If you have a plumbing question, you may find the answer in our frequently asked questions below. At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of West Houston, we take customer education seriously. From explaining the changes made to your system to providing tips on how to avoid recurring issues, we do our best to help you keep your plumbing system working effectively.
Here are the most popular questions received from our customers.
If you travel away from home, your water might be discolored when you open up your tap. This should clear up within a minute or so. When water sits in the pipes, sediment settles into the water, especially if you have metal pipes or an older plumbing system. However, if you continue to have discolored water when you run the hot water heater, your water heater may need to be repaired. Call us to make sure that your water is safe to drink.
In West Houston, TX, winter temperatures dropped to the teens and subzero temperatures. When freezing water expands and full pipes, the pipes may burst. You can prevent this by insulating pipes and setting your thermostats to prevent the water inside them from freezing. Contact bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of West Houston to conduct an evaluation of your plumbing system to determine if your pipes are ready for the winter.
Leaky toilets are the number one culprit when it comes to high water utility bills. The water in the tank can continuously run into the overflow pipe, causing your high water bills. Our certified Technicians diagnose and fix the problem quickly so that your water bill returns to normal. We can also check the rest of your plumbing system to make sure no other leaks will drain away your money.
A PRV and pipes made of a reliable material guarantee your clean water source. Water comes to your home from far away. It’s first transported under pressure to the local water company reservoir. If you have low-quality pipes, they may not hold up under the pressure needed to transport the water from the municipal water source to your faucet.
Your garbage disposal can handle soft, edible material. Avoid non-organic materials such as coffee grounds and bones. If you need a new garbage disposal, we can install one for you in a matter of minutes.
These FAQs on drain cleaning help you determine when there’s a problem with your drain system. A good rule of thumb is to refer any problems you can’t fix with a plunger to bluefrog Plumbing + Drain.
You can often clear clogs with a plunger. Do not put harsh chemicals down your drain without consulting a plumber. This can erode your pipes and end up costing you a lot more money than hiring a plumber.
During a camera inspection, we put a video camera on the end of a rigid line. We use it to find the location of the clog or create a video for insurance purposes. Using a video camera often Allows us to fix the problem more quickly.
The sewer cleanout is usually located outside of your home between the foundation and the connection to the municipal sewer system. If you are unsure where your sewer cleanout is, give us a call and our technician will show you where it’s located.
This is one of our most popular FAQ’s. You can try the plunger and wait a few minutes to determine if the clog has cleared. If not, we are available day and night for emergency plumbing calls.
Pour a capful of bleach or vinegar down the drain. If this doesn’t work, pour in more of the liquid. Bleach and vinegar break up grease, food and waste that accumulates in the U-bend. Turn on a fan or open a window to clear the air.
Many of our customers submit FAQs on water heaters. Your water heater is essential to convenient, modern living. However, it can be dangerous if you don’t maintain it carefully.
There are two kinds of water heaters, Conventional and tankless. Both have advantages and disadvantages. For example, traditional water heaters provide sufficient hot water for most homes, but they aren’t as efficient as the more recent tankless models. Tankless systems heat water more efficiently but may be a challenge for large families that use a lot of hot water.
If you have a problem with a water heater that you bought more than eight years ago, it makes more sense to replace it than to repair it. Chances are, you could pour money into fixing your current tank only to have to repair it again in the future.
If your hot water heater stops working that doesn’t necessarily mean you need a new one. Most hot water heaters can generate hot water for at least an hour. Just wait a few minutes and try again if you have been running multiple appliances using hot water. If the problem persists, give us a call to inspect and fix your hot water heater.
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