Answering Plumbing FAQs (Part Two) - Parker & Sons

There were just so many important plumbing FAQs we felt we had to answer, that we are back for a part two! Plumbing is a part of everyday life. It is something we all depend on. Did you know that advancements in plumbing attributed greatly to the establishment of modern society? And yes, most people know very little about plumbing. Luckily we have plumbing experts around, like those that work at Parker & Sons.

Q: What is a tankless water heater?

A: A tankless water heater is a newer type of sophisticated water heater that is capable of delivering piping hot water at a moment’s notice. Traditional water heaters have large tanks of water which they keep at a high temperature. When the tank is empty, you have to wait for it to refill and reheat. Tankless water heaters are typically more expensive to have initially installed, but they can end up saving a homeowner money in the long run?

Q: Is there a difference between soft and hard water?

A: This is a particularly important question for the residents of the Southwest United States. Here we have very hard water or water with high mineral content. While hard water does not pose any health risks, it can be bad for you plumbing system. It is recommended that all homes in Phoenix use a water softening system. If you would like to learn more about having a modern water softener installed, simply click here to contact us. We would be delighted to help!

Q: How can I eliminate the odor coming from my garbage disposal

A: An important quality of life issue. To eliminate the odor, you can put ice cubes or citrus peels down the garbage disposal and run it for several seconds. Citrus peels can contribute to clogs, so make sure you run hot water at the same time, and avoid putting anything else in the garbage disposal for 10-15 minutes.

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