It's important for home and business owners to have a general understanding of their home systems, including their plumbing. We hope that by answering some of these general plumbing questions for you that you can save some time and headache with small issues. Of course, if you run into a large plumbing malfunction you should leave that to the professionals. Need plumbing service? Get in touch today!Schedule Service
The most straightforward way to unclog your toilet is with a plunger, yet if you do not have one by you, fill your toilet with dish soap or laundry detergent, add a pot of boiling water, and then wait a few minutes before flushing. The hot water will break through the clog as the soap washes everything off through the siphon and out of the drain.
A running toilet is usually caused by the flapper, the rubber or plastic valve on the bottom of your tank, that fails to seal. Open the toilet tank and adjust the float arm to see if the water stops an inch below the overflow pipe. If the water does not continue to fill, the flapper needs replaced.
Tighten the t-bolts and replace the wax ring if your toilet leaks at the base.
If the pressure within your shower is low when other faucets in your house are running, your household’s water supply is insufficient due to an inadequate plumbing system. If the problem persists when all other faucets are off, it’s likely due to leaks in the pipes.
Faulty gaskets or poor connections typically cause a leaking showerhead hose attachment. Remove the showerhead and soak it for 30 minutes in white vinegar. Replace the rubber washers and reinsert the showerhead to test for any remaining leaks.
A tankless water heater is generally known as an on-demand hot water heater. They are cost-effective, durable, and significantly more efficient in comparison to a conventional/standard water heater (Storage Tank Water Heaters). Tankless hot water heaters do not take up a great deal of space within your building. They use 30% to 50% less power than conventional tanks, which lowers your utility expenses.
It could be time to invest in a brand new water heating system if your existing water heating system is over 12 years old. Hot water heater tanks become calcified, create noises, can cause leaks, and also stop heating water if they get too old. These are all indications it’s time to change your water heating system.
Clogs in your main drain line can result in severe damage, so have a skilled plumber take care of your blockages right away. One of the first typical indications of blockages is poor drainage in your shower, tub, sink, and toilets. In extreme cases, the water might not drain away whatsoever. Other indications of clogged drains include foul smells, particularly around your bathroom sink and toilet.