Common Plumbing FAQs

Common Plumbing FAQs

We take a lot of modern comforts in our daily lives for granted until we are forced to do something without them.  Unfortunately, plumbing system issues tend to come in the most unexpected or untimely moments. Since a lot of homeowners occasionally deal with these types of problems, it’s important to be familiar with the solutions to common problems. In this article, we’re going to go over some of the most commonly asked questions.

How Can I Unclog A Toilet?

You can first try a plunger if you already have it. If not, first try pouring hot water down the toilet, and if that doesn’t loosen the clog, mix 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar and pour it down the toilet drain. This method is a very simple way to unclog a toilet.

What Causes Base Leakage in My Toilet?

If you’ve been experiencing a toilet base leak when you flush your toilet, tightening the toilet tee bolts and changing the wax ring are two possible solutions to this issue. However, before you do that, make sure the leak is actually coming from the base instead of a just normal water spill.

What Should I Do When I See A Burst Pipe?

First, turn off the water in your main valve as soon as you see a burst pipe. In addition, in order to prevent any type of electricity-induced shock, turn off your electricity and call the professional plumbers of Texas Rooter.

What Can I Do to Unclog My Drain?

Another common clog issue many homeowners experience is clogged drains and just like toilet clogs, they also happen in the most untimely manner. As annoying as it may seem, clogged drains are actually relatively easy to solve. To start with, pour boiling water down the drain. Then, pour a solution of one cup water, one cup vinegar, and one cup baking soda. Wait five to ten minutes and pour boiling water once again down the drain.

Why Isn't My Garbage Disposal Working?

If you don’t hear the sound of the motor running even while you press the button, first make sure it’s plugged in. If it is, try resetting the device. If it still doesn’t work, check the circuit breaker to see if everything is intact. If it’s not, you can call an electrician to solve the issue. On the other hand, if the motor is making a sound but it’s not grinding the food, then the appliance is most likely clogged or jammed. Cut the electricity and inspect the insides of the appliance to see what kind of object is causing the jamming.

Great Range of Plumbing Services

We hope that some of the advice we provided here can answer some of the questions you might have and are useful when you run into different plumbing issues. For all types of plumbing services,  you can always call the experts at Texas Rooter. If you’re working, spending extra time on these kinds of issues can be really tiring but you don’t have to worry because we are here to provide you with excellent service and guarantee your satisfaction. Call us right away!


Sep 17,2023

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