Frequently Asked Questions About Plumbing
A. If you delay putting off needed plumbing repairs, like a water leak, for example, the overall amount of damage to your home and plumbing could become very costly. That doesn’t include the possible increase to your water bill each month, until the leak is fixed. If you delay plumbing repairs, over time excess moisture may lead to mold or mildew growth. Mold is a serious problem, especially since it can cause serious respiratory issues.
Our Covina plumbing company does sewer line camera inspections. This is a great tool to find issues within your sewer lines and get them repaired immediately. If sewage backs up into your home the smell is the least of your issues; it will also introduce harmful bacteria into your living space.
Plumbing issues could have an impact on your health and wellbeing; don’t put them off.
Q. Is there a drain cleaning product that would make my drains flow better?
A. We don’t recommend using chemical drain cleaners in your pipes because over time it could damage them, but there are alternative methods to helping your drains flow better. One method is an enzyme drain cleaner, which is a safer because it isn’t a chemical. Enzymes (bacteria) that naturally feed on hair and food waste (the most common clog culprits), digest the waste, then reproduce throughout your septic system. The plus side? They work. Con side? It takes a bit longer for the enzymes to be effective and doesn’t do much to unclog a drain.
Q. What's the difference between hard and soft water?
A. Hard water contains calcium, magnesium, and other minerals. Soft water is water that’s treated to remove those harmful minerals. Soft water won’t damage your pipes, but hard water will. The minerals in hard water buildup over time and cause clogs, backups, and can harm your water heater from sediment buildup, which can be a costly fix. Having a certified Covina plumber install a whole-home water softener in your home will go a long way in ensuring your plumbing system stays healthier; longer.