Helpful Tips for Common Plumbing Problems
If you have no hot water a number of things could possibly be the cause. If you’re suffering from hot water loss, before the call with us you can do these tips:
- Check the power
- Ensure that the power supply to the boiler is on and that the fuse is working correctly
- Check the supply
- Make sure that the gas or oil supply is turned on
- Check the programmer & thermostat.
- Check the pump
- Have a quick check to make sure that your pump is running by feeling the side of the pump for motion
- Check the pilot light
- If your boiler has a pilot light, check that it is lit.
- If none of these checks solve the problem then it’s time to call ALFA Plumbing to fix this problem.
Clogged Drain or slow
All plumbing systems develop clogs there’s simply no way to avoid it. We call up customers to stay away from any type of over-the-counter drain cleaner! Instead, give us a call to clear the slow or clogged the drain. As well as, follow these maintenance tips to keep your drains moving smoothly.An easy way for remedy Plumbing Problems:
Place a strainer over kitchen and bathroom drains if they don’t already have one to prevent hair, pieces of soap, and other debris from slipping through. Clean the strainer as needed.
Every so often removes the tub and sink pop-up stoppers and rinses them off.
Some tubs, showers, and basement floor drains have strainers that are screwed into the drain opening. You can easily remove them and reach down into the drain with a bent wire to clear out accumulated debris.
Pour grease into a coffee can to dispose of with your regular trash – not in your disposal.
Flush your kitchen drain with cold water before, during, and after using your garbage disposal. Cold water helps prevent food particles from clinging to the inside of your pipes.
If your clothes washer empties into a laundry tub, be sure to use a lint sock at the end of the discharge hose.
Don’t place or store small items above your toilet that can easily fall into the bowl and cause problems.
With a little bit of planning – and very little effort – you can keep your drains clear and your nerves calm. If a clog or backup does occur and you live in North York, contact us and one of our drain cleaning specialists can get to you immediately and clear your drain in no time.