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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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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.

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Plumbing Estimates, Show Us To Get Price Instantly

How fast can you get plumbing estimates using Live Video Chat Pro Services?

Really fast, like there is no faster way to provide our customers an accurate estimate to date.

Live Video Chat Pro Services put our technicians face to face with price shopping customers faster than any other path. We believe the faster we can begin interacting with new customers the better. We have implemented Live Video Chat Pro Services by Video Chat A Pro to achieve this.

We offer to diagnose your plumbing problem with use of Live Video Chat Services so that we can see what you need repaired. The use of this service allows us to show up with the correct materials the first time, saving you time. The Live Video Chat Service allows us to service your homes plumbing more efficiently, while presenting repair options that fit your budget. Time is an important factor to our customers but saving both money and time interests them even more. There is no longer a need to pay high service diagnostic fees, to find out how much a your specific plumbing repair or replacement will cost. We want our customers to know how much we charge before we waste their time or ours.

Live Video Chat Pro Services allow us to perform onsite quality control inspections on every call to further provide better service to our customers. We use live Video Chat Pro Services to provide our technicians with onsite training to offer better workmanship to provide consistent plumbing repairs.

Live Video Chat Pro Service allows our customers to show our technicians the problems to build trust in our technician, learn about the problem and get accurate repair estimate. Live Video Chat Pro Service plumbing estimates require only between 10 and 20 minutes depending on how long the customer needs our consultation. Once estimate has been given a date and time can be chosen. We will show up on time with the proper materials to complete the plumbing repair or replacement.

Get your plumbing estimates through Can Do Plumbing the next time you need a local plumber in Lago Vista, Leander or Cedar Park areas.

Call Can Do Plumbing at 512-551-8227

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Plumbing Repair Price Over the Phone

You can now get a plumbing repair price over the phone with Can Do Plumbing. The most popular repair plumbers charge a service fee to come out and usually can not get there for a couple days. So you spend the whole day searching the internet looking for an estimate over the phone, leaving messages, waiting for plumbers to call you back. There are companies that offer free estimates to come out but they do not usually give prices over the phone.

We have decided to give the customer what they ask for, an estimate over the phone. We have implemented Live Video Chat Pro Services to give estimates at a lower cost and much faster than sending a service vehicle and a service technician to your home. To participate visit https://videochatapro.com/profiles/plumbers-can-do-plumbing to instantly schedule your plumbing repair service estimate. A direct link button can be found on our website https://www.candoplumber.com/.