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Plumbing Questions

Kundan Pandey Jun 18, 2019
We often encounter problems related to plumbing like a clogged drainage system or a leaky faucet, which can be troublesome for home owners. Read on for solutions to some of your problems.
Plumbing problems in homes can be a cause of worry especially, if they affect the faucets, toilets, drains, water distribution systems, septic, and sewers. As long as everything runs smooth, we hardly check our plumbing system or get them checked by a plumber.
The moment a problem arises, we rush to solve it because sometimes it may temporarily cause discomfort in homes and interfere with our household chores.

What should I do to clean or clear clogged drains?

Clogged drains can sometimes be nightmarish as halt in the water flow through the drains can lead to water retention in sinks and water basins. If there is a minor clog in drain pipes, it can be fixed by yourself. You just need to remove the materials that are clogging the pipe.
However, if clogged materials are deep inside the system and you're unable to detect them, you may need professional help. The simplest method to keep your drains from getting clogged is to ensure that solid wastes of food or similar clogging materials don't get in your drains. Wash vegetables ensuring that no particles get inside the water basins.
You can occasionally put 1 or 2 cups of baking soda along with boiling water to clear the pipe. Many people also use washing soda drain cleaner or a combination of vinegar and baking soda.

Why do water pipes sometimes burst in winter?

As we all know, water expands on freezing and so when water pipes that are full of water get exposed to external freezing temperatures, the water in the pipes expand and consequently due to large pressure on the pipes, they burst.

Why does my wash basin and water tub drain very slowly?

This question can be best answered when you think of materials that get inside the wash basin or water tub drains. Mostly, strands of hair are the main culprit. Putting bleaching powder can be a useful remedy, however, if it doesn't work, seek professional help. Avoiding hair to get into wash basins is always better.

Sometimes my faucet makes clunking sound when it is turned on. Why is it so?

The reason for noise in faucets is due to loosening of washer in the faucet. Tightening everything up can be a remedy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions commonly asked by people and must be asked to plumbers if they visit your home for repair works.
  • What are the various types of faucets available for use?
  • What are the reasons behind rattling pipes?
  • How can I increase the water pressure?
  • I have a water supply from a deep water tank? But the water pressure is very low. Why?
  • My toilet bowl suddenly goes dry. Why?
  • Is it necessary to change washer valves if one needs to change the exterior fixtures.?
  • What must one avoid putting in a garbage disposal?
  • How to remove air from water lines?
  • Does sulfuric acid help in cleaning drainage?
While you got some of your questions answered here, you can contact expert plumbers in your locality to address complex problems.