Dealing with plumbing issues can be overwhelming. We’ve put together ten commonly asked questions about home plumbing for your reference. Living Water Mechanical, your local Kelowna plumbing company, is also available to answer any questions you may have.
Turn off the water at the main valve to prevent further water damage. Stop water from leaking to other areas or levels of your home. Turn off the electricity to affected areas to avoid shock or potential electrocution.
Regularly inspect areas like showers, tubs, toilets, sinks, and underneath cabinets. Check for cracked tiles, missing grout, caulking, drips, and walls for any soft spots, dampness, or discoloration.
A plunger will work wonders for a clogged toilet or kitchen sink. For bathtubs and bathroom sinks, you may need to remove hair from the drain or use a snake to remove debris further down in the pipe.
Shut off the water at the toilet supply valve. Check other plumbing to see if it is in working condition. If it is isolated to one toilet, you can use a plunger to unclog it. If it is a more widespread problem, contact a plumber.
If your bathroom or kitchen faucet is old, your water bill could be higher than needed. With new, eco-friendly equipment, you can better control the water flow from your faucet and reduce flow by as much as 30 percent.
Some things that may indicate a plumbing problem include high water bills, change in water pressure, unreliable hot water, water leaks, damp areas, or stains on the ceiling or walls.
The water shut off valve is typically located where water first enters your home. If you still can’t find it, check your property inspection report from when you purchased your home or contact a plumber for assistance.
A tankless water is a cost-effective approach to hot water as the water is heated on demand, which will result in a reduced energy bill over time.
To handle plumbing jobs, you need essential tools, materials, skills, and knowledge. You should also make sure you have money set aside in case something goes wrong.
Garbage disposals are only designed to break up soft debris. Never put things like bones, coffee grounds, or eggshells in your garbage disposal. Run water after use to help flush the drain.