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Top Four Plumbing Questions Answered

Plumbing problems are top concerns for many people who own a house, especially when one plumbing fixture starts to create a mess or inconvenience. Not only can they cause problems, but they can be costly as well if the homeowner failed to address the issues immediately.

Here at Oasis Plumbers, we are here to get you and your concerns covered by answering the top (4) four plumbing questions that are commonly asked by most homeowners. While some plumbing issues are easy to address, some are best left to a professional plumber to prevent worsening the problem.

Below Are The Top (4) Plumbing Questions & Answers:

(1) Why Does My Toilet Keep Running?

This question is undoubtedly one of the most commonly asked plumbing questions. In most cases, this issue is caused by an old or worn-out flapper as it won’t be able to hold or seal up the bottom of your toilet tank properly, which eventually allows the water to pass constantly from the tank into the toilet bowl. That is why if you suspect that your flapper is worn-out, it is better to replace it immediately to prevent further damages.

(2) What Can I & Cannot Put Down In My Garbage Disposal?

Garbage disposal is designed for mashing and grinding up small food particles or waste. The premier function of garbage disposal is to take these food particles and shred them into small pieces that won’t clog your drain or pipes.

Things You Can Put Down In Your Garbage Disposal:

  • Scraps of cooked meat
  • Fruits & vegetable scraps
  • Some leftovers
  • Citrus rinds

Things You Cannot Put Down In Your Garbage Disposal:

  • Eggshells
  • Coffee grounds
  • Bones
  • Animal fats
  • Grease
  • Plastic Materials

(3) Why Is There Never Enough Hot Water?

There are (2) two possible reasons you run out of hot water so quickly, and these could be your faulty electric water heater and gas hot water tank.

  • If you own an electric water heater, a faulty heating element could be the main reason why you run out of hot water.
  • When it comes to your gas hot water tank, it could be the dip tube that gets shorter over time, causing the cold water to mix with the hot water.

(4) Why Does My Drain Get Clogged?

In most cases, drains do get clogged because some homeowners are not mindful about what they put down in the drain, especially in the kitchen. Some drainage systems, like in the bathroom, get blocked due to hair residues, skin flakes, and other scrums. One should always be mindful of what they put down in the drain to prevent messy clogs or leakages onto the floor. 

Moreover, when it comes to plumbing emergencies, you can rely on the professionals of Oasis Plumbers. We have an emergency plumber that can fix just any plumbing issues you are experiencing right now. Whether you need faucet repair or sewer line repair, we got you covered. So, if you need quality plumbing services, be sure to hire Oasis Plumbers today!

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