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Frequently Ask Question

Can I install a new faucet myself?

Yes, with basic tools and instructions, most people can install a new faucet. Ensure you turn off the water supply before starting the installation to prevent leaks.

Why do I hear banging noises in my pipes?

Banging noises, often called water hammer, occur when water flow is suddenly stopped, causing pressure to build up. Properly securing pipes and installing water hammer arrestors can help.

How do I shut off the water to my house?

The main water shut-off valve is most often located near the water meter. Turning this valve clockwise will shut off all water to your home, a useful step during major leaks.

Can installing low-flow fixtures save money?

Yes, installing low-flow showerheads and faucets can reduce water usage, leading to savings on your water bill without sacrificing performance.

What's the lifespan of my water heater unit?

The average lifespan of a water heater is about 8-12 years. Professional maintenance, such as flushing the tank and checking the anode rod, can help extend its life.

Why is my sink draining slowly?

A slow-draining sink is often a sign of a blockage in the pipes. Avoid pouring grease or large food particles down the drain to prevent clogs.

What's the best way to clean my garbage disposal?

To clean your garbage disposal, run cold water and drop a few ice cubes in the disposal. This helps to sharpen the blades and clean out any lingering food particles.

How do I know if my plumbing problem is an emergency?

If a plumbing issue is causing water leakage, loss of water supply, or poses a health risk, it's considered an emergency. When in doubt, it's always safe to call a professional.

What causes a sewer line to back up?

Sewer line backups can sometimes be caused by clogs, tree root intrusion, or damaged sewer pipes. Regular inspections and careful disposal of waste can help prevent backups.

Should I be worried about a dripping faucet?

A drippy faucet can waste a surprising amount of water over time, leading to increased water bills. Fixing a drip is usually simple and can save water and money.

What's the difference between hard and soft water?

Hard water has higher levels of minerals like magnesium and calcium, while soft water has been treated to remove these minerals. Hard water creates scale build-up in pipes and appliances.

Why does my drain smell bad?

Bad odors from drains are often caused by food particles, grease, or other debris trapped in the pipes. Regular cleaning and mindful disposal of waste can help keep smells at bay.

How can I unclog my drain without chemicals?

A plunger or a plumber's snake are effective tools for unclogging drains without the need for harsh chemicals. For kitchen sinks, a mix of baking soda and vinegar can also work wonders.

Is it ok to use a chemical drain cleaner for clogs?

While chemical drain cleaners can offer a quick fix, they may also damage your pipes over time. For frequent or severe clogs, it's best to consult a professional.

What should I do if my toilet won't stop running?

A constantly running toilet usually means the flapper inside the tank isn't sealing properly. Replacing the flapper is an inexpensive fix that can usually be done without calling a plumber.

How often should I have my plumbing inspected?

We recommend having your plumbing system inspected at least once every two years to ensure everything is in good working order and to prevent unexpected issues.

Can I fix a leaky faucet myself?

Yes, many leaky faucets can be fixed with basic tools and a little DIY know-how. Typically, replacing the washer or O-ring inside the faucet handle will stop the leak.

Why is my water heater making noises?

A noisy water heater often indicates sediment build-up in the tank. Flushing the tank annually can help remove sediment and reduce noise, extending the heater's lifespan.

How can I stop my pipes freezing over winter?

To prevent pipes from freezing, ensure they are properly insulated, especially in unheated areas like basements and attics. During cold snaps, letting faucets drip slightly can also prevent freezing.

What causes low water pressure in my home?

Low water pressure can stem from various issues, such as clogged pipes, leaks, or the municipal water supply itself. Routine maintenance and annual inspections can help identify and resolve these issues.