Frequently Asked Questions About Plumbing in Texas
In most cases, it is best to leave the plumbing work that you need to be completed to a professional plumber. However, if you just have some questions, we want you to have answers. So whether you need service or information, DFW Plumbing & Drains, LLC is the company to call on.
Should I worry about my toilet always running?
In most cases, fixing a running toilet is an easy fix. However, it is most certainly something that should be looked at by a plumber and soon. A running toilet is wasting water and that can get quite expensive. Plus, once it starts running it usually increases with frequency over time.
My water pressure has dropped – why is that?
There are a number of reasons your water pressure may change, such as corroded pipes that need replacement. However, the most common reason is an undetected leak. A water leak you don't know about can be bad news. It wastes water which costs money and can cause mold or rot. If you notice a drop in pressure, let a pro take a look.
Does store-bought drain cleaner work well for clogs?
Store-bought drain cleaners are generally made of harsh chemical agents. So, even if they appear to fix the problem, they usually cause damage to your pipes. Plus, it's generally a quick but short-term fix as opposed to a long-term solution. Problems like tree root intrusion can cause slow or clogged drains and you need a professional analysis when you have blocked plumbing.
Why is my faucet dripping?
It is usually something as minor as replacing a washer but sometimes you may need to replace the whole faucet. Keep in mind, the sound of dripping water isn't just annoying, it is wasteful and costly especially since, over time, the frequency of the drip increases. Be gentle when turning off your faucets and you will have a better chance of avoiding this problem.
What can I put in my garbage disposal?
Homeowners have developed a bad habit of putting just about anything into the garbage disposal not realizing it wasn't designed for this. Not even all foodstuff should be thrown into the disposal. As a general rule, all-biodegradable food waste can go here but avoid fibrous waste or things that are bulky like melon rinds. You can grind up ice to help eliminate odors in the disposal and small amounts of eggshells to remove stuck on waste.