Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the most common questions that Paul the Plumber gets from customers. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact our team.
Why isn't my well pump creating pressure?
There are a few potential reasons why your well pump might not be creating pressure. One possibility is that there's something blocking the water from flowing properly, like a clog in the pipes. Another possibility is that there's something wrong with the pump itself, such as a broken valve. If you're unsure what's causing the problem, it's a good idea to call a plumber for help.
What signs indicate that your well pump is broken?
There are several signs that indicate your well pump is broken. One of the first signs is a diminishment in water pressure - if you're no longer able to produce enough pressure for your appliances, then you most likely have a broken pump. Another sign is loud sounds coming from the pump itself - it could be clanging or screeching sounds. Finally, if your pump is leaking water or producing a dark puddle, then it's definitely broken.
What is the dark sludge that clogs drain pipes?
The dark sludge that clogs drain pipes is corrosion. It's an indication that something in your water isn't clean, which might be caused by having too many minerals in it. If you have a broken well pump, then the corrosion could get into your piping and cause problems there. You should call a plumber to inspect it if there's any significant build-up.
Why is my air conditioner on but not cooling?
There are a few reasons why your air conditioner might be on but not cooling. One possibility is that the unit is frozen - if there's ice built up on the coils, then the air won't be able to flow through it properly. Another possibility is that there's something blocking the airflow, like a dirty filter. Finally, it's possible that your thermostat is set too high - if you're trying to use it in an area that's not hot enough, then the air conditioner won't work. You should call a cooling expert for help if you have any problems with your AC.
How can I tell if my air conditioner is leaking Freon?
One way to tell if your air conditioner is leaking Freon is through smell. If it emits a chemical smell, then there might be a leak, and you'll need to get your AC repaired as soon as possible. You can also check for leaks visually by looking for discoloration or puddles of liquid on the floor near the AC unit. Finally, you can test for leaks by using a special tool that registers escaping Freon. If you have any suspicions that your AC is leaking, contact an HVAC specialist for help.
How long can a furnace run without a filter?
It's not recommended to run a furnace without a filter for very long, as it can cause the system to overheat. However, most furnaces can run for a few days without a filter before there are any problems. If you're unsure whether or not your furnace has a filter, check the owner's manual or contact the manufacturer. It's always a good idea to have a filter in place, as it helps to keep your furnace running efficiently.
What should the age of your heating system be before it's replaced?
It's a good idea to get your furnace replaced when it hits 20 years old. This is because most furnaces' parts only last for about 20 years, and if you've reached that age, then there's a good chance some of the components need to be replaced. However, older systems can also fail earlier if they're not properly maintained, so it's important to schedule regular maintenance checks. You should also consider replacing your furnace if it's not heating your home as efficiently as it used to. Talk to a heating specialist to find out if it's time for a replacement.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or schedule an appointment for service. Our team is here and ready to help!