Here are some common questions related to the plumbing in your home.
1Why does my drain get clogged?
Common Causes For Clogged Drains. … Most bathroom drain clogs result when dirt, skin flakes, and especially hair binds to soap scum on the walls of drain pipes. Over time, this gunk accumulates and reduces water flow.
2What causes my faucet to drip?
This is one of the most common causes behind a dripping faucet. During each use, the washer is forced against the valve seat, and this constant friction causes it to wear out. As a result, dripping is noticed around the spout. Dripping caused by worn-out rubber washers can be mended by replacing the washer.
3How can I prevent leaking pipes?
You can do a few things. One is to take overall stress off your pipes. Another way is to measure the water pressure that is going through the pipes. Another way to reduce stress on pipes is to install a water softener. Hard water has high mineral content, which can cause corrosion and lead to buildup of minerals inside water supply pipes
4Is it a big deal if my toilet is running?
Conservation of water is a big deal in the Treasure Valley, saving water and not letting it being wasted down the drain through the toilet can conserve water for the valley and also keep more money in your pocket. After all you are paying for the water you use.
5How long should a water heater last?
As a general rule, a tank type water heater will last, on average 10 to 15 years. With proper maintenance and a little luck, you may be able to nearly double the lifespan of your water heater. But sometimes even with the best care, a water heater will need to be replaced after only a few years. A water softener will greatly increase the life of your water heater.