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Frequently Asked Questions


  • I think I have a leak, what should I do?

    Turn water off if possible then call Leak-Tek Plumbing at 806-451-9966.

  • Why should I hire a licensed plumber?

    More knowledgeable and insured, up to date on codes, and have proper tools and warranties.

  • What is plumbing “code”?

    City and state regulations that must be followed by a licensed plumber.

  • What is the appropriate height for a gas water heater?

    16” inches.

  • How do I fix a leak in the plumbing in my shower/bath?

    This depends on where the leak is located, it is best to call a licensed plumber.

  • I moved my toilet’s location during a remodel (or a new floor install) and now it leaks at the base. How do I fix this?

    The toilet must be removed and reset with a new wax ring.

  • My toilet is running – what do I do?

    The toilet flapper might be leaking which causes the toilet to constantly run.

  • Why does my toilet and/or shower bubble or overflow when I run the washing machine?

    Typically, there is a stoppage in the sewer line or it is holding air somewhere.

  • Do unused drains dry up and get rough inside?

    Cast iron can dry up and cause problems, they can get rough inside, rust and disintegrate. Orangeburg pipe can disintegrate and collapse.

  • Can clogged vents stop drains?

    Yes, they can not get the air flow through the vent

  • When should I replace my water heater?

    When it gets rusted and starts leaking.

  • What should I do if the pipes under my sink keep coming loose?

    More than likely the gaskets are going bad and would need to be replaced.

  • Is replacing a tub a big job?


  • My dishwasher does not completely drain itself – why?

    There might not be a loop or the loop under the dishwasher might be clogged.

  • Do you suggest copper water pipe or plastic?

    Neither, we suggest city approved Pex

  • How do I determine what size pipes I need?

    City and state code recommend certain size pipes for certain needs.

  • How can I prevent my pipes from bursting?

    Copper pipes can cause electrolysis and can burst with years of use. In the winter, let the cold water drip and open the cabinet doors under all sinks until the temperature is above freezing outside.

  • How can I protect my well from freezing?

    Keep a heater in your well house and run it during freezing weather (day and night).

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