First, check the valves under your sink to make sure they are fully open. Check rubber washers or seals for deterioration. Calcium and lime buildup will also cause low water pressure.
In general, faucet dimensions and sink openings are standard throughout the plumbing industry, so the answer is usually yes. There are a few exceptions, so check the size of the sink opening and give us a call.
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.
Yes. You want to make sure they’re not stuck in the open position just when you have a water emergency! Do the same periodic check for the shutoff valves on your sinks, tubs and toilets as well.
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. If the sound is really bothersome, we can add air chambers at the end of long pipe runs. Call us to discuss noise reduction in your plumbing system.
The main culprits are tree roots, and once they’ve blocked the line, there is very little you can do. Our plumbing professionals can snake the line to get it as clear as possible and then use copper sulfide products to kill the remaining vegetation. But odds are the sewer line may need to be replaced at some point.
This is usually due to a sediment buildup in your tank. As water heaters grow older, they accumulate sediment and lime deposits. If these deposits are not removed periodically, the sediment will create a barrier between the burner and the water, greatly reducing the water heater’s performance level.