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4 Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

There’s a lot of information out there about plumbing and plumbing systems. But how much of that do you actually need to know as a homeowner? And where do you go when you have questions about plumbing? Don’t worry, your local Calgary plumber is here to answer some of your most frequently asked plumbing-related questions.

Why is my toilet constantly running?

There are a couple of reasons that your toilet might be constantly running. These can include:

  1. The flapper needs replacement.
  2. You may need to trim the chain that connects the flapper to the handle.
  3. The float valve requires some height adjustment.

These are relatively simple and easy problems to fix. Now, if fixing or adjusting any of these doesn’t stop your toilet’s constant running, then it’s best that you give your preferred local Calgary plumber a call.

Are chemical drain cleaners safe to use?

Although they’re relatively safe in terms of availability on the market and for a single, one-time use, it’s recommended that you avoid using chemical drain cleaners. These cleaners can cause your toilet bowl to deteriorate over time – they can also cause your pipes, if metal, to deteriorate, and can also cause plastic pipes to heat up and warp over time. It’s recommended that you avoid using chemical drain cleaners at all costs.

Why am I running out of hot water?

If you find yourself frequently running out of hot water, then it’s likely that your water heater simply cannot keep up with household demand. If you have a traditional water heater with a tank, that means that you’re going through its reservoir faster than it can replenish the supply. If that’s the case, then you might want to consider upgrading to either a larger tank or to a tankless water heater.

What shouldn’t I put in my garbage disposal?

There are the obvious things that shouldn’t go down the garbage disposal, such as utensils, but there are a couple of other things that you should avoid putting down the garbage disposal. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Coffee grounds
  • Grease
  • Eggshells
  • Onion skins
  • Potato peels

Hopefully, these questions have gone a long way to answering some of your plumbing-related questions. If you have more questions, then you should give your local Calgary plumber a call or check their website for more plumbing-related information and knowledge. Westhills Plumbing and Heating is here for you if you’ve got plumbing-related questions. Visit our website today!

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