service can help you with all green products in the plumbing industry, just ask!  We have already done this for many of our customers in the Fort Worth, Euless, Bedford, and Arlington areas.

With a new efficient garbage disposer you can put many different types of food down your garbage disposal and rest assured you’re doing the right thing for the Earth and at the same time not worry about plumbing issues associated with clogged drains of the past.  The new efficient garbage disposals virtually liquefy the food waste thus allowing it to safely flow into the sewer or septic tank.  This also allows you to enjoy a cleaner more hygienic kitchen.

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Euless, Texas
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Is Your Toilet Leaking Water?

Titan Plumbing Service Inc.
Euless, Texas
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Is Your Toilet Leaking Water?

Is Your Toilet Leaking Water?  The toilet can be the biggest water wasting bathroom plumbing fixture.  Not only does this cost you for the water; but also for waste disposal and sewer charges, as these are included on your water bill.

Titan Plumbing Service of Fort Worth, Texas is ready to accurately diagnose why your toilet is leaking and repair the problem right the first time.  There can be many reasons for a leaking toilet; some can be as simple as a deteriorated toilet flapper or as complex as a Kohler toilet flush valve.  Titan Plumbing Service has the experience to accurately diagnose your toilet problem and make the repairs.  In many cases the repair will pay for itself many times over.

Toilet flappers can play an important role in how the toilet flush.  Not all flappers are created equal, for instance a flapper for Toto toilets will not fit Kohler toilets.

Another very important thing to remember is to not use the in-tank cleaners, most manufacturers will void their warranty if chlorine based cleaners are used in the tank.  The use of chlorine based cleaners will prematurely breakdown the rubber and plastic parts in the tank.

Another reason for a leaking toilet is the water valve.  Many toilets use the same toilet parts, however using the incorrect toilet parts can actually cause the toilet to use more water, therefore putting a strain of our water resources.

Titan plumbing Service is concerned with you allowing water and money to pour down the drain.  We are prepared to perform the proper toilet repair.

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Titan Plumbing Service Inc.
Euless, Texas
817-480-6856

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