Troubleshooting The Cold Water Sandwich

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One of the joys of a tankless water heater is having hot water on demand. It’s frustrating when the heater doesn’t deliver as promised and the water fluctuates between hot and cold. A common cause of this problem is something referred to as the “cold water sandwich.” What Is a Cold Water Sandwich? The term “cold water sandwich” is used to describe the phenomenon when you turn on your faucet and hot water begins to flow, to only be replaced by a moment of cold water before the water is hot again.…

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Guide To Bathroom Sink Trap Clogs

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Constant backups in a bathroom sink are often the result of a clog in the trap. Beneath the sink is a bend in the drainpipe, which is often referred to as a P-trap or J-trap due to its shape. Basics of Trap Function The bend in the trap is there specifically to hold a bit of water, so it is never meant to be fully empty and dry. The held water serves an important purpose — it creates a seal that prevents sewer gasses from coming up the line and backing up into your home.…

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Hydro Jetting: A Superior Choice For Drain Cleaning

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Are you debating about whether to schedule a traditional drain augering or a hydro jetting service for a backed-up main drain? The following can help you decide. Foul Odors Often Come Up the Drains Drains don’t have to be backing up to be a problem. Scum and food residue lining the sides of a drain pipe can lead to foul odors emanating from the drain, even if it empties easily. Further, this scum and residue can attract other issues, such as feeding drain flies.…

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