Most people only think about their plumbing when they have a problem. The rest of the time it does its job quietly and efficiently. However, there are some issues nearly all homeowners have to deal with. Here are the questions our experts hear most often.
Why Do My Drains Keep Getting Clogged?
A lot more than water goes down your drains. In the kitchen, when you wash dishes you rinse away food particles, cooking oil and grease. When you clean out your coffee pot, you may only wash away a few grounds a day, but that builds up over time.
In the bathroom, hair sheds each time you wash it. Even if your hair is short, it builds up month after month. Soap scum clings to pipes. You put lotion on your hands and later wash them, shedding oily residue and skin cells into narrow sink drains.
After you wash dishes, make a habit of running hot water through your kitchen sink for a few minutes every night. Use a screen to catch hair in bathroom drains. If you experience repeated clogs, call an expert to help you address the problem.
Why Does My Faucet Leak?
Fixtures have small seals that can wear out over time. Valves and washers corrode. Sometimes fittings break. These are all minor problems that can easily be fixed by a professional.
Why Is My Water Heater Rumbling?
If you hear unusual noises coming from your water heater, have it evaluated by an expert. Water heaters typically last around ten years, and they often start to have problems near the end of their lifespan. Sediment flows into the tank through the pipes and becomes hardened by your unit’s heat. As it moves around inside, it causes the bumping noises you hear. It could also be damaging the inside of your tank.
The plumbing technicians at Call Clint Plumbing are always happy to answer your questions. Whether you want to know what you can safely put in your garbage disposal, or how to stop your toilet from running, contact us today.