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Toilet Repair

New Toilets? Tips to choose the best toilet.

The toilet is working everyday of the year, even if you are unaware of it.

Yes, that’s right the toilet is always working. The toilet tank is made up of various components that allow water to fill, water to pass, and water to stay.

Toilet Fill Valve

The various components direct water to fill the tank with water and is known as the fill valve. The component used in the toilet tank that controls the level of water that the fill valve allows to enter is known as a float and connects to the fill valve.

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Older toilets utilized a float that consisted of a metal rod with a metal or plastic ball fixed to the end of the rod that pushed a button at the top of the fill valve to open and close the fill valve. The fill valve also contains a device known as a vacuum breaker that prevents the water from being siphoned from the toilet tank back into the potable water system and is above the water level in the toilet tank.

Trap Primer

The component that serves as a form of tank overflow is know as the trap primer. The trap primer tube is connected to the fill valve and allows water to fill the trap while the tank is filling. This component also acts as a vent to allow air to enter the flush valve as the toilet flushes. The component that is used to flush the toilet is the same component that acts a vent.

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Toilet Flapper

The device that directs the proper amount of water to travel from the tank to the bowl is known as the flapper. The flapper is designed to follow the water down as it drains into the bowl and close the flush valve. As the water from the toilet tank fills the toilet bowl the toilet flushes and all the water in the bowl drains or leaves the toilet bowl.

Slow Flushing Toilets

Slow flushing toilets can be a result of mineral build up in the toilet bowl and the passages that allow water and air to travel.

Clogged Toilet

Clogging toilets can be a result of worn trap ways and even build up in the toilet trap way that reduces the size of the trap way.

Better or Worse Toilets

The differences between toilets making them better or worse is the diameter of the trap way. The bigger the trap diameter the more likely your stool will make it through. Most toilets have glazed trap ways to provide a smooth surface for the solids to slide through, how ever small trap ways allow you stool to sand the glazing off after years of different stool rubbing their way through the trap. Larger poops require larger traps to pass through, however that is not how toilets are sold. Most cheap toilets are trap sizes 2” and the more expensive toilets are 2 1/8” trap way. The larger trap way allows for a better experience from your toilet and are less likely to clog due to large loads. Also, the movement of the water through the bowl as Kohler calls Class 5 or Toto Tornado more effective flushing systems.

Flush System Type

Flush system refers to the type and size of the flush valve. These higher quality toilets also have larger flush valves to allow water to move through much faster at a larger volume than the older toilets do. The dual flush toilets reduce the amount of water that is flushed by controlling the flush valve flapper to allow less water to pass through to the bowl.

Low Consumption Toilets

Low consumption toilets work better than older toilets because the water moves from the tank to the bowl pushing the waste though the trap way faster and at a larger volume. Toilets with smaller flush valve start to have problems because the water does not move through the toilet as efficiently as before. The years of mineral build up slows the water causing weak flush. The glazing begins to wear off and the toilet begins to clog after years of use

When your toilets start acting up, show us! Problem free flushing is just a click away.

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Why Choose Can Do Plumbing?

Licensed

Can Do Plumbing is a Texas State Licensed local plumbing repair company that has 23 years experience in all aspects of residential plumbing.

Customer Service

Our team of plumbers, plumbing apprentices and the office staff are customer service oriented and focused on providing the most reliable plumbing repairs at an affordable price. The team is trained by RMP-37591 and is in direct supervision at all times to gain training in the field. We offer many options to see your plumbing repair to price properly.

In Home or Video Chat Estimates

To date we offer 2 paths to see your plumbing problem the traditional path which requires a technician to drive out to diagnose the problem and provide repair options or a technological approach that saves time. With today’s technology we are now able to provide a path for you to show our plumbing repair estimator your plumbing problem to get an accurate price before we drive out. This new live video chat service is easy to use, it is sent to our customers as a text message and an email. There are no downloads and the service is accessed from a smart phone.

We encourage our customers to shop for the most valuable plumbing repair price before they invest time waiting for other plumbers to drive out. We aim to save you time and money on repair estimates.

Save Time and Money with Video Chat Estimates

We know that everyone is on a budget. And shopping for a plumber is frustrating and time consuming, so we are excited to offer plumbing estimates with live video chat as a path to save our customers time and money. When you choose live video chat to get price estimates, you save big time.


“You Instantly save up to 60% off the service diagnostic dispatch fee all reputable plumbers charge to come out.”


You Get price estimates and repair options in fractions of the time when you schedule and show our plumber your plumbing problem.


You Receive same day service tailored around your specific plumbing problem, meaning we show up with the proper repair parts the first trip.


Out of Town, No Problem!

We show you the plumbing problem before we begin the repair to present repair options to fix your plumbing problem and we show you the repair to get your final approval before payment is accepted.

Quality Control Inspections


We provide onsite training and quality control inspections to provide a high level of workmanship. We aim to provide a problem free plumbing repair when you hire us to repair your plumbing. We strive to provide a relaxed environment that you can ask questions and learn about your plumbing system. We invite you to show us your plumbing problems so we can better serve you.

Quality Materials and Warranties


The plumbing products we offer are warranted by the manufacture and we warrant our workmanship and the materials we use to install the plumbing products we offer. We do not choose materials based on the cheapest we can purchase, rather we purchase and install the most reliable plumbing products available. We take pride in providing quality plumbing repairs while using quality materials.

Discuss Your Families Needs

We listen to our customers needs when offering water heater replacements to provide options that fit the usage demands of our customers family. We learn what your needs are in the kitchen before offering garbage disposal replacements.

No Pushy Sales

We do not sell products or services you do not need. You will not find pushy plumbing salespeople here, only plumbers that offer repair solutions that fix the problem we are faced with. We are honored to serve Leander, Cedar Park and Lago Vista, TX communities.

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Water Heater Repair

Water Heater Upgrades

Did you know there are upgrades when it comes to your water heater for your home?

Electric Hybrid Water Heaters

There are options when it comes to your homes water heater and you can upgrade to different types of water heaters. Such as the Electric Hybrid water heater that uses a heat pump to exchange the ambient air temperature of the surrounding water heater room to heat the water. These water heaters provide two types of heating capabilities and when usage is in high demand the water heater automatically combines both types of heating capabilities. They are a traditional electric water heater combined with a heat pump to provide the most efficient water heating and the lowest energy consumption. We usually use A. O. Smith Hybrid Water Heaters.


Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters is a great option for someone looking for effciency, never ending hot water and length of life of the water heater. We do not recommend Electric tankless water heaters as the electrical consumption is much greater for smaller periods of time and the efficiency of the electric tankless water heater then is measured by the reduction of time spent heating the water. The perception of savings is quickly diminished by the length of time it takes for the hot water to travel to the tap.


Gas Tankless Water Heaters


Gas tankless water heaters are more efficient by design as the gas tankless water heater last longer and is service able. The propane gas and the natural gas model have hot water circulation capabilities that the electric models just can not provide. Many of the gas tankless models offer features that make the units user friendly while giving the homeowner more control of when the hot water circulation mode starts and stops. The gas tankless water heaters are designed to provide endless hot water at the highest energy star ratings making them upwards of 98% efficient. Many of these units a warranted upwards of 20 years and require minimal service or maintenance. Our favorite gas tankless water heater is Rinnai. Gas tankless water heaters make a great addition to your home while providing never ending hot water for all your family’s needs.

Can Do Plumbing offers water heater consultation and price estimates in person at your home or with live video chat while you show us from your home. To learn more about how we can help meet the demands of your families water heating needs contact us today.