One Call Plumbing Blog: Archive for December, 2018

Plumbing Jobs That Should Never be “Do It Yourself”

Homeowner Looking Very Concerned Under Bathroom Sink

We’re really not trying to challenge you with that blog title. We’re simply trying to help you avoid unnecessary costs and panicked calls to an emergency plumber in Raleigh & Durham, NC. While we’ll be there quickly to help with whatever your plumbing problem may be, we’d like to assist you in preventing a problem to begin with. That said, what are some plumbing problems and plumbing jobs that should simply be left to the pros?

Drain and Sewer Cleaning

We’re not talking about a superficial clog. For instance, if there is
hair near the surface of your bathroom sink drain, you could probably
remove it yourself. If it’s a little stubborn, maybe a plunger and a bit
of elbow grease will help. But for drain clogs deeper in the line that
you just can’t get to, we urge you to call the pros—this is usually the
sign of a much bigger problem—the clog is merely a symptom.

When your drains become dirty and clogged from things like soap scum,
too much hair, FOG (fats, oils, and …

Can Your Water Meter Help You Detect a Leak?

Pipe With Water Leak

Have you found yourself struggling with or questioning higher-than-normal water bills? It’s natural to expect costs to fluctuate from month to month. But if you find this utility bill skyrocketing with no obvious explanation, it’s time to take a closer look at what’s going on with your plumbing in Raleigh & Durham, NC.

Even the seemingly smallest plumbing leaks can significantly impact your water bills over time. In fact, according to the United States EPA’s WaterSense website, if a faucet were leaking at one drop per second, you’d be wasting 3,000 gallons of water per year! Of course, we don’t you’d let a faucet go on leaking for that long just because of the nuisance noise it makes! But, what if there’s a small, dripping leak hidden behind a wall that you don’t know about?

Leak Detection

Well the good news is, there is a way to test your plumbing
system for leaks by observing changes in your water meter, even if you
don’t actually see or hear a leak occurring. Follow these steps, …