1. How can I extend the life of my water heater?
A water heater is an important investment in your home and a crucial factor in keeping your home’s plumbing working properly. To extend the life of your water heater, regular maintenance is key. Either you or an Oswalt's plumbing expert can regularly empty the water heater to clear it of any sediment. Replace the anode rod to prevent the bottom of the machine from rusting.
2. Clogged drains
When a drain gets clogged in your home, whether it is in your kitchen, laundry room, bathrooms or basement, it is important to address the issue right away. Preventing clogs is easier than you think. Here are a couple of tips:
Use drain covers that can catch food scraps, hair or any other materials before they enter your pipes.
Avoid throwing anything down the drain or into the toilet that could cause blockages - this includes being cautious with your garbage disposal and always tossing out grease or oil in the trash can. Be careful what you put down your garbage disposal.
3. Running toilet
A running toilet is not only a nuisance but can prove costly with the added expense to your utility bill. If your toilet is running, it is likely that you have an issue with one of three things:
- Fill tube
- Flapper chain
Examine your tank when it is running to see if you can identify the issue. Sometimes a repair is as simple as tightening the flapper chain or adjusting the fill height. When professional service is needed, the plumbing experts at Oswalt's are here to help 24/7, when you need service most.
4. Do I have a Plumbing Emergency?
A Plumbing Emergency is as follows:
A water leak that cannot be stopped without turning off the entire house.
A sewage stoppage that involves the entire plumbing system.
I have a leak!
Should you experience a leak in your home, determine where the leak originates. Once this is done, TURN OFF THE WATER TO THE SOURCE and then call for an appointment to have the problem corrected.
The faucets in your home are not watertight. If water is splashed or poured on top of the faucets, it can leak into the cabinet below.
Who Do I Call in the Event of an Emergency?
Oswalt's Sewer Rooter & Plumbing Repair offers 24/7 Emergency Residential Plumbing Services