Frequently Asked Questions
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If you think you have a leak in your home, there’s an easy way you can check. Go out to your water meter and record the level. Make sure no one uses any water for a few hours, then go back and check the meter again (it’s easiest to do this when everyone goes to bed, then check it again first thing in the morning). If the level has changed, you probably have a leak – call Mizu Solutions (M) Sdn Bhd to have it taken care of right away!
Yes. Water leaking out of your pipes or fixtures will eventually cause enough corrosion that even a pinhole-sized leak can eventually grow and potentially cause damage to your home.
The required horsepower for your sump pump is determined by the area of drainage connected to the sump, the depth of groundwater, the depth of the basement, and a few other factors (most homes use a 1/3 hp pump).
Yes! Not only do leaks get larger with age (see above) but they can also potentially cause damage to your home. Leak detection and repair offers a number of other benefits, including:
- Reduced or eliminated water loss
- Reduced risk of damage associated with leaks
- Reduced need for emergency repairs
- Reduced need for water treatment and pressurisation
You really shouldn’t put ANYTHING down your toilet bowl, except what’s supposed to go down there. Avoid putting in things like:
- Sanitary products or diapers
- Cat litter
- Baby wipes, napkins, facial tissue or paper towels. While these will flush fine, they don’t break down the way toilet tissue does and will cause clogs or damage your septic system.
A well maintained gas water heater should last you about 8-12 years. An electric water heater will last longer, around 10-15 years. A tankless water heater will last you even longer than that! That said, you should think about having your water heater replaced if you notice any of the following signs:
- Rust colored water
- Lack of hot water
- Moisture or flooding around the base of your water heater
If you are on a well, the hard water can limit your water heater’s lifespan. Water softening or installing a water conditioner will help extend the life of your water heater.