Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions


Q. Do I have to replace my toilet, faucet, water heater, etc. if it isn't working?

A. Cascade Plumbing prides itself on repairing before replacement. More often than not, it can be fixed and working as good (if not better) than it ever had no matter how old it might be. Most of the time, when we replace a fixture, it is simply because the customer would rather replace it to a newer modern look for their home or for efficiency reasons. There are times we can't fix it such as an internal cracked  lining of a leaking water heater or when if in rare instances, the value of the repair does not coincide with replacing. Rest assured however, if there is someone that can find the parts and install them properly, it's us.

Q. I've heard good things about tankless water heaters. I have an electric tank type water heater. Can I switch over to tankless?

A. You need either natural gas or propane supplied to your home in order to be a candidate for an efficient tankless water heater. We currently recommend Navien or Rinnai. They do, however have electric tankless water heaters but those require an electrician to step up your breakers and they are not as cost efficient and hardly compare to gas tankless when it comes to saving energy. Basically, the benefit to an electric tankless would only be to save space.


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