Monthly Archives: July 2015

Residential Plumber FAQs

Plumbing is a pretty specialized type of service. Sure, there are plenty of plumbing-related do-it-yourself projects out there, but when it comes to the really technical projects, you need the help of a professional residential plumber. Shoreview homeowners have trusted All Ways Drains for years with all of their plumbing needs. So we thought we would discuss some of the most frequent questions that we get about plumbing and our plumbing services.

Q: What usually causes a faucet to leak?

A: Almost all of the time, a leaky faucet is caused by a bad washer. This can easily be replaced by you, or you can call a residential plumber from All Ways Drains for help if you aren’t sure how to do this on your own.

Q: What is a good way to keep my shower drain from getting clogged?

A: A very inexpensive way to prevent this is to get a trap for the drain. This is a small piece, usually made out of metal or a durable plastic, and it will fit over your shower drain and trap hair. You can easily pull the hair out of this trap or remove the trap itself and put the hair in your trash can after each time you take a shower.

Q: Is it a big deal that my toilet is running all of the time?

A: Yes, this is definitely a big deal! It is wasting water, which impacts Mother Earth and your pocketbook if you pay a monthly water bill.

Q: What are some tips to take care of my garbage disposal and to use it properly?

A: Garbage disposal are very easy to misuse and accidentally break, which means you will have to call in a residential plumber like us to fix it. If you use your garbage disposal to grind food, you should always use cold water to move the food out and through your drain lines. Food with a high fiber content should not go into your garbage disposal, and you should only put food down there that is totally biodegradable. Never put items like bottle caps, clam shells or aluminum foil down into your garbage disposal either. This will definitely cause your disposal to break.

If you would like more information on hiring a residential plumber in Shoreview, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422 or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.