Q: What might be the cause of recent increase in my water bill?
A: An increase in your water bill can often be traced to a leaking toilet. To investigate, remove the lid from the back of your toilet and see if the water in the tank is flowing into the overflow pipe, which is located in the middle of the tank and has a small tube attached to it. If your bill still increases, call Lee Company for assistance.
Q: Why is the water flow lower at some of my faucets?
A: Low water flow that occurs on a specific faucet is often due to clogging in the aerator, a small part at the end of the spout that mixes air with the water as it comes out. If you have low water pressure on all of your faucets, the water utility company could be providing low pressure to your entire neighborhood. If the problem continues, call Lee Company for assistance.
Q: What is the
white substance around my faucets and showerhead?
A: The chalky white substance that forms around faucets and showerheads is a build-up of mineral deposits from the water. You should have your water tested by Lee Company to see what can be done to prevent mineral deposits.
Q: What is the source of the rumbling sound coming from my
A: Rumbling sounds in your water heater could be an indication that water is getting trapped in sediment build-up on the bottom of the tank and boiling, resulting in decreased efficiency since heat isn’t able to transfer to the rest of the water in the tank. Many newer models of water heaters include a feature that prohibits this build-up of sediment. Lee Company can assess the problem and help you make a informed decision.
Q: How do I eliminate the odor coming from my garbage disposal?
A: Odors in garbage disposals occur from a build-up of food debris in the disposal. Lee Company can help offer solutions to resolve and prevent this problem.
Q: What happens when roots grow into the drain lines in my
A: Some types of pipe (such as concrete and PVC) are more susceptible to this problem than others, but if left undisturbed the roots from trees and shrubs will completely fill a penetrable pipe with hair-like roots. The pipe then clogs as the roots block the flow of debris, and cracks often form where roots enter the pipe. Eventually, the entire system will fail and need to be repaired or replaced. Lee Company can assist you in making a good decision in this situation.