Handy Information to Address Your Atlanta Plumbing Questions
Think about all of the plumbing in your home: you likely have multiple sinks, showers, tubs, toilets, drains, and pipes that all require upkeep to continue working properly. Understanding the intricacies of a plumbing system takes time and hands-on experience. Educating yourself on the basics of your plumbing system can help you recognize both minor and serious issues, and realize when it’s time to rely on professional Atlanta plumbers. We hope our answers to these frequently asked questions (FAQs) will prove useful the next time you are faced with a plumbing problem!
How do I determine which water heater is right for me?
Every home is different, and there are several factors to consider when choosing a water heater. The size of your home, your budget, your frequency of hot water use, and your personal user preferences all impact the type of water heater that will work best for you. A heat pump water heater is a strong choice if you are seeking efficiency and have a large, unoccupied space for installation. The standard tank water heater is the most common water heater due to its low cost of installation and wide selection of models available, but is less efficient than a heat pump water heater. Tankless water heaters are perfect for small homes and customers interested in heating only the water that they need, when they need it. If you still need help deciding, our team of experts can provide water heater recommendations based on your home and your needs.
Can I clean my drains myself?
We highly recommend scheduling a professional drain cleaning service rather than attempting to clean drains yourself. Many homeowners use harsh chemical drain cleaners that don’t remove build-up entirely, causing worse clogs shortly afterward. Homeowners also try using store-bought augers to snake their drains, but these tools are ineffective in an amateur’s hands. You should rely on a professional plumber to handle drain cleaning in your home to ensure that backed-up and clogged drains are completely restored to full working order.
Do I need a sewage pump in my home?
Since most residential sewer systems rely solely on gravity to move sewage from your home’s fixtures to the septic system, a sewage pump can be extremely beneficial. The pump helps move sewage along through your sewer system, preventing blockages. Sewage pumps require a very particular installation process, and should only be set up by knowledgeable professionals.
What are the benefits of a whole-home water filtration system?
Even if you have a water filter installed directly on your kitchen faucet, you are still coming into contact with unfiltered water when you take a shower or brush your teeth. Whole-home water filtration systems ensure that all the water you use in your day-to-day life is clean and safe.
What are the signs that I have a water leak in my home?
Water leaks can be difficult to find and diagnose, especially for the average homeowner. It’s important to keep your eyes out for warning signs that may indicate a water leak. Some common signs include spots of mold and mildew growth, wet patches in your yard or around your property, water damage spots on your floor, ceiling, or walls, and sudden increases in your water bill. If you suspect a water leak is present in your home, call our team of skilled plumbers immediately.
How do I know if my plumbing problem is an emergency?
While every plumbing issue should be taken care of as soon as possible to prevent damage and further problems, certain issues should be considered emergencies and treated right away by a professional plumber. You might be facing a plumbing emergency if you aren’t receiving water from any of the taps or fixtures in your home, if a pipe has burst, or if you have multiple backed-up drains within your plumbing system. Quick Action Plumbers offers 24/7 service, so don’t hesitate to call us when you have an emergency on your hands!
Should I fix my kitchen garbage disposal by myself?
We do not recommend DIY repair jobs for your garbage disposal! These units can be extremely dangerous to handle, and require specific knowledge to troubleshoot and repair. A garbage disposal needs to be properly installed and sealed to function without damaging your kitchen sink. The only thing we suggest homeowners do on their own is press the reset button on the bottom of the unit.
If you still have plumbing questions you need help with, call us today at (770) 854-0755 to talk with a skilled technician!