Orsack Plumbing Company supplies a number of plumbing services to the commercial businesses and residential homes in the Greater Montgomery and North Harris County, Texas area since 2000. We are fully licensed and insured to offer our professional expertise and services at prices that are affordable. Our technicians are trained, experienced, and skilled in the field and utilize high-end products and equipment exclusive to licensed professionals to ensure maximum results. We are dedicated to bringing friendly customer service to the community on top of superior execution on our workmanship. In an effort to extend our customer service online, we have compiled a frequently asked questions list. If you have any further questions, we encourage you to call Orsack Plumbing Company and we will oblige in answering them.
Most Common Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions & Answers
1. WHY IS MY FAUCET DRIPPING?
It is common for faucets to drip, and the problem usually has a relatively simple solution. An easy replacement or rebuild to the internal mechanisms is usually the primary option. It’s an easy and inexpensive fix. To extend the life of your faucet avoid using too much force to turn off the faucet, just be gentle.
2. HOW DO I PREVENT LEAKING PIPES?
Periodically inspect your pipes. If you notice rust or lime deposits on them, it is an indication a leak is about to develop. By performing an occasional inspection you will repair the small issues before it turns into a catastrophe. Pipes that are leaking can damage floors and structures, as well as personal property that will be far more costly than if the problem was detected early and repaired.
3. HOW CAN I PROLONG THE LIFE OF ALL MY PLUMBING FIXTURES AND WATER HEATER?
The best way to prolong the life of your plumbing fixtures and extend the life of your water heater is to install a water softener or water conditioner in your home. These systems are designed to stop scale build-up, protect pipes and fixtures and make all appliances that use water more efficient.
4. WHY CAUSES CLOGGED DRAINS?
Drains are typically clogged because people do not put limitations on them, particularly kitchen drains. Bathroom drains get clogged because of the oil residue from soaps, shampoos and volumes of hair that buildup. Be more conscious of what you allow to be put in the drains and treat them regularly with a drain cleaner.
5. WHY IS MY WATER HEATER LEAKING?
Leaky water heaters usually are the result of a tank bottom that has rusted. Repairs may be be possible short term, but ultimately, you will need a new heater.
6. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED IF MY TOILET IS RUNNING CONSTANTLY?
Yes, as it is more than annoyance, it is a waste of water and money. Consistently running toilets can cost almost $100 extra annually on your water bills. If the toilet continues to run into the bowl after the toilet is flushed, it is because some part of the mechanism is faulty and needs to be replaced.
7. WHAT CAN I PUT SAFELY DOWN MY GARBAGE DISPOSAL?
Remember to always run cold water when operating the garbage disposal to push the debris all the way down the drain lines. Fats and grease congeal and harden in cold water and can be flushed through the system. Hot water should not be used because it can dissolve fats and grease, which make the drain line clogged. Most biodegradable food waste can be put through the disposers. Do not try to grind clam or oyster shells, cornhusks or other material with high fiber content. Never put glass, plastic or metal non-food materials through the garbage disposal. Bottle caps, tin covers or aluminum foil are primary examples. For maintenance, grinding a little ice or vinegar ice cubes actually help clean the disposer by scraping away stubborn deposits or citric acid and pulp. You can also run orange or lemon peelings to clean away the deposits and to get rid of odors.
8. WILL USING A GARBAGE DISPOSAL CLOG MY PIPES?
Using the garbage disposal properly will not clog your pipes.
9. WHY DOES WATER BACK UP IN MY GARBAGE DISPOSAL WHEN I OPERATE THE DISHWASHER?
Food left in the garbage disposal can make the water back up into the garbage disposal and then the sink during a dishwasher’s cycling. The dishwasher and the garbage disposal share drainage pipes and you will have plumbing issues if you do not ensure that food particles from the disposal are cleared before using the dishwasher.
10. HOW LONG DOES A WATER HEATER LAST?
There are a number of factors that can project the life expectancy of your water heater. The quality of the water heater, proper and diligent maintenance, installation efficiency, and how often it is used are all considerations. Generally, if a warranty is good for 10 years, you can expect it to last that and with proper maintenance as much as 12 years.