Plumbing Questions You May Have

The drain clogging is mainly caused by being careless of what we put inside them, more so at the kitchen. For instance, the bathroom drain gets clogged due to residue oils originating from shampoos, soaps and hair. Always be careful of what you let in at the drains, and make it a habit of using a drain cleaner to clean it.

What is the reason of my toilet running all the time?

The main reason is that there is a flap located at the tank’s bottom which is not sealing well, thus preventing the float ball from totally stopping the flow, since the water never gets to the fill line. To prevent this, jiggle the toilet handle that is fixed to the flap through a chain so as to put the flap back to its rightful position.

My home’s hot water supply runs out so quickly, why?

This question can be answered by looking at two factors which are the type and age of your water heater.

Maybe a button known as a reset button got tripped off thus making the water heater not to be functional.

A water heater is composed by two heating elements located at the bottom and at the top. When one or both of these elements stops to function, there will be no supply of hot water.

If you are in this situation, contact a professional plumber to fix it.

What is the difference between soft and hard water?

As a matter of fact, this difference is the main damage causer of your body or home. Hard water makes you use a lot of soap when doing laundry work, which also damages the clothes, scales the pipe system, causes skin problems, deteriorates the faucets, and gives the water a funny taste and smell.

I was required to pay a water bill which was high yet I have no leaking. What might be the cause?

In such a case, first inspect the toilets for any leakage, followed by an inspection at the tank to ensure there is no water being discharged through the overflow pipe.

Also, another thing to check is the flapper. This is done by adding some food coloring drops to the tank and letting it settle for 20 minutes. Later inspect if there is color change in the water at the bowl. If it happens to be there, then it’s high time you replace the flapper.

Suppose there exists a huge water leak at my house, what is the solution to that?

The first thing to do is to switch off the main water supply valve. It is also very important to let your family know where the valve is situated. In such a case, don’t hesitate to call a professional plumber and stay away from any wet electric connections.

Is there a problem if I opt to chemical drain cleaners?

Actually, drain cleaners are highly poisonous, hence risky in presence of kids. Apart from that, these type of cleaners are not good for your pipes, as they cause an easy interior wearing off to them. This forces one to do an early replacement of drain lines.

What is the best option in putting down my garbage disposal?

When your garbage disposal is in use, I will highly advice you to run water on it, as the moisture in it will assist in the breakdown of food. For instance, egg shells and pieces of meat will be broken down into smaller particles which can be easily flushed. Avoid corn husks and fibrous stuff as they do block up the disposal.

How can I hire the correct plumber?

Cats.com.sg is a good example of an reliable plumbing services provider. Doing a thorough research online, asking for references and making sure the plumber is qualified by showing you his/her certificates and license is the perfect way of choosing the appropriate plumber. Also asking for his payment options and time schedule is another method of picking the best one amongst many.