Frequently Asked Questions About Your Plumbing
Your home's plumbing is a complicated system. That is why we always recommend that Portland homeowners contact a certified, licensed plumber, such as our professionals at Mick's Plumbing, to help them with any issues. We've also provided the answers to your most frequently asked questions below to give you some insight into your home's plumbing.
How Do I Unclog My Toilet?
The simplest way to unclog your toilet is to use a plunger. However, if you don't have a plunger available, you can fill your toilet with laundry detergent or dish soap, and a pot of boiling water. Wait a few moments, and then try to flush.
How Do I Know If I Have a Leak?
High water bills can often be attributed to running toilets or leaky faucets. Carefully inspect all the faucets in your home for visible leaks, especially under the sink. With your toilet, you can lift the toilet bowl tank lid and listen for unusual sounds, usually a hissing. If you notice any worrisome sounds or sights, it's time to call a plumber.
Why Is My Shower Water Pressure Low?
Your shower's water pressure can drop while other faucets in the home are running due to faulty plumbing systems. Pipe or patch leaks are the usual culprits and may need an expert's inspection.
How Can I Prevent Frozen Pipes?
The winter season can cause your pipes to freeze if you don't take precautions. Allow your faucets to drip slightly throughout the day to keep water flowing. If you're planning to leave home for a few days, let the faucets consistently drip while you're gone.