Frequently Asked Questions

Usually drains are clogged because people are not careful of what they put in them, especially in the kitchen. Other drains, like in the bathroom, get clogged because of the oil residue from soaps, shampoos and hair. It is recommended that you are conscious of what you put down your drains and treat them regularly with a drain cleaner such as Bio-Clean.
A dripping faucet can be rather annoying as you sit and hear the drip, drip, drip sound of water drops hitting the bottom of the sink. Besides being an annoyance, dripping faucets waste water and increases monthly water bills. There are sseveral factors such as Worn Out O-Rings, Incorrect sizes, worn out seals/gasket, and corrosion.
Be sure to overlap sliding doors correctly when you close them. The inner door should be closest to the faucet. If you have a shower curtain rather than a door, make sure you close it completely when you shower, or add a splash guard. Seal a leaking frame by running a small bead of caulk around the inside of the frame. Force the caulk into any gaps between the frame and the shower surround. Quickly wipe away all the excess caulk. When the caulk dries, test for leaks again.
If your toilet is running, you're potentially wasting gallons of water a day. But don't despair! Call Ray-Z Plumbing & Heating for a quick and affordable fix.
Although there are many band-aid solutions to clogge drains and leakey faucets, it is recommended that you have it evaluated by plubmer who would provide you with professional guidance and permenant solution to save you money on the long-run.
Most of the time when you hear a banging faucet it is actually a defective washer allowing the water increased water pressure through the pipes. For the homeowner, sometimes these are easy to fix, sometimes not.
Tankless water heaters, also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed. They don't produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can save you money.
It is a legitimate concern when you notice low water pressure in your home or office. Low water pressure can be caused by many things. Simple problems like the shut-off valve being closed or a faucet being blocked can cause low water pressure. More serious issues like plumbing blockages or water leaks decrease water pressure, too. There are multiple causes to low water pressure, but there are many ways that you can troubleshoot this problem. There may be more than one cause to your problem, so it is a good idea to check multiple areas..
Most water heaters are storage models. These are insulated tanks holding 20 to 120 gallons with either electric heating elements or gas burners. The storage tank stratifies with hot water at the top and cold incoming water at the bottom, so that as you draw off hot water (from the top), you get consistently hot water until the hot water is nearly depleted.
To address the issue of standby heat loss and running out of hot water, tankless water heaters (also referred to as demand water heaters) were developed decades ago. These are sometimes (especially in other countries) installed at the point of use, say in a bathroom, but in this country they are usually installed centrally in place of standard, storage water heaters.