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The Most Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

The Most Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

Your home's plumbing probably isn't something that comes to your mind very often unless an emergency issue comes up. One day, you might wake up to a seemingly minor plumbing problem like a dripping faucet or a more severe problem that requires an emergency plumber like a backflow. Regardless of the seriousness of the problem, homeowners need to be equipped to respond to any plumbing emergencies. Determining how serious a plumbing issue is or if you need a plumber can be difficult. We have some frequently asked plumbing questions that may be able to help you decide on the right course of action!

You may notice a water stain on a wall or ceiling but inspect it closer to find the source you can't find it. This might be an indication of a plumbing leak. The cause of plumbing leaks can often be difficult to find because water can end up far from the original source. When this happens, finding the origin of the leak becomes challenging. Finding and repairing plumbing leaks can be a complicated task. We recommend that you leave these kinds of jobs to our professional plumbers. 

Why is my toilet running is one of the most frequently asked plumbing questions. A constantly running toilet can waste a considerable amount of water. A running toilet is usually caused by the flapper not closing on and making a seal around the flush valve. Jiggling the handle to close the flapper will usually fix this issue. If the flapper is worn or damaged and not sealing properly, you will likely need the flapper replaced. This is generally an easy fix you can do yourself.

Usually, drains get clogged because people are not careful of what ends up going down the drain, especially in the kitchen. Bathroom sink drains, or shower drains usually get clogged from soap residues and hair. Being conscious of what you put down your drain can help prevent clogs. You can hire the professional plumbers at Budget Plumbing & Heating for drain cleaning or use a drain cleaner to unclog your drain. We recommend using a non-toxic drain cleaner if that's the route you decide to go. Most drain cleaners are made of toxic chemicals that can ruin your piped from the inside, causing more severe damage. 

Drain system damage is often caused by natural wear and tear, but sometimes that isn't the case. DIY repairs, putting things that aren't supposed to go down the drain, and even toxic drain cleaners can cause damage to drain systems. Some signs of a damaged drain are gurgling sounds, slow draining water, a raised water level in the toilet, wet walls, puddles on the floor, cracks and ground failure and a strong odour coming from the drain. If you suspect your drain might be damaged or notice any of these signs, contact our plumbing professionals immediately!

Several factors can contribute to low water pressure in your home. Pipe blockages, leaks, deposit buildups or corroded pipes are a few. If only one fixture in your home has low water pressure, you might be able to solve the issue by fixing that one fixture or its pipes. If the low water pressure issue affects your entire home, that might indicate a more severe problem. If you can't locate the source of the problem or aren't sure what step to take next, contact our expert plumbers. We can help you find the cause of the issue and get your water pressure back to normal.

Some of these problems might seem like easy fixes you can do yourself. Still, we always recommend contacting a professional plumber to ensure the job is done right. Budget Plumbing & Heating have been serving the Regina area for over 35 years! As your trusted local plumbers, we complete every job to the highest standard! We also offer 24-hour emergency plumbing services! Contact Budget Plumbing & Heating today, and we will help with all your plumbing and heating needs!