Onyx Professional Plumbers

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Frequently Asked Questions About Plumbing Problems 

In Foley, Alabama, Onyx plumbers often field a variety of common questions. Some of them concern dripping faucets, frequently clogged drains, and issues with low water pressure. Many homeowners are curious about the frequency of sewer line cleanings and why their water heater might not be producing hot water. They also often want to understand whether to repair or replace leaking pipes and what the differences are between tank and tankless water heaters. Common toilet issues, such as continuous running, are a frequent topic of inquiry. Questions about handling plumbing emergencies and the role of a grinder pump in their sewage system are also quite common among Foley residents.

Why is my faucet dripping?

Dripping faucets are usually caused by worn-out components, which can be due to normal wear and tear or high water pressure.

Why does my drain get clogged so often?

This could be due to a variety of reasons, including incorrect pipe installation, pipe damage, or an accumulation of grease, hair, or foreign objects.

What is the cause of low water pressure in my house?

Low water pressure could be due to various issues, including a malfunctioning pressure regulator, corroded pipes, or clogged aerators.

How often should I have my sewer line cleaned?

The frequency of sewer line cleaning depends on the age and condition of the pipes, but a general rule of thumb is every 18 to 24 months.

Why is my water heater not producing hot water?

This could be due to several reasons, including a malfunctioning thermostat, a tripped circuit breaker, or a faulty heating element.

Should I repair or replace my leaking pipes?

This depends on the severity and location of the leak, as well as the condition and age of the pipes. Your plumber can provide the best advice after an inspection.

What's the difference between a tank and tankless water heater?

A traditional tank water heater stores and heats water in a large tank, while a tankless water heater heats water on demand, which can be more energy-efficient.

Why is my toilet running?

A running toilet can be caused by various issues, including a flapper that doesn't seal correctly, a fill valve problem, or an incorrectly sized or tangled lift chain.

What should I do in case of a plumbing emergency?

Most plumbers advise shutting off the main water valve and then calling a professional plumber immediately.

What is a grinder pump, and why might I need one?

A grinder pump grinds up sewage from your home and pumps it into the public sewer system. It's typically needed in homes where the sewer lines are at a higher elevation than the home, or where gravity sewage flow isn't possible.

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  • 7872 Calverton St

    Foley, AL 36535

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