Plumbing Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find answers to the most common plumbing questions we get asked. Still can't find what you're looking for? Our plumbers are available day and night to answer any question you may have. Give us a call or text. You can also reach out to us through our website!

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Q: What should i do about a clogged toilet/drain?

There are a lot of do it yourself methods for unclogging a toilet or drain. From the baking soda and vinegar technique, to plungers, coat hangers, and purchasing a toilet snake, all of these methods can work but are not guaranteed. Your best bet is to call Affordable Professional Plumbing. Not only will we unclog your toilet or sink, we’ll ensure the same thing doesn’t happen again any time soon.

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Q: Why is my shower pressure so weak?

Poor water pressure can be caused by hard-water buildup in pipes, hot water tank issues such as sediment buildup, or a problem with the water line such as it being pinched. Regular maintenance should stop these things from happening but if they have happened, you’ll need to call in a professional, insured plumber.

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Q: What should i do during a plumbing emergency?

Call or text us immediately!  And, if there is potential for electrical danger, keep as far away from the emergency site as possible.

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Q: What should i do if the toilet won't stop running?

There’s a simple fix for this. The water level in your toilet’s tank is controlled by a floating cap. By going inside your tank, you can adjust the cap. If it keeps happening, you may need a replacement. Get in touch with Affordable Professional Plumbing and we can do the job quickly and affordably.

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Q: What are the benefits of a low flush toilet?

Water conservation and in association, cost savings. By using less water, you’ll be helping the planet and saving yourself on water bills!

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Q: Why does my toilet clog easily?

If you find that your toilet is clogging easily all the time, chances are there’s a large obstruction in there that is being added to every time you flush. Something that contributes to this is the use of too much toilet paper, or the flushing of absorbent materials such as tampons. You could also be experiencing water flow issues or venting issues. Give Affordable Professional Plumbing a call and we’ll assess the situation for you and figure out the best, most affordable repair!

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Q: How do i unclog my toilet?

Grab the plunger! Stop the bowl from filling by controlling the flapper in your toilet’s tank, and get plunging. If this doesn’t help, there may be a bigger problem in which case you’ll have to call in the pros.

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Q: One of my taps has a very low water supply. what could be causing this?

This could be caused by a problem with the tap’s aerator or a leak somewhere along its pipeline. If you cannot fix the problem by cleaning the aerator, you may be dealing with a bigger issue.

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Q: How do i shut off the water to the entire house?

Look for the main valve to your house. It will usually be inside by your water meter in the basement. Then, just turn it clockwise until it stops. There will be residual water in the pipes if you run a tap but it will clear out with use.