Residential & Commercial Plumbing FAQs
While the basic idea of plumbing is water being carried from place to place via a system of pipes, the intricacies of how a plumbing system works are often complex. A number of factors play into a plumbing system’s overall performance. Piping material, fittings, and valves, all affect how the plumbing of a home or office function. Questions frequently arise concerning plumbing problems. The following are a few of the most commonly asked questions we receive at Holman’s Plumbing.
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. These systems are designed to stop scale build-up, protect pipes and fixtures and make all appliances that use water more efficient.
Why does my drain get clogged?
Usually drains are clogged because people are not careful of what they put in them, especially in the kitchen. Other drains, like in the bathroom, get clogged because of the oil residue from soaps, shampoos and hair. It is recommended that you are conscious of what you put down your drains and treat them regularly with a drain cleaner such as Bio-Clean.
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? 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.