Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I Increase The Water Pressure In My Bathroom Faucet?
First, check the emergency shutoff under your sink to make sure it’s fully open. If rubber washers or seals have begun to deteriorate, you’ll also lose water pressure, so have your licensed plumber check those. Calcium and lime buildup will also cause low water pressure.
2. How Can I Prevent Clogged Drains?
Do not rinse fats or cooking oils down the kitchen sink. Liquid fats solidify in the cold pipes and create clogs. To help prevent clogs, have a plumber fit all your tubs and shower drains with a strainer that catches hair and soap chips, and clean the strainer regularly.
3. What Causes My Kitchen Sink And Washing Machine Drains To Clog?
In most homes, the kitchen and laundry drains are connected. When the lint from the laundry drains meets the grease buildup from soap and food products, a nearly solid substance is formed, causing blockage. Using filters and strainers will help, but you’ll also need to get the drains snaked periodically as well.
4. Why Do I Hear A Vibrating Noise In My Pipes?
Noises can be fairly common in plumbing supply lines. If a washer in a faucet or valve is loose, you’ll hear it rattling or knocking. If the sound occurs when you open and close faucets rapidly, it generally means pipes are loose, and can be corrected by anchoring pipes more securely.