Frequently Asked Questions
What is a vent’s contribution to the plumbing system and what does it do?
Vents are visible on all roofs. If hazardous gases remain trapped in your drains, they could permeate your house. Liquid must be followed by air in order for it to go down a pipe.
How can you prevent the invasion of roots in the main sewer line?
The recommended preventive maintenance includes cleaning out your drain three times a year. Inquire with your plumbers whether there are any products that can be flushed through the drainage system to prevent roots from getting into it.
What causes the rusty, brown colour in hot water?
Rust entering the water lines can be caused by different chemicals. A change in water pressure leads to rust being carried to various fixtures and appliances.
The water may be a darker shade because of the dirt that has come into the water from a broken pipe.
Sediments coming out of the water heater are transferred to the fixtures.
The metal jacket may have rusted because of damage to the glass lining in the water heater.
Iron bacteria are known to grow near wells, so if you live near one be aware.
What are the differences between CPVC and PVC plastic piping?
What are the advantages of plastic supply lines?
What should I do when my kitchen drain becomes clogged?
Try using a plunger. Secondly, apply a liquid drain opener by following the instructions that come with it.
What is the function of an aerator on a faucet?
Why should we put traps below the sinks?
Can you describe a fixture shutoff valve?
These devices are placed either beneath or near the toilet and sink, and are used for shutting off the water supply to these fixtures. Shutoff valves should be closed if a leak stems from a specific sink or toilet.
What does a plumber’s snake do?
How can I get the odor out of my garbage disposal and keep it smelling fresh?
Plug up the sink and fill it with hot water. With the water running, throw in a few cups of bleach and some liquid dish soap. As the sink fills, allow it to drain out, and activate your disposal. Hopefully your problem will be solved by a mix of hot water, soap, and bleach.
Next, try pouring half a box of baking soda into the drain. Then start slowly pouring vinegar over it, until foaming stops completely. When it stops bubbling, turn the disposal on and run the hot water. Run the disposal for approximately 60 seconds and continue to allow the hot water to run for 5 or 10 minutes.
Once in a while, you should put some citrus fruit, like oranges, in the disposal and let some hot water run over it while running the appliance.
Buy a garbage disposal cleaner and use it every month.
Always ensure that all of the food has been removed from the disposal before walking away.