Frequently Asked Plumbing
& Drain Questions

In our years of service, we get a lot of the same questions when it comes to plumbing and drain issues. Whether it’s a clogged drain or sewer cleaning, odors and water temperature, if you have a question about plumbing, you may find the answer here:
My toilet is sluggish what should I do?
First, you should isolate the issue by seeing if the toilet is the only fixture that is sluggish. If only the toilet is clogged you can try and clear the obstruction with a plunger. If that fails the toilet will need further attention by a licensed plumbing technician. If all the fixtures are sluggish you could have a main line blockage or a failing septic system .
The water company says I have a water leak. What should I do?
Make sure that all of your toilets are not leaking. Coming on and off by itself. Make sure all of your outside hose bibs are turned off. If there are no obvious water leaks call us today to reserve you appointment.
HOW CAN I PROLONG THE LIFE OF ALL MY PLUMBING FIXTURES AND WATER HEATER?
The best way to prolong the life of your plumbing fixtures and extend the life of your water heater is to install a water softener or water conditioner in your home. You can also flush your water heater once a year and that will get rid of any calcium deposits rust buildup inside your water heater extending the life of the tank.These systems are designed to stop scale build-up, protect pipes and fixtures and make all appliances that use water more efficient.
WHAT CAUSES MY FAUCET TO DRIP?
Usually when a faucet is dripping the problem has a relatively simple solution. The internal mechanisms need to be rebuilt or replaced. This is an easy and inexpensive fix. Did you know that you could extend the life of your washers by turning off your faucets gently rather than forcefully?
HOW CAN I PREVENT LEAKING PIPES?
Take the time every once and a while to inspect your pipes. If rust or lime is depositing on them, this may indicate a leak is starting. If this is happening, contact The Plumbing Store to address the problem. By performing an occasional inspection you could stop a small problem before it turns into a large one. Leaking pipes can damage floors and belongings and become much more costly than if the problem was detected early.
WHEN I USE MY DISHWASHER, WATER BACKS UP INTO THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL, WHY?

Water backing up into the garbage disposal and then the sink is generally caused by food that is left in the disposal. If you leave food particles in the disposal and then forget about them without grinding them up and then sending them through the drain pipes with a good amount of cold water, these food particles will clog up your drainage system.

Since the dishwasher and the garbage disposal share the same drainage pipes, you will have plumbing problems in the kitchen if you do not make sure that food particles from the disposal are cleared before using the dishwasher.

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