Frequently Asked Questions

How do roots get into my pipes?

Roots can infiltrate your pipes through small cracks or joints in search of moisture and nutrients. Once inside, they can grow and expand, causing blockages and damage to your plumbing system.

I turned off the water and turned it back on and now I have low water pressure in my faucet, why?

Low water pressure after turning the water off and on may be due to air pockets in the pipes. To fix this, simply open the affected faucet and let it run for a few minutes until the pressure returns to normal.

Is it safe to use chemical drain cleaners?

Chemical drain cleaners can be effective but should be used with caution. They contain harsh chemicals that can damage pipes and are harmful if misused. Consider using alternative methods like a plunger or calling a professional plumber.

What can I put in my garbage disposal?

You can put most food scraps in a garbage disposal, but avoid putting in fibrous, hard, or greasy items. Examples of suitable items include fruit scraps, small bones, and non-greasy leftovers.

Why is my floor hot?

A hot floor could be due to radiant heating beneath the floor. Radiant heating systems use hot water or electric coils to warm the floor, providing efficient and even heating throughout a room.

What is my water heater making noise?

Water heaters can make noise due to sediment buildup, which causes popping or crackling sounds. Regularly flushing the tank can help reduce these noises and maintain efficiency.

What should I do if I notice rust-colored water coming out of my taps?

Rust-colored water may indicate corrosion in your plumbing system. It’s best to contact a plumber to inspect and address the issue, as it may involve deteriorating pipes or fixtures.

How do I locate a hidden water leak in my home, and what are the signs to look for?

Signs of a hidden water leak include increased water bills, mold or mildew growth, and water stains. To locate the leak, turn off all water sources, check the water meter for movement, and systematically inspect pipes and fixtures.

What are the potential dangers of using outdated or corroded gas lines in my home, and how can I ensure safety?

Outdated or corroded gas lines can lead to gas leaks, which are highly dangerous. Gas leaks can result in fires, explosions, or health issues. To ensure safety, have gas lines inspected regularly and replaced when necessary by a licensed professional. Install gas detectors for added safety.