Here are some common questions that people have about plumbing:
How do I unclog a drain?
There are a few methods for unclogging a drain, such as using a plunger, a drain snake, or a chemical drain cleaner. However, it’s important to note that using chemical drain cleaners can be harmful to pipes and the environment and should be used with caution. If a plunger and a drain snake do not work, it’s best to call a plumber.
What should I do if I have a leaky faucet?
A leaky faucet can waste a lot of water, and should be fixed as soon as possible. The cause of a leaky faucet can vary, and it may be necessary to replace the washer, O-ring, or valve seat. If you’re not comfortable fixing the problem yourself, it’s best to call a plumber.
How do I know if I have a clogged sewer line?
A clogged sewer line can cause slow drainage, water backing up into the home or building, and unpleasant odors. If you suspect that you have a clogged sewer line, it’s best to call a plumber to diagnose and fix the problem.
How do I know if I have a water leak?
A water leak can cause an increase in your water bill, damp or discolored spots on walls or ceilings, and a decrease in water pressure. If you suspect that you have a water leak, it’s best to call a plumber to locate and fix the problem.
How often should I have my sewer line inspected?
It is recommended to have a sewer line inspected every 3-5 years, or if you notice any signs of a problem such as slow drainage or water backing up into the home or building.
How often should I have my water heater inspected?
It is recommended to have a water heater inspected annually, and to have it flushed out every 2-3 years.
Can I fix plumbing problems myself?
It depends on the problem and your level of expertise. Some simple repairs, such as fixing a leaky faucet, can be done by a homeowner with the right tools and knowledge. However, more complex repairs and installations should be done by a licensed and experienced plumber.