There are many things that could wrong with your plumbing – which is one of the things in our home that we pray never goes wrong. If you are new to Covington or the surrounding areas and are experiencing difficulties with your plumbing, contact A Better Plumbing Services. They are the expert plumbers and can help you fix any problem, big or small. In fact, they recently launched a blog of questions that they are frequently asked. A few of these questions are listed below.
One of the main questions our plumbers are asked is, “Why did my water bill increase suddenly?” A spike in your water bill can come from explainable things such as relatives visiting for the week or if you are renovating a bathroom in your home. However, if there doesn’t seem to be a direct cause as to why the bill increased, there could be a different problem. If you notice an unexpected increase in your bill, it is likely that there is a leak around your home. With this in mind, be sure to check around your property and to keep an eye out for leaky facets or running toilets. Running toilets make go unnoticed in the short term, but will become very noticeable when your bill arrives.
Another question our plumbers are asked is, “How can I prevent smelly drains?” Drain fixtures have ‘traps’ that are designed to block unwanted smells from making their way back into your bathroom or kitchen. If those traps are fine and tightly sealed, there will be no smell. If the traps are not sealed, you will definitely be facing unwanted scents. Thankfully, fixing smelly drains is easy. Contact a professional plumber in order to change our your drain’s trap. If the plumber finds that your drain’s trap is fine, that may be an indicator of a broken drainpipe. One of the easiest ways to prevent this problem is to pour water down drains in your home that are not frequently used; this will stop the drain’s trap from drying out.
Our plumbers are also frequently asked, “Why is my water pressure so low?” Low water pressure can be a result of several things, but it is usually a problem related to your water line or your shutoff valve. If you check your water line and shutoff valve and they are in good shape, next check your pipes. If the diameter of your pipe to your shower is not large enough, that could be the direct cause of low water pressure. Corrosion in your pipes can clog your pipes and cause low water pressure, as well.
This blog is a guest blog that was contributed by A Better Plumbing Services. If your plumbing question was not answered by this blog, check out our blog here. A Better Plumbing Services is located off of I-20 in Conyers, Georgia but they serve 14 counties including Newton, Clayton, Cobb, Walton, Gwinnett and DeKalb. They also have a 24/7 Emergency Response Plumber service in case you have a plumbing issue that can’t wait until the morning!