UTAH’S EXPERT PLUMBERS
Black Diamond Experts is Utah’s Experts for your plumbing needs. We specialize in repair, install and replacement of water heaters, water softeners, toilets, faucets, showers, tubs and pipe repair. Our expert plumbers can solve your plumbing problems. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
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Water Heaters | Water Softeners and Water Hardness | Faucets | Toilets | Clogged Toilets | Leaks |Drains |Clogged Sinks
No one likes a cold shower. When your water heater fails we know the importance of getting your water heater working again. Hot water heater repair can be dangerous. Many hot water heaters use gas which can be explosive if not handled correctly. The water from the unit itself can also be dangerously hot and pose a burn risk. For these reasons we highly recommend having a professional from Black Diamond Experts come out to fix any water heater problem safely.
We can service all brands and models of water heaters. Some common problems that we deal with include:
- Re-lighting pilot lights for gas hot water heaters
- Flushing hot water heaters to remove sediment buildup
- Fixing water heater leaks
- Fixing the temperature of the hot water heater
- Resolving the issue of not enough hot water
- Resolving the issue of rusty colored water or black particles in the water
- Fixing slow to heat hot water heaters
Water Softener Installation & Water Hardness
Utah is known for having hard water (high levels of calcium, magnesium or other minerals in the water). The solution is a water softener system.
Hard water causes soaps and detergents to not dissolve fully and become less effective. The soap that doesn’t dissolve completely combines with the minerals in the hard water creating a thick soap deposit that gets left behind on dishes, showers, laundry, hair, and most anything that you wash in it. Hard water also has a negative effect on your plumbing, which can cause a build up of calcium in the pipes of your home, reducing water flow.
The solution to having hard water is to install a water softener system. Water softeners perform an ion exchange. They exchange the minerals in your hard water for something else, usually sodium, but in some cases potassium chloride.
Water softeners can be installed in a short amount of time by a trained plumbing technician from Black Diamond Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. By having an expert technician install your water softener you get the benefit of having it set up and programmed correctly.
Faucet Repair | Faucet Install
We can repair and or replace water faucets, showers, and spigots. Faucets are replaced for many reasons; overtime faucets can get worn out, they can develop leaks, come apart, become clogged with mineral build up. No matter the issue, Black Diamond Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air is your go to team for faucet installation and repair.
A clogged toilet can be nasty business. Few experiences compete with a clogged toilet, and it always seems to happen at the worst possible time. Regular cleaning will help keep the toilet drain free of debris. The best way to prevent toilet clogs is to only put in waste and toilet paper and avoiding anything else. Most clogged toilets result from flushing items that do not dissolve or break apart in water such as: wet wipes, diapers, feminine hygiene products, cotton-tipped swabs, dental floss and even toys.
Troubleshooting: A plunger is your friend. The best plungers shoot jets of water to clear the pipe. Not all plungers are made equally, to get an idea on the different types of plungers and learn which is the best plunger, visit our blog post on plungers. If that doesn’t work, call Black Diamond Experts and we’ll send an expert plumber to break up any clogs and get your pipes nice and clean.
A leaky faucet or dripping pipe can lead to costly repairs if they are not repaired in a timely manner. Over time, water left setting on counters from leaky fixtures can cause wood to rot and metal to rust. Water leaks can also be a sign of a clogged pipe, worn out gasket, or even a cracked pipe. Even small water leaks, if left unfixed, can lead to significant property damage and cause serious health risks.
Leaky pipes can lead to the growth of mold on walls, ceilings, floors and counter spaces. Certain types of mold build ups present substantial health risks, particularly for children, the elderly or those with respiratory illness. If you have mold in your home, call an environmental inspector.
Often times mold grows in places that are generally unseen. The easiest way to avoid mold is repair any leaks that may in the hidden places of your home. Sometimes it can be difficult to identify the source of a water leak, but our experts have the training and skills to find the root of the problem quickly. If you have a water leak, give us a call.
Few things cause more panic than the moment water stops going down the drain. Sinks, showers and toilets all clog for a variety of reasons and if left untreated can cause serious issues. Not to mention the nasty business of cleaning it up. Below are some of the common causes of clogged drains, along with methods you can use at home to avoid having to call a plumber. With that in mind, remember that some problems are best addressed by a professional. In such cases, call our expert Utah plumbers.
Clogged Bathroom Drains
Most bathroom drain clogs are the result of things like dirt, skin flakes, and hair which binds to soap scum on the pipe walls. Eventually, this accumulation constricts water flow. Many bathroom drain clogs occur close to the top of the drain and can be solved with household methods. However, moderate and severe drain clogs can become much more problematic if not professionally dislodged and cleaned. When simple drain cleaning solutions are no longer helping, don’t risk your plumbing infrastructure, call the expert plumbers at Black Diamond, and we will keep your water running smoothly.
Tip: Start by removing and cleaning the drain stopper. If you have a drain plunger, try to gently remove any blockage. If that doesn’t work, try removing the drain elbow joint and cleaning it. When all else fails, call Black Diamond and get one of our expert plumbers to come and clean out your drain with the latest technology and tools.
Kitchen sink drains often clog when food byproducts like cooking grease or oil get stuck onto the drain pipe walls. In addition, items like detergent soap scum and undissolved food particles can lead to massive drain problems in the kitchen sink. If you have a garbage disposal, use it to dispose of anything solid or greasy. An even better method is to use trash bags for solid food waste and keep your pipes free of any potential debris.
Troubleshooting: Start by running very hot water down the drain to soften the clog, then add a dollop of dish detergent with more hot water. After waiting a few minutes, try using a plunger and repeat the hot water. If the sink is still clogged, you may want to try a chemical drain opener. Caution: Chemical cleaners should be carefully used. Always add small amounts and very slowly. Because chemical cleaners work by reacting to organic matter, they are generally only effective on clogs close to the drain opening. Furthermore, chemical cleaners can corrode the very pipes they’re made to clean, turning a clogged pipe into a clogged and leaky pipe which can make repair much more expensive.
The best solution for a stubborn kitchen drain clog is to call one of our Utah plumbers to come and use tools made specifically for cleaning drains without corroding them. Plumbers use many types of equipment, such as augers, snakes and jetters. Using these tools and expertise, our expert plumbers will cleanse the pipe walls gently yet powerfully.
Tip: Dispose of large amounts of kitchen grease and oil by first letting them solidify. Then just scrape the solidified grease into a plastic bag, seal it, and throw it out like other garbage.