Plumbing is essential to any home or building, but homeowners often need clarification. Here are some frequently asked questions about plumbing:
What is the most common cause of clogged drains?
The most common cause of clogged drains is hair, soap, and other debris buildup. You can prevent clogs by using a drain stopper and avoiding putting grease, oil, and large food particles down the drain.
How often should I have my water heater serviced?
Your water heater should be serviced annually to ensure it runs efficiently and identify potential issues before they become significant problems.
Can I use chemical drain cleaners to clear a clog?
While chemical drain cleaners can effectively clear clogs, they can damage your pipes over time and should be used sparingly. It’s often best to use a plunger or a drain snake to remove a clog.
What should I do if my toilet is overflowing?
If your toilet is overflowing, turn off the water supply to the toilet and use a plunger to try to clear the clog. If the clog is not removed, contact a licensed plumber for assistance.
How can I prevent frozen pipes?
To prevent frozen pipes, insulate your pipes and keep your home at a consistent temperature, even when you are away. You can also leave your faucets dripping to keep water moving through the pipes.
How do I know if I leak into my plumbing system?
You may leak into your plumbing system if you notice an unexplained increase in your water bill or hear running water when all faucets are turned off. Contact a licensed plumber to locate and repair the leak.
Understanding plumbing basics and knowing what to do in everyday situations can prevent major plumbing problems and keep your home running smoothly. If you have additional questions or concerns about your plumbing system, contact a licensed plumber for assistance.
Call us at 818-831-6331 to discuss your plumbing options and be on your way to hassle-free plumbing in no time.