At High Priority Plumbing, we love helping our customers with all of their plumbing needs! One way we try to help is by answering any questions that you may have concerning your plumbing. One of our local Locust Grove plumbers has answered 5 of our most frequently asked questions below!
- Why is my water bill so high?
No one likes a high water bill. Your water bill increases with the more water you use, so it’s important to look for areas in your house where you might be wasting water. Some factors that could be contributing to your excess water use are leaky faucets and fixtures, leaky or running toilets, or bad habits. Our plumbers want to help you save money. To learn more about how to conserve water click here to find out what’s causing your high water bill.
- When should I replace my plumbing?
Knowing when to replace your plumbing can be difficult, but we have a few tips to help you determine if replacing your plumbing is something you consider. Consider replacing your plumbing if you notice that your water is beginning to smell. If the water coming through your faucets and fixtures no longer runs clear, this is also an indicator that you might need to replace your plumbing. If you begin to notice mold and water damage you should call your local plumber immediately! Some leaks can remain hidden behind walls and more often than not, notice these too late. When you discover a giant brown water stain, most likely with mold, then you know something needs to be done. To learn more about when you should replace your plumbing, check out one of our recent blogs here.
- How do I fix a leaky faucet?
For dripping faucets, often the culprit is a worn-out washer or o-ring in the handle. To fix a dripping faucet, turn off the water beneath the sink and remove the handle to get to the washer and o-ring. Check the condition of the washer, o-ring, and other parts and replace them if needed. After you reassemble the handle, turn on the water slowly and check if the leak has been fixed. You might also have pressure variances in the line from mineral deposits. If the leak persists, it can eventually damage your faucet and the faucet will need to be replaced.
- Why is my toilet flushing so slow?
Your toilet didn’t always seem so slow. Maybe you have tried drain cleaners and are almost certain there is a problem with the toilet. You might be thinking that you need a new one. Before you go out and buy a new toilet or make unnecessary repairs there is a simple test that can be done. Flush the toilet while observing the flow rate and sound. You should get a gurgling sound or suction sound when it flushes. If the water quickly gets flushed down the drain and makes the characteristic gurgling sound, your drains are flowing well. However, if the water is sluggish to empty the bowl and starts to back up, then your problem is more likely a clog or obstruction in the drain. To learn more about your slow flushing toilet click here to read more tips and tricks from one of our local Atlanta Plumbers.
- What plumbing problems should I look for when buying a new house?
The process of purchasing a new home can be a long and strenuous one. Part of this process requires actively looking for any potential problems that could cost you money to fix once the home is yours. There are three primary plumbing problems we believe you should look for while purchasing your new home. The first is slow drainage. It is important to test all the sink faucets, showers, and bathtubs to see the speed in which they drain. The second thing to keep an eye out for is brown ceiling stains. These are water stains and seeing them could mean that the house could have either a leaky roof or a leaky pipe. Lastly, we suggest you check for leaky pipes. This includes pipes under the sink, faucets, showerheads, water supply lines, plumbing fixtures and appliances, and all of their fittings and connections. These types of leaks can cost you a higher monthly water bill and future repair bills, if you were to purchase the home.
We love answering our customer’s plumbing questions. If you have any more questions, concerns or difficulties don’t hesitate to call one of our affordable plumbers! If you are in need of one of our many services please give us a call at 770.860.8110.