H.J. Pertzborn & Fire Protection has been trusted by thousands of Dane County families and businesses since 1928. Our service technicians arrive on schedule, use only quality parts and do the work right the first time! From a leaky faucet to a brand new bathroom or kitchen, H.J. Pertzborn offers professional, expert plumbing service and installation with available same day and emergency plumbing repairs. We're here when you need us. So count on H.J. Pertzborn whether you need a service plumber, a plumbing contractor or fire protection system inspections and service.
H.J. Pertzborn Plumbing & Fire Protection FAQ
Q: If my water heater is leaking can it be repaired or does it need to be replaced?
A: If your water heater leaks from the temperature and relief valve (located on the side of the water heater near the top) or from the drain valve (located near the bottom of the unit) we can replace those valves and get you right back in hot water. If the tank itself leaks you will need a new water heater. Call us at 608-256-3900 and we can repair or replace your water heater as needed, same day.
Q: Why is my toilet ALWAYS running?
A: Did you know that your water utility bill could triple just from a running toilet? Call us and get your toilet tank parts replaced now so that you can prevent the unwanted surprise of a larger water utility bill later.
Q: What should I do with my outside hose bibb when winter arrives?
A: Your outside hose bibb could put more water in your basement than on your lawn. Without properly winterizing the outside faucet each fall, the water line could freeze and burst and you would not know this happened until spring when it thawed and began to rain in the basement. We can install the proper isolation valves and winterize these faucets for you.
Q: How can I get my faucets to sparkle?
A: Clean faucets with a sponge and buff dry. Do not use abrasive cleaners, cloths or paper towels. Do not use any cleaning agents containing acids, polish abrasives, harsh cleaners, or soaps. Chemicals such as ammonia could adversely affect the finish. Use only non-abrasive gentle liquids or fully dissolved powder cleaners mixed to the manufacturer’s directions.
Q: Why is my toilet tank leaking water?
A: One reason could be that if you use of high concentration of chlorine and chlorine-related products you might seriously damage the fittings in your toilet tank. By using these in-tank bowl cleaners it can cause leakage from the toilet tank and possible property damage. So do not use in-tank bowl cleaners! Instead, use a mild liquid bowl cleaner regularly, this will also help to keep your toilet’s finish sparkling.