Frequently Asked Questions
What are the common plumbing issues that homeowners face?
Some of the most common plumbing issues that homeowners may face include leaky faucets, clogged drains, running toilets, low water pressure, and water heater problems.
How often should plumbing systems be inspected?
Plumbing systems should be inspected at least once a year to identify potential issues before they become major problems. Regular inspections can help prevent costly repairs and ensure the plumbing system is functioning efficiently.
What are the benefits of installing low-flow toilets and showerheads?
Installing low-flow toilets and showerheads can significantly reduce water usage and, in turn, lower monthly water bills. They also help to conserve water and reduce the strain on municipal water supplies.
How can one prevent frozen pipes during cold weather?
To prevent frozen pipes during cold weather, it is recommended to keep the thermostat set to a consistent temperature, open cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate around pipes, and insulate pipes located in unheated areas such as attics and crawl spaces.
What is the best way to dispose of grease and oil to prevent clogged drains?
It is important to avoid pouring grease and oil down the drain as they can solidify and cause clogs. Instead, grease and oil should be cooled and placed in a sealed container and disposed of in the trash. Alternatively, some cities have programs for recycling cooking oil.