No one wants to call a plumber. Everyone would love it if their plumbing issues when away on their own, or if the fix were simple. Sometimes this happens – but in other cases, waiting to call the plumber can actually result in more serious and expensive problems. Keep reading to get answers to some questions you might have about plumbing services, and then contact Econo West at 661-947-2653 to find out if the issue you are dealing with needs to be handled by a professional.
Why Does My Toilet Constantly Run?
In most cases, a toilet is always running is a toilet with a failed flapper. This is the rubber valve at the bottom of the tank of your toilet. It drops down once there is enough water in your bowl, but if it does not drop down, then the bowl will continue to fill. It might be that the flapper itself is cracked, decayed, or otherwise damaged, or it could be that there is something else going on. It is best to call for toilet repair for this issue.
How Can I Keep My Drain from Clogging?
The easiest way is to prevent debris from going down your drain. This includes hair, oil, grease, and pieces of food. You can buy a drain filter that prevents these things from going down. They are only a few dollars and can save you by not requiring repairs. If you have a minor clog, try running some vinegar and baking soda down the sink. If this does not work, call us. Do not use drain cleaning chemicals as they can cause serious damage to your pipes.
What is Causing My Dishwasher to Not Drain Correctly?
It is most commonly an issue with mineral deposits either in the pipes themselves or an issue with a leaky inlet valve. If you want to know if you likely have a serious issue, empty your dishwasher and run a cycle when it is empty. After it has run for a few seconds, cancel the cycle and open up the door. If there is no water there then your dishwasher is working correctly. If there is water, then you likely need to replace the inlet valve.
What Causes Pipes to Corrode?
There are many different things that can lead to pipe corrosion, but in most cases it has to do with water quality. Some of the issues affecting whether or not there is corrosion include how much oxygen there is in the water, chemicals in the water, the pH levels of the water, the water temperature, and the water pressure.
If you have additional questions or you are ready to get help from a plumber who is experienced, we welcome your call to Econo West at 661-947-2653. Reach out now and let us get started.