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Residential Plumbing FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Residential Plumbing Services in
Los Angeles

Here are the answers to some of the most common questions regarding residential plumbing services. Check below if you have questions, it may be that somebody else asked first.

What should not go down a drain?

All products that can be safely flushed are labeled as such on their packaging. For reference, paper towels, tissues, napkins, and sanitising wipes are all unsuitable for flushing. The issue is that unlike toilet paper, these items don’t dissolve in water and can clog the pipes. Also, avoid flushing any food, dental products, or hair as well.

Why is my water bill up this month?

As with everything in life, water rates can vary depending on where you live. But it’s rare to see a sudden change of more than 20% without explanation. For example, major renovations or new members of your household. If this does happen, it’s likely due to a leak. But if you can’t find one, look for evidence that water is leaking on your property – there could be issues with underground pipes.

What’s the easiest way to lower my water bill?

To reduce your water use, look for ways to save on all appliances and fixtures in your home. Consider purchasing a low flow showerhead or toilet, only running the dishwasher when it’s full, using energy efficient washing machines, and fixing any leaks as soon as you notice them.

Do I need a commercial plumber for my business?

You need a professional plumber when your business cannot fix its own plumbing problem, or doesn’t have enough time for the job. Instead of trying to work on it yourself, call in Plumbers Squad: we can get the job done fast and let you focus on what’s important for your company.

Why do I need a plumber with experience in commercial plumbing?

Not all plumbing companies are able to handle commercial-scale service and maintenance. To get the most reliable, quality service for your business’s plumbing needs, call Plumbers Squad when you need professional help.

Why is my hot water not working?

Older tank water heaters are good for 10 years or more, so they may need an inspection to assess the situation. In some cases, a broken heating element or sensor can be the source of the issue. Turn up the temperature setting on your water heater to see if it produces hotter water. If it doesn’t help, contact our plumbing professionals to take care of it.

How do I keep my pipes from freezing?

Pipes can freeze when the temperature dips below freezing. To avoid this danger, keep your home warm enough and make sure to drain outdoor faucets before winter arrives. Faucet caps may also be used to prevent pipes from bursting in cold weather.

Why are the water pressure and temperature different after someone flushes?

If you notice that hot water suddenly turns cold during your shower, this could be because a large amount of water is flowing out of the shower head. Plumbing fixtures in different parts of the house are often connected to each other. And if someone uses a fixture that alters the flow, then it can have an effect on another.

How do I know if my sewer line is clogged?

Symptoms of a clogged sewer line can include slow drainage at your sinks and toilets. If your problem is only affecting one or two fixtures, try using a plunger or auger to free the blockage in the pipes before calling a plumber. If you notice that your drains are draining slowly or experiencing anything unclear, it may be because something is clogging the pipes. In the worst-case scenario, you may experience a strong odor if your clog is severe.

Why do my pipes rattle and make noise?

Your plumbing may not be properly secured and has made contact with the floor joists. Plumbing Squad can install and secure pipes to ensure they are not attached in a way that will cause noises, such as by using plastic pipe hangers.

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You don’t need to look anywhere else for your residential or commercial plumbing needs. Plumbing Squad is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the latest technology and experienced technicians on staff. Give us a call at (866) 324-9553, or use our contact form to find out more about how we can help today!